User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Review by Goalmaster:

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10

For Anxiety: I am an addict in recovery and after a year of being clean I got a terrible anxiety disorder. Within two days I felt normal again this so far has helped a ton.

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November 21, 2013 4:18 PM

Review by HeatherADL:

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8.0

For Migraine: Did not work at all for the chronic pain it was perscribed for, but while I was taking it I stopped having the frequent migraines I was having. The one time I wasn't able to take it all day and got a migraine, taking my nighttime dose got rid of my migraine. My migraines are resistant to ALL over the counter medications, so I was very happy to finally find something that works!

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November 20, 2013 10:23 AM

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

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8.0

For Anxiety: I have taken many medications for anxiety and depression. This works just like Klonopin for me right now. It takes the weight off your chest and removes my mental anxiety and even some of my physical side effects. I'm currently on 300mg a day and it's enough to calm me down and take the edge off. Great medication.

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November 15, 2013 3:09 PM

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

For Anxiety: I have recently started this medication. 300 mg twice a day. My doctor said she always prescribes it together with some type of antidepressant therefore I take it together with a very low doses of Prozac. That choice was due to my anxiety, which she said Prozac would be effective for that condition. Also, the Prozac should take a few weeks to notice the effect. The day I started the Neurontin, I could see an immediate change in my mood and my ability to asses a situation more clearly without being so overwhelmed. I am not diagnosed with bipolar so much as a general anxiety disorder. Also, I have frequent back and leg pains and I have not yet discovered if there is a significant difference in the amount of pain I experience.

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November 15, 2013 10:52 AM

Review by Big Daddy Graham:

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9.0

For Pain: Started this medicine four days ago. I have been living with back and leg pain keeping me awake most of the night. I also have psoriatic arthritis along with herniated disks and leg pain. I take 300mg at night and it worked from the first night!! Slept for the first time in years, not waking up with pain and remaining awake half the night. I would recommend this medicine to friends and family!!! Thank God the Dr put me on this!!

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November 10, 2013 10:17 AM

Review by SmurfetteRocker:

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: I have tried just about everything to manage my Fibromyalgia pain and taking Percocet 24/7 was the only thing keeping me functional. Doctor put me on Gabapentin in an effort to wean me off the Percocet. So far it's working and I'm taking much less of the Percocet. I have 400mg/3x day for typical days and she prescribed 600 mg for my bad days. However, the 600 mg makes me feel very spacey and unable to focus, slightly headachey. It does help with the pain though. The pain is not gone completely but I can function. Best I can hope for I guess.

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November 8, 2013 1:01 PM

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

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9.0

For Anxiety: This is my first day on Gapapentin for anxiety, and I have experienced truly amazing results! I am free of anxiety and work, and excessive thinking has greatly diminished. I am thinking clearly, and there are no apparent side affects. I began to feel the calming effect with 20 minutes of so. I hope that I will continue to receive this therapeutic effect on such a low dose, and do not build up a tolerance.

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November 7, 2013 9:02 PM

Review by jackdeath:

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10

For Pain: After taking the medicine the first day, The pain in both of my feet has almost disappeared. I have not felt this good since I use to dance back in the year 2000, I'm on my feet all day at my job and I can now move faster without the pain. Thanks for Gabapentin my life is more enjoyable and I look forward to take walks with my wife again

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November 7, 2013 7:53 AM

Review by NERVESRSHOT:

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: For 3 years now I've been getting these electrifying, stabbing pains in my r-breast, very erratic. They come and go. Sometimes for months at a time. They are completely crippling. I cannot use my r-arm, hot showers will trigger it, certain movements with my r-arm, interferes with my sleep, rolling over in bed etc. UNBEARABLE.... When I first went to my primary about this I was sent for a mammogram & ultrasound which of course showed nothing. They chalked it up to hormonal changes and never investigated it any further. I might add I was 49 y/o when this started and now 52. I finally went to a neurologist (after doing my own research) and for the time being he is calling it PN. I've taken my first dose of Gabapentin. Praying this helps.

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November 6, 2013 8:33 AM

Review by just me55:

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1.0

For Anxiety: I was taking 300 mgs 3 x daily. The drunk, dizziness, overall sick feeling was just to much. Took for 3 weeks. The doc then lowered my dose to 100 2x a.m. and noon and 300 5 p.m. I was still getting that drunk feeling on it two weeks. Somewhat helped with anxiety but not like all the good reviews I'm reading. (I'm jealous) :) developed severe rash and went to the doc and blood pressure was 170/92. I have always had great blood pressure. Doc said stop and stop now, call your psych. and let him know. Don't know what else to try. So may ssri's make me sick as I am allergic. Sucks, I know the anxiety and depression will be back soon and just don't know which way to turn???

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November 5, 2013 9:40 PM

Review by sunset joan:

For Occipital Neuralgia: I found that gabapentin need to be combined with lorazepam to be effective in controlling occipital neurological pain.

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November 5, 2013 12:01 PM

Review by ddk63:

For Pain: I been dealing with burning and stabbing pain in my feet and legs along with chronic back pain . My Dr started me on gabapentin 300.mgs 3.times a day the pain in my pain in my feet and legs improved immediately but since then my back pain has elevated drastically I take norcos 5\325 and doesn't even touch the back pain . Any suggestions?.and has anyone else experienced this?

