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User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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8.8
Transverse Myelitis 1 reviews 2 medications
   
8.5
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8.2
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Restless Legs Syndrome 54 reviews 15 medications
   
7.7
Postherpetic Neuralgia 35 reviews 41 medications
   
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Vulvodynia 6 reviews 9 medications
   
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Benign Essential Tremor 7 reviews 3 medications
   
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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 29 reviews 40 medications
   
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Pain 220 reviews 1102 medications
   
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 13 reviews 2 medications
   
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Periodic Limb Movement Disorder 4 reviews 13 medications
   
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Spondylolisthesis 7 reviews 50 medications
   
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Burning Mouth Syndrome 1 reviews 11 medications
   
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Pudendal Neuralgia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
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Small Fiber Neuropathy 2 reviews 0 medications
   
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Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced 1 reviews 50 medications
   
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Summary of Gabapentin reviews 1217 reviews 6.8

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For Pain: "Works well with Tramadol added onto the Gabapentin doses. So far only side affect is feeling drunk, but this is partially because Gabapentin acts on the same receptors as alcohol."

   
7.0

Averageyoungguy95 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 22, 2017

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "I've struggled with alcoholism for over 20 Years. I've recently began taking Gabapentin & found that it does seem to alleviate &/or calm the nervousness associated with alcohol withdrawal."

   
9.0

Tutu_yvonne (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 21, 2017

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For Occipital Neuralgia: "I delivered packages for 32 years. 6 years ago I had such horrible neck pain and the dr did an xray and said bone spurs and take up to 16 ibuprofen a day and stretch. I had physical therapy, accupuncture, chiro, massage, traction and headaches, ear, neck and pain behind the eyes. I retired early because of this, then three weeks ago, slurred speech, dizziness, headache and finally went to a neurologist, he put me on gabapentin, and after 3 days, little pain, I am now on three times a day and ZERO pain pills.....zero for the first time in 6 years!!! The only side effect is a little sleepy but my energy level is way up and I can sleep wonderfully now. God bless the Neurologist and gabapentin. My life has changed for the best."

   
10

Daveob (taken for less than 1 month) January 20, 2017

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "I was prescribed Gabapentin for peripheral neuropathy in my feet from type II diabetes. It was bad enough that I didn't even like a bed sheets touching my toes at night. I started on 300mg taking one in the morning, one in the evening and two at bedtime. It worked OK but my physician raised the dosage to 400mg and it completely blocks the pain sensation. I have experienced no side effects. Note: I am a 68 year old male."

   
10

No Nickname January 16, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I am not sure yet if it working, but from a scale of 1 to 10, I would have to say "8". I have back pain, stress, and anxiety. If this is a cure all for all with out having to resort to Vicodin, bring it on."

   
7.0

Napili Beach January 16, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I have been having back pain for years maybe 6+ I also have mild scoliosis and sciatic nerve pain. Usually predinsome for a short period will work for a yr or so. My back started in a 9 pain level in 1 to 10 scale. My pain was so bad I could only stand for 5 minutes. My husband got me a nice bar stool with a back while I cooked. It helped. My GP then prescribed Gabapentin Capsules starting at 100MG 1Cap at night for 2 nights then added in the AM. I have had immediate relief. Can stand to cook do dishes etc. Today I have added a 100 MG mid day. That puts me on 100 MG 3 times a day. I see that others are taking 300 MG or more 3 times a day? The first time I took 2 by mistake I was supposed to take one for 2 days. I woke up druggy & loopy. ."

   
9.0

Nookums January 14, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I have arthritis in my neck, which causes severe nerve pain. I am not a fan of medications. I use normally only alternative medicine. I am taking 300 mg at night. The first night I was knocked out. When I opened my eyes my first thought was no pain. I got up and everything started spinning. The dizziness lasted until 3:00 pm. I was glad it was Saturday. I hated the feeling! I thought okay I give it a couple days... During the day the constant pain was almost not persistent. It started hurting only in certain movements. Overall pain was a 3. I was able to do all my exercises. 2nd day dizziness reduced, pain level 3. Still not comparable. Mood is better without the severe pain. I was given an anti-inflammatory celecoxib 200 mg."

