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gaddys have been in my life now for about 8 mths. i started taking them because i liked the effect 800mgs. produced dwith my consuming of vodka! i got sober now its been 6 mths off the vodka and any other mind altering substances EXCEPT the GABBYs i continued those! i feel awful all the time...tired and different body aches! OK heres the deal i take them as i want i am so wrong for taking as much as i do heres the thing my boyfriend gets them prescribed as well and does not take them I DO! im taking probably up to 7000 mg. i dont know what to do to get off im now affraid!!!!!!!

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    At least you know you have a problem. Are you afraid to tell your doctor how much you’re taking? I’m curious, whether you are having any uncontrollable movements? 

    Gabapentin is also a calcium channel blocker, so it can cause muscle pain. 

    The important thing to remember is you can’t go off fast. 

    No cold turkey!  Keep a record of when, and how much you reduce because this drug will cause loss of memory. Can your boyfriend help you?

     I’m hoping someone else who has gone from a high dose to weaning slowly will answer this post because I had an adverse reaction during introduction, and had to stop after two doses so I’m no expert on weaning.

    I know people on Facebook who joined “Gabapentin Awareness “ who have gone through it. They recommend a 10% reduction using water titration method. Find a video on YouTube. 

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    A lot of uncontrolled body movements a lot of unexplained pain vitamin D deficiency and am a levels are high I feel worse than I have felt in years physically emotionally I'm not too bad probably would be much worse if I wasn't taking this medication but overall I feel my body is breaking down on me! I did not know this was a calcium blocker medication it explains a lot of my pain now and my body! Thanks for helping me realize some things

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    Your misuse of this drug requires professionals who deal with substance abuse. If the amount you wrote is correct, it’s almost 3 times the level recommended. You should not go cold turkey. It’s dangerous. This is s very powerful drug, please get help.
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      Amanda, I want you to know I’m concerned about you.

      Since you’re having uncontrollable movements and you’ve had a seizure today, you shouldn’t try to reduce without a doctor’s  assistance. 

      I’m not qualified to help you. 

       

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    I was at 2700 mg for nerve pain after shingles. I’ve been dropping 100 mg per month. 

    Some days are harder than others, but for me it’s manageable. Look up info about benzodiazepines and how to taper off. It’s the same type of situation.

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    Yes please get medical attention! If you're having seizures this is very serious. Be perfectly honest with the doctor, they should be familiar with this problem as sadly, more people have started to use gab to enhance other substances. We are here to support you emotionally, BUT YOU NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR. A substance abuse specialist would be helpful,but you may have to to to an urgent care facilitate first. Don't wait, you don't know how much worse it can get. Please.

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    Hello I was on 800mg 3xs a day got pregnant and had to stop. You most definitely need to tapper off of them go down a few mg for two weeks then so in untill your Dow to about 200and the just stop. That's how my doctor told me. Although I didn't take as much as you, it would not hurt to go to like a first care and see someone about it if your scaird. Prayers!!!!

    Hope all goes well for you!

    Richelle~

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