Sorry that should have been 1800 total gabapentin
Hey there, I;m so sorry for your problems. If it were me, and I am not a doctor, I would first very very slowly begin to taper.
Very very slowly.
I understand it is difficult to see a doctor very quickly. Not that you need to do this quickly. I have read that tramadol is addictive.
We are not allowed to advise about tapers, to be honest I would not know anyway.
Once I realized that I was taking too much Xanax, so with my doctors help I began to reduce it. I would write down every time I took it and how much. I did not realize how strong Xanax was.
For me gabapentin made me very photo sensitive, I have heard of others who gain weight. I was on a very low dose for a short time. I am sure others will be a long to talk soon. Hang in there.
I would taper one thing at a time. I'd stay on the gabapentin as it will help with the tram withdrawals. You're on a really high dose of gabapentin. I have been off and on it for years for nerve pain. I stopped it last summer and began again over the winter. I'm tapering off and am down to 100 mg 3x a day. If you have the option, I'd plan on doing it super slow. Gabapentin has it's own withdrawal symptoms if you come off it too fast.
Smalltownmom, thanks so much for your response.
Your advice is good. Stop one at a time, very good idea. I have not taken Tramadol so don't know a lot about it.
Ruthy, I just read your story and wanted to say how sorry I am. Yes, i remember everyone saying that tramadol was not addictive, then a family member got addicted and I started looking in to it.
Last year when I needed back surgery, the surgeon gave it to me, I never took it, thanks to people like you who have shared I realized I could get in trouble.
Again, I am so sorry.
Thank you so much for sharing.