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User Reviews for Gabapentin (Page 8)

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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3 reviews 794 medications
Hot Flashes
8.7
   
77 reviews 19 medications
Occipital Neuralgia
8.6
   
5 reviews 0 medications
Alcohol Withdrawal
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29 reviews 17 medications
Trigeminal Neuralgia
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23 reviews 9 medications
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1 review 2 medications
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8.4
   
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Bipolar Disorder
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86 reviews 30 medications
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81 reviews 81 medications
Anxiety
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277 reviews 56 medications
Postherpetic Neuralgia
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39 reviews 40 medications
Insomnia
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Restless Legs Syndrome
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71 reviews 14 medications
Vulvodynia
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6 reviews 9 medications
Benign Essential Tremor
6.9
   
8 reviews 3 medications
Peripheral Neuropathy
6.8
   
125 reviews 6 medications
Fibromyalgia
6.7
   
143 reviews 20 medications
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
6.6
   
38 reviews 41 medications
Pain
6.5
   
258 reviews 1101 medications
Neuropathic Pain
6.3
   
85 reviews 4 medications
Epilepsy
6.1
   
11 reviews 41 medications
Hiccups
6.0
   
2 reviews 4 medications
Syringomyelia
6.0
   
1 review 0 medications
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
5.9
   
17 reviews 2 medications
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
5.8
   
4 reviews 11 medications
Spondylolisthesis
5.4
   
8 reviews 50 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 6.7 1,471 reviews

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Gabapentin has severely affected my edema"

   
4.0

ljtaft (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 19, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "This makes me feel hyper and relaxed at the same time, its great! I take 900× 3 times a day. Love it so far. But I've only been taking it for about 4 weeks now. We'll see... "

   
9.0

Mufflan (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017

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For Hot Flashes: "Was put on gabepentin 12 weeks ago by Dr and was very sceptical as have been on lots of medication for hot flushes and night sweats as nothing has worked. l've been on heaps of things, this is a miracle worker. I started taking 300 mg a night and now take 2 tablets a night (600 mg a night) ,no more hot flushes, no more night sweats ,and l'm finally sleeping solidly every night, no more tossing and turning and not sleeping .Now life is good"

   
10

Shinsmum April 17, 2017

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For Migraine: "Had to start with 50 mgs per day. It made me sleep 36 hours when I tried taking 100 mgs. Also gave me bad breath and I could barely talk. Seemed to detox something in my throat. When the bad breath stopped I upped it to 100 mgs. More detox. Now I take 100 mgs four times per day. Doesn't make me sleepy, and the headache symptoms are much better. I am a person who avoids prescription drugs as much as possible and rarely go to the doctor. Gabapentin is the only drug I am taking. I am 61. It is really helping me with the debilitating migraine headache. Just be careful and don't take too much, or you will have to go to bed. And take it regularly. I think it's a good drug. Gave me weird dreams at first but I think that was a detox effect too."

   
9.0

Glaxy (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 15, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I'm supposed to take 900 mg 3x per day. However, because of the dopey side I've cut it back to one 900 mg dosage at night. I'm currently taking 30mg Norco, 20mg Zoloft and an anti-inflammatory @ one 10mg N in the morning w/the meloxicam. The rest at night. I also supplement with cannabis. This has been going on for 3 years. My pain is barely breached, unless it is a VERY nice day outside. When the weather changes, the pain is intolerable. Arthritis sucks. My pain is a result of extreme body use. Sports, Military and work options have beat me down. But the Zoloft and Gabapentin work well together and I can focus,(kind of.)"

   
5.0

Guitar Jack (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 14, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I've been taking this drug for almost 9 months and I get no relief. I suffer with leg pain that intensifies when I walk. I've seen at least 5 different specialists; had scores of tests/MRI's etc and no diagnosis. My final visit was with Neurologists (I've seen two; one in Philadelphia and the other doctor in New York). Unfortunately, I have not responded to this medicine and am now weaning off of it. good luck to those who try it......SAD to say I had no luck and my condition worsens every month."

   
1.0

Lower Leg Pain (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 13, 2017

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For Pain: "On 900mg 3 times a day and it is not working at all for me. In need of something that is actually going to suppress the pain. "

   
1.0

Tinkerbell99 April 12, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 14 years ago. I have done the rigamarole of drugs for pain and sleep...spent years running on 2 hours sleep here and there and unable to function normally. Tramadol used to provide adequate pain relief but my insurance stopped covering it and I could not afford it after that. Muscle relaxants helped for a while but over time they became less helpful. Eventually I stopped taking them. Recently my doctor put me on Gabapentin and for the first time in years I got some real sleep and my pain is dulled to a low roar. The brain fog happens when dosage is increased but subsides after a few days...overall I can function at a higher level than ever before. It is a good compromise for me!"

