Neurontin opiate withdrawal

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Hi, Lyrica is 'pregabalin', a different chemical from Neurontin, or 'gabapentin'. They are similar in function though; they both bind -to and inhibit the same neuronal structure-- a voltage-gated calcium channel. Both medications reduce the flow of calcium into certain nerve terminals; the calcium would normally trigger the release of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, or Substance P, a chemical involved in pain transmission.
does anyone know if Neurontin helps alleviate symptoms of withdrawals? I've read it all over the internet that it does, but I find that hard to believe.
I have been through withdrawals before without taking anything so I know how difficult there are. But with the neurontin I hardly had any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal symptons.
Some have used it for detox/wd's,some doctors prescribe it just for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal. It's an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>,synthetic,and breaks down to what would appear as Demerol... think about it and research it yourself so that you're informed. Good luck!
I've read Neurontin works to relieve some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal symptoms. does anyone have any experience with this? If so how many milligrams a day did/do you take and how long does it take for the Neurontin to start working? I'm currently taking about 70mg of hydrocodone/day and I want to stop. I hate being on opiate painkillers for so long. 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?
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> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal is not to lay around and struggle through it.Find a good Dr.preferably an addiction specialist,get some medication. Somehow find the strength to get out and be around family and friends,this can be excellent medicine.
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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal symptoms. i couldnt understand why I would take 2 weeks of not taking it to peak at my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal (if thats what it was) so then i ended up taking it again for about 14 days in a row and told myself I couldnt do it anymore. It was stupid and I didnt want to be addicted to it...
Also, I was wondering if anyone knows if it helps with the restless legs you get from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal or otherwise. 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 this for such a long time that I was up to around 12 pills a day.
I read this thread for the neurontin 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 is so easy when I am in pain to think I may need more than the elavil, neurontin or tylenol and reading all of this makes me know I need to try if possible to make do with what I can handle.
My last dose was this morning so I'm not feeling anything yet, I'm so glad I found this gabapentin I really think it's going to make this a lot easier to endure. I've read on countless forums now how it can help alleviate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal symptoms but nobody is really sure why.
Anyone have experience with using neurontin 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. this is 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.
Definitely the Neurontin (gabapentin). It takes away most <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal symptoms including the restless limbs which for most people is the worst part of the withdrawal. I always had to take a bunch of it though. But the thing is that it makes you very sleepy so when I went through 2.5 days of withdrawal I slept pretty decently. It should work for you since you are on day 11. Good luck and I will be thinking about you! If you cant get Neurontin try some generic (or brand name) immodium.
I have been in a loop bouncing back and fourth between Oxycodone and Soboxone for about a year. Has anyone tried a natural / non-pharmaceutical to help with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal? Thank you!
The last time I had full blown <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal Neurontin took almost every single symptom away including cravings and sleepless nights, anxiety, RLS, sweats, chills.. I take it now for spinal stenosis and it doesn't help the cravings anymore. It seems to do wonders for some but not for others. You should use this under a doctors care. You have to wean from Neurontin as you do antidepressants or risk siezures.
1 of 3 posts to this question for the experts: I've been taking about 6 Percocet 7.5's &/or Hydrocodone 7.5-10mg 5x's a day for 4 months now for chronic pain. I'm all out & can't get any filled till 3-3 & would like to try my Neurontin 600mg tid to help with the opiate w/d symptoms. I can go get my Rx for Neurontin this am & only have one 7.5 Percocet left. Planning to take 1/2 now & 1/2 at 10am.
can anyone help me with a taper schedule, and will Neurontin help with anything? That's the only other medication that I have right now. I haven't been taking it at all, but I have a standing order for it at the pharmacy for when I get shingles, so it wouldn't be a big deal to go and get it. Thanks in advance for your help!
Also, I got a message today from a clinic that deals with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal, Suboxone, etc. I will call them BEFORE I call my prescribing doctor because there might be a chance I don't need my doctor, the clinic will be my next step. It's tough times, and money does matter so I don't want to be all over the place seeing doctors. If I go to the clinic for an assessment and feel that they have more to offer me (withdrawal help, group therapies, psyc therapies, etc.
That last time I checked wiki it said nothing about being prescribed for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal. 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 get the hot/cold sweats, aches, going to the bathroom, I feel like death.. Can ANYONE tell me what I can do to get thru the withdrawls, Im also on Neurontin, I've heard if I take a few of those a day I wont experience the withdrawls, is there any truth to that. PLEASE help!
I've seen some recent talk on the boards about gabapentin being used to manage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span>drawal. This 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: Neurontin is the brand name gabapentin is marketed under by Pfizer. It's an anti-convulsant and is approved to treat epilepsy and some neuropathic pain.
Dear Doc, I have been an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> addict for about 3 years now and have been off an on the whole time. I have had MANY withdrawals over the past few years, some ok, some bad, and some really bad. But I am very scared about this current withdrawal. I know that your WD all depends on how much you ave been using and for how long. My last stint has been my longeset straight and most heavy used. I have been going for about 3 months straight and i have been consuming about 260mgs per day.
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