256 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

Mar 23, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems, double vision (diplopia), sleepiness, extreme sedation, tired when first up in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: this medication did not help me that much. I still experience moderate to severe pain in my lower back, neck, hips, hands, arms, calf, thighs, fingers, shoulders, etc.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: double vision (diplopia), tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, memory problems, memory problems, sleepiness

Mar 16, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems, double vision (diplopia), sleepiness, extreme sedation, tired when first up in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: double vision (diplopia), tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, memory problems, memory problems, sleepiness

Dec 19, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems, double vision (diplopia), sleepiness, extreme sedation, tired when first up in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: sleeping all the time after having insomnia for over two years. Not complaining yet, but I am always tired and sleeping. Not getting enough exercise, and eating more. Only medication that has worked, and really eliminate the severe pain in my back, neck, legs, and hips, arm, and hands. Medication is working on all my pain, and I love it.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: double vision (diplopia), tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, memory problems, memory problems, sleepiness

Nov 21, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Just started this medication on 11/10/2009, 300 mg at bedtime. So far it does not seem to be reducing my pain level. Will be re-evaluated in December to determine how many mg I need to relieve this Fibro pain.
Side effects: double vision (diplopia), tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, memory problems, memory problems, sleepiness

  • 3 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2010 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin takes time to build up in the system, so relief is not immediate. At my current dose I cannot miss a single dose, if I do the relief is lost for 24+ hours. This product (along with it's sister, Lyrica) cause me nightmare/nightterrors that can leave me with a panic attack when I wake. The gabapentin does not leave me as depressed as the Lyrica did, so I am currently remain with it as my primary treatment.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: panic attacks

  • 2 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased appetite, agitation with irritability, woozy, intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me gain weight. Even with diet and exercise. Not great for morale.
Side effects: increased appetite, woozy, intoxicated feeling, agitation with irritability

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased appetite, woozy, intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Feeling like I am getting slightly better sleep and it relieves the pain somewhat, but wears off quite quickly. Still numb hands and feet, still quite dizzy, very tired, but waking up on my own now, so that is something. Stil nauseated, but have been for a month now so don't knwo if its the meds or not.
Side effects: increased appetite, woozy, intoxicated feeling, agitation with irritability

Nov 6, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (woozy, intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Feel like I slept for the first time in a long time. Woozy feeling, definitely would not drive on this med at this time. Kinda feel like I've had a couple of glasses of wine. Not putting a dent in the pain, but helping the fatigue a little.
Side effects: increased appetite, woozy, intoxicated feeling, agitation with irritability

  • 2 helpful marks
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