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Sudden Withdrawal from Neurontin
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I have been taking 600 mg of Neurontin 4x a day for about 2 years and recentlty ran out of this medication due to excrutiating slow service from mandatory mail order RX company.... I was extremely agitated during this time (approx. 5 days), nervous, stressed out, etc. Has anyone else had these symptons as a result of sudden withdrawal from Neurontin? I can't understand why this happened, I felt so scared and lousy for that time. Is this a known reaction for this med? I haven't been able to find an answer. I take it for relief from carpel tunnel syndrom. Thanks ## Almost any med, or substance, even you morning coffee, will cause some withdrawal symptoms when you have been used to having it in your body for awhile, and suddenly stop taking it. Did it ease when you finally started ...
Updated 21 hours ago.
 
severe nerve pain and chronic back pain
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I overdosed on several bottles of pills about a year ago had a seizure and layed in the floor for three days before I was found I wa dead on arrival after being flown to the hospital they did immediate surgery on my left arm and right hand due to severe compartment syndrome I was in icu for several days and almost lost my arm and both hands they pulled me off my meds after a cpl weeks and I'm still in severe pain and I don't know what to do they said pain meds wldnt help theve tryed everything except spinal cord stimulation and I keep a burning pins and needle sensation and I'm not sure what to do it never stops or gets any better I'm just not sure what to do ## Hello, Kanenky! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about what you've been through, but so glad you surv...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
gabapentin withdrawals
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being taken off of neurontin/gabapentin after seven years. crying, anxious, and what no one mentions itching all over! have tried antihistamines, cortizone creams but w/ no relief. ## yes this is normal I went through the same thing. I was on 3600 for eight years. I weaned off very slowly. I started weening off in 2008. I am now down to 400mg and go down about 100 a week. Its so awful ## These types of problems are normal from a sudden withdrawal of any medication that affects brain chemicals, which is exactly what Gabapentin does, since it was initially discovered as an anticonvulsant. Unfortunately, since you were on it for so long, it is probably going to take several weeks for these effects to wear off, though they should gradually improve and lessen in severity. As to the itching, ...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
how long does neurontin work in your body before being excreted
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I was recently started on neurontin and even before discharge I advised the psychiatrist that I was having reactions. He felt they were occurring from starting Geodon and stopped that one. I was having discharge on Friday April 27th. Symptoms worsen and I read more on neurontin and really am concerned. I called the BSU as I wanted guidance and was told to discontinue it. I am unable to remember the start date but thinking it was possibly the Tues or Wed of last week. I REALLY am very concerned about permanent damage... It is a low dose 100 mg TID. I see my primary tomorrow for hospital follow up. HOWEVER, I could use reassurance as I am clearly very anxious and VERY fearful, especially about my memory... Could I have some more guidance and perhaps reassurance?? I am very very concerned ...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
What Does Neurontin Show Up As On A Drug Screen
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Does anyone know if Neurontin shows up as anything on a drug screen? ## No, Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to be effective at treating certain types of nerve pain, so it is not a substance that is included on drug test panels. It has also not been known to cause false positives for anything else. Learn more Neurontin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Neurontin only shows up as neurontin or gabapenton and is rarely tested for. I'm in drug court and they test us for everything including neurontin and ultram/ultracet ## Going to Dr tomorrow for migraines. My Friend gave me nuerotin. And buspar. Is this going to show up in blood or urine ## Thank u so much foe the answer to my question. My mom ...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
neurontin drug test
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I don't take neurontin and have never taken it. I have been on methadone for 8 years and have been taking urine drug screens the entire time. This past month my screen showed that I had taken neurontin, as I stated I don't take it. I take over the counter medicine for acid reflux and a sleep aid which is just benadryl. Does anyone have any ideas what would cause this to show up in my test? I have lost some of my privileges due to this showing up. Please help!!! ## The over the counter sleep aid that is benadryl shows up as a benzo. I'm I guess pretty much in the same program and have been for 3 years this month. I've been dealing with the same since January this year if you take any king of benadryl or over the counter nighttime sleep aid it will cause you to fail the on...
Updated 16 days ago.
 
