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User Reviews for Gabapentin to treat Pain (Page 6)

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 · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 7, 2017

“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 / 10
gothomas1 · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 4, 2017

“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 / 10
Plain Truth January 1, 2017

“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 / 10
Football_daddy · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 31, 2016

“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.”

1 / 10
Saffron23 December 26, 2016

“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 / 10
Doobz · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 26, 2016

“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.”

10 / 10
CHEYENNEKID December 24, 2016

“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”

10 / 10
HappyCamper111 December 22, 2016

“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 / 10
PAIN IS NO JOKE · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 20, 2016

“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 .”

8 / 10
Christy27 December 19, 2016

“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 / 10
Jharburger December 16, 2016

“Pudendal neuralgia caused by (Transurethral resection of the prostate) TURP. Pain is currently in month 17.”

2 / 10
TxLadyBug23 · Taken for less than 1 month December 13, 2016

“I went to my pain management doctor today & he prescribed Gabapentin 300mg. I have two tumors that sit on my sciatic nerve.....nights are very tough...can't sleep more than two hours at a time due to the pain. I'm hopeful that this will help in some way. My doctor also told me I am a candidate for a pain stimulator. This is to be inserted into my spine to send medication directly to the affected area and will help relieve me of the pain & oral medications. I'm so tired of taking daily medications...this is a ray of hope for me. 15 years ago, I was told that I wasn't a candidate for this stimulator. Thanks to the researchers they've made huge advancements and's my turn!!! Any thoughts?????”

1 / 10
Wertyi December 7, 2016

“I was on gabapentin for approx. 4 years and it was great no more tingling down my legs . I took it twice a day and then it stopped working . My doctor told me to take the 300 mg. Pill 3 times a day and I couldn't tolerate the three pills. I got stomach pains so she took me off and put me on Lyrica and so far one year latter I am fine no more tingling. It is very expensive but the doctor has been giving me samples for the past year. God bless her sole.”

8 / 10
CMGold December 1, 2016

“I spent almost three years dealing with unbearable tingling and burning around my shoulder blade until I just couldn't take it anymore. My GP prescribed me Gabapentin in the hopes that it would put a stop to it, and it did. It took less than a week for me to feel total relief. I'm not saying it's a wonder drug that will work for everyone, but in my case, it's been a lifesaver.”

10 / 10
Kerryus · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 22, 2016

“Babygirl, im with ya! Im in extreme pain every minute of everyday! My young son doesnt deserve this either! I am on 900 mg gabapentin 3 times a day as well as 25mg vicodin. These help but pain is always there. Today the gabapentin is not working at all and the vicodin only takes the edge off! I feel for anybody that lives with pain day to day. Whats the answer? Im still searching! Dont give up. This can be overcome. I dont know your condition but if you need to talk let me know!!”

6 / 10
BabyGirl92180 · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 20, 2016

“This really did nothing for me at all not like I hoped that it would cause I was really hoping that it would work for me but nope not at all and i was on the highest quality that ya could be on and like i mean that and its not a joke and that really kind of sucked but hey if anyone knows about something that does work please let me know cause I really need it cause I need something for this crazy freaking pain im dealing with everyday of my life but yea please let me know ASAP cause I can't take this anymore and am so sick of living like this cause it's just not fair to my girl's or to me cause it's just so hard to do anything when all you feel is pain you know and it really sucks and is not a life to have...”

2 / 10
Tif1976 November 14, 2016

“It's better in a smaller dose for me for my back painas bigger doses almost makes me feel drunk”

5 / 10
Aspenlake · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 13, 2016

“I found this medication to come in handy for setbacks (hyperacusis ( health condition characterized by an increased sensitivity to certain frequency and volume ranges of sound ) with pain). Seems to help some with burning pain and I feel it may have reduced duration of my setbacks. It is not a miracle drug but I'm glad I have it as an option.”

7 / 10
Sampson01 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 5, 2016

“Very little relief and side effects out way benefits. I was on it for chronic pain ”

2 / 10
Richard A November 2, 2016

“Started with low dose and worked my way to 300mg 2-3 times a day. Complete pain relief from slipped disk C-7 ( C-8 nerve) T-1. Minor side effects. (Emotional) Wish you all well.”

10 / 10
Gabaaaaa October 28, 2016

“nerve pain, tingling, painful tension, numbness in face, headaches, shoulder and ear pain, "zaps" in face due to really bad TMJ for 11 months. That caused a major depression and extreme anxiety & insomnia. After I was hospitalized for a brain surgery (different story, not related) and the doctors heard about my story the pain management department got involved & rx'd Gaba & Opipramol (Germany). Immediate relieve of 95% of my symptoms with the first dose of 300 mg. I went up to 300 2x daily and was back to my old self within a week. After a horrific dentist app 8 months later I was left with tons of more pain & had to goto 2400mg to feel effects on pain, despite Gaba fell in deep depression, anxiety etc.Just added nortriptyline & see....”

7 / 10
Rachelle7 · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 27, 2016

“I have used Gabapentin for 5 years now. It was initially prescribed to me for fibromyalgia. I now only take it so I can sleep at night. It doesn't help with my pain, but it makes me fall asleep and stay asleep all night. The only downside I have found is that my body has become very dependent on it. This is inconvenient because I can't sleep without it, so If I forget my medication it is absolutely impossible to fall asleep.”

8 / 10
Simley · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 26, 2016

“I have a painful terminal cartilage/muscle condition and I am also taking dihydocodeine and diazepam. I take 1800mg of gabapentin a day (3 x 600mg) and I suppose it's helped with some of my pain, especially the muscle spasms / pinched nerves, but it's not that great for all round aches and pains. I have irritability from it too, and find myself over-reacting to situations at work, which is a bit concerning. There is also a 'spacey' feeling with it quite distinct from tranq/opiates - a feeling that my mind is racing off into weird avenues. I'm keen to get off this stuff eventually, I don't trust it.”

7 / 10
April H · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 24, 2016

“Okay, I want to start off by clarifying that this med won't work for everyone. But when it does work, it is amazing. This drug has been a godsend. I have Lupus which has caused me to have horrible pains to where I can't sleep. I now can sleep through the night because of this med. I was on 400 mg of methadone and I still had pain. So, the doctor added gabapentin and started to taper the methadone. I am now only on gabapentin and it is wonderful. With that being, when you first start taking it, you will feel drink and clumsy. However, those side effects go a way. This medication works best the longer you take it. Good Luck!”

10 / 10
Bad Fall · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 21, 2016

“This drug has saved my life. I had a bad fall and laid for 20hrs before anyone found me. I now have severe nerve damage in my legs and feet. It helps the nerve pain definitely!”

9 / 10