Neurontin Lawsuit Results in $142M in Damages Against Pfizer

A federal jury in Boston has found that Pfizer violated U.S. racketeering laws by illegally promoting off-label uses of its epilepsy drug Neurontin, and the drug maker may be forced to pay more than $142 million in damages in the case.

The Neurontin lawsuit, brought by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, charged Pfizer with illegal promotion of Neurontin for migraines, bipolar disorder and other conditions. The plaintiffs alleged that they were forced to overpay $90 million for the medication, which did not perform as advertised.

The U.S. District Court jury in Boston deliberated for two days after a month-long trial, and awarded the plaintiffs $47.36 million in damages. However, since the charges include claims that Pfizer violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the jury award is automatically tripled, meaning that if the ruling stands Pfizer would have to pay $142.1 million in total.

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The case is just one of about 1,200 lawsuits over Neurontin that Pfizer is facing. Most of the lawsuits have been brought by individual plaintiffs who say that Neurontin side effects increase the risk of suicide. In 2008, the FDA required Neurontin and similar epilepsy drugs to begin carrying label warnings alerting users to the risk of suicidal thoughts.

While doctors are free to prescribe drugs for uses not approved by the FDA, manufacturers are prohibited from marketing the drugs for such uses that they have not established are safe and effective. In 2004, Parke-Davis, a division of Warner-Lambert that was acquired by Pfizer, paid $430 million to the U.S. Justice Department over claims that they were illegally promoting Neurontin for off-label uses, including control of mood swings. Last fall, Pfizer paid the Justice Department $2.3 billion to settle a number of off-label marketing claims which included its marketing of Neurontin.

Neurontin (gabapentin) is an epilepsy medication approved by the FDA in 1983, which generated $387 million in sales for Pfizer in 2008.

The first Neurontin lawsuit to go to trial, which involved a claim brought by the family of Susan Bolger, who committed suicide in 2004 after taking the drug, was dropped last summer before a verdict was ever returned.

All federal lawsuits involving Neurontin have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris, and the next Neurontin lawsuit trial is scheduled to begin next week in the same court.

55 Comments

  • ElaineSeptember 12, 2023 at 12:52 am

    I was given neurotic when I was dx. with MS. I have difficulty remembering especially short term. I am familiar with brain fog also. I take 300 x3 daily. I have been on pills apx. 13 years. Can I join lawsuit? I am 63 year old.

  • TravisSeptember 7, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    I was prescribed Gabapenton to help with xanax withdrawal and to help appetite. It made my hunger increase to the point I get headaches as soon as I get hungry and the hunger is a howling empty feeling that's intolerable. This quickly turns into a migraine. From the time I took my first one it hasn't stopped. Dr's have no clue. I do

  • DonaldMay 2, 2023 at 8:54 am

    After sustaining a work related injury in 2018, gabapentin was prescribed to me as a pain reliever. I am in my mid 30s and almost instantly started behaving like an 80 year old. Unable to do simple math. Fumbling and stumbling through tasks.. Each day is like waking up to fight through a fog. I complain to my Dr. Every visit and blame the gabapentin for my depression and cognitive issues. I was so[Show More]After sustaining a work related injury in 2018, gabapentin was prescribed to me as a pain reliever. I am in my mid 30s and almost instantly started behaving like an 80 year old. Unable to do simple math. Fumbling and stumbling through tasks.. Each day is like waking up to fight through a fog. I complain to my Dr. Every visit and blame the gabapentin for my depression and cognitive issues. I was so injured in the accident that my recovery has been labeled as"maximum medical improvement". Which means I can not get any better than I am. Drs can only medicate me as I wait for death to claim my broken body. So my Dr. Feels the pain relief I get from gabapentin out weighs the side effects? Today is may 1st 2023 and am still on gabapentin. My personal long term side effects include the inability to process and execute all the steps involved for daily living. Example. Brushing my teeth. I will walk upstairs an hour after brushing my teeth to find the water running in the sink! Looking around for whomever left this water running. I amAngry and confused at whom would leave the water running!? Well, it was me! I just walked away with the water running full blast because my mind said I turned it off. I have no recollection of this? I'm ready to fight you because why would I leave the water running like that!? My most recent episode? I came out of a store and couldn't find my car keys. Went back into the store. Retraced all my steps and finally called AAA to have the vehicle towed. Standing by my car awaiting the tow truck; I realized the vehicle was running? I had never turned off the vehicle or removed the keys before exiting the vehicle!!!? But my mind said I did! Because why would anyone do that?! I feel like I'm crazy. Ready to fight and blame whomever is doing these things to me! Just to realize it is me committing these acts! I am so tortured and just want it to end. Even if dieing is the answer. Gabapentin ruined my life and I don't know how to get away from it or regain my sanity!

  • LauraSeptember 9, 2022 at 6:30 am

    I have been taking gabapentin for nearly 12 years I have a lot of nerve issues and memory loss

  • FeliciaAugust 15, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    I take the medication called gabapentin 300 mg there’s a class action lawsuit against this medication it has some very disturbing side effects but I think it have infected me one of the side effects is depression I’m being treated another side effect is anxiety and being treated another side effect is breathing issues I’ve been constantly hospitalized for that another side effect is suicidal and a[Show More]I take the medication called gabapentin 300 mg there’s a class action lawsuit against this medication it has some very disturbing side effects but I think it have infected me one of the side effects is depression I’m being treated another side effect is anxiety and being treated another side effect is breathing issues I’ve been constantly hospitalized for that another side effect is suicidal and also has been hospitalized for suicidal

  • MelanieJuly 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    I was prescribed the drug back in 2012 and it was prescribed for my epilepsy. I don’t remember how long I was on it. I had gone to work one day and I my arms and hands felt kinda heavy and numb. I was dizzy and nauseous and just felt like I was gonna pass out. My boss rushed me to the ER and my fiancée met me there and they took me off it right away. They called it an allergic reaction. Now I’m [Show More]I was prescribed the drug back in 2012 and it was prescribed for my epilepsy. I don’t remember how long I was on it. I had gone to work one day and I my arms and hands felt kinda heavy and numb. I was dizzy and nauseous and just felt like I was gonna pass out. My boss rushed me to the ER and my fiancée met me there and they took me off it right away. They called it an allergic reaction. Now I’m not so sure.

  • RobertMarch 21, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Been on 900 mgs Neurontin for pain for at least 10 yrs. Just recently discovered what it's doing to me!! Hands tingling, all my muscles twitch all the time, mood swings, I've turned into a Mean son of a gun, and have had thoughts of suicide. Memory loss, speech bothered, severe depression!! I am coming off of this mind altering drug!! Help. I want IN on any law suits pls!!

