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User Reviews for Gabapentin

Also known as: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin

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Gabapentin Rating Summary

6.6/10 Average Rating

277 Ratings with 232 User Reviews

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"Gabapentin works really well for my degenerative disc disease and back arthritis without making me sleepy like opiates. It's not addictive as well. The only downside, after taking it for about 3 months, it seems it's making me gain weight and gives me a lot of gas. And I'm eating less than I did before taking it."

   
9.0

vegasmom (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 27, 2017

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"This drug has multiple uses. I was prescribed it for social anxiety, as a replacement for the clonazepam (Klonopin) I had been taking for several years. It has very mild but noticeable effects. It sort of grounds you and keeps you calm, but not in a drugged out way. It also helps you sleep soundly. And for me, it gives my lower back a break of sorts from the constant spectrum of pain and discomfort. This is a kind of miracle drug in a way. I would suggest not drinking more than one alcoholic beverage if taking more than 300mg at a time, because you might get a little loopy. But it won't make you dizzy and want to vomit like oxycontin or percocet. Potential for abuse exists in my opinion, so talk with your doctor about a treatment regimen."

   
8.0

25 Year Back Pain Sufferer (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 21, 2017

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"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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"Gabapentin is the best medication I have ever taken. I was put on Gabapentin because I've had unexplained upper back pain for two years. It's accompanied with a really annoying tingling sensation under my shoulder blades. I was prescribed 300mg three times a day. By day two the pain was 80% better. Day three it was gone. It was a life saver. I've never been happier. And then I had a weird day after a week on it. I have mild depression and anxiety but I've never had a suicidal thought in my life. There was this sensation that I've never felt before. I called into work. I couldn't move and kept having the thought of downing my pain meds with my bottle of whiskey. I immediately cut out the gabapentin and that feeling disappeared."

   
6.0

Walnutt (taken for less than 1 month) March 15, 2017

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"This is my second day of taking 100mg, 3 times a day. I tell you they've helped me with the pain. I can walk and sit up an sit down, with out being in agony. I've had sciatica now for over 2 years an in my back buttocks and legs. I would go to bed to sleep an wake up and couldn't go back to sleep because of the pain. That the pain would stay with me all day. I was taking codamols 30\500. Ibuprofen, an also using cream and hot water bottles too. All I ended up with, pain not shifting and a stomach ulcer. This new tablet I'm taking has helped me loads, like I said it doesn't get rid of all the pain but its such a relief that I'm not in agony any more. The Dr has put me on some anti sickness tablets metoclopramide that helps too."

   
7.0

felinelover March 11, 2017

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"I started taking this medicine 3 days ago for back pain. So far it has been helping a lot. I'm takin three 300mg pills a day. Before this I had been in terrible pain for about 2 months. I've been trying everything I can to get rid of it. Opiates had been the only thing that helped, but I don't like to take addictive drugs if I can avoid it. I literally would just wait until I couldn't bear it any longer and then take one. But so far with these I'm feeling quite a bit better. The only negative is they definitely have some side effects. They made me a bit dizzy and queasy the first 2 days. I didn't get drowsy from them though. Now that I'm on the 3rd day the side effects seem to be milder. I'm hoping this will last along with the pain relief!"

   
9.0

Curveballaddyy (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2017

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"Gave me gas so bad I had to leave my own office several times throughout the day. I would wake myself up at night because the smell was so bad. If you value your social life, please don't use this. Other than that, it was great!"

   
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jakalswitch (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2017

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"I've been on this for 2 months sometimes the pain in my legs is so bad I want to chop them off. Gabapentin does nothing. I started to have memory issues about a month ago and was never warned about it. Why can they just give me my one Percocet a day and I can go back to work, be pain free and get my life back. This is awful."

   
1.0

Chris21 February 22, 2017

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"This drug worked well with my shingles...thats about it! they want me to keep taking it for pain and it does nothing for me! gotta see doc on Thursday so hopefully he changes that. 900mg a day and does nothing? I hate taking meds as it is if its not gonna help with pain y take it?"

