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Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Rabbits 35-44 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 23

The withdrawal symptoms if you have ever run out of this medication are terrible and really scary. It should be have a warning similar to narcotics. I have taken both so I can easily relate to the discomfort felt over withdrawals. Your brain literally feels underwater, you feel sick, muscle pain, sweating, fever and chills. Gabapentin is dangerous and not a catch all alternative to see if it works. Doctors please quit prescribing this med without checking in on side effects and the potential it has to addict a person for long term. I have taken it for ten years and feel it has ruined my life. Creating memory problems for a young 30 something is not acceptable. Nor is trying to stop taking the medication without success. I have tried for years to wean off this medication and can’t. Which is saying something when it feels worse than a narcotic withdrawal!

Related Reading: muscle pain | fever

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Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Rabbits 35-44 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 23

The withdrawal symptoms if you have ever run out of this medication are terrible and really scary. It should be have a warning similar to narcotics. I have taken both so I can easily relate to the discomfort felt over withdrawals. Your brain literally feels underwater, you feel sick, muscle pain, sweating, fever and chills. Gabapentin is dangerous and not a catch all alternative to see if it works. Doctors please quit prescribing this med without checking in on side effects and the potential it has to addict a person for long term. I have taken it for ten years and feel it has ruined my life. Creating memory problems for a young 30 something is not acceptable. Nor is trying to stop taking the medication without success. I have tried for years to wean off this medication and can’t. Which is saying something when it feels worse than a narcotic withdrawal!

Related Reading: muscle pain | fever

Comment from: Reina 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: May 20

I had back surgery in 2009 it was due to an accident and it was called an ALIF abd they fused L5 &S1 all was going well until I lost my balance and fell and messed it up someway. I went to a Pain Management and the doctor put me on Methadone worked up to 30mg 3x a day and Roxicodone 30mg 4x a day so yea I was pretty doped up I guess you could say all though it helped my pain. That brings us to present day I have a new Pain doctor who is wonderful. Due to new FDA guidelines I had to decrease my meds I was equal to 2100 mg of Morphine a day. After I was about half way to our goal he put me on Neurontin have been slowly increased to 900mg 3x a day and this has helped my pain quit a bit. I’ve been a type 2 diabetic for since around 2005 and I’m still having a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels. In the past year 2020 to present I have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and PAD. The Neurontin has helped me so much with all of this I don’t know what I would be feeling pain wise with out it. Now on to the side effect I do have trouble with with my vision and tremors where I shake but I’d take these over the pain in my back and legs any day of the week.

Related Reading: pain management | roxicodone | neurontin

Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Rabbits 35-44 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 23

The withdrawal symptoms if you have ever run out of this medication are terrible and really scary. It should be have a warning similar to narcotics. I have taken both so I can easily relate to the discomfort felt over withdrawals. Your brain literally feels underwater, you feel sick, muscle pain, sweating, fever and chills. Gabapentin is dangerous and not a catch all alternative to see if it works. Doctors please quit prescribing this med without checking in on side effects and the potential it has to addict a person for long term. I have taken it for ten years and feel it has ruined my life. Creating memory problems for a young 30 something is not acceptable. Nor is trying to stop taking the medication without success. I have tried for years to wean off this medication and can’t. Which is saying something when it feels worse than a narcotic withdrawal!

Related Reading: muscle pain | fever

Comment from: Reina 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: May 20

I had back surgery in 2009 it was due to an accident and it was called an ALIF abd they fused L5 &S1 all was going well until I lost my balance and fell and messed it up someway. I went to a Pain Management and the doctor put me on Methadone worked up to 30mg 3x a day and Roxicodone 30mg 4x a day so yea I was pretty doped up I guess you could say all though it helped my pain. That brings us to present day I have a new Pain doctor who is wonderful. Due to new FDA guidelines I had to decrease my meds I was equal to 2100 mg of Morphine a day. After I was about half way to our goal he put me on Neurontin have been slowly increased to 900mg 3x a day and this has helped my pain quit a bit. I’ve been a type 2 diabetic for since around 2005 and I’m still having a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels. In the past year 2020 to present I have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and PAD. The Neurontin has helped me so much with all of this I don’t know what I would be feeling pain wise with out it. Now on to the side effect I do have trouble with with my vision and tremors where I shake but I’d take these over the pain in my back and legs any day of the week.

