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User Reviews for Gabapentin (Page 8)

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Cough
9.3
   
3 reviews 796 medications
Hot Flashes
8.8
   
78 reviews 19 medications
Occipital Neuralgia
8.6
   
5 reviews 0 medications
Trigeminal Neuralgia
8.5
   
23 reviews 9 medications
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8.5
   
1 review 2 medications
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8.4
   
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Bipolar Disorder
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8.0
   
290 reviews 56 medications
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8.0
   
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Postherpetic Neuralgia
7.8
   
40 reviews 40 medications
Insomnia
7.7
   
66 reviews 108 medications
Restless Legs Syndrome
7.6
   
74 reviews 14 medications
Benign Essential Tremor
6.9
   
9 reviews 3 medications
Peripheral Neuropathy
6.8
   
129 reviews 6 medications
Fibromyalgia
6.8
   
145 reviews 20 medications
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
6.6
   
38 reviews 41 medications
Vulvodynia
6.6
   
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Pain
6.5
   
264 reviews 1102 medications
Neuropathic Pain
6.4
   
90 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
Erythromelalgia
4.5
   
1 review 0 medications
Burning Mouth Syndrome
4.0
   
1 review 11 medications
Pudendal Neuralgia
4.0
   
1 review 0 medications
Small Fiber Neuropathy
2.3
   
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Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
1.0
   
1 review 53 medications
Summary of Gabapentin reviews 6.6 1,522 reviews

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For Postherpetic Neuralgia: "700 mg gabapentin at night allows me to sleep approx. 6 hours then another 100 mg gabapentin then back to sleep so I'm up around 7:30 am & take 100 mg gabapentin with 300 mg extended release tramadol. At 2 pm take 100 mg gabapentin with 400 mg advil & 1300 tylenol."

Westcoast babe June 12, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "Doesn't drain me at all, quite the opposite--once I got the dosage right I was more awake, motivated and out of the dreaded "fibro fog," perhaps from less pain that seems subtle. This medication does nothing for "as needed" pain, but without realizing it I dropped opiod pain medication use by 75% and enjoy a near-steady sense of calm. Be careful with ambitious dosing, 300 mg at a time really is enough, one too many pills in doctor dosing trials put me right back in a fog. Legs & arms no longer have "pins and needles," my body parts "fall asleep" significantly less, and that sense of widespread nerve pain has diminished. Looses some major points in its 3x a day dosing, I don't skip skip a beat, but nobody wants to be tied to a pill."

   
8.0

crazydude81 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 11, 2017

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For Pain: "My Husband was given this medication due to suffering long term knee pain. He took it for approx 6 weeks max and had to stop. The most awful side effects you can imagine for the whole time blighted him. Maybe he was just unlucky and this med didn't suit him but it's Cons certainly outweighed its Pros in his case. Weight gain Excess gas Dizzyness Nausea Vomiting Diarrhoea Headaches...... Not a good one for him at all. UK Based."

   
4.0

Anonymous June 10, 2017

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For Insomnia: "Great addition to the combo of Dalmane &/or other meds like Remeron that were not keeping me asleep so I tried it: Definitely helped lengthen my hours asleep with little to no side effects that I can point to. Now I use a combo of Dalmane (30 mg), Gabapentin (600 mg) & 15 mg Remeron (VERY careful re: Weight Gain Side Effect, gained 20 lbs in short order), dramatically increases your appetite for Carbs & Sugars & overall appetite (what they don't tell you is that they give this to patients in the hospital who won't eat to increase their appetite)"

ehmwww (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 9, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "My surgeons PA has me on a very low dose of hydro, (had back surgery less than 2 weeks ago), & after a week of still being in pain, he added Gabapentin 600mg 3x/day. I woke from surgery & the bottom of my right foot was no longer numb, below my knee to my ft the pain was near gone, (prior to surgery my ankle hurt so bad it felt broken 95% of time), & the pain in my thigh & hip was rapidly decreased daily.Yay my surgery was a success! So the only real pain I continued to have was from surgery itself (they shaved bone from L5 & removed bulge) After being on Gaba for about 1 wk, numbness is returning. I've experienced this before from another nerve med, so I KNOW it's the Gaba! I see him next week, but I'm reducing dose gradually to 0 by then.More side effects like other's too."