   
3.0

snugj4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 20, 2017

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"I have been taking Gabapentin for constant headaches for 9 years. It took 6 months for the drug to begin working as it is a therapeutic treatment. This has changed my life for the better. I had such severe headaches that I struggled with everyday life and my education took a hit (from A's to E's!!), but now I have a BSc degree, a post grad diploma and I'm working on my Masters. I broke and dislocated my finger 2 weeks ago after falling from my large mare at a gallop and smashing into a fence. I do not need to take any other pain killers as the Gabapentin reduces the pain enough to carry on as normal. I do still have some discomfort, but I can live with it and it is better than being in an opiate induced stupor. I'm from UK."

   
9.0

ev92 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 13, 2017

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"I have very little memory of my time taking Gabapentin - which is part of the problem with the drug. For some people it's OK, but for me my memory from that time is like a black hole. I remember starting it, a few flashes while taking it, but I don't remember tapering off the drug. It's like I lost 6 months of my life. I couldn't even tell you if it helped with the pain."

   
1.0

Paul05 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 6, 2017

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"I've been on this medication for almost 2years now. It was prescribed to me 4 nerve pain. "

   
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Black Gold January 27, 2017

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"Works well with Tramadol added onto the Gabapentin doses. So far only side affect is feeling drunk, but this is partially because Gabapentin acts on the same receptors as alcohol."

   
7.0

Averageyoungguy95 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 22, 2017

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"I have tested positive for ankling spondilitis - causes severe back bone fusing issues, I have been in pain for 2 years. The genetic test only means I could get the disease. Not a gaurantee..so... I was on tramadol and various RA anti inflammatory drugs...yada yada yada --pain in inflammation all over my body.. ..so today my pcp wont rx me tramadol since my blood didnt show inflammation and my pain kevel was high. she prescibed noerontin .. i took it 3 hours ago.. i can now raise my arms over my head with no pain... thank you GOD...my ribs and shoulders, back. sternum, hips were in moderate pain all day. couldnt sleep well...now i read this blog about GAD and anxiety can be helped also. i have gad and my anxiety is lower.. fingers crossed"

clifftexas san antonio January 13, 2017

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"This medication is the only one that curtailed the pain of shingles. I was taking 2 pills, twice a day, and 3 at night. If you get shingles be sure to ask your Dr what the safest amount is you can take. At first I was told to take one like, 3 times a day. I kept going back and telling my dr that my pain was still severe. It was a long process and a lot of undue pain. In the very beginning, gabapentin wasn't even prescribed, and I ended up in the emergency room due to excruciating pain. The ER dr prescribed it....finally. My pain was never really managed. It's been 7 weeks and I feel like I might be able to lessen the dose soon. Shingles is an awful disease."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 7, 2017

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"Take it from me that has chronic pain for over 35 years and will try anything to get out of pain. My doctor gave me a prescription for gabapentin and wow what a nightmare after years of taking it!! your will lose your memory!! Please take some advice get off it as soon as you can. This will ruin your life or memory that is for sure. Just remember you have been warned. It does not work for pain or nerves like they say!! it;s a shame it took me so many years to get away from that junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

   
1.0

gothomas1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 4, 2017

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"Have 24/7 headache ( nonspecific ) from what I personally believe to be from anticholinergic pharmaceuticals. I am highly educated, so I have knowledge about these things. It rates on a scale of level 9 most of the time ( pain ). I had a PCP that put me on nine 600mg. gabapentins a day ( 5,400mgs. per day ). He obviously calculated wrong. On them for about 2 years. I was on heavy doses of other pharms for other reasons. Got off of 9 meds over 10 month period. I was down to 3 600mg gabapentins. Pain level 9. Went up to. three 900mgs. gabs. Pain now level 4. I don't know how long it will last. Only side effects are tingling feet and constipation. I feel like it is a good med. because opiates destroyed me. 10 months opiate free."

