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Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« on: October 21, 2015, 06:42:23 AM »
I tried this a few times over the last three months and found it surprisingly effective when utilized in combination with weed. Gives you a mild stimulant buzz not wholly unlike tramadol, but also makes you somewhat inebriated. Lowers inhibitions slightly. Raises mood.

Some people say it doesn't do jack for them, but my first time I tried 1200mg and got off. Pushed it up to 4500mg and never had any ill effects. Try it if you have a bottle lying around.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 10:26:23 AM »
Even just gabapentin (Neurontin) by itself is amazing for opioid withdrawal. I can be sick as all hell but once the gabapentin kicks in, I actually feel very good and have the energy to get up and do things which, otherwise, I wouldn't be able to do while sick. I would say that by itself, gabapentin relieves about 92.5% of my withdrawal symptoms. The only thing it doesn't help very much with for me is diarrhea and physical lethargy.

Combining gabapentin and loperamide makes for an excellent WD combination. Even better is when you can already have the loperamide built up in your system (by atleast 12 hours) before dosing the gabapentin.

The only people I have talked to that didn't have an overwhelmingly positive experience with gabapentin for WD's, we're those that simply didn't take enough. A good starting dosage would be between 1800mg and 3000mg for those without tolerance to gabapentin.

I don't know how we feel about posting dosages on D&U, but with something as benign as gabapentin, I don't see it being a problem.

There's a user on this board named Jega who openly swears that gabapentin is utter garbage and does not a single thing ever, but he has ever only taken 600mg at one time.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 10:40:35 AM »
I see no problems with that drug and your dosages.

I don't know the LD50 of gabapentin but it must be big number.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 11:11:51 AM »
There's a user on this board named Jega who openly swears that gabapentin is utter garbage and does not a single thing ever, but he has ever only taken 600mg at one time.

Cute. I've been swearing by this drug for years.

Tolerance develops fast. i'm prescribed 3600mg a day (2 600x3 a day) but 12g in a day is not an uncommon dose for me.

I've done around 50 in a day. Don't.

It's not just for withdrawal, it's good on it's own.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 11:29:27 AM »
What those guys say. I"m never without a little stash put away, just in case.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2015, 12:23:20 PM »
There's a user on this board named Jega who openly swears that gabapentin is utter garbage and does not a single thing ever, but he has ever only taken 600mg at one time.

Cute. I've been swearing by this drug for years.

Tolerance develops fast. i'm prescribed 3600mg a day (2 600x3 a day) but 12g in a day is not an uncommon dose for me.

I've done around 50 in a day. Don't.

It's not just for withdrawal, it's good on it's own.

Haha. I'm just messing with you because youre the only other person I see posting with regularity about the wonder drug.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2015, 07:08:16 AM »
So being as I'm fairly sure I'm going to have some level of wds soon and I have a ton of gabapentin stored up (quit taking it when I got to 4000mg a day with no observable relief, titration of course, but still get the script monthly) Any suggestions of where to start, and I don't want to have to do the whole titration again if I can help it. I don't like the stuff. But being my borrower royally screwed me with a new inventive lie, a gurls gotta make it. Gonna try and get some off a fellow cpp tomorrow, but they are very proud like 40 for a 30 proud. So may have to use this method. Nyways, thanks for ideas.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 08:20:10 AM »
Its been a lifesaver for me, although unlike theSWPK I get no energy at all. It makes me super lazy. And I agree with Jega, its great on its own as well as using for WD. I usually just lay in bed and rent movies and get REALLY into them, like if you smoked weed and got really into something like a game, movie, or a story a friend is telling lol

Its helped me so much during WD. And the sleep, the glorious sleep.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 09:54:24 AM »
I had good results even with low doses of gabapentin (3-600mg) combined with a couple (small) swallows of DXM and some half doses of clonidine.  I find the combination of the 3 meds covers all the withdrawal bases, and the gabapentin especially keeps you from having to use too more clonidine and getting that sickly, dizzy feeling from too low blood pressure.

It works great when you're tapering too, esp if you have to taper quick (like you used most of your opie meds in the first 3 weeks of the month and have only a fraction of your normal dose to spread out until refill day, or you're waiting to reup on dope and its taking much longer than you thought so you have to stretch out what you have left. 
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2015, 10:54:14 AM »
I've been on Neurotin for awhile now its biggest plus imo being that with a high enough dose you can get sleep no matter how bad the WDs.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2015, 12:21:16 PM »
Shit's a Godsend.
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2015, 12:45:34 PM »
Yo jega,

Why not use Lyrica instead of all the neurontin? I'd have to take similar doses u take for my diabetic neuropathy, but now I take 300mg of Lyrica 3x a day and the results are way better? Maybe it absorbs better because I put it right into my jejunum, I dunno?
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2015, 02:42:57 PM »
I use lyrica also. It's great in smaller doses than the gaba...tolerance in me builds pretty quickly so I don't take it during the month when I have plenty of dope/pills. That way I don't have to use such a large amount to cover wds.

I usually do a quick taper with it when I find my pills/funds running short. It also seems to be a decent potentiator. Works really well with super low doses of methadone!

I love this stuff. Even gives me a fun dizzy feeling. Had an older head (65) tell me I was crazy and the shit was worthless. I just smiled and let him give me all of his script for free instead of continuing to argue about it!

When your sick, give it a try if you have some laying around. Helps me tremendously. Kat
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2015, 03:00:05 PM »
At this point I don't know it's placebo or not to tell u the truth, I think it really helps with the electric shock and burning feeling from the neuropathy and CRPS tho.

Whenever I used to end up without some sort of opiate I always drowned my sorry in xanax and meds to stop the hershey squirts. It feels good to know when ur sick like me I do t have to worry about finding the next dose, it is also a curse tho.

I'm very sure opiates have totally rewired my brain as to the perception of pain, and also had something to do with all the gi problems I have(even tho doctors dobut this).
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Re: Anyone tried gabapentin for withdrawal?
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2015, 09:46:42 PM »
I haven't used dope in over 2 months, came upon gabs again and gave it a whirl. Definitely more than a placebo, and if you mix it with weed and get the timing right, some CRAZY CEVs. I take 3-4.5 grams and that seems to be a good recreational dose. I think this drug gets a lot of shit because most people try 300-600mg, get nothing and write it off as useless. Gotta take more..

Its something that is more fun if you are up and moving around, cuz you get that drunkenness feeling but you don't notice it as much if you are sitting down. Lots of fun.
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