I have cut back from 800 mg qid to 800 mg tid. I would like to eventually completely stop taking it if I can.
You are doing the right thing. I went down every three or four days. If you experience returning pain or problems, be sure to talk with your physician.
You need to contact your Dr. to taper off of this medication as the side effects of not tapering correctly can really be bad.
You have to taper off slowly & Gabapentin comes in
100mg capsules & that way you can step down slowly.
Best of luck, Kathy
Slowly! I am in the same boat as you, I've gone from 3600mgs to 600mgs in about six weeks. It's not too bad, really. Just had some headaches and nausea but that's all. My pain has actually gotten better after going down so much. Have you noticed any change in pain levels?
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