Re: Neurontin (Gabapentin) for hot flashes?
I have tried it. It did help my hot flashes alot, but even at a low dose, I had balance issues and had to stop taking it. BUT i've known of several women who's hot flashes decreased and didn't have any side effects. It can make you groggy the 1st day or 2, but then that improves.
Also 2 more things if you take it:
-It has a short "half life". so you need to take it on time and don't miss a dose or you can have withdrawel symptoms.
-If you go off of it, wean slowly, as again, you can have withdrawel symptoms.