User Reviews for Gabapentin (Page 13)
Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin
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Reviews for Gabapentin
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."
Miloui (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 1, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Plain Truth January 1, 2017
48 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Rcamilleri47 (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2016
55 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Football_daddy (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 31, 2016
26 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I had a very severe pain from my upper back to my neck.The pain was extremely severe.My Doctor prescribed Gabapantin It works like a champ."
Bright star shia (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2016
50 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain: "I have fibro, inflammatory arthritis, and many other health issues. I recently tore my meniscus and am having to wait a month from injury to surgery. When taken with Aleve, it even helps with that (lots of nerve cells in the knee, even though cartilage has none)."
Saffron23 December 26, 2016
28 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I was on vistaril, which worked for a while, but stopped working because with my OCD, I am terrified of taking med's that come in capsules. My doctor finally put me on Gabapentin, and it works like a charm. The only side effect of note has been dry mouth, which is easily taken care of. I love this med."
pcworkman (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 26, 2016
56 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain: "Have been in a few wrecks and worked hard labour all my adult life. I woke up one day and my back was so sore I couldn't tie my boots up. Since then I found out I have spinal stenosis. My legs burn all day I get sharp shooting pains sometimes I'll move the wrong way and my backs so bad I can't do nothing for 6 weeks just lay n heal. Gabapentin worked very well for me stopped the sharp pain most of the time anyway..the burning was still there especially when I walked. I tried a few opiates the only one that worked very well I can actually run and work hard again on them was dilaudid 8 mg."
Doobz (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 26, 2016
36 users found this comment helpful.
For Fibromyalgia: "I have "fibromyalgia," severe muscle pain from a twisted spine/congenitally deformed vertebrae. I was getting better with yoga, but hurt my back/rib muscles overdoing. I developed depression on gabapentin after a few weeks. At first it dulled the pain and made me feel lightheaded, and I had memory problems. Then my anxiety increased and the pain continued, and hit a real low. I spent two weeks in a psych ward until a brilliant psych nurse who believed in treating muscle pain. I am now recovering on a mix of robaxin, a muscle relaxer, a low dose of valium for rib spasms, and prozac and remeron (for sleep) and hope to get off all of them once I can exercise again. Similar reaction to Lyrica four years ago."
Lucky to be Alive (taken for less than 1 month) December 25, 2016
24 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain: "I was prescibed with this prior to needle surgery for my lower back. Now I have been referred by that doctor to a pain center and have been scheduled for that type of ambulatory surgery on my neck. I was in an car accident that I had a crushing injury to my neck. Later I was rammed into by another car and had whiplash. My lower back had Lamitory surgery that left my left leg with a fairly numb left leg that occasionally had shooting pains. The shooting pains have been helped and the feeling of pains and needles feeling has been greatly reduced too in that leg and foot. I am taking 300mg tablets. It does have a side effects of drowsiness, a clumsy effect, but the sleep I get is wonderful. Standard pain reducers where highly ineffective"
CHEYENNEKID December 24, 2016
30 users found this comment helpful.
For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "I had a very horrible experience with this medicine. I was prescribed 900 mg for tingling and numbness in hands. I was good with this medicine for a few days when I started to have horrible back and neck pain and severe headache. Other doctors did prescribe me other pain killing medicines but nothing worked. I had it for fifteen days when a doctor said to consult with a neurologist . Then the neurologist said that I should be admitted into the hospital since they had found an infection in me. I was in there for at least one and a half week . It was a horrible experiance."
Neetu1234567865 December 23, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
For Neuropathic Pain: "I was on a low dose of 300mg a day for back condition which causes burning in leg and foot . It was not effective for my condition so the dose was doubled. I began having episodes of anger and rage which was totally unlike my character. As soon as I stopped the med, I was back to my good-humor self."
Easy Going Guy.... (taken for less than 1 month) December 23, 2016
17 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain: "Severe burning nerve pain from Shingles on side of my face and scalp. Pain was so severe it broke me down. Standard pain medications (tylenol, etc) were not strong enough to take even the edge of my pain. Doctor prescribed this. Took two days to fully work. Now I'm aprox 90% pain free. Taking 300 mg three times a day. When I first started taking it I right away it made me very drowsy--enough to overshadow the pain to get a bit of sleep. I was grateful for at least that. This drug has also has a nice relaxing effect. It still makes me drowsy. I'm o.k. with that as it is helping me rest so I can recover. I know drugs don't work for everyone, but I'm grateful it is working for me. Winter 2016"
HappyCamper111 December 22, 2016
47 users found this comment helpful.
For Hiccups: "took week to work, probably because of benodiazipines"
maharatha (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 21, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety: "I am taking this medicine for severe anxiety and worry. I've tried many other medicines with little benefit and my doctor said that gabapentin works well in patients where the traditional SSRI's don't work. She was right. Within THREE DAYS I found significant relief from my symptoms. The only downside is INSOMNIA. Not sure this is even a common side effect but I haven't slept in like five days. Hoping I don't have to get off of the medicine because it is really helping me, but man am I tired."
