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by leggo_my_legs
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Yes there can be withdrawal symptoms. Gabapentin has a half life of 5-7 hours from what I understand. I don't understand why any MD would think it's a good idea to hit your brain with 1800 mg of gabapentin in one dose. Even if it's not being used for seizures, it is an anti-seizure med and as such s...
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin Stop and Start up again later effective?
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Gabapentin Stop and Start up again later effective?

Gabapentin is not safe to just stop no matter why one was taking it. This is an anti-convulsant med that changes brain structure. It can be dangerous to stop it cold turkey or even with a quick taper. Some people need a very slow taper, depending on the person. I was put on a quick taper and it prac...
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?

It was the gabapentin. I don't recommend that drug or any of it's cousins. Be very careful. It caused all kinds of side effects while I was on it, and coming off it was even worse. MD put me on the standard "fast taper" of a few weeks. I had to stop and stabilize and now I'm microtapering....
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabpentin withdrawal time table?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Gabpentin withdrawal time table?

It is not safe to stop gabapentin cold turkey no matter why you were taking it! For advice go to the facebook group Gabapentin Withdrawal Support. Great group.
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Please do independent in depth research before considering taking gabapentin or lyrica, horizant, etc... I was given gabapentin and I'm having horrible withdrawals that have left me unable to work for a few months, as well as doing some bizarre things. I'm not sure if I have a job to go back to. The...
by leggo_my_legs
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?

Thanks, Ann. The neuro PT discharged me after one visit, saying I have no neurological problem. I restarted the gabapentin, thinking I was worse off it, but have now also read somewhere that if gabapentin is **causing** a drug-induced movement disorder, and you stop it suddenly, for some reason the ...
by leggo_my_legs
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

I just had to pop back in here to say that if my chorea is in fact caused by the gabapentin, this is the drug that has caused several neurologists to treat me like CRAP, risk losing my job by being off work for weeks when I'm not yet eligible for FMLA, and lead various emergency department medical p...
by leggo_my_legs
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

I believe there's a withdrawal syndrome, however, I think it depends on the drug sensitivity of the person whether or not you actually experience it. Obviously, when taking it for seizures, it's not safe to stop cold turkey, which is what the pharmacist told me. On another note, don't EVEN get me st...
by leggo_my_legs
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?

Great suggestion, I will check out the book! That was a pretty epic rant on my part, lol. It took me an hour to write it as I kept falling asleep. I found out today that the physical therapist I'm going to tomorrow is a neurological physical therapy specialist. That would have been really helpful to...
by leggo_my_legs
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: I'm tired of fighting
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: I'm tired of fighting

Some of the opioid side effects is the timing of it. Try keeping a diary as to what time you took it and how long it took to go into effect. If you're waking up sedated, it's possible that you are taking it too close to bedtime. Are you also treating your depression? You sound extremely depressed, w...
by leggo_my_legs
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?

Thanks, ViewsAskew. My friend with fibromyalgia brought up that maybe this is fibromyalgia. I hadn't even thought about that but that seems like it may be more likely than MS. I've had chronic pain for at least a decade. It flares up and down independent of anything I've been able to identify, somet...
by leggo_my_legs
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?

Thanks so much, you guys. I take oxycodone 10 mg for the RLS which is very effective. I've been on it since a year ago October. Does anyone have a link to video of augmentation movements of trunk? I'm curious if augmentation is what's causing my involuntary movements. I guess even if it looks like a...
by leggo_my_legs
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Paradoxical reaction on gabapentin?

Wondering if anyone has experienced muscle spasms, abnormal movements (big jerks--literally and figuratively :lol: ) and muscle cramping on gabapentin? Dose was 600 three times a day. Also having intolerance to heat, hot/cold, shivering, and elevated blood pressure, and night sweats. Also just getti...
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: What Relationships?
Replies: 38
Views: 3868

Re: What Relationships?

My coping strategy is similar to yours but not so coherent :) - Also - a big one - I have lowered my expectations. I can't do as much as I used to, and I can't do it as well, but I'm still a nice person and have some intrinsic value. ... - Another thing I'm working on is de-stressing. My job has be...
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Esophageal Spasm and RLS
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Esophageal Spasm and RLS

I get esophageal spasm. One trigger is eating too much ice cream too fast. Another trigger is taking an opioid without a significant amount of food with it! Now I know the feeling, but it's very painful, and every time it happens, it still makes me wonder if I'm having a heart attack even though I'm...

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