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Managable withdrawals from evil drug because of this.

Discussion in 'Success Stories Subforum' started by SRcombs, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. SRcombs

    SRcombs Peer Supporter

    I had been on Gabapentin for 4 years for my fibromyalgia when it got to where it was just not working for me, but I didn't want to take more. After doing some research I learned what a dangerous drug it is and decided to get off it. I was already working on this program and had seen about a %50 drop in my pain. I was scared of going off the Gaba because I had heard that the withdrawals are brutal. But here's the thing, yes, I've had withdrawals, but not near what I thought they were going to be. I'm not completely off it yet, but I know for certain that this program has helped me deal with the pain and withdrawals. I've gone from 300mg 3x a day to now, I'm at 46mg 3 times a day and I feel better now than I did when I was taking a full dose.

    I think without this program I would never have made it this far.
     
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  2. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Congratulations!
     
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  3. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes. I was on that nasty drug too, but not for four years.

    Congrats! Another case of not letting worry get to you...
     
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  4. EileenS

    EileenS Well known member

    Congratulations! I took gabapentin lowest dosage for about 4 months at my very worst symptoms. This was before I knew of Dr Sarno, but I had been improving with physio. It can be an evil drug. When I was weaning off, it was like the drug was saying, “I’ll get you for thinking you can do without me.” as the symptoms flared up. I persisted though and the flare subsided.
     
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  5. SRcombs

    SRcombs Peer Supporter

    Thank you Eileen. Yes there have been some bad days, but with a VERY slow tapering schedule and Mind/Body work it has all been manageable.
     
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  6. FaithMillsM2V

    FaithMillsM2V Newcomer

    That's really great! Congratulations! I know some people who got throught this too, that's really hard.
     
  7. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    That is amazing! Thank you SO much for sharing your story with us.

    I only took Gabapentin for three and a half weeks, but Cymbalta withdrawal was rough on me. However, I knew that I should’ve been healed after a certain point, and mind-body/TMS work was a game changer. (Thank you, Steve Ozanich and Dr. Howard Schubiner.) I feel your story so hard and I’m very glad this worked out for you!
     
  8. jimmylaw9

    jimmylaw9 Peer Supporter

    Wow dorado. Similar I took GABA for sbout a month then stopped as felt no different then went onto Cymbalta. It did not reduce the pain but did help the anxiety. A year later I am tapering but the withdrawal effects are pretty sore. I’ve had headaches and nausea bad. Glad to be getting off only two weeks to go tapering
     
  9. FaithMillsM2V

    FaithMillsM2V Newcomer

    Your stories are so recalling... My dad went through Gabapentin and Cymbalta too.. He used to do it quiet and without drawing attention, until it got over control and he agreed to a rehab. It was tough.
     
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  10. FaithMillsM2V

    FaithMillsM2V Newcomer

    Anyway, a lot of people have their own stories of recovery and each of them is amazing.. I've heard some myself from my dad's friends from rehab center. I found these people really brave as they had the strength to get over their own wants and do what is right. Though there are those who still cannot get over their relative's past like my mom. She has been insisting on my dad doing this 12 panel drug test each day since he came home. I told her that it wasn't right, but she said that so she can keep the situation under control... Anyway, my dad understands.
     
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