starting neurontin withdrawal
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I am to start my withdrawal from 2700mg of neurontin this week. I take three 300mg at morning, noon, and dinner. I had tried to go off it myself a few time, but guess I tried to do it too quickly, the pain was terrible. I have been on it for about five years for chronic pain and it doesn't work. I will go down one pill (300) every three weeks or so. I hope this will be slow enough to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Any thought on this would be appreciated. ## Hi, Wanda! How are things going? One warning I'd like to give you is that you do need to do this very slowly and carefully. Since Neurontin is actually an anticonvulsant, a rapid, sudden withdrawal actually creates the risk of suffering seizures. You've already experienced the rebound pain that can happen from doing it too...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
Taking Neurotin While Wearing Drug Detection Patch
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i need to know the answer u think it is before the night is up....please please please hurry!!!! Cause, if it don't show up on a patch drug test, then he might be able to keep himself from goin back to prison for 2 more yrs....He is a great person and has changed his ways tremendously....*MY BROTHER* HURRY HURRY HURRY ## Neurontin is an anticonvulsant, not a narcotic, so no it will not be detected as anything by the drug test patch, nor any other type of drug test. Learn more Neurontin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi...did you ever find out the answer to this question? How did the results of the test come back? I am curious about this myself...
Updated 25 days ago.
 
Does Neurotin show up in drug test while wearingTest Detection Patch
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i am trying to help my brother out....will someone PLZ hurry and answer me????His parole officer came out to put a drug detection patch on him for a week....i know neurotin dont show up on a urine test, but would it on the patch????DOES ANYONE AT ALL KNOW????The only drug he was taking while wearing the patch was 600mg Neurotin....Thanx for ur help....... ## No, it isn't in a class of drugs that is tested for with these types of tests. Neurontin is an anticonvulsant, not a conventional analgesic like an opiate narcotic, so it would not be detected by such tests, at all. Learn more Neurontin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## PharmChem inc. offers the PharmChek Sweat Patch Device (Drug Detection Patch) for use by its customers to test for drugs of abuse. Applica...
Updated 25 days ago.
 
South Georgia Pill Mills Still Open For Buisness
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need a pain dr. in south georgia asap. I say a pill mill jusdt because they prescribe good amounts usually but I am a completely on the up and up and have alot of back problems compounded by fibromyalgia and so on. ## It looks like law enforcement has been cracking down on the pill mills over there, so they may not be as generous as they might have been in the past: ajc.com/news/massive-pill-mill-raid-1227391.html n regards to finding a local pain doctor, I have listed below a couple websites specific to locating pain management doctors in a given area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results: {link removed because site no longer exists} You can give this other page a try too if you come up with different results for some reason or another: wellness.com/fi...
Updated 25 days ago.
 
