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User Reviews for Gabapentin (Page 7)

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Pruritus 2 reviews 288 medications
   
9.5
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9.3
Hot Flashes 69 reviews 19 medications
   
8.8
Occipital Neuralgia 5 reviews 0 medications
   
8.6
Transverse Myelitis 1 reviews 2 medications
   
8.5
Trigeminal Neuralgia 22 reviews 9 medications
   
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Alcohol Withdrawal 27 reviews 17 medications
   
8.4
Bipolar Disorder 83 reviews 28 medications
   
8.4
Anxiety 231 reviews 56 medications
   
8.1
Migraine 79 reviews 81 medications
   
8.0
Postherpetic Neuralgia 37 reviews 39 medications
   
7.8
Insomnia 58 reviews 107 medications
   
7.7
Restless Legs Syndrome 59 reviews 14 medications
   
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Vulvodynia 6 reviews 9 medications
   
7.2
Peripheral Neuropathy 117 reviews 6 medications
   
7.0
Benign Essential Tremor 8 reviews 3 medications
   
7.0
Fibromyalgia 136 reviews 20 medications
   
6.8
Pain 233 reviews 1119 medications
   
6.6
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 34 reviews 40 medications
   
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Neuropathic Pain 74 reviews 3 medications
   
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 15 reviews 2 medications
   
6.1
Epilepsy 11 reviews 41 medications
   
6.1
Hiccups 2 reviews 4 medications
   
6.0
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder 4 reviews 11 medications
   
5.8
Spondylolisthesis 7 reviews 50 medications
   
5.8
Burning Mouth Syndrome 1 reviews 11 medications
   
4.0
Pudendal Neuralgia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
4.0
Small Fiber Neuropathy 2 reviews 0 medications
   
2.3
Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced 1 reviews 52 medications
   
1.0
Summary of Gabapentin reviews 1328 reviews 6.8

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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?"

   
5.0

Anonymous December 19, 2016

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "Helps somewhat with cravings I guess."

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 18, 2016

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For Pain: "Pudendal neuralgia caused by (Transurethral resection of the prostate) TURP. Pain is currently in month 17."

   
2.0

Jharburger December 16, 2016

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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!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 16, 2016

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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."

   
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NikkiRN (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2016

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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!"

   
8.0

Kimber D. (taken for less than 1 month) December 14, 2016

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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!"

   
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westmauiguy (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2016

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For Pain: "I went to my pain management doctor today & he prescribed Gabapentin 300mg. I have two tumors that sit on my sciatic nerve.....nights are very tough...can't sleep more than two hours at a time due to the pain. I'm hopeful that this will help in some way. My doctor also told me I am a candidate for a pain stimulator. This is to be inserted into my spine to send medication directly to the affected area and will help relieve me of the pain & oral medications. I'm so tired of taking daily medications...this is a ray of hope for me. 15 years ago, I was told that I wasn't a candidate for this stimulator. Thanks to the researchers they've made huge advancements and now......it's my turn!!! Any thoughts?????"

   
1.0

TxLadyBug23 (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2016

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For Hot Flashes: "Prescribed for hot flashes and it works! Also suffer neck pain from damage caused by traffic collision, it seems to help that as well... I don't take any other pain medications."

   
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Glamrzan (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 12, 2016

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For Anxiety: "It is the only anxiety medication I have found with any legitimate effect for me."

   
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Shane79 December 12, 2016

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For Migraine: "I actually started taking Gabapentin as a mood stabilizer. This morning I woke up and thought to myself "man I haven't had a headache in forever." I was never diagnosed with "migraines" per se but I had daily, excruciating headaches for sure. Light was intolerable, any sound would make me want to vomit. I have been on Gabapentin 100mg 3x per day for 6 weeks now. I started at 100 mg per day and worked up to 300. I won't lie- there WERE side effects (at first). I got extremely car sick, semi-dizzy, and really tired- but all of these side effects have worn completely off with getting used to the medication. The only SE I still have is slight clogginess/occasional ringing in my ears- but other unrelated factors may be involved w/ that."

   
9.0

headacheless (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 10, 2016

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For Anxiety: "AS like so many others have posted, I too have had major depression,bi-polar disorder,and anxiety. I've been on every med imaginable for these diagnoses and they all have stopped working. My current regimen is Cymbalta 90mg bid and Zyprexa 5mg @bedtime. I now have been taking gabapentin 400mg tid. (I'm also a recovering opiate addict.) anyways, the gabapentin seems to give me a pleasant type of calmness. I am saying tons of prayers that this is the missing piece for me. I'll try ANYTHING to get my life back. ANYTHING"

   
8.0

RNBSN97 (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2016

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For Pain: "I was on gabapentin for approx. 4 years and it was great no more tingling down my legs . I took it twice a day and then it stopped working . My doctor told me to take the 300 mg. Pill 3 times a day and I couldn't tolerate the three pills. I got stomach pains so she took me off and put me on Lyrica and so far one year latter I am fine no more tingling. It is very expensive but the doctor has been giving me samples for the past year. God bless her sole."

