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User Reviews for Gabapentin (Page 5)

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Occipital Neuralgia 5 reviews 0 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 52 medications
   
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Summary of Gabapentin reviews 1327 reviews 6.8

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For Anxiety: "I was taken off of Alprazolam, cold turkey, and given Gabapentin to help with possible withdrawal. This was a NIGHTMARE!!! I had taken Gabapentin for a short period of time before, for Carpel Tunnel, but it gave me what I call "drunk body syndrome", and I would be off balance, bump into things, etc. I didn't really have negative effects while taking Gabapentin this time around UNTIL I stopped taking it. No one told me to very veryyyyy gradually ween myself off. I almost immediately went back & forth between having the most severe hot flashes one could even imagine (I mean, I was sweating bullets like a mad woman), cold chills, terrible body aches, flushed face, severe anxiety. It felt like the flu. Called my Dr and went back on Alprazolam."

   
1.0

CokoPicasso (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 3, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I take 800 mg of gabapentin 4 times a day plus Savella 50 mg x2 plus a special B complex 2x a day. While my pain is better, I can't exercise, walk any real distance and dread evenings when my legs hurt worst and feel like lead. I am a tightly controlled diabetic with an A1C of under 6 and yet the neuropathy is at times unbearable. I was diagnosed with diabetes 4 months after my symptoms started and was checked for diabetes regularly. I don't get it. I have done everything I can to control this disease. I also had 17 spinal procedures including ablations to kill the nerves. Nothing helps. Any suggestions? Don't know how much more I can take."

   
5.0

CatsPaw55 February 2, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I was diagnose with TN (Trigeminal Neuroglia) a debilitating pain disorder/disease. The pain started on the left side of my face, temple then traveled down to my left eye and the worse pain of all was the feeling of nerve pain throughout my gums and teeth. I wanted the dentist to removed them but it wasn't dental problem. I have 3 blood vessels from the brain laying on Trigeminal Nerve, the pain was like nothing I've experience. I literally could commit murder. I've been on these meds since the middle of December and it took 2 weeks to finally kick in and I couldn't be happier. Side affects works different with everyone guess. I've heard horror stories. With me it's a bit of drowsiness thank goodness! Good luck all."

   
9.0

Chachi/Chula February 2, 2017

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For Epilepsy: "Can't get hard or stay hard when on this medication....."

   
1.0

Alix4139 February 1, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I was put on 300 mg at bedtime for better sleep with spinal pinched nerve, along with chiropractor care. At first the sleep effect was awesome - no crazy dreams like trazadone, and no super quick tolerance built like ambien, just good and regular sleep. However, after a month and going up to 600mg for nerve pain it bizarrely started to cause insomnia! The worst part about this med is the brain-erasing characteristic. I thought ambien damaged my memory, but this far surpassed that because it lasted in the day to the point where I couldn't remember where things were or what day it was. My father takes it for spinal stenosis too and has no issues. Also, the posts about withdrawal syndrome are very real! It was hard to wean off."

   
5.0

ecga (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 31, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Stay away from off label meds.. had anxiety now suffer random muscle twitching tingling and insomnia. The nightmares when you do sleep definitely dont help the anxiety!"

   
1.0

Jamzor (taken for less than 1 month) January 29, 2017

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "I agree with that is written on this site. I was drinking about a bottle of wine each evening? Why? I would just feel anxious in the evenings. Wine calmed that. Since I started taking neurotin 5 days ago, I have not even looked at a bottle of wine. For me, it's just like an "off" switch. Really amazing. Good luck, everyone!"

   
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Anonymous January 28, 2017

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For Pain: "I've been on this medication for almost 2years now. It was prescribed to me 4 nerve pain. "

   
3.0

Black Gold January 27, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I went on this when starting an alcohol cessation program and have been on it for a couple of years. I take 1600 mg a day. I sleep better and have less anxiety because of it, and it does not have any negative side effects for me. My doctor has wanted to take me off it because she says it's not supposed to be prescribed for anxiety but I find that when I stop taking it or forget to take it, I have problems dealing with anxiety issues and generally find myself more relaxed and able to cope with the stresses of life."

   
8.0

metafouryears January 27, 2017

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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."

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

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I originally got Gabapentin for Nerve Pain in my neck and down my arm due to Arthritis damaging my spine. But I noticed that my Restless Leg problem I had for many years was also going away. That's when I read the drug was given specifically for restless leg syndrome. I mentioned this to my doctor and she said "yes it does". But what made me angry was when I specifically asked for something years earlier for the same thing, she wouldn't give me anything. Duh..."

   
9.0

MaxxOmega (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 18, 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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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Emma_Nova January 7, 2017

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