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Neurontin (generic name: gabapentin) was FDA-approved in 1993 for use as an anticonvulsant for people suffering from partial seizures associated with epilepsy. It is also FDA-approved for the management of post-herpetic neuralgia (persistent pain after a herpes zoster skin rash outbreak). Neurontin is available by prescription only. It has been marketed and promoted for several non-approved uses including:
  • bipolar disorder;
  • pain syndromes, peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy ;
  • treatment of epilepsy alone (monotherapy);
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD);
  • attention deficit disorder (ADD);
  • restless leg syndrome (RLS);
  • trigeminal neuralgia;
  • essential tremor;
  • migraines ;
  • chronic pain; and
  • drug and alcohol withdrawal seizures.

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Neurontin SIde Effects

NeurontinSide effects: suicidal behavior/attempted suicide, paranoia, memory loss, hostility, unsteadiness, severe mania, depression, abnormal thinking, incoordination, dizziness, drowsiness, water retention, nausea and/or vomiting, ataxia (inability to control muscles), fatigue, and/or viral infection.

The drug company Pfizer (a/k/a Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert) has engaged in consumer fraud by marketing and promoting this drug for uses that it simply does NOT work for. In fact, in many cases, a placebo worked better than Neurontin.

If you have been prescribed Neurontin, bought and/or used the medication for a use other than one which is FDA-approved, and suffered any of the above side effects, please please fill out the form below.
 

Neurontin In the News

May-01-05: Neurontin is an epilepsy drug that is being prescribed off label for treating pain because it is not a use approved by the Food and Drug Administration. There are thousands of families across the U.S. who claim Pfizer is responsible for their loved ones committing or attempting suicide. [SAN FRANSISCO CHRONICLE]
 

File Your Neurontin complaint

If you or a loved one has attempted suicide, or a loved one has committed suicide while taking Neurontin or has suffered other Neurontin side effects, please send your complaint to a Neurontin lawyer for a free case evaluation, by clicking the link below.
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I've taken this drug as well as Lyrica. If one only knows the real outake of taking these. It's simply to you've taken the drug,but the real outcome is when nothing else matters to you,but in reality, you realize yu have a lot to live for. It's a consistency of repetitive intake,when your afraid but nothing else helps & your looking for relief but its still not there so yu try to cut back,but your mind body, & soul is calling for this drug. You depend on your doctor for suggestions,when you have to take them upon their offer b/c nothing else is working for yu.it makes yu feel like a ginney pig ????????????

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I was put on gabapentin 8 mo this ago for neuropathy pain .At night it got bad enough
that I wanted relief.long story short , I was originally on 100 mg 1x day ,2 100mg nite. Worked pretty well for 1 month & 1/2.I was
Upped to 300mg 3×day.
I'm 64yrs old , female which puts me at risk with this med , for extreme burning all over body.
Well, 4& 1/2 months after starting , Iwas burning and thought I wasn't going to make it.
Went on patient forums and found alot of info including others that experienced the same.
Asked Dr. For pills to substitute for caps and
titrated down .I'm now after 3 months at 400mg..a day and I have just had an EGD scope
which found chronic gastritis .Very pain full and all I do is drink loads of water.legs / arms crawling skin ,pins and needles drowsy ,loss of balance and feel as if I'm on the bow of a ship.
Still burning and stomach is as well.
Phizer did market it as snake oil .It is, only it's dangerous gives people so many problems .
Comming off it is an even bigger nightmare.
This poison should never have been on the market.

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I've been on this for a few yrs now. My last dr. Appointment I asked why was I taking this? For neuropathy. Told them not working now they upped it. I had a brain aneurysm they found by accident. thyroid problems balance issues kidney and liver issues. List goes on and on. I would like to speak with someone as soon as possible.

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dorthy is my mom she has had memory loss, very bad migraines, me and my sister went to the doctor with my mom the doctor said he would taper her off them, find out month later he is still filling her bottles,so her memory has got so bad my dad took her to another doctor they said she has amnesia so now we don't know if it that or gabapentin were not sure what to do bob sparks

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I am 39 years old and have been taking Gabapentin for about 10 years now. I am currently fighting for my SSI Due to having disk degeneration in my L1-S5 (sever on the left and moderate on my right). I am now at the stage now where I am starting to have memory loss, numbing, dizziness in my head, hard time breathing, but oxygen levels are fine. I have 20-15 in my vision, yet I have blurred vision. I fight daily with episodes of feeling depressed, getting mad at my family for no reason. I do not over prescribe myself and take prescriptions as told, but I know something isn't right with me. My speech I studder and everything. I am going for a Neurology consulting appointment next week,that I've been trying to fight and get, and have finally gotten. Now as I said I do currently have a attorney, but she is my attorney for my SSI case...and I would not want to jepordize my two year fight being so close to my hearing date.

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I was prescribed Gabapentin by a bone and joint specialist for shoulder pain from what seemed like a pulled muscle. 30 day supply. Summer of 2015. I stopped taking it after 3 weeks, when I started feeling like I had dementia. Confusion, fussy headed, loss of balance. Started having eye problems at same time. Often want to shut and don't want to open again. Reported the neurological symptoms to all of my doctors at the time, and that I contributed it to Gabapentin. All acted surprised and said it was a safe drug, and discounted my complaints. I was 65 at the time so maybe they just figured my symptoms were all from old age. Eye Dr just contributed eye problems to Chronic Dry eye. Have used all types of eye drops with no relief.

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I've been on and off of gabapention for years now. I am suffering from memory loss. It did nothing for my anxiety, it did nothing for my nerve pain or even regular pain. All the doctors want to do is prescribe this for pain. The last doctor i went to wanted to prescribe this for my back pain. I told them no.bc it affects my memory. This is the worse drug to be on.

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Pfizer knows very well the horrible side effects and the addictive qualities of gabapentin. I've had an Rx since Fall of '17, ALSO I've had kidney failure and dialysis in that time. Many, many trips to ER. Several days in the hospital.. One mistake led to another. Doctors? Walmart Farmacy?......now addicted to Rx of 8,400 mg daily. Dr. has me on a "plan" o drop 1000 a week.
This ain't no bull shirt story. I got full acknowledgment/documentation with a signed pharmacy printout. I wanna speak to a legal counselor. Anyone?

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I have lost track of how many years I have taken gabapentin! Many years I do know that, I was taken off this medication in December 2018 and put back on it about 4 months later, I did stop taking the medicine about two weeks ago!
I just feel Very confused about Soo many things in my life and something is always going through my mind and mostly unimportant things! Things that make NO SENSE AT ALL!!!

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I just started on Gabapentin 4 weeks ago and have felt off balance, short term memory loss and general a feeling of confusion. I will be seeing my Dr. on Monday and will ask him to get me off of this poison.

