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User Reviews for Gabapentin (Page 5)

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Hot Flashes
8.8
   
87 reviews 19 medications
Occipital Neuralgia
8.6
   
5 reviews 0 medications
Transverse Myelitis
8.5
   
1 review 2 medications
Alcohol Withdrawal
8.5
   
34 reviews 17 medications
Pruritus
8.4
   
3 reviews 295 medications
Trigeminal Neuralgia
8.4
   
24 reviews 9 medications
Bipolar Disorder
8.2
   
94 reviews 30 medications
Anxiety
8.0
   
306 reviews 56 medications
Cough
8.0
   
4 reviews 797 medications
Migraine
8.0
   
86 reviews 81 medications
Insomnia
7.8
   
71 reviews 108 medications
Restless Legs Syndrome
7.7
   
77 reviews 14 medications
Postherpetic Neuralgia
7.6
   
43 reviews 41 medications
Benign Essential Tremor
7.0
   
10 reviews 3 medications
Peripheral Neuropathy
6.8
   
132 reviews 6 medications
Fibromyalgia
6.8
   
152 reviews 20 medications
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
6.6
   
39 reviews 41 medications
Vulvodynia
6.6
   
7 reviews 9 medications
Pain
6.5
   
271 reviews 1107 medications
Neuropathic Pain
6.5
   
97 reviews 4 medications
Epilepsy
6.1
   
11 reviews 41 medications
Hiccups
6.0
   
2 reviews 4 medications
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
6.0
   
18 reviews 2 medications
Syringomyelia
6.0
   
1 review 0 medications
Spondylolisthesis
5.9
   
9 reviews 50 medications
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
5.8
   
4 reviews 11 medications
Burning Mouth Syndrome
5.0
   
2 reviews 11 medications
Erythromelalgia
4.5
   
1 review 0 medications
Pudendal Neuralgia
4.0
   
1 review 0 medications
Small Fiber Neuropathy
2.0
   
3 reviews 0 medications
Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
1.0
   
1 review 54 medications
Summary of Gabapentin reviews 7.3 1,596 reviews

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I took Gabapentin for sciatica pain. I told my sister who is a nurse and she said to try and wean off as soon as I could. So I did since the sciatica was relieved by the spinal fusion on L4-S1 I had. I just had surgery on my thoracic spine for an arachanoid cyst. The hospital overdosed me on dilaudid and put me in ICU with NO pain medication for 2 days. I was in horrific pain. I felt like my shoulder muscles were tearing everytime I had to turn. My internist gave me Gabapentin 300mg in the morning/100 mg at night. I was just laid off so I thought I would go through the mail-in pharmacy to get my meds for 3 months. OMG, I just tried the 300 mg from the mfg, Activis and I am extremely shaky/jerky/anxious and slept all day."

   
5.0

Becki A (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Hugely effective for first month. Some tolerance does develop eventually but overall still more effective than anything else I've taken."

   
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Ihadtopickanickname (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 10, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I was on Doxepin 100mgs for a year, which worked incredibly for anxiety and insomnia. However, it caused delayed gastric emptying and never ending weight gain, so I ask my psych if I could try gabapentin due to the reviews here. Have been on 200mg/am and 300mg at night for a month, which is a low dose, but has done nothing for my anxiety. Psych is starting me on Trazodone (again) for the anxiety but wants me to remain on the gabapentin because it does help with hot flashes, RLS, sleep, and surprisingly, controls my agitation. Dr wants to increase it quickly over the next two months to replace the Trileptal that I've been on several years as a mood stabilizer. I definitely think gabapentin has its place as a mood stabilizer for BP patients."

   
4.0

Mara14 December 7, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I suffer from depression and anxiety. I have been on Wellbutrin for three years and I love it. It actually helped a little with anxiety as well, but I would have situational panic attacks and although those situations are now past, I do feel low level anxiety most of the time and certain things can send me into a spiral of doomsday thinking, obsessive thoughts and fear. Once one situation passes, it’s on to something else. I can’t enjoy anything when I’m in those cycles. Even a day off from work can be full of anxiety instead of relaxation. My doc prescribed Gabapentin at a low dose (100mg) three times a day. Took first last night and slept ok. Little groggy but coffee solved that. Hoping this works for me like it has for so many here."