   
8.0

shaawnie (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 11, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Side affects clumsiness & unsteadiness, drowsiness & fatigue. But overall they are manageable when you consider the relief from the nerve pain this med provides."

   
8.0

robgr787 (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I started 2/17 for recently diagnosed fibromyalgia. (I take 25mg of Zoloft for depression) I am taking 400mg of gaba in applesauce at night (had gastric bypass). My body and pain is WAY more calm than before. My pain went from a 9 to a 2 and I've stayed there since. Through all kinds of weather ups and downs, NO flare-ups these last couple of months. SIDE EFFECTS for me. 1. Eating! I wake up wanting to eat as many carbs and pastries as possible. I've never been like that before. (I've gained 5lb in 6 weeks) 2. VERTIGO! After I take it. I have to be careful making my way to bed so I don't fall. 3. Memory issues but not worse than fibro fog. To me the calm body and reduction in pain is worth it!"

   
9.0

Oneiannie (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 6, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "For all of you that speak of brain fog and dizzy lightheadedness with gabapentin. In my experience gabapentin depletes b12. I am getting b12 injections monthly. And 3 days after first injection all the dizziness and brain fog was gone"

   
5.0

Hln April 4, 2017

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For Hot Flashes: "My PCP had prescribed Buspar for my menopause induced anxiety and hot flashes, then I was prescribed gabapentin for what was thought to be neuropathy. After researching gabapentin, I discovered many were saying it helped with hot flashes, so I decided to stop the Buspar and the gabapentin worked like a charm, even better than the Buspar. However, after further testing it was discovered that the issue with my feet was not neuropathy and my podiatrist said no need for the gabapentin, so I stopped. Huge, I mean huge mistake...night sweats and hot flashes came back with a vengeance. Couldn't get a good night sleep and thought I was going to loose my mind. Went back to the gabapentin (200mg) and slept like a baby, no night sweats or hot flashes."

   
10

Happy Nana April 3, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Gabapentin has saved my sanity. I have severe RLS 24/7. All day, every day. No exception. Was put on Requip, which did nothing. I was then prescribed Gabapentin, and my legs immediately calmed down. I couldn't believe it! I was ecstatic! I feel like a normal person again. It has caused some dizziness, balance issues here and there, and cognitive issues as well. But, nothing I can't live with. I'm sure the symptoms will subside, since I've only been on this medication for about a week. But, it's worth it to stop that horrible feeling in my legs. I literally felt like I was going to lose my mind. This has been a miracle drug for me."

   
10

Dziner05 (taken for less than 1 month) April 1, 2017

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For Hot Flashes: "Totally eliminates my night sweats. I went out of town one night an forgot to take it with me - I couldn't sleep at all because of the sweating an agitation. I won't make that mistake again."

   
10

avocat (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 1, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Gabapentin has really helped me with anxiety. I used to always be thinking of what I had to do while I was busy with something else. For example, I would worry about what I had to do after work while I was at work. I would play future scenarios over and over before they even occurred. I would play past experiences over and over. Some call this rumination. Much of this has either dropped down to a manageable level or just disappeared with gabapentin. I have never been one much into pharmaceuticals but this one works for me. I can see that some people love how it works for them, some people despise of it, and others say it doesn't do a thing for them. We are all different and what works for one doesn't work for another, just like diet. I'm much happier going out and doing ordinary things like shopping, going to the bank, and other ordinary routine tasks. I easily get bored with ordinary tasks and just want to get them done. I just wanted to get things over with so that I could take on the next task. Now, I can be more with what I am doing without having to rush through it to get to the next goal. I take my time and stop to talk with people. It's ok if I'm late for the next task so long as it's not an appointment where others are involved. The main thing for me is to enjoy people when I go out to a store, or the bank, or wherever! The gabapentin helps a part of my brain slow down so that I can "see" the people in my day. It really feels good to go to the gym and not feel tied to a specific exercise routine anymore. I like going in with a goal in mind, but allow for what the body is telling me. Instead of just checking in at the desk, I'm more likely to spend time saying hello and having patience. So what if it means that I will get home 5 minutes later and eat dinner 5 minutes later, and then get 5 minutes less sleep. Big deal! I see from writing this that gabapentin helps me to be less obsessive With gabapentin, it is much easier for me to accept doing a job I am tired of. I've been at the same job for a long job and was getting antsy to move on. There isn't anything bad about the job, but doing anything "forever" gets kind of old. Now, I know that soon I will be making a change, but can be"more" patient until the change happens. If I were completely patient, then the change would never happen. There is still fire to make the change happen. I feel less anxiety about change and welcome it more now. There are times in life when change is good. I don't feel as dead in my tracks with fearing change. It's o.k. if I don't figure out "everything" today because there is always tomorrow! Yes, I am very satisfied with how gabapentin works. I give it a 10 out of 10."

