After reading the experiences of others, I was shocked a Dr would prescribe this drug for phantom pain after his patient lost his leg. I know this helps with the side effects of neuropathy, but is first a seizure medication. I know because my son and husband both take it for them and I take it for neuropathy. Gabapentin has other side effects too for some people. There should be a safer alternative to give his patient than this medicine. I know that pharmacist have empty capsules or even sugar pills etc. the Dr can write a script for things like this. The patient thinks they are real so it works