Gabapentin and klonopin

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put me on klonopin and it was like i had no more anxiety all of a sudden i was mr smooth,confident,happy, worrie free which is a good thing i guess but klonopin is addictive and a narcotic neurontin/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> is non narcotic.
Could someone please share their experiences with using Gabapentin for the use in treating anxiety?I presently am taking 1800mg per day and have been since Feb of 07 and feel little improvement.
Gabapentin - 300 mg. - 1 capsule 4 x daily and then there's the klonopin .5 mg - 1 upon waking and 1 at noon. please note that she is throwing up red flags that she is also going manic again. the manias seem to come about every 4-6 months. THEY ARE BAD and she has to be hospitalized. she has been to so many drs trying to get stabilized and on the "right" drug combo to allow her to be functional. we are at a loss...dont know which way to turn anymore and what to do to help.
i used to be prescribed this medication (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span>) for GHB withdrawals and as a mood stabilizer and I did abuse it. most of the time at dosages of 8 to 12 800mg tablets at a time and I just wanted to caution anyone who might take alot of it that it did make me have seizures from time to time at dosages as low as 8 400mg capsules. just a cautionary note.
I have had conversations about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> (and my intolerance to it) and I have learned through my own trial and error that it does take time for your body to adjust. I also know (through googling many different medications) that each time you adjust the dosage, that your body can have side effects. The side effects should get better as your body adjusts, but if they don't, you should definitely talk to your doctor about it.
So, I would say it's better than klonopin. He probably gave him the Gab for the klonopin WD and so the WD wouldn't cause a seizure.
Dusty and Trudie, I take Klonopin now for my legs and it is an anti-seisure med that I have read works for Fibro also; however, it makes me sleep, which I love, but doesn't work well on any of the pains I have or the weird electrical impulses that I keep getting in my body. Those are really strange and the pain I have in my shoulder and neck is a burning pain. I know that Trudie, you really like the Lyrica.
All these strange pains attacking me and no interest in anything at all but how I feel and what I can do about it. I do have some klonopin and once i am off this crap i am getting off it too but one thing at a time. I didn't know it would be so bad to quit but I knew that when I started using more than my daily dosage that I would have to pay the piper sooner or later. IDK where you are at in your recovery but I wish you well-being and happiness! TYSVM for commenting and for your advice.
I also take tranquilizers, those are powerful drugs and have to be used responsibly. And as for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span>, it is possible your doc thinks it may help it from experience in treating your condition, I don't know, but it is used for a number of things other than fibromyagia, including some muscle problems. Instead of Gabapentin, I take its cousin pregabalin, altho I've been on both. I have severe lower back pain, it takes care of it.
Once I'm off of it, we'll see how the Lyrica does on its own--my neurologist mentioned being able to bump up Lyrica past two 75mg doses a day and/or do Lyrica and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> in a combo. The other solution was to try Cymbalta.
Some months ago I felt incredibly depressed and slow, so my Dr. prescribed Lyrica to replace the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span>. This was an excellent choice, as it helps with my anxiety, I use less clonazepam and I feel less drowsy. Lyrica did give me blurred vision and extra paranoia at the start, and that was indeed awful for the first couple weeks as I upped my dosage! After the initial troubles, I found that it really was better than Gabapentin for me now.
I got down to 1/4 mg of Klonopin and I quit last Friday from there. I had been on a regimen of 1/2 mg Klonopin for at least a month. This is a medication to watch. I took it exactly as perscribed and I have to admit that I just got the craves. Went up on the boards and I am calming down. Don't know how long this will last but I need to get off this.
My doctor prescribed Gabapentin for my nerve damage but i read a post on here by a "Brian" a member and he said he was taking up to 25 hydrocodones a day and Gabapentin helped with the withdrawals TREMENDOUSLY?? Has ANYONE else ever been prescribed GABA for withdrawals?? I am out of my meds (10/325 Percocets) and do not get my refill till the end of this month...I will continue taking these as my doctor prescribed and PRAY TO God That it will get me thru my withdrawals...
