Gabapentin withdrawal schedule

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I took myself off gab. on Jan 1st 2013 and I'm having a terrible time. I'm having chills, muscle cramps, extreme tiredness, lack of appitite, loss of weight, sleepless nights, and depression. I've been on 3600 mg. gag. & hydrocodone for over six years. How long will this withdrawal last?
As you notice any new or increasing symptom you think might be related to the decreased gabapentin dose - RETREAT one step in your schedule. Did your doc think to suggest a schedule of safe gabapentin withdrawal? I think you should be decreasing your dose no faster than about 300mg (total) every few days. I looked this up online to be sure. Here's a link with lots of information. (Just don't be put off by the site name!) http://www.crazymeds.us/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Meds/Neurontin?
I don't know anything about gabapentin and was not aware that it caused withdrawal symptoms. However, I just googled it and it said that withdrawal symptoms mimic those of benzo withdrawal and older patients are more susceptible to this. Perhaps a tapering schedule would be better for you? Talk to your doc. Are you out? Maybe try taking one and see if your symptoms lessen. This is not really an addictive drug and I understand not wanting to take it if it makes you feel depressed.
my 24 yr old son is being forced to detox cold turkey from methadone and gabapentin. He was on 145 mg of methadone (dispensed in liquid form from a clinic,) for almost 1 yr. Gabapentin 800mgs 3 times a day. He was put in jail for a traffic violation and the judge chose to send him to prison knowing he was on methadone and gabapentin, He will stay there til trail about 2 weeks. He also has hep c.
If you have not lost your supply of meds, following a taper schedule will greatly reduce the impact of the withdrawal. A slow, methodical taper from the dosage levels you're at down to 0 will make things much, much easier for you. Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have.
After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
Maybe I will. My taper schedule is 2 weeks (25mcg) and then 2 weeks (12.5mcg). Every day definitely does get a little easier. What has anyone else done for a taper schedule? I came off "oxy's" that I was using for break-thru pain with no difficulties at all! This fentanyl stuff is just brutal!
How long were you taking the Xanax? How long have you been on the Gabapentin? Did the Dr's actually say it's a min of 6 mo to two years?Thanks Becca911.
) If your unhappy with it, talk to your dr, and they will get you on a step down program. AS long as your on a regimented schedule, it wil be great for pain. Hope this helps! Any other questions, please let me know! Hope this helps.
vistaril to help with the withdrawal. needless to say, for someone who has been taking at least 6 or 8, 10 mg percs a day, the dozen 7.5 didn't last long. no matter how hard i try to make them last, if i have them & am hurting, i take them. so i am an addict? or dependent upon these drugs? what is the difference, and please, what are my options???? (please don't suggest neurontin.
I am starting cold turkey vicodin withdrawal due to running out of my prescription early yet again. In the past I would have just gotten some from a family member, but I cant bring myself to do it anymore. I had surgery after breaking my back and while the back is mended, the pain has not changed. I have been on pain meds (vicodin) for about 4 years now. I am working on losing weight in hopes that will help out with the pain.
i finally had to go get some morphine (30mg tabs) because i could not bear the madness of the withdrawal stages. i was ok with them for a few days, now i am back up to taking whatever comes my way. i am afraid of not having any for my system. i have such a feeling of sheer HOPELESSNESS and would rather die than to got throug the withdrawals. i tried to contact the detox center here but they always tell me they don't have any beds available.
I have gone off Klonopin 2x now. I have done it with the help of Gabapentin. This drug really helps with withdrawal hell. Ask your M.D about it. This drug will also help prevent seizure.
Both meds have been used to help with benzo withdrawal, so you might have that covered, and not everyone has a bad withdrawal, but it does sound odd to leave it up to you for a taper schedule as quitting benzos can be dangerous and difficult, and sounds odd to put on two sedating meds at the same time instead of seeing if one worked alone. On the other hand, if it works, cool.
I went to my doctor on Wednesday, and she thinks my symptoms at this stage of the game ( 43 days now) are more from the cymbalta than the lyrica, but they are very similar, almost identical, and are the most painful withdrawal situation I have ever been in. IT is lke being in opiate and benzo withdrawal at the same time, I have thought that I was going to die. Anyway, I am feeling better today thank goodness.
Wish I had better news for you too. I am on day 16 and still having 'waves' of W/D's periodically ----- Also I am extremely tired all the time - no energy ---- but keep the faith - - we WILL get better and be totally healed. Sub has kicked by butt and I was only on it for 21 days and in small doses - -go figure. Well, just thought I would add my experience with Sub- --- All the best.
I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
I have a prescription for 100mg of gabapentin to take 3x a day. Does anyone know how much to take for cold turkey opiate withdrawal? And should I let the gabapentin build up in my body before I stop taking the hydro? From what I've read gabapentin works like a neurotransmitter reuptake accelerator/inhibitor and needs to build up in the system for a few days before it works to its full potential.
I am leaning towards tapering off the usage to minimize the withdrawal but I don't really know how well I will do with that. I think I can do only 1 in the morning and then 3 all at once in the evenings for some time but how bad will the withdrawals be when I stop when using that amount? I have been using them for about 4 months now and mostly at 1 during the morning and 3 at night.
everyone is different but generally, it has been found that following opiate detox, there are two periods of protracted withdrawal. The first (or sub-acute withdrawal) lasts 2-8 weeks and people describe moderate to severe insomnia and fatigue, low energy, and other depressive symptoms. This is quite variable but is sometimes difficult for people to tolerate. Unfortunately medications have only a limited effect.
com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
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I have watched and assisted aprox 25 people go through tramadol withdrawal. Though we did use another medication to assist them, withdrawal from anything physically addictive is pretty ugly regardless of how you go about it. Please allow me to offer some thoughts that occured to me while reading your posts. FIRST: Theres a lot of conflicting information about seizures on the list. I've never seen anYone have a seizure in tramadol WITHDRAWAL.
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