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Condition: Neuropathic Pain
5/22/2015 12:30:25 PM

Reviewer: Archangels, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Horrible side effects. I am taking 300 mg nightly, but doctor wants to raise it to 600 mg. This is not going to happen! I have been noticing feet and hand swelling and being exhausted but Doc said not from the med. But now after reading these reviews it makes sense why I have been feeling so Sick, with shortness of breath, increased depression, etc,etc,etc. I have to get off this drug now! I am ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
5/19/2015 6:35:31 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have degenerative disc disease at three levels. Gabapentin worked fine for about two months. Then started to gain weight, blurred vision and tingling in right heel. Constant urination and trouble starting. Too many side effects now. Take one 300 MG tablet at night for sleep. Too dangerous during the day to drive,

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
4/21/2015 10:50:03 AM

Reviewer: KitKat, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I take 800mg X 4 a day. thank God for this medicine. I have had no side effects, we tried lowering the does, but I was in so much pain we moved it back up.

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
3/24/2015 4:53:57 PM

Reviewer: AMKaloha, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Began taking 300 mg 2x a day. After 4 days I felt like I had the flu -- cold feeling/chills, inner anxious feeling, extreme fatigue and general malaise. Stopped taking it. Went to doctor a week later. She asked if I'd try 100 mg once a day then add as I could. After 4 days on 100 mg, I am beginning to have the same feelings. AND it did not help my neuropathy pain in the least. I will ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
3/18/2015 1:59:16 PM

Reviewer: gsgrace, Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
After reading these reviews, I now know what I've been going through is from this medicine! I started slowly with a 300 mg dose - and went up to 600 slowly. I've been experiencing chills, and flu like symptoms, vision problems, difficulty breathing, horrible fatigue, fear, and difficulty thinking clearly. I thought I had a bad virus! I have had stomach aches, and migraines, been complet ... Show Full Comment

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