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(also known as Gabapentin)
Gabapentin was initially synthesized to mimic the structure of GABA for the treatment of epilepsy. Nowadays, gabapentin has been widely used as a medication to relieve pain, especially neuropathic pain. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Fibromyalgia
2839
61%
Chronic Pain
1965
61%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
764
77%
Epilepsy & Seizures
251
59%
Reflex Sympathetic Dyst...
230
61%
Overall, 66% (7112 Members) find Neurontin helpful
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Neurontin Reviews

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I did not respond to Neurontin. We discontinued this prescription drug.
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Twice daily 200 mg again not sure.
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Part of my current regime. Makes me tired and helps my fibromyalgia pain.
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working
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Helps as an adjunct to narcotic pain medicine.
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helps with the electrocution feeling I get but, that's the only symptom I feel it helps with
Working / Worked
so far, so good; I feel a little loopy sometimes but I'm hoping that will go away in a few weeks
Working / Worked
I take gabapentin for a specific nerve pain in my outer thigh and it does seem to help control it some. No side effects as long as I take a low dosage (600 mg twice per day). A few years ago, I was taking 1200-1800 mg two to three times per day (if memory serves) and it made me fuzzy and disassociative.
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This was a life savor. Neuropathy symptom relief but no other pain relief
Working / Worked
Just started on it tonight
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Neurontin (Gabapentin)
    Anybody take Neurontin (Gabapentin) and gotten dizzy and/or light headed? I took one of my mom's bc her and someone else said it might help with my ag... [More]
  2. Discussion: neurontin/gabapentin
    I took one dose of Neurontin , at bed time . I spent the entire night with my body doing weird swimming motions and agitation. Anything is a possib... [More]
  3. Discussion: neurontin/gabapentin
    Wow... I believe I just observed a serious side effect of withdrawal from neurontin... on someone else.... this person seemed high as a kite! But I r... [More]
  4. Advice: Neurontin (gabapentin)
    Yes, I have tried Neurontin/gabapentin a couple of times. Most recently, a year ago, when nerve pain began to take over. I had a paradoxical side ef... [More]
  5. Advice: Neurontin (gabapentin)
    Hi Sorcha, My experience with neurontin as a pain reliever is for nerve pain. I used it for a very painful bout of shingles and had a friend who used... [More]