Neurontin opiate withdrawal

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Please be careful with using Neurontin... my husband who is addicted to opiates has become addicted to the Neurontin as well. It may sound silly, and I don't have a ton of knowledge on drugs and such, but you can find and read countless forums with people talking about how they abuse the drug, and the horrible withdrawals they go through when running out of it. My husband used it to lighten his opiate withdrawals, to enhance his mood and counteract anxiety and he became very dependent on it.
9704730 tn?1405744884 My doctor put me on neurontin but I think I am now having withdrawal symptoms from neurontin. I have been taking about 900 mg a day since September. It gives me a lot of side effects such as drowsiness and the inability to think quickly. I wanted to know if it is possible that I am still in withdrawal from the tramadol or if it's the neurontin.
Avatar m tn I have been through withdrawals before without taking anything so I know how difficult there are. But with the neurontin I hardly had any withdrawal symptons.
Avatar m tn Some have used it for detox/wd's,some doctors prescribe it just for opiate withdrawal. It's an opiate,synthetic,and breaks down to what would appear as Demerol... think about it and research it yourself so that you're informed. Good luck!
1474625 tn?1371100679 I've read Neurontin works to relieve some opiate withdrawal 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?
Avatar n tn I do know that Xanax was prescibed along with it and BP was monitored regularly. The best thing for opiate withdrawal 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.
Avatar m tn 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. i couldnt understand why I would take 2 weeks of not taking it to peak at my withdrawal (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...
1474625 tn?1371100679 Also, I was wondering if anyone knows if it helps with the restless legs you get from opiate withdrawal 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.
684676 tn?1503190263 I do know that you have to taper it to get off it. It helps a lot with opiate wd. and yes I think you can feel it when taking it, it alters out brain for sure. Now I have heard good things about it from peps that have used it. For me I would pass but I'm not walking on your legs.. sorry I'm not more help I hope someone else comes along with another perspective.
Avatar n tn When he was completely off Methadon and then Suboxone and facing horrible withdrawal symptoms, his psychiatrist prescribed Neurontin (100mg capsules). Almost immediately, his deep shakin' quakin' anxiety slowed down. The dose varied but now he is taking 2 capsules 3X a day along with other meds and a whole lot of supplements. Little by little (and I mean little by little, 'cause it is hard to see progress when you are still feeling like "....," he says), he is getting better.
Avatar m tn 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 opiate withdrawal symptoms but nobody is really sure why.
Avatar f tn Anyone have experience with using neurontin for opiate 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.
Avatar m tn Definitely the Neurontin (gabapentin). It takes away most withdrawal 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.
Avatar m tn 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 opiate withdrawal? Thank you!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn The last time I had full blown withdrawal 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar f tn I was just given a script for Neurontin (Gabapentin) from my neurologist. Need to know side effects. Also, how tolerated is this for a persons stomach or digestive track?
1053234 tn?1263461330 Also, I got a message today from a clinic that deals with opiate withdrawal, 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.
Avatar n tn 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!