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Neurontin vs. Zanaflex for Fibromyalgia

Neurontin

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Other Names: Gabapentin   Gabarone

Zanaflex

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/ 12,493 posts
Other Names: Tizanidine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 120,596 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 12,493 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ... Read more on Wikipedia
Tizanidine (trade names Zanaflex, Sirdalud) is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting 2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as mul... Read more on Wikipedia
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By NinaJ
July 13, 2014
NinaJ wrote
3 months on Neurontin
You have lymphoma.
Shirley Klumm  |  September 18, 2014
i think neurontin gave me RA. I have been on and off for a few years 5(5 maybe) only because i was on and off insurance. the withdraw is awful ! but the arthritis pain, swelling, didnt go away even after a year of being off. now im going to a specialist because i tested positive for rheumatoid. i think the neurontin caused it somehow or kicked it in maybe. but ive allready read about 4 people having this happen in the 20 minutes googleing. hmmm
april  |  August 22, 2014
I stopped taking the neurontin, weening myself off if it and a month later still having bad arthritis pain. I hope you have stopped taking it as well.
Hi Sonya  |  July 23, 2014
I have been taking Neurontin for about 2 1/2 months and I am having some of the same symptoms. I wake up most mornings with both arms (from my elbows on down) are numb and in pain. My feet swell very mad also and so does my face. I started out taking 100mg three times a day to taking 300mg four times a day. I'm still in constant pain and my mood swings are horrible. My lymph nodes under my arm is also swollen, red, and painful. I have migraines. I totally understand how you feel.
Sonya  |  July 14, 2014
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By Vanessa
December 9, 2013
Vanessa wrote
Neurotin
I love your concluding sentence.
So true. I love this med too. I might even be addicted to it! (Not really).
But its awesome :D
Crystal  |  August 29, 2014
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By IMT
September 7, 2013
IMT wrote
Gabapentin, Lyrica & Peripheral Neuropathy & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
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What patients are saying about Neurontin vs. Zanaflex

1,084 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
works for me. Currently Neurontin is working for my mom,...
My mom and I have this daily. Zanaflex, a muscle relaxer, works for me. Currently Neurontin is working for my mom, which ...wide awake and the zanaflex makes my mom wir...
better than he Neurontin without the horrible side effects...
...Topamax for my neuropathic pain. it works MUCH better than he Neurontin without the horrible side effects. As far as a med for muscle spasms, I take Zanaflex & it works really well also... Which...
relief from Neurontin/gabapentin (and no side effects...
...Zanaflex, is another one commonly used. Asking which ones work better is ...baclofen didn't do a thing for me, have gotten the most consistent relief from Neurontin/gabapentin (and no side effe...
me and I feel better on it with the Neurontin. I have only...
...relax me and I feel better on it with the Neurontin. I have only...
diabetic. Neurontin is helping me w/o the side effects....
...am not diabetic. Neurontin is helping me w/o the side effects. I also use soma but my dr said zanaflex works better. I ...I am also on lidoderm patches and ra meds.I am supposed to use lexapro...
when I take the Neurontin, it certainly helps me sleep....
...take Neurontin only when my restless ...night and when I take the Neurontin, it certainly helps me sleep. Sorry ...time. Good luck! p.s. I also take Zanaflex and that really helps with...
Neurotin is good I have been on it for 2 years. Zanaflex is...
...is good I have been on it for 2 years. Zanaflex is great for my le...
I actually got a migraine. The Neurontin worked really...
...but not Neurontin. I did try muscle relaxers; I was on Zanaflex for a few months. It helped with the tension-type ...took it when I actually got a migraine. The Neurontin worked really well w...
wakes me up!! I take Neurontin 300mg 3x day and Zanaflex....
...something aewful. It actually wakes me up!! I take Neurontin 300mg 3x day and Zanaflex. Neither help much. Guess it's just one more thing to...
I did have those same side effects on Neurontin. My doc...
...am on Zanaflex, and although I havent had the side effects you mentioned, I did have those same side effects on Neurontin. My doc didnt ...heard of anyone hallucinating on Neurontin. But my...
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