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I was prescibed gabapentin 4 years ago for pain from shoulder surgery that would never subside. I have been unable walk without a cane for over 3 months now. My neurologist has diagnosed me with peripheral nueropathy and extreme weakness in my leg muscles. He has not been able isolate the cause to a point where he has thown up his hands and referred me to another neurologist. I am now beginning to believe that this drug could be the cause. I would appresiat any help.

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I have many of the side effects each person has listed. I also have distorted thoughts where I use to be intelligent now I I'm lucky if I can remember a simple recipe. I am searching on this website for a more detailed list of side effects. If anyone can tell me how and where to find them I would appreciate that. I have been on Neurontin for about 7 years. Started taking it right after my double fusion in my back. I found it interesting that one person above mentioned tooth decay. I have been suffering from this recently along with liver damage. All due to the medications I have had to take since the auto accident in 2011. Multiple surgeries later I am more depressed than ever and now wonder if I ever had a chance to recover emotionally, considering the side effect of depression for Neurontin.

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I have been on Neurontin 300mg @ 1800mg per day got 18 yrs and am still on it as prescribed. I have extreme memory loss, short and long term, I have fluid on the left side of my brain and seems to be growing in size. I can not keep my legs still at night, very restless and painful. My feet hurt constantly and I lost all my teeth because of this medicine. I have been loosing some sight in my left eye and it’s very painful at times. 18 yrs is a LONG time on one medicine that the doctors WILL NOT take me off. Any help, ideas or suggestions would be beneficial to me. I am a poor, disabled, simple Person in chronic pain everyday. I am depressed and I feel suicidial at times from all this that’s happened to me thanks to a drug that was suppose to help me.

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I was prescribed for 5 years for pain and now i have had 5 seizures.

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My PCP prescribed Gabapentin for neuropathy in my feet and legs, which I had been suffering with for approximately ten years. The pain was becoming intolerable. She felt that the Gabapentin would help. After gradually increasing the dosage to 1800 mg a day I still had little relief.

After approximately eight months on the Gabapentin, I began having severe sensitivity in my upper teeth. Exrays done by my dentist to diagnose the sensitivity showed all my upper teeth were decaying from the inside out. My dentist asked if I was on any new medication and, when I told him I was on Gabapentin, he informed me that a side effect of this medication is tooth rotting! I have now had to have all my top teeth removed, implants and dentures. This has devastated me financially as I am retired and on very limited social security. I am not struggling to save my bottom teeth by going every three months for exrays. So far I've been lucky with this.

I truly wish SOMEONE had told me this was a possible side effect of Gabapentin. I NEVER would have taken that first pill.

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Was prescribed off label (for anxiety and chronic pain relief). Have way more problems now 6 yrs later. Not about to try and list them all. Left my email for contact purposes.

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So many drugs are TOXIC. See a Licensed Toxicologist if you can find one. I took Gabapentin 100mg daily for lumbar neuropathy and headaches for 2 days only because I had a migraine and lethargy caused by this bad drug. Next toxic drug is AVELOX(quinolone). Stay away from ALL QUINOLONES.(Levaquin,Avelox,Cipro) Causes life altering disorders!! Another TOXIC drug is Topamax,used for headaches,as well as anticonvulsant. I had a seizure after taking it for 3 days! There are many older drugs that are so much safer and effective,but docs want to prescribe newer drugs that are very costly and haven't been observed long enough for serious reactions! Shame on the FDA as well as the manufacturers!! They know ,but would rather get richer than provide consumers with safe effective meds and devices! I would sue the FDA if I could!! Good luck to all people suffering from the toxic effects of so many bad drugs!!!

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I have had many side affects from long term use of Gabapentin - some minor, some more serious, and some very serious!
In short; I could write a book on how much grief Gabapentin has caused me - so much unnecessary human pain and suffering - So much! I have been on Gabapentin for many years and I have many injuries because of it. I feel that, if ever there were a case against Gabapentin it is mine.
I would like to be contacted by the firm handling this lawsuit/or know ware to send my book-like letter.
Thank you in advance;
James (807) 285-xxxx
e-mail keeper_ofthelight@hotmail.com

James Chafe
710 Athens dr Thunder Bay Ontario
Canada P7B 6N3

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Was put on Gabapentin 2 1/2 years ago for AIDP (Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) and Acute Motor and Sensory Axonal Neuropathy. Six months after starting Gabapentin my doctor raised the dose to max dose of 1500 mg 3 times a day. the following month my legs and feet hurt so much so that I could no longer touch the floor with my feet without an extreme amount of pain. One month later I began having non-convulsive seizures with status epilepticus. Right before I fall into a non convulsive seizure, my face turns red, nose runs and the muscles contract so much so that I end up in a fetal position. This happens daily, multiple times a day. Over the course of the last two years I have suffered from double vision, swollen face, Mania and hyperactive thinking (I refer to this as spastic), forgetfulness, a viral infection breaking out every 3 to 4 weeks, muscle pain, fluid retention in the legs and feet, loss of memory, decreased lung function, altered sex drive, chronic trouble sleeping, nausea, jerky movements, difficulty with coordination and unusual eye movements.

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This drug has ruined my life. It has caused me pain, memory loss, and now my teeth are falling apart. It is a poison. God bless everyone who is sick because of this drug.

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Taking Gabapentin over 10 years and it tore my brain down forgetfulness memory loss confused a lot couldn't remember anything lost get in my car to go somewhere and can't find my way there can't find my way back home it was terrible it's terrible go to do something in the household can't remember what I supposed to do go somewhere to the store go to the doctor and can't remember why I went there it's just terrible it was a very terrible drug very terrible and more Taken 3 times a day at 300 mg didn't know anything about it but this is what the doctors gave me and told me that I had to take it and continue to take it over 10 years

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I was prescribed neurontin many years ago and used it daily for 10+ years. Over the past several years I have been having terrible memory issues and an inability to comprehend new material as I used to with ease.

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my pain managment doctor put me on gabapentin , i think i was on it for over a year , the doses started out low and they kept upping it and upping it , then when it wasnt working for my pain in the back and testicle and leg they took me off of it slowly ( within a week i think ) but when i got to the end of coming off of it i felt i had to have it , i needed it , i cant live without it and dieing was so much easier , i have never felt like that ever , so i keep on it but taking lower doses til 1/2 pill and 1/4 pill til i can stop and not feel like that . and now that im off of it i have ringing in my ears 24/7 , i suffer anxiety and depression now according to my nurioligst and i suffer dizzy and headaches til now they cant figure why i have that , and along with that i have memory loss , and fatigue even i sleep 10 or 12 hours or even just 6 or 8 i still wake up and feel tired and sleepy .toward the last few months ( maybe longer ) they had me on 600mg 3x a day .