Related Reading: pain management | roxicodone | neurontin

Comment from: karlah 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 11

I take 300 mg twice a day and that keeps the severe pain I experience with my neuropathy in my feet in check. Extremely affective

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Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Rabbits 35-44 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 23

The withdrawal symptoms if you have ever run out of this medication are terrible and really scary. It should be have a warning similar to narcotics. I have taken both so I can easily relate to the discomfort felt over withdrawals. Your brain literally feels underwater, you feel sick, muscle pain, sweating, fever and chills. Gabapentin is dangerous and not a catch all alternative to see if it works. Doctors please quit prescribing this med without checking in on side effects and the potential it has to addict a person for long term. I have taken it for ten years and feel it has ruined my life. Creating memory problems for a young 30 something is not acceptable. Nor is trying to stop taking the medication without success. I have tried for years to wean off this medication and can’t. Which is saying something when it feels worse than a narcotic withdrawal!

Related Reading: muscle pain | fever

Comment from: Reina 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: May 20

I had back surgery in 2009 it was due to an accident and it was called an ALIF abd they fused L5 &S1 all was going well until I lost my balance and fell and messed it up someway. I went to a Pain Management and the doctor put me on Methadone worked up to 30mg 3x a day and Roxicodone 30mg 4x a day so yea I was pretty doped up I guess you could say all though it helped my pain. That brings us to present day I have a new Pain doctor who is wonderful. Due to new FDA guidelines I had to decrease my meds I was equal to 2100 mg of Morphine a day. After I was about half way to our goal he put me on Neurontin have been slowly increased to 900mg 3x a day and this has helped my pain quit a bit. I’ve been a type 2 diabetic for since around 2005 and I’m still having a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels. In the past year 2020 to present I have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and PAD. The Neurontin has helped me so much with all of this I don’t know what I would be feeling pain wise with out it. Now on to the side effect I do have trouble with with my vision and tremors where I shake but I’d take these over the pain in my back and legs any day of the week.

Related Reading: pain management | roxicodone | neurontin

Comment from: karlah 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 11

I take 300 mg twice a day and that keeps the severe pain I experience with my neuropathy in my feet in check. Extremely affective

Comment from: Sam 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 16

I have had terrible Sleep with this drug. Hypnotic jerks and Muscle Twitching.

Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Rabbits 35-44 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 23

The withdrawal symptoms if you have ever run out of this medication are terrible and really scary. It should be have a warning similar to narcotics. I have taken both so I can easily relate to the discomfort felt over withdrawals. Your brain literally feels underwater, you feel sick, muscle pain, sweating, fever and chills. Gabapentin is dangerous and not a catch all alternative to see if it works. Doctors please quit prescribing this med without checking in on side effects and the potential it has to addict a person for long term. I have taken it for ten years and feel it has ruined my life. Creating memory problems for a young 30 something is not acceptable. Nor is trying to stop taking the medication without success. I have tried for years to wean off this medication and can’t. Which is saying something when it feels worse than a narcotic withdrawal!

Related Reading: muscle pain | fever

Comment from: Reina 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: May 20

I had back surgery in 2009 it was due to an accident and it was called an ALIF abd they fused L5 &S1 all was going well until I lost my balance and fell and messed it up someway. I went to a Pain Management and the doctor put me on Methadone worked up to 30mg 3x a day and Roxicodone 30mg 4x a day so yea I was pretty doped up I guess you could say all though it helped my pain. That brings us to present day I have a new Pain doctor who is wonderful. Due to new FDA guidelines I had to decrease my meds I was equal to 2100 mg of Morphine a day. After I was about half way to our goal he put me on Neurontin have been slowly increased to 900mg 3x a day and this has helped my pain quit a bit. I’ve been a type 2 diabetic for since around 2005 and I’m still having a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels. In the past year 2020 to present I have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and PAD. The Neurontin has helped me so much with all of this I don’t know what I would be feeling pain wise with out it. Now on to the side effect I do have trouble with with my vision and tremors where I shake but I’d take these over the pain in my back and legs any day of the week.

