Different dangerous side effects, may not even work. I don’t like diazepam but I take one if my anxiety is uncontrollable. Gabapentin is an antiepileptic, anxiolytic, and pain management agent widely used in humans and more recently used in veterinary medicine for chronic pain therapy. I have dealt with anxiety my entire life, usually waking up with a belly full of nerves and spending my days fighting off unfounded fears and simply not feeling “present” in the here and now.I always worked through it and would consider myself a successful business man with a great family.
I had a PTSD for 11 years massive anxiety and severe migraines and this was a wonder drug for me it got me off every other drug and gave me my life back. It is under control at this dosage for me.
Sure enough when I looked it was that same manufacturer! And I don’t have to take it everyday. Only use the brand of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. In fact, some sources hypothesize that nearly 90% of Gabapentin prescriptions are off-label. Better than the nasty diazepam. Gabapentin and Xanax (alprazolam) are used to treat anxiety. It was incredible to go from completely depressed to totally fine in a matter of one hour. After my shoulder got good enough to transition off the gaba, I occasionally would take a 100 mg dose to help with anxiety without thinking too much of it. They need to really look at this drug for other uses like ANXIETY AND SEVERE PAIN AND SLEEP DISORDERS AND PTSD because it works for many people not all but many. The way the numerous members of my mental health team, doctors, therapist, psychologists and psychiatrists described my situation to me was (coined by my therapist)”… it was not combat that traumatized you, it was coming back (to the 1st world U.S.) that traumatized you…”My initial request for help came after a complete mental breakdown followed by an epiphany to my loss of non combative coping skills, I was having a hard time not feeling useless and thinking damn near everyone around me was ignorant to the “real world”. It’s remarkable.Gabapentin for anxiety is still something that needs to be studied more extensively before individuals can safely and confidently consider switching from their current medication plan. Gabapentin can be started and adjusted just like you would for anxiety, but the target dose for AUD is higher at 1,800 mg daily in 3 divided doses (or 600 mg TID). I was researching gabapentin in canines when I came upon this link. (I was given Ambien to help with the withdrawals but while it put me to sleep, it didn’t help at all with the withdrawals). Gabapentin may have more utility as an adjunctive medication to assist standard treatments or to treat the lower-level anxiety that occurs in other types of disorders than it does as a standalone treatment for addressing the severe anxiety that occurs in anxiety disorders.Research continues to investigate its effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety, and as mentioned in the above initial studies, it appears that gabapentin The stance of the DEA is that gabapentin is not a significant drug of abuse and does not have a significant capability to produce physical dependence. In the meantime however, I continue to gain weight, and my cognitive issues are as bad as I can remember (of course, considering as I’m now suffering from “CRS”, I guess not remembering is all relative).Over the past month I have gotten down to 1400 mg/day (and my Dr. is aware/has approved tapering), however, I’ve had trouble dropping any lower without the onset of withdrawal symptoms. I’ve become so discouraged over these side effects that, though it has been incredibly helpful, for both sleep and anxiety, I’ve decided I want to taper off of them. The effect of Gabapentin and morphine wasn’t significantly different from diazepam. I tirated down because of a rash on my back. Never missed a whine or whimper from her in the next room with 1200mg of gaba-that is something amazing in my opinion.I have just started to take Gabapentin 2x a day 300 mg for anxiety/ panic disorder. It has since attained approval for the treatment of partial seizures in adults and children. The claim that side effects are uncommon, and that it is weight neutral, I’ll argue that one in court myself! For patients with epilepsy who take gabapentin three times per day, do not allow more than 12 hours to pass between any 2 doses. I do everything now like go shopping, see friends.
At first I only used it with Cymbalta and a mood stabilizer. These anxiolytic effects have been noted as similar in respect to diazepam (Valium), a popular benzodiazepine.There may be some advantages associated with using Gabapentin for anxiety over other medications.