   
8.0

T.J (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2017

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For Pain: "I have tested positive for ankling spondilitis - causes severe back bone fusing issues, I have been in pain for 2 years. The genetic test only means I could get the disease. Not a gaurantee..so... I was on tramadol and various RA anti inflammatory drugs...yada yada yada --pain in inflammation all over my body.. ..so today my pcp wont rx me tramadol since my blood didnt show inflammation and my pain kevel was high. she prescibed noerontin .. i took it 3 hours ago.. i can now raise my arms over my head with no pain... thank you GOD...my ribs and shoulders, back. sternum, hips were in moderate pain all day. couldnt sleep well...now i read this blog about GAD and anxiety can be helped also. i have gad and my anxiety is lower.. fingers crossed"

clifftexas san antonio January 13, 2017

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "Gabapentin reduced the amount and in some areas eliminated my nerve pain. The imbalance, constant stumbling, long lasting stomach upset, the vomiting, the diarrhea seem to outweigh the good effect on my neuropathy thereby causing a deterioration in the quality of my life."

   
4.0

fran1238 January 13, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I take 900mg every night night for social and generalized anxiety and 100mg several times per day as needed for breakthrough panic attacks--which isn't very often. I had been prescribed several different SSRIs before for my social anxiety, none of which worked, but Gabapentin was like a miracle for me. It was almost as if someone flipped a switch in my head when I started taking it."

   
10

Bob2 January 11, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "It was given to my 91 yr. old mother 3 times a day for the nerve damage in her feet. The medicine relieved her pain, but she became very lethargic. There were days when she she was so out of it she could not sit 5 minutes without falling asleep. She had swelling in her knees, hand tremors and was not able to communicate properly. Only after I read about the side effects did I realize her condition was possibly because of the neurotin. The Dr. changed it from 3 times to 2 times a day and in a matter of 2 days my mother was back to herself and her foot problem was much better."

   
7.0

Bustamove January 11, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I have SLE Lupus, I'm a diabetic and I'm on dialysis. I'm currently taking gabapentin 300mg daily. Before dialysis I was taking 300mg 3x a day. The Nephalogist says taking more than 300mg daily would be harmful to me and because of the decrease dosage I still have the pain. It's more like an really intense burning and itching sensation. I can't go any where or do anything because right now the only relief I get is when I'm rubbing my feet. Sometimes it does this and my blood sugar is normal like right now. My podiatrist won't change back my prescription based on what my nephalogist says. I'm miserable right now and don't know what else I can do. Please somebody help! "

Chariserae January 11, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Hoping my experience may help those with both nerve pain and restless leg syndrome. I've been taking this medication now for about 3 yrs and am on 1800 mgs a day. I had back surgery (4 plates) my spine is like an accordion and can collapse at anytime. Anyway, it was prescribed for nerve pain originally. This medication also helps tremendously for my restless legs. As for the nerve pain it doesn't do anything for that anymore. I'm afraid the doctor will add another dose but want to stick to the minimum amount I can get away with. I do recommend it to people though it is a very helpful drug. The are some side effects that can be a nuisance for some though, if you can get past them the benefits are worth it."

JayjayVw (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 9, 2017

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For Pain: "This medication is the only one that curtailed the pain of shingles. I was taking 2 pills, twice a day, and 3 at night. If you get shingles be sure to ask your Dr what the safest amount is you can take. At first I was told to take one like, 3 times a day. I kept going back and telling my dr that my pain was still severe. It was a long process and a lot of undue pain. In the very beginning, gabapentin wasn't even prescribed, and I ended up in the emergency room due to excruciating pain. The ER dr prescribed it....finally. My pain was never really managed. It's been 7 weeks and I feel like I might be able to lessen the dose soon. Shingles is an awful disease."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 7, 2017

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For Anxiety: "It has been a godsend anxiety treatment for me, relieving me of what was once crippling anxiety."

