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I am a 20 year old male, and my orthopaedic surgeon prescribed me 300mg of gabapentin to be taken twice daily to treat my sciatic pain. I am approaching day 7 (started 9/23), and I've been noticing side effects that seem to get worse every day. I started off this academic year more motivated than I've ever been in my entire life, and that all went downhill once I started gabapentin. I have some serious brain fog, and I've lost a lot of motivation to do anything in general. I've been feeling really sad and 'dull'. Often times, my moods would swing between being irritated or depressed. This makes it worse because I also believe that I have depression ever prior to taking the medication.
I really want to get off of this immediately. I feel like I've been getting worse everyday, and I've been feeling like sh*t. Although I am planning on calling my doctor tomorrow, I would like to know your thoughts! Will I be able to stop without getting withdrawals because I'm still new to the medication and considering the dosage? Will I ever be back to normal? Life isn't looking so good right now through the lens of gabapentin, and I feel like nothing is going right. Please drop some knowledge below!
Fellow Gabapentin Patient
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