User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Gabapentin review summary

7.8/10 Average Rating

39 Ratings with 27 User Reviews

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Reviews for Gabapentin to treat Restless Legs Syndrome

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Review by manchild:

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8.0

This is my first night on Gabapentin and I am laying in my bed with my laptop as comfortable as can be. I feel normal. The past year has been brutal and my restless legs syndrome got exponentially worse which led to higher anxiety issues and depression. I went through a few doctors and tried numerous medicines including Tramadol (which worked well for a little while). Apparently, this medicine starts working better as time goes by which is great for me.

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August 13, 2014 10:02 PM

Review by meglet:

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10

I've been taking 1800 mg of gabapentin for restless legs since April of this year..it has been wonderful. Plus, I get a tad drowsy..but, alas there is a problem..weight gain..I've been on a 1200 calorie diet and I continue to gain weight...15lbs since the end of April...what to do?

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July 8, 2014 9:18 PM

Review by Clairebear40 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

I've suffered with restless leg syndrome since the age of 20 and now 40. As I've aged it has worsened and I also get it in my arms and hands. I was prescribed 6 of 600mg by my GP and find its the only thing that helps them settle and I would truly go insane if I didn't have this medicine which, I've been taking now for 3 year.

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January 18, 2014 2:51 PM

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

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9.0

Gabapentin has really helped my nasty restless legs. Before gabapentin life was awful due to the side effects of Mirapex (for 10 years). In any case, I would have given gabapentin a higher score, but it is only half the reason I now sleep through the night. Another medicine called trazodone when taken with gabapentin does the trick. My wife reports that my legs still do their crazy movements at night but I am sleeping the whole time. Current dose is 900 mg about 3:00 pm and 300 mg. at bedtime with the trazodone.

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December 31, 2013 10:56 AM

Review by Bethie H:

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3.0

I was started on Gabapentin 5 days ago. Began with one 300mg pill a night. Have not had more than 3 hours of sleep since I stopped taking my other medication. I am going to up it to 600 mg per night to see if it relieves the pain and leg jerking. I am near my wit's end. I have suffered from restless legs syndrome for over 30 years.

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December 24, 2013 8:04 AM

Review by Ricardo de la Torre:

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10

I have been suffering from Restless legs syndrome for several years, sometimes very pronounced and frustrating. I recently had major surgery and, for reasons unknown to me, the doctor's prescribed Gabapentin for me (3 x 300mg caps daily). Since taking them my RLS has totally disappeared. That's right, totally. Nada, nunca, none. I has been two weeks now and I can only pray that this continues.

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November 25, 2013 6:53 PM

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

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8.0

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 slomoe (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

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

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

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9.0

I had been using gabapentin sucessfully for almost ten yrs for restless legs. I thought I should take a break and gradually reduced my regular dosage of 1500/day down to zero. What a mistake! I reverted to waking up every two hrs with leg pain, joint pain, and a floating depression. Needless to say, I'm back on the gabapentin.

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July 15, 2013 1:18 AM

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

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9.0

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 MysticCowboy (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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3.0

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 rohaninoz:

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8.0

My restless legs syndrome was actually whole body sort of vibrating, and came on very suddenly. 100 mg gabapentin, and I could sleep again! But every month had to add 100mg, got to 1000mg, then tried reducing 100 / month, realized after 2 months that I really needed the 900, not sure if that was withdrawal, but felt like I simply needed that much - so had a really good month. Then suddenly symptoms flared up, and even 1300 only just works.

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April 7, 2013 10:14 PM

Review by doc1019 (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Only problem I have found with Gabapentin is the need to increase the dosage over the long run. I am now up to 2000 MG a night. Having talked to many using the same medicine, it would seem the limit is 2400 MG, after that no increase seems to help. I started back in 1999 with 100 MG a night. Over the last 13 years the need to increase has been gradual but needed. I am approaching the limit. Gabapentin has been a Godsend.

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November 16, 2012 11:15 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I have been taking Tramadol for RLS for three years. It worked absolutely wonderfully, and any time I ran out or stopped for some reason, I had no withdrawal symptoms at all. Also, I never felt like I was dependent on it, nor addicted to it. It helps that this is a non-narcotic medication. At the beginning of this year, my doctor added gabapentin 300mg/night. With this combination, I must say, I have never had a more restful night's sleep in my entire life. I wake up refreshed, not groggy at all, and ready to hop right out of bed and take on the day and the world.

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October 10, 2012 10:57 PM

Review by GreyFox72 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

My restless legs symptoms were 90 cleared up immediately upon the first dosage. The relief comes quickly and I can take a second dose right away if symptoms persist.

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September 17, 2012 3:31 PM

Review by Li-Li (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I have severe Degenerative disc Disease and Arthritis in my spine and my legs jump at night. I have been on everything and this medicine was literally a lifesaver for me. I can now sleep through the night and do not wake up feeling groggy or doped. I wish I had this medicine 2 years ago.

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June 25, 2012 2:05 PM

Review by M.D Shackle:

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10

Neurontin (gabapentin): 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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10

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 gavinty:

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8.0

Neurontin (gabapentin): Of different medicines I have tried for the Restless Legs Syndrome, this has been the most effective. I was started with 3 pills per day but have been able to reduce the dosage to 1 pill per day. Have been using this drug for over 5 years now.

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March 9, 2011 10:58 PM

Review by LoriHatcher:

Thank goodness for this medication. Not only has it calmed me down after a 60 hour work week but my legs don't go crazy anymore. I very happy with this medication.

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August 19, 2010 3:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin has really helped my Restless leg syndrome.

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July 23, 2009 7:56 PM

Review by janedell:

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9.0

I take 200mg of generic gabapentin in the early evening and have had my restless leg syndrome symptoms greatly reduced. I sleep through the night now, something I have not done in years. Side effects have been sleepiness, dizziness and memory loss, but are minor compared with the benefits.

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July 15, 2009 4:29 PM

Review by goduke:

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8.0

Neurontin (gabapentin): In my research on RLS I found that iron deficiency could also be a contributing factor. I have found that the combination of 300 mg of Neurontin twice daily and Hemocyte Plus once daily gives me the most relief from the symptoms of RLS than anything in years.

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September 3, 2008 5:37 PM

Review by E. Turk:

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9.0

Neurontin (gabapentin): I also take Neurontin. Initially, it was for Periformis Syndrome (a pinched sciatic nerve, which replicates sciatica). Then I started to experience RLS and didn't sleep for a week. My doctor told me to take extra Neurontin and I'm sleeping through the night now.

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August 18, 2008 10:50 AM

Review by Ximena:

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9.0

Neurontin (gabapentin): Nothing seemed to work for my restless legs until I tried Neurontin. The first night I felt like my legs were just another part of my body, they didn't hurt or jerk.

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July 9, 2008 1:06 PM

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