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    Old 01-08-2019, 09:26 PM   #1
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    Dr just prescribed gabapentin. Iíve been doing some research and there seems to be quite a few side effects with this drug. And I read where itís highly addictive. Iím a little reluctant to start it. Can anyone tell me their experiences with it ?
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    Old 01-09-2019, 05:45 AM   #2
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    Re: Gabapentin

    Gabapentin, or Neurontin (same drug) is not so much addictive as the body gets used to it, causing you to have to increase your dosage regularly.

    I was on it for nephropathy pain and started at a low dose, eventually going up to 300 mgs 3x a day, and it did absolutely nothing for me.

    The one thing you need to be aware of is NOT stopping it abruptly, you have to wean off of it or it can cause seizures.

    I know tons of people who have either been on it, or have tried it and none of them have had any addiction issues- however, it seems to be hit or miss if it works or not.

    Good luck! Give it a try, as long as you are doing it under your doctor's advice, you have nothing to lose!
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