User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Review by gumbydahmit:

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9.0

For : This medication works. All I have to say is if you have pain it doesn't hurt to try it. I'm sure it wont make it any worse. I was given it for mental health but found that its wonderful for every pain except menstrual cramps.

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June 30, 2013 11:59 AM

Review by a miracle drug for me.:

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10

For Migraine: As a migraine sufferer since I was 13 yrs old. I am now 56 yrs old. I tried it all. Imitrex, Fiorinol, Maxalt, Fioricet, Relpax, Zomig, Treximet, Cafergot, you name it. Sometimes I ended up in the E.R for a shot of Toradol. Finally I saw a general practitioner. He put me on gabapentin, 400 mg 3x a day. What a miracle. I've been on it for over a year now and been TOTALLY headache free. Wish all my other doctors were up with this. Would have saved me a lot of suffering.

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June 29, 2013 10:03 PM

Review by Bren-brenpe:

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10

For Cough: I have severe all over body pain. I asked my doctor for Lyrica, but my insurance wouldn't cover it so doctor substituted gabapentin. I have only taken it for 3 days 300mg a day. It has certainly helped the pain, but I have a terrible cough so bad that my sides are sore and I have a restless feeling. I will continue on it because anything is better than the pain.

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June 27, 2013 10:05 PM

Review by Steve Hayes (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Peripheral Neuropathy: I'm 82. I have peripheral neuropathy. The doctors I've seen are surprised that I have this condition since I am not or ever have been diabetic, and I'm enormously fit for my age. I go to the gym for two hours of intensive workout six days a week. I also eat healthily. But there is no denying I have peripheral neuropathy, and taking Gabapentin has given me wonderful relief from pain and tingling in both feet. I'm grateful for this and would recommend the medicine to anyone. I take a light dosage (300mg) on days that the pain is severe; but often do not take any medicines for two to three days at a time. Thank you Gabapentin.

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June 24, 2013 1:12 AM

Review by Tisza (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Fibromyalgia: I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2006 and have been on a very, very low dosage of Gabapentin 300mg at bedtime ever since. My Fibromyalgia is manageable and I have no side effects from the medicine. I lead a very busy life. I am an Executive Assistant in a fast-paced organization, and a very involved grandmother to 3. Rarely, I will have a flare that is triggered by extreme stress and I will have a day in bed, but most days I am putting in 12 hr days at work. And weekends I am busy with family, so I feel Gabapentin saved my life! It was a miracle from the first few weeks of taking it.

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June 16, 2013 12:06 PM

Review by Hollybear:

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9.0

For Alcohol Withdrawal: I was prescribed gabapentin for tingling and numbness several months ago. I had been trying to stop drinking for years. With the reduction of cravings which was a side effect of the Gabapentin, plus AA I have been sober for 9 months.

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June 15, 2013 8:13 AM

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

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: I was in a really bad flare for months, fearing that new level of pain and intensity was becoming my body's norm. I'm grateful I was able to get in touch with a doctor that recommended Gabapentin and Flexeril. Been taking both, more of the Gabapentin for just over a week. My dosage will be increased, but as of now I'm taking 300mg of Gabapentin 4 to 5 times a day. I really notice the biggest relief after the first hour, then it seems to taper off. I feel like there is hope again with the relief I've experienced on this medication. I will be asking on my next visit about the dosage or difference in how it releases into the body, so that my pain stays at the lower levels. If you haven't tried this medicine, I'd highly recommend to do so.

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June 11, 2013 5:58 PM

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

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10

For Peripheral Neuropathy: My leg pain was beyond #10. 2 days of 300mg 4 times a day I felt SUCH a relief from the pain. I told my Dr. it is a miracle. A few minor side effects like dizziness and weird feelings in the feet. BUT I would not want to live without gabapentin.

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June 10, 2013 11:29 AM

Review by AndiF:

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7.0

Gralise (gabapentin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: I have had this condition for 3.5 years now and no diagnosis as why it's happening. Epidurals, narcotics, Tramadol, Lyrica don't seem to work for the "painful tingles". Gabapentin helps with that, but my pain is still acute. The numbness over my right rib cage is nearly unbearable. 12 doctors want to ease the pain, but no one wants to find out WHY! Plus, they are not very good at easing the pain. Now they want to put a neural stimulator in me and if it's anything like a TENS machine, all it will do is irritate me. I will not go off the Gabapentin until my diagnosis. The side effect of not being able to remember words really bothers me.

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June 9, 2013 5:56 PM

Review by Greeneyedlaura66 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Pain: First I must say this page and all the reviews I have just read helped me SOOOO much so thank you to everyone on here. I have suffered with lower back disc pain for about 30 years but I lived with it, I spent a crazy amount of money on physical therapy, chiropractors, and doctors with zero results. I finally was referred to a surgeon in Feb. of this year and told I have 3 herniated discs that would require surgery in July to repair them with metal ones. At that time I was put on 2 x 10mg of Percocets every 4 to 6 hours. After 4 months I ended up in the E.R in excruciating pain. Dr. put me on gabapentin 2 times a day, I'm on day 6 and I'm pain free! Dry mouth is only side effect and slight dizziness, and down to 1 Percocet a day!

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June 4, 2013 6:41 PM

Review by S AZ:

For Pain: I was prescribed 600 mg approx. 5 yrs after foot crush injury, severe nerve damage. All I can say is amazing first day. It got me going and really makes me want to do things again, subdues pain to a manageable level. It's really AMAZING. I really feel good about myself again.

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June 1, 2013 2:36 AM

Review by Machell1969 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Anxiety: I also take it for nerve pain and restless leg syndrome and I would not take anything else. A week after starting this my restless legs symptoms stopped and my anxiety has all but gone, after a year and a half on it.

