The other day I jumped, and I thought I'd never be able to because of pain, and it shocked me. I could do a few jumping jacks. And I started having more movement. One bummer thing about it is causes weight gain for me... that certainly doesn't mean that we're all the same. Some people might lose weight, and some notice nothing at all. My combination of Lamictal, Klonopin and Gabapentin are magic. I have to say one other thing. I've noticed I twitch in certain areas. I do have a big loss of memory. I'm going to be tested for that issue. Gabapentin is blessing from God.
Good question, Lara, my sweetheart. I learned a lot about a med I'm taking. Let me know if you can get up from a chair and chew the fat. (Bad sense of humor)
I love you so much. Keep asking. Keep seeking. You'll find your answer. I'm here if ya need me. Sorry I didn't get back to you right away.
God bless you with peace,
This is some of the stuff I found on line: The sites wouldn't allow me to finish the info, however, I think you'll get the drift. It may be long or boring, but you'll take what you need and forget the rest. That's just the way we are. :
Gabapentin should not be discontinued abruptly after long term use. Abrupt or over rapid withdrawal may provoke a withdrawal syndrome reminiscent to alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal. Gradual reduction over a period of weeks or months helps minimize or prevents the withdrawal syndrome.
Side effects upon discontinuation of gabapentin that have been reported in medical literature include insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anxiety, disorientation, confusion, light sensitivity, diaphoresis, headaches, palpitations, hypertension, chest pain, and flu-like symptoms. In one case, abrupt cessation of a high dose of gabapentin triggered a seizure in an individual with no history of epilepsy.
Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, pain.
Top conditions involved for these people * :
Pain (316 people, 17.25%)
Anxiety (236 people, 12.88%)
Depression (231 people, 12.61%)
Multiple myeloma (168 people, 9.17%)
Hypertension (158 people, 8.62%)
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One side effect is weight gain.
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I told you this would be long. So, don't blame me if you're bored.