I've been on Gabapentin for years. Started at 100mg per day now I take 3200 mg a day. I tried tapering off a year ago. I dropped 100mg a day for 2 weeks then another 100 for 2 weeks etc. I got down 800mg per day and started having horrible withdrawals, headaches and twice as much pain from the neuropathy. So slowly I started adding them back managed to stay at 3200 from 3600 per day. I tried a 90 day treatment with RSO/Rick Simpson OIL. It seems to be helping many cancer patients, epileptic, people with ME and ALS however it didn't help me in anyway. I vape oil before bed because it helps me sleep through the pain. I was taking 4 2mg dilaudid but constipation is so bad I dropped 2 and just suffer with the pain because the constipation is so bad I have 60 days at home using all these different laxatives, if that doesn't work I have to go to long term care. They have wanted me in care for 2 years, i guess I'm going to loose my fight because this newest laxative is not working at all and I'm taking it as well as lactulose. Still no luck. Good luck. Pray that they find a good drug for neuropathy pain. Gabapentin is for seizures but is the only thing that helps. It is very addicting but ive never gotten high. Maybe you have to take the whole bottle.lol. until I was in the middle of it I did not realize how terrible diseases of the nerves are. There is no real tests to confirm and no medication for the pain and no professional can understand the pain unless the have the disease. I believe mine is chronic Lyme but doctor's have identified it as a rare disease called Parsonage Turner Syndrome.