Hi, I was a member here years ago when I had a pain pill addiction. Haven't touched one in over 5 years thank God! However, I seem to have unknowingly gotten myself in a different jam so to speak. My husband passed away February 2015. I handled the anxiety for almost 2 years til January 2017 when I finally asked my nurse practitioner for help. I was very adamant on "nothing narcotic or controlled." She understood and we agreed on low dose of gabapentin. I want to stress, I don't abuse it and only take what is prescribed. My problem is, 3 years later, it now IS a controlled substance and my nurse practitioner can no longer prescribe it. So, rather than finding another dr, spending more money etc, I have decided I want to come off of this medication and deal with life on my own like I used to. I am coming here because I've always respected and trusted the people in this community with your wealth of knowledge and personal experiences. Has anyone here safely discontinued this medication? And if so, how slowly did you taper? I have currently went from 1-300mg capsule 3x daily to 1-300mg capsule 2x daily. Some anxiety but tolerable. God bless you all, sorry for the long post and thank you for any advice you may have.