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Tapering Off Gabapentin

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Jul 20 6:47pm | Replies (30)

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I've been on 600Mg 3 times a day (1800mg total) for several years now to address chronic back pain. A recent review with a Pain Dr suggested tapering off over 6 months – reducing by 300Mg a month – starting with the middle dose – which I did for the last month with relatively few side effects. Any suggestions as to whether to drop the evening or the morning dose next?

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Your tapering schedule sounds manageable. I was on a much higher dose for a while and tapered down quickly at the beginning, each week dropping by 300 mg, until I got down to where I feel comfortable and my anxiety (for which I take gabapentin) stayed under control. I take 300 mg in the morning and in the afternoon, having dropped the evening dose all together.