User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

For Peripheral Neuropathy: Started with 300mg at night with no significant improvement in symptoms. Second week 300mg night, 300mg day. The daytime dose knocked me out, feeling drowsy, dizzy and fuzzy thinking. Cut back the daytime dose to approximately 150mg - same results. On top of that the burning and tingling got worse. Doc had me stop all medicines. Glad that many get wonderful results, but not me. (By the way I'm not diabetic, no thyroid problems and no alcohol use).

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July 18, 2012 9:31 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: I have fibromyalgia and severe arthritis. This medicine is the only thing I have taken that relieves some of the pain and makes life tolerable. I take 300mg, three times a day and will be increasing to six times daily shortly. The drowsiness side effect is somewhat bothersome but doable. My main complaint about it is that I have what I call drifting thoughts and they are very abstract thoughts. I have learned to somewhat manage them but am worried that they will increase with the increased dosage as will the drowsiness.

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July 10, 2012 2:13 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: Very good response with pain and stiffness. Added to fibro-fog. This has been very well tolerated with nothing more than a little itching when ready for next dose. A little sleepy late afternoon, I have sensitivities to MANY medicines with weird side effects. I have had nothing but good experience with gabapentin! I would recommend this.

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June 28, 2012 1:36 PM

Review by Li-Li (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Restless Legs Syndrome: I have severe Degenerative disc Disease and Arthritis in my spine and my legs jump at night. I have been on everything and this medicine was literally a lifesaver for me. I can now sleep through the night and do not wake up feeling groggy or doped. I wish I had this medicine 2 years ago.

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June 25, 2012 2:05 PM

Review by 1fig (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Pain: This is amazing medication. It works! It will take around 4-6 weeks (for me it was 4.5 weeks) and then you will notice the pain is greatly reduced. I've read some reviews here that say they are pain free. I didn't believe it when I first started this medicine but I sure do now! I take Tramadol with the Gabapentin. I purposely didn't state the doses because everyone is different, so its not important. I tend to be somewhere about average. Yes, there are side effects, this is a powerful medicine, so it's to be expected. Not much else I can say except it has changed my life. I literally felt like someone gave me a new lease on life!

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June 19, 2012 2:24 PM

Review by Vog112 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: I use Gabapentin 1200 mg since 2 weeks for my rapid cycling bipolar. Since one week I feel stable as I have never been for 10 years. It is early to say but it seems to be helpful. It is very difficult condition and difficult for treatment too. I was suffering a lot, but now I just enjoy to my life. I eat normal and also I am calmer. Also I use Depakote and Effexor, a little dose Wellbutrin and Seroquel. I have very mild mood changes now.

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June 16, 2012 3:15 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

For Bipolar Disorder: I want to ask if gabapentin works in small doses. I take 300 mg 2 times, but I feel for 4 hours pushed down, but I can do my homework. I take also as stabilizer Depakote 2000 mg, but I'm not stable only with Depakote, so my doctor told me to try gabapentin.

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June 8, 2012 9:51 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: I took this medicine yesterday for the very first time and wow! The sharp, shooting pains disappeared! I felt some joint tightness in my neck still but that was nothing, compared to the pain I was in before I took it...Within a couple hours I had an enormous amount of energy! I hope it continues to work this way...

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June 7, 2012 9:18 AM

Review by daily strength (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Fibromyalgia: It has not been easy but I am not giving up on it yet. Hang in there people.

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June 6, 2012 3:15 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder: Short term memory dysfunction and concentration problems.

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May 30, 2012 9:54 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Migraine: I have taken Neurontin for several years, I still get headaches but I find them much more manageable and when I do get one I take Imitrex/Excedrin. My main trigger is hard fragrances, now if I could just find a way to avoid that, I think that Neurontin would be all I need.

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May 29, 2012 12:52 PM

Review by Killerbug (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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1.0

For Peripheral Neuropathy: Took for several months with no improvement to the peripheral neuropathy. In fact the symptoms have increased in severity. It does make me drowsy which helps with insomnia, but I really need something to control the spreading numbness.

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May 24, 2012 11:57 AM

Review by larenb7894 (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Anxiety: Neurontin has changed my life dramatically. I suffered from high anxiety with panic and anxiety attacks. I started this medicine at about 19 and had been off and on it the past 13 years. It literally has made me a new person. When I don't use it I notice a lot of fatigue, worry, anxiety, etc. When I am using this medication, I can concentrate on the better side of things and am not so negative. In the beginning it did have some side effects such as a "loopy" feeling. Over time that did pass, and now gives me energy to get through the day. I am on 300mg 3 x day. I can also sleep much easier, and my carpal tunnel syndrome is dramatically better. Before I felt very snappy and impatient, now I handle things with a much more calm disposition. Love it.

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May 24, 2012 12:49 AM

Review by Rogee (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Pain: I suffer from cervical spinal stenosis. I had been on 4 a day Vicodin for 2 years. I wanted to get off this desperately. Recently my doctor prescribed gabapentin. I have now been on it for almost two weeks, and now have more mobility and range in my neck. For years it was hard for me to drive and look over my shoulder, left or right. Since being on this I am now able to look right or left almost 90 degrees without the pain I used to experience. I will say the pain or "feeling" is still there but not near the pain it used to be. Being on the medicine for only 2 weeks I have noticed it "wears" out in between doses but doctor informed me the increase in milligrams will help with that!

