User Reviews for Neurontin
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|Postherpetic Neuralgia||13 reviews||39 medications|
|Epilepsy||4 reviews||41 medications|
|Summary of Neurontin reviews||25 reviews||6.7|
Reviews for Neurontin
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."
Anonymous September 30, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
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"
abusick88 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Epilepsy "It is a great medication I've had no seizures and my back pain is little to none"
Lizardking8616 September 3, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
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!."
Garye (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
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."
nonname April 15, 2016
43 users found this comment helpful.
"I had vivid frightening dreams. Jerking of leg muscles and sleeplessness"
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 6, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
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."
True Believer February 25, 2016
21 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Stuart M February 17, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
"I have peripheral neuropathy and it seems to help some. Leg still goes numb, but not as bad as it used to."
Anonymous August 19, 2015
22 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
ncguy71 April 4, 2015
73 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Fifi London (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 28, 2014
102 users found this comment helpful.
For Epilepsy "I take 1500mg daily, morning, noon mid afternoon, tea time and evening. They have kept my fits away ."
Gemprid (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 16, 2014
41 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Revrose (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 2, 2014
83 users found this comment helpful.
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."
mhmama March 9, 2014
118 users found this comment helpful.
For Epilepsy "Has controlled my seizures, in conjunction with Tegretol, for over fifteen years, seizure free."
4mymeds February 21, 2014
48 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous January 29, 2014
129 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Jamie_LA (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 1, 2013
192 users found this comment helpful.
"At 300mg 4x daily my pain was almost gone. "
anon679 July 8, 2013
91 users found this comment helpful.
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."
somewhatrelieved May 18, 2013
232 users found this comment helpful.
For Fibromyalgia "It has not been easy but I am not giving up on it yet. Hang in there people."
daily strength (taken for less than 1 month) June 6, 2012
106 users found this comment helpful.
For Periodic Limb Movement Disorder "Short term memory dysfunction and concentration problems."
Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 30, 2012
103 users found this comment helpful.
For Migraine "I have taken Neurontin for several years, I still get headaches but I find them much more manageable and when I do get one I take Imitrex/Excedrin. My main trigger is hard fragrances, now if I could just find a way to avoid that, I think that Neurontin would be all I need."
Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 29, 2012
87 users found this comment helpful.
For Anxiety "Neurontin has changed my life dramatically. I suffered from high anxiety with panic and anxiety attacks. I started this medicine at about 19 and had been off and on it the past 13 years. It literally has made me a new person. When I don't use it I notice a lot of fatigue, worry, anxiety, etc. When I am using this medication, I can concentrate on the better side of things and am not so negative. In the beginning it did have some side effects such as a "loopy" feeling. Over time that did pass, and now gives me energy to get through the day. I am on 300mg 3 x day. I can also sleep much easier, and my carpal tunnel syndrome is dramatically better. Before I felt very snappy and impatient, now I handle things with a much more calm disposition. Love it."
larenb7894 (taken for 10 years or more) May 24, 2012
486 users found this comment helpful.
For Migraine "Neurontin was prescribed for migraine. After taking 1 x 100mg capsule my migraine was gone within 8 hours. The downside was my lymphedema leg developed a cellulitis problem. The cellulitis was due to the allergic reaction to Neurontin."
BadLeg (taken for less than 1 month) April 27, 2012
67 users found this comment helpful.
For Peripheral Neuropathy "After visiting a neurologist for burning and tingling pain in both feet, I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and pre-diabetes. (I'm slender, always ate a well-balanced diet, and exercised.) I tried various medications but the side effects outweighed an pain relief. I have been on Gabapentin (neurontin) 200mg at night for four years. It doesn't relieve all pain, but it does allow me to sleep through the night. I wake up every morning in pain, which continues on and off all day. However, I have very little side effect (occasional sadness, irritability, nausea). Neurontin allows me to have a reasonable quality of life, and very inexpensive."
ArizonaMaggy April 23, 2012
187 users found this comment helpful.
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