I have been recommended gabapentin for extreme nerve pain in my leg caused by the nerve injury throughout vein surgery. The pain is worse by walking and sometimes I am disabled for days/weeks. I have met professor / doctor / surgeon in Europe. He highly advise me not to take this medication. He said that gabapentin is very dangerous medication and that his wife was on it, which caused her to become epileptic among other very serious side effects. He also said that it was a nightmare for her to get off gabapentin and that she had to be in rehab. Has anyone experienced serious side effects?