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Mind you it took me time and hindsight to realize Gabapentin was the culprit as I did not feel a LITTLE better 7 days later. Was given Gabapentin at 300 mgs 3x a day for 6 days while in detox for oxycodone. They gave me the Gabapentin, Clonodine, Hydroxazyne and Trazadone which I was on before. Coming out I stopped the regular regiment of these and took them if I remembered. Day 9 three days after detox I had a night with 0 sleep. This continued for 3 days when on the third day slept but realized that day I took the regular dose of GP as well as Clonadine and Hydroxyzine. Slept 5 hours. Day 13 I believed it was the Hydroxyzine because benadryl gives me insomnia. Stopped this and day 14 still had 1 hour sleep. The Clonodine was made for anxiety and blood pressure which I stopped on day 20 because some cause insomnia. Still a few days later on day 25 severe insomnia not tired during the day either. Along I realized I was only taking 2 of the GP. I tried the three and that night I slept 4 hours with terrible nightmares. Day 28 decided to stop completely as I realized that was the drug messing with sleep or the withdrawal from the regular 3x a day to intermittent use. Start the clock again I am 9 days fully abstinent from Gabapentin. 1.5 months off Oxy and multiple weeks off everything else except Trazadone which I used before detox. Days 0-6 of abstinence 0-1 hours sleep a night and vivid dreams. Days 7-9 3 hours dreaming less meaning more rem. During the GP withdrawal process had dire thoughts and negativity, crying spells and I don't cry. Night sweats and ringing in ears. The fact that I am at 3 hours I know it's improving but 3 is not sufficient. I was on that drug to HELP with withdrawals from Oxycodone. I would take Oxycodone withdrawals any day. IME this drug messed up my sleep when I stopped and 9 days of abstinence and only being on it a month I am still hurting. Doctors dismiss it as opiates but I've been through that before and although anxious still slept. IME this drug is awful beware before taking it even if your doctor says it's harmless.
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