Neurontin for opiate withdrawal

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Are there any readers who used an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontinan> for opiate withdrawal? If so, please share your experiences with us.
(I wanted opiates and was really mad that my doctor wouldn't prescribe them). anyway, I had heard it worked for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> withdrawals so I decided to try it and was amazed at how it took away the sweats and everything. I was up going for walks, cleaning my house and felt better than I had in years. Unfortunately I couldn't afford it, so I had to go off of it and it was hell. If you only use it for a few days, you should be fine.
I take up to 1500 mgs a day and have for many years for nerve pain. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> not an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>, but it does have anti-seizure properties, so please do NOT stop taking it cold turkey. You need to come off of it after consulting your doctor. Good luck... -R.
That could have been from the withdrawals though. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> was originally prescribed for siezure, bi-polar, and convulsions. It has other off label uses now such as for pain and drug withdrawals. Just google it. I know on wikipedia it says on there what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> was and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> used for. It even mentions about being used off label for drug withdrawals. I hope than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> helps. If I can answer any more questions about it, let me know! I was totally amazed on how well it worked for me.
Wellbutrin helps with the drug cravings and <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> helps with withdrawals for me. I take those meds for depression and anxiety too. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> helps me get to sleep and stay asleep longer. I can wake up to go to the bathroom but can go right back to sleep. I couldn't befpre I started on than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> medication.
Hi, I don't know about using tramadol for withdrawal but you are right that the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> does help many people. I'm sure there are some it doesn't work for, so it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> best to be under a doctor's care. I'm glad you shared. I'm sorry it seems to affect you as it does me.
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for anxiety and malaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. You are already on Klonopin which will be helpful for sleeplessness and anxiety. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months.
How many people on than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> site have been put on <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for pain an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>sues, etc? I have done reading on the side effects, withdrawals from than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> drug and it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> scary. I have a whole *hitload of than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> stuff and have not touched it. Why are we becoming the guinea pigs for many of these drugs that have been on the market for a short time? I just would like some feedback.
Hi Flossie and welcome....I have taken <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for several years on and off. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> an anti-seizure med often prescribed for epileptic patients and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> used for nerve pain as well. I've actually taken it for both reasons; after a seizure several years I took if for about 16 months. Then a couple years ago my doctor (surgeon) prescribed it for nerve pain for about 6 months before and after neck fusion surgery.
I read than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> thread for the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> and learned so much about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> addiction too. I think the more input we get about the trouble others have faced and tried (sometimes again and again) to persevere the more we learn about what we may need to avoid. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> so easy when I am in pain to think I may need more than the elavil, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontinan> or tylenol and reading all of than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> makes me know I need to try if possible to make do with what I can handle.
Clonidine an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a blood pressure medication that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> given mostly for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> with-drawl but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> REALLY helpful for <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> with-drawls as well.Half of the dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>comfort an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> from your blood pressure ran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ing and than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a life saver.The other things you can buy from the local health food store an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> something called GABA which we know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> related in some way to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontinan>-gabapentin. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a natural GABA supplement that will work to restore your natural anxiety blocking and calming brain chemicals.
I do know that Xanax was prescibed along with it and BP was monitored regularly. The best thing for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> withdrawal an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> not to lay around and struggle through it.Find a good Dr.preferably an addiction specialan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t,get some medication. Somehow find the strength to get out and be around family and friends,than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> can be excellent medicine.
Hey mate I'm on my fifth day off morphine I actully have been takin gabapation during the last five days I have to I didn't know if it was the thomas recipe without benzos but my sweats weren't real bad than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> time round I'm still battleing on. You can do it.
I am currently tapering from 30+ mg methadone and 20_ hydros a day using an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontinan> and a few hydros for pain. So far so good. Sub was simply too complex for me to deal with....
anyone have experience with using <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> w/ds? My dr. just prescribed me some. They're sitting at the pharmacy ready to pick up, just wondering. P.S. than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the same dr. that has been seeing me through a suboxone taper. I'm down to .25mg. and going to be "jumping" in about 3 wks. P.P.S. I've already got some supplies from the Thomas Recipe: multi-vitamin/mineral and potassium pills.
I've seen some recent talk on the boards about Gabapentin being used to manage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> withdrawal. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> time around I've been using it and I wanted to share what I've experienced and learned, in hopes that others might find it helpful. First, for those who have never heard of gabapentin: an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontinan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the brand name gabapentin an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> marketed under by Pfizer. It's an anti-convulsant and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> approved to treat epilepsy and some neuropathic pain.
That last time I checked wiki it said nothing about being prescribed for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> withdrawal. It does mention something about it now. I think it really just depends on the person. What helps one person may not help another.
I just don't want to be taken lyrica and then when the opiate withdrawals are better/gone and I decide to quit taking the lyrica the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> withdrawals come back and it's like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> withdrawals all over again (like day 1). I know lyrica an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>n't a narcotic and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>n't a big habit former unless it's really abused, but I just want to know that lyrica and hydrocodien have none of the same ingredients or substances and it won't be like me still taking the hydrocodien??
Your central nervous system has created a multitude of opioid receptors that all are screaming for endorphins (opiates) to fill them, but your body has now forgotten how to make them by itself. It will take time - two to four weeks at least, for your receptors to down-regulate (for the brain begin to heal) and to start making its own endorphins. Brain heals pretty slowly, so it may take you as long as a couple of months to get rid of feelings of sluggan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>hness, restlessness and depression.
Also, I was wondering if anyone knows if it helps with the restless legs you get from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> withdrawal or otherwan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e. I just stopped taking tramadol yesterday, which I was taking to the point of abuse because it gave me a feeling different from other opiates that I loved and gave me energy. I took than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> for such a long time that I was up to around 12 pills a day.
so for the last 6 months I have been taking methadone. Not on a regular basan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> at all..take one 10mg pill a day for 4-6 days then take nothing for weeks, Sometimes months. I took it everyday for about 7 days then stopped for 2 weeks and at that 2 week mark I started getting horrible insomnia, hallucinations, and flu like symptoms with I chalked up to being withdrawal symptoms.
Your anxiety could be related to the neurotin fade, rather than the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> wd. I took <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for years and stopped for years before deciding on my new drug. I believe the doctor. More pills have no effect. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontinan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> not addicting to me, but it does cause a bit of malaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e on the day i take it. I suspect that than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> at least part of your anxiety. A schedule will work better. Here's what i used to do: Take 600.
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness (it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the very best treatment for RLS or RAS), <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for anxiety and malaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months.
At home, the basic technique an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> to space out the pills you take on a consan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>tent manner until you take only one at night, then half at night, than every other night and then none. See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for anxiety and malaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. It will make your withdrawals easier.
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontinan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> used with other drugs in the treatment of some types of seizures and for the management of postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain caused by the herpes virus or shingles).
Congrats! I agree about the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>. I was prescribed neurtontin for nerve pain and researched it. I read that it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> used in some rehab facilities for withdrawal. I also had clonodine but didn't take it. The an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontinan> was enough to help me make it through. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> def. a drug that they need to look at more for withdrawal. It has so many off label uses. I didn't have rls once. I was even able to sleep and didn't have any of the twitchy muscles.
I was just given a script for <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neurontin</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> (Gabapentin) from my neurologan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t. Need to know side effects. Also, how tolerated an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> for a persons stomach or digestive track?