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Neurontin (gabapentin)

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3.15
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3.15

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Side Effects
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2.1
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3
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off-label use for bipolar

 

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235791113
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Registered: March 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Sat March 8, 2014 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $20.00| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: None
CONS: Doesn't really do anything

Tried this for anxiety, insomnia, and pain. Did not really do anything, at any dose. Got frustrated with pain one time and took 2400 mg (within prescribed range); was an absolutely braindead zombie the next day.

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misskrome
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Registered: January 2014
Location: ...
Posts: 229
Mon January 20, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: eh.
CONS: eh.

eh. I'm currently on 900mg 3x a day. Been that way for over a year. No side effects but not doing its job, either. Scheduled to see a specialist in February.

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5 cats
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Registered: December 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 8
Thu December 26, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $8.00| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: still finding out
CONS: none

doc said it would help sleep due to all pain in feet. actually keeps me awake. seems to be starting to help pain in feet

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transientsoul
Member

Registered: August 2013
Location: Little Rock AR
Posts: 139
Fri August 23, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: Heloed with nerve pain
CONS: Foggy thinking

Went on for chronic pain - it helped that but an hour or so after I took it, I would feel that, "Uhhhh....huh... what?" phase kicking in.

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Tamster
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Registered: May 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 3788
Thu May 2, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: none noted
CONS: none noted

can not tell if I have any feelings on it either way, not sure it is doing anything yet.

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Thu May 2, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: um, it makes me manic so I clean my house
CONS: mania and I feel whacked out

This drug helps me get things done but it also makes me feel crazed, and it was prescribed for anxiety, so this isn't right at all. I also had an interaction the first time I took it, with ativan. I got extremely sick (physically too) and was also hallucinating.

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notALICE
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Registered: March 2013
Location: Florida (non-native)
Posts: 236
Wed May 1, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Improved mood, decreased mania, help me sleep for first time in months, absence of migraines
CONS: Took a little building up of morning dosage due to initial sedative effect.

Excellent. I take this for bipolar disorder. It has greatly improved the quality of my moods, sleep patterns, stopped manic symptoms & even stopped hormonal migraines I've experienced most of my adult life.

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Sultrysorrow
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Registered: October 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 77
Wed August 18, 2010 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: None
CONS: Waste of resources

Some doc's recommend this stuff for pain, it sucks!

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Crabbit
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Registered: June 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1
Tue July 7, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Many uses!
CONS: Some drowsiness for a while, effectiveness wears down a little

I've been using neurontin for Restless Legs Syndrome for over a year, and I love it. I can get massages, and relax without my legs (and/or arms) going nuts. It also helped with my anxiety too. Only downside is that the initial effectiveness can wear down and you have to up your dosage a little. No big deal. It helped me sleep better at night until my anti-depressant gave me insomnia.

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carla2day
Newly Joined

Registered: April 2008
Fri April 4, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Good mood stabilizer, calms anxiety
CONS: drowsiness

I really like this medication, good mood stabilizer, and lowers anxiety. I have been on it for just a few days and already feeling better.

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VTQueen
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Registered: November 2007
Wed March 5, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Helps nerve pain
CONS: none I can find

In May of 2006 I fell and broke my arm. Not a simple break,the humerus snapped in two. The nerve was partially caught in the break but I had to wait for surgery. The burning, numbness and pain in my left hand was almost unbearable and kept getting worse. A pain management specialist gave me neurontin and it saved my life. I still have nerve pain, and I still take the neurontin, but then the doctor who did the surgery took 5 hours to "tease" the nerve off the bone. I know neurological insults like mine may take years to work themselves out, or they may not work out at all. Meanwhile, I am so grateful for neurontin.

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scrapper
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Registered: November 2007
Thu November 15, 2007 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Magic Bullet!!
CONS: Absolutely none

Seven years ago at the extreme peak of my depression and psychosis I finally admitted to a need for help. I had described my head like a broken hard drive that could not hold onto any information. The first pill given to me was Neurontin. On my way driving to a first follow up session, it hit me with a tremendous impact that suddenly realized that I had been holding one thought and processing it normally. The thought itself was irrelevant to the event. I'd read that it can reduce chronic pain. My left shoulder was impaired by pain in the joint, and had been for a year. Two weeks later I had full motion, no pain and developed the muscles around it again. It is the most benign drug out there for interactions. Based on my early experience I have kept them in my medley for no other reason than "why the hell not?"

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Gianna
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Registered: October 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 1
Thu October 25, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: did nothing

completely ineffective

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Prada
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Registered: August 2007
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Posts: 26
Fri September 14, 2007 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Very calming, I love it
CONS: Large pills, plus at night taking two large capsules that make me gag :)

I would rate this a 10, but I noticed the effects seemed to wear off, or I just get used to the feeling it causes.

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Anonymous
Thu December 28, 2006 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $30.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: NONE
CONS: caused permanent muscle damage to L hand and arm

This drug caused my L hand/arm to atrophy in less than 7 days of being on it. I have been off of it for over 8 years and I still have permanent musclue and nerve damage due to this drug.Ironically I am taking Lyrica which is the "Son of Neurontin". The Lyrica works great for my nerve pain.

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SamAndOthers2
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Registered: November 2006
Location: Maine -USA
Posts: 2
Sun November 19, 2006 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Helps not only with mood, but with back pain and restless leg syndrome
CONS: have to take it 3 times a day

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okiedokie
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Registered: November 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 1395
Sun November 12, 2006 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: It works!
CONS: Large pill to swallow

It also has an off-label use for anxiety and it really works! I would NEVER allow myself to become addicted to a benzo when Neurontin is available.

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