Related Reading: pain management | roxicodone | neurontin

Comment from: karlah 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 11

I take 300 mg twice a day and that keeps the severe pain I experience with my neuropathy in my feet in check. Extremely affective

Comment from: Sam 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 16

I have had terrible Sleep with this drug. Hypnotic jerks and Muscle Twitching.

Comment from: 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 21

I was diagnosed with nerve pain due to “accessive” alcohol use. I was experiencing pain, burning, and discomfort in my legs. This drug was like a miracle.

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Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Rabbits 35-44 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 23

The withdrawal symptoms if you have ever run out of this medication are terrible and really scary. It should be have a warning similar to narcotics. I have taken both so I can easily relate to the discomfort felt over withdrawals. Your brain literally feels underwater, you feel sick, muscle pain, sweating, fever and chills. Gabapentin is dangerous and not a catch all alternative to see if it works. Doctors please quit prescribing this med without checking in on side effects and the potential it has to addict a person for long term. I have taken it for ten years and feel it has ruined my life. Creating memory problems for a young 30 something is not acceptable. Nor is trying to stop taking the medication without success. I have tried for years to wean off this medication and can’t. Which is saying something when it feels worse than a narcotic withdrawal!

Related Reading: muscle pain | fever

Comment from: Reina 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: May 20

I had back surgery in 2009 it was due to an accident and it was called an ALIF abd they fused L5 &S1 all was going well until I lost my balance and fell and messed it up someway. I went to a Pain Management and the doctor put me on Methadone worked up to 30mg 3x a day and Roxicodone 30mg 4x a day so yea I was pretty doped up I guess you could say all though it helped my pain. That brings us to present day I have a new Pain doctor who is wonderful. Due to new FDA guidelines I had to decrease my meds I was equal to 2100 mg of Morphine a day. After I was about half way to our goal he put me on Neurontin have been slowly increased to 900mg 3x a day and this has helped my pain quit a bit. I’ve been a type 2 diabetic for since around 2005 and I’m still having a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels. In the past year 2020 to present I have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and PAD. The Neurontin has helped me so much with all of this I don’t know what I would be feeling pain wise with out it. Now on to the side effect I do have trouble with with my vision and tremors where I shake but I’d take these over the pain in my back and legs any day of the week.

Related Reading: pain management | roxicodone | neurontin

Comment from: karlah 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 11

I take 300 mg twice a day and that keeps the severe pain I experience with my neuropathy in my feet in check. Extremely affective

Comment from: Sam 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 16

I have had terrible Sleep with this drug. Hypnotic jerks and Muscle Twitching.

Comment from: 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 21

I was diagnosed with nerve pain due to “accessive” alcohol use. I was experiencing pain, burning, and discomfort in my legs. This drug was like a miracle.

Comment from: sugarbear 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 19

Being a Diabetic this medication has made my diabetes get out of control. I have started to take insulin. Something I didn't want to take. I do get sleepy after taking the meds.

Related Reading: diabetes

Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Rabbits 35-44 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 23

The withdrawal symptoms if you have ever run out of this medication are terrible and really scary. It should be have a warning similar to narcotics. I have taken both so I can easily relate to the discomfort felt over withdrawals. Your brain literally feels underwater, you feel sick, muscle pain, sweating, fever and chills. Gabapentin is dangerous and not a catch all alternative to see if it works. Doctors please quit prescribing this med without checking in on side effects and the potential it has to addict a person for long term. I have taken it for ten years and feel it has ruined my life. Creating memory problems for a young 30 something is not acceptable. Nor is trying to stop taking the medication without success. I have tried for years to wean off this medication and can’t. Which is saying something when it feels worse than a narcotic withdrawal!

