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User Reviews for Gabapentin to treat Pain (Page 12)

Also known as: Neurontin, Gralise, Gabarone, Fanatrex

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Gabapentin Rating Summary

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6.3/10 Average Rating
320 ratings from 343 user reviews

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Reviews for Gabapentin

Anonymous September 26, 2011

“I had a herniated disc problem at L5 S1. Doctors suggested I take 100 mg daily twice and it works very well.”

10 / 10
whiss August 18, 2011

Neurontin (gabapentin): “Been taking Neurontin for several years now, from 4200mg down to 1200mg a day, after my sciatic nerve got damaged during 1st back surgery. Tried many medicines, no relief, doctor put me on clinical dose of 4200mg a day, many side effects. Down to 3200mg a day, awesome, was able to walk and live(no work). Back got worse, needed 2nd surgery and had to get off some medicines, getting off Neurontin was the WORST WITHDRAWALS. 6 months after doctor's put me back on Neurontin but only 1800mg. Still on Neurontin today and still working awesome. No side effects, low dose on all medicines keeps side effects down. Just watch the WITHDRAWALS.”

8 / 10
Anonymous August 10, 2011

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I have been put on this twice in the last couple of years to try and deal with the the constant burning pain in my feet. The first time I was given a low dose according to my Doctor 200mg 3 times a day. I didn't notice any reduction in pain at all. Then second time I was taking 600mg 3 times a day and it still did nothing for my pain and after 2 months I couldn't get past the drowsiness and had to quit taking it.”

1 / 10
emzgemz June 18, 2011

“I've had vague lower leg pain for years that was getting worse each year to the point that it was constant all day long. I was taking 1600 mg of ibuprofen a day. I finally mentioned this to a doctor who thought it might be nerve pain and prescribed gabapentin 3 times a day. It worked almost immediately. It decreased my dosage to twice a day and it still works. ”

10 / 10
a45 March 4, 2011

Neurontin (gabapentin): “This medicine is wonderful, I have been using it for a week along with Zanaflex 1x daily 4mg and the Neurontin 2x daily 300mg. I suffer from nerve damage in my right shoulder, as well as shoulder instability my arm dislocates frequently at least 2 x a month, trust me putting your arm back in the socket will race you to a 10 on the pain scale instantly. I have blacked out from the pain a couple of times. The point is when my arm sub-locates the Neurontin can stop the traumatizing pain very quickly, with only a half of a Norco to assist the pain. It has also allowed me to be more productive at work. It is easier to deal with during day time than Norco constantly. If you have nerve pain from a traumatic injury/accident I highly recommend.”

9 / 10
steve83 February 12, 2011

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I suffer from severe foot pain they have been calling Mortons Neuroma and recently have been diagnosed with "Atypical facial pain caused by %u201CTrigeminal 5th Cranial Nerve". Doctors have been throwing increasing doses of Gabapentin to me for several years. I now take 3) 600mg tablets per day. I can honestly state that this medicine hasn't helped my condition. Despite telling my doctors that...I keep getting more and more. ”

1 / 10
Anonymous February 4, 2011

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I have a spinal cord injury. I'm 7 years in this year. The only thing I feel below my waist is nerve pain, its really bad in my feet. If it wasn't for the Neurontin and taking Cymbalta together I wouldn't be able to function because of the nerve pain. It does help but for me I cant take the generic gabapentin.”

6 / 10
medic673 January 24, 2011

“Helped lower my daily Lortab usage. Was taking 4-5 10mg daily now only 2-3 a day.”

9 / 10
Manicky January 19, 2011

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I have had 3 major low back and neck surgeries within the past several years. I have excruciating hip and low back pain and can never get to sleep. I wake up several times a night putting ice packs on my low back and hips. I went to see a pain doctor today, and he has put me on Neurontin, gradually increasing it to 300mg 3X a day. I have to say that it hasn't done a whole lot for me. I woke up at 3am this morning hurting. I am feeling highly agitated, so not sure if its the medication or just me being in pain. I am manic depressive and take Seroquel, have for years. I am just not getting pain relief. Does it take time with Neurotin to work?”

4 / 10
sueimpe January 3, 2011

“Had to decrease dose to 300mg 1 x per day due to increase in liver enzymes. Not effective at this dose. ”

6 / 10
gimpdaddy November 13, 2010

“I take Norco for chronic pain in my back and leg. My tolerance for was very high, though when I was dosed up on it I could do my job very well (construction laborer). Gabapentin 300mg 3x day has helped. On the first day I expected immediate relief but felt nothing and was going to call the doctor in the morning to complain. When I woke after sleeping through the night for the first time in a while, I was surprised that my back pain was diminished to the point that I was surprised. After reading here other reviews, I going to have my dosage upped to see if it can completely cut off my pain. I am pending an MRI and likely epidural procedure. Side effect though, when I try to work, I can feel my (extensive) injuries.”