  • KristinDecember 19, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    My sons and I are all disabled. My youngest son and I have seizures and neuropathy so they started us on neurontin saying it would help the pain and be a bonus for our seizures to the seizure medication we were already on. My son has had multiple attempts ideations of suicide. I have had severe depression. My oldest son has been prescribed neurontin to help him sleep and has had severe depression [Show More]My sons and I are all disabled. My youngest son and I have seizures and neuropathy so they started us on neurontin saying it would help the pain and be a bonus for our seizures to the seizure medication we were already on. My son has had multiple attempts ideations of suicide. I have had severe depression. My oldest son has been prescribed neurontin to help him sleep and has had severe depression and suicide attempts and ideation. My sister was prescribed nuerontin also for sleep from severe ptsd and haf suicide ideation as well as overdose. I am just now learning of this lawsuit. If there is a class action we would like to be a part of it. Thank you.

  • DanaOctober 28, 2021 at 1:21 am

    My sister began this medication after a doc diagnosed her with ptsd anxiety and a Banine tumor supposedly no proof ever to see He gave her Neurontin hydrocodone Klonopin atenolol and so much more Over the years she began abusing all of these and more as well as harder drugs leading to her first trip to the mental hospital because her brain is melting and this medication is definitely the one [Show More]My sister began this medication after a doc diagnosed her with ptsd anxiety and a Banine tumor supposedly no proof ever to see He gave her Neurontin hydrocodone Klonopin atenolol and so much more Over the years she began abusing all of these and more as well as harder drugs leading to her first trip to the mental hospital because her brain is melting and this medication is definitely the one effecting her the most because her memory and her brain and her whole soul it would even. Seem has literally gotten so bad she is. Not able to find a way out She is not actually still able to understand or remember anything enough about the truth to even try to get her some serious help Not to mention the original meds given were all interactions with both alll the other meds tumors and anxiety etc… one time I knew she was very sick because she got her scrips and the next day she still hadn’t taken the pain meds at she would pass out counting them obsessively to deceive others she was taking all 90 of all 3 pain kolonopin and Neurontin In less than 3 days every time But this time she still couldn’t even count them she kept passing out and the pills were everywhere so if she woke up she thought someone really was stealing them so she left in a ambulance I have know for over 10 years she was slowly leaving me mentally she is so gone she will never know how badly or see that these medications and this doc who falsified her case to treat w narcotics meds She missed counseling for Years but wasn’t punished She is now so addicted to the tortured manipulation of the permanent depressions constant delusional state of mind that her brain 🧠 only knows her suffering and keeps her living in al her past traumas prison every moment every day she feels nothing but pain mental anxiety fears lies nightmares voices limitless disorders that are in full control over her she just can’t get better some days she believes she is gonna do better she’s gonna make some progress and then forgets that god himself is her #1 and often doesn’t know who I’m talking about when I am able to talk to her she truly believes from the disassociation and delusions that people around her are lying about who they are it’s so bad she’s every day solving the case behind all of us lying to her about who we are Elvis is her daddy and others are really famous people it’s so sad what do I do???

  • JeanetteAugust 18, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I was prescribed Gabapentin about 8 years ago (I think) got trigeminal neuralgia and took it for a few years before I noticed that my hair was falling out. I immediately stopped the drug but not before I had scarring alopecia and several bald areas on my head. Last year I had gamma knife surgery which left me with total numbness on left side of my face but it’s better than the pain.

  • DanielAugust 17, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    I had severe depression from gabbapentin and hydrocodone.

  • LynneFebruary 4, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I have severe ankle and foot pain left side for 3years. Burning, tingling feelings when real bad goes up into my hip. Daily non stop pain. Went on gabapenten 300 mg 3x day. Initially helped with the pain and I was so happy. But within a month I was depressed, suicidal had leg twitching heart palpitations was so angry at anything and everything. I couldn't sleep. I had brain fog and memory issues. [Show More]I have severe ankle and foot pain left side for 3years. Burning, tingling feelings when real bad goes up into my hip. Daily non stop pain. Went on gabapenten 300 mg 3x day. Initially helped with the pain and I was so happy. But within a month I was depressed, suicidal had leg twitching heart palpitations was so angry at anything and everything. I couldn't sleep. I had brain fog and memory issues. I stopped the meds and five days later I am still in bed with extreme fatigue and legs are constantly twitching nerve pain is worse and my chest is tight. Totally in withdraw but I'm going to get through it. This drug is so dangerous I want to be part of a class action suit to stop it from being given for anything but seizures

  • SteveMay 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I was on Gabapentin in 2013 and into 2015. I lost three teeth and another cracked before I figured out the connection. I stopped taking it and the issues with my teeth also stopped. If anyone hears of a class action on this Gabapentin issue, please email me....thx, Steve

  • billApril 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Palm Beach Gardens - I am really bad off. Attempted Suicide twice. Like they say .. three times and you are out. I now know how to do it right. We ar collecting Emails of people who have had serious side effects from taking Gabapentin. We have over 200 names right now and are crafting a well financed Class Action "Damages" Lawsuit. We are specifically looking for Vets. We lose 20 guys every day d[Show More]Palm Beach Gardens - I am really bad off. Attempted Suicide twice. Like they say .. three times and you are out. I now know how to do it right. We ar collecting Emails of people who have had serious side effects from taking Gabapentin. We have over 200 names right now and are crafting a well financed Class Action "Damages" Lawsuit. We are specifically looking for Vets. We lose 20 guys every day due to Suicide. I am working with Decedent Affairs at the VA. We estimate 3-400 Vets have lost teeth due to Gabapentin this year. As we build the body of Plaintiffs we are attracting a lot of Lawyers who are very willing to take this case on. Look, even though I will not be here the Case will go on and the number of people joining the case will still be growing. Right now my job is to get the VA to stop prescribing Gabapentin to all our Vets Nationwide. Just get your name, email and list of side effects to us before the rest of my teeth fall out. That is not a "Joke", ....... Bill

  • MargaretJanuary 11, 2017 at 1:35 am

    My immune system shut down in 2005, diagnosed with systemic vasculitis, henoch purpura arthritis, and crescentic glumerolone phritis, gabapentin was one of the medications I had to take on a daily basis for several years. I was not in a functional state, had to have caregivers for my children, and was very depressed most times. My memory at this time is still very poor that is why I kept all of my[Show More]My immune system shut down in 2005, diagnosed with systemic vasculitis, henoch purpura arthritis, and crescentic glumerolone phritis, gabapentin was one of the medications I had to take on a daily basis for several years. I was not in a functional state, had to have caregivers for my children, and was very depressed most times. My memory at this time is still very poor that is why I kept all of my medical records. I was not recommended to go off of medications by specialists and go but I had no choice or I would not be here now.

