231 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

D'awesome
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D'awesome
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Neurontin is tough to get used to originally but once thru the first period of adjustment, it's ok after that.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be prepared for potential for hallucinations in your dreams, a sense of unreality mixing with reality in the first week or two... then it quits. I had this happen twice as the first time I quit it immediately scared out of my wits, but then once realizing what's going on, bore thru it, but it's an emotional roller coaster. Then I conducted my own experiment and quit it thinking it wasn't doing its job and my pain level jumped from about a 2 to a 12 til I got back on it again... silly me. It works. Stops the repetitive spasms and reduces the pain to a tolerable level.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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arthurj
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arthurj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 28, 2010 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Restless feeling in legs, Tiredness increased

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Serenitygal
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Serenitygal
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Nov 12, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking gabapentin has significantly alleviated the severe nerve pain i have in my neck and shoulders. this along with I.M.S. treatments are a God send. I eliminated the evening one as I felt to tired during the day. taking one in the morning and one at supper time seems to work for me. I very seldom have the nerve pain, sometimes when i'm on the computer and sometimes when i wear my jacket or a sweater even, a little pressure is sometimes to much pressure on my neck and causes pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it is such a relief to have relief from neck and nerve pain
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: THE IMPACT OF TAKING GABAPENTIN AS MUCH AS I HATE TAKING ANY MEDICATION, HAS BEEN HUGE FOR THE NERVE PAIN IN MY NECK AND SHIOULDERS
Side effects: Sleepiness

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Fibromyohypoplus
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Fibromyohypoplus
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F53y
CFS:8y Dx
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 24, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for cannot tolerate most ssri or snri: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Could only tolerate 200mg per day, after that "lost" my brain. Like SSRIs or SNRIs. I take too many other meds to truly evaluate side effects of just this one, other than the max dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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thegizzard
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thegizzard
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 58y
  • Duration: 33 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
176 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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Oct 10, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I get toxic on even a slightly higher dose than I regularly take. I take it less for seizures than for headache pain (chronic headaches). It helps some, but not enough. My dose varies from day to day to keep it from going too high, so it's a little tricky to remember what to take on what day. I take over twenty prescriptions; adding one more alone didn't cause a problem, but it was disheartening to need one more drug. As for what it does for seizures, I don't actually know. I'm still having simple ones, and my grand mals had already been controlled, so I'd have to say it's not making a big difference.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Whole body shaking

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half_pint89
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half_pint89
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: None
Stickman: most
Description:F36y
FM:11y Dx
CFS:11y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 5, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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browncat87
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browncat87
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 30, 2010 (Started Sep 12, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The best thing for pain I took in the last 4 months-no more arm pain
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Extreme sedation

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frenchvanilla25
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frenchvanilla25
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F37y
FM:13y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 26, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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RedRudy
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RedRudy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:M63y
CFS:?y
FM:11y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 25, 2010 (Started Sep 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After 24+ hours of nonstop nausea and vomiting I wouldn't take it again unless someone put a gun to my head, and then I'd think twice.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting

Sep 16, 2010 (Started Sep 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has caused me to have difficulty with balance.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting

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Ol4son
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Ol4son
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 23, 2010 (Started Mar 20, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Will cause occassional drowsiness Has done a lot for nerve pain.
Side effects: Drowsiness

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