I have heard people using it for sleep as needed. I need something that I can take long term.
I don't know about long term but I have taken gabapentin for sleep in doses berween 100 to 300 mg an hour before sleeptime, I found the lower doses to be as effective without the daytime grogginess. After two weeks of daily use I did have a slight withdrawal, ringing in ears, restless legs arms, nothing major but I stopped using it.
I have never heard of taking this for sleep. I take 800 mg at night but does not help with sleep. Everyone is different.
If the ONLY reason you are talking gabapentin is for sleep, there's much better meds for that with less horrible side effects. Gabapentin is normally used for Nerve pain/neuropathy.
Talk to your doctor about a mild sedative. I use Klonopin. I also take promathezine for nausea, it knocks me out. I hope that this helps you. I just know that everyone I know, including myself has had negative side effects from gabapentin. I think that you're doctor or pharmacist would agree that gabapentin should be used for the shortest possible time. Best regards.
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