  • PEGGYAugust 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I took Neurontin and it was very strong, I could not function it made me have severe headaches and nervousness problem which I still have to this day. It was prescribed for me for fibromyalgia. I have had fibromyalgia for over 25 years. That lets you know how long I have been suffering from the side affects of this medicine. It also makes you gain weight, and that leads to blood pressure being ra[Show More]I took Neurontin and it was very strong, I could not function it made me have severe headaches and nervousness problem which I still have to this day. It was prescribed for me for fibromyalgia. I have had fibromyalgia for over 25 years. That lets you know how long I have been suffering from the side affects of this medicine. It also makes you gain weight, and that leads to blood pressure being raised and diabetes.

  • MarilynJune 18, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I have been taking neurontin by three different doctors, in Boca Raton. I am having dizziness, and forgetfulness, and pain with walking problems and my memory has been affected.

  • DawnAugust 29, 2015 at 3:00 am

    I was prescribed neurontin then later prescribed the topamax for the headaches I am getting off of them slowly now. I have a constant headache and the dr.wont listen and has since prescribed me some other drug for the headaches on top of what I already take plus I also take Norco 10 and I am so depressed I cry all day long husband calls and comes home and checks on me all day. this week I should b[Show More]I was prescribed neurontin then later prescribed the topamax for the headaches I am getting off of them slowly now. I have a constant headache and the dr.wont listen and has since prescribed me some other drug for the headaches on top of what I already take plus I also take Norco 10 and I am so depressed I cry all day long husband calls and comes home and checks on me all day. this week I should be off the Gabs. And I will start getting off the Topamax. I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome.

  • Dmitriy Y.August 3, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I was prescribed Neurontin and Risperdal together for left sided head pressure and psychiatric reasons. On my 3rd week of taking these, and suffering zombie-like side effects, I started having strong suicidal ideation and began reading up suicide methods. Then a few months later I attempted suicide and am now permanently injured but lucky to be alive and not paralyzed. I suffered rhabdomiolysis fr[Show More]I was prescribed Neurontin and Risperdal together for left sided head pressure and psychiatric reasons. On my 3rd week of taking these, and suffering zombie-like side effects, I started having strong suicidal ideation and began reading up suicide methods. Then a few months later I attempted suicide and am now permanently injured but lucky to be alive and not paralyzed. I suffered rhabdomiolysis from large Benzo OD w/ alcohol.

  • xavierFebruary 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    My daughter went in to the hospital for surgery to have a catheter placed in her stomach for home dialysis; prior to surgery she was given Gabapentin and released a few hours after surgery. I called her the next day and could hear that her speech was very slurred and that she was having problems communicating so I rushed over to find she had multiple problems, we called the phone number that she [Show More]My daughter went in to the hospital for surgery to have a catheter placed in her stomach for home dialysis; prior to surgery she was given Gabapentin and released a few hours after surgery. I called her the next day and could hear that her speech was very slurred and that she was having problems communicating so I rushed over to find she had multiple problems, we called the phone number that she was given when released from the hospital and instructed to bring her back. Once in the hospital we informed then she had surgery the prior day and were instructed to bring her in, we sat in the emergency room hall way close to 3-hours waiting for a room to open up. After she was placed in a room within an hour she was having complications breathing and we were asked to coach her to breathe a few minutes later they ask to paralyze her to put a breathing machine on her and give her an MRI. To cut the story short they did, they performed a Cat-scan and the MRI, no stroke, no hemorrhaging she was at the ICU a day and a half before they thought they knew the problem. The Gabapentin was causing her to have these problems numbness on her right side, blurred vision, slurred speech to mention a few. My warning to anyone who's on dialysis make sure no one uses gabapentin for treatment of anything as your body cannot cleanse that medication and it could be a death situation if home along.

  • jessica eDecember 2, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I am so glad that I read this. In 2005 after a work related injury, which turned into a workers comp case; I was prescribed Neurontin (for my head and back injuries) from 2005- 2007 I believe. In 2009 and 2010 as well as 2011 I was hospitalized in a psychiatric facility. The first was an OD suicide attempt (was transferred after stomach pumped), the second another suicide attempt, (as well as thir[Show More]I am so glad that I read this. In 2005 after a work related injury, which turned into a workers comp case; I was prescribed Neurontin (for my head and back injuries) from 2005- 2007 I believe. In 2009 and 2010 as well as 2011 I was hospitalized in a psychiatric facility. The first was an OD suicide attempt (was transferred after stomach pumped), the second another suicide attempt, (as well as third as well) I was told I was bipolar at almost 30 and at about 30 years old schizophrenic. Before this I was ok.

  • Barbara (Ellen) for publishing . It's my middle name.November 23, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I have been taking 1800mg Neurontin daily in 3 divided dosed along with lorazipam 2mg 2-3 x/day for sever anxiety and agoraphobia. A Psychiatrist I had seen a few times put me on it because I had developed severe shaking of my hands a few months after I had started seeing her. I also felt a tighting at the base of my skull and if I sat perfectly still,I noticed my head was shaking a bit also.[Show More]I have been taking 1800mg Neurontin daily in 3 divided dosed along with lorazipam 2mg 2-3 x/day for sever anxiety and agoraphobia. A Psychiatrist I had seen a few times put me on it because I had developed severe shaking of my hands a few months after I had started seeing her. I also felt a tighting at the base of my skull and if I sat perfectly still,I noticed my head was shaking a bit also. I thought that had something to do with a botched up ACD&F I had done in 1988. I told the Psychiatrist about my head tremor and she said your head could shake from anxiety. Soon my hands were shaking profoundly and I began to shake in my R leg and my facial muscles were shaking and twitching . I went to the emergancy room and the doctor said it wasn't anxiety but Essential tremor. He recomended I see a Neuroligist. The Neurologist put me on Primidone and Propranolol for the Essential tremor but did not take me off the Neurontin. Both of those Dr. have left the practice. I also suffer from chronic pain in several areas and read Neurontin was good for pain,so I just staid on oi when the new Psychiatrist started. Then My pain became worse and I questioned the Psychirist why I was on Neurontin. He didn't know,but said I seemed to be doing well so he didn't want to change it. My pain Dr. Never asked me about it but she did change my pain med from Hydrocodone to Oxicodone. I felt fine for a few weeks and now am in severe pain dispite all the things I am taking that are supposed to help pain. My main concern is that my memory is getting very bad. Not just forgetting words, but forgetting appointments after writing them down. Getting my days mixed up and ordering things from the internet and not remembering ordering them or even knowing what some of them were for when I received them. I have been able to return some of the items,but this frightens me. Can Neurontin worsen pain or drastically impair ones memory? Or could it be the combination of all/ I have decided to try to get off the Neurontin,but my 2nd Psychiratrist left and I am waiting for a new one to arrive. Please help if you can. I feel I've gotten myself in an awful mess. Thanks and God Bless You.

