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User Reviews for Neurontin

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Postherpetic Neuralgia 7.7
17 reviews 41 medications
Epilepsy 7.5
4 reviews 54 medications

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Reviews for Neurontin

michael · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 25, 2020

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “After having severe and painful shingles I am now on Neurontin 600 mg/day and my pain is as it was at the very beginning.”

4 / 10
Ajay · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 7, 2020

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “Due to a loss of oxygen to my brain (hypoxia) and 2 minor strokes I have no feeling in my feet. My hands have some feeling, but only about 40%. Hands hurt really bad. Using Neurontin for 4 years. Pain is almost gone. I can flex my fingers. I take a high dose as I also have chronic neck and back pain. 800 mg 3x a day. I have had no side effects whatsoever. Very safe and effective.”

10 / 10
Steamroller · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 18, 2019

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “I had an accident and broke my leg in half and had to be life flighted to Pittsburgh hospital. I live in West Virginia. They wanted to amputate my leg but I said no and ended up with 15 surgeries and 20 pins. I am disabled due to it but I have my leg. The pain was the worst I have ever felt. I was on oxycontin 40 MG 3 x day with 30 MG oxycodone 8 x daily instant release tabs,with neurontin as well. But as I was wean down on pain meds I was left with neurontin. I have severe nerve damage to my whole leg. I'm on two 400 MG tabs 3 x daily. So 2400 MG total daily. I will be on for rest of my life. It is made my life so much better. I can walk without pain but sleep is rough with nite terror for me. But short of that I would recommend it for nerve damage. It helps me function mentally as well. It's great!”

10 / 10
gdepierro · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 27, 2019

“I have numbness in my feet and I am on 600mg Neurontin 3 times a day and I can't walk straight, the meds are giving me some relief, but I walk like I am drunk. I may reduce the dosage a bit and see if that helps.”

5 / 10
Michigan Mac · Taken for less than 1 month January 23, 2018

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “I have been prescribed this drug twice for Trigeminal neuralgia . 4 years ago and I weighed 310 pounds. I took this drug with seemingly no help. The pain went away totally one day. No clue was given. It, ( the pain), has returned with a vengeance. I am on a 600mg 3 times a day and cannot even talk without a painful shock to my face. My face feels like the dentist hit a nerve in a tooth. Wind, water, a wrong touch and I am knocked to my knees, seriously. What is a better choice. The pain has got to stop.”

Anonymous September 30, 2016

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “Prescribed for nerve pain following shingles after crippling left hand side pain that did not respond to standard analgesia. two unexpected beneficial side effects have occurred. My long term and almost permanent anxiety ( we are talking 35 years ) has been greatly reduced. The problem that I had following a transient ischamic attack some five years prior where my bodies idea of the spacial position of my left leg via external stimulus did not agree with my visual perception and viewing my leg caused a strange spacial readjustment where the leg shifted four inches to the left but in reality stayed still. My visual acuity also improved as if everything was lit by stage lighting.”

10 / 10
abusick88 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 4, 2016

For Epilepsy: “well neurotin has really not done anything for me..i was an alcoholic and had seizures..many times and they put me on propranolol it has helped more than anything I guess for the tremors but as far as seizures nope not doing anything I still feel like I'm about to have a heart attack/seizure...just aint doing it for me”

2 / 10
Lizardking8616 September 3, 2016

For Epilepsy: “It is a great medication I've had no seizures and my back pain is little to none”

10 / 10
Garye · Taken for less than 1 month August 17, 2016

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “I came down with "Shingles" a little over 2 weeks ago, was put on anti viral drugs, this helped in fading the rash, still there but has faded, problem now is the pain, its in the rash area,its pain full, 24/7, was first given Tramadol,to many side effects, then Hydrocodon acetaminophen, this helped a little, but not much, then regular asprin, helped some, but pain is at the point can't sleep more then 2 hrs, called back to my Dr, now its Gabapentin, for nerve pain, i just took first dose last night, so really its to early to see if this will help, sure hope so!.”