Related Reading: muscle pain | fever

Comment from: Reina 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: May 20

I had back surgery in 2009 it was due to an accident and it was called an ALIF abd they fused L5 &S1 all was going well until I lost my balance and fell and messed it up someway. I went to a Pain Management and the doctor put me on Methadone worked up to 30mg 3x a day and Roxicodone 30mg 4x a day so yea I was pretty doped up I guess you could say all though it helped my pain. That brings us to present day I have a new Pain doctor who is wonderful. Due to new FDA guidelines I had to decrease my meds I was equal to 2100 mg of Morphine a day. After I was about half way to our goal he put me on Neurontin have been slowly increased to 900mg 3x a day and this has helped my pain quit a bit. I’ve been a type 2 diabetic for since around 2005 and I’m still having a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels. In the past year 2020 to present I have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and PAD. The Neurontin has helped me so much with all of this I don’t know what I would be feeling pain wise with out it. Now on to the side effect I do have trouble with with my vision and tremors where I shake but I’d take these over the pain in my back and legs any day of the week.

Related Reading: pain management | roxicodone | neurontin

Comment from: karlah 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 11

I take 300 mg twice a day and that keeps the severe pain I experience with my neuropathy in my feet in check. Extremely affective

Comment from: Sam 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 16

I have had terrible Sleep with this drug. Hypnotic jerks and Muscle Twitching.

Comment from: 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 21

I was diagnosed with nerve pain due to “accessive” alcohol use. I was experiencing pain, burning, and discomfort in my legs. This drug was like a miracle.

Comment from: sugarbear 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 19

Being a Diabetic this medication has made my diabetes get out of control. I have started to take insulin. Something I didn't want to take. I do get sleepy after taking the meds.

Related Reading: diabetes

Comment from: Ladyboomer 55-64 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 31

Works great no adverse side effects for me, some drowsiness helps sleep good. otherwise no other side effects. Helps with burning in legs and feet. I am not diabetic, so cause for neuropathy is unknown.

Comment from: Just_Keep_Going 25-34 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: September 04

I have MS. I am receiving treatment by infusion every 6 months. I have relapse-remittance MS. As the MS progresses, I have had extreme pain. It felt like I was beat up by 10 people. It felt like I was hit by a bus, manly in my spinal cord and hips. I was at the point were I couldn’t sleep. I was also working a full time job. I couldn’t thin ok anything but the pain. I would dredge having to move, or go down stairs. I didn’t even want my husband to rub my back, that hurt so much. I was emotional, b****y - just plain miserable. This medication made a HUGE difference. It’s allowing me to carry on.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Rabbits 35-44 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 23

The withdrawal symptoms if you have ever run out of this medication are terrible and really scary. It should be have a warning similar to narcotics. I have taken both so I can easily relate to the discomfort felt over withdrawals. Your brain literally feels underwater, you feel sick, muscle pain, sweating, fever and chills. Gabapentin is dangerous and not a catch all alternative to see if it works. Doctors please quit prescribing this med without checking in on side effects and the potential it has to addict a person for long term. I have taken it for ten years and feel it has ruined my life. Creating memory problems for a young 30 something is not acceptable. Nor is trying to stop taking the medication without success. I have tried for years to wean off this medication and can’t. Which is saying something when it feels worse than a narcotic withdrawal!

Related Reading: muscle pain | fever

Comment from: Reina 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: May 20

I had back surgery in 2009 it was due to an accident and it was called an ALIF abd they fused L5 &S1 all was going well until I lost my balance and fell and messed it up someway. I went to a Pain Management and the doctor put me on Methadone worked up to 30mg 3x a day and Roxicodone 30mg 4x a day so yea I was pretty doped up I guess you could say all though it helped my pain. That brings us to present day I have a new Pain doctor who is wonderful. Due to new FDA guidelines I had to decrease my meds I was equal to 2100 mg of Morphine a day. After I was about half way to our goal he put me on Neurontin have been slowly increased to 900mg 3x a day and this has helped my pain quit a bit. I’ve been a type 2 diabetic for since around 2005 and I’m still having a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels. In the past year 2020 to present I have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and PAD. The Neurontin has helped me so much with all of this I don’t know what I would be feeling pain wise with out it. Now on to the side effect I do have trouble with with my vision and tremors where I shake but I’d take these over the pain in my back and legs any day of the week.

Related Reading: pain management | roxicodone | neurontin

Comment from: karlah 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: February 11

I take 300 mg twice a day and that keeps the severe pain I experience with my neuropathy in my feet in check. Extremely affective

Comment from: Sam 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 16

I have had terrible Sleep with this drug. Hypnotic jerks and Muscle Twitching.