  • SonyaOctober 9, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Back in 02 I was prescribed Neurontin for what was thought to be tendinitis at the time. Not long after I started taking the drug I became very suicidal and was admitted to a psyche ward for evaluation. Held for several days without my medications and released. My physician kept me on the drug for several months after numerous misdiagnosis's (including nerve damage - and even depression!) before [Show More]Back in 02 I was prescribed Neurontin for what was thought to be tendinitis at the time. Not long after I started taking the drug I became very suicidal and was admitted to a psyche ward for evaluation. Held for several days without my medications and released. My physician kept me on the drug for several months after numerous misdiagnosis's (including nerve damage - and even depression!) before determining I in fact had tennis elbow (it only took them 9 months to give me the correct diagnosis); the neurontin did nothing to help my pain. Now 12 years later I find out that it may have left me with long term side effects?

  • ashleyAugust 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Nuerontin was prescribed to me for fibromyalgia and chiari pain it nadebme s3verely depresssed all I did was cry for days and lay in bed depressed and I am a typically happy person w a great lifem I dcd the meds and my dr actually has in my notes tjat it d8d that to me and no longer to prescribe to mem nuerontin is evil!!!!

  • cindyJuly 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Ive been on neurontin/gabapentin for about 10 years, i was originally given it by a phsyciatrist originally for bipolar, but then i was told i would have to get it from p.c dr.ive changed drs a few times because i moved n needed a dr in my area,,i started on 100 mgs 3times a day.but im now on 1200 mgs 3times a day,,oer these past 4-5 years since increase (im now realizing)neurontin has caused me [Show More]Ive been on neurontin/gabapentin for about 10 years, i was originally given it by a phsyciatrist originally for bipolar, but then i was told i would have to get it from p.c dr.ive changed drs a few times because i moved n needed a dr in my area,,i started on 100 mgs 3times a day.but im now on 1200 mgs 3times a day,,oer these past 4-5 years since increase (im now realizing)neurontin has caused me great harm,over past few years i have these itchy sores all over arns legs ,zome on head n neck,also over these past 5 or yrs or so i have also suffered ahat felt like a heart attack and was actually given nitroglycerin one,i have just been diagnosed with bradycardia. Everything is making sence .now,the only common denominator is gabapentin,i have no energy ar all ,im only 53 years old and im a mess.if u r a lawydr,i hope u czn contact me for more facts,also i can not nust stop taking this medicine because of the strain it puts on me.profuse sweating ...alot of sympto,

  • RitaJuly 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Took gabapentin 100mg 3x/day for some years from rheumatologist. Later had an increase in dose but don't remember how much it increased. Then neurologist increased it -said dose was too low to be effective for me- to 600 mg 3x a day. I have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and post herpetic neuritis and I know how well the gabapentin works about 7-8 hours after I miss the afternoon dose. Then I am in [Show More]Took gabapentin 100mg 3x/day for some years from rheumatologist. Later had an increase in dose but don't remember how much it increased. Then neurologist increased it -said dose was too low to be effective for me- to 600 mg 3x a day. I have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and post herpetic neuritis and I know how well the gabapentin works about 7-8 hours after I miss the afternoon dose. Then I am in agony. My side effects are some weight gain, transient hand and ankle swelling. There are other possible reasons for my side effects i.e. I eat well.

  • ErikJune 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    The VA had me on gabapenton as a pain medication. It first made all my joints slightly swell, and some pain did go away. They kept me on a high dosage for 2 years. My immediate side effect was all emotions went away. When I finally decided to detox off of the drug, my hair had started falling out. This started after being on the drug for 1 and a half years. I now have life long alopecia areata. De[Show More]The VA had me on gabapenton as a pain medication. It first made all my joints slightly swell, and some pain did go away. They kept me on a high dosage for 2 years. My immediate side effect was all emotions went away. When I finally decided to detox off of the drug, my hair had started falling out. This started after being on the drug for 1 and a half years. I now have life long alopecia areata. Detoxing of this drug was the worst pain of my life. I sat in a cold bathtub for two days with thoughts of suicide going through my head constantly. I read on a website that during their trials, 22% of the men contracted the hair loss for life. I don't recommend this drug for anyone.

  • ErikJune 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    The VA had me on gabapenton as a pain medication. It first made all my joints slightly swell, and some pain did go away. They kept me on a high dosage for 2 years. My immediate side effect was all emotions went away. When I finally decided to detox off of the drug, my hair had started falling out. This started after being on the drug for 1 and a half years. I now have life long alopecia areata. De[Show More]The VA had me on gabapenton as a pain medication. It first made all my joints slightly swell, and some pain did go away. They kept me on a high dosage for 2 years. My immediate side effect was all emotions went away. When I finally decided to detox off of the drug, my hair had started falling out. This started after being on the drug for 1 and a half years. I now have life long alopecia areata. Detoxing of this drug was the worst pain of my life. I sat in a cold bathtub for two days with thoughts of suicide going through my head constantly. I read on a website that during their trials, 22% of the men contracted the hair loss for life. I don't recommend this drug for anyone.

  • KatMay 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    WHY DO PEOPLE POST IN ALL CAPS???? DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO BE HEARD??????? AAAAAAARRRRHHHHHGGG!!!!!!!

  • ChristieOctober 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Was prescribed gralise in March 2012 I immediately started having panic attacks and bad depression. I told my doctor on the next visit in May and he said it was not the gralise. He offered me Xanax. I declined then approached him again in July to get off. He then told me it was too strong for me and told me to taper off over a week. I have been tapering off for a year. Going down 10% at a time[Show More]Was prescribed gralise in March 2012 I immediately started having panic attacks and bad depression. I told my doctor on the next visit in May and he said it was not the gralise. He offered me Xanax. I declined then approached him again in July to get off. He then told me it was too strong for me and told me to taper off over a week. I have been tapering off for a year. Going down 10% at a time. This medicine is horrible and the doctors don't know enough about it.