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I 2007 I was diagnosed with S1 radiculopathy. At first I was prescribed a low dose gabapentin, then as the pain continued to get worse the dosage went up. I topped out at 300mg 3 pills 3 times a day. I began to experience lethargy, restlessness, weight gain, nausea and vomiting. It got to the point where I became depressed and thought about suicide. When I told my doctor that I didn't want to take it anymore as it wasn't helping and the side effects were getting worse, she told me there was nothing else she could prescribe me. I gradually stepped myself down and was off the meds by 2011. But now, I experience infrequent hand tremors, memory fog, and low muscle tone in my right foot.

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It depresses me

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2 1/2 months ago my doctor prescribed me gabapentin for menopausal hot flashes. Jan 9, 2019 I blacked out in my kitchen, my dad had to call 911, I fractured a rib on my left side and there was no explanation for why I blacked out. In the past 2 weeks I've had extreme pressure across my chest, NOT rib pain. No not anxiety or panic attacks. It's very different than those! I've also started to get kidney pain. I've passed many stones over the years but nothing in the past year. Not sure if any of this has anything to do with the gabapentin. I just know that I don't feel like myself and always feel woozy, foggy. Doc appointment TOMORROW!

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I have been taking gabapentin for over a year now. When I first began taking this medication I had thoughts of hanging myself then realizes it must be the gabapentin. My doctor adjusted the dosage and the suisidal thoughts stopped. Later I began having vision problems and now have a floater in my eye which I believe is caused by the gabapentin. I am on 200mg 2 ×daily.

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I was prescribed this medication for pain on a cyst and within a month I was having severe leg cramps to the point I couldnt even stand. The pain I am having now is so bad I cant function. I wish I had never taken it

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My wife died after being on this for just a month— she was also on hydrocodone for a couple days— I stopped that as she started acting odd

With in two weeks she died

I am convinced it killed her organ transplant and then in 1 1/2 days she was dead. ????????

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This pill has really caused so much anxiety and pain....I have memory loss whicjh concerns me dearly and when i talk to my Dr she states that im not taking enough which i take 600mg in the am and pm also that brain fog is normal also i have chronic pain and fatigue all the time. My anxiety is on 10 and my body aches and is stiff all the time

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I have been taking Gabapentin since 2007 for Neuropathy, Depression, and pain through out my left side of my body. Right hand started swelling to the point they even tried injections. Around 2017-18 they stopped the Gabapentin and put me on Progabalin. They had me taken as much as 3900-4900 mgs per day.

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I've been on gabapentin for 4year and have a hard time getting around cause my feet feel like their tingling all the time and I can't stand long,so I have to lean against something if I'm in the store and my hands be tingling all the time.

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I have been taking gabapentin since 2002. I have been suffering from the symptoms described for many years, when I asked my many doctors who prescribed it for my seizures and nerve damage I suffered during a surgeries. I suffer memory loss and some uncontrolled jumping of my hands and more than that. I spoke to doctors about changing it. I was told it was the only medication that could help me. It's done more harm than good.

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I have been on this medication for years and just this last year came off of it. My memory is horrible and I have been experiencing bad eye site and stomach problems for the duration of the time I used this medication.

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I was taking gabapentin for a couple of years for neuropathy the side effects have really disable me. Not knowing why I started having severe chronic muscle pain and. body stiffness, memory loss depression and anxiety dizziness, angery, short temper water retention.

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I just spent 3 weeks in jail and am now on 5 years probation for assualt. I have been having horrible mood swings and anger problems for years because of pain meds and gabapentin. After reading the side effects of gabapentin and realizing the connection between it and my legal problems and my failing marriage i quit taking it. Maybe if i had known all this before i went to jail, it wouldn't have happened.

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I was prescribed Gabapentin for anti psychotic purposes and haven't been able to stop crying, I'm having terrible panic attacks and I've had fits of uncontrollable rage where I break things and scream at everyone around me.

At my WORST before I ever even went on medication many years ago...over a decade ago, I was never this bad.

Does this qualify for an attorney?

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I have dizziness weakness I don't want to walk feel like something up under my feet I feel like a bunch of dead skin staggering like I'm drunk feel like don't have any foot set times and they swole around my ankle toes I don't know this medicine cause and then or not but I take that Gabapentin

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Was on gabapentin for diabetic nerve pain in around may 2015. Coma by June 2015, she is still not fully recovered. Went into hospital put on life support September. Went home October in diapers and a wheel chair. She was 26 with 2 small kids, now she is 29 her kids gone and she has to fight to get out of bed every day. This medicine took away here life. We have most of her medical records from the coma.

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Greetings,
I have been on Gabapentin for approximate 5 years. I have experienced suicidal thoughts, depression, drowsiness, fatigue, memory loss, unsteadiness, mania.incoordination.

I take Gabapentin 600mg 3 times a day

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I just fill my complaint but I didn't see no submit I started having serzure and syodome elespity never had them before me and my daughter have them t can get my medical records I move to Lebanon TN and I move back to Louisiana I started here takeing them and when I left here went to Tennessee the doctor there was still giving to me I stop tai them the doctor told not to stop until I had one in the doctor office.

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I too thought this wasn't habit forming..boy was I wrong...

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I've taken neuroton for several years even tried Lyrica. I had to come off Lyrica and go back to neuroton due to Lyrica side effects. I've developed twitching frequently, anger issues, even got mad and slit my wrists. My memory and attention span is horrible. I hold 3 college degrees and can't even think clear enough to keep my thoughts together. I was given these to curve opiates. The withdrawals from Lyrica were worse than opiates. The withdrawals from neuroton are awful also. What can I do, is their treatment to help. Will the drug companies pay for it

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I was prescribed gabapentin in early April for peripheral neuropathy. The side of effects have really changed my life. My interaction with friends and family is complete different. I have tried to get off it twice but every time I get off it my side effects really affect my movement and concentration.

I live in a shelter and I am having problems because of the side effects.

Is there any help I can get on this issue.

Thanks.

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I have suffered mania and severe depression and anxiety while on this medication.

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What they don't tell you, is that Neurontin (gabapentin) will cause your teeth to rot from the inside out! I never had problems with my teeth, as I did following being prescribed Neurontin! I had been prescribed this drug since around 2003, with intermittent breaks to try Lyrica, when that got approved. It never really helped the pain, but I continued to take it, as prescribed. Around 6 months after I started taking it, I had lost my first tooth, due to it rotting from the inside out. It was all downhill from there, and now at 35, I've been in a full denture for over 2 years now, because of this drug!

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I have been taken gabapentin 300 mg 3x a day since 2005 for fibromyalgia. I have suffer depression. anxiety, suicidal thoughts along with being tired all the time. I have visit my PCP for my depression sleepless nights.

