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User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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For Anxiety: "When I first took this drug it was amazing almost seemed as though I were tapping into the right side of my pain crazy right. I Love Love Love it, but seems like it started wearing off so took larger dose worked but again wore off. Don't know what the answer is. But It was an awesome drug bless the day they started it to us anxiety people........."

Nanxy (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 21, 2017

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "I see I am blessed after reading other comments. I started on the drug 5+ years ago, and had immediate ( 30-45 min) relief. But sadly, my maxed out dose, 3200 mg, has been reached and my condition is becoming unbearable again."

   
10

Deb-o (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 20, 2017

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For Anxiety: "They help with my stress. And calm down my restless legs a lot. Make me a little drowsy."

Annette still (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 20, 2017

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For Anxiety: "This medication has worked wonders for me..it changed my life I was a the verge of suicide. It brought me out of my shell and now I'm going back to school and doing well..thanks to this medication."

   
10

Lilil June 17, 2017

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For Pain: "This has helped my pain a lot... doctors have said it will only help it if is nerve pain Side effects has been memory gaps but honestly I can handle that better then being in the horrible pain I had I take 2 600 mg pills 3 times a days"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 16, 2017

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For Anxiety: "My doctor put me on this to help with my anxiety symptoms which include tight and sore jaw, tight and sore shoulders and tight and sore stomach. Not only did it take all that away, it helps me to sleep. I used to sleep great and didn't have these anxiety symptoms before my gastric sleeve surgery but ever since, I am developed insomnia and these anxiety symptoms. This has been a life saver for me!"

   
9.0

tiz4tggr (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I'm diagnosed MDD & Bipolar, Type 2, and this is the first medication I've taken that has a significant positive impact on my anxiety without bad side effects. I usually worry, have circular negative thought patterns, and feel awkward and lost in my head most of the day. But I've gone from 300mg to 400mg and now to 600 mg of generic gabapentin, and it works wonderfully. It doesn't make me sleepy, unlike benzos. Like quite a few people, I've abused benzos in the past, but rarely get an urge to take too many gabapentin because of the limited recreational use. In conclusion: in my opinion, gabapentin is a wonder-drug for anxiety; especially for addicts and/or those with bipolar disorder."

   
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b_mercy (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 13, 2017

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For Anxiety: "In 2009 I was nearly crippled by severe general anxiety disorder and have taken xanax every single day of my life since. In the past year, through the use of regular yoga and meditation, I have weaned back to 1mg/day. However, I could never really sleep deeply and I could not go a night without xanax. I would basically get no sleep at all. Even with it, I would often wake up at 4am and need to take more. Two months ago I was prescribed duloxetine. I take it at bedtime and it helps, but it never really shut off that buzzing anxiety in the background of my brain. So doc started me on gabapentin and I have been sleeping like a baby and slowly reducing the xanax. It's even helped some with my fibromyalgia."

   
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Smallu (taken for less than 1 month) June 13, 2017

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For Pain: "I've been gradually increasing gabapentin dose and now, for a week 200mg three times a day with, unfortunately, not the slightest relief of pain in the legs and lower back. Should I continue use, this is the second sciatica pain relief treatment I've been on. The doctors also said take paracetemol but, again, with no real relief."

   
1.0

Michael Baker (taken for less than 1 month) June 13, 2017

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For Postherpetic Neuralgia: "700 mg gabapentin at night allows me to sleep approx. 6 hours then another 100 mg gabapentin then back to sleep so I'm up around 7:30 am & take 100 mg gabapentin with 300 mg extended release tramadol. At 2 pm take 100 mg gabapentin with 400 mg advil & 1300 tylenol."

Westcoast babe June 12, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "Doesn't drain me at all, quite the opposite--once I got the dosage right I was more awake, motivated and out of the dreaded "fibro fog," perhaps from less pain that seems subtle. This medication does nothing for "as needed" pain, but without realizing it I dropped opiod pain medication use by 75% and enjoy a near-steady sense of calm. Be careful with ambitious dosing, 300 mg at a time really is enough, one too many pills in doctor dosing trials put me right back in a fog. Legs & arms no longer have "pins and needles," my body parts "fall asleep" significantly less, and that sense of widespread nerve pain has diminished. Looses some major points in its 3x a day dosing, I don't skip skip a beat, but nobody wants to be tied to a pill."

   
8.0

crazydude81 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 11, 2017

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For Pain: "My Husband was given this medication due to suffering long term knee pain. He took it for approx 6 weeks max and had to stop. The most awful side effects you can imagine for the whole time blighted him. Maybe he was just unlucky and this med didn't suit him but it's Cons certainly outweighed its Pros in his case. Weight gain Excess gas Dizzyness Nausea Vomiting Diarrhoea Headaches...... Not a good one for him at all. UK Based."

