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Gralise for Postherpetic Neuralgia User Reviews

Gralise has an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 from a total of 8 reviews for the treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia. 63% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 13% reported a negative experience.

Gralise rating summary

7.5/10 average rating

8 ratings from 8 user reviews.

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  • Anony...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 19, 2012

"I have nerve damage caused by surgery for removal of a Bartholin's Gland cyst. The nerve damage causes me constant pain, when untreated, from a scale of 8-10. The Gralise (along with Norco) makes it tolerable and in the mornings, sometimes my pain goes all the way down to a 4 (not every morning). The side effects I have are dizziness, inability to find words, blurred vision, and, strangely (because of where my pain is), increased libido. I can't even sit in a chair, yet all I think about all day is sex. The Grailise has helped a lot with my pain, but I only rated it an eight because of all of the potential side effects. As soon as my doctor finds another treatment (like a nerve block), I'm going to get off of it."

8 / 10
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  • Melody
  • September 18, 2013

"I've had moderate to severe low back pain for over 20 years due to herniated discs. After years of being handed Percocet (which only worked about an hour for me) and everything up to straight OxyContin, I think I have found something that works! It's only been about a month, but in combination with Percocet, the severe pain has been minimized. I gave it an 8 because I never want to over hype a medication and I've only been on this about a month."

8 / 10
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  • No...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • March 31, 2017

"I have severe pain from spinal nerve damage in lower back, radiating around my hip area and down my leg. Had multiple injections with minimal relief. Started Gralise in 2014 and it has been a quality of life changer. I take 1800 mg and have no major side effects. I have been able to start exercising again-mostly walking-without the intense pain, and I don't limp anymore. The only negative is the pill size is kind of big, but the shape makes it easier to swallow."

9 / 10
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  • AndiF
  • June 9, 2013

"I have had this condition for 3.5 years now and no diagnosis as why it's happening. Epidurals, narcotics, Tramadol, Lyrica don't seem to work for the "painful tingles". Gabapentin helps with that, but my pain is still acute. The numbness over my right rib cage is nearly unbearable. 12 doctors want to ease the pain, but no one wants to find out WHY! Plus, they are not very good at easing the pain. Now they want to put a neural stimulator in me and if it's anything like a TENS machine, all it will do is irritate me. I will not go off the Gabapentin until my diagnosis. The side effect of not being able to remember words really bothers me."

7 / 10
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  • Man
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • January 28, 2024

"I have permanent cervical and lumbar spinal cord damage with fusions. I take 1800 mg after dinner every night. It doesn't take away the pain completely, but it makes it tolerable enough to live a normal life. No side effects that I can notice. The only bad thing is the price. It is very expensive. Hopefully a generic form will be on the market soon."

10 / 10
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  • FLash
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • September 13, 2020

"My issues are Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, herniated and bulging disks, spinal stenosis, Tinnitus. I started off on Lyrica about 10 yrs ago from my Neurologist - it didn't help. Finally I was put on Gabapentin for 3 years - still no change. So finally Spine specialist switched me to Gralise 600 mg - 3 with dinner. I couldn't believe it!!! Something that finally worked so wonderfully!!!! It even seems to help the Tinnitus which can drive a person insane!!!!"

10 / 10
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  • Pretty...
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • November 3, 2022

"Had been on regular gabapentin for years, with terrible side effects, for some reason I don't have problems on the Gralise. It isn't perfect, but I do not feel loopy. Not 100% pain relief with either form so I'll do the Gralise thank you very much. (cost is a problem though)."

7 / 10
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  • Serio...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • April 10, 2018

"Gralise works wonderfully well if you can afford the $700+ PER 30 DAY SCRIPT... What a joke..."

1 / 10
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