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Other names: Neurontin, Gabarone
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, spec...
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What people say about Gabapentin

Positive 9,213
Negative 3,724
We found 100,058 discussions
Xtina LadyBug
Chest pain,migraines almost vanished from Gabapentin
Sever chest pain, hand numbness, migraines, and insomnia. DV victim and trauma to the temporal lobe 3 yrs ago. Started Gabapentin and within an hour all of it went away....but i was forgetfulthe first week i locked myself out of the house twice. 3 weeks of 3/day intake i got lock jaw for two days, ignored it and kept taking and my body adjusted to it and im happy i have nothing keeping me back from my kids energy. I found it makes me drowsy if i dont eat for awhile and my stomach goes empty. No weight gain, no bad side effects, no mood swings or depression. Im 28yrs old,100lbs,mom of 3.Just hope i can find a cure for whatever got injured so im not a med taker.

maryboyd52
gabapentin and methocarbam
is it safe taken together

kathy
IC Gabapentin 300
does this medication have Nsaids in it

Natthebrat
I've been on gabapentin for 7-8 months and the last two months I've had a,period twice a month is this a side effect?
XTina LadyBug
May 24, 2015
Ive been on it for 2 months and im 6 days late now. Ive been all over the web. Let me know if you find out anything and i will for you?

A dog
Been taking gabapentin for 3 months for head pain. Don't really work for me. Very bad side affects lately , burning in my legs and feet and my body feels like its being shocked. Anyone else with this feeling?

Nance26
I am taking both Gabapentin and Trazodone. I would like to eliminate one if them as I'm on 3 other meds for Fibromyalgia but don't know which one to stop. Which one has been shown to increase deep sleep more? Which one has less side effects? I can't find much info on this.. Thanks!

Jtsk
I have started passing blood in my urine. I have no other symptoms except that sometimes my urine smells sweet.

Christlovesyou
Been on gabapentin for a few days now about 5, and it's been working great when it comes too anxiety, and depression and just feeling blue. it also helps with pain. I have been suffering from muscle pain for months now could be fibromyalgia or multiple sclerosis but I haven't been properly diagnosed their are days I can't get out of bed and it makes me mad when people call me lazy. The only thing I hate about gabapentin is that it does not help with sleep. I go through severe insomniac stages and it occurs very regularly. I take the gabapentin at night just for that reason hoping it'll help with the sleep and as it works it's anti anxiety anti depressive things work throughout the next day. I also started on viibryd today so far haven't had any negative side effects but rather a very drastic change in my mood started to feel more extroverted as I have always been. I also am a Christian and I dont like medications but for some reason I opened up to the suggestion that medications are beneficial the bible states that in the old testament their were physicians and Christ himself made a physician disciple named Luke . Also he said it is not what goes into a man that makes him unclean. So I'm a bit more open now seeing that the meds have helped me . I'm just hoping I can get sleep. I might go to the shrink but I dont wanna be internalized nor have to spend a few days in a hospital . So I can hopefully get on klonopin 2mg qpm. But they usually don't prescribe it due to hazards and stuff but I was on it its on my records. And anyways I'm on gabapentin a very similar medication. And getting off the viibryd which scares the shit out of me people get the side effects at 20 mg I'm by 5mg. A better SRI. That way I can function

norconklin
I have the shingles and have been taking gabapentin 3 x per day.
Does tramadol do the same thing as gabapentin?

Jim1932
Shingles and drugs used
In December 2015 I started my fourth year of post herpatic syndrome which is a term meaning after-shingles-pain. The virus has landed in my right triceps muscle and doesn't want to leave. I have used all the conventional drugs, vertebrae injections, epidural injections, Lidoderm patches that didn't stick to my skin, ganglion block injections that (1) numbed my side but not the shingles (2) numbed my face & vocal chords and swallowing but nothing on the shingles. I have taken plain gabapentin, Nortriptyline, Cymbalta and Lyrica. All these caused loss of balance and coordination and slurred speech. I felt like a zombie. Oxycodone, morphine plain and MSIR did not relieve any of the pain. For 6 months I could not wear clothing above the waist because if skin sensitivity. Gralise 600mg 3 at a time is the only drug to give partial relief. It did not last 24 hours as advertised, more like 21 hours and I take a 300mg Gabapentin to bridge the dose to hold the pain in check until the next Gralise doe. Now the Gralise is not lasting as long as before after 2+ years taking it. I know there is no pattern to the length of time this can last but I'm open to suggestions that may work.

