I was just prescribed 100mg, 1 to 2 pills as-needed for anxiety. Although with anxiety I am afraid to try them because of all the side effects and problems that could happen. How do you get past the fear of the side effects and problems?
Was just prescribed gabapentin?
Question posted by rhoda27 on 6 Dec 2020
Last updated on 6 December 2020
That is an extremely low dose never heard of it being used for anxiety gabapentin is designed to be used for neuromuscular nerve pain I am on a much higher dose and doing everything I can to get off it the drug is more difficult to wean off of than an opioid the side effects are horrible stay off it many more medications for anxiety that are effective and don't have issues with weaning off it you can Google weaning off gabapentin and see all the issues this has caused me to check any new medicine the Dr puts me on for what happens when I no longer need or want to stay on a particular medication
I know that it can be a difficult decision to decide to take a medication but remember that it's mostly your anxiety talking... don't let your anxiety control your life. This medication was prescribed to help you with that anxiety.
Sure, there may be some side effects but for the majority of users they are mild and transient usually resolving in just days to a week or so as your system adjusts to the drug. Many people have no side effects at all.
First of all you should thoroughly acquaint yourself with your new medication and here's a link that will help with that:
This is another link to user reviews of gabapentin for treating anxiety and you'll notice that most people give it very positive reviews and it's rated 8/10:
I hope this information will help with your decision.
Thank you so much! I will check those links out! Very kind of you to take the time to answer me!
If you have questions or concerns along the way please feel free to post again.
Good luck and I hope you're feeling better very soon.
Oops! Wrong link. For anxiety:
anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, gabapentin, side effect, prescription, pill
- Gabapentin uses and safety info
- Gabapentin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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