Comment from: 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 21

I was diagnosed with nerve pain due to “accessive” alcohol use. I was experiencing pain, burning, and discomfort in my legs. This drug was like a miracle.

Comment from: sugarbear 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 19

Being a Diabetic this medication has made my diabetes get out of control. I have started to take insulin. Something I didn't want to take. I do get sleepy after taking the meds.

Related Reading: diabetes

Comment from: Ladyboomer 55-64 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 31

Works great no adverse side effects for me, some drowsiness helps sleep good. otherwise no other side effects. Helps with burning in legs and feet. I am not diabetic, so cause for neuropathy is unknown.

Comment from: Ladyboomer 55-64 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 25

I am finally pain-free and sleep good 300 mg twice a day. Unknown cause for burning sensation in my legs and feet. i am not diabetic so the cause is not known the doctor may do further tests. I am so grateful for gabapentin and not being in pain!

Comment from: Jeff G 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 20

I am six weeks into a severe sciatica flareup. During the first four weeks I was on able to put more than one hour per night of sleep together. The pain was unbearable and I was ready to jump in front of a truck. My doctor finally, after trying me out on handfuls of like it in which did not work at all, put me on gabapentin. The very first night I slept six hours. The severity of the flares that I was getting 10 to 15 times a day were cut by 80%. I felt a little goofy the first couple of days but I am now free of any noticeable side effects. I am not even taking any over-the-counter pain medications. 300 mg twice or three times per day.

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Comment from: Jeff G 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 20

I am six weeks into a severe sciatica flareup. During the first four weeks I was on able to put more than one hour per night of sleep together. The pain was unbearable and I was ready to jump in front of a truck. My doctor finally, after trying me out on handfuls of like it in which did not work at all, put me on gabapentin. The very first night I slept six hours. The severity of the flares that I was getting 10 to 15 times a day were cut by 80%. I felt a little goofy the first couple of days but I am now free of any noticeable side effects. I am not even taking any over-the-counter pain medications. 300 mg twice or three times per day.

Comment from: Gr8shpr 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

My vision is very double from this med. This is the second time i have taken it. Was prescribed by derm for sleeplessness due to extreme itching from Lichen Planus. This med stopped the extreme discomfort from LP for me, but I will only take it when I know I can lie down.

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Comment from: Jeff G 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 20

I am six weeks into a severe sciatica flareup. During the first four weeks I was on able to put more than one hour per night of sleep together. The pain was unbearable and I was ready to jump in front of a truck. My doctor finally, after trying me out on handfuls of like it in which did not work at all, put me on gabapentin. The very first night I slept six hours. The severity of the flares that I was getting 10 to 15 times a day were cut by 80%. I felt a little goofy the first couple of days but I am now free of any noticeable side effects. I am not even taking any over-the-counter pain medications. 300 mg twice or three times per day.

Comment from: Gr8shpr 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

My vision is very double from this med. This is the second time i have taken it. Was prescribed by derm for sleeplessness due to extreme itching from Lichen Planus. This med stopped the extreme discomfort from LP for me, but I will only take it when I know I can lie down.

Related Reading: lichen planus

Comment from: JCCABJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 26

While miracles to some it hasnt been great for me. It does help a bit with anxiety but it also comes with many side effects like double vision, binge eating, unbalance, head rush when standing up, dizziness,

Related Reading: anxiety | double vision | dizziness

Comment from: Jeff G 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 20

I am six weeks into a severe sciatica flareup. During the first four weeks I was on able to put more than one hour per night of sleep together. The pain was unbearable and I was ready to jump in front of a truck. My doctor finally, after trying me out on handfuls of like it in which did not work at all, put me on gabapentin. The very first night I slept six hours. The severity of the flares that I was getting 10 to 15 times a day were cut by 80%. I felt a little goofy the first couple of days but I am now free of any noticeable side effects. I am not even taking any over-the-counter pain medications. 300 mg twice or three times per day.

Comment from: Gr8shpr 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

My vision is very double from this med. This is the second time i have taken it. Was prescribed by derm for sleeplessness due to extreme itching from Lichen Planus. This med stopped the extreme discomfort from LP for me, but I will only take it when I know I can lie down.

