User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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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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February 7, 2012 1:42 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Peripheral Neuropathy: I have been taking 1200 mg. twice a day for approx.10 years for peripheral neuropathy. The Dr. that gave it said that some days it works very well, some days just so so, and some days not very well. She was a user and told me that was her findings, She was right on the money. But I'm going to go up to 3000mg a day. Best medicine that I ever took!

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February 5, 2012 11:54 PM

Review by luvthebeach:

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5.0

For Fibromyalgia: Sadly after over a year of severe pain I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. PCP started me on gabapentin about 2-3 weeks ago. At first I thought it was wonderful as after 300mg at bedtime I was able to at least lay in bed without tossing and turning in constant pain and during the days I was able to feel nearly normal again. But for the past week my pain seems to have come back with a vengeance and now are shooting pains in my legs and forearms mostly. Also experiencing some vision issues and some orbital eye pain. Maybe this is to be expected with fibro, its all new to me.

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February 4, 2012 2:58 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

For Fibromyalgia: This drug has been a miracle for my pain but I cannot sleep more that 2-3 hours a day. This is my 4th week at 900mg a day, I have tried taking them at different times of the day (within the 12 hr window). 4 or 5 hours after I take them I get a "boost" for an hour of semi hyperactivity that ends up in a little gloom from staring at the ceiling.

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January 29, 2012 5:29 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Pain: I was given this medicine in hospital to help with pain/nerve damage after a ruptured disc. BEWARE it made me suicidal! I am a normal, healthy person but after a week or so on this, I started sobbing almost all the time and was in total despair. Fortunately, my husband worked out what the stimulus was and I was told to stop taking the medicine immediately. This was recommended as the withdrawal effects would be better than carrying on with it and weaning off. It took a couple of weeks but I could only have close friends around who understood that at any moment, a wave of crying would over take me but wouldn't last.

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January 22, 2012 6:45 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

For Pain: I have severe headaches in the aftermath of stroke. Due to my left side being affected, I cannot sit comfortably. This causes back pain that sometimes brings me to tears. I started with 300mg three times a day. It was just increased to 400mg three times a day. It gives me a lightheaded feeling that makes the pain easier to deal with, but the pain is still there. I also take Tramadol 50mg to supplement.

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January 21, 2012 11:32 PM

Review by Popeye 22:

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7.0

For Peripheral Neuropathy: I have taken it for a week now on a start-up schedule, for my peripheral neuropathy in my feet, hands and face and even my tongue. I have had great relief of the pain of my face and hands. My feet are much better, I still have to increase the dosage yet, to cover the in-between pain that comes back in the afternoons, currently I am at 1500mg a day, I expect that my dosage will be most effective for me at 2100-2400mg, and should not be more than I need for the elimination of the pain we all experience. My sleep has been better, usually I would be up all night in pain. Creams and NSAIDS don't help as good as the Gabapentin has. My motor skills has improved greatly, freedom of movement. I use a cane for balance.

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January 20, 2012 12:36 PM

Review by jbforeva:

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3.0

For Peripheral Neuropathy: Does not work during the night.

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January 20, 2012 11:27 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Migraine: I was starting to go into Migraine Transformation (getting migraine pain almost every day). Starting this medicine shot this down really quick. Now I'm getting about one a week. I'll be increasing the dosage soon (right now I take 300 mg a day). If you get chronic migraines, this may be your answer. I think it's mine.

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January 12, 2012 10:38 AM

Review by BaileyHunter:

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9.0

For Pain: I have degenerative disc disease and recently blew a disc in my neck which was excruciating. I've dealt with lower back disc related issues for 30 years, but this pain in my neck left shoulder and arm was beyond anything I could cope with. I wasn't sleeping and functioning was near impossible. The doctors tried me on Lyrica which was bad for me, then Cymbalta which made me lose a lot of hair and extreme muscle cramps (not to mention the really bad withdrawals), but just a week into taking 200mg of gabapentin before bed I am virtually pain free! I've gained a little weight, but that's about it. My fingers and hands are still tingling but the pain associated is almost gone and most definitely tolerable. I LOVE this stuff so far.

