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so I have been taking neurontin since 2013 for back pain..... I no longer need it and was taking 600 mg every evening and then I noticed I was getting a vasculitis on my legs from it ( in particular when it was hot and I was on my feet all day or playing tennis). I have learned to manage my pain and I no longer need the neurontin for pain but I have become dependent on it for sleep. I went off it for a week and my sleep problems got worse ( 2 hours per night) and then I wasnt sleeping at all. Desperate for sleep I took 600 mg and slept. I took 300 mg the next night and was not able to sleep. The following night I decided not to take any neurontin and was able to sleep better than I do on the neurontin. Last night, no neurontin, no sleep. I have suffered from insomnia for years but have times when I am able to sleep. I normally function pretty well without sleep but I am noticing I am more anxious than normal. ideas?
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