Gabapentin withdrawals

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I have taken gabapentin 300x3-900mgs day for 3 months!!! I have been off 11 days today!! At times during the day I think I’m getting better then all of sudden the withdrawals come back!! Everyday is like a crap shoot!! Don’t know if I will have a good or not!! Has this happened to anyone else???

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    I hadn't been on as long. I'm grateful for that after reading. I was on 300 a few months and recently increased to 600 within the past month.

    I have no withdrawal symptoms. I'm completely off. It hasn't been 2 weeks yet. I hope it gets better for everyone else. I really feel my vision issues started with gabapentin. Those issues still exists but no actual withdrawal symptoms.

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      I sure wish these Drs would understand this!! I really wish I would have read all these comments before I even went on it!!! Now I am suffering!! I just don’t understand why these withdrawals last so long!! I’m glad you didn’t have to go through this!! It is hell!! I can’t seem to get any answers from Drs. Thank you for your response!!! 
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    Hello Diane Yes I have gone through what you have done.

    Can I ask did you weane yourself off the Gabapentin or just stopped taking them ??!

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      JohnAK,    I weaned myself off with Dr. I was on 900mg a day for 3 months! She told me drop 1-300mg capsule every 5-7 days! Then after 5-7 days on 300mgs just go off!! That is what I did!!
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      I went from 600 to 300 for a few days then stopped completely. My choice and I let me doctors know. I believed that it was causing me vision loss and I wasn't about to take it for 1 more day.

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    I was still on 400 mg a day when I stopped and it took me a little over a month to recover from side effects. 
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      Arneluis, 

       Thanks for the info! I am beginning to think this will never go away!!! If they told me I was dying and gabapentin was the only thing that would save me I would rather die than take this med again!! NEVER!!!

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    Gabapentin is a drug that should be taken carefully try reducing 100mg at a time
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      Stulee09,

        I have been off for 10 days!! Did it the way my dr told me to do it!! I went crazy when I was on them!! Bad depression, weakness in legs, blurry vision, chills/hot flashes, prickly itchy skin etc. Now withdrawals are horrible!!! 

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      I haven't expierienced any off these symptons and I'm on the highest dose and there putting me on lyrica next 20mg one three times a day and don't see any way off them so what did your doctor suggest when you want off them

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      Lyrics for me sent me into a deep depression. Uncontrollable crying, I couldn't leave the bed. I was first prescribed Lyrica and gabapentin and it didn't work. My doctor suggested weaning off. I heard them.

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      I heard lyrica was worst to get off than gabapentin!! I don’t know never was on it!! I am trying to become prescription drug free!! After this ordeal with gabapentin I don’t trust anything!! This is a nightmare drug for me anyway!!
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      I  trying to get prescription drug free!!! Was on two meds that alter brain then they threw me on this!! Took a toll on me!! Has taken me down so far I don’t think I will get back out!! Everyone is different! Some meds work better for some and not for others!!! 
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      I agree. I'm trying to reduce medications. Increasing minerals, fruits, vegetable, alkaline water.

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