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Doctor insights on: Gabapentin Withdrawal Symptoms

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

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

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. ...Read more

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Will I be able to experience physical withdrawal symptoms from discontinuing 300mg of gabapentin?

Will I be able to experience physical withdrawal symptoms from discontinuing 300mg of gabapentin?

Not likely: but I always recommend tapering gabapentin. if you are on 300 mg per day (100 mg three times a day), I would talk to the prescribing doctor about reducing it to 100 mg twice a day for a week or so, then 100 mg a day for a week and then stop. However, at your dose, even if you stopped completely all at once, it is unlikely to produce serious withdrawal symptoms or signs. ...Read more

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Can I have withdrawal symptoms from stopping neurontin 600mg TID & seroquel (quetiapine) 300mg PM cold turkey together by order of dr? Was taking for bipolar.

Can I have withdrawal symptoms from stopping neurontin 600mg TID & seroquel (quetiapine) 300mg PM cold turkey together by order of dr? Was taking for bipolar.

Absolutely!: There would definitely be a risk of withdrawal symptoms from stopping both of those medications abruptly. A slow taper is better - I usually take people off one medication at a time if I'm trying to get rid of both altogether. ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

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What are some withdrawal symptoms from depressants?

Discontinuation : Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia.... ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms after quitting weed?

Can be many: Research suggests that a cannabis withdrawal syndrome exists. Symptoms include; restlessness, anorexia, irritability and insomnia that begin less than 24 hours after discontinuation of marijuana, peak in intensity on days 2 to 4, and last for seven to 10 days. In my experience patients can also suffer from serious depression and anxiety symptoms as well, and sometimes vivid dreams. Can last longer ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal sxs occur: When sudden discontinuation of antidepressants occur. Symptoms may be physical and/or psychological and may include, dizziness, nausea, tremor, anxiety, crying, irritability, lack of focus, confusion and muscle aches to name a few. Some antidepressants cause more sxs than others and sxs can be avoided by a gradual taper. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

See below: Shakes, anxiety , increased pulse and pressure beginning 12 hrs, maxing 24-48 hrs and resolving by 72 hrs. In more sever cases there is agitation, confusion which in the most severe case is termed dts (delerium tremens) and can be fatal. Seizures and hallucinations may also seen but are separate from dts. In more sever cases- it takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin ?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin
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Withdrawal?: Only patients with diabetes take insulin. If they stop taking it, then blood sugars go up very high and may cause a life-threatening metabolic emergency called, diabetic ketoacidosis (dka). Though patients with type 2 diabetes don't normally get dka, high blood sugars will cause other problems. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal symptoms when stopping refalen?

Are there withdrawal symptoms when stopping refalen?

Possible, not likely: Relafen (nabumetone) is a non steroidal anti -inflammatory. Stronger than Aspirin and less than cortisone products. It has many side effects. Withdrawal symptoms, meaning a consistent set of issues that arise when the drug is stopped abruptly.Thishas not been reported. However, I have had people describe a return of their original complaints when the drug is halted. This is relapse and not withdrawal. ...Read more

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What were your toughest withdrawal symptoms from tobacco?

First 3 Days: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms from cyclobenzaprine. ?

Anxiety : Withdrawal from cyclobenzaprine caqn cause anxiety and insomnia akso it can cause abnormal dreams . Because it has a tricyclic structure it can cause deprssion . To avoid this is prudent to slowly decrease to avoid uncomfortable symptoms. ...Read more

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I am just curious what are the withdrawal symptoms from alcohol?

Withdrawal sxs: There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www.Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms.Org/ . Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal. Please look into alcoholics anonymous if you are asking this question out of personal concern. ...Read more

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What are opioid withdrawal symptoms?

What are opioid withdrawal symptoms?

Opiate withdrawal: Opiate withdrawal syndrome includes: agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, teariness, runny nose, sweating, yawning, nausea, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, goosebumps, vomiting, etc. http://tinyurl.com/3tkcjeg. ...Read more

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Are there spironolactone withdrawal symptoms?

Should not be any: There should not be withdrawal symptoms from stopping of spironolactone, but you should check with your before stopping it. It is used for multiple purposes--heart failure/edema, hyeraldosteronism, hypokalemia (low potassium) hypertension, and even to treat hirsuittism (excessive hair and acne. It has many side effects, but has no signifincant withdrawal symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Benedryl side effect: No. Withdrawl symptoms are related to a body's reaction after cessation of exposure to an addictive substance. Benedryl=dyphenhydramine is not an addictive substance, so withdrawl would not be medically anticipated. You may have rebound swelling of the sinus tissues that had been treated by the antihistamine. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more