I'm unable to talk now. really stressed about this Lyrica dependence or addiction problem. I tried being on Neurontin for over a week (to prevent withdrawal seizures) and it has been hell. One day this wk. I had an event and had to call paramedics. I had arrhythmia, palpitations, bradycardia, and chest pain. Why didn't my MD want to taper me? I think she didn't want to have to spend hours and days working with my insurance co. and the pharmacy as she had already. Honestly, I'm sympathetic but angry at her not being more responsible. I only have a little to live on this month and I just spent $50 on 4 pills. Previously, I was prescribed 2/day. I figured I will take 1/day and a ton of Neurontin. However, I just read on this website that one can o.d. on it. Doctors know we resort to our own remedies, they cr iticize and penalize us, but do any of u see the same unfortunate thing happening when a doctor won't do the work to taper or help? If we are forced to suffer miserably and lose hundreds of dollars we need to eat, it's super depressing and infuriating. I don't know when I can speak to this doctor again. How can I handle this? All last week I called her every day and reported withdrawal symptoms and suffering and she was indifferent. I nearly had a heart attack. How should I handle this? I don't have money to leave her for a better doc.