   
4.0

Anonymous June 10, 2017

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For Insomnia: "Great addition to the combo of Dalmane &/or other meds like Remeron that were not keeping me asleep so I tried it: Definitely helped lengthen my hours asleep with little to no side effects that I can point to. Now I use a combo of Dalmane (30 mg), Gabapentin (600 mg) & 15 mg Remeron (VERY careful re: Weight Gain Side Effect, gained 20 lbs in short order), dramatically increases your appetite for Carbs & Sugars & overall appetite (what they don't tell you is that they give this to patients in the hospital who won't eat to increase their appetite)"

ehmwww (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 9, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "My surgeons PA has me on a very low dose of hydro, (had back surgery less than 2 weeks ago), & after a week of still being in pain, he added Gabapentin 600mg 3x/day. I woke from surgery & the bottom of my right foot was no longer numb, below my knee to my ft the pain was near gone, (prior to surgery my ankle hurt so bad it felt broken 95% of time), & the pain in my thigh & hip was rapidly decreased daily.Yay my surgery was a success! So the only real pain I continued to have was from surgery itself (they shaved bone from L5 & removed bulge) After being on Gaba for about 1 wk, numbness is returning. I've experienced this before from another nerve med, so I KNOW it's the Gaba! I see him next week, but I'm reducing dose gradually to 0 by then.More side effects like other's too."

   
1.0

Back surgery done (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Gabapentin saved me from anxiety and I inadvertently weaned off of klonopin while on it. I love it. Improved my quality of life significantly!"

   
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TaylorsArmy (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 5, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "CATSPAW I read your post....hang in there. You say your legs hurt at night? I am going through the sam thing. I have difficulty walking too. What I suggest to use (I use too) get yourself a pair of medical grade knee high compression socks. These will help you heaps as they did with me. I wear them all day and even when I go to bed. Hang in there....Hope this helps."

   
1.0

yankeelady2015 (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Gabepen has turned me inton a ZOMBIE. I have kidney disease and never should had been prescribed this medication."

   
1.0

Doesn't work makes it worse June 4, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "It's wonderful not to feel so much pain anymore (I have spine damaged nerves) "

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 4, 2017

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For Anxiety: "In a chemical dependancy program, suffered from anxiety and insomnia. Gabapentin saved my life. 300mg, 3X a day. 50mg of seroquel at night for sleep. I finally feel normal for the first time since my early 20's. I am 42. Best sleep ever, deep sleep, full dreams. Gabapentin made me feel a bit foggy for the first 2 weeks, but after settling in, I function fine, with normal energy and normal reactions to life. It has stabilized my appetite as well, I have actually lost 20 pounds in the past 6 weeks."

   
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Anonymous June 2, 2017

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For Anxiety: "It seems to work for generalized anxiety when taken in large doses twice a day (for me anyway). It does seem to cause weight gain though."

   
8.0

DVLS May 31, 2017

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For Pain: "Pros I actually feel the complete opposite from the side effect. Instead of depression or suicidal thoughts I actually feel relieved and more energetic or motivation. Once the medicine kicked in and took the pain away in my spine, I felt so much relief and I was able to get up and start cleaning my house and doing things I had trouble doing before. I think this is a great medicine. Cons I have noticed some weight gain, I have been feeling like I can't get full, I feel like I am always hungry. So I eat and then I am going to go get out and hike more or something to help with that issue. I have noticed some slight memory loss or forgetfulness. Gingko maybe? Lastly I have notice I have constipation and need to use a stool softener."

   
8.0

tasha9043 (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I think Gabapentin works better than benzodiazepines. I do not like taking benzos because they make me sleep. Gabapentin does relax me believe it or not I don't know about you but it does work for me. Of course for some reason I have to take more than 300 mg for it to relax me but it does work. And it doesn't make me sleepy but it does make me hungry LOL. I prefer Gabapentin or Neurontin over benzodiazepines."

   
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April E. May 30, 2017

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For Pain: "I have a combination of Trochanteric Bursitis - and/or sciatica nerve pain . My leg was in pain while standing, walking or lying on the affected side. Also I am having tingling and nerve pain in the ankle and foot. I spent 3 months other treatments. Once given Gabapentin - the next day - I didn't not have any more pain. I only take 100mg at night - no other time. No side effects - this is the miracle I've been waiting for! What a relief ! Still getting and MRI on my back - to finalize what is what. Really worth a try."

   
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FSU May 29, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Took it for restless leg syndrome. It's the only thing that has really worked."

Hendrix. (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 28, 2017

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For Pain: "I was prescribed this for nerve pain but I also have RLS. Gabapentin is a winner in both areas, unlike some of of the other people taking it I get energy from it. I take 2800 mg a day. I can't say enough good things about it. If I had to only take just one medicine this would be the one for me "

THE HUMAN FORKLIFT May 26, 2017

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