Coming off Neurontin - Meems?

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Coming off Neurontin - Meems?

Postby xenofears » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:26 am

Someone was asking me how long awful Neurontin w/d lasts, how did it go for you Meems?
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Re: Coming of Neurontin - Meems?

Postby cheeps » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:57 pm

THE ROTTEN NEUROTTEN.....thats nasty shit. The fuckin Tritrate was worse for me, and then after I got on it I lost my memory and damn near lost my job for zoning out. I was a fucking space cadet.

Gabapentin, Lyrica that is....is very nasty to taper....I made a large drop from 600mgs to 100mgs....felt like I had a damn SWAMP in my head for two weeks......but I got off easy the rest of the way.

Meems had HELL.
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Postby celticpride4Life » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:06 pm

I quit no problem. Different people will suffer/or not different symptoms. That crap made one of my many detoxes pretty easy. Only after reading about potential side effects did I step off with no problems.
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Postby mimiluv » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:00 pm

it was BAD BAD BAD.. it took about 6 weeks to feel okay again.. night sweats, cold, anxiety, pounding heart, headache, almost checked myself into the nut hut.. nausea, the shits, not sleeping well. ugh..
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Re: Coming of Neurontin - Meems?

Postby Poncho » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:50 pm

I've been taking 300M at night to help with back pain and I've just run out. Is that too small a dose to worry about ?
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Postby cheeps » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:50 pm

Paucho....you might feel crappy. How long you been taking it?
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Postby Poncho » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:48 pm

I think around 6 or 7 months. WTF, WD is everywhere. Didn't have any last night and none tonight, do feel a little anxiety but nothing 10 mg of ambien won't fix :lol: I still wonder how people do it every day completely sober. I'll probably be dead before I find the answer to that.
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Postby cheeps » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:51 pm

If anything, you might feel cloudy for a week....so if you get a weird feeling this week....
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Postby Poncho » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:58 pm

Been a little down for a while, may not be related to this. Some serious family shit going on with my kid.
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Postby julie1129 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:15 am

Poncho wrote:Been a little down for a while, may not be related to this. Some serious family shit going on with my kid.


Hope he's okay, Poncho. Kid stuff can really mess you up. It's hard to stay focused and mellow and on-track when our kids' lives are insane and crazy. It eventually makes YOU crazy, too.

Hope everything gets straightened out. :kiss:
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Postby Poncho » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:16 am

Thanks Love, are you sleeping any better ? I noticed you're posting at 12:15 am which I believe is 1:15 am EST on this board.
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Postby toto » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:22 pm

"night sweats, cold, anxiety, pounding heart, headache, almost checked myself into the nut hut.. nausea, the shits, not sleeping well. ugh.."


Shit, that's how I've been feelin since Sunday night. It's a long, long process & never gets easier.
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Postby julie1129 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:14 pm

Poncho wrote:Thanks Love, are you sleeping any better ? I noticed you're posting at 12:15 am which I believe is 1:15 am EST on this board.


Negative on the sleeping.

What I wouldn't give for a full 8 hours of sleep.

Maybe if you :blowme: ....that might help. :D
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Postby toto » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:45 am

"Negative on the sleeping.

What I wouldn't give for a full 8 hours of sleep".


Posting at 4:42 AM as this is 5 nights with no sleep at all.
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pray I won't be a menace on the roads. :ogeez:
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Re: Coming of Neurontin - Meems?

Postby celticpride4Life » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:11 am

julie1129 wrote:
Poncho wrote:Thanks Love, are you sleeping any better ? I noticed you're posting at 12:15 am which I believe is 1:15 am EST on this board.


Negative on the sleeping.

What I wouldn't give for a full 8 hours of sleep.

Maybe if you :blowme: ....that might help. :D

You need to get pounded by CP IMO
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Postby celticpride4Life » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:13 am

Poncho wrote:Been a little down for a while, may not be related to this. Some serious family shit going on with my kid.


I hope all turns out ok with your kid bro.
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Re: Coming of Neurontin - Meems?

Postby Poncho » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:12 am

Thanks CP - hope your situation improves soon as well
Unfortunately I think my situation is going to drag on for many years to come but as long as I have this place to come to , to insult people and make fun of their loved ones I think I'll be ok. :D
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Postby julie1129 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:02 am

Poncho wrote:Unfortunately I think my situation is going to drag on for many years to come but as long as I have this place to come to , to insult people and make fun of their loved ones I think I'll be ok. :D


Ha. That made me laugh.

We must've been separated at birth. :lol:
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Re: Coming of Neurontin - Meems?

Postby Poncho » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:43 pm

2 weeks today i stopped taking the 300 Mgs of Gabapentin. Fucking anxiety is a bitch and that wasn't even a high dose. These fucking doctors want you to be on something your whole life.

:MrT: : Hey Doc, I need to get off these antidepressants
:thumbup: Ooooh I have just the pills for you to take that will let you off without feeeling a thing
1 year later
:MrT: Ok Doc, it's been a year now I need to get off the pills that got me off the antidepressants
:thumbup: Oh I have just the thing for you to take so you won't feel any WDs at all from those pills that got you off the other pills
And on and on it goes ! :ogeez:

Those motherless fucks ! :punchballs:
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Postby julie1129 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:18 pm

Poncho wrote:2 weeks today i stopped taking the 300 Mgs of Gabapentin. Fucking anxiety is a bitch and that wasn't even a high dose. These fucking doctors want you to be on something your whole life.

:MrT: : Hey Doc, I need to get off these antidepressants
:thumbup: Ooooh I have just the pills for you to take that will let you off without feeeling a thing
1 year later
:MrT: Ok Doc, it's been a year now I need to get off the pills that got me off the antidepressants
:thumbup: Oh I have just the thing for you to take so you won't feel any WDs at all from those pills that got you off the other pills
And on and on it goes ! :ogeez:

Those motherless fucks ! :punchballs:


No shit, huh. It's ridiculous.

One of the commercials on TV that ALWAYS makes me lose my damn mind is the one about Abilify (I think it is). Originally marketed as an Alzheimer's drug. One of the lines in the commercial is "If you're on an anti-depressant right now...and it's not working for you...then ADD ABILIFY!!! "

WTF?

When do you stop ADDING drugs and get the fuck OFF off of them? "Oh, if THIS doesn't work, hey, try these three things ADDED with that!"

It's fucking crazy.

Congrats on getting off the gabapentin, though! :cheers2:
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