gabapetin for anxiety?

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Hi everyone I was put on gabapetin for anxiety I'm taking 900mg 3xday and I feel nothing but tired and no energy at all!! I tapered off 600mg recently but feel the same has any one been on this for anxiety?any information will be helpful thanks cat196111

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    Wow! 900mg 3x a day! And I thought I was a lot with 600mg every 3 hours. What does your neurologist say?
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    Gabapentin is a drug that stimulates the regeneration of nerves. It is in no way an anxiety med.. Your doctor is probably getting a kickback for prescibing it. Doctors usually do when they push gababentin, aka Neurontin. I would express extreme skepticism to your doctor about its efficiency in helping anxiety. I have ptsd, anxiety and shingles, and the only time gabapentin has been recommended is to encourage ravaged nerves to regenerate after a shingles outbreak..never in the context of anxiety. I take mild xanax and/or valium for ptsd, anxiety and depression. Don't be afraid to question. Ask Google questions about your illness and the meds that might help. Remember that shingles is a virus and we have no medicines to fight virus.

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    Gabapetin for anxiety doesn't sound right to me either.

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      I swear they will prescribe that drug for anything. The cost is outrageous, and even the short term effects aren't guaranteed. I have a much longer story of how I became involved with Gabapentin, it involves ALS patients being hustled to take it @$700 a month but ins pays for it.

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