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I had a stroke in 2010 or 2011, it affected my left side.
I was seeing a Neurologist at Grady in Atlanta GA. He issued me neurotic to help me stop from falling. I have been taking this medication 300mg 3 times a day and lately I have had all of the side effects listed and with no help for relief.

Please let me know if I have a case.

Thank you so very much
228-280xxxx

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I have been on gabapentin for 5 years. I have run out a couple times and had no bad side effects, no withdrawal symptoms.
I have not had any severe side effects from taking this medication. I take 2700mgs a day for severe peripheral neuropathy in my feet, legs, hands and arms. This medication helps me greatly. I'm afraid of what would happen if gabapentin is taken away from patients. There is no other medication available that helps with nerve pain other than lyrica and I can't take that. Even if I did have some side effects, i would still take gabapentin because the relief it gives my neuropathy pain is more important to me.
Chronic pain alone has caused many people to want to commit suicide.
Why aren't there more medications for neuropathy/nerve pains? Because the drug makers don't care because they think it's not a life threatening problem. But it it a life threatening problem if people can't handle the pain they're in and kill themselves for relief.
Anyway, that's my experience with gabapentin.

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I've been taking this medication for a year and a half and its been down hill since

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My late husband took gabapentin and was depressed in pain and always nauseated! Please let me know if I could do something about this!

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Neurontin has destroyed my life. I am in bed every day. I went from an active person doing work every day to a person who can't get out of bed. Neurontin has destroyed my life. I told the nurse practioner this. But, she ignored me.

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I was prescribed gabapentin for my fibromyalgia and have been taking it for 5 years now. I told my GP that I didn't want to take anything addicting and he assured me this was a better alternative medicine than taking opioids. That I wouldn't become addicted and I realized about a couple years ago that it wasn't true. I am not sure he lied to me or if he was misinformed as well. But I feel lied to and roped in. I haven't abused it but I am in fear of the withdraws if I stop taking it. I have now learned it is now a controlled substance and has to be monitored. I went to pick up my prescription the other day and found out I was denied because my doctor needs to see me to monitor. I am completely out now and suffering. By the time i get into this appointment i feel I might be over the hardest part of the withdraws. I dont even want to be on this crap. I'd like to free myself from this situation. I feel completely lost by this mess. A mess I never willingly wanted to take apart in. I feel violated.

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I was Prescribed This & Lyrica at some point & Other Meds ONLY FOR: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Migraines & “Brain Zaps/Seizures” for 3-4 years ...HEAVY...and 2 years ago, August 2016 I stopped all meds except occasional Ibuprofen for pain because I IMMEDIATELY could tell my body was rejecting the meds (and those alike). Not long after I stopped, on October 31st, 2016 I Had What is Called a TIA (MINISTROKE) as I was sitting at the table working/writing. Theres a society of us sufferers who are barely picking up one foot at a time to walk Thru the Embarrassment, Severe Depression, WeightLoss & Gains, Mental Anguish & Brain Fogs, Memory Loss, Speech Impairments etc.

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I almost died secondary to being prescribed gabapentin. I was prescribed this medication secondary to complaining of back pain secondary to dialysis. I had a severe fall which resulted in a four day hospital stay in which I experienced hallucinations. I would like a lawyer to review my case. My phone number is 440 533-xxxx

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I have been taking Neurontin since 2013 for seizures and my teeth began to deteriorate. I have spent thousands of dollars on teeth repair. I am going today after another tooth cracked and broke to my physician to see about a different medication. Every time by the time the dentist would get my complete set of teeth done another crack or cavity would show up. This should be against the law.

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My daughter took her life in March, 2018. She had been prescribed Gabapenton/ Neurotin by her doctor in early February in addition to other depression meds she was taking. He was also treating her for infection in her lung with antibiotic. As she began to increase the dosage as advised she changed. I was amazed at the memory loss, anger, inability to communicate her thoughts and she became extremely paranoid. She gave no indication of her intent to take her life, just left home, found a place and did it. I will never believe anything other than Gabapenton damaged her ability to process her thoughts clearly.. Believe it to be a very dangerous drug !

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I am very active person I am Bi-polar, have hereditary migraines, bone spurs in my neck, degenerative disc disease with spinal stenosis in my lower back and non epileptic seizures induced by anxiety and stress. I'm currently on 25 mg of Topamax twice a day for migraines and Gabapentin 300 mg 3 times a day and Ibuprofen 800 mg every 8 hrs for the rest, my hostility has increased according to my family and myself, my anger flares fast and is hard to control, I'm having more Bi-polar hi's that are causing serious crashes when I hit my Bi-polar low which increases my pain. My daily pain level has increased since starting the Gabapentin, my concentration is suffering, my joint pain seems to have more flare ups, I'm unsteady on my feet. I tend to have a lot of nausea when standing. I have days were I get confused about simple things or task, I am on 48 years old but I feel like I'm 80 most days.

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I was prescribed gabapentin two and a half years ago for joint pain. I was told it was a safe alternative to other pain meds and there were few side effects. I started having terrible hot flashes to the point that I could not function. The dose was increased up to 3200 mg a day, because I was told it helps hot flashes. The hot flashes got worse. Then I started having panic attacks, which increased in intensity. I was prescribed additional medications to deal with the hot flashes and panic attacks. I had to drop out of school, give up my hobbies, and I stopped going out. I was in a certificate program that has to be completed within 5 years. My time has now run out, so I have lost everything I worked for. My behavior became crazier and I ran up a huge amount of debt in a very short time by shopping online. I started hoarding clothing, and anything else that I thought I might need. I couldn't remember things, and I frequently became confused. My blood sugar skyrocketed and I was told that I was a diabetic and had to take diabetic medications. My teeth kept breaking, and I had to have 3 fillings, 2 extractions, a root canal, 5 crowns and a bridge within a few months. I later found out that the blood sugar and dental problems are known side effects of gabapentin. I have lost most of my friends, because of this medication. One time I drove somewhere and I couldn't remember how to get home. My muscles became weak, and I injured my toe trying to get out of the shower, because I could not lift my leg. My heart was pounding all the time, and I have Congestive Heart Failure, so I was terrified that I was going to die. My sister had been taking gabapentin and she passed away in her sleep. I became more terrified and I knew I had to get off of it. I suffered two and a half months of the most horrible withdrawal. I was shaking, hot flashes, chills, leg cramps, restless legs, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and weakness. The stress of the withdrawal made my left hip joints flare, so I am now in a lot of pain and it is difficult to walk. I took this drug for 2 and a half years, and the worse part of it all is that it never helped me with my joint pain.

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I am on gabapentin for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia . I take 300mg at bedtime and 200mg in the morning.