Srwilsonmiami December 7, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I've been on Gabapentin for 2 years. The first 12 months I was on 4x 300mg/day for nerve pain; it worked. It was around the end of that first year that I "developed" RLS. I was prescribed Pramipexole & the RLS went away. Over the next 12 months, my Gabapentin dose was increased from 4 to 8/day due to worse nerve pain. Sadly, due to side effects, I had to come off Gabapentin; but the RLS returned! So, at first glance, it appears I need Pramipexole AND Gabapentin to stop the RLS but, due to the aforementioned side-effects, not possible! So, a larger dose of Pramipexole is on the cards. Sorry, this is a long-winded way of saying that I believe Gabapentin will help a huge number of people in keeping RLS at bay or at least reducing it."

   
8.0

Mike L (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 6, 2017

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For Hot Flashes: "I read on here that this Drug is non narcotic. But it seems to act like a narcotic. I Have been on this drug for a few years. I wish iIhad never seen it. When I run out I am in very bad shape. I Sweat like crazy. I can not sleep. In so much pain I can't walk. If you are new to this Drug DO NOT TAKE IT FOR ANY REASON. If you do take it be very careful with it. It is very addictive. A Dr will tell you its not addictive. I'm telling you from taking this it is very ADDICTIVE. BEWARD"

   
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pam-s December 6, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "On 900mg a day for Neuropathy, has cut the pain down and helped my schizophrenia and rapid cycling bipolar drastically as a side effect! Much less anxious too. Really hopeful for the future. I also take Tramadol 4x50mg daily but these only had a slight effect, no slurred speech or drowsiness so far. Get well soon everyone :-)"

   
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Shokka (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 6, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "It was night and day for me too. I don’t have depression any more."

   
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Clint95465 December 5, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I feel more aggressive, angry, unable to focus on things for a long period of time, weight gain"

   
8.0

Mayberry RFD December 2, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I take two 300mg capsules before sleep. So effective at helping uninterrupted anxiety free and healthy sleep I was able to stop taking my nighttime dose of lorazepam. 600mg 2 hours before bed takes about 2 hours to make me adequately sleepy. 900mg left me unable to get up in the morning for work although this might change in time. Amazing drug!"

   
9.0

Mcdr110 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 2, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Tried Gabapentin 400 mg x 2 Daily for my back pain. I have 18 pieces of metal in my lower back in my L3 L4 and L5. So far my pain level has dropped from a 8 down to a 2. I haven't been this pain free in years, It also helped me with my Insomnia. I take it a hour before bed time and with in a hour I'm able to relax and calm down enough to sleep.This drug really works for me, I hope it helps you,"

   
9.0

SAMUEL I, December 1, 2017

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "This started helping me with my alcohol problems (at the beginning), but after a few months I started feeling side affects that were unbearable so I started tapering off. My hair felt more brittle, I had this constant headache in the right-central lobe of my brain ( THIS WAS HORRIBLE ). Those were the main concerns. I just didn't feel right. Was on 300mg a few times a day. Others obviously have great results for this but perhaps it's just an individual reaction to it."

   
4.0

PoundTown November 30, 2017

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For Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: "I have mild Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) now, but it used to be quite severe, This is the only drug that removed my rest pain, I also got rid of most of the over and undershooting pain, and sensory disturbances have become less severe. This allowed me to focus on other things in life. Temperature disturbances have improved but I am unsure if this is linked. I had some side-effects in the beginning, drowsy and like my tongue would twist and words came out wrong, but that slowly went away. I was at 3600 mg and now I am down to 1500"

   
9.0

Noookie November 29, 2017

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For Pain: "I have stenosis, scoliosis, arthritis, bone spurs and degenerative spinal disease. Most of my back discs are showing damage of some type. Gabapentin is the ONLY thing that has helped me after years of trying different doctors advice. I have only been on it for 8 weeks and although far from pain free, I can function each day. I occasionally will have a bad day or up to several, but that was caused by something I did physically. I started with one pill a day, adding another each week so the affects were mild. Except for some tiredness, I have no other side affects. This is a lifesaver for me."

nburkey (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 29, 2017

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For Anxiety: "This has been the best thing ever for anxiety. I have never been on an anxiety medicine, but my anxiety was getting uncontrollable so my doctor prescribed this. I was a little weary at first, but 3 weeks on this (300 mg/day) has truly changed my life! The little things I used to stress about, I no longer worry about and it also helps with sleep. Wouldn't recommend anything else!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 27, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I've been on Gabapentin for a couple years at bedtime. When it 1st started (8 yrs ago) I only got restless leg syndrome while sleeping. It would wake me up. For the past 5 years I get it mainly once I sit down for the night. Now as long as I can get up & walk or sway for a few minutes it usually goes away. I'm not really sure if it's working or not. I still usually get it at least once/every other day. Just glad it goes away once I get up now."