  • RuthJuly 13, 2013 at 12:47 am

    1/03/2008- I had a neurological exam for lumbar nerve pain,which extended down my legs. Except for a slight hand tremor, which was considered normal for a 59 year old woman, the exam was normal -no dyskinesia or other abnormal movements. Prescribed Neurontin 300 capsule on 3/26/08. 1st pill made hands a little shakier. It subsided by am. Wish I hadn\'t decided to take just one more pill. 1st bad [Show More]1/03/2008- I had a neurological exam for lumbar nerve pain,which extended down my legs. Except for a slight hand tremor, which was considered normal for a 59 year old woman, the exam was normal -no dyskinesia or other abnormal movements. Prescribed Neurontin 300 capsule on 3/26/08. 1st pill made hands a little shakier. It subsided by am. Wish I hadn\'t decided to take just one more pill. 1st bad reaction, left hand felt like it was burning, and rapid hand shaking lasted several min.. 2nd - I saw a bright light, lasted about a min.. I yelled, \" This drug is ruining me!\" Other uncontrollable movements began - intermittent arm flailing- uncontrollable leg movements, shoulder shrugging. Later, I lost control of facial movements. Dr. contacted, they said it would wear off, but it didn\'t. Within 2 months, my right hand became stiff-thumb first.#dystonia# The hand Neurologist said my thumb was clonus and he couldn\'t fix it, and didn\'t want to amputate my hand.. I felt suicidal, but couldn\'t try it. I found on Drugs dot com under gabapentin that other people have complained about myoclonus #many movements#. as well as ataxia, loss of balance. I think their 300mg recommended dosage is too high. As we age, we become more sensitive to drugs.

  • HelenApril 27, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I have had chronic almost daily migraines, back pain, and restless leg syndrome for 25 years. I had many mris, tests, and tried many pills and therapies. I was prescribed neurontin 3 100mg each day, and it's ia miracle pill for me. It has completely stopped my migraines and other pain, and I have no side effects. My other meds were eliminated. I absolutely LOVE this pill. It has given my life back[Show More]I have had chronic almost daily migraines, back pain, and restless leg syndrome for 25 years. I had many mris, tests, and tried many pills and therapies. I was prescribed neurontin 3 100mg each day, and it's ia miracle pill for me. It has completely stopped my migraines and other pain, and I have no side effects. My other meds were eliminated. I absolutely LOVE this pill. It has given my life back to me. I thank god every day for this pill. After being in chronic daily pain for 25 years, to have no pain is a miracle for me.

  • BarbraApril 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I took Neurontin in 1999 and I was committed to a psyche hospital for attempted suicide in New Jersey.

  • LishaApril 12, 2013 at 2:58 am

    need a lawyer that's would like to have my case. I live in Alabama.

  • stonaMarch 11, 2013 at 2:15 am

    i have been taking neurontin for 8 years for bypoler disorder and also for nerve pain it seems to work ok i still have some mood swings and deppresion it has allso caused me to lose a long relation ship because it causes sexual side affects and i still have the mood swings and deppreson that he could not handle it has been hard on me but i dont know if neurontin is my problem becaise i take a lot[Show More]i have been taking neurontin for 8 years for bypoler disorder and also for nerve pain it seems to work ok i still have some mood swings and deppresion it has allso caused me to lose a long relation ship because it causes sexual side affects and i still have the mood swings and deppreson that he could not handle it has been hard on me but i dont know if neurontin is my problem becaise i take a lot of other medication

  • PatrickJuly 10, 2012 at 3:38 am

    WAS GIVEN THE MEDICATION TO BLOCK POST SURGICAL NERVE PAIN FROM A PARTIAL NURECTOMY OF THE SURAL NERVE IN THE RIGHT LEG. 2 and 1/2 days later i was admitted to the hospital with life threatening allergic reactions, resulting in immdiate admitted for 5 or so days as my reaction usually was accompanied by breathing problems. I developed skin lesions or " Target patches through out the entire body.[Show More]WAS GIVEN THE MEDICATION TO BLOCK POST SURGICAL NERVE PAIN FROM A PARTIAL NURECTOMY OF THE SURAL NERVE IN THE RIGHT LEG. 2 and 1/2 days later i was admitted to the hospital with life threatening allergic reactions, resulting in immdiate admitted for 5 or so days as my reaction usually was accompanied by breathing problems. I developed skin lesions or " Target patches through out the entire body. All from a anti convulsant impropery prescribed ?? My incident occured in 2000 can i still recover from the this situation?

  • JacquelineMay 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    When I was in high school i became severly depressed. I was prescribed neurontin for anxiety and depression. Very soon after starting this medication I tried to commit suicide by taking the rest of my meds, about 20 pills, and took about 10+ tylenol. I was rushed to the e.r. After admitting my actions to my parents. I still have boughts of depression but havent tried to commit suicide since. I am [Show More]When I was in high school i became severly depressed. I was prescribed neurontin for anxiety and depression. Very soon after starting this medication I tried to commit suicide by taking the rest of my meds, about 20 pills, and took about 10+ tylenol. I was rushed to the e.r. After admitting my actions to my parents. I still have boughts of depression but havent tried to commit suicide since. I am certain it was the medication.

  • jeffFebruary 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    My wife had been perscribed neurontin for (I want to say 5 years) she had convultions and was bed ridden for that time,we were told (after a perscription bill of $800 a month out of pocket,that all she could receive would be reimbursment of cost for med and it would cost that much in legal. basically it would take years and basically no recoveru pfizer has more $ and they win,its too hard to fight[Show More]My wife had been perscribed neurontin for (I want to say 5 years) she had convultions and was bed ridden for that time,we were told (after a perscription bill of $800 a month out of pocket,that all she could receive would be reimbursment of cost for med and it would cost that much in legal. basically it would take years and basically no recoveru pfizer has more $ and they win,its too hard to fight big business even though my wife spent years in misery

