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was on 300mg gabapentin 3 times a day for 30 days. odds of having nasty withdrawal symptoms?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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You don't say what: you are on it for, unless it is being prescribed off-label for headache, or to augment your antidepressant. Neither of these purposes are indications for gabapentin. In general, withdrawal symptoms are mild and few and far between, but I ALWAYS recommend tapering off any anticonvulsant medication, and NEVER stopping them suddenly unless there is a severe side effect.
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