Neurontin withdrawal symptoms side effects

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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 f tn both are also used for treatment of chronic pain, particularly chronic pain that is thought to arise from too much nerve activity. I have not heard patients complain of withdrawal symptoms from neurontin, although I do usually taper it off just out of caution. While the jerking of your body might be related to suddenly stopping the medication, it is hard to see the numbness as related-- at least not as a direct effect.
Avatar f tn Neurontin was compared with lorazepam in a recent double blind trial for alcohol withdrawal. They found that withdrawal symptoms were significantly lower with high-dose gabapentin (1200 mg/day) than with lorazepam during treatment and follow-up assessments. Compared with lorazepam, gabapentin was associated with significantly lower probability of drinking after day 1 and less daytime sedation (high-dose only), anxiety, and craving during the medication phase.
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 f tn I have some 300mg Neurontin capsules which I have read may help with some of these symptoms. Does anyone have any experience with Neurontin(Gabapentin) for THC withdrawals? I realize that every person reacts differently to medications. I am just looking for some general information before I begin the Neurontin therapy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn I have done reading on the side effects, withdrawals from this drug and it is scary. I have a whole *hitload of this 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.
Avatar f tn Unless you completely stop taking a medication before starting another it's impossible to tell if your symptoms are a sign you're suffering withdrawal and quit too quickly or are side effects of the new medication. And if the celexa doesn't work for you the way the other med did, as not all meds do work for us, then you might be suffering the stimulative effects of the wellbutrin without the corresponding relaxing effect you were getting from the viibryd.
Avatar m tn I take neurontin for unexplained neuological symptoms and nerve pain. It doesn't cause any side effects for me.. Without it though, the pain would not be bearable. It is much better then taking anti-depressants like effexor and ativan, which can become addictive and messes up your mind.
Avatar f tn I think it masks some of the symptoms as the neurontin had its own set of side effects hitting me such as dizziness along with some nausea..So with those symptoms ,it was hard to determine what was causing what, but compared to a wd experience I had in April, the August wd's were not as bad when taking the neurontin..
Avatar n tn I looked at a number of web sites on ZOloft, and could not find anything about my symptoms occuring as side effects of the drug, or anything about how to stop taking it. I saw a segment on 20/20 Friday night (8/25/00) about anti-depressant withdrawal, and realized that many people have suffered from it. After viewing 20/20, I typed in "Zoloft withdrawal" and found this web site.
Avatar f tn I have been on Percocet for 10 years and then was taking Ultram to not have withdrawal but after reading all the horror stories on here about Ultram, I tried the Neurontin. I have been on it for 3 days and no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. I am shocked. I heard it is not addictive either so I'm staying on it for a week or two and then stopping to see if the Perc are out of my system.
Avatar f tn I have been reading all over the net that Neurontin is great taking the edge off withdrawal. And it isn't supposed to have an addictive side effect. I've had a bottle for 6 months that my doctor gave me for headaches that lasted 2 weeks steady up one side of my head due to a neuralgia of a nerve in my head. The pain finally went away but I still have the pills. I may test it out to see if it does really help but I thought I would see if anyone here had any luck with it.
Avatar n tn I have tried Lyrica and the side effects were so near the symptoms of Fibro, I did not realize it was the Lyrica causing them until I came off of it and actually got better, pain wise. I cannot take anything that even hints at mood, such as suicidal thoughts I have not tried the new one even though my dr keeps pushing it at me. I have some amount of quality of life with what I am on right now and I don't want to mess with it.
Avatar n tn My concern is with long term use and side effects of Neurontin (mid-forties male, 170 lbs). Can you please enlighten me regarding this question? Thank you in advance.
1474625 tn?1371100679 I've never had any experience with this new drug and I have read a wide range of reviews for nerve pain. Some said the side effects were awful and had to stop taking it but others said it was amazing and got rid of RLS and creepy crawlies (mainly from opiate withdrawals). I'm wondering if anyone here has taken it for the nerve pain from a herniated disc and how long does it take for it to start relieving pain?