Related Reading: lichen planus

Comment from: JCCABJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 26

While miracles to some it hasnt been great for me. It does help a bit with anxiety but it also comes with many side effects like double vision, binge eating, unbalance, head rush when standing up, dizziness,

Related Reading: anxiety | double vision | dizziness

Comment from: Barb 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 18

Neurontin. Be very wary of this drug. It was intended for people with seizures. Docs use it off-label, however, to treat other issues such as nerve pain - which is how I came to use it. Yes, it worked in taking nerve pain away initially -- but only by practically knocking me out. I prompted reduced the dose by 50% & was only taking 150mg - but the side effects were ultimately too troubling for me to continue & I took myself off the drug after 3 months. The worst of those side effects were: 1) makes you loopy, unable to organize, unable to organize thoughts & express yourself normally; makes you seem really stupid 2) joint pain — even after discontinuing the drug. I experienced joint pain in 2 extremities that was so significant I had to have cortisone injections. I don’t have arthritis. But now — I have this side effect to contend with. Will the cortisone knock out the pain forever? Probably not. After my experience, I met a young woman who had been prescribed by her neurologist 1200 mg/day to manage her migraines. At that dosage — I’m surprised she was even awake. She was overweight & lethargic & had no idea that the drug might be causing her these side effects. I also recall that my own father had been prescribed this drug. Upon reflection, that was likely inappropriate. He had some short term memory loss, but was not diagnosed by his docs as Alzheimers. But this drug can certainly make a person seem demented - even when they are not. So — beware. Being mislabeled medically can have serious consequences. In the wrong hands, medical misinformation can be used to challenge a patient’s competence & result in a patient losing rights. Think long & hard before you take this drug.

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Comment from: Jeff G 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 20

I am six weeks into a severe sciatica flareup. During the first four weeks I was on able to put more than one hour per night of sleep together. The pain was unbearable and I was ready to jump in front of a truck. My doctor finally, after trying me out on handfuls of like it in which did not work at all, put me on gabapentin. The very first night I slept six hours. The severity of the flares that I was getting 10 to 15 times a day were cut by 80%. I felt a little goofy the first couple of days but I am now free of any noticeable side effects. I am not even taking any over-the-counter pain medications. 300 mg twice or three times per day.

Comment from: Gr8shpr 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

My vision is very double from this med. This is the second time i have taken it. Was prescribed by derm for sleeplessness due to extreme itching from Lichen Planus. This med stopped the extreme discomfort from LP for me, but I will only take it when I know I can lie down.

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Comment from: JCCABJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 26

While miracles to some it hasnt been great for me. It does help a bit with anxiety but it also comes with many side effects like double vision, binge eating, unbalance, head rush when standing up, dizziness,

Related Reading: anxiety | double vision | dizziness

Comment from: Barb 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 18

Neurontin. Be very wary of this drug. It was intended for people with seizures. Docs use it off-label, however, to treat other issues such as nerve pain - which is how I came to use it. Yes, it worked in taking nerve pain away initially -- but only by practically knocking me out. I prompted reduced the dose by 50% & was only taking 150mg - but the side effects were ultimately too troubling for me to continue & I took myself off the drug after 3 months. The worst of those side effects were: 1) makes you loopy, unable to organize, unable to organize thoughts & express yourself normally; makes you seem really stupid 2) joint pain — even after discontinuing the drug. I experienced joint pain in 2 extremities that was so significant I had to have cortisone injections. I don’t have arthritis. But now — I have this side effect to contend with. Will the cortisone knock out the pain forever? Probably not. After my experience, I met a young woman who had been prescribed by her neurologist 1200 mg/day to manage her migraines. At that dosage — I’m surprised she was even awake. She was overweight & lethargic & had no idea that the drug might be causing her these side effects. I also recall that my own father had been prescribed this drug. Upon reflection, that was likely inappropriate. He had some short term memory loss, but was not diagnosed by his docs as Alzheimers. But this drug can certainly make a person seem demented - even when they are not. So — beware. Being mislabeled medically can have serious consequences. In the wrong hands, medical misinformation can be used to challenge a patient’s competence & result in a patient losing rights. Think long & hard before you take this drug.

