I've been on gabapentin for 14 yrs for a mini stroke and headaches. It doesn't work any more. I'm getting only slight relief from excruciating headaches. Now they are worse with swimming sensation dizziness and I keep getting chest infections and ear infections. I also have AMD and my eyesight is almost gone. I'm on gabapentin 300mg 3 times a day. I'm suicidal from pain and can't see a way out. I'm 89 and just want to be pain free. I wouldn't recommend this drug to anyone. I can't take antibiotics for the ear eye and chest infections as it makes my head feel worse. My quality of life is very poor. I want to come off gabapentin but don't know how to as I'm already in so much pain. Has anyone else had these problems of infection side effects. I'm at my wits end pls help.