   
5.0

Kasp98 November 24, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "2 days of taking this med along with Neuroxon for nerve pain has basically stopped pains that I have been suffering from for the past two months"

Mss.stang (taken for less than 1 month) November 24, 2017

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For Anxiety: "This was a miracle for me! I was taking alprazolam 3-4 times a day for about 4 years. With the crackdown of controlled substances, my PCP decided to wean me off. I have terrible anxiety. SSRI's do not work for me (too many side effects). After reading the reviews of gabapentin, I asked my PCP if we could try this. AMAZING!!! I no longer wake up shaky and anxious, I don't get that "feeling" I used to get when the alprazolam wore off, and I sleep better than ever! I take 300 MG 3-4 times daily. This truly is a life saver for me!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 22, 2017

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For Insomnia: "Gabapentin is the best medication for insomnia in my opinion. If you want a solid 9-10 hour deep, refreshing sleep, I recommend combining with tegretol (carbamazepine). However, Gabapentin on it's own is great for insomnia. I have sleep maintenance problems. I go off to sleep without any trouble, it is staying asleep which is the problem. Waking up after 2-3 hours. I go to work feeling like a zombie. I also suffer with tension headaches, it's horrible. Gabapentin is great for both going to sleep and staying asleep for several hours I seem to nod off to sleep and then dream constantly, but Gabapentin has stopped that in it's tracks. Some people say they have vivid dreams, not me. Gabapentin helps me to have a great, deep sleep."

   
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Lolzy Bear (taken for less than 1 month) November 22, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I am male, white, 92 years old, very healthy, little exercize. Have had RLS for ~30 years when sedentary - reading, TV, trying to go to sleep. Six weeks ago our GP Rx 300mg gabapentin. I take one in early afternoon and it has worked like a charm. No side effects so far."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 21, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I was drowsy for the first two days, but that went away. I don't experience any (noticeable) side effects, but the amount of help that it has provided me isn't too noticeable either. It has helped the highs and lows become a little less intense, but it's still not not doing a great job. This is better than nothing, though."

   
6.0

Mixed-Files (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 20, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I was prescribed Gabapentin before because I was having nerve pain in my right arm, without that medicine I couldn't go one second without being in pain. Now my doctor prescribed me Gabapentin again, because I'm a Type 2 Diabetic, who was recently diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy..I can barely walk without taking this medicine. It helps make the pain more bearable. This medicine is a lifesaver"

   
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NightRaven92 (taken for less than 1 month) November 19, 2017

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "My husband has been an alcoholic for 16 years. He has struggled with depression, severe anxiety with disassociation, and seizures. Alcohol was the only thing that helped. Yesterday he was prescribed gabapentin at a starting dose of 100mg 3 times daily. About an hour after his first dose he stated that he felt different and better and he didn't feel the need to drink. A couple of hours later he stated that for the first time since puberty he felt like himself. He has only taken one dose, but if you're thinking about trying this medication for alcohol dependance, there's strong research that it is beneficial, and can help fix the imbalance in your brain that makes you need alcohol. It's worth a try. Blessings to you"

   
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Sidewalk chalk (taken for less than 1 month) November 17, 2017

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For Benign Essential Tremor: "I have Essential Tremors since childhood. I had it only in my hands and now that I am 48 years old, it progressed to my head and voice. It’s extremely annoying!!! I had different medications in the past that didn’t work. Now I am taking tramadol 50 mg, gabapentin 300 mg and propranolol. At first, I felt my body less shaky and it felt like it was perfect but after a month or so the tremors came back stronger than before. I will talk to my doctor about medical marijuana. I heard that is very good for people with essential tremors, epilepsy, etc."

   
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JBola November 16, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I went through a benzodiazepine withdrawal back in 2013 and found that a low dose 200 mg of Gabapebtin helped me back then. I was on benozos 30 years and no longer use them for 4 years straight now. I went off all drugs on principal four years ago but after four years and major anxiety and depression I decided to use Gabapentin starting two weeks ago. It was not a easy choice as I realized that once on the drug Gabapentin I would most likely use it for many years as it is not so easy to get off of it and would need tapering. This drug has been amazing and I have not felt this good in years. I will continue to use it and may increase the dose from 600 mg a day to 900 mg a day. It has been alive saver. I highly recommend this drug for anxiety"

   
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Henry54 November 16, 2017

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