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loveshespoke

785d

Can anyone tell me how to get through a tough medication adjustment with even a shred of grace or patience? I'm not at all sure my head is still attached to my body. I've been here before, but how long does this particular one last?

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    • loveshespoke

      783d

      @AnimalBoy oh, that's interesting. I will definitely mention it, and now that you mention it, I've been sleeping better since taking it

    • AnimalBoy

      783d

      I'm on gabapentin specifically for the high/dizzy/giddiness since it was prescribed for insomnia. The things that usually interfere with the medication for me are eating and if I can focus on one thing long enough I can ignore the symptoms until it's over which is usually about 3 or 4 hours. If I push through it I generally develop a tolerance within a couple of weeks and need my dose increased but you should still mention it to your health provider in case they can adjust it.

      • loveshespoke

        783d

        @AnimalBoy oh, that's interesting. I will definitely mention it, and now that you mention it, I've been sleeping better since taking it

    • Trip1967

      784d

      My dose increased just last week from 600mg to 900mg 3 times a day

      • loveshespoke

        783d

        @Trip1967 are you taking it for pain?

      • CSweet94

        784d

        @Trip1967 how does it feel taking 900mgs at a time? Does it help with anxiety??? I’m on 800mgs/3x daily and I’m really anxious still, I’ve been thinking about asking to increase it and see if that will help. Thoughts?

    • CSweet94

      785d

      Oh, you’re on Gabapentin? Personally, the giggles lasted about a few days for me then I became regularly adjusted. But when I first took I’d laid on my kitchen floor laughing my ass off before I really realized it was the gabapentin doing it. But now I’m on 800mgs 3x a day everyday and I feel sooo much better and less anxious on it. If you have any questions or anything at all feel free to message me! 💕

      • loveshespoke

        783d

        @CSweet94 oh my gosh, that sounds intense and strange as far as side effects go, but....actually possibly kinda fun? Speaking as someone who's coming out of a depressive episode. I appreciate your openness and may take you up on that!

        • CSweet94

          783d

          @loveshespoke I take Gabapentin to help me taper off the high doses of Xanax my old psychiatrist from KS had me on. Now I’m still anxious but I’m on 3mgs on Xanax a day versus 8mgs like they’d originally had me on for years. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Kansas psychiatrists think if you’re sedated at least you’re not crazy...they are negligent and absolutely asinine.

    • Elise_Laura

      785d

      Maybe you’re experiencing the floaty dizziness that accompanies it? Try asking for a lower dose or make sure you eat and let your body adjust. Sometimes it takes a week.

      • loveshespoke

        783d

        @Elise_Laura It seems as if it's starting to fade and today was day 5? Day 6? It's just helpful to know it's an adjustment for other people

    • HeavenMyway

      785d

      5-7 hours, you'll start to feel it dulling after 3, what have you been experiencing with it? I just started mine 3 weeks ago, but I stopped because I put myself through a panic attack, it made my whole lower half feel numb and the private areas warm like I was going,

      • loveshespoke

        783d

        @HeavenMyway it just gets me pretty insanely high, which I don't enjoy. And spacey. I have a pretty hard time communicating without sounding like an idiot.

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