Coming from the other side of things.
I was taking a HYOOGE amount of neurontin to settle down the nerve pain in my left arm/hand. I was told that only 2 things would relieve the pain... the passage of time and neurontin. After 6 months of being tired of taking a ton of pills and reading some negative things about it, I decided to stop taking it. I tapered off the pills and was suprised to find out it didn't make a difference. My pain did not increase one bit and has continued to improve to this day.
Ironically, when I was taking the neurontin, I was also having some crazy sciatic pain shooting down my leg. The neurontin didn't touch that either. Go figure..
Anyway - I just wanted to share my story. I was always jealous of those who could take gabapentin and have results.