User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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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

Review by vengeacej87 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Anxiety: This is my miracle. I was put on it in Germany and had to go off it until I had insurance again. I suffer from depression and anxiety. Often I would find myself stuck in a daydream world because of all the things going on in my life, including my partner of years (15-25). I would have no energy and just feel so low. Finally I had insurance and was put on 1800mg a day. I feel so much better. I feel like I can handle life and set goals for myself. I don't feel anxiety. I don't sit here and think of the negative and focus on a positive life. I am more fun and interactive with my son. It literately saved my life. I don't know why.

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September 20, 2013 8:36 AM

Review by Melody71:

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8.0

Gralise (gabapentin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: I've had moderate to severe low back pain for over 20 years due to herniated discs. After years of being handed Percocet (which only worked about an hour for me) and everything up to straight OxyContin, I think I have found something that works! It's only been about a month, but in combination with Percocet, the severe pain has been minimized. I gave it an 8 because I never want to over hype a medication and I've only been on this about a month.

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September 18, 2013 9:42 PM

Review by Leeleefabulous:

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9.0

For Insomnia: I've struggled with Restless Leg Syndrome and Insomnia for 14 years. This medication knocked me out! It stopped my legs from jerking and put me to sleep. The only problem is that the first day after I took it, I'd never been so groggy in my life. I could not walk straight and was lethargic all day. The next day the grogginess wasn't as bad and my doc said that that side effect will decrease soon. Other than that, I feel like this is a miracle for restless legs syndrome and insomnia. It's been a 14 year struggle for me but this is the first time anything has helped.

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September 18, 2013 6:24 PM

Review by Brewinblue:

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9.0

For Anxiety: Started taking gabapentin about 18 months ago for depression and anxiety. Almost immediately my symptoms were alleviated. No side effects, and it still works. I take 3600 mg/day, split either in two or three doses. For an acute attack of anxiety I will take an additional 600 or 1200 mg as needed, and that will almost always do the trick. I agree with those that call this a "miracle".

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September 9, 2013 7:29 AM

Review by Lovieu:

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10

For Pain: I experienced a severe herniation on right side of C6-C7 June 2012. Since, I was put on 4 Medrol packs approximately every 3 months, chiropractor initially and trainer, with Accupuncture 3 months post injury for 10 months. Formal Physical therapy started 10 months post due to increase in right shoulder pain with horrible radiculitus. Good for posture training but one month in I was in the worst pain ever. Nurse practitioner put me in SSRI and Mobic. SSRI alters pain perception, plus I was crying in her office. Mobic worked but short term. Finally, I went to a pain doctor thinking I was being scheduled for a steroid injection when he said, let's try gabapentin first. Pain is GONE on 300mg 3x daily. Can't wean yet but it works!

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September 4, 2013 9:13 PM

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

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7.0

For Peripheral Neuropathy: Gabapentin really helps pain in my arms, legs and feet. I have been on Gabapentin for 2 years on and off. Took ages to get used to tight band feeling round head, vision problems and weight gain. The worst side effect is constipation and bloating. Sometimes I feel as if I can't breathe because I'm so bloated. Trying to keep taking them so that I can sleep at night and walk without so much pain in my feet.

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September 4, 2013 1:33 PM

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

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10

For Anxiety: On it for 5 days and feel like a different person. I'm actually happy for the 1st time in years! Take Celexa and trazodone also but call this my miracle pill. Just hope it keeps working.

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September 1, 2013 12:13 PM

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

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10

For Peripheral Neuropathy: I found out I have a pre-cancer which is damaging my nerves. I'm 37. I could barely walk do to pain in my legs. Mostly hips and knees. I also have intense shooting pains in my legs, wrists and sometimes back. I was having to take Vicodin. The Dr started me on 300mg 1/day and to increase by 300 mg every week for the next 3 weeks. When I first took it I got extremely ill with severe nausea, vertigo, dizziness. I stuck it out and every time I went up on the dose it would take 3 days to feel better. It paid off. It gave me a lot of life back. I stopped limping, I stopped having shooting pains. My numb areas got smaller. As a plus, I have dealt with migraines for 25 yrs and they're better. Also off Vicodin! Give it a month to really feel better!

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August 30, 2013 11:56 PM

Review by NC09:

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10

For Anxiety: I've been taking gabapentin for a year for severe anxiety social anxiety and it has been wonderful. I'm a very worrisome person so when I take this medicine I feel more at ease without feeling sedated. I find it funny my Dr said they don't generally use this medicine for anxiety but it works for me and apparently a lot more people then she made it seem.

