now taking 150mg of effexor and the new one is Gabapentin which is at 900mg.... I have gained about 20 lbs lack in energy, but ... Getting to sleep and staying asleep has been an issue...
Speaking of Gabapentin and weight gain, I had been taking 300mg of Gabapentin (Neurontin) nightly for RLS, but now my ENT has me taking 1800mg daily (yes, 1,800/day) for neuropathic pain in my throat. I had been a steady 218 lbs for most of this year, but since sextupling the Gab I've shot up to 225, which appears to be my "new" stable weight. Nothing else has changed.
No problem sleeping here. The megadoses of Gab just knock me out. I am currently in the process of upping my Effexor to 150 as well. Be aware that withdrawal from SNRI's is potentially more serious than is even narcotic withdrawal.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25... Neg DRE, Neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, Right Base, 2x40%+2x100% all G8 (4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 6mm EPE, PNI, 25% G4, BL SVI, stage T3B N0M0
1/17: started 18 months Lupron ADT, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 AUS implanted, revised 5/30
39 tx RapidArc IMRT (70 Gy) Aug-Oct 2017