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User Reviews for Gabapentin (Page 5)

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Alcohol Withdrawal 21 reviews 19 medications
   
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Periodic Limb Movement Disorder 4 reviews 13 medications
   
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Pudendal Neuralgia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
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Summary of Gabapentin reviews 1038 reviews 7.1

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Neurontin (gabapentin) for : "I had vivid frightening dreams. Jerking of leg muscles and sleeplessness"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 6, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I've had fibromyalgia for 14 years. I was prescribed Gabapentin and within days I had a horrifying headache and it felt like my brain was going to explode. I have the same issue with Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella and amitryptiline. Maybe my brain chemistry doesn't like to be altered with this type of med? I only know the reaction scared me badly and the only medication I can use for my fibromyalgia is Tramadol. Fortunately it keeps the edge off my pain and I can work full time. If only it would work on the soul crushing fatigue! :-)"

   
1.0

Cootsgal (taken for less than 1 month) April 5, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Since I have been taking gabapenten my eye site has been going along with my memory I don't know what to do?"

Nutloone April 5, 2016

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For Pain: "I had heart palpations from this stuff...I told my PCP that I was having problems with it and they tripled my dosage...I had a heart attack a week later...they discontinued it...it does nothing for pain...at least for me..."

   
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abe1979 April 2, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Good for sleeping and my RLS I take 300 at nite and it works!!"

   
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Artzy March 31, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I have c-2 c-3, c-5 c-6 and L-3 L-4 herniated in my back and neck. I was in pain killers which did nothing! 10-325. When I finally got into the spine specialist he put me on this and it is a godsend. I am still in pain all the time and have lost use of my right arm but it is bare able where as before I wanted to cut my arm off! Nerve pain is like nothing I have ever felt and I have had 3 children. This is the only medicine that I am scared to run out of. I have been on it since April 2015, I lost my job and insurance and so I lost my doctor and had to cut back from 1800 a day to 600 and I wanted to die!"

   
10

Nikki..V March 31, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have suffered from Depression/Anxiety for over 10 years, no medication has worked in the past. I thought I would have to live the rest of my being depressed. I gave up on all medications and at times wished I was dead. I would have to say Gabapentin is my miracle pill. This has truly worked for me I have to say I am happy I took this pill."

   
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NEP (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I take a 300 mg of Gabapentin along with 10 mg of Melatonin and it's works great for me. I fall asleep about 30 to 40 minutes after taking them and sleep throughout the night."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 29, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Started to take Gabapentin for nerve pain 3x100mg daily. Even this low dose gave me headaches and migraine. I increased my intake of water and as the days went by I was able to increase the dosage as suggested by my doctor and the headaches ceased. The pharmacist did suggest that Gabapentin can dehydrate and dehydration can lead to headaches."

   
8.0

Zoe Becker March 28, 2016

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I've been in tremors pain for 2 years. My left foot felt like a million needles. I couldnt walk. Until I started taking gapentin. This is a miracle. Thank god my life is normal again."

   
10

James doc (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2016

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I have been taking 150 mg. of gabapentin once each weekend day before bed. I have noticed a diminution of the foot burning over the one month I have been taking it. My doctor suggested that I titrate its use over time and according to pain subsidence, It also helps me sleep better."

   
7.0

none that I want to tell anyon March 26, 2016

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For Benign Essential Tremor: "I am a 51 yr old white female with progressive essential tremors noticeable since about 18 yrs, (neck, head, hand tremors). At 38 yrs old, I began taking propranolol which helped some but the amount needed to really control the tremor made me too tired to function. I began gabapentin about 5 years ago and it nearly eliminates my tremor with only low doses."

   
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SDWoman March 26, 2016

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For Pain: "This medication was prescribed to me by my psychiatrist for thr chronic pain I suffer from in my legs and lower back. He doesn't prescribe opiates in his scope of practice but still wanted to help me out. This drug takes awhile to kick in. It's very unfortunate especially when you have pain that needs to be relieved ASAP. Everytime I take this pill it makes me feel emotional and physically impaired as if I had a drink. It helps a bit for my restless legs but for pain it really doesn't do anything. It definitsly does not relieve anxiety or panic disorder. Keep in mind I am still on a low dose of 200 Mg per day but my PCP wanted to increase it to 300 Mg three times a day, which I disagreed with. It's not effective for pain and anxiety for me."

   
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Lcowan7 March 25, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was prescribed gabapintin for ongoing depression, ptsd, & nerve disruption from disease treatment. Right away I had an amazing soothing of my nerves & happiness in the morning I could not recall ever feeling! It has helped me to recover a quality of life and ability to let go of addictive habits."

   
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daissie (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2016

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For Pain: "Been dealing with sciatica for 5 months. 1st 3 months were insane pain, couldnt even dress myself. Here is my med issue: Degenerative disks at L5 S1 and minor at S1 S2, 6mm herniation inside left side at L5 S1 Gongenital spinal stenosis from L5 down This has caused a lot of pressure on my sciatic nerve and severe pain down my entire left leg, mostly at the hip but moves around. I started with Norco...it was not even as good as ibuprofin for the pain. Stopped after a week Next was tramadol...same results as norco, barely any relief Then started naproxin and gabapentin. Pain was reduced by 80-90%. Stopped the naproxin due to potentially very bad side effects. Stayed on gabapentin, same reduction in pain. Gabapentin works!!!!"