  • BRADYJanuary 21, 2012 at 2:21 am

    I HAVE HAD DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS IN THE PAST. ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO I ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BY OVERDOSE, I TOOK ABOIT 40/ 60MG MORPHINE, HALF A BOTTLE OF ZANAX, HAND FULL OF SOMA & SLEEPING PILLS, MADE MY PEACE WITH GOD AND LAID DOWN, IN ABOUT 2 SECONDS THE PHONE WRANG, IT WAS A FRIEND THAT HAD BEEN OVER AND CALLING FOR FIVE DAYS. I LIVED. MUST BE A SPECIAL REASON IM HERE. I HAVE GREAT PAI[Show More]I HAVE HAD DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS IN THE PAST. ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO I ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BY OVERDOSE, I TOOK ABOIT 40/ 60MG MORPHINE, HALF A BOTTLE OF ZANAX, HAND FULL OF SOMA & SLEEPING PILLS, MADE MY PEACE WITH GOD AND LAID DOWN, IN ABOUT 2 SECONDS THE PHONE WRANG, IT WAS A FRIEND THAT HAD BEEN OVER AND CALLING FOR FIVE DAYS. I LIVED. MUST BE A SPECIAL REASON IM HERE. I HAVE GREAT PAIN, DISABELING PAIN. MY DR. PUT ME ON HIGH DOSES OF GABIPENTIN, BROKEN BACK AND BOTH BICEPTS TORE LOOSE AND CANNOT BE RECONECTED. I SLOWED AND STOPPED THE DRUG. MY DR. WAS OUT OF TOWN, WHEN HE GOT BACK HE WAS ANGRY I STOPPED IT AND PUT ME RIGHT BACK ON IT. I FEAR THIS DRUG AND ITS AFFECTS ON MY MENTAL CLARITY AND YET SEE NO GREAT PAIN REDUCTION FOR TAKING IT 5 TIMES A DAY. IT SEEMS I HAVE WENT BACKWARD IN MY HEALTH SINCE I STARTED THIS MED, I ALSO LOST ABOUT 12 POUNDS AND IM UNDERWEIGHT AS IT IS. IF SOMEONE COULD OFFER ADVICE ON MY SITUATION, CLEAR CONCISE INFO. TO TAKE ACTION I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. GOOD LUCK PIERS

  • TwilaJanuary 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I was diagnosed 10 years ago with cluster headaches. In that time I was put on many medications to find what would work and most the time the meds did not work. I was put on neurontin 300 mg with 300mg with each headache I had during the day. During that time I was having up to 20 headaches a day. My neurologist decided to up my dose a little at a time. I went from 300mg a day to 900mg a day not c[Show More]I was diagnosed 10 years ago with cluster headaches. In that time I was put on many medications to find what would work and most the time the meds did not work. I was put on neurontin 300 mg with 300mg with each headache I had during the day. During that time I was having up to 20 headaches a day. My neurologist decided to up my dose a little at a time. I went from 300mg a day to 900mg a day not counting the 300mg I was taking with each headache I had during the day. I was taking 3000mg or more a day of neurontin along with other medications. No one told me of the side effects. I did read the insert that comes with my medication from the pharmacy but when you have multiple medications working agsints each other it gets complicated. It didn't take long on this dose and I was getting fuzzy, lost, sad, depressed and one day I looked at myself in the mirror put my fist through it took a piece of the broken glass sat on my bathroom floor and cut my wrist wide open and I just sat there and laughed uncontrollably. The amount of neurontin in my system was unreal, it took some but I got better. Neurontin is a dangerous medication.

  • RICHARDOctober 26, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I HAVE SEVERE NECK PAINS FROM SPURS ON MY SPINE IN MY NECK. WAS SENT TO PAIN MANAGEMENT AFTER HAVING X-RAYS.MRI'S AND CT SCANS. MY FIRST VISIT TO PAIN MANAGEMENT WAS AUGUST 2011. THEY PRESCRIBED ME MORPHINE. THEY SCHEDULED ME TO COME BACK IN ONE MONTH, SEPTEMBER 2011. THE MORPHINE HAD NOT HELPED ME. THEY UPPED MY MORPHINE PRESCRIPTION TO 30 MG TWICE A DAY AND ADDED GABAPENTIN (NUERONTIN) 300 MG TH[Show More]I HAVE SEVERE NECK PAINS FROM SPURS ON MY SPINE IN MY NECK. WAS SENT TO PAIN MANAGEMENT AFTER HAVING X-RAYS.MRI'S AND CT SCANS. MY FIRST VISIT TO PAIN MANAGEMENT WAS AUGUST 2011. THEY PRESCRIBED ME MORPHINE. THEY SCHEDULED ME TO COME BACK IN ONE MONTH, SEPTEMBER 2011. THE MORPHINE HAD NOT HELPED ME. THEY UPPED MY MORPHINE PRESCRIPTION TO 30 MG TWICE A DAY AND ADDED GABAPENTIN (NUERONTIN) 300 MG THREE TIMES A DAY. SCHEDULED ME TO BE BACK IN A MONTH . OCTOBER 2011. I STILL HAD ANY RELIEF FROM THE PAIN. THEY TOOK ME OFF MORPHINE AND NEURONTIN AND PUT ME ON OXYCONTIN 15 MG 2 TIMES A DAY.ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 2011. I HAD MY PRESCRIPTION FILLED AT ABOUT 4;30 PM THURSDAY. I TOOK ONE OF THEM AND I STARTED FEELING A LITTLE STRANGE (NOT MYSELF). SEEMED EVERYTHING MADE ME ANGRY BUT NOT SEVERELY. I TRIED TO GO TO SLEEP THAT NIGHT AND IT FELT LIKE MY NERVES WERE TRYING TO JUMP OUT OF MY BODY. I COULDN'T KEEP MY LEGS STILL, FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO RUN. THE NERVES IN MY BACK SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE CRAWLING FROM BOTTOM OF BACK TO NECK. MY EYEBALLS FELT REAL TIGHT LIKE THEY WERE GOING TO POP. MY EYES ALSO FELT LIKE WHEN I TRIED TO CLOSE THEM THEY FELT LIKE THEY WERE JUST GOING TO KEEP ROLLING INTO THE BACK OF MY HEAD. KIND OF LIKE A SLOT MACHINE WHERE THE REELS JUST KEEP ROLLING. COULDN'T CLOSE MY EYES, SCARED TO. I FINALLY DOSED OFF TO SLEEP AFTER HOURS UPON HOURS. MY DAUGHTER HAD CHOIR COMPETITION FRIDAY SO I FELT I REALLY NEEDED TO GO. NOT KNOWING FOR SURE WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO ME I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE THE OXYCONTIN OR WITHDRAWALS FROM THE MORPHINE OR NUERONTIN. I DID NOT KNOW, STILL DON'T. I TOOK AN OXYCONTIN AND WENT TO HER COMPETITION. DURING THE TIME WE WERE THERE I TOLD MY WIFE ABOUT HOW I WAS FEELING REAL STRANGE. I HAD A HOT FEELING IN MY CHEST AND DIDN'T FEEL WELL. THIS WAS FRIDAY MORNING. LATER THAT DAY I STARTED GOING OUT OF MY MIND. I REMEMBER GETTING MAD BECAUSE I WAS WORKING ON THE FRONT DOOR OF OUR HOUSE AND THINGS DIDN'T GO JUST RIGHT.I AM NOT A VIOLENT PERSON AND NEVER LOSE MY TEMPER LIKE I DID THAT AFTERNOON. I STARTED TROWING THINGS AND WAS JUST EXPLODING. AFTER THAT I CAN HARDLY REMEMBER ANYTHING.I DO REMEMBER GIVING THE OXYCONTIN TO MY WIFE AND AFTER THAT ALL I REMEMBER IS VERY LITTLE. MOSTLY LYING IN THE BED ROCKING BACK AND FORTH. MY NERVES WAS JUST DRIVING ME CRAZY.NEXT THING I KNOW I AM BEING ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED TO BE CHARGED WITH THIS OTHER THAN WHAT MY WIFE HAS TOLD ME.I AM SOOO SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED AND SO REMORSEFUL. WE HAVE THREE CHILDREN AND HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 11 YEARS. NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED. NOW THE POLICE HAS AN ORDER I CAN'T BE WITH MY FAMILY UNTIL I GO TO COURT AND SEE WHAT THE JUDGE SAYS. FROM WHAT I CAN FIND OUT, THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS CHARGE.I AM SCARED AND GOING CRAZY WORRYING ABOUT THIS.I HAVE NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS I AM 49 YEARS OLD.PLEASE HELP ME GET SOME KIND OF JUSTICE FROM THESE CHARGES. THE ONLY JUSTICE I AM GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET IS THROUGH THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES, WICHEVER IS THE CAUSE FOR MY ACTIONS. IF IT WERE NOT FOR THEM I WOULD NOT BE IN THIS MESS. DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF PENALTIES I AM FACING, SOME WEBSITES SAY 6 MONTHS LOSS OF HUNTING PRIVALIGES AND GUNS FOR LIFE. SOME SAY SAME BUT UP TO 5 TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON. I HAVE NEVER FELT SO VIOLATED. CAN'T SAT ENOUGH HOW SORRY I AM FOR WHAT I DID AND HOW REMORSEFUL I AM. I LOVE MY WIFE AND FAMILY VERY MUCH.