1 / 10
nonname April 15, 2016

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “Have been on this for over a month and each increase by my doctor provides no relief whatsoever. The last increase has resulted in severe dizziness, light-headedness, memory loss and forgetfulness, fatigue, racing thoughts during sleep, inability to sleep more than a few hours, and most importantly, no effect on the severe pain from postherpetic neuralgia. I will not be accepting another increase from the doctor, the side effects are intolerable, not to mention the side effects of weaning off this ineffective drug that I have yet to suffer.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 6, 2016

“I had vivid frightening dreams. Jerking of leg muscles and sleeplessness”

1 / 10
True Believer February 25, 2016

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “I experienced severe nerve pain following a second bout of shingles less than 3 months apart. During a 2 year period my doctors tried me on regular Gabapentin in combination with other medications - all with severe side effects and no relief from the constant pain and lack of a good night sleep. I gained over 50 lbs as well. My neurologist prescribed Horizant twice a day and my life changed almost over night! I choose not to take it in combination with anything else other than 800 mg Ibuprofen when needed because concerns of past side effects. Eventhough my nerve pain has continued two years later and another bout of shingles I have been able to manage the pain with Horizant.”

10 / 10
Stuart M February 17, 2016

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “My GP prescribed Neurontin to treat pain from PHN, increasing to 1800mg per day. After 6 weeks I find it does reduce pain to some extent and I am able to get a reasonable sleep. Side effects include ringing in ears and tingling in feet and hands, but I can put up with this. I was previously taking Lyrica but experienced very nasty side effects and had to be weaned off it.”

7 / 10
Anonymous August 19, 2015

“I have peripheral neuropathy and it seems to help some. Leg still goes numb, but not as bad as it used to.”

6 / 10
ncguy71 April 4, 2015

“I use to be addicted to xanax even though my first doctor in NC told me the drug was not addicted. I have gone from taking 3mg of xanax to almost not taking the drug at all. I can focus much better and the sleep is unbelievable. A dreamlike state. I sometimes sleep through my first alarm, but eventually wake up. At first I feel groggy, but after a shower I feel great. I feel like with any other drug your body builds up a tolerance and my doctor has gradually increases my dosage. This is a wonder drug for me. I wish I would have known about it before getting addicted to xanax. The blurred vision eventually goes away.”

10 / 10
Fifi London · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 28, 2014

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “I have taken Neuorontin for over five years. I have Multiple Sclerosis and lots of nerve pain. This medicine works...But it will change your personality. BEWARE.. can make you violent. However for nerve pain best medicine out there.”

7 / 10
Gemprid · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 16, 2014

For Epilepsy: “I take 1500mg daily, morning, noon mid afternoon, tea time and evening. They have kept my fits away .”

8 / 10
Revrose · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 2, 2014

“I take 900mg Neurontin for trigeminal neuralgia. For me it works very well, I was taking Lyrica 400 mg daily the side effects were terrible. It controls my nerve pain so far, I have no side effects but I can't miss a dose though, because my pain returns.”

10 / 10
mhmama March 9, 2014

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “I am on Gabapentin for nerve damage due to chemotherapy. I am now up to 600mg 3 times a day. I am not having a lot of relief and have a lot of dizziness, joint pain headaches, and unsteadiness.”

6 / 10
4mymeds February 21, 2014

For Epilepsy: “Has controlled my seizures, in conjunction with Tegretol, for over fifteen years, seizure free.”

10 / 10
Anonymous January 29, 2014

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “I was first given Neurontin for the shingles, for a few days nothing helped the pain of the shingles, most painful thing I have ever had. After about a week I started feeling better, was sleeping all night and now I have no pain. Even though I still have the shingles best medicine for pain I have ever taken.”

10 / 10
Jamie_LA · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 1, 2013

For Postherpetic Neuralgia: “I'm on 300mg 3x a day. It's my lifesaver for neuropathy and restless legs. It allows me to sleep at night. I find the only side effect is increased appetite.”

10 / 10
anon679 July 8, 2013

“At 300mg 4x daily my pain was almost gone. ”

9 / 10
somewhatrelieved May 18, 2013

For Pain: “I've been on Neurotin for almost 4 months and it has given me relief for chronic pelvic pain. 300mg at night and 100mg mid-day was the initial dose and at present I'm on 300mg at night only. It has made the pain bearable however the side-effects have been lethargy, headaches, aching eyes, and dreaming so vivid it leaves me hung over. I'm hoping this will improve with time. It has helped with the pain.”

7 / 10
daily strength · Taken for less than 1 month June 6, 2012

For Fibromyalgia: “It has not been easy but I am not giving up on it yet. Hang in there people.”

7 / 10