Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: I have started Neurontin again, and within a day or two I got some relief from my pain in my feet and legs. I can tell when I miss a dose. It is the only medication that I have tried to take for my neuropathy. However, I was on methadone for years and I did not feel the pain until I was on a low dose of methadone. That's when I started to take the Neurontin again.
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gabapentin for Hot Flashes: So glad to hear other women have found relief from hot flashes using this medicine. I thought maybe it was in my head that I was getting some relief. Saw my gynecologist today and she would not prescribe it for me. She was not familiar with this medicine or that it helped hot flashes. Interesting! I found out about the medicine while using it for nerve pain, even my pain doctor was skeptical about it helping with menopause symptoms. The secret is out, there is help out there that is not hormones.
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gabapentin for Fibromyalgia: I was prescribed gabapentin at 300mg three times a day. After one week, I'm feeling some relief from my fibromyalgia pain. My upper arms, for example, used to hurt just raising them to brush my hair. That pain is gone. It does still hurt, though, to be pinched in one of the key areas for fibromyalgia pain, like near the elbow. I've only been on the medicine for 10 days and will stick with it to see if in time, all or more of the fibro pain disappears. As to side effects, dizziness and drowsiness are all I've experienced, and those symptoms are annoying but I can live with them as long as the pain is gone. I've come to accept that to get rid of the pain, I'll have to deal with a couple of inconveniences.
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Pain: I suffer from severe foot pain they have been calling Mortons Neuroma and recently have been diagnosed with "Atypical facial pain caused by %u201CTrigeminal 5th Cranial Nerve". Doctors have been throwing increasing doses of Gabapentin to me for several years.
I now take 3) 600mg tablets per day. I can honestly state that this medicine hasn't helped my condition.
Despite telling my doctors that...I keep getting more and more.
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Pain: I have a spinal cord injury. I'm 7 years in this year. The only thing I feel below my waist is nerve pain, its really bad in my feet. If it wasn't for the Neurontin and taking Cymbalta together I wouldn't be able to function because of the nerve pain. It does help but for me I cant take the generic gabapentin.
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Alcohol Withdrawal: This medication is awesome. I have been an alcoholic for 12 yrs. It has been 2 weeks since my last drink. It helps with mood swings, depression, and cravings. The best thing about it is it is not addictive (non narcotic).
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Fibromyalgia: Gabapentin/neurontin helped with my fibromyalgia body pain. However, it did nothing for the electric shock like paresthesias or other neuropathic pain in my feet and legs. Lyrica helped with that, but had side effects.
Now, I'm on an effective cocktail of drugs: Celexa, 50mg Seroquel at bedtime for sleep, Buspar/buspirone, 400mg Skelaxin for skeletal muscle pain at bedtime, and Mirapex for burning foot neuropathic pain.
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Pain: I have had 3 major low back and neck surgeries within the past several years. I have excruciating hip and low back pain and can never get to sleep. I wake up several times a night putting ice packs on my low back and hips. I went to see a pain doctor today, and he has put me on Neurontin, gradually increasing it to 300mg 3X a day. I have to say that it hasn't done a whole lot for me. I woke up at 3am this morning hurting. I am feeling highly agitated, so not sure if its the medication or just me being in pain. I am manic depressive and take Seroquel, have for years. I am just not getting pain relief. Does it take time with Neurotin to work?
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gabapentin for Epilepsy: I was also given gabapentin along with Keppra for seizures. The seizures seem to be under control and I am happy with the results but unlike the first comment I have not gained any weight. I have actually lost like 70 pounds.
Neurontin (gabapentin) for Bipolar Disorder: I am on 1200mg a day to help regulate my moods. I am being treated for Bipolar 2 and depression. It has worked wonders. My moods are now under control and I am not cycling nearly as bad as before.