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November 4, 2013 1:14 PM

Review by Joysey:

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10

For Anxiety: I can't tolerate SSRI's. I've tried them all. This is the only medicine that works for me. It takes care of my depression and my anxiety. 1800 mg/day I've heard that a new drug is being tested and will be available in 2016 that targets the glutamate in the brain. People are getting significant relief with it in just a few days. Until then, its Gabapentin.

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October 31, 2013 7:10 PM

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

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10

For Peripheral Neuropathy: Hi, I have suffered from CFS/ME for about 25yrs. IBS-D started a short time after my viral infection. I am also on antidpressants, muscle relaxants and pain killers. I have been on loperimide, buscopan, and codiene phosphate with only temporary relief and my ibs-d could always override the drugs.My gut has become incredibly calm since taking 100mg of gaba in the morning and 100mg at night. I am eating, in limited amounts, food that I couldnt eat prevoiusly without severe diarrhoea. I was initially prescribed this drug for neuropathic pain and I am delighted to find it works for my gut too. I have read of other people with ibs improving since being on this med.

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October 27, 2013 3:08 PM

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

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7.0

For Pain: Have had back pain and leg pain since fall 2yrs ago, recently very severe. Started Gabapentin and now taking 900mg x3daily. Pain less but still not able to get on with most daily activities properly even though taking other painkillers alongside. Some side effects but surprisingly not sleepiness so still waking at night!

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October 25, 2013 3:39 PM

Review by Zoey&Chloe'sMom (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Fibromyalgia: Neurontin has helped me be able to live a more normal life by cutting my pain levels significantly and allowing me to require less pain meds.

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October 22, 2013 2:37 PM

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

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9.0

For Anxiety: After 20 years of every SSRIs for depression and generalized anxiety disorder I have found that Gabapentin is the only medicine that has really helped the anxiety with the exception of Thioridizane (now withdrawn in UK). At first Seroquel seemed to help but 3 months now on Gabapentin and significantly better. Still haven't found the ideal dose (now about 2400 a day) but initial side effects have worn off. My family say that since coming off Seroquel my personality has returned to what it used to be years ago. Give it a good try, and good luck. If you post on here I do think it helps if you mention dosage (and body weight 224lbs).

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October 16, 2013 3:56 AM

Review by spartanfan131940 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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2.0

For Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: Gralise, an extended release form of gabapentin, made me so sick that I could not attend school and function at all normally. It made me extremely drowsy and I couldn't think clearly.

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October 11, 2013 8:49 PM

Review by egg22:

For Peripheral Neuropathy: I have been taking Gabapentin for 7 months while awaiting surgery for a laminectomy, nerve decompression, sacrum tear and impinged nerves L3-S1. While I still require Oxycodone for pain relief, Gabapentin relives 80% of my nerve pain. I can't tolerate Lyrica so we started on 900mg-1200mg in hospital due to severe dis-coordination. Regular dose is now 2400mg per day. Side effects are occasional lethargy, some forgetfulness and about 3kgs weight gain but I wouldn't be walking now without Gabapentin! If toleration is a problem, titrate up slowly because its so worth persisting with!

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October 5, 2013 11:54 AM

Review by REO1923:

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10

For Trigeminal Neuralgia: Diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia 12 yrs ago and put on Neurontin(Gabapentin). This worked well for me and I rarely had an incident of Trigeminal N. pain. I've backed down from my 3x day 600mg dosage over the yrs to a 2x 300 mg. with good affect. Recently at age 72 I had a stroke which left me with aphasia and apraxia. My body was relatively unaffected, but my speech is a big problem. Neurologist suggested slowly coming off Gabapentin. I gradually skipped a dose now and again to get to the point of no Gabapentin. Shooting hot pain returned in my temple and down the right side of my face. Back on Gabapentin. This was a good reminder to me as to how much misery Gabapentin was protecting me from. Love Gabapentin!

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October 2, 2013 5:05 PM

Review by ahfish:

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9.0

For Anxiety: I have been experiencing severe anxiety and depression as the result of a job loss and this medication has been amazing. I was unable to function until I began taking this medication. It has truly been very helpful and has helped to lower my anxiety and depression.

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September 24, 2013 6:22 PM

Review by Blackie30 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Pain: It took a good few years of chronic lower back pain to finally find out I've a dislocated coccyx, I've tried everything from cortisone injections to minor surgical procedures, nothing helped. My GP prescribed gabapentin 300mg 3 times a day, 12 weeks ago with immediate relief. I've had my dose slowly increased and am now on 900mg 3 times a day. I'm waiting for a big operation now to remove the coccyx so until then these are managing my pain. I've even stopped taking tramadol as these gabapentin were so effective!

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September 24, 2013 3:41 PM

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

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9.0

For Pain: Great so far

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September 24, 2013 8:31 AM

Review by Ryanb1:

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9.0

For Anxiety: I have struggled with social phobia, anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember. 6 months ago my psychiatrist prescribed Neurontin and I can say that my life has completely changed. I feel like a new person, I feel no side effects and the best part is that it works immediately and can be taken when needed. For someone like me this is a miracle.

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September 23, 2013 1:38 AM

Review by Miami man (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: I've been taking this for 17 years and it is been magic for me. I immediately started feeling better and within 6 weeks went back to work.

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September 22, 2013 12:11 PM

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