8 / 10
Anonymous October 20, 2010

“I was prescribed this medicine to help with chronic knee pain and restless leg syndrome as a result of nerve damage following knee surgeries. A side effect of this medicine was that it almost cured the chronic fatigue I was suffering with, reduced the migraines that I was having almost daily down to about 1 per week, drastically improved my overall mood, and my appetite has returned and I am finally starting to put some weight back on.”

9 / 10
Anonymous October 19, 2010

Neurontin (gabapentin): “Neurontin made me very hostile. I don't know if it was because I am also on Lithium, Desyryl and Seroquel but I did not like my mood changes although it did help my pain by about 30 percent.”

2 / 10
Storm111 September 12, 2010

Neurontin (gabapentin): “The only thing that has helped my pain.”

10 / 10
oliverkit August 7, 2010

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I have fibromyalgia and Pars Defect (slipped disc in L5, S1). I take morphine sulfate 30mg 3 x daily, Neurontin 600mg 3x daily. I have noticed a HUGE improvement in the movement of my body. I can actually bend over without falling to my knees in pain. Before I was taking morphine I could tell a difference on the days where I was not taking daily dose of the Neurontin. My body would ache and the pain would be awful and distracting. My arms, shoulders, lower back and shooting/dull ache down my legs would flare up when driving or sitting for a period of time. Now I am able to sit without needing to lay down every 20-30 minutes. The price is reasonable for those without insurance. Hope this helps!”

9 / 10
Anonymous June 23, 2010

“I've only been taking gabapentin (300 mg x 3 per day) and tramadol (50 mg x 4 per day) for one week. I don't know which is working or if they are properly working in conjunction with each other, but I have felt some relief so far for pain (a vascular necrosis, osteoarthritis of the hips -- and lumbar L11). I, too, have noticed positive side effects, such as sleep aid, less anxiety, hope for the future. I was able to walk a few blocks to the store while only needing to stop a few times. ”

7 / 10
Anonymous May 9, 2010

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I have a bulging disc and low back that has displaced nerves. I live with pain everyday due to fibromyalgia and arthritis, but this back pain is off the charts. Nothing helped. Just started Neurontin this week. Makes me feel a little tired, but tends to keep me awake. So far it has knocked pain down to a level I can live with. If take pain medicine with it, don't feel any pain. Am noticing my hands feel swollen hope it doesn't get worse as I tend to have the rare side effects on any medicine I take.”

9 / 10
Anonymous May 2, 2010

Neurontin (gabapentin): “Good for sleep but not so good for pain”

4 / 10
Anonymous April 22, 2010

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I use it for feet neuropathy. First try was 600mg three times a day. Absolutely no effect or side-effect. A different doctor has me taking up to 1200mg within 6 hours as the neuropathy begins each afternoon and evening. This approach reduces the pain. Also works as a sleep aid.”

6 / 10
Anonymous March 12, 2010

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I recently started Neurontin after trying oxycodone with a bad allergic reaction. Initially, I was tired non-stop with nausea and vomiting the first two weeks. Now, I have no nerve pain as long as I take it at 300mg three times a day. I do have a nonstop haze that does affect my reading so reading isn't too enjoyable anymore. I have also packed on 10 pounds. I still have horrible joint pain that I treat with 800mg Advil three times a day. My gait is still the same and I still cannot walk without a cane, but the side effects are tolerable.”

9 / 10
SirChet February 17, 2010

“I have not found it to help my pain at all. 3x 300mg a day gives negligible relief from the post surgical pain I have.”

1 / 10
meliss822 February 9, 2010

Neurontin (gabapentin): “Nothing helped but this for my nerve pain. Only reason I stopped it was because it can make you lightheaded.”

9 / 10
DeniseLG January 25, 2010

“This is the ONLY medicine that helps with my pain!”

10 / 10
Ankle Pain November 28, 2009

“I had surgery about 4 years ago on my ankle, and have had nerve damage since then. I was diagnosed with Complex regional Pain Syndrome recently and put on gabapentin for it, my nerve pain is gone, and as a side effect my sleep has returned to normal. I have found that if I don't take it with some sort of food, that it makes me pretty non-functional. All in all I would say this has done wonders for my pain, and I use tramadol for the break through pain. I have lived with pain for years, and this made me pain free in about 4 days time. Wonderful drug. I was on 300mg/day for the first 3 days, taken at bed time, then went to 600mg/day taken at bed time. No negative side effects, just ones that are actually positive.”

10 / 10
Anonymous November 24, 2009

“Doesn`t seem to be working for my back and leg pain (sciatica).”

1 / 10