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Reviews for Gabapentin to treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Review by JimNashville (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
gabapentin: I had two major surgeries last year. A total hip and a total knee while in rehab for the total knee. I started experiencing diabetic neuropathy. The doctor gave me 900 mgs daily for it. I can tell you it was a great improvement and was very pleased. The 1st of the year I tried a herbal medicine and it didn't work. I did give it a month. I am now back on the gabapentin. I am so thankful for it, never will I go without it.
gabapentin: I take 900 mgs a day. It makes the burning sensation in my hands and feet go away. But the pain in my shoulders and arms is still present and the side effects are worse than the disease!!! I experience tremors, blurred vision, loss of memory, dizziness and drowsiness. I'm a mother of three and I can hardly function, but I do anyway. I still have very little use of my left side. If my neurologist thinks it's best, then who am I to argue. It does work. But for ME, the side effects are a tad bit annoying for a full time mom.
gabapentin: Feet had severe pain, legs were jumping at night. Dr. put me on 300mg per evening per day. My feet and legs are much much better and able to sleep during the night. After 3 weeks, I feel like a new person, able to walk in Home Depot and Wal Mart without the motorized buggy. Also check your vitamin D level. This has been a miracle to me, I was not willing to give up a good life yet, now I feel I have my life back.
gabapentin: The medicine was prescribed for diabetic neuropathy of the feet, it worked in alleviating the pain in my feet. I gained weight while taking it but did not know why. About 3 months ago I stopped it and since then I have lost 25 lbs not trying to lose weight. I do have a little problem of insomnia since stopping but not enough to take a sleeping pill. I wish I had known about the weight loss from stopping the medicine before now as I thought there was really something wrong with me while dropping the weight.
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gabapentin: I have severe neuropathy in my feet, legs, and hands. Now that I'm on 800mg 3x a day my pain is not gone but it eases enough that I can tolerate it. I have no insurance and go to our local Health Department for. medicine so the Gabapentin is my only pain reliever. Thanks for this medication.
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gabapentin: 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.
gabapentin: I take this medication for diabetic nerve damage. Today my son just had it prescribed for severe anxiety. His social anxiety is so severe he doesn't leave the house unless he had a dose of Klonopin or two. He is not able to work because of his intense panic and he vomits from intense nausea. When he told me the doctor prescribed him this medicine I started researching. I'm glad to hear good things and am hoping this will truly help him.
gabapentin: I had severe skin neuropathy pain, so severe I would rate it a 8.5 - 9 out of 10.. I heard about a new clinical study using gabapentin and nortriptyline for neuropathic pain. When I was only on gabapentin, no reduction in pain.. then saw study, asked my doctor and was put on 30 mg Cymbalta. Within three days felt a substantial reduction in pain to a 0.5 - 1 most days, sometimes a 2. No longer had to use pain killers like Tylenol 3! Unbelievable, the combination of the two drugs works on neuropathic pain like you wouldn't believe.
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