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I have suffered temporary paralysis, and after MRI they found a small aneurysm. Anyone else have these side effects??

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My Dr. Prescribed me gabapentin right after I tried to commit suicide. I was on this for awhile and took myself off the drug. I was taking 400mg. To this day I suffer from memory loss and have trouble concentrating. Is this a reason to file claim?

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I went to my doctor crying that something is not rite witg my memory. Everyone around me treated me as if i was crazy. I slit my wrist Christmas eve 2017, excited to be put out of my misery. I was on gabapentin sonce 2006 I was prescribed to take 3 300 mgs 3 times a day. 2,700 mgs a day im 5'7 and weigh 130 pounds. His treatment after attempted suicide was lamotrigine. My daughter happened to work for a someone who was in the medical field then moved on to natural healings and remedies. I had no idea i could die over withdrawal from gabapentin! I also had no idea that my daughter and her boss was calling my doctor continuously at both his practices in alaska and California. I had 7 refills left, i picked up my refills every week. I get there and they were pulled with put notice or future appointments made. Its been a very very hard 8 weeks since my last gabapentin. I suffer terrible cramping throughout my body. My stomach gives me problems with everything i eat. Insomnia and itching drives me insane at times. I like to think the worst is over yet there is no difference yet from week 1 to now

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I need a neurontin attorney to contact me ASAP

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I was prescribed this medication for chronic pain !!!!

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My daughter died in Jan 2018, I did not know she was taking Gabapentin. The tox screen stated the cause of death was Toxin Gabapentin. I need to know if I can get on the class action.

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I suffer from memory loss, my thoughts are interrupted, and Have trouble concentrating during a casual conversation. My anger was multiplied by 10 fold,and I suffer raging events for no reason. I have anger issues, Anxieties I cannot explain. I was prescribed Neurontin at 600mg..up to 4 times daily,for anger, and stress.

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i i was perscribed gabapentin because of my nuerapathy. I have had suicide thoughts and very angry

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im having numbness and pain in my rt arm due to damage in my neck. was prescribed gabapentin. 1 300mg per night for 3 days. then twice a day for 3 days, building up to 3 times per day for a total of 900 mgs daily, never made it. after 6 days i passed out at work and was hospitalized. the last 2 weeks i thought i was losin my mind. confused, suicidal thoughts, severe depression i only took it a week. my bp is out of control. far as im concerned this is a very dangerous drug i will not take it again

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Suffering from the side effects from gabapentin. Suicidal thoughts, memory loss, paranoid, blurred vision and more. Trying to find attorney in my area for consultation

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My son was switched from his regular prescription (haladol) to gabapentin for his already bipolar with schizophrenia affect. I took him to hospital several times indicating his suicidal thoughts and actions he was involuntarily held at one point because of my insistence that something was wrong and different against my will he was released a week later my son was killed that very day by a car. I had contacted an attorney who told me he couldn't take the case due to looking at the video and although not a clear one it might look intensional and since he was just released from hospital that maybe I should look into a different type of attorney. I received a letter from the superior court dated 11/9/17 that the court dat for involuntary commitment will be held on 11/15/17 I received the letter 11/11/17 my son died 11/10/17.

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I have been on gabapentin for 5 years. I have attempted suicide. I am depressed I get numbness and tingling. My balance is bad off and on and I have a poor memory. I am on it for fibromyalgia. I don't think it's helping anymore. I'm staying on it because I'm afraid of the withdrawals. What can I do?

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I have been taking gabapentin about 5 years. I have migraine's, restless leg syndrome, Chronis pain in my back. I take 3 a day, and now I get dizzy spells, sometimes I can see, drowsiness, cant sleep well, and now I have depression.

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I have heart failure now and a heart attach from it leg pain swelling weight gain and throat problems for fibromyalgia and bank pain it was prescribed I can never work again I'm 50 years old started 4 years ago

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I have been on gabapentin for about 8 years. I take 900mg 3xs a day for neuropathy. I have. Memory problems, hands trimmer off and on, insomnia, balance issues, depression, dizzy at times, fatigue, and more. Is there still a lawsuit against gabapentin still?

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I have been taking tgis for about 4 years, started at 1200mg a day, now I take 1600. Started for Bi polar and continued for restless leg. Sometimes ut works for rhat, sometimes it makes it worse. I have meducal documentation of several of the most severe reactions and I am currently still taking it. Will I have withdrawals? What should I do?

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I've been on Neurontin for 2 yrs now due to severe sciatica. I have suffered so much memory loss, even simple things and alot of memories. It's upsetting and frustrating. I also have been sad. My balance is completely off. I constantly wake up all night long so I don't get a normal nights sleep. I'd like to get involved in a lawsuit.

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Ive been taking gabapentin since 2015 and still taking it. Its really messes with my memory and im more depressed than i ever been. My doctor prescribes it to me and i did try to tell him what it does to me. I take it because im type 2 diabetic and have really bad nerves pain in my feets now in my legs. And i start experience some chest burning and i never experienced that before. I realized that drug is for people experiencing epilepsy. And i dont have that. I really do need help.

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I was injured at work and put on Neurontin 600 milligrams, 3 times a day. I would black out sometimes and be driving and not remember getting on the car. I would sometimes get a hazy feeling and just pass out. I finally stopped taking it and was really sick for about a month. I still have times where I feel like I just black out and not remember things I did.

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I've been taking neuronton for over three years. Attempted suicide ended up in hospital and thankfully lived. I have slowly been loosing my memory. Long term and short term. Thought I seriously had altzeimers I have three children and can't remember ANYTHING about birth, childhood, growing up. Can't remember last month, last week, yesterday. I take 1,800 mg a day for my neuroliglcal autoimmune disease for pain well the pain has never went away and is worse than ever. I tell everyone I used to be smart but now I'm dumb. Seriously can't hardly do even a simple task a math problem, read directions, follow directions. I was not only dealt this disease but now have taken this medicane that has taken my memories away from me seriously is this fair.

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I was in a HMMWV accident in July 2016. Long story short, the steel trap door that the soldier stands in on the roof of the vehicle is where I was standing. We hit a slight dip in the road, going 35 at about a 30% downgrade on the Hill. The door of that “trap door” is about 250lbs+, and it came down and smashed me in the head. I braved myself with my right hand so I wouldnt fall (**very important) The accident made me two inches shorter. Fast forward, I was treated for “breaking my hand” for 4 months, and I kept telling ALL the doctors I was hit in the head. Was prescribed gaubapentin for my hand... never checked for my head or spine... went to 3600mg a day within that 4 month period, and all the symptoms I had only made my life 100x worse. During physical therapy I could not stand straight, and the PT administrator ordered a c-spine x-ray. Turns out my entire spine has been compressed. I was prescribed the gaubapentin just for pain relief... and now almost two years later my stomach just is not the same. Because of how horrific an experience I had, I refuse any treatment that involves a possible adverse effect; I get injections every two weeks now. And they only have addressed my c-spine. As a Sergeant in the greatest Army in the world, the memory loss makes it incredibly difficult to do my job sometimes, but thank you to modern technology I have retrained and acclimated myself. Thanks to the accident, I have lost 96% of use of my right hand from my fingertips to my elbow, and I am still going strong. My question is, will the side effects that I experienced on the medication ever go away? It’s been almost two years!

