I am going with Gabapentin as you adviced me reducing the dosage down by 100 mg every 10 days and wait 2 weeks to start with Zoloft.
Gabapentin has a very short half-life, about 7 hours, so you could reduce the dose every 3-4 days if you wanted to. The usual rule for most meds is to reduce (or increase) the dose no faster than 5 times the half-life as it takes that long for blood levels to stabilize, and I usually add a few days to give people time to psychologically adjust to being on the lower dose.
And with Zoloft does it sound OK if I decrase 20 mg every 10 days?
I suggest you try reducing by 25mg until you're down to 50mg/day and then by 12.5mg. If you find the 25mg drop is too uncomfortable go down by 12.5mg. Usually the last 50mg is the hardest. If you find it too hard ask your doctor to switch you to Prozac (fluoxetine). It has a much longer half-life, 4-6 days instead to 26 hours for Zoloft, so blood plasma levels are more consistent. However, because of the longer half-life you should then only reduce the dose every 3-4 weeks.
I know maybe natural supplements are not going to cure me of gad but I want to give a try and ease my symptoms.
Which supplements do you want to try? Many of the common ones promoted for anxiety such as L-tryptophan, 5-HTP and GABA don't work at all. L-tryptophan and 5-HTP may also be contaminated by peak-X which causes eosinophilic myalgia syndrome
(EMS). GABA cannot pass through the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). The BBB actually has billions of tiny pumps that remove GABA from the brain because this neurotransmitter is so abundant.