Thursday, March 16, 2017

Gabapentin withdrawal

I finally received a script for a small amount of oxycodone (10 mg per day). With the intention of now taking oxycodone once a day instead of gabapentin, I took no gabapentin a couple days ago. Horrible withdrawal; probably worse than heroin withdrawal. Which is apparently supposed to last a month or longer. From a drug I never wanted to take in the first place.

Everything I'm experiencing from this withdrawal is what doctors arrogantly believed they were saving me from by refusing to prescribe oxycodone or any other opioid, even though I had no problem getting off oxycodone last year after taking it every day for five months; even though I have video evidence proving oxycodone allowed me to walk after I had lost the ability to walk.

My experience is that gabapentin is evil. Please think twice before taking it. About five times. Gabapentin has caused me an immeasurable amount of misery. All while not really helping me. Now withdrawal. I am physically dependent on a drug I never wanted to take in the first place. Any doctor who tries to tell you gabapentin is safer than opioids is a doctor you need to run from. Because they're horribly wrong. All they're doing is parroting what they've heard. Which probably originated with the company that manufactures this poison.