Tramadol and gabapentin

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Avatar f tn I plan on lowering my dose of vicodene tomorrow and start taking the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>. Doctor said it was safe to take both. Any advice <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> all suggetions would be much appreciated. I know I have to get off the vics but the w/d's scare the h*** out of me. Good Luck to all fighting this fight.
Avatar f tn As you already know, it usually takes several weeks of the really nasty symptoms of acute withdrawal, followed by several months of just insomnia and general weakness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> depression. Ask your physician to prescribe you some Neurontin (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>) for general malaise, anxiety and muscle cramps, Requip for the restless leg syndrome and possibly something like Seroquel low dose for the insomnia.
Avatar m tn What is happening to you is a daily withdrawal from Tramadol. Even though Tramadol is not considered a true narcotic medication and is relatively easily prescribed for pain by some physicians, it is as you have found out quite addictive and difficult to quit. As you already know, it usually takes several weeks of the really nasty symptoms of acute withdrawal, followed by several months of just insomnia and general weakness and depression.
Avatar m tn I've been suffering from chronic neck and back pain for the past 4 years and have had lots of nerve blocks, denervations and botox injections done - nothing has really helped. I've been given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> ER 200mg x twice a day by my Dr <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> they seem to be working but are making me feel weird/really tired/tinnitus/tearful. Should I keep taking them and how long shall I give them before I know if they are really for me? Thank you all very much.
Avatar f tn So my dr gave me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> withdrawals. It has helped wonderfully. This was 7 days ago. So I think I am over the withdrawals from the Tramadol but I have been taking high doses of gabapentin in that 7 days. Like anywhere from 900-1800mg a day to stave off withdrawals. My question is how long will it take to develop a gabapentin addiction because I've read horror stories about the withdrawals.
615048 tn?1226189803 Don't know about withdrawls with that but i took the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> for like a week <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> it made me a crazy hostile paranoid person. That drug is strange and i think you should pay close attention to your symptoms when quitting. btw- my doctor had perscribed it thinking that it may help with my pain. hah-not quite.
Avatar f tn So my dr gave me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> withdrawals. It has helped wonderfully. This was 7 days ago. So I think I am over the withdrawals from the Tramadol but I have been taking high doses of gabapentin in that 7 days. Like anywhere from 900-1800mg a day to stave off withdrawals. My question is how long will it take to develop a gabapentin addiction because I've read horror stories about the withdrawals.
Avatar f tn She referred me to a pain management doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> physical therapist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> also gave me a prescription for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> (100mg...take 100mg at night for 5 days, then 200mg a night for 5 days then 300mg a night). Has anyone taken it and found it helpful? Also what about the dose? So much that I am reading discusses much higher doses and talks about taking it 3 times a day. Any insight would be gratefully appreciated, thanks.
Avatar m tn i used to be prescribed this medication (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>) for GHB withdrawals <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> as a mood stabilizer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> 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.
4705307 tn?1447973922 More so than taking hydrocodone 5-325 or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> 50 mg. Neither of which I liked to take. I am a recovering addict <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> scared to death of opiates. Besides my knees and back and hands don't hurt as much. Those other meds, 2xs a day didn't touch I haven't had to ***** today, and I am getting my focus back.
Avatar m tn then joy of joys I had a 6th surgery repeating the dilaudid to Tramadol switch <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> back as well as Oxycodone. After being on the Oxy-c <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> together then just the Tramadol for a couple months I got a severe case of Shingles with the treatment being Oxycodone and anti virals...
Avatar m tn Your best bet would be to ask your Vet or a Pharmacist.
Avatar f tn My family member said she has a drug called <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> said maybe it would help me thru the tough part of my wd. As its a med for nerve pain. The worst is the crawly skin for me..anyone had any experience. I don't want to take something that is going to minimize the pain then once I stop taking that it come on stronger than before. As I've heard with people taking Tramadol for wd. Please advise.
Avatar f tn When prescribing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> carefully evaluate patients for a history of drug abuse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> observe them for signs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> symptoms of gabapentin misuse or abuse (e.g. development of tolerance, self-dose escalation, and drug-seeking behavior). Dependence There are rare postmarketing reports of individuals experiencing withdrawal symptoms shortly after discontinuing higher than recommended doses of gabapentin used to treat illnesses for which the drug is not approved.
