Posted by Brainbeard on June 6, 2010, at 5:55:40
In reply to Re: Yeah, But Don't Forget It's An Effective Pain Med » Brainbeard, posted by sigismund on June 6, 2010, at 2:11:11
> And it deepens sleep.
> Some people try (what seem to me to be) high doses (a few grams a day) and then say it pooped out.
> 300mg/d was useful.
> I did wonder if it was damaging.
> But then compared to other psych drugs, perhaps not?
Gabapentin damaging? Not more damaging than breathing in air IMNSHO. It does have the rare side-effect of inducing a lung infection, come to think of it.
It should be noted that gabapentin is praised by some as a recreational drug that can measure up to GHB in doses of a few grams taken at once. Just check the Erowid vaults. Tolerance builds fast, one can only achieve a worthwhile high about once a month, it is claimed. Others think it's all placebo. Apparently people react very differently to this drug.
I still have a stack purposed for recreational use. When I started off at 300mg, I had an unintended marvellous high, very religious in nature. I saw the trees shaking their arms, as it were, while riding in a bus. (It was me riding in the bus, not the trees. It wasn't THAT spacey..)
Current meds: 10mg melitracene + 0.5mg flupentixol; sertraline 100mg; amitriptyline 25mg; gabapentin (Neurontin) 300mg; melatonin 0.3mg. PRN: diazepam (Valium) 2.5-5mg.