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Need to know how I can be involved in the lawsuit.

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I would like to know why r those doctors prescribing this medication to earth knowing that it is bad for us I have been on this medication for about four or five years and I have experienced depression I have experienced stomach I have experience bipolarness weakness Forgiveness I didn’t know this medicine or the calls of all of this I’m going through I need to know where can I get healed from.... forgiveness I didn’t know this medicine or the calls of all this I’m going through I need to know where can I get help from How do I file a class a lawsuit against the makers of this drug

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I have memory loss and it did not start until I had been on Gabapentin. I was on the medication between one and two years. I wish I could remember things again.

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My wife has been on Neurontin for maybe 15 years, maybe more. She has had 2 failed back surgeries due to a slip & fall on ice. The Neurontin Rx is for 2 300mg pills every 6 hours. She has so many symptoms which are identical to the problems the people in this forum state that there's no point in listing them.
Until I read the little editor's note in Consumer's Report of January, 2018 about this drug, I had no knowledge of this problem.
Tomorrow I'm sending the fraud article and all these comments to her primary physician. I have no doubt he knows nothing about this issue.
I have been reducing her dosage and it is now down to 2 300 mg capsules daily.
I don't know if there will be a negative result to ending the use of this "medicine", or if there will ever be an improvement in her condition, but I have to try.
The worst thing is she says she tells me things which she doesn't and then gets furious when I tell her she didn't say what she believes she said. To avoid her over the top reaction, I just make up an excuse like I didn't hear her or something. It's getting worse over time.
Count us in for the lawsuit if it ever happens.

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I was given Gabentin for severe pain and tightness in torso Later diagnosed with neuropathy feet, legs and torso. unsteady dizzy and brain fog forgetfulness. lost job. any suggestions

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I am prescribed Gabapentin for diabetic neuropathy and restless leg syndrome . If I had known what this drug does I would never had taken it . I still deal with neuropathy symptoms but on top of that I suffer memory loss , anxiety and depression . The addictiveness and effects when I get close to missing a dose are also relentless. I get feverish and very nervous and anxious and co not concentrate on anything .

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My son's dad committed suicide Dec 21, 2016...shot himself. It is my opinion this was caused by a "side effect", directly related to the medication,gabapentin!

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I was prescribed nuerontin/gabapentin 7 yrs ago for anxiety. Which also causes anxiety. At the time it was only approved for seizures& brain injuries.I had neither& physically my health was 100% prior to medication outside of anxiety due to PTSD. 6 months into taking medication I realized the painful side effects I'd been experiencing in my hands&feet were due to medication. I have permanent nerve damage in my hands& feet and have been properly diagnosed 7yrs ltr finally. It took 7 yrs for Drs to listen to me& get me to the right Drs fornthe right test which finally proved what I'd been trying to tell them the whole time before I was sent to a nuerologist& had proper test to proove severe nerve damage Peripheral Nueropathy in both hands and feet. This medication gave me permanent nerve damage that it is ironically used to relieve the pain symptoms of. I had no nerve damage or pain or nueropathy& edema prior to using.medication. It has destroyed my life as I went from a.selfsufficient hard working woman to a disabled person unable to work or function normally due to constant pain(when your nerves stop working right the brain sends pain to the parts of your body being used hand or feet to let your body know those parts of your body are active. So when you stand pain goes to the damaged nerves in your feet or use your hands to the damaged nerves in your hands to keep your body functioning). There are days I am unable to get out of bed and have only myself my one small 600.00 a month disability check and foodstamps that I now have to rely on to survive. was not on welfare prior to this. What are my rights.

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My primary diagnosed pain through-out my right arm as RSI. She prescribed 400mg 3x/day and referred me to a physician specializing in musculoskeletal health.

The second doctor would/could not confirm RSI yet was certain of fibromyalgia symptoms. She agreed with my primary's dose. Once the pain has diminished, from taking the Neurontin, she would then be able determine additional diagnoses.

So ... 2 different diagnoses ... Neurontin prescribed for both, neither of which has FDA approval.

Bottom-bottom line .... I AM STILL IN PAIN. The pain has not "diminished." I feel drunk. Everything I touch, I spill. I have a very addictive personality and was assured (twice) that this drug would not be a problem. FALSE I'm watching myself mouth off, which is not who I've been for many years. My memory .... finding words to speak in sentences is extremely difficult, not to mention embarrassing.

And now it's very clear that getting off of the RX is going to be a bitch. Just shaking my head.

So that's my rant.

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I have been taking Gabapentin for the past three years and I've noticed an increase in my day-to-day memory loss short-term memory. I've also lost past memory. I was not made aware that this could be a problem I'm very concerned. I'm currently still taking Gabapentin I need to wait till my next doctor visit to find out if I can gradually go off to Surf I can stop all together without any side effects.

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My son has taken Neurontin for many years for seizures. He used to have a very good memory but has really deteriorated over the past few years. He is only 28 years old and this worries us both. He isn't able to work due to his seizures and blackouts. Wish someone could help us with this situation.

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I thought I was alone in thinking that Neurontin has caused my memory loss. I only took it for a couple of weeks about a year ago and I quit when I started having periods of not knowing where I was or what I was doing. I STILL suffer from memory problems and it is driving me crazy!

