Gabapentin to get high

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Avatar m tn Don't try to replace an opiate high with it. I just got prescribed Gabapentin last month, for opiate withdraws. I googled the snot out of it, came up with lots of info........ it causes drowiness at high doses (stoned), and weight gain. I'm only taking 300 mg per day, (i've read stories of 2400mg per day) aslso read that at 1000mg for longer than a month requires a taper down so you don't get WD's from it.
Avatar m tn Do not stop taking Gabapentin without first talking to a healthcare provider. Stopping Gabapentin suddenly can cause serious problems. Stopping a seizure medicine suddenly in a patient who has epilepsy can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus). Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.
Avatar f tn Also, some drugs have to be at a higher dose to work while others can work in small doses and work together well with others..Gabapentin seems to work well at high doses. You will get used to the tiredness (if you have it) soon. If you need to get off of it it took me a long time because I didn't have antoher drug to substitute to get off of it with so I used Benedryl to sleep because if you go off of it you taper and it gives you insomnia.
293157 tn?1285877039 However the gabapentin has not seemed to help my hand, as this pain continues despite titrating to such a high dose. I recently started on amitriptyline for my neuropathic pain, am up to 50mg per day, and I think it is helping. The stabbing and burning sensations are lessened, although the numbness and incoordination remain. Because I seem to be responding better to this latter drug, I am now slowly weaning off the gabapentin.
Avatar m tn It is because the body functions differently when the drug is taken and needs time to adjust itself back to functioning on it's own. For gabapentin, the person who fails to decrease dosage over time risks having seizures - even if they never had them before. The decreasing dosage should be prescribed by your doctor just as he was the one to determine your initial dosing schedule and any increases along the way.
Avatar f tn With my Dr's help, I slowly got off this medication. You might want to get into meetings and support groups to help you thru these processes. Prevent relapse.
Avatar n tn My other question is, I should be picking up gabapentin next week to minimise tingling in legs (I wanted to get back to gym but can not put up with frequent tingling). Has anyone got experience with this med? Does it work? Does it minimise tingling? How long can one be on t? Many thanks for any iinfo and ideas.
620877 tn?1282767697 Like you I am wondering if my sudden worsening of symptoms is due to the Gabapentin. I have called my doctor to ask - just spoke to the nurse & she is asking the doctor and will be calling back shortly. I will let you know what I hear.
Avatar m tn I have a bottle of neurontin and trying to get off tramodal. If I was to try the neurontin to ease the withdrawls from the tram, how many should I take? The doc gave me neurontin for nerve pain in my hand but I don't think it works. I want off the tramadol and I know I'm gonna feel withdrawls but if I can curb some of the pain that would be great. But still I'm repeating the cycle. Replacing one drug with another. I want to go ct, but I'm so scared.
1168718 tn?1464987135 I also wanted to add that at the beginning when I started Gabapentin, I went up to fast on the dosage and got too many side effects, so I lowered it from 2400mg to 1500mg. I think it helps with some symptoms abit... not all but some let me know how it goes.
1831849 tn?1383231992 I have been on gabapentin for 2 months, It helps somewhat with pain, it helped me to sleep very sound, until this week, I can't seem to get to sleep and awake alot during the night.
Avatar f tn I've been cautioned by several of my doctors and my brother in law who is a retired pharmacist, not to get my intake of it too high but to augment it with another medication to synergize the same effect. Perhaps your doctor feels at night is where you need it the most and is being conservative. Might make a note to discuss his rationale if it still bothers you. It's probably something that none of us have thought of! Hope this helps some.
Avatar f tn the best way to get clean is just that clean= no drugs.... we need to get use to the fact that we dont need to run to a pill every time we dont feel like this or that that is what got us into this mess in the first place...........
Avatar f tn Thing is these last few days I've felt really depressed and low, this is what started me to think and look at this stuff almost pulling me to take more and i really dont want to, i want to come off them. I guess the best thing is to go see my GP (im in the Uk) but given that i wasn't warned about the addictive nature of either of these drugs i dont trust them. So is it best to taper and do i taper both or start with one first?
Avatar f tn Thank you!
293157 tn?1285877039 what is a side effect or not.. because I do get times when my Vertigo acts up so badly I used to get a high dose of Prednisone to stop it...but this Neuro won't give it to me for some reason?? I also have been putting on so much weight... I'm afraid to weigh myself... but my stomach is soooo big.. my clothes look horrible..I look 9 months preggy... I'm 56...doesn't look good. it's because I can't stop eating... it's horrible... I know that is the problem. I didn't have that problem before?
