by madisonbrowne, Mar 21, 2008
IM TAKING    1500 MILIGRAMS A DAY 4    seisures and  pain    shouldi beconcerned andwhat precautions  should itake
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by GoingToMakeIt, Mar 21, 2008
As far as I know it is not addictive, but do not just quit. Ask both your Dr and the pharmacist.
by worried878, Mar 21, 2008
My pain doc prescribes that for me  900 mg a day in 3 doses of 300mg each...I only take the one in the evening when I am hurting as it makes me very is a safe drug....just dont snort it or anything...i know u r not but have heard some weird things before
by Will390, Mar 21, 2008
Gabapentin is "Neurontin". I remember seeing something in the news about Nuerontin side effects but can't remember exactly what it was. I know they prescribe Neurontin in jails/prisons for a WIDE variety of uses... You should "Google" Gabapentin/Nuerontin for more detailed info...
by bmc1976, Mar 21, 2008
I was prescribed gabapentin for pain due to sciatica. The doctor told me that it was non habit forming. I know we have all heard that before! I took it for withdrawals for hydrocodone and it worked wonders. I only used it for a week though. But like GoingToMakeIt said, you should not abruptly stop taking it. It should be tapered under a doctors care. That is one thing they told me. Maybe call a pharmacist as they usually have pretty good knowledge of medications. Also like Will said, you can google it. I know there is not a whole heck of a lot of info on it though.
by wait2long, Mar 21, 2008
i am currently on 1800 mgs a day...and when i havent been able to get my prescription on time, i have gone a few days without it, and i felt fine...but like goingtomakeit said, dont abruptly stop it and always consult with your doctor first.
it has been a wonderful toll for me with pain, i have only been taking it for about 5 weeks far so good.
by madisonbrowne, Mar 21, 2008
all good  feedback  thanks
by sparky89, Feb 07, 2011
I had sever pain in my arm for four months it was caused by a tumor behind my collar bone that is cancer.  I was started on gabapentin, 100 mg 3X a day for three days 2 100mg for three days and then 3 300 mg three time a day.  After only taking three pills on the first day the pain was almost gone.  I have been on it for weeks now and no pain, it is wonderful
by friendlyfreddy, Feb 07, 2011
i am useing it for hydrocodone withdrawls temporarily. as i understand it it is non addictive and almost impossible to OD on. i am taking  800mg 3x/day. i had a big stash of it and found it was useful for hydrocodone withdrawl which i am currently going through. i do know you should ween off it and not stop abruptly. best wishes..
by Jade59, Feb 07, 2011
When you're ready to stop the Gaba, wean Very slowly.  800mgs TID, is quite a dose.  I was on only on 300mgs a night for 2mos, stopped c/t due to stomach issues and man, what a mistake!  I quit taking it beginning of Dec and except for the the severe tinnitus (off and on Still!!) I am just this last week feeling normal again.  

Best of luck!