   
10

Matthew6969 March 31, 2017

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Gralise (gabapentin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: "I have severe pain from spinal nerve damage in lower back, radiating around my hip area and down my leg. Had multiple injections with minimal relief. Started Gralise in 2014 and it has been a quality of life changer. I take 1800 mg and have no major side effects. I have been able to start exercising again-mostly walking-without the intense pain, and I don't limp anymore. The only negative is the pill size is kind of big, but the shape makes it easier to swallow."

   
9.0

No more limping (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 31, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "Fibro is different for us all. So this works good if your nerves are really freaking out. With me, I ache like the flu and stiff more than anything. Have tried it several different times and nothing that I can write home about good to say about it."

   
1.0

Quando62 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 31, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I take gabapentin 800mg 2 tabs three times a day as directed by my neurologist for my migraines and my messed up nerve issues in neck. It has done wonders for me. Being on this dose I can work at my job and loud noises do not bother me and beaming light does not send me into a migraine attack. This medicine and dose has been helping my nerve pain in the neck a lot. I give this gabapentin and dose a 5 star my neurologist and family doctor really worked together to help me. People need to stop kicking this medicine and dose - everyone's responds differently to medicines and doses my doctor and neurologist have been highly praised for not handing out a script for narcotics which I've never asked for"

   
10

1788067 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 31, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I've suffered with Restless Legs as long as I can remember. This has been life changing for me. Still get them occasionally but nowhere near as bad. The tablets also do not make me sleepy although I take at bedtime."

Laurajojo March 30, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "Recently diagnosed and put on this ~ has helped considerably. I know from my doctor that nothing will be 100% helpful, so with that in mind I feel it has taken me from being unable to do ANYTHING to giving me a few hours a day to function (cook, laundry, paybills, etc) which was more than I had, and gives me hope. I take the time released formula (300 mg)."

   
9.0

ChronicDame March 29, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I had the best results, in relieving the pain, with gabapentin. I was able to work through the other symptoms. The etodolac helped with the inflammation. I was doing well, until the muscle spasms started, again. I suspect the mould allergies exasperated the symptoms. So, cyclobenzeprine was added. I don't know what happened, but I was jobless, homeless, and very sick by the time a CVS pharmacist recognized the V.A. had put me on another toxic, prescription drug cocktail. When I brought it to the V.A.s attention, as usual, it was ignored. The medications that help, are the ones the V.A. will not prescribe to veterans like myself. They say speak up, if you do, expect to be classified as mentally ill, violent, aggressive, involuntarily committed"

   
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Pam pam March 29, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I am a 1.5 or Latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA) diabetic with fibromyalgia and severe PN. I was given Gabapentin 300mg to start and I am now up to 3 times a day. I get very drowsy from the medication, but without it there is no way I can sleep or walk. It has been very helpful for me, though I am once again having troubles sleeping and wonder if an additional pain medication might help manage the gabapentin in relief or if perhaps I should try a different medication. I'm not sure if there is a tolerance level for Gabapentin, but for small PN and nerve issues, it has been a very effective medication."

   
8.0

Blackhole Quasar March 28, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I have been battling severe anxiety and PTSD since I was a child. I am 43 years old. I have tried a vast majority of medications only to find out I don't react well to the majority. I have recently been hospitalized twice in the last two years due to an allergic reaction to benzodiaphines klonipin and Ativan. Instead of decreasing my anxiety it increased it to the point I was having suicidal idealisations. I also ensured extreme memory loss while on the benzodiazapines. My Dr. prescribed me neurotin and I was transformed a metamorphosis occurred I shed the anxiety and the depression and negative thoughts of doom. I have my life back!! I can live with side effects I love being able to leave my house !!"

   
10

Zxvfseuhggkdkjfb (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2017

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For Benign Essential Tremor: "I've tried the first line treatments of Propranolol and Primadone several times with little benefit at lower doses. I also didn't like the potential side effects of lowered blood pressure (mine is a healthy low and I don't want to mess with it). One of these meds also had a potential side effect of depression & since I have had severe major depression I didn't want to risk that!!! After discussing this with my Dr. he put me on Gabapentin 300mg at night & after a week 300mg morning & night. I'm 2 weeks into this routine and am amazed at my lack of tremor. I gave Gabapentin a 9 instead of a 10 because I want to see its more longterm benefit."

   
9.0

Creole Lady (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2017

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For Hot Flashes: "I LOVE ❤️ IT!! I was on the virge of suicide. Hot flashes, night sweats ugh! No sleep ever! 300mg every night 3 weeks on it not one hot flash or night sweat and now I get 6-8 hours of peaceful sleep! Life is very normal now."

   
10

Outinlife (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2017

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