  • johnnySeptember 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    i completed the paper work 4 the law suit,& i havent heard a thing on settlement till now.someone contact me.

  • michaelAugust 18, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I was given neurotin for nerve pain in my feet.I have diabetes,this was at the end of 2006.It drove me nuts! All I wanted to do was die.I just didn't have the nerve to do it.But this drug caused me so much misery.I lost everything I had.I put a gun to the girl that was my heart.I would never harm her.But pfizer,they knew what this drug did to certain people! And they didn't say a word to the publi[Show More]I was given neurotin for nerve pain in my feet.I have diabetes,this was at the end of 2006.It drove me nuts! All I wanted to do was die.I just didn't have the nerve to do it.But this drug caused me so much misery.I lost everything I had.I put a gun to the girl that was my heart.I would never harm her.But pfizer,they knew what this drug did to certain people! And they didn't say a word to the public!Whatever happens to this co.they deserve!But let me say this,if the drug helps someone I wish them well.It's just an awful drug for some,and pfizer should have told US about the side effects. Thank you.Mike

  • BrandyNovember 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    neurotin ruind my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BrandyOctober 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I was on neurotin for 3 to 4 years and tried to commit suicide 3 times and lost everything important to me neuroton is a BAD medication!!!!!!!

  • JamiJuly 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I suffer from what they think is Multiple Sclerosis but right now, it's only possible. A neuro that kept me over night in a hospital gave me Neurontin. I have to say that it helped just as he said it would. Before Neurontin, I had to wrap a heating blanket around my legs every night and whimper myself to sleep because I was in so much pain. The constant burning pain and sensations, the crawling sk[Show More]I suffer from what they think is Multiple Sclerosis but right now, it's only possible. A neuro that kept me over night in a hospital gave me Neurontin. I have to say that it helped just as he said it would. Before Neurontin, I had to wrap a heating blanket around my legs every night and whimper myself to sleep because I was in so much pain. The constant burning pain and sensations, the crawling skin sensations, the constant numbness and tingling. I still have some of those symptoms but very rarely. Am I just hopeful? Maybe. But I have been taking Neurontin for 4 months and I haven't felt better in the last couple of years. Thank you Pfizer for making this drug.

  • MicheleApril 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I am a breast cancer survivor - twice! With my first diagnosis I was able get by w/a lumpectomy and radiation - that was 13 years ago. In November of '08 I got bc again, in the same breast. This time after a mastectomy, I had to undergo chemo. Stage 1 of chemo went as expected - hair loss, nausea, etc. Stage 2, however, included Taxol, which is far less traumatic for most, and as such is usu[Show More]I am a breast cancer survivor - twice! With my first diagnosis I was able get by w/a lumpectomy and radiation - that was 13 years ago. In November of '08 I got bc again, in the same breast. This time after a mastectomy, I had to undergo chemo. Stage 1 of chemo went as expected - hair loss, nausea, etc. Stage 2, however, included Taxol, which is far less traumatic for most, and as such is usually given weekly, vs. Stage 1, which is e/o week. The day after my 2nd dose my fingernails turned soft, brown, and, eventually, fell off - as did my toenails. I also experienced incredible clumsiness, scary numbness in my feet, lower legs and hands. I fell down stairs, up stairs and just walking across the room! I was prescribed Neurontin to help with the symptoms. Still needing to continue chemo, it was recommended I take a derivative, Taxotere. I should have known when I was told I would take it every 3 weeks that I wasn't in for a joy ride. The symptoms I described above continued, but at a far slower, and more manageable pace. The alternative was never an option - no chemo = greater chance of death. My oncologist kept all my doctors aware of all meds I was taking; it was especially important to her that they be aware of the Neurontin, as it affects the Nervous System, and therefore, the brain. It has been over a year since my chemo ended and so far I am cancer-free. My nails have grown back, and my hair, etc, however, I still experience some numbness and pain in my extremities and continue with some clumsiness. I am still on neurontin, albeit a lesser dose. I met recently with my Neurologist who lessened the dose, but changed the frequency to 3X day vs. the 2X day I had been taking. After extensive tests, it is our conclusion that the symptoms continue to lessen, and eventually, I will be symptom free. The Taxol family is a potent one to say the least! However, whether or not I will stop taking Neurontin remains to be seen for one reason. I suffered from Bi-Polar disorder for 5 years prior to my cancer diagnosis. While the medication that finally worked for me, Lamectal, was great, I still had occasional breakthrough depression and mood swings. As they were only occasional, and unpredictable, taking a higher dose of Lamectal wasn't prudent. Oddly, towards the end of my treatment, when one would think I my moods would be more unstable, I actually did better from a mental health standpoint. My psychiatrist later said that it was a good drug to have had "on board", as chemo is known to lessen the effects of many drugs, Lamectal among them. I still experience far less "breakthrough" episodes, even with the lowered dosage of Neurotin, and once I reach a certain dose of Lamectal, it will cease to be effective. I took over 13 drugs and/or combination of drugs before finding a match with Lamectal. The stupor and horrible side effects that came with all of them DID make me suicidal. So anything that can prolong the day I need to take increasingly stronger doses of a med that finally works for me is a blessing. I am usually an advocate for the 'little guy' and have suffered at the hands of pharmaceutical companies over and over and over my entire life. However, I want to say that, for whatever reason, Neurontin has worked for me just as described. Pfizer's sample group was probably too low, or maybe the Bi-Polar test patients had been through the "drug cocktail" tests too many times like I had - so, compared to the alternative, it seemed like great stuff. In conclusion, unlike so many others, Neurontin worked for me and I can't imagine how difficult life would have been, and would be now, without it.

