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User Reviews for Gabapentin to treat Pain (Page 14)

Also known as: Neurontin, Gralise, Gabarone, Fanatrex

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Gabapentin Rating Summary

User Ratings
10
18% (59)
9
21% (66)
8
14% (46)
7
7% (21)
6
4% (14)
5
3% (8)
4
3% (10)
3
4% (14)
2
5% (15)
1
21% (67)
6.3/10 Average Rating
320 ratings from 343 user reviews

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Reviews for Gabapentin

5005keyman April 20, 2009

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I have suffered with chronic pain from staph infection for the last 30 years. I finally got relief with Medtronics Morphine pain pump. After trying Neurontin for break through pain I have high hopes to replace the Morphine with the Neurontin, which has recently been approved to be used in the pump by the FDA. After staying on the Neurontin slowly but surely all side effects were gone. Just the dry mouth continues but that's okay.”

9 / 10
Stormie45 April 6, 2009

Neurontin (gabapentin): “Wasn't a good thing for me. Was dizzy and fell down three times.”

3 / 10
Anonymous April 2, 2009

“I have been in pain every day for the last three and a half months due to automobile accident and spondolysis. The pain landed me in the emergency room a couple of times. My primary put me on this yesterday, and I slept last night. I can feel my injury this morning, but it doesn't hurt and a pain free day is a fabulous thing. I'm going to hug the doctor the next time I see him.”

10 / 10
Emmaann March 14, 2009

“I really wish this medication worked for me like it does for you all. I do get some relief from the pins and needles and bee sting feelings but that is all. Maybe if it had some back-up medication for my constant pain.”

4 / 10
Anonymous February 10, 2009

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I've been taking 300 mg three times a day for the pain resulting from a failed ulnar nerve transposition. It helps a lot with my pain.”

8 / 10
frambiscuits January 24, 2009

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I had a work accident over a year ago. I have taken every pain medicine, had the spinal shots therapy. Now I'm taking this and have virtually no pain. However, if/when you are taking this, be careful - about 2-4 hours after taking it, you will feel extremely drunk or high for a while. Don't drive on this stuff. But overall, it has worked better than all the other medicines I have been on.”

8 / 10
dantiger January 9, 2009

“Has worked very well on my foot that has poor circulation due to diabetes. I was experiencing extreme burning and painful prickling sensations on the top of the entire foot.”

8 / 10
Anonymous December 29, 2008

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I take Neurontin with Methadone for severe back pain. This is the only combination of pain medicines that has actually worked for me.”

7 / 10
Anonymous December 28, 2008

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I live with chronic back and neck pain from an accident. I have been on every narcotic available and now use fentanyl patches. The patches work for everything except the nerve pain in my neck, shoulder and left arm. I couldn't get any relief from the pain, especially at night trying to sleep. My doctor put me on Neurontin about 2 weeks ago and what a relief. Amazing that Neurontin took away that pain.”

8 / 10
Anonymous December 3, 2008

“I was in an accident that affected nearly every part of my body. After using this medication, the relentless pain from neck, lower back, arm, leg, rib and multiple pelvic fractures combined with considerable nerve damage was reduced to the point that I could begin therapy and resume some normal activity in my life.”

8 / 10
wanda35010 November 30, 2008

Neurontin (gabapentin): “Does not work for me. I have nerve damage due to back surgery.”

1 / 10
Winniethepoodle November 24, 2008

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I have chronic pain in my thigh from degenerative disc disease in L4-L5. I have tried a couple dozen medications and this and Robaxin are the only things that help. I agree with the previous posts about the dopey feeling and would further suggest that you do not have to drive anywhere, even the next morning. I still felt like I was drunk about 10 hours after taking this medication.”

7 / 10
Anonymous November 15, 2008

“Our dog got it for the pain caused by syringomyelia. It improved its condition, but sometimes he needed additional painkillers for his headache.”

7 / 10
vviolet October 1, 2008

Neurontin (gabapentin): “Do not be put off by initial dopey feelings you may get when you start this medicine. For me, these feelings diminished after a day or so. I needed to have the dose increased to 3600mg daily to make my pain almost disappear. Each time the dosage was increased, I felt dopey for a bit, but it was only temporary. The reduction in pain and the good sleep I get is well worth any side effects. In my case, side effects are minimal. I have nerve damage resulting from ankle surgery for arthritis. Before I was put on Neurontin, my outlook on life was pretty bleak. I couldn't sleep and the pain was excrutiating. This drug has really helped me.”

9 / 10
etiii September 17, 2008

“I have had several doctors perscribe Neurontin for pain. I've got degenerative spinal disease with herniation. I also take Tramadol(pain)and Prozac for the depression(side-effect). It's a shame that the FDA hasn't passed it for other ailments because it really helps.”

8 / 10
Anonymous August 21, 2008

Neurontin (gabapentin): “This drug really helped my RSD pain.”

9 / 10
Joe J. July 10, 2008

Neurontin (gabapentin): “I am taking Gabapentin for nerve pain from an accident many years ago. I had been suffering with it for a long time. This drug has decreased the pain 10 fold and has given me back part of myself.”

9 / 10
LiL_J July 7, 2008

“Since my first Gall Stone attack over a year ago, I have unexplainable diarrhea. I would eat something and within about 15 minutes I would have to use the bathroom in a very urgent way. My doctor could not explain the reason for this. At the same time he was trying to treat me for constant numbness and pain in my leg. He gave me Gabapentin for my leg to see if it would help. Funny enough the leg is the same but the diarrhea rarely happens now. I'm glad this could help that issue at least.”

9 / 10