I have been prescribed 1mg xanax xr twice a day, and 300mg gabapectin twice a day. I am a little nervous about taking it as i saw there were drug interactions on eppocrates for cns depression and addiction. currently i have only been taking 1mg xanax xr twice a day and 300mg, but am supposed to up my does of gabapentin yesterday. i started to have light green stool yesterday... honestly i dont know if its just something i ate or if i should worry, or if i should go to the 600mg a day gabapentin... obviously you can see from what im being prescribed i have pretty bad anxiety issues. so this is driving me crazy.
i used to be on Pristiq 100mg a day and xanax .5 once a day, but the pristiq if i forgot it for more than 10min after i was supposed to take it i got a severe headache that took hours to go away. so i asked to be weaned off of it (worst experiance ever)
hopefully someone can give me some expert experience on my concern Thanks Blue
Hi blue83, I take both gabapentin and xanax with no problems. If you've been on one of them for a while, slowly add the other med. They both work well for me. Also, yes Xanax can be addictive, yet you are very aware of that, so try not to worry so much about addiction. As long as you take what is prescribed, and taper off of xanax when the time comes, you will be just fine! Best wishes, sweet lemon
6 Feb 2012
I agree wholeheartly with my friend sweet lemon. My hubby has taken gabepentin which is not addictive by the way at any dose. You can't just stop it at high doses as it's an antiseizure med that also works for other conditions. If you have anxiety, the xanax will help tremendously. Best of luck to you...
7 Feb 2012
I have to tell you Mary and Sweet Lemon know of which they speak. I, too, am on xanax and gabapentin and I love both of them and wouldn't quit either, for the reason , if nothing else, the medications do what they are supposed to do. And I am a retired ICU nurse... don't obsess... relax... relax... breathe in and out deeply about 5 times. Don't get cranked up about yer poop either... it's something you ate... fer Goodness sake!!! And my Cymbalta doesn't work either. Don't send yourself to the hospital, like I did... relax... relax... u b fine dear.
The Happiest Sweetest Hippie, Laura
3 Jun 2014
I also take gabapentin 300mg 3 times a day with xanax 0.5 once a day at bedtime prescribed by my pain management dr.
28 Feb 2017
blue83 I just got on this site re~ Gabapentin 300 mg × 3 Daily Alprazolam 1 mg x 4 Daily
Believe it or not but my Gabapentin has just been reduced from 1200 mg Daily (6 years), Alprazolam (generic Xanax) from 5 Daily (9 years) and I have Discontinued propranolol 20 mg x 5 Daily (8 years). Only side effects from combination Xanax & Gabapentin were dizziness & headaches in beginning.
I'm diagnosed w/Severe Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Hyper-Vigilance Disorder, PTSD, Depression. I cannot be around people or even go to the store. I'm a 58 year old female & this hit me out of nowhere just over 10 years ago. I've never done illegal drugs, rarely drank alcohol, I was a successful Single Grandmother & business woman making $60,000.00 + boom. Keep getting up each day and saying Thanks for being here! Sometimes it's the best we can do
11 May 2017
Hi I just read your post bout taking the xanax and gabelien however you spell it , sorry I am.kinda loopy from my meds . But I suffer from aniexty bad , bout taking medication . I am afraid to have a major panic attack . I am on 300mg three times a day of the gabelien just started , wanted to try the xanax but the anxiety stops me . Can you post how it done for you . Was a huge step to take the 300mg . I seen other post seems to be ok to mix . Thank you ponygirl
14 Apr 2018
I just had one of the worst drug interactions I have ever had by adding Gabapentin to the xanax I was already taking. My doctor told me since I an younger to go ahea an start with 2 Gabapentin pills instead of just 1. The prescription said to take 1 a day for a wekk then increase to 2 a day for a week and finally up to 3 a day in the 3rd week. Again, my doctor said to go ahead and take 2 instead of starting out at 1.
I took the 2 Gabapentin around 3 in the afternoon. I am having really bad stomach problems and got no sleep the previous night and the Gabapentin made me really drowsy within like 20 minutes of taking it. I feel asleep and woke up around 7pm. I don think I have ever been so spaced out before. On top of that, my muscles just wouldn't work normally. It was literally like I had epilepsy. I crawled out of my bed and only got about 5 feet before I passed out again, right into a pile of clothing that was in the room.
I woke back up around 9 and was just barely able to crawl to the stars and call to my wife. At this point, I was unable to speak properly at all. I could think what I wanted to say, but I just couldn't say them and I still had terrible muscle control. my wife called 911 and I tried to get down the stairs, but just couldn't do it. I basically collapsed midway and my wife sat there making sure I din't fall down the rest of the stairs. The paramedics had to slide my down the remaining stairs.
Thy released me from the hospital pretty quickly, but I was really weak and spaced out for at least another 8 hours. And my talking and muscle coordination slowly came back. One of the scariest parts was when the paramedics were there. I kept getting this really strong buzzing sensation in my head and everything I was looking at looked pixelated. It was like I had entered the game of Minecraft. I am going to call my doctor on Monday and see what he says. I don't know if I just cant take Gabapentin, if it was the combination of Gabapentin with my Xanax (take about 1 mg a day), or taking the 2 instead of starting at one.
One thing is for sure, if he want e to continue to take it, I am going to be terrified the next time I have to take one. Definitely a scary experience.