  • SandraApril 15, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I took neurontin for nerve pain and was also being treated for depression. This was a work comp injury and if I did not take the med I was considered non complient and would no longer receive benefits. I went through HELL for 6 years with a Colorado work comp company. They did not care about the side effects of this drug or anything else. II was extremely depressed and suicidal. In addition[Show More]I took neurontin for nerve pain and was also being treated for depression. This was a work comp injury and if I did not take the med I was considered non complient and would no longer receive benefits. I went through HELL for 6 years with a Colorado work comp company. They did not care about the side effects of this drug or anything else. II was extremely depressed and suicidal. In addition, their doctor left me with a blood clot in my subclavian for a month telling me it was myofacial pain. I almost died. All they care about is money. It is be the grace of GOD that I am alive. They are now trying to collect money for medication expenses incurred prior to closing this case.

  • SandraApril 15, 2010 at 6:05 am

    I was taking Neurontin for neuropathy and was so depressed that I was suicidal.

  • MaryApril 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I was prescribed Neurontin in 2001 because it was believed that it would cover not only my failed back surgery pain, but also my bipolar. It freed me from having to take lithium (that's another issue!} and the pain relief was wonderful. However, I have discovered that it has caused extreme skin sensitivity. When I try to reduce the dosage, the burning pain is almost intolerable. Has anyone els[Show More]I was prescribed Neurontin in 2001 because it was believed that it would cover not only my failed back surgery pain, but also my bipolar. It freed me from having to take lithium (that's another issue!} and the pain relief was wonderful. However, I have discovered that it has caused extreme skin sensitivity. When I try to reduce the dosage, the burning pain is almost intolerable. Has anyone else experienced this?

  • BrendaApril 2, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Has anyone had experience with children prescribed neurontin for chronic pain and then topamax for migraines?

  • B JApril 1, 2010 at 2:33 am

    A neurologist prescribed Neurontin for me, knowing I was being treated for depression. Ten days after taking the first dose I was depressed and suicidal. On a follow-up appointment I told him I was so depressed I wanted to die. He told me to stop being dramatic. I couldn't stop crying. I called my therapist. She saw me about an hour later, told me it was the Neurontin causing me to spiral, and tol[Show More]A neurologist prescribed Neurontin for me, knowing I was being treated for depression. Ten days after taking the first dose I was depressed and suicidal. On a follow-up appointment I told him I was so depressed I wanted to die. He told me to stop being dramatic. I couldn't stop crying. I called my therapist. She saw me about an hour later, told me it was the Neurontin causing me to spiral, and told me to stop taking it immediately. I did. Weeks later I am still struggling to regain my pre-Neurontin level mental health.

  • TeresaMarch 31, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Praise the Lord,GOD BLESS THAT FEDERAL JURYS> ATTORNEY ERIK HOLDER YOUR EX EMPLOYEE SITTING AT THE TOP OF THAT constant Plea Bargin U.S. JUSTICE DEPT I suppose is your saving grace.. THE coruption never stops, I guess the health insurance industry could use the reboundmoney, but you guys at Pfizer is what drove up costs all over America, that won't come down now,cause the damage is done. THANK-Y[Show More]Praise the Lord,GOD BLESS THAT FEDERAL JURYS> ATTORNEY ERIK HOLDER YOUR EX EMPLOYEE SITTING AT THE TOP OF THAT constant Plea Bargin U.S. JUSTICE DEPT I suppose is your saving grace.. THE coruption never stops, I guess the health insurance industry could use the reboundmoney, but you guys at Pfizer is what drove up costs all over America, that won't come down now,cause the damage is done. THANK-YOU JURY for "one" victory against COORPORATE greed!! GET SOME MORE JURY"S LINED UP< ONLY 1,200 trials of ours to go!!!!

  • parisMarch 30, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I was recently prescribed Neurontin for headaches. I actually decided today to stop taking it because was making me extremely depressed, and nautious. It made me feel much worse than before it was prescribed. I just signed on to check out what the web has to say about the drug, so it is ironic that I found this article, which was published yesterday. These pills are going down the toilet.

  • judyMarch 30, 2010 at 3:20 am

    My friend's father committed suicide sometime after being prescribed Neurontin for neurological pain. Two doctors have wanted to prescribe to me Neurontin for neurological pain and I have steadfastly refused. They think I'm nuts! I won't take it! My friend, her mother and sisters go to court against Pfizer, I presume, in May. With the pharmecutical companies isn't it all about $$$$$$$? All[Show More]My friend's father committed suicide sometime after being prescribed Neurontin for neurological pain. Two doctors have wanted to prescribe to me Neurontin for neurological pain and I have steadfastly refused. They think I'm nuts! I won't take it! My friend, her mother and sisters go to court against Pfizer, I presume, in May. With the pharmecutical companies isn't it all about $$$$$$$? All share guilt, not just Pfizer. So much for civilization.

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