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Old 09-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Neurontin Withdrawl (HELP PLEASE)

I have been on Neurontin 4800mg a day for about 5 years now. I was put on it after breaking my neck and back (17 vertabre) at work I have had 11 surgeries now, and have been taking this drug because I have developed RSD (Restrictive Sympathetic Dystrophy) in my left arm. The medication is the only thing that seems to treat this nerve pain.

But I would gladly have the pain over the withdrawl I get when I try to stop taking it. The withdrawl is incredably terrible. I have heard the the withdrawl symtoms last for up to a year, there is no way I could tolerate it for a Month let alone a year.

Is there any medicine to combat the withdrawl from this drug? If anyone knows what I should do please post - I am freakin out that this process may take Months to overcome, I have the absoloute best Doctor but his idea is to gradually come down on dosage, I have tried that, I have tried everything, now I just want to stop and get it out of my life.

I need help I have already been through hell and back more times than i can count now it's time to put the brakes on.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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Re: Neurontin Withdrawl (HELP PLEASE)

I don't think there is anything out there to combat the wd's from Gaba. Why are you freaking out about a slow taper? I was on it as well, not that dose, but pretty close, 3000mg. I did a super slow taper over a years worth of time. Every day I got closer to being OFF. I am hear to tell you it can be done. But do it super slow.


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Sounds like you have been through the mill like me. Can you handle the pain once the meds are gone?

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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Re: Neurontin Withdrawl (HELP PLEASE)

Well That I don't know, RSD is painful I remember on several ocasions trying to cut my hand off, I have smacked it with hammers put it in a vice just for the simple fact that at least that way I knew why it was hurting so bad. My Doc is awesome he lets me dictate how to deal with it, and says I am the one that deals with it so no one knows better than I do what works and what doesn't. I just want off this stuff and the sooner the better. Thanks for the reply.

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