   
8.0

Sooprvylyn (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 24, 2016

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For Trigeminal Neuralgia: "I was given this med for TN pain, after I went to my dentist and he found nothing wrong with my teeth. That same day, my dentist called my GP. GP got me in right away. I was sent for facial x-rays to check for sinus infection, nothing. So my GP made several calls and got me into a neurologist, in the mean time, he asked her what he could give me for pain since at this point I had lost 10 lbs and was missing work. They put me on Gabapentin and Amitriptyline. It took a couple of days, but wow, when it started to work it was AMAZING for pain relief. They have upped me to 600mg 3 x a day and now at about three everyday I am a little high. But, the best side effect ever has to be that a my pain, anxiety, period cramp pain and insomnia are gone!"

   
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Miss Emme (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 24, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was given this med for my TN pain, after I went to my dentist and he found nothing wrong with my teeth. That same day, my dentist called my GP and my GP got me in right away. I was sent for facial x-rays to check for sinus infection, nothing, so my GP made several calls and got me into a neurologist, in the mean time he asked her what he could give me for pain since at this point I had lost 10 lbs and was missing work. They put me on Gabapentin and Amitriptyline. It took a couple of days, but wow, when it started to work it was AMAZING for pain relief. They have upped me to 600mg 3 x a day and now at about three everyday I am a little high. But, the best side effect ever has to be that my anxiety, period cramp pain and insomnia are gone!"

   
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Miss Emme March 24, 2016

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "My experience began after 3 rotator cuff surgeries I developed swelling in legs&feet. After a yr I was finally sent to a dr who gave me gabapentin 300 mg 3x daily. It's has helped pain in legs. However foot shooting pain is worse. Not giving up on med will see what dr suggests"

   
8.0

Fireman0257 March 24, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was prescribed gabapentin for back surgery pain, and nerve pain from diabetes... I'm on the max dose, 1200 mg 3 times a day... All I can say is thank you Load for freeing me up from the opiates! My mood is great, I sleep well and my pain has diminished by 75%! I am 63 years old, forced to retire due to excessive back pain (3 surgeries, one spinal fusion) and very bad nerve pain in my feet and hands... I've had no side effects and all my doctors (I've had triple bypass also... No heart attack, thank God.. No damage to my heart) have said there is no reason to discontinue using it !"

   
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Gilk53 March 23, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I've been taking gabapentin for 12 years. I used to have feelings of major irritation and maybe a little paranoia. An example of something that used to happen before i took these was i would be at work, flipping out thinking my mom and my boyfriend(at that time he was painting my parents house) were messing around. Which would NEVER EVER happen. Not only was our son there but so was my father lol. They also kind of disliked him. Point is when I started the gabapentin I laughed at the thought so hard cause it was so ridiculous, I still laugh at the foolishness of it. So i take them every 5 hours and if I had forgotten them my mom or my friend would notice because I would be sooooo irritable. They would be scared to remind me."

   
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danc5150 (taken for 10 years or more) March 22, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I started on 100 mg at night for about 1 week. Then increased to 300, 600 and finally in about a month I was up to 1200 mgs a day in increments of three. For the first 6 weeks you are tired but it's worth it, as soon as it kicks in your pain is gone! I feel a little loopy somedays and I forget a lot of things but my arthritis and bulging disks are pain free and I can live a great life. I dread getting off of it though. It's going to be hell. If I ever run out its bad diarrhea. And anxiety. Don't run out or take more than your prescribed. Gab is a great drug for nerve pain. And I have no anxiety."

   
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Greeno01 March 22, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I started this medication about a week ago. I am diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder (Bipolar Type) as well as unspecified anxiety disorder. I was constantly dreading things and felt guilty for no reason. My anxiety bothered me to the point it made me vomit. I started on 300mg 2x a day and it has been amazing. It does not cure it but it takes away a lot of anxiety for me. I would definitely recommend this med."

   
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TyARev3643 (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2016

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For Hot Flashes: "I am in my 6th year of severe hot flashes. I had a least 20 during the day and one every 15 minutes at night. I couldn't take estrogen because the risk of stroke. I tried herbal remedies, Paxil and lexapro. While on lexapro I had anxiety stacks and severe depression for 3 months being on lexapro for 2 weeks. It messed with my brain. I regret taking that and was very frustrated nothing could help hot flashes. I did some searching on goggle and found gabapentin. This is a Godsend! My first night taking it my hot flashes diminished totally. I take 300mgx2. One in the morning and one at night. If I do get a hot flash it last about 10 seconds and very minimal. I would recommend gabapentin in place of ERT. "

   
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Mae Thibbs March 20, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have been prescribed Gabapentin for insomnia. For the last 2 years I have taken it nightly at bedtime 2000mg + 12.5 mg zolpidem ER + .25 mg of alprazolam. I find the zolpidem + alprazolam put me to sleep and the gabapentin keep me there...... most of the time. I feel as though I have forgotten how to "fall" asleep, but now knock myself out. After taking this handful of pills nightly at 9 PM, I can be awake at 2 am or 4 am. It has been a lot of drugs for a long period of time. Since the drugs "labeled" use is for nerve pain, which I didn't have, I worry that the neuroma in my foot that developed 15 months ago might be related. Neuroma, foot injections, foot surgery .. Pain unresolved How effective do you think it is?"

   
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El Roy March 20, 2016

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "Have bad periheral neuropathy in feet - with periods of intense burning pain and last few months pain/numbness was getting much worse, especially at night. Wasn't excited about using gabapentin because of all the possible side effects listed. Finally went to Doctor who prescribed 300 mg at bedtime, but instructed could do 600 mg if necessary. Took for first time last night, 300 mg didn't seem to make much of a difference in pain so after about an hour, took another 300 mg. I was very surprised this morning at how much the burning pain had subsided! Am feeling a little sluggish/mellow today, hopefully that won't be a lasting side effect after my body gets used to the drug."

   
8.0

JimWilson March 19, 2016

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