   
8.0

Plain Truth January 1, 2017

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"I've tried Tramadol 50 milligram tablets prescribed by my physician all that is so hyped up Tylenol that does no damn good except make your kidneys and liver work harder. It's a bunch of rubbish why can't they just prescribe what we need and take less of it and not have as many problems."

   
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Football_daddy (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 31, 2016

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"I have fibro, inflammatory arthritis, and many other health issues. I recently tore my meniscus and am having to wait a month from injury to surgery. When taken with Aleve, it even helps with that (lots of nerve cells in the knee, even though cartilage has none)."

   
9.0

Saffron23 December 26, 2016

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"Have been in a few wrecks and worked hard labour all my adult life. I woke up one day and my back was so sore I couldn't tie my boots up. Since then I found out I have spinal stenosis. My legs burn all day I get sharp shooting pains sometimes I'll move the wrong way and my backs so bad I can't do nothing for 6 weeks just lay n heal. Gabapentin worked very well for me stopped the sharp pain most of the time anyway..the burning was still there especially when I walked. I tried a few opiates the only one that worked very well I can actually run and work hard again on them was dilaudid 8 mg."

   
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Doobz (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 26, 2016

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"I was prescibed with this prior to needle surgery for my lower back. Now I have been referred by that doctor to a pain center and have been scheduled for that type of ambulatory surgery on my neck. I was in an car accident that I had a crushing injury to my neck. Later I was rammed into by another car and had whiplash. My lower back had Lamitory surgery that left my left leg with a fairly numb left leg that occasionally had shooting pains. The shooting pains have been helped and the feeling of pains and needles feeling has been greatly reduced too in that leg and foot. I am taking 300mg tablets. It does have a side effects of drowsiness, a clumsy effect, but the sleep I get is wonderful. Standard pain reducers where highly ineffective"

   
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CHEYENNEKID December 24, 2016

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"Severe burning nerve pain from Shingles on side of my face and scalp. Pain was so severe it broke me down. Standard pain medications (tylenol, etc) were not strong enough to take even the edge of my pain. Doctor prescribed this. Took two days to fully work. Now I'm aprox 90% pain free. Taking 300 mg three times a day. When I first started taking it I right away it made me very drowsy--enough to overshadow the pain to get a bit of sleep. I was grateful for at least that. This drug has also has a nice relaxing effect. It still makes me drowsy. I'm o.k. with that as it is helping me rest so I can recover. I know drugs don't work for everyone, but I'm grateful it is working for me. Winter 2016"

   
8.0

HappyCamper111 December 22, 2016

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"I had shingles and if anyone has ever had it knows the pain is excruciating. Doctor prescribed me Gabapentin 300mg along with another pain med. I started with one a day for 3 days and then 2 a day for 3 days then 3 a day for 3 days. This drug may not help all but for me it was a life saver. The pain was really bad everyday and I also had to work so when I took meds I had to make sure I ate a good meal so it would not mess up my stomach or make me sleepy. It also a good night rest medicine when you have shingles and I hate taken pain meds ."

   
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PAIN IS NO JOKE (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 20, 2016

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"I am 27 years old I have had kidney stones while in labor had a c-section and was diagnosed with cluster headaches the most severe pain you will ever know but my chronic back pain takes the win. Those pains go away I might be in excruciating pain for a couple of days put my degenerate disc disease, sciatica and adult scoliosis is none stop pain my doctor prescribed me gabapentin 300mg 3× a day but I been on it for 2 months now and all it does is make me want to sleep has not taking any pain away and I have 2 kids I can't sleep all day even know my pain makes me want to stay in bed I can't.My doctor has done the epidural steriod injection no relief but galabpentin just gives me bad side effects."

   
1.0

Christy27 December 19, 2016

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"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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