   
1.0

Back surgery done (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Gabapentin saved me from anxiety and I inadvertently weaned off of klonopin while on it. I love it. Improved my quality of life significantly!"

   
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TaylorsArmy (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 5, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "CATSPAW I read your post....hang in there. You say your legs hurt at night? I am going through the sam thing. I have difficulty walking too. What I suggest to use (I use too) get yourself a pair of medical grade knee high compression socks. These will help you heaps as they did with me. I wear them all day and even when I go to bed. Hang in there....Hope this helps."

   
1.0

yankeelady2015 (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Gabepen has turned me inton a ZOMBIE. I have kidney disease and never should had been prescribed this medication."

   
1.0

Doesn't work makes it worse June 4, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "It's wonderful not to feel so much pain anymore (I have spine damaged nerves) "

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 4, 2017

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For Anxiety: "In a chemical dependancy program, suffered from anxiety and insomnia. Gabapentin saved my life. 300mg, 3X a day. 50mg of seroquel at night for sleep. I finally feel normal for the first time since my early 20's. I am 42. Best sleep ever, deep sleep, full dreams. Gabapentin made me feel a bit foggy for the first 2 weeks, but after settling in, I function fine, with normal energy and normal reactions to life. It has stabilized my appetite as well, I have actually lost 20 pounds in the past 6 weeks."

   
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Anonymous June 2, 2017

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For Anxiety: "It seems to work for generalized anxiety when taken in large doses twice a day (for me anyway). It does seem to cause weight gain though."

   
8.0

DVLS May 31, 2017

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For Pain: "Pros I actually feel the complete opposite from the side effect. Instead of depression or suicidal thoughts I actually feel relieved and more energetic or motivation. Once the medicine kicked in and took the pain away in my spine, I felt so much relief and I was able to get up and start cleaning my house and doing things I had trouble doing before. I think this is a great medicine. Cons I have noticed some weight gain, I have been feeling like I can't get full, I feel like I am always hungry. So I eat and then I am going to go get out and hike more or something to help with that issue. I have noticed some slight memory loss or forgetfulness. Gingko maybe? Lastly I have notice I have constipation and need to use a stool softener."

   
8.0

tasha9043 (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I think Gabapentin works better than benzodiazepines. I do not like taking benzos because they make me sleep. Gabapentin does relax me believe it or not I don't know about you but it does work for me. Of course for some reason I have to take more than 300 mg for it to relax me but it does work. And it doesn't make me sleepy but it does make me hungry LOL. I prefer Gabapentin or Neurontin over benzodiazepines."

   
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April E. May 30, 2017

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For Pain: "I have a combination of Trochanteric Bursitis - and/or sciatica nerve pain . My leg was in pain while standing, walking or lying on the affected side. Also I am having tingling and nerve pain in the ankle and foot. I spent 3 months other treatments. Once given Gabapentin - the next day - I didn't not have any more pain. I only take 100mg at night - no other time. No side effects - this is the miracle I've been waiting for! What a relief ! Still getting and MRI on my back - to finalize what is what. Really worth a try."

   
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FSU May 29, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Took it for restless leg syndrome. It's the only thing that has really worked."

Hendrix. (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 28, 2017

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For Pain: "I was prescribed this for nerve pain but I also have RLS. Gabapentin is a winner in both areas, unlike some of of the other people taking it I get energy from it. I take 2800 mg a day. I can't say enough good things about it. If I had to only take just one medicine this would be the one for me "

THE HUMAN FORKLIFT May 26, 2017

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For Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: "I was recently diagnosed with Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) Type 1/RSDS in my right foot, and the following regimen has alleviated most of my symptoms: - Gabapentin: 600 mg, 3x/daily - Tramadol (Ultram) ER: 200 mg/daily - Tylenol: 500 mg, 3x/daily; Tylenol potentiates the effectiveness of tramadol, and the combination thereof has proven efficacy in the relief of neuropathic pain. - Ketoprofen ER: 200 mg daily; they say all NSAIDs are alike, but for me, ketoprofen is the most efficacious. It also treats a wider range of pain conditions than naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, meloxicam, etc. - Voltaren Gel 1% and Aspercreme with Lidocaine (4%): As needed. On the occasional day when pain is refractory towards my oral regimen, I apply these two topical analgesics."