329994 tn?1301666848 He was a mechanic, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> many other things in his career <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> has had a devistating attack to his brain by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>. What I mean is he was a smart guy who was always on top of what ever was going on and now he acts like he has had a labotimy (sp?). I found him petting the coffee pot like it was a dog, saying how well it worked and how it was a mystery to him. Is that normal? I did not have these issues when I took it, I just always felt like it wasn't doing anything for me.
293157 tn?1285877039 I will keep taking the gabapentin, and give it time to work... and up it slowly.
Avatar f tn 5 days off Tramadol for me...<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> (nuerontin) has been my saviour. I've wd before, on account of running my prescription out before refill is due several times, and it was hell. This time....completely different. I have been drinking tons of gatorade and smoothies, but the gabapentin is my best friend. I actually don't want to go back this time. Feel better than I have in a long time. Sounds like you have an arsenal to help you...you can do it, and feel good about doing it.....
Avatar f tn Hi, I am off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> 16 days now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> the anxiety is relentless and sleep very hard to come by. I do know others taking Gabapetin for Tramadol WD for the anxiety and sleep. It helps them but it is also addicting and hard to come off of as far as trying to get sleep patterns back.you have to make that choice. There is a Tramadol recovery room#62, search in upper right area for Tramadol specific with thousands of previous posts to read and relate to. if you search above.
Avatar n tn i took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> for a couple of weeks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> it was turning me crazy. i was paranoid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> raging mad over nothing. i wouldn't go near it with a ten ft. pole- hah but everyone is different and reacts differently. regardless, it is another perscription and i have found that it is best to stay away from scripts and try to find other natural sources.
Avatar m tn So on and So on until you are not noticing withdrawal. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> is a great drug for many people but it does act on the opiate receptors <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> acts as a ssri antidepressnt. Like giving up two drugs at once. So go slow. Your habit is not real big so it should be pretty easy to taper if you do it now. After I would only take them if you are hurting not for any of the side effects.
Avatar m tn Eventually I found a doc <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> did subutex/ soboxone. I t was wonderful. Complete success <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> i stayed clean for about 5 years. But 18 mos ago I had spinal meningitis which turned in to osteomyelitis. I had a cervical fusion--anterior and posterior of my C-1 to C7. Doc put two steel plates and 50 screws in my spine to bolt me back together since the bacteria had eaten so much of my bone. Got back on pain meds and voila--- I'm still an addict.
Avatar m tn I had only been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> for one month at 2 50mg pills twice daily <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> then stopped as I no longer felt I needed it and suddenly starting experiencing all the anxiety, insomnia, mood swings and all the other crap we know comes with these withdrawals. So after going back on to confirm it was withdrawals from the Tramadol (which I was led to believe was non habit forming or dangerous!
Avatar f tn Even though <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> is not considered a true narcotic medication <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> is relatively easily prescribed for pain by some physicians, it is as you have found out quite addictive and difficult to quit. I have dealt with hundreds of addicts who have all told me horror stories of doing it by themselves. I would only guess that if are successful in doing it at home you don't end up in my clinic.
189269 tn?1189759425 I have been off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> for 7 months, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> I don't remember having anything like that after a couple of weeks???? I had insomnia and stomach stuff and low energy for a little longer but no zapping or pins and needles. Would it be possible that it's some underlying health thing? As far as natural solutions, I would say mag/cal/zinc supplement from wal mart and some melatonin or something similar for sleep. Don't want to get on a benzo or sleeping pill at this point.
Avatar f tn some Family med Docs may not be aware of the dangers yet but I would be willing to bet most, if not all, ER's have seen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> Overdoses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> related issues. Obviously, some people have jumped off c/t at high doses like you and ended up ok, but Im just telling yiou from MY experience (and I was on a little less than you) It was pure hell! I relapsed a week later back on Norcos because I couldnt take the withdrawls anymore.
Avatar m tn I am sick <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> tired of taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span>... I have been on them for years. I'm almost out of them, I have 9 left to be exact. and cannot get ten filled again until the 23/rd of this month. I so would love to kick this bad habit.. Someone please help...