how long does it take neurontin to get out of your system
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I Take Neurontin how long does it take to come out of you system? It is causing to many problems for me. Can you stop suddenly or do you have to ween your self from them?? ## Hi, Sweet Pea! Sorry about the problems that it's causing you. What types of symptoms have you been experiencing? How long have you been taking it? If you've been on it for awhile, at a high dose, suddenly stopping it could cause a risk of seizures, since it's an anticonvulsant. It is generally best to taper off of these types of medications. Have you discussed it with your doctor? Learn more Neurontin details here. ## If I took a 1/2 of a quater early Wednesday morning will I b clean by friday ## A friend of mine don't ever take Neurontin and she took 20 pills in two days how long will it take to g...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
hot pink big oval shaped pill
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It was around about 10 yrs ago .... used for pain ....ppl could take them to keep from going into withdrawal....it got banned for causing heart problems....i can't think of the name of them....they were abused and kinda made u feel like when u take neurontin ## Hello, Nicky! How are you? I think you may be talking about Darvocet, which contained Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene. It was a very mild narcotic and yes, it was pulled from the market due to the risk of cardiac dangers. The FDA listed it as possibly being habit forming and it could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. Does the sound correct?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Dangerous Cocktail: Neurontin and Opiates
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One of the contraindications while taking Neurontin is using opiates such as Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and Oyxcodone (Percocet). The opiates potentiate the effect of Neurotin by 14%. With Morphine, it increases the effect of Neurotin by 44%. My husband was on Neurontin at 900 mg a day (taken in three doses). At that time, he was not taking much of his pain killer, Oxycodone (Percocet), maybe one 5mg dose a night. My husband was originally took Neurotin for shingles nerve pain. His doctor decided to increase his dose of Neurontin to 1800 mg per day (three equal doses). Before that time, my husband increased his Oxycodone to two 5mg tablets before bedtime and another 5mg tablet about four hours later. Upon the increase in Neurontin, my husband started to experience some adverse effects. These...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
false positive on drug test neurontin
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I take large doses of neurontin, wellbutrin and the muscle relaxer flexiril. Can these drugs cause a false positive for methadone?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Neurontin Made Me Feel Euphoric
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I was introduced to neurontin by my boyfriend. He used it for recreation and said it made him feel chill. He would take 9 capsules so I only took 3 capsules of the 300mg capsules. It made me happy and giggley and I felt like I was floating. I didn't feel angry or as if I wanted to hurt someone as I normally feel daily. Why? ## Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, which is actually an anticonvulsant, so it works on brain chemicals, this it can cause the effects you experienced in some people, which is why there are warnings that some people are more prone to abuse it. For this same reason, it is also sometimes used to treat mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Wow. That is quite a reaction for such a small...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Neurontin in Recovery
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I am in Recovery for 8 years 7 months from a severe opiate addiction. I abused painkillers for nearly ten years. I underwent rapid opiate detox. I was given Neurontin upon discharge for the residual withdrawal to combat agitation, mood swings, irritability etc; After 30 days, the rx ran out and I didn't see the need to refill it. After all, it wasn't giving me instant gratification. However, when I stopped taking it, I began go from crying uncontrollably to dangerous road rage to nearly killing my husband throwing a blender at his head. So I went back on it. I've been on it for almost 9 years. I have never abused it or taken more than prescribed. If anything I've titrated down or taken less but have never been able to get off. Two doctors that know of my history of addic...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
New user of neurontin
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A dermatologist prescribed Neurontin (400mg 3x daily) for neuropathic brachioradial pruritis. Anyone else have this? I started taking it last night and took one this AM. It made m every drowsy. Does this go away in time? (It's about 4 hours since I took it and I feel less drowsy although I don't think I would droive my car.) ## Hello, Pikov! How are you? Neurontin is an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain types of nerve pain. Drowsiness can be a normal side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Yes, it should taper off in severity, after about 4 to 6 weeks, once your body adjusts to the medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## At this point, I'm up to 2400 mg/day. The itching has subsided, but I've gained more than...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
does neurontin show up a drug test if the probation officer tests for suboxone
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I'm fixing to be put on probation for sum drug related charges (take note I was helping a friend and she set me up) but it was soboxone I got in trouble with that I had a prescription for and i got kicked out of the doctor so I've been taking neurotins 300-400mg to come off of them. Will neurotins show up in a drug test if they test for stuff like soboxone? ## I am located in Tennessee and really need help with my question ## Did you ever find out the answer to this question? I go in for a test tomorrow and was wondering the same thing.. I am also in Tennessee ## I never got an answer on here but my mom said they do not show up on a drug test cuz she takes neurontins also and i got tested in court so thankfully my charges got dropped ## Be careful...when they test for things lik...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
How long is Neurontin active in your body?
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How long does Neurontin remain active in your body before being excreted? ## Hello, Kevin! How are you? The FDA classifies this medication as an anticonvulsant, which is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain and dry mouth. It's half-life is approximately 5 to 7 hours and it takes 5 to 6 half-lives to be fully processed from your body, so it would be fully excreted in approximately 30 to 42 hours. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
NEURONTIN AND DARVOCETE
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I NEED TO KNOW WHY THE DRS WON'T LET ME TAKE THE NEURONTON WITH DAVOCTE OR ANY THING ELSE, ITS JUST NOT ENOUGH ## i was on neurontin for a while, and it did no good...they won't let you take other meds so they can monitor how well it helps you..if it is for severe nerve pain, ask your md about a drug called lyrica made by pfizer ## Ijust come from my drs. office and he give me neurontin to take three times a day and ,I'm also taking lortab ever four hours for sevre back pai should i take them both at the same time. ## Did they take Neurontin of the market/IF so when?And why? ## hi, I take loratab and MS Contin and my doctor just put me on neurontin. So I don't know why you can't take Darvocet with it. Might be a doctor that just don't like pain pills. Its best to...
Updated 3 months ago.
 

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