254 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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sdhockeymom
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sdhockeymom
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F54y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:?y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 15, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It worked very well for me until my Fibromyalgia got worse and I noticed more stiffness in the morning. My doctor switched me to Lyrica 50mg to start out with.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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May 17, 2010 (Started May 30, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weight gain, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine works wonderfully for the nerve pain but it's causing me to put on about 10lbs in the last 2-3 months. I'm not used to this kind of weight so I'm playing around with the dosage to see if I can cut it in half and still handle the leg pain.
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue

May 11, 2010 (Started May 30, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this medicine 3 times a day so unfortunately I have to deal with the fatigue it causes. I would rather deal with that then with the nerve pain though. This medicine can make it really hard to focus and makes me a little sleepy so my best advice to someone taking it would be to weigh in your mind if you would rather be sleepy & foggy or deal with the pain, if that's what you are taking it for.
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue

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pattimarie
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pattimarie
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
FM:25y Dx
CFS:22y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 16, 2010 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: made me very tired and groggy and dizzy. Had to start at very loe dose. Difficult to take noon dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Zarabtul
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Zarabtul
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 37y
  • Duration: 35 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
9 seizures
262 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 15, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Less Seizures More Hallucinations... Bad Trade...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Hallucinations

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jmellow
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jmellow
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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May 13, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Decided to stop taking when returned from hospital. Figured if system clean then, start over and see where we are. Made me very sluggish and slurr my words.
Side effects: Drowsiness

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cam ee
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cam ee
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 47y
  • Duration: 25 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
0 seizures
370 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 12, 2010 (Started Feb 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Cognitive confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It doesn't really work. On top of that, it makes me kind of confused. I don't like it at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive confusion

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cupatea
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cupatea
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F43y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 1, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. took with my wad of other drugs 2. no, it just sucked 3. already a zombie, made it worse

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whitewind
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whitewind
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: none
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 28, 2010 (Started Nov 29, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Difficulty thinking, Grogginess, Sleepiness, Word fishing, Brain fog, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: made me feel like I was in a box, heavy legs and could not concentrate.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Grogginess, Difficulty thinking, Brain fog, Fatigue, Word fishing, Sleepiness

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Nov 29, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Difficulty thinking, Grogginess, Sleepiness, Word fishing, Brain fog, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: seems to work once it is in your system but a big adjustment
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Grogginess, Difficulty thinking, Brain fog, Fatigue, Word fishing, Sleepiness

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twomany4me
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twomany4me
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Apr 20, 2010 (Started Jan 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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River125
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River125
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
PLS

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Apr 4, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

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