Oh man I took my first neurontin last night. I was told to take only one a couple of hours before bed for the first 3 days, becuase they may make me drowsy. Then take one in the morning also for a couple of days then work into a third in the middle of the day. I am starting neurontin because the effexor is not helping the pain at all....so trying something else. I am so depressed today. I am crying all day and am thinking suicidal thoughts YIKES! Has anyone else gotten depressed taking neurontin? It's only been one dose, so I am hoping it will not last as I get used to the drug in my system. Man this sucks. It's my day off (I work retail so don't get many weekends off) and I just want to stay in bed.