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Comment from: LifeInMaine 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 25

I grow schwann cell tumors in various parts of my body. I had some removed from a critical nerve junction in my hip/groin area fifteen years ago. The tumors grew back but I was told they were involved in blood supplies to various areas and new surgery could be very dangerous. I decided to live with the pain. Last year I couldn't take it anymore and was prescribed gabapentin at a pre-op visit. Fantastic! Tumor pain all but gone, life is much better. I do have side effects, dry mouth, tremors and blurred vision. Annoying but not debilitating. The nerve pain was debilitating. I am very pleased.

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Comment from: Jeff G 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 20

I am six weeks into a severe sciatica flareup. During the first four weeks I was on able to put more than one hour per night of sleep together. The pain was unbearable and I was ready to jump in front of a truck. My doctor finally, after trying me out on handfuls of like it in which did not work at all, put me on gabapentin. The very first night I slept six hours. The severity of the flares that I was getting 10 to 15 times a day were cut by 80%. I felt a little goofy the first couple of days but I am now free of any noticeable side effects. I am not even taking any over-the-counter pain medications. 300 mg twice or three times per day.

Comment from: Gr8shpr 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

My vision is very double from this med. This is the second time i have taken it. Was prescribed by derm for sleeplessness due to extreme itching from Lichen Planus. This med stopped the extreme discomfort from LP for me, but I will only take it when I know I can lie down.

Related Reading: lichen planus

Comment from: JCCABJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 26

While miracles to some it hasnt been great for me. It does help a bit with anxiety but it also comes with many side effects like double vision, binge eating, unbalance, head rush when standing up, dizziness,

Related Reading: anxiety | double vision | dizziness

Comment from: Barb 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 18

Neurontin. Be very wary of this drug. It was intended for people with seizures. Docs use it off-label, however, to treat other issues such as nerve pain - which is how I came to use it. Yes, it worked in taking nerve pain away initially -- but only by practically knocking me out. I prompted reduced the dose by 50% & was only taking 150mg - but the side effects were ultimately too troubling for me to continue & I took myself off the drug after 3 months. The worst of those side effects were: 1) makes you loopy, unable to organize, unable to organize thoughts & express yourself normally; makes you seem really stupid 2) joint pain — even after discontinuing the drug. I experienced joint pain in 2 extremities that was so significant I had to have cortisone injections. I don’t have arthritis. But now — I have this side effect to contend with. Will the cortisone knock out the pain forever? Probably not. After my experience, I met a young woman who had been prescribed by her neurologist 1200 mg/day to manage her migraines. At that dosage — I’m surprised she was even awake. She was overweight & lethargic & had no idea that the drug might be causing her these side effects. I also recall that my own father had been prescribed this drug. Upon reflection, that was likely inappropriate. He had some short term memory loss, but was not diagnosed by his docs as Alzheimers. But this drug can certainly make a person seem demented - even when they are not. So — beware. Being mislabeled medically can have serious consequences. In the wrong hands, medical misinformation can be used to challenge a patient’s competence & result in a patient losing rights. Think long & hard before you take this drug.

Related Reading: neurontin | arthritis

Comment from: LifeInMaine 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 25

I grow schwann cell tumors in various parts of my body. I had some removed from a critical nerve junction in my hip/groin area fifteen years ago. The tumors grew back but I was told they were involved in blood supplies to various areas and new surgery could be very dangerous. I decided to live with the pain. Last year I couldn't take it anymore and was prescribed gabapentin at a pre-op visit. Fantastic! Tumor pain all but gone, life is much better. I do have side effects, dry mouth, tremors and blurred vision. Annoying but not debilitating. The nerve pain was debilitating. I am very pleased.

