I have had surgery on my back 2 times, my right leg and lower back is about a 8-10 pain without meds, I'am 62 years olds and retired, but I feel the meds is sloweing me down, pain med is not all take I have to take Gabapentin 800 mg 3 times aday for nerve damage to my leg. I just feel if I could cut back i would be able to do more, my Dr said he had rather me take my pain med the take a lot of ibuprofen and Tyenol......... thanks for all your help.
What does the doctor say the problem is ? Thats along time to go taking pill for lower back pain and leg pain ? If you can handle tapering that is the best way to do it but still you need to get to the root of the problem because if you dont the pain will still be there ?
It's not easy to say how long your withdrawal will be. Everyone is so different. You also don't say the length of time or reason for the drug.
Really,the very best thing is to see your doctor for a taper plan. The slower the better for you. Once you begin to taper back,we can help you with any withdrawal symptoms by
suggesting remedies that will help.
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Have you tried to cut back? What mg are they? Why cant you stop? I assume it's because of cronic pain..Just curious. 1 every 6hrs is 4 a day at most. Not really that high. If you do a small taper you really shouldn't have bad withdraws if any. Maybe lite RLS,insomnia, and the runs..Everyones different though..Good luck, and stick around you will get some great advise here.