User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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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

Review by E in Boston:

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9.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Bipolar Disorder: Provides for a very calming effect without feeling drowsy. It takes the edge off just enough so that I can focus better on the day-to-day.

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March 14, 2012 7:21 PM

Review by sdg45900:

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9.0

For Anxiety: My life has been very difficult to say the least. I was severely abused as a child, have borderline, a mood disorder, became an addict and alcoholic (clean now for 3.5 year), have insomnia and have issues with codependency and in general have an overactive and negative thinking pattern. Since 2005 I have been on and off numerous medicines and in therapy. I went on gabapentin a little over a month ago. It has controlled my anxiety wonderfully so far. I take 600 mg of Seroquel to sleep and Effexor at 150 mg for my depression. The Seroquel works wonders with sleep but the Effexor isn't too good. Gabapentin has allowed me to do things I could only dream about and is a wonderful addition to my regime of spirituality, exercise, AA and work. It calms me.

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March 11, 2012 11:24 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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2.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Anxiety: I guess it helps with the anxiety. It affects my memory horribly, I can't think of simple words, I miss exits on the freeway, I forget where I am going, etc. It makes me nauseous and gives me diarrhea. Just when I am starting to feel better, it is time to take it again. I take 100mg 3 times a day. I have only been on it a couple of weeks, so I keep hoping the side effects will go away. I still get anxious when I am faced with my main stressor, but it is not as severe (not the full blown panic attack), just the pain in my stomach, choking in my throat, feeling like my heart is pounding in my head, chest, etc., so it does help some.

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March 7, 2012 2:29 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: Has helped my quality of life incredibly.

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March 6, 2012 11:35 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Migraine: I tried Imitrex, Fioricet, propanolol all to no avail and then my doctor prescribed me gabapentin 300mg a night. It helped with my sleep and more importantly helped with migraines. I haven't had a migraine for three months now and this medicine has helped me so much. Definitely worth it.

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March 5, 2012 1:21 PM

Review by Charity J:

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10

For Migraine: I have tried everything to control my atypical migraines. My migraines are severe and mimic transient ischemic attacks. I was diagnosed at age 14 years old. I am now 28 years old and an ER nurse. I have to be able to function as my job is very demanding. I take a low dose of Topamax 25mg daily and when I get an aura I take Motrin 800mg and 300mg Neurontin. In about 30mins I am able to function again. I love this.

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March 5, 2012 12:48 PM

Review by TheMama:

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Fibromyalgia: Ever since I started on Neurontin, it's really helped the fibromyalgia pain to be under much better control than before. I highly recommend it as a treatment. The only side effect that I've experienced so far is a rebound of pain when too much time has passed in between doses. I have found that spacing it out every 8 hrs instead of just 3x/day provides better relief of symptoms from FM.

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March 2, 2012 5:35 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: At first I slept for about a week and every time I would increase the dosage same effect. I've been taking it for over four years and the side effects are less severe than some other medicines it does not rid the pain but makes it manageable.

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February 29, 2012 2:45 AM

Review by Barbara ann 35:

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8.0

For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: I am using this for severe pain from a botched lung surgery for pneumonia. Have been using Percocet & Oxycontin but all they did was irritate the pain. I startied using this when I figured out that my surgery had caused nerve damage. I was in so much pain so I took double the dosage & felt like I was on an acid trip...it wasn't fun...but now I use it as prescribed and it helps. My pain is way down. Makes me drowsy but it is worth it.

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February 28, 2012 9:10 AM

Review by Court214:

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7.0

For Pain: I normally take narcotic pain pills. I have, usually moderate, pain in my joints and especially in my back. I decided to try the Gabapentin. It did really help for the pain, and I also had a very relaxed feeling. A couple of things I did not like was: 1) I was very clumsy and disoriented. I couldn't walk right and almost fell over several times. 2) I laid down to watch a movie, since I was stumbling around my house, and I ended up passing out for hours... from about 3 to almost 7 today. Now the "sleep aid" isn't necessarily a bad thing, but maybe this medication is best only taken at night for some people, including myself.

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February 27, 2012 8:48 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

For Pain: Very helpful to my pain and glad I used it.

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February 25, 2012 4:49 PM

Review by windmadness:

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9.0

For Anxiety: I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. My doctor put me on Gabapentin @ 2700mg/day I started with 300 mg/day and worked my way up. I feel good! I never felt this good all my life, I have opened up to the world around me and enjoying life much better. I deal with stress and fear in a totally different way. I'm mostly happy all day haha!

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February 24, 2012 3:04 PM

Review by KPete:

For Pain: My doctor prescribed Gabapentin for spinal stenosis. I started on 300 mg the first week, then increased to 600 mg the second week. The first morning after taking the second pill, I awoke with extreme pain in my lower right leg. It increased to the point of needing crutches. I was sent for an MRI, two ultra sounds, xrays and was scheduled for another MRI on my leg, when it dawned on me that it could be the Gabapentin. I quit the medicines and within a day or two the pain was gone. I realize I may be an exception to the rule for this medicine, but am providing this information in case it happens to someone else.

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February 22, 2012 11:19 PM

Review by Anonymous:

For Pain: Does not work for me for post surgical neuropathic pain. May help hot flashes somewhat.

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February 17, 2012 9:26 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Pain: I have a couple damaged discs in my back and the pain became severe after 3-4 years of suffering. I was instructed to take 300mg per day to start. I don't like medicines and I decided to take the minimum I possibly could. I have been on it for 6 months now and my pain is all but gone. However, I never went beyond 200mg. I think I am extremely fortunate. I have my life back. I had chronic headaches, previous to the medication. Migraines came on about 2-4 times per month......that's all gone now. I might take ibuprofen or aspirin once a month....and it used to be every day. A couple of negatives for me would be: Sleep pattern is still off and even though I am only taking 200mg per day, I really feel it.

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February 15, 2012 9:47 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Pain: Gabepentin is the one medicine that absolutely works on my intractable MS pain, out of the many I take. However after 15 yrs of increasingly higher doses (I take 1300 mg per day), I find I have blurry vision. It's working so well on my pain that I'm not giving it up yet.

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February 10, 2012 10:17 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Anxiety: I way prescribed 300 mg Neurontin for anxiety and it has been amazing. I'm also on a number of other anti-anxiety drugs, however Neurontin is helping to lessen my anxiety with its sedative effects. I highly recommend trying Neurontin. I tried Lyrica before Neurontin and Neurontin is more effective and cheaper for me. 8/10!

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February 9, 2012 9:44 PM

Review by littlewish:

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Pain: Have been taking Gabapentin for about four years. I have been suffering with leg pain for a long time and thought my life was over. Now I'm taking this and have almost no pain.

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