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Other names: Neurontin, Gabarone
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, spec...
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catglane
I had a full on conversation with my boyfriend on the phone while I was sleeping I was talking clearly and answering all of his questions, I even skyped him. When I try to get up in the middle of the night I walk like someone who is heavily under the influence of alcohol. I have injured myself because of those side effects. I have also had the majority of the other side effects. That including blurred vision, which has effected my progress with my school work, and even typing this post. I have scheduled an appointment with my doctor and hopefully I will be taken off the medication. Best wishes to all those struggling with the side edefect of this medicine.

sandy58
I have been taking gabapentin for 3 years now. I take a total of 1,500 mg a day. I take it for bi polar issues and it has helped a great deal. Heres the problems. I have gained 60 pounds in that 3 years and have episodes of narcolepsy if I am late taking a dose. Also my immune system to fight colds is shot. I have tried to get off it and wow......torture. tired, depressed, dizzy, Iiterally cannot function. NowI dont know what to do any suggestions? And yes..... have tried to slowly taper it doesnt work.

Scott Williams
They help me to cope with stress and agitation in my daily life.

Scott Williams
My experience is great, it helps me a lot.

Linda_1
I have been on Gabapentin 600mg, for 2 years and my hair was very thick before I started taking it and now I have lost half the hair on my head. It has thinned out so extreme. It took me awhile to figure out it was the Gabapentin. But when I went back and remembered when I started taking Gabapentin I realized my hair loss started a few months after that. No other changes in my life, diet, or anything else. It is definetly the Gabapentin. I am slowly weening myself off of it. I am so very upset and devastated. I wish I had realized it was the Gabapentin sooner. I just pray that my hair starts to come back after I am totally off of it.

Jenni Dugan
been on Gabapentin for 5 months, now have severe hair loss, is there in info on if hair comes back or if I will loose all my hair. very worried and upset.

Howie
Hooray for Gabapentin
After Cymbalta and Lyrica totally disagreed with me, Gabapentin saved my days. It took some dosing experimentation but now 1200 mg in the early evening silence all my issues and with no side effects whatsoever.

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

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catglane
I had a full on conversation with my boyfriend on the phone while I was sleeping I was talking clearly and answering all of his questions, I even skyped him. When I try to get up in the middle of the night I walk like someone who is heavily under the influence of alcohol. I have injured myself because of those side effects. I have also had the majority of the other side effects. That including blurred vision, which has effected my progress with my school work, and even typing this post. I have scheduled an appointment with my doctor and hopefully I will be taken off the medication. Best wishes to all those struggling with the side edefect of this medicine.

sandy58
I have been taking gabapentin for 3 years now. I take a total of 1,500 mg a day. I take it for bi polar issues and it has helped a great deal. Heres the problems. I have gained 60 pounds in that 3 years and have episodes of narcolepsy if I am late taking a dose. Also my immune system to fight colds is shot. I have tried to get off it and wow......torture. tired, depressed, dizzy, Iiterally cannot function. NowI dont know what to do any suggestions? And yes..... have tried to slowly taper it doesnt work.

Scott Williams
They help me to cope with stress and agitation in my daily life.

Scott Williams
My experience is great, it helps me a lot.

Linda_1
I have been on Gabapentin 600mg, for 2 years and my hair was very thick before I started taking it and now I have lost half the hair on my head. It has thinned out so extreme. It took me awhile to figure out it was the Gabapentin. But when I went back and remembered when I started taking Gabapentin I realized my hair loss started a few months after that. No other changes in my life, diet, or anything else. It is definetly the Gabapentin. I am slowly weening myself off of it. I am so very upset and devastated. I wish I had realized it was the Gabapentin sooner. I just pray that my hair starts to come back after I am totally off of it.

Jenni Dugan
been on Gabapentin for 5 months, now have severe hair loss, is there in info on if hair comes back or if I will loose all my hair. very worried and upset.

Howie
Hooray for Gabapentin
After Cymbalta and Lyrica totally disagreed with me, Gabapentin saved my days. It took some dosing experimentation but now 1200 mg in the early evening silence all my issues and with no side effects whatsoever.

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

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