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I have had Fibromyalgia for 20 yrs. The last 4 yrs. have been the worst. I can barely walk and the muscle spasms make me scream in pain. In July of @016 I began seeing a new GP. He talked me into trying Gabapentin even though I was against it after gaining 75 lbs. from Lyrica. He had me take 3 100mg capsules at night. I immediately began to swell and my moods were horrible. He took me off of it and wrote on my chart that I have Gabapentin intolerance. In May of 2017, after a yr. on a wait list I saw a new Rheumatologist. He came into the room, didn't look at or speak to me. He went straight to his computer, he did come over and pressed 2 fingers on my shoulders, he never saw me walk nor did he ask any questions. He handed me a prescription for 3600 mgs. of gabapentin a day with 11 refills. I asked if he'd checked my records and informed him of my intolerance, he said I'd be fine. When I got home I called my insurance company and the hospital he works for. When I saw my GP I was in tears from the pain,he suggested I try it again but not 3600 mgs. When I went to get my prescription the Dr. had changed it to 2700 mgs. From the moment I started taking it I felt awful. I was swollen, gaining weight, extremely depressed and not myself. I suffer from chronic migraines and vertigo as well. On or about August 6th my migraine and vertigo were killing me, I saw my GP and he prescribed something for nausea. From the 6th until the 15th of August I kept getting worse, couldn't eat, sleep and I was very paranoid. I had been vomiting non stop so I couldn't get any medicine down. I couldn't think clearly, I wrote notes saying I did not want to be resuscitated . I didn't take anything or try to kill myself but I couldn't go on with the agony. 911 was called and I was taken to the hospital, I don't remember much but I guess I was having crazy hallucinations. Nobody had ever informed me that Gabapentin is not approved as a treatment for Fibro and if you've been on it and miss even a dose you can go into withdrawal, the same as a heroin addict detoxing. I stayed at that hospital for 2 days then was transferred to a Psychiatric Hospital. When I came around and started to remember bits and pieces I knew it was the Gabapentin that caused this. I stayed in that horrible place for 7 days, that's 9 days total. As soon as I got home I started researching Gabapentin, what I experienced has happened many times. It's no better than rat poison. I was on it less than 3 months but it feels like years. My life is changed forever, I feel truly traumatized by this incident. It will follow me around for the rest of my life. I would like to see what I can do. Do I have a case? If so, against who? The Dr. and or Pfizer? I won't let this go. I have been treated like the scum of the earth for years, made to feel like a drug addict although I don't take any meds and I've never once begged a Dr. for any. I'm fighting back but I need help. Thank you

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I had an accident in 2012 where I broke both ankles.
I was on Gabapentin for pain relief.
The doctors never told me of the crippling memory loss, inability to function how I used to in a job. I am about to lose my second job since my accident due to this drug destroying my mind.
How do we get the law suit going?

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I have just gotten out of the hospital 9-3-2017. Was no longer able to walk. I have been on the poison since 3-28-2012. They had me on 4000mg a day. The side affects have almost destroyed my life and my marriage . Any legal help out there, would be appreciated...

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I was prescibed gabapentin for back pain. I took approximately 10 pills and experienced dizziness. I stopped the medication within a day I was deaf in my right ear. I have been to 2 ent doctors. Had injuectio s in my ear and I am still deaf. I would like to be included in this lawsuit.

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Karen... I want to be included in a class-action lawsuit against the makers on Neurontin but don't know how to get a hold of you. I was prescribed the drug from 1996-2016 at doses passed 5000 mg, which is even higher than allowed in a PDR but the neurologist approved it. I have had severe trouble with memory and have trouble thinking of what words to use. I am only 49 and was starting to question if I had dementia or something similar. I also have trouble focusing on anything. It's very hard for me to get through a project of any kind. I use to be quick, witty, with a great memory. Not anymore. I would appreciate any help getting a lawsuit started. I can also be reached by email at tfrechea720 at gmail.com. Thank you and I am sorry to the rest of you that are going through similar issues.

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I was given neurontin for rsd early 2000's. After one dose I wandered around my house looking for my cat. I then went outside to look and felt compelled to go stand in the street. My husband found me headed for the busy county road we lived on and brought me back inside. I told him I wanted to stand in the street, I need to stand in the street. He showed me the cat asleep on the bed where it had been all morning, where I looked several times and then he watched me for the rest of the day. I was calm and showed no outward sign of anything wrong.
This drug is terrifying, even after one dose. It is now a first treatment at veterinarians for animal pain. Stay Away form it!
A decade before another doctor gave me tegratol for nerve pain. Again I took one dose. I had a compulsion to go and kill the doctor. I was stopped from leaving the house, I was dead set on killing my doctor even though it was Saturday night and I did not know where he lived. Again I was perfectly calm and had I not verbalized my intentions both times who knows what would have happened- both times only one dose.

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Constant muscle spasms, memory loss sleep walking, unsteady walking,dizziness, tingling on right side,suicidal thoughts speech pronunciation unusual behavior

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Ive experience some bad side effects from neurotin?

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I have been taking Nuerotin for 4 years. And now Im confused, unstrady gate, memory loss, severe depression
I told my dr how I was really getting depressed and did not know why. Until now. However her response was "pray about it." Seriously....I did not know what to say. This Nuerotin is killing me with depression. Im currently trying to wean off but can already feel the damage
Trouble forming the words I want to use. Depressed
..depressed. What can I do.

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I am just finding this information and I'm shocked to see that it's not just me. I am 43, i have bn taking this drug for 6 yrs or more and I have become housebound and only go out once a week for church. my hair is falling out in addition to the new phobias. it's wrecked me and I need help filing a suit. my brother is an atty but he doesn't specialize in class actions suits. thank u so very much!

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Loss of memory dizzy

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I was given neurontin for neuropathy pain in both legs. After about 1 1/2-2 yrs I started having balance trouble, I couldn't THINK, I was making choices as if I was a 13 year old. You know ,making the wrong choice, knowing it, and doing it anyway. I suddenly started getting severe anxiety and panic attacks. I would go to brush my teeth and couldn't find the toothpaste that was front and center on the counter next to the faucet. I was after my doctor for answers, got none. After months of misery I started reading all the side effects of all my medication s. As soon as I read all of neuronton I had my answers. I started weaning off of it slowly. After 4 months I was off it and feeling much better , more leg pain, but better. It's been a few years now and I still struggle with memory problems, short term memory loss, and it's VERY difficult to learn new things. I'm 56 and worry a great deal on how this could affect my senior years.

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I almost died March 28 1017 from a accidental overdose from neutrontin/ gabapentin I spent 2 days on life support in icu hooked up to a ventilator because i was taking 10 breaths per minute my body was shutting down I kept blacking out falling down I couldn't talk or walk I couldn't function at all by the time my fiance got me to the hospital I had only 10 minutes left to live I was put into a medically induced coma to save my life I have no memory of those 2 days my icu discharge papers said accidental overdose from anti epileptic drug it took me over an hour to convince 6 doctors that I wasn't suicidal and trying to kill myself

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I have been taking neurontin for yrs now. I have been depressed and I use to have a very good memory but not anymore and now I know why.

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Karen what is your contact info to join? Also what do i need to do on my part to join the class action suit?

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I was prescribed gabapentin/neurontin in 2011 for neuropathic pain in my right arm. In 2013 it was discovered that I have thoracic outlet syndrome due to extra cervical ribs. Had surgery. Had ulnar nerve release. Had carpal tunnel surgery. All the while my dosage was increased to 3600mg/day. I would have major mood swings: full blown temper and throwing things to turning into crying hysterically. Felt like I was watching myself from above. Told all docs about this, and was told that it was 'the safest drug out there.' Was hospitalized in Aug, 2016 after a 'rage' episode. Wasn't until a good friend of mine said she had gone through similar experience. I was having multiple psychotic episodes a week. Weaned myself off in 5 days. Won't touch it again. and, it really didn't relieve the pain that much.....