   
7.0

augustys (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 25, 2017

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For Pain: "I took 300 mg three times a day after months and months I attempted suicide, spent a few times in the mental ward, and worse, a major loss of sex drive, disfunction. I never had a problem like that before. I stopped taking it and am better now. The side effects went away. Except the sexual drive I'm still working on. Getting better"

   
3.0

christopher A Z (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 25, 2017

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For Pain: "I think it works great for teeth pain, it works for me. It was terrible for chronic back pain I have degenerated disc, 3 herniated discs that are turn, stenosis, need back surgery and was prescribed gabapenten did not relieve back pain at all."

   
7.0

Mkky (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 25, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I WAS GIVEN GABAPENTIN FOR ANXIETY ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO AND BEGAN TO HAVE SIDE EFFECTS VERY SOON. HIGHEST DOSE WAS 300MG THREE TIMES PER DAY. WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL SIX WEEKS AGO WITH SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK. AN ANGIOGRAM WAS DONE AND RESULTS WERE NEGATIVE BUT THE CHEST AND ARM PAINS EVEN FOOLED THE CARDIO PEOPLE. HEART DOCTOR TOLD ME TO STOP GABEPENTIN IMMED. I have been tapering for five weeks and it has been awful. PLEASE DON'T USE THIS DRUG"

   
1.0

drummer1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 23, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Was taking gabapentin for over a year for the neuropathy in my feet, but it also slowed down my "hot flashes" but I woke up Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago, with my feet and ankles the size of soccer balls and water balloons under my eyes, my husband took me to the ER as I was starting to have chest pain they kept me for 4 days and ran every test they could think of, I have diastolic-congestive heart failure caused by the gabapentin"

   
1.0

6paca123 May 19, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Has not worked on my Neuropathy, in my toes. 900 mg/ day."

   
2.0

K Mc May 18, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I took gabapentin after my Dr. prescribed Lipitor after my strokes to help to lower my cholesterol. The Lipitor left me with nerve damage after taking it for a year. The nerve pain in my legs and feet was so severe that I was unable to walk. At first I was taking 300 mg at night. Soon after that it was increased to 100 mg at meal time (just as a reminder) and 300 at night. It helped for the most part but after a year and a half I had gained 8 lbs and couldn't seem to lose it. The pins and needles came back and I was told to take as much as I needed to to make it work. I increased it to 1000-1200 per day. My appetite also increased and I have gained 20 lbs since I started taking it. I'm still having breakouts and they are getting worse again"

   
8.0

MamaKat_55 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 18, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "The only reason I haven't rated this drug higher is because it'a relatively new for me. Having been completely incapacitated and unable to do anything physical for more than an hour or 2 a day for several months during a bad relapse of fibromyalgia, I was prescribed gabapentin. Initially, I was more light headed than usual (get that as a symptom anyway) and couldn't drive as was extremely disoriented. I slowly increased the dose and can tolerate it well. Yesterday and today after 3 weeks I had the first 'normal' days for years. I am putting this down to this drug and if it lasts I will be extremely happy!.. that's coming from someone who hates taking medications and believe in health via diet... suits me (so far) ☺"

   
7.0

ElleHM (taken for less than 1 month) May 17, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "My doctor put me on 300mg Gabapentin three times a day, did not help the chronic pain, made me feel extremely dizzy and unable to focus. He then increased the 300 mg capsule/ 1 three times a day, even after I told him of the debilitating side effects, he then increased it to 2 capsules three times a day & now I suffer from severe nausea daily. It's as if he has poor listening skills. Why he gave me that when I knew it would not work for fibromyalgia, but increased the chronic fatigue greatly."

   
1.0

Nancy1229 May 15, 2017

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