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    Depends....how long have been taking, etc. Each person reacts differently. I had for 2-3 months after being on for only 2 months.
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      Have you completely weaned off? If so, def give more time. Gabapentin is a terrible drug. Side effects can continue even after stopping. Good luck and feel better.
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      Does it help your nerve pain? Didn't with mine. Made me loopy, tired, etc. Didn't stop pain. Ck with your doctor if can take something else.

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      I started out with 100mg once a day then 2 100mg then 3 100mg then 4 100mg now at 5 100mg it is stopping it but I have only been taking 500 a day for 3 weeks . My doctor said she would just let me take up to 600
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      I was prescribed 300 mg per day.  As you, started at 100 for several days, then 200. Never did make it to 300. Cldn't handle the side effects. And, did nothing for pain. I continued 200 until cld no longer tolerate side effects. Slowly tapered off. Had withdrawals and side effects for months. If you feel it is helping and side effects not too bad then continue and give more time.

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    I have been off Gabby since February. First few months was horrid.

    Been starting to feel much better over the past month but still dealing with digestive issues, stomach aches have stopped but still have some bloating!

    This drug needs to be tapered very slowly!

    I was taken off way way to fast!

    Good Luck..

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    I took a huge dose for 5 years: tapered from 3600 to 100 over 18 months. I took my last dose July 11, so it has been just a month totally 'off' this drug. It has been hell. The first month I had stomach pain and rebound nerve pain and nausea so bad I could not function, and ran to my GP for all kinds of testing (all negative). Good news is the nausea is less, my constipation is going away a bit, and my sleep is more normal (I can fall asleep naturally, even if I only sleep for 4 hours).

    The bad news is that I am so anxious and depressed it is pitiful - I can wake up crying, or cry at stupid TV commercials; look at my husband and feel horrible frustration and anger at a man I dearly love; and get so anxious at 3 in the morning that I am permitting myself to take a tiny dose of Ativan, once every 3 days. The other times I just lie there and try to breathe through it.

    It is a long, hard haul.

    I have found that Magnesium and Chlorella help. Good luck - hang in, and have faith.

     

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      I think so - there are no guarantees but I have suffered from various forms of anxiety all my life, and what I am feeling now is definitely a result of Gabapentin withdrawal. It is decreasing - I can see that - but it isn't linear. I can have a couple of good days and then it surges back up. There are many ways to deal with anxiety that are healtier - eating a good clean diet, meditating, and exercising. Supplements like magnesium can help. I had the most terrible nerve pain for years - I was suicidal without the Neurontin - but as I treated the underlying causes of the pain was able to get off the Neurontin. I feel for you - I know this is truly hell. And whatever you do be patient with yourself cause it will take time. And I have to say I recommend homeopathy.

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      I had to go back on the gabapentin because of nerve pain now I have anxiety how long does anybody think I will last . I would love to go back off of it but don't really have a choice

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      It was ccaused by Lyme and co-infoections, and when I treated those, the nerve pain went away. But honestly, when I first got sick, nothing treated the pain but Neurontin.

       

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      I have Osteo-Arthritus in both feet that's affecting my knees now.lts weight bearing pain. Built up to 3200 mgs of Gabby over a year's time. It did nothing for the pain, just made me sleep good.

      Dr took me down to fast have been thru months of withdrawal and finally starting to feed L better. Doctors don't tell you how to wean off correctly.

      Lesson learned for me the hard way.

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