None of the psychiatric RX I was prescribed , were easy to get off off, and took much longer than APA states …
I was prescribed 3600 mgs per day , as my physical pain increased , and this RX is known for suicidal inducement . On my birthday , 2/28/99, all alone , my marriage definitely over , my Mom near death I swallowed a new prescription of Seroquel( prescribed for bipolar mania)
Our youngest son found me , called his Dad .. To my knowledge this child did not receive council , and may have been told just to leave me to die ..
Ambulance was called and another son came home to witness this . It was never discussed , never healed this trauma.. the 3rd son was in college and received a phone call.
After much effort on behalf of the ambulance squad I was taken to the ER , and though only separated , Ex only stayed for 45 minutes , perhaps overcome with grief , that I did not die! I have my charts from that time and he wasn’t present to help with my chart information, or just didn’t know or care .
He did have a hot new supply to return to .
My Dad took this RX too, and had several strengths .. he developed tremors , shakiness from it . He had neuropathy.
It’s a Heinz 57 drug , off label prescribed a lot , generic , and tons of people succumb to the varied side effects.
A dose of 800 mg is standard .
Even though I was only on the medication for a little over six months, I am still traveling down the long road of psychiatric drug withdrawal. This is the hardest thing I have ever endured. This is the hardest thing I have ever endured. But here I stand, and I am grateful to be alive.
— Read on www.madinamerica.com/2023/05/gabapentin-withdrawal-one-year-later/