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User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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For Anxiety: "I have had GAD ever since I can remember and I am 31 now. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING helped. My anxiety was so extreme, every minute of every day I was consumed with it. I had severe panic attacks and would sometimes faint. Gabapentin has been life changing for me. I have been on it for 3 months and my GAD is almost gone. I still have panic attacks at night, but this medication has been a miracle for me and I am and would definitely recommend trying it, specially if you are not responsive to 'normal' anxiety medications."

   
10

J0702 August 21, 2017

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For Anxiety: "After going through hell using anti depressants I finally went to a specialist for anxiety. She did a DNA test to see what drugs would best work for me. I take one Clonazepam along with a Gabapentin in the am and then a second Gabapentin in the afternoon. It truly has been a life saver for me when nothing else worked for PSTD/anxiety. No side effects whatsoever. Be very careful with alcohol. Instead of three beers make it one."

   
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1507 August 20, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I have fatigue, hand swelling, blurry vision and weight gain. The benefits are I have less neuropathy pain in my legs and feet."

Dendag (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 20, 2017

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For Syringomyelia: "Good when combined with tramadol, not too sedating."

   
6.0

Pfb1977 (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 17, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have had RLS and insomnia since around age nine. I was 1st prescribed gabapentin after herniating a disc three years ago. Didn't notice any effect on my RLS, but I was so drugged up, I wouldn't have. I was prescribed it again as a sleep aid two months ago. I have been taking lorazepam for sleep for years, and wasn't thrilled about taking 2mg of a benzo every night. It works great for sleep, but I feel hung over the next day -- can't seem to clear the fog. I ran out of gabapentin and noticed, holy cow, my legs are driving me crazy. Only then did it occur to me - - I hadn't had any RLS symptoms since I started taking it. I thought I had made a major discovery. LOL. This is the only drug that has ever touched my RLS."

   
9.0

Joge (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 15, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Very good for anxiety. reflects many modes of anxiety BUT... this drug may give you panic attack and restless leg syndrome (Which is weird as this drug is used to treat restless leg syndrome)"

   
7.0

RETT SVART (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 14, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "Has had no effect"

   
2.0

renegilo (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I took 1200 mg of gabapentin for a year for anxiety after stopping citalopram and diazepam. It had no effect at all. I felt the same before I started it, when I was on it, and after I had stopped it. It didn't even have side effects. It did nothing. I have been on numerous SSRI'S, Seroquel, lithium, Lamictal and benzos for bipolar 2 with episodes of depressive/anxiety. Thankfully, the government disability insurance paid for gabapentin and not me."

   
1.0

WACB August 13, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I have been taking this medication for a while. I have found that my body has been getting used to this medication the whole time. I have had bad side effects. However, now I don't seem to have any side effects. My doctor mentioned the max dose a day is 3600mg. Taking lower doses helps but it does not help the way 3600mg helps. It is my first day on 3600 and I feel good. The gabapentin is working well. Hopefully this dose stays the same in terms of effect and i can live the rest of my life on this dose, because right now i feel i can maintain relationships, go to school, and take care of what i need to take care of. Good luck with gabapentin."

   
9.0

Krisiwnl (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 12, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I recently switched pharmacy brands and have noticed I am EXTREMELY tired all the time from taking this new generic. It is from mail order Humana and mfr Glenmark Generics. It is so bad to the point that I cannot even function. I am at a loss for explaining this. My life is now total despair."

   
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Cathy L Turpin August 12, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I take Effexor for anxiety which has greatly increased my insomnia. Without something for sleep, I'll wake up anywhere from 20-30 times a night. I fall asleep easily but wake up repeatedly. I've tried many things over the years to try and help improve my sleep; 5HTP, SAMe, Melatonin, phenibut, klonopin, trazadone, seroquel, etc. The gabapentin is a life saver. I take it at the same time every night and sleep like a baby. There are no side effects that I can tell and ZERO grogginess in the morning. I'm amazed that I wake up refreshed and ready for the day. I haven't slept this well since I was a child. I highly recommend being open to trying this if you're suffering like I was."

   
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HappyHanna (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 10, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Was proscribed this medication for neurological damage from a refused Cervical Spine Block. Because I now suffer from Neurological Damage my sensitivity to any noise or sound has intensified to 300% some days. I already suffer from Anxiety and PTSD so it did not help the nerves in my neck. Script was for 100mg 4xs daily I have only made it to 100mg every 12 hours because I only took it when I was feeling my nerves in my neck tighten. I have taken no more then 200mg daily for 3 days. I can't take this medication I'd rather have anxiety then deal with Acid in my throat all day and a stomach not feeling so happy. Not for me for pain it is great ."

   
5.0

On A Fence (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I have CFS with neuropathic pain in both legs, the pins and needles, shooting burning pain and feet that are either freezing or burning. I was intially given Amitriptlyne which worked very well but left me with a hangover in the morning, not good when you have to drive 50 miles to work at 4am. My Neurologist put me on Venlafaxine which again worked but gave me too many side effects. Gabapentin was prescribed by my GP and within a day my walking went from a 70+ Y/O to a normal 53 Y/O, my dose needs increasing now as I am only on 600mg daily and I am struggling again. Best drug ever with no noticible side effects - UK based"

   
9.0

SteveD-T (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I take 300 mg 3x a day and I feel the best I've felt in 10 years. Nothing has worked to calm my anxiety like Gabapentin including Klonopin or Xanax. I'm happy, relaxed, motivated and most importantly my appetite for alcohol which I used excessively to calm my anxiety has completely disappeared. I hope I can take this medication for forever. Life is finally good again."