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December 30, 2011 11:48 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Fibromyalgia: I was just increased to 1500 mg a day of Neurontin for Chronic Back Pain and Fibromyalgia. I can tell that it takes the sharp edge off of the pain. It does help a little, but a little is better than nothing.

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December 15, 2011 4:57 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

For Trigeminal Neuralgia: I was prescribed Gabapentin 300MG two to three times daily in conjunction with Percocet for pain related to Trigeminal Neuralgia. Taken together the pain was reduced by two thirds and became more of a dull pain as compared with the constant, sharp, burning red hot poker pain I had been experiencing. I noticed no ill effects from this combination. I was able to function, multitask, strategize and work as a purchaser without problem. I felt a little more carefree than is usual but this did not seem to transfer over into any decision making. The only drawback was that together this combination was only effective for four hours at a time.

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December 11, 2011 3:25 PM

Review by M.D Shackle:

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10

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Restless Legs Syndrome: Neurontin 800mg is the best medication I have ever taken for any kind of nerve pain and it especially works with back pain and restless leg syndrome.

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December 10, 2011 1:28 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

For Fibromyalgia: I just took my first gabapentin this evening for my fibromyalgia. I am feeling extremely disoriented and groggy. I only took one and can't imagine taking 2 tomorrow, then 3 after that. It has helped with the pain, but I feel like I am not mentally clear. I pray this will finally be the miracle I have been searching for, for many many years.

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November 29, 2011 11:29 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Restless Legs Syndrome: Works VERY well for restless legs syndrome and trust me, I have tried them ALL! Good luck, I know this is a wretched thing to have.

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November 27, 2011 12:13 AM

Review by hscolnik:

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8.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Insomnia: Initially took it for shingles pain but found it to be great for sleeping and for settling down my occasional restless legs syndrome.

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November 26, 2011 5:42 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Anxiety: Gabapentin has relatively few side effects - I can be a little dizzy - not much, plus it makes my eyes a little puffy. But it does take the edge off anxiety and can be taken as need, unlike so many other medicines. I take 600mg twice a day.

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November 25, 2011 8:57 PM

Review by Ritzie:

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Pain: I've been taking Neurontin now for 2 weeks and it does help with the pain but the side effects in my case are hazy feeling, cannot concentrate, feel sleepy and I've noticed I'm eating more. My doctor prescribed it together with Percocet for herniated discs, diabetic neuropathy, fibromialgia, osteopenia and a slew of other things. It does help but I work as a secretary for a law firm, which means I have to greet everyone that walks in the front door. I cannot afford not to be alert and this medication makes me feel like I don't want to or don't care to do anything. So what do I do? I need to take the medicines in order to be able to go to work but when I get there I don't want to do anything! Quite a dilemma!

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November 21, 2011 1:19 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Anxiety: I suffered with severe migraines several times a year. In my 30s, the migraines became more frequent, longer lasting, more severe. Accidentally discovered Xanax, lifted the migraine immediately. Xanax not being a long-term solution for many reasons, my neurologist prescribed gabapentin. I haven't had a migraine in over six years. I take 1200 mg a day, usually before bed, but have discovered that taking 300mg in the afternoon when anxiety kicks in and the rest at night has made a huge difference in anxiety. Anxiety runs in my family, migraines, too, and this medication works very well for me.

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November 20, 2011 1:35 PM

Review by hick life:

For Hiccups: Love it.

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November 18, 2011 10:23 AM

Review by Less Than Human:

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9.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Anxiety: Made me very agitated for the first few days. Had lingering side effects on the dose I am on. Often times makes me lightheaded, drunk feeling, high feeling, and gives me blurred vision, HOWEVER, it controls my panic disorder. I am on 600mg 3 times per day, using Klonopin as well to control anxiety. It makes my body physically unable to panic, which quells the anxiety.

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November 14, 2011 9:08 AM

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