Patient concerns with Gabapentin

We found 100,058 discussions
Xtina LadyBug
Chest pain,migraines almost vanished from Gabapentin
Sever chest pain, hand numbness, migraines, and insomnia. DV victim and trauma to the temporal lobe 3 yrs ago. Started Gabapentin and within an hour all of it went away....but i was forgetfulthe first week i locked myself out of the house twice. 3 weeks of 3/day intake i got lock jaw for two days, ignored it and kept taking and my body adjusted to it and im happy i have nothing keeping me back from my kids energy. I found it makes me drowsy if i dont eat for awhile and my stomach goes empty. No weight gain, no bad side effects, no mood swings or depression. Im 28yrs old,100lbs,mom of 3.Just hope i can find a cure for whatever got injured so im not a med taker.

maryboyd52
gabapentin and methocarbam
is it safe taken together

kathy
IC Gabapentin 300
does this medication have Nsaids in it

Natthebrat
I've been on gabapentin for 7-8 months and the last two months I've had a,period twice a month is this a side effect?
XTina LadyBug
May 24, 2015
Ive been on it for 2 months and im 6 days late now. Ive been all over the web. Let me know if you find out anything and i will for you?

A dog
Been taking gabapentin for 3 months for head pain. Don't really work for me. Very bad side affects lately , burning in my legs and feet and my body feels like its being shocked. Anyone else with this feeling?

Nance26
I am taking both Gabapentin and Trazodone. I would like to eliminate one if them as I'm on 3 other meds for Fibromyalgia but don't know which one to stop. Which one has been shown to increase deep sleep more? Which one has less side effects? I can't find much info on this.. Thanks!

Jtsk
I have started passing blood in my urine. I have no other symptoms except that sometimes my urine smells sweet.

Christlovesyou
Been on gabapentin for a few days now about 5, and it's been working great when it comes too anxiety, and depression and just feeling blue. it also helps with pain. I have been suffering from muscle pain for months now could be fibromyalgia or multiple sclerosis but I haven't been properly diagnosed their are days I can't get out of bed and it makes me mad when people call me lazy. The only thing I hate about gabapentin is that it does not help with sleep. I go through severe insomniac stages and it occurs very regularly. I take the gabapentin at night just for that reason hoping it'll help with the sleep and as it works it's anti anxiety anti depressive things work throughout the next day. I also started on viibryd today so far haven't had any negative side effects but rather a very drastic change in my mood started to feel more extroverted as I have always been. I also am a Christian and I dont like medications but for some reason I opened up to the suggestion that medications are beneficial the bible states that in the old testament their were physicians and Christ himself made a physician disciple named Luke . Also he said it is not what goes into a man that makes him unclean. So I'm a bit more open now seeing that the meds have helped me . I'm just hoping I can get sleep. I might go to the shrink but I dont wanna be internalized nor have to spend a few days in a hospital . So I can hopefully get on klonopin 2mg qpm. But they usually don't prescribe it due to hazards and stuff but I was on it its on my records. And anyways I'm on gabapentin a very similar medication. And getting off the viibryd which scares the shit out of me people get the side effects at 20 mg I'm by 5mg. A better SRI. That way I can function

norconklin
I have the shingles and have been taking gabapentin 3 x per day.
Does tramadol do the same thing as gabapentin?

Jim1932
Shingles and drugs used
In December 2015 I started my fourth year of post herpatic syndrome which is a term meaning after-shingles-pain. The virus has landed in my right triceps muscle and doesn't want to leave. I have used all the conventional drugs, vertebrae injections, epidural injections, Lidoderm patches that didn't stick to my skin, ganglion block injections that (1) numbed my side but not the shingles (2) numbed my face & vocal chords and swallowing but nothing on the shingles. I have taken plain gabapentin, Nortriptyline, Cymbalta and Lyrica. All these caused loss of balance and coordination and slurred speech. I felt like a zombie. Oxycodone, morphine plain and MSIR did not relieve any of the pain. For 6 months I could not wear clothing above the waist because if skin sensitivity. Gralise 600mg 3 at a time is the only drug to give partial relief. It did not last 24 hours as advertised, more like 21 hours and I take a 300mg Gabapentin to bridge the dose to hold the pain in check until the next Gralise doe. Now the Gralise is not lasting as long as before after 2+ years taking it. I know there is no pattern to the length of time this can last but I'm open to suggestions that may work.

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