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by leggo_my_legs
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 671

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Good. I suspect that some of whether or not you may have difficulty depends on how many medications you were exposed to and taken off quickly before. Sometimes the brain just gets to the point of being done with transitions. I think that's part of why this happened to me.
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Hydrocodone vs. oxycodone
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Hydrocodone vs. oxycodone

I'm on oxycodone. Working very well. I take 5-10 mg.
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 671

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

OK, hope you find something that helps! Gabapentin withdrawal, if one is unlucky enough like me to have an issue with it, is one of the worst. If one falls into that category, you have to go incredibly slow to get off and it takes months. MDs don't know how to advise; mine put me on a fast taper tha...
by leggo_my_legs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 671

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Brynmr wrote:Apparently all or most of these drugs used to treat RLS have bad withdraw symptoms. We are not swimming in friendly waters.


True.
by leggo_my_legs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 671

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

If gabapentin stops working for you, I'd consider switching to another class of drug.
by leggo_my_legs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapenten used thru the night
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: Gabapenten used thru the night

I woke at 5 am with symptoms this morning so I'm thinking my second dose of Gabapentin at 10 pm rather than 9. I'm finding my RLS is expanding to a 12 hour cycle up from an initial 6-8 hour cycle 6 months ago and the mg has increased to 1200-1500 mg. Yeah, timing is pretty important. It's possible ...
by leggo_my_legs
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 671

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: 166

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: 280

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: 196

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: 34
Views: 671

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: 280

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: 34
Views: 671

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: 34
Views: 671

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: 280

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...

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