Related Reading: dry mouth | tremors

Comment from: Sharlyn 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 30

After it was increased I started having memory problems and trouble reading. It really helps so I dont want to stop it. I take it for neck pain from c4 and c5 disc problems.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 13

I have Fibromyalgia and nerve damage. I'm 34 years old. My rheumatologist put me on gabapentin to try to ease my severe pain. Low doses couldn't even make a tiny difference. We worked our way up to 1600mg daily. My pain eased by 30% but the side effects were awful. Cognitive impairment, I was constantly forgetting things like I had dementia. I couldn't concentrate or articulate what I wanted to say. I lived in a state of constant confusion. Eventually I developed tinnitus that has not gone away even after quitting the medication. Withdrawal was absolute hell!! Nausea, anxiety, panic attacks, hot and cold flashes. I would pace around the house. Extreme fatigue and sweating. Mood swings. Heart palpitations. This drug changes your brain chemistry and it CAN BE ADDICTIVE. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool. Do some homework on the matter. This drug should be taken off the market.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 13

I have Fibromyalgia and nerve damage. I'm 34 years old. My rheumatologist put me on gabapentin to try to ease my severe pain. Low doses couldn't even make a tiny difference. We worked our way up to 1600mg daily. My pain eased by 30% but the side effects were awful. Cognitive impairment, I was constantly forgetting things like I had dementia. I couldn't concentrate or articulate what I wanted to say. I lived in a state of constant confusion. Eventually I developed tinnitus that has not gone away even after quitting the medication. Withdrawal was absolute hell!! Nausea, anxiety, panic attacks, hot and cold flashes. I would pace around the house. Extreme fatigue and sweating. Mood swings. Heart palpitations. This drug changes your brain chemistry and it CAN BE ADDICTIVE. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool. Do some homework on the matter. This drug should be taken off the market.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | dementia | tinnitus

Comment from: Clifhanger 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: January 12

Strong Suicidal thoughts scared me. Run.

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 13

I have Fibromyalgia and nerve damage. I'm 34 years old. My rheumatologist put me on gabapentin to try to ease my severe pain. Low doses couldn't even make a tiny difference. We worked our way up to 1600mg daily. My pain eased by 30% but the side effects were awful. Cognitive impairment, I was constantly forgetting things like I had dementia. I couldn't concentrate or articulate what I wanted to say. I lived in a state of constant confusion. Eventually I developed tinnitus that has not gone away even after quitting the medication. Withdrawal was absolute hell!! Nausea, anxiety, panic attacks, hot and cold flashes. I would pace around the house. Extreme fatigue and sweating. Mood swings. Heart palpitations. This drug changes your brain chemistry and it CAN BE ADDICTIVE. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool. Do some homework on the matter. This drug should be taken off the market.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | dementia | tinnitus

Comment from: Clifhanger 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: January 12

Strong Suicidal thoughts scared me. Run.

Comment from: piuspat 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 06

This medication worked great on my lower back for the first 6 or 7 days, then it caused my legs and ankles to swell badly. A scratch on my leg constantly oozed fluid. The doctor told me to stop taking it, but now I hurt worse than I did! And I am still swollen!

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 13

I have Fibromyalgia and nerve damage. I'm 34 years old. My rheumatologist put me on gabapentin to try to ease my severe pain. Low doses couldn't even make a tiny difference. We worked our way up to 1600mg daily. My pain eased by 30% but the side effects were awful. Cognitive impairment, I was constantly forgetting things like I had dementia. I couldn't concentrate or articulate what I wanted to say. I lived in a state of constant confusion. Eventually I developed tinnitus that has not gone away even after quitting the medication. Withdrawal was absolute hell!! Nausea, anxiety, panic attacks, hot and cold flashes. I would pace around the house. Extreme fatigue and sweating. Mood swings. Heart palpitations. This drug changes your brain chemistry and it CAN BE ADDICTIVE. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool. Do some homework on the matter. This drug should be taken off the market.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | dementia | tinnitus

Comment from: Clifhanger 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: January 12

Strong Suicidal thoughts scared me. Run.

Comment from: piuspat 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 06

This medication worked great on my lower back for the first 6 or 7 days, then it caused my legs and ankles to swell badly. A scratch on my leg constantly oozed fluid. The doctor told me to stop taking it, but now I hurt worse than I did! And I am still swollen!

Comment from: 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 01

I take 600 mg 2-3 times a day and it works wonders for the pain in my legs. I had major lower back surgery which left me with lingering pain throughout my legs. Without this medication I can barely walk. Depending on my pain level for the day depends on whether I take 2 or 3 times. Most days I can get away with only taking it twice.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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