- Jan 18, 2017
Thank you my friend! I was looking for that Mega Thread but I could not find it.I assume the taper for gabapentin would be the same as Lyrica.
I cut by %50 until I got to 100mg per day. Then I cut by 25mg per day. When I’m taking 25 mg per day , my next move is to zero.
Gabapentin is about 1/2 as strong as lyrica so maybe you would cut by 50% until you get to around 300mg per day, then cut by 50mg, then jump off from 50mg.
The important thing is to stabilize at each level or you will go psychotic. Usually about two weeks for me at each stage. Also, my method involves opening the capsules and separating the powder into equal piles.
Ex: A 150 mg pill separated in half makes two piles of 75mg. Same pill into thirds equals 50mg. So on and so forth.
The piles of powder taste really bad, so be ready with water. And I save the empty capsules to refill for taking on the go(put 50 mg back into an empty 150 mg capsule so I can leave the house!). Also, I can easily take one dose per day with no withdrawals.
Check my posts in the Lyrica(pregablin) mega thread. There’s a lit of good information about tapering and withdrawls. Most everything is basically the same for gabapentin, just the dose is 2-3 times more for gabapentin.-
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My attention span is not so good.
I have cut back to two 600 mg pills as I only took three of them for like 7 days.
I don’t think 7 days was enough time to even get used to that dosage.
I was still adjusting to three a day.
So, I just cut it back to two a day and I will stay there for a few weeks and then cut a pill in half and take one and a half a day for two to three weeks.
Depending on if I feel stable. And so forth.
Luckily I don’t have to deal with capsules and powder.
The pills I have, even have a line where half a pill is at, so I can easily cut them in half and even quarters if I need to.
I feel so dumb for letting this new so called specialist get my hopes up!
I knew better! I have already tried everything! Tried all their “treatments“ before and with disastrous consequences!
That is why I am in pain management! It is ALL that can be done for me!
I was just hoping this “specialist “ could help me get my disability benefits finally!
He admitted I was completely disabled but I doubt he will help me with disability since I am never going back to this quack!
This idiot “specialist” told me the other day that I was low on Vitamin D and gave me a prescription to take 50,000 units
Of Vitamin D all at one time, once a week!
If I had taken that, I would have had kidney failure!
That just confirmed my suspicions that this “specialist” has NO fucking idea what he is doing!
I often wonder why do the patients know more than the doctors???
Thank God for BlueLight!
Everyone needs to ask here before starting or stopping any kind of medication!
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I would really like to go before an entire group of doctors and show them how many people they have killed or could have killed or just plain fucked up and caused intense suffering to! I would like to show them how the patients know more than they do regarding medication (drugs) and that they need to listen to their patients!
AND SEND THEM HERE FOR CORRECT INFORMATION on medications and (drugs!)
Doctors and “Specialists” should be paying BlueLight for doing their job!!