Down to half my Gabapentin dose: from 12 pills a day to 6. Considering that my doctor suggested lowering by one pill a WEEK, that is great progress
Just did the calculations: his way would take 1.6 years
Confirmed: it was triggering cravings, tiredness, and anxiety because I am feeling better and better as I come off of it. At first, it was a lifesaver: Nazi levels of nerve pain were eliminated, and it brought my anxiety down. But now that I'm well (pain has not returned so far) I know it is doing more harm than good.
A tip I picked up by using obsessive Google-Fu: if I feel poor effects from cutting down, I use tiny doses of chelated magnesium: basically, sucking on one big tablet until I feel better, then putting it into cling wrap until needed again.
I had to cut out my magnesium dose entirely while on these pills: the usual consequences of too much magnesium, ifyouknowwhatImean. Now I can gradually, very gradually, re-introduce it, because I know it is a vital mineral. And is another reason to lose the pills.