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May 28, 2013 2:42 PM

Review by Marebear1002 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Fibromyalgia: I have severe fibromyalgia, severe Crohn's Disease and other conditions associated with these. I've taken pain medicines and Lyrica with little help. I was put on 600 mg of Gabapentin and the results were fantastic. Helped my Crohn's and arthritis also. Very happy.

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May 23, 2013 11:11 PM

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

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9.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: Initially, was prescribed 400mg to take at night. It worked great for two weeks. I slept like a baby. But it stopped working and restless leg symptoms returned so I took double dose (800 mg). So far so good. I wake up refreshed. I used to be such a grouch in the morning for most of my life. I cannot take during day because it makes me sleepy. If I take a nap I take a 400 mg tablet. I love it.

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May 23, 2013 1:18 AM

Review by somewhatrelieved:

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7.0

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Pain: I've been on Neurotin for almost 4 months and it has given me relief for chronic pelvic pain. 300mg at night and 100mg mid-day was the initial dose and at present I'm on 300mg at night only. It has made the pain bearable however the side-effects have been lethargy, headaches, aching eyes, and dreaming so vivid it leaves me hung over. I'm hoping this will improve with time. It has helped with the pain.

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May 18, 2013 12:06 AM

Review by Russpuss:

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9.0

For Pain: Awaiting op for a herniated disc, prescribed Gabapentin. Marvellous, no pain, but slight disorientation.

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May 17, 2013 2:57 PM

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

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3.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: Was prescribed gabapentin for neuropathy and off label for restless leg syndrome. I ramped up the dosage over three weeks to 600mg three times daily. It did decrease both sets of symptoms. It also sent me into major depression. When I eased off the medicine (all under doctor's supervision) the depression eased completely.

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May 13, 2013 10:05 PM

Review by Lo22:

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10

For Fibromyalgia: Gabapentin has saved my life. I am able to function now. Dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia for the past 20 years has been a challenge, not to mention the pain. I felt like I was a guinea pig, trying all the medicines out there and being allergic to most of them while the others didn't come close to working. But with the gabapentin, I was so tired but after a while that went away. I wanted to up the dosage but my doctor did it very slowly. Even though I am not 100% pain free at this time, I can function and be happy. I will always have this medicine with me so I will never miss a dose.

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May 8, 2013 11:18 PM

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

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9.0

For Pain: I have Meniere's Disease and have had 3 surgeries for it (shunt, VNS (vestibular nerve section), inner ear removal). I have piercing, stabbing pain sporadically throughout the day and constant pain (4-5) most days. It's the cranial nerve X--the vargus nerve that's flaring up or damaged. I've used Demerol (hydrochloride HCL) to control the pain. I asked the pharmacist if there was any way to reach that nerve. He said ask your Dr. about Gabapentin. My Dr. immediately knew what it was and thought we should try it. I've been on it for 3 days and haven't had any stabbing yet. It makes me slightly dizzy/headachy. Hence, I don't like taking it unless my ear is over a 5 in pain. I haven't taken Demerol in the past 3 days.

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May 8, 2013 1:17 PM

Review by Mellaney (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: I am 25. I have been taking gabapentin sense I was 17. I must say that I can't live without it. It makes me feel "my normal". Anyway, it calms my nerves - but not like a volume ...it makes me feel really good. I feel like I can do and achieve just about anything! I wouldn't want to be without it. I am prescribed 800 mg gabapentin. I take 1600 mg when I get up in the morning. Gabapentin changed me..personally..for the better. I love my medicine!

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May 1, 2013 5:41 PM

Review by Tilly62:

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6.0

For Fibromyalgia: Only started a week ago for sciatic pain and back pain, the pain eased from severe to moderate - but the pain in my feet supposedly from firbomyalgia has all but disappeared. As I also have side effects from most tablets starting slowly, first 5 days 1 x 100mg, now on 2 x 100mg. Feel nauseous, very tired and occasional giddy bout but hoping that this disappears over next couple of weeks. Will try 3 tablets after 2 weeks and see how this goes. Tiredness is my main problem at the moment.

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April 29, 2013 11:27 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Fibromyalgia: First time in 15 years I am without pain!

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April 28, 2013 5:28 PM

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

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10

For Migraine: I have had chronic almost daily migraines for almost 25 years, have been to many neurologists, had many MRIs, and other tests and have tried many medicines. In last two years, I have had to take Vicodin, because nothing else worked. Well, my doctor prescribed three 100 mg of this pill, and after 1 pill, I woke up to no migraines. I was into a three week migraine. I have had no migraines now for two consecutive days. First time in years and years. This is a miracle pill. I feel a little groggy, like I have had 2 drinks, but I have only been on this for 2 days. I cannot believe the FDA won't allow this pill to be marketed for treatment of chronic migraines. This pill should also help with restless legs syndrome, back pain, and anxiety. Wow!!!

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April 26, 2013 7:23 PM

Review by Robbo91:

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8.0

For Alcohol Withdrawal: I have been a sporadic alcoholic for years now. This and my bipolar does not help. I was prescribed gabapentin 600mg 3 times a day for my frequent and very painful headaches and I have never felt better. I have no cravings for alcohol and haven't drank for 2 weeks now. I sleep better. I feel positive. I'm happy for the first time In years. More research should be done as it is not a recommended medicine for alcohol withdrawal.

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April 24, 2013 8:55 PM

Review by Trish /-: (taken for 2 to 5 years):

For Trigeminal Neuralgia: I found that Gabapentin & Topamax reduced my Trigeminal Neuralgia pain by far but I couldn't think straight. So I stopped taking them and now I am in daily pain.

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April 24, 2013 4:04 PM

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