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I spent 8 months and several surgeries in the hospital in 2014. I was on IV Dilauded at 3mg every 4 hours and 2mg Morphine every 2 hours for breakthrough pain and 1800mg of gabapentin daily. I would continue taking 150 pills of Dilauded until March of this year and tapered off with mild withdrawals that went away. A year ago my PD changed me to Gralise, a long acting gabapentin. I decided it wasn't helping and got back on regular gabapentin and started a slow taper.i would go through opiate withdrawals any day of the week compared to gabapentin. I can't take the heat at all, my skin feels like it's on fire every time I step outside and makes me incredibly sick. I'm down to 50mg morning and 50mg at night. Zophran has been my best friend through this. NO ONE should have to go through hell trying to get off a medicine especially when they already are because of an illness. It should be required to explain to a patient the severe withdrawals they will go through. The pharmaceutical companies should be held accountable. Sorry for this being so long but it's just my two cents. My rant is over
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