   
10

Emma_Nova January 7, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Amazing for my depression"

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 7, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I'm dealing with severe back pain. The pain clinic doctor has prescribed a medication that is used to treat bipolar disorder, herpes and shingles?"

gimmaname January 6, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "300mg at nite in bed ... Sometimes 600mg..... Helps me sleep and no restless legs"

   
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Windzy (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 5, 2017

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For Benign Essential Tremor: "I have Diabetes Type 2 and Essential Tremors with Diabetic pain in my feet mostly in my toes and Diabetic nephropathy from my knees down And my left hand wants to bounce around all over the place So my Doctor started me at 100 mgs a day but that was totally ineffective. Then they changed it to 300 mgs 3 times a day that worked for awhile but my legs were driving me nuts and my Essential tremors in my left arm was still going on So then they put me on 600 mgs 3 times a day but now after two months it's not effective any more it's like I'm not taking anything at all and now my toes are starting to drive nuts again but not as bad yet and my Essential Tremors is going strong again. What else can they give me ?"

   
3.0

dkh2 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 4, 2017

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For Pain: "Take it from me that has chronic pain for over 35 years and will try anything to get out of pain. My doctor gave me a prescription for gabapentin and wow what a nightmare after years of taking it!! your will lose your memory!! Please take some advice get off it as soon as you can. This will ruin your life or memory that is for sure. Just remember you have been warned. It does not work for pain or nerves like they say!! it;s a shame it took me so many years to get away from that junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

   
1.0

gothomas1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 4, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "The nerves in my legs are aching and so is my back. Doctor put me on Gabapenten. I took one pill that night and had nightmares all night then the next day I was a zombie I could not make any decisions at all and my head was ready to explode. Also I started getting hot spots on my hand, foot and arm. I cannot and will not recommend this medication to anyone! Call the Doctor he told me to not take it any more!"

   
1.0

Tgrlily24 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 2, 2017

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For Postherpetic Neuralgia: "I can't tell how much Gabapentin is helping because I am either having severe leg cramps, nausea, dizzy or sleeping. I would rather be on pain pills instead of this stuff."

   
2.0

Miloui (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 1, 2017

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For Pain: "Have 24/7 headache ( nonspecific ) from what I personally believe to be from anticholinergic pharmaceuticals. I am highly educated, so I have knowledge about these things. It rates on a scale of level 9 most of the time ( pain ). I had a PCP that put me on nine 600mg. gabapentins a day ( 5,400mgs. per day ). He obviously calculated wrong. On them for about 2 years. I was on heavy doses of other pharms for other reasons. Got off of 9 meds over 10 month period. I was down to 3 600mg gabapentins. Pain level 9. Went up to. three 900mgs. gabs. Pain now level 4. I don't know how long it will last. Only side effects are tingling feet and constipation. I feel like it is a good med. because opiates destroyed me. 10 months opiate free."

   
8.0

Plain Truth January 1, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in March. The past 3 months I have been experiencing severe hip pain radiating down my leg. If I slept on my side (which is the side I favored) the pain would become so bad it woke me during the night. Consequently I have not had a good nights sleep in months. Went to my rheumatologist who suggested I tried gabapentin prescribed 1 pill 600mg for four days than 2 pills 600mg per day will be starting 3 pills per day. I can honestly say what a huge difference this had made. The pain is almost gone and I sleep through the night. Also with little know side effects . I will continue with this drug for as long as I need too."

   
9.0

Rcamilleri47 (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2016

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For Pain: "I've tried Tramadol 50 milligram tablets prescribed by my physician all that is so hyped up Tylenol that does no damn good except make your kidneys and liver work harder. It's a bunch of rubbish why can't they just prescribe what we need and take less of it and not have as many problems."

   
1.0

Football_daddy (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 31, 2016

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