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May 18, 2012 12:16 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):

For Anxiety: I call this the "miracle" pill. Have been treated for depression/anxiety for many years, when a unexpected major life event occurred. I didn't sleep for more than an hour or two for nearly 8 weeks before finally deciding I needed additional medical help. After getting gabapentin and taking it for one day, I felt so much better, less tense, my insides were not knotted up and I slept all night the very next day. With no lingering side effects the next day.

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May 10, 2012 11:51 AM

Review by skidline (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Pain: I have a herniated disc at C6 and a pinched nerve that shoots pain down my left arm. I started taking Neurontin 300 mg once a day for a week, then two a day the 2nd week, and now 3 a day. I'm a local truck driver, so reading your reviews had me worried. When I started this medicine, my Doc also started me on Robaxin. Everything was okay until the 2nd week. I got the high feeling for about that whole day. Then the third week, same thing. I stopped taking the Robaxin cause it leaves me groggy and unfocused. I have ALMOST no pain in my arm after 3 weeks on Neurontin, even after I stopped taking the Robaxin. This medicine is awesome. I had doubts about its effectiveness until reading your comments. Thank you everyone. It doesn't affect my driving ability after I stopped the Robaxin.

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April 28, 2012 8:31 PM

Review by BadLeg (taken for less than 1 month):

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5.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Migraine: Neurontin was prescribed for migraine. After taking 1 x 100mg capsule my migraine was gone within 8 hours. The downside was my lymphedema leg developed a cellulitis problem. The cellulitis was due to the allergic reaction to Neurontin.

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April 27, 2012 7:26 PM

Review by ArizonaMaggy:

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5.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: After visiting a neurologist for burning and tingling pain in both feet, I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and pre-diabetes. (I'm slender, always ate a well-balanced diet, and exercised.) I tried various medications but the side effects outweighed an pain relief. I have been on Gabapentin (neurontin) 200mg at night for four years. It doesn't relieve all pain, but it does allow me to sleep through the night. I wake up every morning in pain, which continues on and off all day. However, I have very little side effect (occasional sadness, irritability, nausea). Neurontin allows me to have a reasonable quality of life, and very inexpensive.

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April 23, 2012 11:30 PM

Review by Magri:

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1.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: I have peripheral neuropathy, my arms, hands, legs and feet are all affected, my legs and feet get ice cold. I have been taking Neurontin for 4 years now. For me it's not working I was taking 1800 mg a day. I had to call the doctor the other day the pain was so bad and he changed my dose to a higher 1800 mg a day. It's been 3 days and the pain level has not changed.

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April 22, 2012 10:11 PM

Review by Chaku007:

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6.0

For Migraine: I am taking gabapentin 1200 mg everyday. It makes me dizzy and I work slower then I used too. I also feel like I am losing my memory slowly too.

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April 20, 2012 5:35 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: Well I have a variety of issues. Specifically I have 3 herniated cervical discs and a dozen disc bulges down the thoracic into lumbar back. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 6 months ago and I am still not certain it just wasn't my back issues now that I had several MRI scans this past month. I was given a cortisone injection in the spin and prescribed this medicine along with Percocet which I find I only need between dosages of Gabepentin if I let it wear off. Amazing, this medicine, the very first dose kicked in 2 hours after taking it. I felt more clear in the mind than ever since I have ADHD as well. I didn't get tired but I did have a very clear calming effect. My pain reduced 10 fold. I really feel great and extremely happy with the result.

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April 15, 2012 9:01 AM

Review by browell1953:

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7.0

For Peripheral Neuropathy: I have sciatic nerve pain. This has helped me a lot. I have not had to take my hydrocodone and tramadol at all since taking this medicine.

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April 12, 2012 11:17 PM

Review by kmaverikaz:

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10

For Peripheral Neuropathy: I suffer from paresthesia in both arms, sciatica and anxiety/PTSD. I am currently taking 1500mg gabapentin/day. Results have been amazing. Numbness and tingling in arms reduced by 70%, sciatica pain gone and as a bonus, the sedating effects are incredibly effective for my anxiety. Also has improved the quality and quantity of my sleep. The biggest side effect which if gets worst I will discontinue gabapentin is the weight gain. I gained 15 pounds in 8 weeks. Slight blurry vision. Great medicine overall with some mitigating side effects.

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April 6, 2012 3:12 PM

Review by hisgirl007:

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5.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: I've had neuropathy for around 8 months. My first dose of Neurontin (300mg) made me feel very "loopy" for several hours. So loopy that I only took 150mg 1x a day for the next two weeks. I had a couple of good days on it and sometimes the medicines took the edge off my pain. But it didn't take the pain away fully and made me extremely moody and act out of character. I have two genetic diseases that makes me sensitive to medication so that might be why Neurontin was not effective for me.

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March 27, 2012 6:53 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

For Migraine: I'm doing this for my dad. While he was taking the prescription for severe headaches, suicidal thoughts were an acute onset and he ceased the medicine immediately.

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March 22, 2012 6:43 AM

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