MicheleC1975 December 21, 2016
53 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain: "I had shingles and if anyone has ever had it knows the pain is excruciating. Doctor prescribed me Gabapentin 300mg along with another pain med. I started with one a day for 3 days and then 2 a day for 3 days then 3 a day for 3 days. This drug may not help all but for me it was a life saver. The pain was really bad everyday and I also had to work so when I took meds I had to make sure I ate a good meal so it would not mess up my stomach or make me sleepy. It also a good night rest medicine when you have shingles and I hate taken pain meds ."
PAIN IS NO JOKE (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 20, 2016
35 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain: "I am 27 years old I have had kidney stones while in labor had a c-section and was diagnosed with cluster headaches the most severe pain you will ever know but my chronic back pain takes the win. Those pains go away I might be in excruciating pain for a couple of days put my degenerate disc disease, sciatica and adult scoliosis is none stop pain my doctor prescribed me gabapentin 300mg 3× a day but I been on it for 2 months now and all it does is make me want to sleep has not taking any pain away and I have 2 kids I can't sleep all day even know my pain makes me want to stay in bed I can't.My doctor has done the epidural steriod injection no relief but galabpentin just gives me bad side effects."
Christy27 December 19, 2016
31 users found this comment helpful.
For Fibromyalgia: "I am on 900mg a day for fibromyalgia. It used to work but now it does nothing but make me fat and have dizziness. I am always light-headed. If I don't take it for a day my body is stiff for a few days worse than before I started taking it. Not cool! I am getting off it slowly. I will find a better way to deal with the pain. This medication is not for me!"
It makes my life hell- (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 19, 2016
22 users found this comment helpful.
For Spondylolisthesis: "I also have 2 benign tumours on my S1 and Coccyx. I've been on Tramadol for 2 yrs giving some temporary relief, it also helped me out of bed in the morning. I was put on Gabapentin about 8 months ago. It's been slowly titrated up, I hadn't really felt any relief until I hit the dosage of 900mgs X 3 daily- with my doctor wanting to take me off Tramadol I felt I had no choice but to up my doses. I've gained 45 lbs in the last year and I pretty much have to starve myself to lose a couple of pounds. Do I put up with the weight gain and some relief or switch drugs? I'm in Alberta, getting a new doctor is almost impossible. I was told to hang on by friends- but for how long?"
Anonymous December 19, 2016
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Alcohol Withdrawal: "Helps somewhat with cravings I guess."
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 18, 2016
9 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain: "Pudendal neuralgia caused by (Transurethral resection of the prostate) TURP. Pain is currently in month 17."
Jharburger December 16, 2016
4 users found this comment helpful.
For Hot Flashes: "My physician recommends 100mg, three times daily. I only take 100 mg twice a day, and it has significantly reduced the number of episodes I have had. I also do High Intensity Interval Training which also acts on the hypothalamus in the brain, (which helps to set body temperature). Between the two, I am a whole lot more comfortable!"
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 16, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
For Migraine: "I have had migraines for over 15 years now. I have tried everything out there from Imitrex to Morphine for reduction of pain, from Propranolol to Nortriptyline for prophylactics and nothing worked. My doctor was running out of options and suggested Gabapentin and what a difference. Now because it makes me tired, I only take at night before I go to bed, so I do not have ANY side effects that other people do. I take a dose of 300 mg at bedtime and so far it has been a life saver. I have not had any headaches for over a month since starting the Gabapentin. I had such bad migraines, they would last up to 4 days straight without any relief. Needless to say, I am quite happy with the medication."
NikkiRN (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2016
51 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia: "I take Phentermine 37.5 and a side effect is horrible insomnia. I went almost a solid two weeks before I called my doc to help me find something that would keep me sleeping through the night. She gave me GABA. I take it 30 minutes prior to when I want to get to sleep with my 75mg of Topirimate and my Spironolatone and within the hour, I'm out. I'm very sensitive to medication also. But I woke up feeling refreshed and not at all zombie-like. I woke up at 2am to give my son a bottle and diaper change with no problem waking up and going back to sleep. I've only taken this medicine for four nights but very happy on it so far!! As I said I am very sensitive to medication so finding one that doesn't make me have lingering side effects is great!"
Kimber D. (taken for less than 1 month) December 14, 2016
28 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia: "I started taking GABA four nights ago as prescribed by my doc for severe trouble sleeping due to cold turkey stopping alcohol. Just taking the low dose, 300 mg. Before GABA I'd lay there, I swear, up to all night long without falling asleep. Now I've four awesome sleep nights, I sleep around 12 hours normally. I'm used to 7 or 8 trips to the bathroom during night, now its like around 2! I experimenting using with different dosages of Trazadone, 100 to 200 mg, and mixing in with my marijuana or not. Great sleep!"
westmauiguy (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2016
30 users found this comment helpful.
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