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User Reviews for Gabapentin (Page 7)

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Summary of Gabapentin reviews 1214 reviews 6.8

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For Fibromyalgia: "I took gabapentin for 1 month. My Dr started me at 100mgX2 @ bedtime. I slept great but had excess daytime sleepiness. The first week I felt really calm but had no pain relief. The next week, my mood began to go downhill & still no pain relief. Week 3, my mood became depressed, I began having increased anxiety, increased blood pressure to the point of pre-hypertension, hot flashes, memory problems, & feeling disoriented, still with no pain relief. Week 4 I got hit hard with a flare. I couldn't tell the difference between whether things had happened yesterday or last week, I was getting unusually angry, & I started having horrid back to back panic attacks. I discontinued without tapering down & interestingly, my flare reduced in intensity."

   
1.0

Jen1201 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Gabapentin (Neurontin) made me sleepy, helped only a tad bit eith my anxiety, and did nothing to help with my mood swings. I might as well have taken a sugar pill as a mood stabilizer. When I stopped gabapentin, I threw up/was nauseous, dizzy, had chills, could not sleep,vand my whole body was in pain for WEEKS- And I even tappered off it, not cold turkey. Dtay away from this evil stuff."

   
2.0

Joeyyy924 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 29, 2016

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For Pain: "Helps more with anxiety than pain from my psoriatic arthritis, don't hardly know I take it. 900mg per day."

   
3.0

Quando62 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 29, 2016

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For Pain: "I have had chronic SI L5 pain and sciatica for 6 years. The has been a wonder drug for me but I can only take it at night when I go to bed. I lets me have a good nights sleep. I cannot take it during the day it wears me down and I am very groggy."

   
9.0

Pj1121 August 26, 2016

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "Gabapentin tends to dull the sharp pains of peripheral neuropathy, but it doesn't actually get rid of pain. That said, the more generalized sensation can make it easier to do ADL tasks as needed, since you *might* be able to feel other things in the same area as the neuropathic pain. That said, mine is related to MS... on bad days, it seems the Gabapentin does nothing at all."

   
6.0

Ken L. August 26, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I started having RL at 15. Then I kept it to myself even when I would be up all night sometimes taking 5 hot baths bc I thought it was in my head. My Pdoc actually prescribed it because she had prescribed me adderall for ADD and it got SO bad. When mine hits it's literally like I want to claw/cut my legs off. kick them front to back, left to right, scratch them, hit them. Nothing helped. Gabapentin helped me immediately. To those of you who said it didn't help or it made you too sleepy... I was told to take mine at bedtime. Normally I take it 2-3 hours before. 900mgs. I gave it a 9 because I do have breakthrough spells, and bad clumsiness. Taking it 2-3 hours before makes me only be dizzy and clumsy before bed and not the next morning."

   
9.0

yourenotalone August 26, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've panic disorder. I've always been a "treat as necessary" type of patient and I do prefer to only take meds as needed. Benzo's have always served me best, but my present pdoc is all about steering patients away from them. So, we started this med 3 mo ago. The only other meds I take regularly are propranolol for high bp, and seroquel on most nights. 1st week: gabapentin made me feel pleasantly high like a cannaboid might. I was talkative, appetite for food and drink increased, had a notable sense of well being. Since then, the effects (positive and negative) have dropped drastically. I may as well be taking dollar store kava kava for all I can tell."

   
4.0

NATL2 August 23, 2016

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For Pain: "I typically have a severe flareup of sacroiliac joint pain with attending sciatica once a year or so. Mornings are truly the worst; gave birth med- free to three babies, with "back labor" each time. That pain is about 2/3 of what this sacroiliac/sciatic pain can be,particularly when standing, walking, and sitting in the morning.Debilitating, searing pain. I'm a nurse, and also avoid pharmaceuticals in general. MD suggested Gabapentin for sciatica, am also doing PT. So far, this has given me a good night's sleep with less rotisserie-like spinning. Felt groggy upon rising, kind of fuzzy. The morning dose was taken-- left me very uncoordinated, blurry, kind of "spinny". Won't continue med. I need a clear mind, also, no real pain relief."

   
2.0

yardrabbitt August 20, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Dry mouth, sore throat continually and no benefit on lower dose hence continuously low immunity."

   
4.0

JimbobP11 August 19, 2016

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Neurontin (gabapentin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: "I came down with "Shingles" a little over 2 weeks ago, was put on anti viral drugs, this helped in fading the rash, still there but has faded, problem now is the pain, its in the rash area,its pain full, 24/7, was first given Tramadol,to many side effects, then Hydrocodon acetaminophen, this helped a little, but not much, then regular asprin, helped some, but pain is at the point can't sleep more then 2 hrs, called back to my Dr, now its Gabapentin, for nerve pain, i just took first dose last night, so really its to early to see if this will help, sure hope so!."

   
1.0

Garye (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2016

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For Pain: "Severe scapula pain ...nerve around shoulder blade to chest..massage could not help...Doctor started with 600 mg 3 times a day and 5 mg valium at nite..pain was less each day for first 6 days...some dry mouth...some wobbly walking at first..sleep was deep and very restful...at 7th day am now going 2 hours between each 300 mg pill with pain reduced 95 percent..have noticed much calmer and my small sciatic pain from softball has almost disappeared...breathing is more controlled ..I believe I will have this dosage of gabapentin down to 1 pill just twice a day in month...my shoulder pain had been there slowly getting worse for years..am 68 male..combination med seems to have worked for me"

   
9.0

Outfielder August 17, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have been on gabapentin for over 15 years. I love this medication for my fibromyalgia. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because I do have short term memory loss. That is one of the side effects. It also has been wonderful for my restless legs at night."