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Trigeminal Neuralgia: I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia if Feb. 2005. The pain associated with this is excruciating, to say the least. I have never had such pain in all my life. Just two nights ago I was in the ER with another episode. The doctor prescribed me Neurontin. I slept so good last night! The first good night's sleep I have had since I can remember. My episodes happen unexpectedly and it could happen at the drop of a hat. Then I might go a year before another "attack". I just never know when this will occur. But I do know one thing, I would not wish this on my worst enemy. I am praying that the Neurontin will help subside the "attacks" and the horrible pain associated with Trigeminal Neuralgia.
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gabapentin for Fibromyalgia: I'm not sure. At first I thought it was okay because I had more energy. I only took it for 3 days. I slept more because I still had taken trazodone. By the third day I was dizzy and nauseated. I stopped taking it, but now I wonder if I should give it a try. I had a sinus infection and maybe that was/is the dizziness problem. I was hoping it would work.
Gabarone (gabapentin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: I've used gabapentin for 6 years supplemented with propoxyphene (now off the market) and it has stopped the numbness and tingling I feel. It does not however deal with the spiked and the dull pain associated with neuropathy. I wish they would bring back Darvon. That medicine did wonders for me without any side effects.
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gabapentin for Fibromyalgia: I was started on 300mg at night for a week, then 600mg, up to 1800mg at night.
I loved in the first week and a half (it erased most of my pain and my anxiety!) but then got headaches from the 600mg dosage.
I stopped for a week then began again with 100mg in the morning, 100mg in the afternoon and sometimes 100mg at night. It works! A lot less pain, a lot less anxiety and my negative thoughts seemed to have mostly disappeared. I exercise, work, like normal. I recommend this medicine highly, but start slow. I like taking it mid day when my pain starts to kick in, taking a huge dosage at night makes me groggy in the morning.
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gabapentin for Anxiety: My anxiety level was very high and a little stress and I was in panic mode. I started gabapentin increasing the dose and time to the level where my anxiety was at a tolerable level. My dose is 800mg every five hours. I would recommend anyone who suffers from anxiety that is not managed by any of the other anti-anxiety medicines to try it. I really came into taking this medication not believing it would work....IT DID. I can't tell you how awesome it feels to be able to tolerate the anxiety for once in my life.
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gabapentin for Pain: I take Norco for chronic pain in my back and leg. My tolerance for was very high, though when I was dosed up on it I could do my job very well (construction laborer). Gabapentin 300mg 3x day has helped. On the first day I expected immediate relief but felt nothing and was going to call the doctor in the morning to complain. When I woke after sleeping through the night for the first time in a while, I was surprised that my back pain was diminished to the point that I was surprised. After reading here other reviews, I going to have my dosage upped to see if it can completely cut off my pain. I am pending an MRI and likely epidural procedure. Side effect though, when I try to work, I can feel my (extensive) injuries.
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: Neurontin has been a lifesaver for me. My chemo left me with severe neuropathy in my hands and feet. I couldn't feel anything but needles and pain. I take 1800 mg a day in 3 doses and the pain begins to start again just before time for my next dose. I don't know what I would do if I had to live with the stabbing needle feeling every minute of every day.
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gabapentin for Migraine: I tried amitriplyine and then Topamax before trying gabapentin. I couldn't deal with either of them. I have been on gabapentin for about a month. I am only on 100mg and so far it has improved my headaches dramatically. It is the one medicine I can take where I don't have crazy side effects. If I do get a headache they are manageable where I don't have to take Midrin every other night. I am so glad my doctor put me on this medicine. It was horrible before.
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gabapentin for Pain: I was prescribed this medicine to help with chronic knee pain and restless leg syndrome as a result of nerve damage following knee surgeries. A side effect of this medicine was that it almost cured the chronic fatigue I was suffering with, reduced the migraines that I was having almost daily down to about 1 per week, drastically improved my overall mood, and my appetite has returned and I am finally starting to put some weight back on.
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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Pain: Neurontin made me very hostile. I don't know if it was because I am also on Lithium, Desyryl and Seroquel but I did not like my mood changes although it did help my pain by about 30 percent.
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