I took klonopin off and on for a year in 2009-2010 off for a year and a half did some exercise triggered severe nerve and belly pain for 3 months, stupidly reinstated klonopin off and on for about a week, tried to taper quickly for a total of about 4 weeks. It will be 14 months off July 1st. I still have terrible daily pain in my belly. I have exhausted all natural means of pain relief with no relief. I have had every test imaginable, so I know it is still withdraw.
I have been on 4mg of Klonopin for about 8 years. I took a 2mg in the A.M. and another 2mg in the afternoon. This is torture. I've been tapering down for three months and at first I was completely manic. I didn't realize at the time that I was manic because I was tapering down. The withdrawl is not getting better. I had no Klonopin left and I was going insane. Physically I am barely able to sleep and my nerves feel like they are zapping? I am so Irritable!!! I easily can get so angry.
I am now again taking 300 mg of Gabapentin 3 times a day, klonopin 2mg at night and .5 mg in the day, 50 mg of vistaril at night, and 25 mg of vistaril twice a day as well as 50 mg of Zoloft in the morning. I am doing better than I was. I wish I didn't need medication but realize I need it for my anxiety and even with medicine it never goes away 100%.
I started on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> and it worked at first. I have had 3 more attacks since then and after going up to 2700mg a day, my neuro switched me to Lyrica. He told me the difference is that if you draw a graph the effectiveness of the Lyrica goes up equally as the dose goes up. with Gabapentin the higher you go the more the effectiveness tapers off. That is probably confusing.
have you heard of what im refering to? Do u suggest, or think its worth trying?
it is true that you need to taper off under the supervision of a doctor valium will make you feel severe drowsiness be careful and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> takes time to work google the pills you want to take before and find out about interactions ok :)
I am gonna do my best to get through tapering to get off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span>. I have tried before, got real anxious and quit tapering and went back to taking it out of fear. I am glad I have klonopin if needed for bad anxiety or other withdrawal symptoms while doing this taper.
Klonopin must be tapered off slowly and gently. The best thing to do is to write yourself a chart, i.e.: 2.5 for 3 days, 2mg for 3 days etc.. until you are at 0.5mg ant night, then 0.25 ant night, then maybe every other night then stop. Stick with that. Talk to you doctor about putting you on something like Gabapentin for a few months. Good luck.
I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> 1800mg (for neuropathic pain) for 5 years now and Lamictal 150mg (lowered from 300mg originally)..for abt 18 months this I take for mood stabilizing. I have noticed no side effects from either drug alone or combined, except possibly some short term memory problems that may or maynot be related to the lamictal.
I saw your same question on another site which got some expert advice that said, "There are two other anticonvulsants that doctors use to treat intractable hiccups: valproic acid and Gabapentin." I hope that you saw it which was posted before your answer back to me. But in case not, I've included it here. Hope that it might help.
this is causing a nerve impingement and pain radiating down my legs I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> 1800 mg for this, I also have arthritis of the hips and this also is contributing to the pain radiating down my thighs and legs I take celebrex for this. I also take 20 mg of oxycontin daily for leg and back pain. You need to see a neurologist or someone to order an MRI to get to the source of your pain than get it properly treated.
Tonight the feeling of the room being in motion has returned. My question? Do any of you take Antivert and have you had success? Is it effective if you have central related vertigo? I just took one so I guess I will find out. I am also wondering about taking my Lyrica and Zanaflex with the Antivert. I don't want to suppress my CNS, that wouldn't be good. I guess the GP knew what he was doing.
I didn't want to do it and upped my Celexa instead for the time being to 40mg to give it a longer shot, but my fear is that the Gabapentin works on GABA and the Klonopin works on GABA, and that worries me, and now you say the Depakote isn't a good idea if you're on Klonopin.
Singulair mostly in spring for asthma. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> for the FIBRO pain. Excedrin and prescrip Ibuprofen for cramps and migraines.
Yes, I'm taking Copaxone , not sure if it's doing the job or I'm in the percentage that it doesn't help. Take Klonopin for muscle spasms, Trileptal for TN and notriptyline for leg pain.
he told me i needed to take my klonopin more often.
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