   
9.0

Jenelle P (taken for 10 years or more) August 14, 2016

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "Type 2 diabetic with PN and intense lower back pain from severe disc degeneration. Just started Gabapentin 2 weeks ago at 100mg 3x daily. First week I felt fabulous. The pins & needles subsided considerably & I was sleeping at night again. Now I noticed it is back again. Will see Dr. about increasing dose but am concerned about possible side affects as I also take Cymbalta, HBP meds, Metformin, insulin and heart meds."

   
6.0

Grubbypaws August 14, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Was prescribed gabapentin for general anxiety and also to help deal with an exceptionally stressful living situation. Only take 600 mg. later in the day and most definitely am able to comfortably relax in a way I wasn't always able to. Did notice kind of a "swimmy" spaced out feeling and not always able to keep an even keel while walking. But I'm willing to accept that because I greatly appreciate the peace of mind it affords me."

   
9.0

Suzinne (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 14, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I have been taking 100 mg of Gabapentin three times a day for over a month and have receivied virtually no benifit from it."

   
1.0

Jimbopobox.com (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I have been on pain medication for 10 years. I was in a horrible car accident and then later diagnosed with fibromyalgia. You know... That made up diagnosis where everyone treats you like you are crazy and you don't have chronic pain. I lived month by month, growing a ridiculous tolerance to pain meds, and popping them like candy to get through the day. I was ashamed of my opiate use and tried many times to stop. Only to be in terrible pain that made me beyond miserable. My whole body hurt. Every muscle, every bone. Finally I researched Gabapentin and asked my doctor to take me off all opiates. I stopped the opiates cold turkey...after 10 years of them. The gabapentin worked after 2 days. I am pain free and so thankful. It is amazing!!"

   
9.0

CrescentMoon (taken for less than 1 month) August 13, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have horrible anxiety from my PTSD, not military related. I have been on nerontin for 2 months for my anxiety. It does not help me at all. Now I am just tired all the time. Which makes my anxiety worse. I have noticed my back pain is better."

   
1.0

PTSDlady (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 10, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Have been on this medication for about a month 200 mg 3x/day and have felt no effect at all positive or negative. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and this was supposed to help with mania, but I wonder if I have adhd instead and am being treated for the wrong thing."

   
2.0

Creamsoda (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I personally am a heavier person, i have a lot of anxiety and depression on a daily basis and its been this way since i was 14. Im now 18 and i've been using many different prescriptions for my anxiety and depression and i've found benzos work well. But recently I was prescribed gabapentin 300mg 4 times a day and I found that it does affect your coordination taking this much of a dose but amazingly took away all my anxiety without any xanax like I usually take and it worked even better for my depression. I do feel a buzz almost as many users report when they first start, which i don't mind as i work from home and enjoy it but this could be a problem for addiction. Luckily I'm only using it temporarily and not long term."

   
8.0

Anonymous August 7, 2016

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For Pain: "I have suffered from pain in both legs, related to arthritis in knees, ankles and toes. My doctor prescribed gabapentin 300mg (one capsule daily for one week; then twice daily and thereafter). I got immediate relief of the pain and discomfort. I felt some minor dizziness and sleepiness, but these effects were not lasting. I am keen to know if gabapentin will be permanently added to the list of medications."

   
8.0

Eskal August 5, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I started the Gabapentin two weeks ago for Fibromyalgia discomfort and this medication has changed my life. My chronic lower leg pain I've suffered with for over 5 years is gone and my quality of life has improved a great deal!"

   
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Anonymous August 5, 2016

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For Migraine: "Got botox and been through all the meds for 8 yrs, finally got the nerve decompression surgery and thought I was well on my way then WHAM hit with a massive migraine with vertigo was horrible lasted for weeks then Dr gave me Neurontin and WHAM it pulled me right out of my migraine!!!!!! so I'm confident now, hoping for great results."

   
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rabird (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I Hate it so far. Been on it for less than a month. The irritability, stomach, gas, don't feel much pain relief... I'm hot, skin my face, ears, chest sometimes legs. Especially if I DON'T take regular. I'm more than a bit grumpy on this drug. I'm more depressed and upset. Cry easier. I DO NOT like it but I promised doc is try it. 300mg 3x a day. I can't hardly stand it at ALL but I promised. . I'm on fire now too even after the dose. It's awful but...I promised."

   
3.0

MichLinn August 1, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have to say, it's been working very well for me. I'm more confident and I love being around people way more then before. But, sometimes I feel very dizzy and I'm all over the place. I forget everything and I feel kinda lost. I feel like my brain is on slow motion. The worst thing is I can't make love anymore. Its really hard to stimulate me and sometimes I can't even ejaculated. It brought me peace inside but I don't feel things anymore. Never happy, never too sad. I don't enjoy food. (Sorry for terrible english.)"

   
7.0

FakeBobRoss July 31, 2016

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For Pain: "Works great. Side affects made me not take it anymore"

   
4.0

Rita girl July 30, 2016

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