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Anyone who has suffered bad side effects from Gabapentin/neurontin and would like to join a class Action suit, contact me

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It has caused severe memory loss. I cannot believe there are no warnings.

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Is there a current lawsuit to join? I was given Neurontin a couple years ago for nerve pain in my right leg due to herniated discs in the l4 and l5. Had 2 surgery to relieve pressure off the nerve but I need a fusion to fix it. I suffer memory loss, simple things I forget. I've walked into stores to shop and forget what I went in for. There is a list of things, including spelling easy words. I have no motivation anymore, I use to workout daily. Id rather sit and do nothing. Is there anything to reverse these effects? I have stopped taking this medication but am still having issues.

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I was prescribed neurontin for years after my wreck in 2012. Since then, over time I noticed memory loss, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, confusion, depression. Was even prescribed cymbalta for the depression. Was told neurontin was for nerve and chronic pain and inflammation. And that cymbalta was for depression and also helps with nerve pain. I just recemtly stopped neurontin in Nov.2016. I seen commercial on tv about these meds and am concerned.

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I experienced personality change during the 30 days I took it, November 2017. Ate continuously gaining 30 lbs but worst side effect is I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO MEMORIES from that ENTIRE time I was on the drug. It was prescribed for pain management.

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I have been on Gabapentin Going on 3 years.I had back surgery L5S1.Had dropfoot.Dr prescribed Gabapentin for neuropathy and restless legs.On 2100 total daily.I've been sent to p/c for 72 hours,in process of losing my job.
Combative,anger,vision loss,confusion .I'm getting psych help as I don't care anymore. Thoughts are worse everyday.Where do I go now? Tried going off of it. Too brutal

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My husband is taking Gabapentin for chronic pain for about a year or more...
He has the following problems since taking Gabapentin..
memory loss, hostility, unsteadiness, depression, abnormal thinking, incoordination, dizziness, drowsiness, water retention, nausea and/or vomiting, ataxia (inability to control muscles), and super fatigue...
Plus he still has most of the chronic pain that he started out with and his doctor just says "keep taking the Gabapentin... Right now he takes 1800mg per day and the doctor wants him to increase that dose which my husband has not done because it hasn't really helped up to this point..

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My elderly mother lives alone other than a gentleman paid to spend nights at her house in case of an emergency. After a hip surgery, the rehab doctor prescribed Gabapentin for restless leg syndrome and for more than a year now she has been terribly depressed, hopeless, and suicidal. She has cancer as well and her oncologist will not prescribe an antidepressant because of her age. Is there anything you can do to help her?

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I have a family member that went from saving every penny earned to having a severe gambling problem while on Neutrontin. After doing research I have found that even with all the studies done proving this is a serious side affect, there is no legal responsibility to the company. This drug has caused severe hardship and I'm looking for any advice...I have already spoken to two lawyers who have told us that it's too much of a risk for them.

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I took 300 mg 3x per day for neuropathy and I have been unsteady uncoordinated major depression short term memory loss and extremely irritable for no reason at all. Is there still a lawsuit. This medicine has ruined my life.

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I also have disc problems among alit of other issues my pain dr put me on this medication it seems I now forget a lot of stuff in my home life and at work . It also seems I have new pain issues and gets worse I tell my dr but they don't seem to listen what can we do to make them see the meds are bad we do not need use them ?

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I need Help! Please

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Need some paper work on this drug lawsuit

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I was prescribed Gabapentin approximately 2/3 years ago. I was supposed to take 3 100 mg capsules at bedtime. They made me have a stomach ache and not be able to sleep. I asked if I could cut the dose , I then tried 2 capsules and finally down to 1.. This week I am not taking it at all. I have had memory loss in so much as I forget common words and places and names. I had none of this before the drug. It was prescribed for pain, and I was told it would help me sleep.....It did neither.

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I want to know is there's a lawsuit still going on for Gabapentin? Because I have search a memory loss,that my husband stay upset with me. Also I have complaint too the doctors about the memory loss all they said keep taking it. I need help can anyone help me before I lose all of my memory or go into dem

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After reading a feature article in the August 2016 issue of Consumer Reports "Is There A Cure For High Drug Prices?" page 53. I learned on page 60 at the end of the article that the funding for the preparation was provided in part by two grants, one of which is Prescriber Education Grant Program, which is funded by the multistate settlement of consumer-fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin (gabapentin).

I have been on 1200 mg per day for a few years of Gabapentin. I have been concerned about my short term memory loss, unsteadiness, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy and restless leg syndrome.

Thanks to the information mentioned above, I now have valid reasons for the side effects caused by Gabapentin.

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I am on 2700mg of Gabapentin daily. I suffer extreme memory loss.

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I have a very rare brain/spinal cord disease (Neuro Myelitis Optica)
For the last 10 years at 4500 mg my brain is having HUGE cognitive
Memory issues, even though my MRI is stable, I have had 3 brain attacks, where I lost memory (how to play the flute, edit podcasts etc)
I just found out that Gabapentin is so successful, because it prevents brain synapses from forming. Brain Synapses are the very thing you need to fight a rare brain disease by making NEW connections and if you can't make new connections your brain dies. They promoted this drug off label for chronic pain. It works, but at what cost?!

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I have herniated discs. I also have all the pain and numbness that go with it. I took Gabapentin for 9 months and forgot what I was driving and what it was called that I was doing. I have whole events that I do not remember.

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I was on this drug for severe pain management for approximately 2 years. I did not realise how bad he side effects can be. I suffer not only from memory loss/lapses I also suffer from a rare condition known as "false memory syndrome" (Not alien abduction or "recessive memories" after therapy - which is pretty much all there is when you Google it LOL).
These problems got worse on Gabapentin & I am still suffering with these issues. I can't work mainly due to pain, but with the mental issues this has drug has aggravated work would be impossible.
Now any new meds I'm put on I not only read the enclosed leaflets, but go on line & do research too.

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I suffered from severe depression, which is still ongoing, and I had to go see a counselor. I also could not hold up my head well, and used to fall asleep during conversation, meals, or driving. I had memory lapses, and still have a lot of problems with my memory. One time I blacked out and five hours had gone by and I thought it had only been about an hour. I often went in and out of conscious state.

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After being ramped up to 2400mg of Neurontin daily I became fixated on death and dying. I also became worried that I was about to "snap" and do something terrible. It was constantly on my mind, I couldn't NOT think about death. I took myself down to 800mg a day and the thoughts went away within 24 hours. But now my pain levels are back to pre-Neurontin days, which is very hard to take.

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