226 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

rockerchick1965
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rockerchick1965
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
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Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jan 7, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: was better and cheaper than Lyrica for fibromyalgia but for mood stabilizer i found that topamax works much better and since it was not working for my chronic pain, my doc chose to use something stronger.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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tigger51
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tigger51
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: none
I have:
ALS

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Jan 4, 2010 (Started Dec 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Seizures: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works very well, 600 mg, three times a day
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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azoyizes
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azoyizes
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 03, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sailboatfun
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sailboatfun
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Dec 31, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I know it works, I've been on it for a few years. I just can't tell that it's working any more. They want me to continue it
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue

Oct 13, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: of'coure, like other prescriptions, I get dry mouth & a little tired.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At first, it works great. Eventually after higher doses I guess it works fare. I still take it because if I stop... I would know the differece.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue

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Red_nite40
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Red_nite40
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Dec 18, 2009 (Started Mar 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

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Simply Complicated
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Simply Complicated
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F54y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 18, 2009 (Started Jul 11, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had lost 40 lbs within a year and had had no dosage change on this rx, so asked the Dr about it. He has had me to gradually decrease my dosage from 600mg in the am to 400 in am, and 900mg in pm to 500 mg in pm. If you do this, do it 100mg at a time. I tried to do it all at once, and my nervous system reaction wasn't pleasant at all. On the upside, I've lost another 8 lbs!!!
Side effects: Weight gain, Constipation

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MrsG
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MrsG
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Dec 12, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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OvercomeEP
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OvercomeEP
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 53y
  • Duration: 20 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
230 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 18, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1997)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Epilepsy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seizure-free. Try different meds until you find a treatment that works for you. Gabapentin is processed through your system and not in your liver, so it's less toxic. Expensive without insurance. Generic not as effective. Don't care to hear how equal generics are, because they aren't. Period. They are a lessor researched medicine designed to make profits for drug companies.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 11, 2009 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med makes you feel disconnected from the world for the 1st 3 weeks then you start to adapt, I took 1 1oo in the am and 3 at night, seemed to allow me to sleep off the worst of the side effects the med did relieved 85% of the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Extreme sedation, Mood swings, Mood swings

Aug 1, 2008 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Extreme sedation, Mood swings, Mood swings

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Diamondlil58
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Diamondlil58
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Nov 10, 2009 (Started Feb 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for MS hug (tight chest or torso): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to take this your doses. Missing a days worth of medication reminded me that it is working, as it was very painful the next morning when I woke up.
Side effects: Increased appetite, Weight gain

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