234 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

modifiedgirl
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modifiedgirl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F40y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 17, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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lusciousblkman49
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lusciousblkman49
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
680
VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Dec 16, 2010 (Started Jan 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been diligent in the taking of "all HIV medications," as prescribed. The benefit was that the Medication had all but eliminated the numbness and tingling throughout my body which was especially worrisome during the night or whenever I'd been in bed for at least half an hour. The dizziness (one of the side effects) I experienced following getting up too fast from bed or stooping to retrieve somethig was the early warning. That being unbeknownst to me that I'd have 2 Strokes, in the 3:00 A.M hour, exactly 1 week apart. Which lead to my Hospitalization for about 1 week. I'm now on a daily low dose Aspirin regimen and taking the Gabapentin every other day. What occurred with me was "not related to Gabapentin alone. So fear "not," because I wasa taking Calcium supplements without vitamin D (necessary in conjunctrion), which allows the body to absorb the Calcium. The Calcium deposits in my bloodstream, caused the Strokes due to the blockage in my arteries where blood supply from my heart to my brain is vital.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stroke, Dizziness and feeling faint

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 72
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Dec 14, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myoclonus: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: By the time the dose was high enough to effect a reduction in jerks I was so zonked I couldn't take it any more.
Side effects: Brain fog

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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: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
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: 59y
  • Duration: 33 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
191 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: 3 stars
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: b
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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