User Reviews for Gabapentin to treat Epilepsy
Also known as: Neurontin, Gralise, Gabarone, Fanatrex
Gabapentin has an average rating of 6.6 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings for the treatment of Epilepsy. 58% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 25% reported a negative effect.
Neurontin (gabapentin): “well neurotin has really not done anything for me..i was an alcoholic and had seizures..many times and they put me on propranolol it has helped more than anything I guess for the tremors but as far as seizures nope not doing anything I still feel like I'm about to have a heart attack/seizure...just aint doing it for me”
“I've been on this medicine for 10 yrs now and have my seizures under control with 1200 mg a day a neurologist placed me on it after trying Dilantan and Depakote. I didn't realize it could be helping my anxiety and restless legs and migraines. I had terrible headaches before I was on gababentin and now have all these things under control. I did gain 30lbs when we added a antidepressant.”
“I was also given gabapentin along with Keppra for seizures. The seizures seem to be under control and I am happy with the results but unlike the first comment I have not gained any weight. I have actually lost like 70 pounds.”
“I am 30 years old, and I have epilepsy. I just came off of Tegretol and only on gabepentin after asking my neurologist if I could please. At single doses of 600mg 3 times a day, I feel like my anxiety goes away, but my head can feel groggy. I actually have panic attacks, anxiety attacks, depression as a result of epilepsy. I do like Gabapentin if it prevents seizures. Last night I felt nuts, and racing thoughts. Maybe I need to up my doses to 1200mg at night instead of 600mg. I do sleep very well once I do crash. It can make me a calmer and hungry. I couldn't survive, literally, without it. I know I would have seizures and panic attacks. Side effects...very few compared to Tegretol.”
“Had been on Dilantin/Mysoline for years for my epilepsy with good success in controlling seizures. Doc decided to add Gabapentin to the mix and ended up in ER with seizures coming in waves. Never happened before - only had nocturnal seizures every couple of years - one at a time - not multiples. After coming off Gabapentin, meds back to Dilantin/Primidone -- no seizures in past 20 yrs.”
“I have suffered from Trigeminal Neurology for 6 years, and after the first half of an 800mg pill. Recovered instantly. Then I took 800mg pill at once every 2 days. Gabapentin gave me hope to continue my life.”
Neurontin (gabapentin): “Has controlled my seizures, in conjunction with Tegretol, for over fifteen years, seizure free.”
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Neurontin (gabapentin): “I take 1500mg daily, morning, noon mid afternoon, tea time and evening. They have kept my fits away .”
Neurontin (gabapentin): “It is a great medication I've had no seizures and my back pain is little to none”
“Caused increased seizures and made the clonic tonic seizures so much worse then they were prior to not taking gabbapention. I wouldn't recommend this medication to anyone.”
“I was prescribed gabapentin for seizures I have pretty bad fibroylgia and ibsd as soon as I started taking this my ibsd is gone after living with this foul disease for 20 yrs.”
“the dr gave me gabapentin to go along with my keppra for seizures and migranes. i have gained about 20 pounds in 5 months. still really helps not to be so shakey all the time.”
“This gabapentin cause my seizures to be worst. M”
“Can't get hard or stay hard when on this medication.....”
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