684676 tn?1503190263 I take Gabapentin (generic) for nerve pain. It does NOT get me "high" although the first time I ever took it I felt very wasn't a pleasant feeling, and it went away after that first dose. It helps me tremendously with my condition, however stopping it suddenly can increase risk of seizure. Although not common, it is wise to taper down from it. Hope this helps.
874521 tn?1424120397 So for a 4 years 1200mg gaba seemed to work, than for last 6-8months I've needed 1800mg and now I've experiment with up to 2400mg breaking it up into doses every 6 hrs....lucky I've had extra on hand to do this. I have an apt. next week to get my doc to increase the prescription. What do you get for side effects with the high dose you are taking? Have your tried CYMBALTA?
Avatar n tn You can't leave your email address on here; but, as for your question: It is 1.4 mg per pound once a day for pain. If you are questioning it being too much I would call back your vet (or if you feel funny- call a different vet) and ask. While you have them on the phone ask them about what to watch for as far as side effects go. I gave my Koenig the liquid form twice daily and it worked great for him during his last year as far as pain. Best of wishes.
1179332 tn?1297482590 So my best option is to do what I am doing which is going to PT to try and build up the weak muscles but she cautioned me to go very slowly and listen to my body. So I just thought I would share that for any of you that are having the same issues. Now for the question... She thinks that a lot of my fatigue and even muscle weakness have to do with my unhealthy sleep patterns. I frequently wake up at night due to very restless arms and legs as well as joint pain.
Avatar n tn They have made suboxone so difficult to get ($1000 or more) and _if_ you have insurace, you most likely will get canned once your job finds out, and they WILL find out. And the entrance criteria is incrediable to some of these "additicions specialists" that are nothing more than money grubbers.
Avatar f tn Wait, what? DANGER, WILL ROBINSON. That's right. Gabapentin can get you high. And does, if your brain's wired for it (in the same way my body's not wired to get anything from benzos). Not only that, but our bodies adjust to it frighteningly fast, to the point of having to double up the dose only a few days later in order to get the same effect. I'm sure you can see why this would be perilous territory for an addict.
1168718 tn?1464987135 I don't think there is a right or wrong dose as what we all feel and experience is different and our pain thresholds are individual. I am also on gabapentin and trying to reduce it. I went up to 1200mg a few months ago and then my symptoms seem to improve so my Consultant said try and play around with the dose...but whatever you do, do it gradually. So I have very slowly reduced my dosage down to 800mg and my aim is to get it down to 600mg. However I am not going to be in pain so if tingling.
Avatar f tn I've quit and resumed it several times, and my body handles it fine now - I will add that to get a reasonable amount of pain relief I needed to go to 600mg/day, and after a lot of fooling around found that 300mg in the morning is essential, followed by 300mg later in the day. If you are youngish and have excellent kidney function these drugs can clear the body pretty quickly; there is a wide variation in the normal population.
Avatar f tn Nothing passes my lips with regard to medication except for my antibiotic for my bladder problems.. I am so USED to the pain (I have a very high pain tolerance anyway) that I now just do stuff to switch it out of my mind. When it gets too much I sleep. I am usually asleep by 8pm. Sadly I do wake up most nights in pain but I generally can get back to sleep. I said to my neurologist can you become a pain junky and he said yes you can, perhaps that is what I am now LOL.
Avatar f tn ),he told me I may not want to go that high! Well, I was afraid to even start the regimen, so only took it one time, and got so sleepy, I stopped. That was about 2 weeks ago, and I have stopped the Fentanyl, due to allergic reaction to the adhesive, (squares that are not going away!). Well, here's the incredible part, at least to me. My sciatic nerve down my left leg has been feeling like it is in the deep freezing water, you know that deep ache?
1218873 tn?1300094816 ) i have been on Gabapentin for the last 3 months with only a little success (the twitches have reduced considerably) but no relief pain. Now the Dr is going to swap me to Pregabalin which has to be done slowly to switch from one to the other, so this will start as soon as I'm home from holiday. I wondered if anyone had done this and what there experience of the drugs are?
Avatar f tn Then about 2 weeks after my arm got back to usable again, I developed L'Hermittes sign. I was taking 100mg Gabapentin at the time. The L'Hermittes has gotten progressively worse and is there all the time. I have upped my Gabapentin to 2700mg and there is NO change in either my arm or my L'Hermitte's sensation. I am wondering if I should try a different nerve med or if the hope of feeling relief is a dream.
293157 tn?1285877039 Hi to you, I have had NO side effects to the Gabapentin, I take 2700 mgs. per day, and I could not get through the day without it.... keep persisting, it will be worth it in the end.
Avatar f tn I also take tranquilizers, those are powerful drugs and have to be used responsibly. And as for gabapentin, 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.