I was on 2400mg gabapintin daily for 5 weeks for sciatic nerve pain.

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It really did not help. I slowly dropped the dosage and I've been going through a horrible detox for 6 weeks now. I'm scarred it will never end ! The only relief I can get is to take a Xanax which I do not want to do but it's the only way I can get through the day. Can anyone give me some hope ?

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    Hi so sorry you are going through this. You are on a high dosage and I know you are anxious to get off this horrible medication but if I were you I would reduce it only by 100 mg every three to four weeks.  It’s going to take time but it needs to be reduced very very slowly. If you start getting bad withdrawals then bring it back up 100 mg for a month then try again to bring it down 100. Wish you luck.  
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      I have been off of it for about 7 weeks. I think I reduced it too fast. Following up with the Dr 2morrow.
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    It will end just need time  I was on it for 7 yrs.   Now off for 6 months still have a few problems.  You will heal. Hang in there

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      Tks for your reply Mary. Right now I feel so hopeless. Going to see the Dr 2omorrow for a followup. Feeling extremely depressed. Had a bad day 2day.
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