   
8.0

Wertyi December 7, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was prescribed this for nerve pain in neck and back. It has helped with the pain but the unexpected mood enhancement side affect has been very welcome. I didn't realise how much of my time was taken up with negative thoughts and mild depression. I am much more focused and positive. It's like aspects of my personality that had been wittled away by the rigours of daily life have returned. I am also a performer and have found it very calming. After experimenting with dosages and working out the trade off between pain relif and drowsiness I found a level. My only side affect which I haven't noticed anyone mentioning in the reviews is that I pee more often. But I'm so laid back these days that it doesn't matter lol."

   
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Mutzle December 5, 2016

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For Hot Flashes: "I was prescribed neurontin for hot flashes 300mg at night i havent had any hot flashes since i started taking it a week ago i absolutely love this relief this medication has given me"

   
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relieved person (taken for less than 1 month) December 5, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Takes 4 hours for me to pass out. When I do I feel drunk. I sleep a solid 6-7 hrs but still wake up foggy and tired."

   
5.0

RiosRican December 5, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I find this odd I came across this thread while looking up if gabapentin causes insomnia .since I started taking it for nerve pain I haven't slept in days."

Anonymous December 1, 2016

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For Pain: "I spent almost three years dealing with unbearable tingling and burning around my shoulder blade until I just couldn't take it anymore. My GP prescribed me Gabapentin in the hopes that it would put a stop to it, and it did. It took less than a week for me to feel total relief. I'm not saying it's a wonder drug that will work for everyone, but in my case, it's been a lifesaver."

   
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CMGold December 1, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain: "My husband has been taking 3600mg of gabapentin for about 4 or 5 months now. He has been on a lower dose (1800mg) in the past. It has helped lessen his nerve damage pain but still in pain. I have noticed severe behavior and mood changes. He has become very irritable, aggressive, moody, depressed (confused, numb, lost), lower back pain (as if his back doesn't decompress when he lays down), trouble sleeping, suspicious and distrust. This medication may help nerve pain but is a huge relationship killer."

   
6.0

concernedwife_friend November 30, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I found a huge difference just from day 1. I have noticed a huge difference in my depression. I had gained a lot of weight though I don't know if that's from getting clean or not. It really does help though."

Lesa1983 November 30, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been taking this med for 3 months for severe anxiety. Every night I have a complete mental breakdown for at least the past 2 months while trying to go to sleep. I've slightly lost feeling in parts of my face, my speech is slurred , and I can't think. Before taking this medication I lived a very active lifestyle and now I have no motivation to do anything. I don't even leave my house unless I have to. To top that all off I'm severely depressed . Don't take this medication for anxiety."

   
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Fuck no (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 28, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was prescribed this for Anxiety never should have had such strong medication for that as it controls seizures and brain injurys. My physical health& nerves were fine before this. Nuerontin destroyed the nerves in my hands& feet& gave me Peripheral& Axonal Neuropathy. Ironically its used to treat these nerve conditions but because my nerves were fine before taking it,It did the opposite and destroyed the nerves in my hands& feet destroying my life. Have been disabled 8 yrs for trusting my Dr and the damage is irreversable. Drs shouldn't use patientz as guinea pigs and pharmaceutical companies should not e allowed to give medication not intended for medical conditions.I have lost 8 yrs of my life due to this medication and am not diabetic."

   
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Anonymous November 24, 2016

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For Hot Flashes: "After surgical menopause a year ago, I had the hot flashes from hell, at least every 20-30 minutes plus night sweats and no sleep because of night sweats so I started taking estradiol and that eliminated all of it but I was getting really bad headaches and I gained some lbs so I stopped that and read up on other medications that could reduce or eliminate hot flashes and came upon gabapentin. It helps a lot, I still get hot flashes but only a couple times a day and no more night sweats. The only thing is I'm afraid of weight gain but sometimes you have to take the lesser of the to evils. I take 200mg. at night and that seems to do the job. Love it!"

   
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tcakml86! (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 23, 2016

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For Migraine: "I have been taking gabapentin and was initially very skeptical when my M.D. prescribed it. I had already tried so many drugs and was admittedly very pessimistic. I was incredibly surprised after taking it for two months that I had way less pain, pressure, rear eye pain and auras. I had thought it was just coincidental, but when stopping the medication - the headache with all its fury, came creeping back. I have since tried stopping the medication during the day and now just take it at night (300 mgs) and though I have auras once in awhile and stingy eyes, they are super more tolerable compared to my sad life prior. I totally recommend migraine suffers out there, to give this a try. It takes awhile, but stick with it and adjust accordingly!!"

D2thee (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 23, 2016

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For Pain: "Babygirl, im with ya! Im in extreme pain every minute of everyday! My young son doesnt deserve this either! I am on 900 mg gabapentin 3 times a day as well as 25mg vicodin. These help but pain is always there. Today the gabapentin is not working at all and the vicodin only takes the edge off! I feel for anybody that lives with pain day to day. Whats the answer? Im still searching! Dont give up. This can be overcome. I dont know your condition but if you need to talk let me know!!"

   
6.0

Kerryus (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 22, 2016

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