   
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Amazing Results for Anxiety (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2017

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For Insomnia: "Prescribed 300 mg at bedtime for insomnia and pain. However still taking 200 mg of trazodone and 1 mg of clozepam. New doctor took me off tramadol and couple others so wants to wait month before any more changes. I do have to discontinue clozepam but not yet. I am sleeping 12 hours. But rested when wake up and side effects are better today. Anyone have suggestion so I don't sleep so long?"

   
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Timone (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2017

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "I have been type 2 diabetic for 52 years. I am now 70 years old. My internist started me on this medication a few weeks ago. Pain of neuropathy disappeared within a day or two. I also feel that the extreme numbness in my feet has diminished a bit. Thank goodness for gaba. Very happy."

   
8.0

Jonkoping (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "My doctor ordered gabapentin 100 mg, three times a day, it did not help the pain it made me extremely tired tired. She then upped the dose to 300 mg, three times a day, after the first dose at 300 mg, I felt terrible, my son and I both noticed, Gabapentin was affecting my mood, generally I'm extremely friendly by nature and in a good mood but I became cranky and extremely tired I had no energy to do anything, I went back to the doctor she took me off of Gabapentin, I also did not experience much pain relief."

   
2.0

Gigi21 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 5, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I had pretty bad anxiety. My Doctor said to take 300mg of Gabapentin three times a day. The first time I took it was at night, before bed. It made me a little drunk feeling or maybe dopey. But, not a bad feeling. Not dizzy, not falling down - no other side effects. Made me a little sleepy to help with my insomnia. Next day - took 300mg at 9:00 a.m. - no problems, no side effects, nothing. Just anxiety relief. Once in a while I can feel the anxiety after about 6 hours when I need to take another pill. Started taking 600mg at bed time to help with sleep. The first time I raised the dose, it made me a little more tired and a little tipsy feeling. But only once. For anxiety, this stuff worked great for me with no side effects!!!"

   
9.0

SpazzyLee (taken for less than 1 month) August 5, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I started talking 600 mg three times a day for anxiety. It has done wonders. I used to have really bad anxiety when driving. I no longer have it. I also have really bad social anxiety. Now.... I sometimes can't stop talking to everyone. lol The only downside is I feel a little weak and sleepy sometimes. Which makes it hard having a toddler."

   
8.0

LeiLove August 4, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I have been suffering from the anxiety for the past four years. I have been on Ativan, Xanax, and many SSRI drugs. Nothing helped. As a matter fact, the SSRI drugs made my anxiety worse. Finally a psychiatrist prescribed gabapentin. It has been a miracle for me. I don't have any side effects whatsoever. All of the physical symptoms of anxiety (heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, tiredness) have disappeared. I I also feel more "even." I have more patience and I'm not in such a rush to do things. I take three 300 mg pills a day. I am so thankful for finding this drug. I know how hard it is to try different medications and have them not work. I hope anybody who is suffering from anxiety finally finds a medication that helps."

   
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Chealseav (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 2, 2017

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For Anxiety: "After a 4 day hospitalization for anxiety and to reduce prescription drug usage I was disturbed by the zombifying drugs I was prescribed (Trazodone, Abilify, Lithium). I'd been having a very hard time leaving my house and answering the phone. I was eventually prescribed Gabapentin while I continued to titrate off of Xanax. While I've started craving sweets and drinking sodas ( I ate an entire cake in 24 hours) I am feeling much better. It does not, however, help me sleep. I try to take my last dose before 6pm. I experimented last night and took it right before bed and I woke up every couple of hours. I have unusual reactions to meds and adjust my expectations and understanding of side effects. This is a helpful drug for anxiety."

   
7.0

the struggle is real August 2, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I've had Anxiety since I was a little child 6 yrs old to be exact. So over the years ( I'm 56 now) I've also developed PTSD, OCD Depression And recently agoraphobia..under a former Drs Orders because I'm such a severe case I was prescribed 4mg of xanax and 4mg of Klonopin along with 10/325 hydrocodone 5 times a day for severe neck and back pain from bulging discs causing spinal stenosis all throughout from my neck all the way down to my lumbar spine. Already had spinal fusion at L5S1. I ended up overdosing when he added Percocet. I found a new Dr.and he weaned me safely off of everything and now I'm taking 2400 mg of Gabapentin it has been a miracle. Best med by far for my Anxiety. Sill need neck surgery but my Anxiety has left the bldg."

   
9.0

Lucky131361 August 2, 2017

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For Pain: "I have severe spine damage. t7 t8 and disc in between basically gone, nerve pain unbelievable. I tried lyrica in large dose and no relief. Then one doctor said some meds don't work on some but do on others you just have to get the correct one. So I tried gabapentin and to me it was a life saver, within 3 days the pain was gone or close to gone. 1800 mgs a day ( 6x300mg) plus 40 mg of oxyneo (4x10mg) which is oxycodone time release formula. The pain specialist say maybe more dose needed but I can't function properly. That is my minimum dose even drop 1 pill out of them amounts I can feel the difference in pain. The side effects to me are , tiredness, constipation, memory, blurred vision, moody, seems heat and humid days if outside I get really disoriented so I stay inside"

   
9.0

bubba smith July 31, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Taking 900mg at night and it works a treat,it's been a real life changer"

   
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Tim1750 July 30, 2017

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For Anxiety: "This medication made me really down . It was completely ineffective for my neuropathy. I would highly recommend that no one take this medication."

   
1.0

Lezk99 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 28, 2017

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