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Withdrawal Symptoms Neurontin
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.
I need to taper off of 300mg neurontin (gabapentin).I have been on this for 4 months. I want to taper without having bad withdrawal symptoms. I need a plan?
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
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
Can lyrica (pregabalin) cause withdrawal symptoms? I'm changing medicine to neurotin for fms. I'm weaning off of the lyrica (pregabalin) but still worried about withdrawals
Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more
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
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
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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