Its seems as soon as I think about tapering down, my pain escalates , what my mind telling me? I have been on a antidepressant along with gabapentin for pain. I am tapering down much slower than my doctor wants I am afraid of side effects. Even though I am going threw a very emotional divorce at this time: meaning she wants it more than I , but I am excepting that fact our marriage died years ago but I never wanted to face it. I would appreciate any insight on people that have tampered off there meds and what experiences did they face. It seems the more the pain increase the less of my belief in my tms. I guess this is how our minds want to protect us.