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August 29, 2013 12:45 PM

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

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9.0

For Anxiety: Almost no negative side effects, aside from strange and vivid dreams; although I enjoy them and they aren't nightmares. Gabapentin helps me stay at ease when I'm alone. My anxiety used to be bad, even when I was just sitting there but with this, it's gone. I take two 300mg pills each day. However, I still feel anxiety in social settings such as school but it makes life a lot easier, even though its not a 100% fix.

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August 28, 2013 5:32 PM

Review by CAGirl08 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Anxiety: I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Before my traumatic event, I was already an anxious person). Neurontin calms me like Klonopin, but helps me focus instead of sedating me. I take 300mg 4x a day, so it doesn't make me tired. It makes me very talkative, which is strange. I talk to random people sometimes, which is unlike me.

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August 19, 2013 7:31 AM

Review by Legobo:

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9.0

For Fibromyalgia: For the past 5 years I have suffered with fibromyalgia, I wake 4 or 5 times a night and generally feel like I have had flu all that time. I started on gabapentin 100mg 3 x daily for 4 weeks and did feel I had a bit more energy, my GP then put me up to 300mg x 3 daily and it has made a massive difference. For the first time in years I get a good night sleep and don't feel like I have been hit by a bus when I wake.

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August 17, 2013 5:32 AM

Review by sleepless nights (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: Restless legs and peripheral neuropathy. Got rid of restless legs 5 or 6 out of 7 nights. Hard to say if it tones down neuropathy as it is all over the place. Take it 1 to 3 times a day. If you start to take less, ween yourself. I couldn't deal with restless legs without taking this.

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August 12, 2013 12:39 AM

Review by Mary03:

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10

For Hot Flashes: After a year of suffering from severe hot flashes, I was prescribed Gabapentin and what a relief. If I forget to take it, hot flashes resume with a vengeance! This totally works for me!

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August 9, 2013 11:11 PM

Review by Adverse Reaction To Gabapentin (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

For Migraine: An orthopedic specialist prescribed Gabapentin to relieve the pain associated with a muscluar/spine issue I'm working through. I have had migraines since I was 5-years-old and one dose of this medication brought on one of the worst migraines I've had in years. It also made me wide awake at bedtime, instead of sleepy, as well as dizzy and nauseous.

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August 9, 2013 9:44 AM

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

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10

For Peripheral Neuropathy: Started gabapentin at 300 mg daily. Moving up an extra 300 mg every 3 days. Was extremely sleepy for over two weeks with little or no pain relief...until I started taking 2400 mgs, 600 mgs three times daily. At this dosage my pain level dropped significantly and the drowsiness side effect stopped. The pain had been so intense I'd been feeling suicidal...and even opiates were not controlling it. Now, with the 2400 mg daily dose of gabapentin my neuropathy pain is very well controlled and life is good again. I have experienced no side effects since the first few weeks of drowsiness. Don't let doctors tell you that if 900 mg daily doesn't relieve your pain...that the medicine won't work for you. 1800 mg to 3600 mg is a working dose.

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August 2, 2013 5:29 PM

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

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10

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: I'm on 300mg 3x a day. It's my lifesaver for neuropathy and restless legs. It allows me to sleep at night. I find the only side effect is increased appetite.

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August 1, 2013 4:45 PM

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

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10

For Fibromyalgia: I have Fibromtalgia which was diagnosed recently after many, many visits to GP who told me it was a fancy name for depression and took me off dihydrocodeine and gave me 5mg codeine. After many months of pain I changed my doctor who prescribed much stronger painkillers and gabapentin. I immediately felt better with a little pain but nothing compared to what it was. So far, fingers crossed, no side effects except feeling very tired and a little 'spaced' out. Recommend this to anyone.

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July 31, 2013 1:33 PM

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

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1.0

For Migraine: My 11 year old was prescribed Gabapentin for chronic headaches, but several days of this medication seemed to exacerbate his problem. He had many more headaches and rated them as very painful on this medication. We had to stop taking it after about a week because he had so many headaches.

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July 31, 2013 10:57 AM

Review by Big43foot (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

For Migraine: I hard diarrhea every time I tried to use it.

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July 26, 2013 11:23 PM

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

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3.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: I got side effects of numb feet, hands, and lips, does not work longer than 6 hours. Causes sleepless nights, and anxious symptoms. Itchy nose area.

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July 22, 2013 11:58 AM

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