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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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We found 97,052 discussions
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.

joe woo
Gabapentin for PHN
that stuff was a joke , it had my balance way off , mood swings , lack of coordination , sense of smell , fatigue like never before , after a month the quacks simply boosted up dosages , finally one called and informed me my liver enzymes were dangerously high ( nice for cancer if one wants it ) Pfizer must really be digging down low if it needs the monies that bad , after 38 years of dealing with seizures , surgeries I've concluded most drs. attitude are " outa' sight = outa' mind " no different than most any other industry these days , Sad .
jay byrd
February 12, 2015
...I agree with everything posted...I continue to use in the evening for PN..it works for PN pain/sleep...the adverse side effects are many and can be dangerous if not recognized...jb.
Nicole
January 18, 2015
You have a lot of med's in your system and it lowers your resistanne so doctors tend to over
medicate and forget you, but you have to live with the effects of the meds everyday.Gabapentin is good for seizures. Get rid of the other junk and and see a naturapa to clean out your system. Best of luck.

lorreann
Generic Drug Variences
I am very sensitive to medication inactive ingredients, and now that Generics are being forced on us I am finding a large different between different generics in problem filler.
joe woo
August 24, 2014
It's all about the M-O-N-E-Y ! , share prices going up , dividends increasing , like adding old cars to massive piles of scrap , can't make much off of them and generics . They get the goons to be fooled in thinking " Brand Names " are better , like " Brand Name " bottled water and Tap , H20 is H20 even a Dog will tell you that . Combine that with Insurers and Drug Stores , what do you expect ? Pretty soon ( if not already ) Generic Mnftrs. will be working " hand in hand " with Generics , just

john.e
Gabapentin
I developed Gynecomastia from using Gabapentin 3 years ago, I was prescribed it for nerve pain for what I now have is Ankolosing Spondylitis, after a few weeks from using this drug I developed breast pain and swelling which I reported to my GP, he told me that the Gynocamastia was a side effect and I was switched to Pregabalin, I was told because the Gynocamastia was drug induced it would subside after I discontinued using the Gabapentin, however this was not the case and I now have very large disc shaped glands behind my nipple that are quite noticeable and have not gone away, my GP has discussed this with me and I am told that they need to be removed surgically which is not available on the NHS, it would have to be done privately at a cost of around 4000, as you can imagine I am not a happy at all.
lorreann
August 13, 2014
Can you prove it was from the drug? I'm sure there are lawyers that handle these cases that could help you get it paid for PLUS pain and suffering.

John in Arizona
Gabapentin
THC and gaba will make you spin till you puke, bad combo and so are 500 plus meds that can increase side effects, which are different for different people and different depending on the use. (seizers, pain, anxiety, ptsd,etc)
Benadryl and gaba didn't combine well for me, as some cold meds can increase side effects, as for me they where bed, my friend though had no problems with some and had problems with others and differing times and have alleviated over time (yes in some cases) I'm being a little vague as it's been quite a few meds and I'm not sure, don't want to start a rumor, etc.... But thank you all kindly for any comments.
My main complaints are listed as normal according to the testing.
Dizziness, blurred vision, confusion, memory recall, had slurred speech.

Patient concerns with Gabapentin

We found 97,052 discussions
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.

joe woo
Gabapentin for PHN
that stuff was a joke , it had my balance way off , mood swings , lack of coordination , sense of smell , fatigue like never before , after a month the quacks simply boosted up dosages , finally one called and informed me my liver enzymes were dangerously high ( nice for cancer if one wants it ) Pfizer must really be digging down low if it needs the monies that bad , after 38 years of dealing with seizures , surgeries I've concluded most drs. attitude are " outa' sight = outa' mind " no different than most any other industry these days , Sad .
jay byrd
February 12, 2015
...I agree with everything posted...I continue to use in the evening for PN..it works for PN pain/sleep...the adverse side effects are many and can be dangerous if not recognized...jb.
Nicole
January 18, 2015
You have a lot of med's in your system and it lowers your resistanne so doctors tend to over
medicate and forget you, but you have to live with the effects of the meds everyday.Gabapentin is good for seizures. Get rid of the other junk and and see a naturapa to clean out your system. Best of luck.

lorreann
Generic Drug Variences
I am very sensitive to medication inactive ingredients, and now that Generics are being forced on us I am finding a large different between different generics in problem filler.
joe woo
August 24, 2014
It's all about the M-O-N-E-Y ! , share prices going up , dividends increasing , like adding old cars to massive piles of scrap , can't make much off of them and generics . They get the goons to be fooled in thinking " Brand Names " are better , like " Brand Name " bottled water and Tap , H20 is H20 even a Dog will tell you that . Combine that with Insurers and Drug Stores , what do you expect ? Pretty soon ( if not already ) Generic Mnftrs. will be working " hand in hand " with Generics , just

john.e
Gabapentin
I developed Gynecomastia from using Gabapentin 3 years ago, I was prescribed it for nerve pain for what I now have is Ankolosing Spondylitis, after a few weeks from using this drug I developed breast pain and swelling which I reported to my GP, he told me that the Gynocamastia was a side effect and I was switched to Pregabalin, I was told because the Gynocamastia was drug induced it would subside after I discontinued using the Gabapentin, however this was not the case and I now have very large disc shaped glands behind my nipple that are quite noticeable and have not gone away, my GP has discussed this with me and I am told that they need to be removed surgically which is not available on the NHS, it would have to be done privately at a cost of around 4000, as you can imagine I am not a happy at all.
lorreann
August 13, 2014
Can you prove it was from the drug? I'm sure there are lawyers that handle these cases that could help you get it paid for PLUS pain and suffering.

John in Arizona
Gabapentin
THC and gaba will make you spin till you puke, bad combo and so are 500 plus meds that can increase side effects, which are different for different people and different depending on the use. (seizers, pain, anxiety, ptsd,etc)
Benadryl and gaba didn't combine well for me, as some cold meds can increase side effects, as for me they where bed, my friend though had no problems with some and had problems with others and differing times and have alleviated over time (yes in some cases) I'm being a little vague as it's been quite a few meds and I'm not sure, don't want to start a rumor, etc.... But thank you all kindly for any comments.
My main complaints are listed as normal according to the testing.
Dizziness, blurred vision, confusion, memory recall, had slurred speech.

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