Author Topic: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group  (Read 150931 times)

[Buddie]

Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:14:01 am »
Hi all,

I see different support groups like the remeron thread. Does anyone know if there is a Nerontin withdarwl support group thread? It is killing me...

« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 01:37:16 am by [Buddie] »
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[Buddie]

Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 01:54:51 am »
I saw an old thread from 2011 and not sure the members are still around. I thought I would start a new one. I was given a cocktail of four drugs in detox to get off my 18 years of perscription [...] use.  I finally got down to just Neurontin. I had to get off the Neurontin  and I was successful tapering to 300mg, but then it got hard. I went down to 200mg then 100mg and stopped but after 7 days off I had to reinstae to 300mg. Symptoms way bad. I did this 4 different time. It was burning my face and ears and gave me spots all over my body. I finally quit it for good. I have been off this nasty drug for 19 days.  The wd was as  bad or worse than benzo. I had to push thru many sleepless nights and day 9 I was vomiting....

What sxs are/did you have?  Please share... Lexi you out there?
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[Buddie]

Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 12:30:09 am »
I forgot to say I also got Akathisia too. My feet and ears also turn bright [...] and get super hot and tingling. This only happens at night. I also [...] close my teeth together until I got off of it. Still is a problem from time to time. My teeth all hurt .

Do you have Nerontin sxs? Please share  thanks
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[Buddie]

Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 01:42:05 am »
How long were you on the neurontin?  I was on it for several years before I got on Klonopin, and I stopped it cold turkey with no problems.  I'm much more sensitive to medications now because of benzos.  I'm considering trying gabapentin encarbil (Horizant) for my restless legs syndrome but I think I will only take it for no longer than a month.  I just [...] a break from my insomnia.
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Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 01:51:21 am »
I was on "detox" drugs as well. Vistaril, Lamictal (for seizures...holy suck), and Gabapentin. I came off Lamictal recently, and I too am just on Neurontin. I'm nervous about w/d because I have heard the symptoms are awful. I'm on a rather low dose. Hoping I can get off it soon. I have been told to stay on it because of my horrible w/d seizures just a few months ago. Ugh.
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Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 03:16:17 am »
[...] - I was on Neurontin for over 4 months, but it was after the benzos. I feel the [...] screwed up my CNS so bad that the Neurontin grabbed a hold and kicked my butt. I got every side effect there was and to add to worse matters I did what the Dr said and stayed on it. Not until I found [...] that I realized what was going on. I confirmed everything once the only drug I was on was Neurontin.   I would start it and my eyes got better, but my face and ears would burn and the Akathisia really got bad. I would stop and things would calm down.  I truly believe most of these horrible things are Neurontin caused. You see on many threads and other sites that Neurontin wds are just as bad as benzos and could take up to a year to heal. You might have had an easier time because it looks like you were not on benzos the first time you ct of Neurontin if I am reading your post right.  If I got it wrong I do apologize. Based on my limited experience and bad sxs I would stay away from the big N.  Thank you so much for your post. Keep us informed on what you do and I truly wish you the best...

[...] - When you feel you are ready to get off Gabapentin I would suggest you taper very slowly. The smallest dose I could find was 100mg. I decreased by 100mg. Once I got to last 100mg I opened the capsule and halfed the powder.  Others have gone to a compounding pharmacy to have this done for them.  Good luck and I wish you fast [...] so you can get off this crap. I had to get off it quickly because the sxs it was giving me was unbearable..  Keep us posted here on this thread on how you are doing....
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Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 11:27:19 pm »
Thanks so much, [...]. Having a crappy day. Don't know if it's withdrawal, or just feel like general crap. ah well.
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Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 01:14:24 am »
[...],

I am so sorry your day is going poorly. I too have been in a bad place for a few days. I really believe the Neurontin screwed me over.  Hang in there and we can heal together. Keep in touch and I wish you well.
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Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 03:05:39 pm »
 [...] it is good you started this support group, I think everyone may experience different levels of symptoms and trouble stopping the Neurontin.I [...] help and everyone's experience that has been on a benzo and Neurontin at the same time. My taper of [...] has failed my sxs were intolerable. So my doctor has told me to increase my [...] dose to 25 mg. I am also on 300mg Neurontin. I have found out that Neurontin can really mess up a benzo Taper. This was according to the benzo wise Doctor. He wants me to stop both the Neurontin and the Trazodone. I [...] anyone who has been in this situation to tell me what they did and what helped them. I am planning on doing my own  taper off the Neurontin. I have an accurate scale and can weigh the capsule and remove the powder to get accurate dose reductions . I just [...] to know what has worked for other [...] members. Please help me I really messed up and I [...] to get back on track.. I weighed and opened up the 300mg capsule of Neurontin and took out powder to get a dose of 235mg for 7 days. I will then reduce to 200mg for 7 day then 100mg for 7 days then 60mg for 7 days. That is my plan. I may have to change it if I get bad sxs. The benzo wise doctor told me to stop the Neurontin immediately but I was worried about W/D sxs. He said I would have none. He also told me I would have no W/D sxs from stopping Trazodone. Day 1 at 235mgs N I had insomnia but so far no other sxs yet. Will see how it goes day by day. I had been on 300mgs of Neurontin for 4 months. I am hoping that the 25mg of [...] may hold off some of the sxs when I am tapering off of the Neurontin.
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Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Withdrawl Support Group
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 06:15:59 pm »
Neurontin comes in a liquid form is what I was told. Will taper off my 300mg one day.
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