Gabapentin

Last Update May 30, 2016
is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Uses: Gabapentin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Seizures and Numbness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms and Headaches, although it is not approved for these conditions. Read More
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Gabapentin for treating Pain

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Gabapentin Review
| diane
works great for me.

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Gabapentin Review
| mikl_pls
Caused me to have a manic episode and wound up in the hospital. It caused whole-body shocking and zapping sensations constantly. Being on this drug was a horrifying experience.

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Gabapentin Review
| frustrated
was given this for the left leg and foot being asleep, waiting for xrays. on the 3rd day I had severed chills for over 1 1/2 hours. Thought I was getting the flu. It happened again the next day, then the next. Each day getting worse! SEVERE shakes, shortness of breath, eyes on fire. I stopped taking the drug 36 hours and still getting the chills. Horrible drug, so not worth the violent chills!!

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Gabapentin Review
| happy
works great for me.

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Gabapentin Review
| Bob
Been taking Gabapentin now for four weeks and nothing did not help with the shingle pain..

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Gabapentin Review
| Navy LT
I have been prescribed Gabapentin for diabetic nerve pain and testicular nerve pain from an injury while on duty. I have found that it works best for my nerve pain than any other medicine as it knocks out the pain without turning me into a walking zombie. I have also found that it works great for my anxiety as well. I was taking Hydroxizine for my anxiety and now I don't have to take it anymore, which equally less pills I have to take. I give it a 5/5 for doing the job correctly and efficiently. It was a real life savior. Bravo Zulu to the makers and to my doctor for prescribing it to me!

LT Taylor, USN retired

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Gabapentin Review
| sunshine
Great for anxiety

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Gabapentin Review
| Mitty
It does very little to help my pain and makes me feel like I have flu. Only DF118 touches the pains all over, without feeling awful.

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Gabapentin Review
| milk_pls
Induced MAJOR dysphoric manic episodes... could not take...

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Gabapentin Review
| LVPokerDad
The gabapentin does seem to help with chronic pain, but the side effects have hit me to the point where my vision is screwed up and I am almost always lightheaded/dizzy. I fell several times before I was told to get a cane (not my first choice). I am slowly weaning off the Gab in favor of Nortriptyline hoping that I won't have the side effects and it still helps a little with the pain.

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136,243 discussions
Taken for: Nerve Pain, Anxiety*, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Depression*, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Seizures, Numbness, Headaches*, RLS*, Migraines*, Epilepsy, Tingling, Chronic Pain, Back Pain, Bipolar Disorder*, Leg Pain, Shingles, Hot Flashes*, Sciatica
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Klonopin
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Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
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122,537 discussions
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Pain medications
Gabapentin
136,243 discussions
Taken for: Nerve Pain, Anxiety*, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Depression*, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Seizures, Numbness, Headaches*, RLS*, Migraines*, Epilepsy, Tingling, Chronic Pain, Back Pain, Bipolar Disorder*, Leg Pain, Shingles, Hot Flashes*, Sciatica
Other names: Neurontin, Gralise, Gabarone, Gralise 30-Day Starter Pack
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
3.0
Helpfulness
Lyrica
178,594 discussions
Taken for: Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Depression*, Anxiety*, Withdrawal Symptoms*
Other names: Pregabalin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.4
Satisfaction
3.5
Helpfulness
Neurontin
148,940 discussions
Taken for: Nerve Pain, Anxiety*, Depression*, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy
Other names: Gabapentin, Gralise, Gabarone, Gralise 30-Day Starter Pack
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
3.2
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Tramadol
245,672 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Depression*, Pain Relief, Fibromyalgia*
Other names: Ultram, Tramacet, Ultram ER, Zydol, Ryzolt
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.3
Satisfaction
2.5
Helpfulness
Pregabalin
33,309 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety*, Nerve Pain, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Depression*, Fibromyalgia
Other names: Lyrica
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.8
Satisfaction
2.9
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Amitriptyline
75,057 discussions
Taken for: Depression, Anxiety*, Migraines*, Headaches, Fibromyalgia*
Other names: Elavil, Endep, Laroxyl, Vanatrip, Elatrolet
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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194,000 discussions
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Other names: Duloxetine
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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494,678 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Withdrawal Symptoms, Pain Relief, Chronic Pain, Back Pain
Other names: MS Contin, Oramorph, Kadian, Avinza, Msir
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
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Klonopin
316,523 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression*, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Panic Attacks, Insomnia
Other names: Clonazepam, Rivotril, Clorazepam, Clonotril, Klonopin Wafer
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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Satisfaction
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122,537 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms*, Depression*, Insomnia, Panic Attacks
Other names: Klonopin, Rivotril, Clorazepam, Clonotril, Klonopin Wafer
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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