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 After my pain started following a car accident I was placed on Neurontin. I didn't notice any effect at all in my case, so I got off of it. I also wanted to know more so I did some research on the net (just put neurontin in any search engine you'll get lots of hits). It appears to work for pain by increasing your pain threshold. I don't recall any "bad" side effects listed. Also, Neurontin goes by the chemical name gaba pectin.
Avatar f tn I used Neurontin during my Suboxone withdrawal which helped tremendously with the restless legs. It also made me sleepy which should help you sleep through your withdrawal symptoms. Another great medication you should ask your doctor about is clonidine. This can help with the anxiety associated with the withdrawal. These two medications helped me greatly when I was going through withdrawal myself. I don't know if I could have done it without them.
Avatar m tn I can't drink alcohol without having negative side effects. All the things I listed cause effects that are uncomfortable, much like what I'm feeling now. The tightness in my head, pressure at my temples, some dizziness and confusion. Something in my brain is reacting to all those simulations in a negative way. This all started when I stopped the medication. Also tenitius, ringing in the ears, began at the same time. Six years of Valium for a few anxiety attacks and now I've been suffering since.
1310633 tn?1430227691 Neurotontin - ACK! There's a reason it's also called "morontin" by the unfortunates who don't do well with it. Like me. LOL! That junk totally vaccumed my brains out and didn't do squat for pain. I don't have typical nerve pain like an impinged nerve, so I was kind of surprised when the doc wanted to try it. Had to look like a compliant patient though and spend a month in misery. Then there was another med in the same category that I can't even remember now.
559187 tn?1330786456 No weight gain either? I read the side effects and it seems to not have the same side effects as Lyrica at all. I have been told that both are similar type drugs, chemically. Thanks so much for your valuable feedback.
5100586 tn?1363648354 When I stepped up to the higher dosage of 100 mgs, 3 x a day is when the more serious side effects occurred. Those side effects were blurred vision (mostly in the a.m.) and some minor weight gain/water retention, and tactile sensitivities. The Lyrica was taken to help some neuropathy pain and maybe help the fms pain. It did nothing. It was agreed upon that if the 100 mg 3x did not help, I would then step down and discontinue using it.
Avatar f tn And when I layed down at night to sleep, it was like having an out of body experience- crazy side effects it has!!! But it's different for everyone so try it and see!!
Avatar n tn hello and welcome.In my opinion you are going to get off easy .If you ween off that amount you should suffer minimal w/d symptoms.There are alot of peeps who will tell you how.Me personally do it every time cold turkey and hate life all at once.Kinda like cuting your hand off once opposed to cutting one finger off once a week and suffering a whole lot longer.but that is just me.There aer peeps who are more experienced in other factors than i.Good luck .
Avatar m tn Doubling just the first couple of times caused swelling in my mouth and around my eyes, so I dropped lyrica altogether. In no time I was hit with xanax type withdrawal symptoms: depersonalization, lack of concentration and dizziness being the most frightening. So, I asked to be switched to neurontin and he wrote out 300 mgs. three times daily for me.
Avatar f tn It is also prescribed for nerve pain and some people use it to help with withdrawals. One of the side effects is drowsiness which may be why your doctor prescribed it. I was on it for nerve pain on two different occasions. I think it helped the nerve pain a little bit. I'm very sensitive to medications and I didn't really care for the side effects. It made me feel foggy. It also caused me to slur my words and it interfered with my thinking. I often had trouble word finding.
Avatar m tn I am now very concerened by the mental side effects that are to come. When can i expect those to end? 3. How will i feel during the PAWS stage? 4. Is there anything that i can do or take to help with the symptoms in the weeks coming up? 5. Given my addiction level, can you predict how long the PAWS will last? Thanks for all the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!