242 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

azprincess2010
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azprincess2010
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F45y
FM:19y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 25, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Neuropathic pain in feet and legs)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dizziness (vertigo), Drowsiness, Sleepiness, Dry throat, Dry mouth, Brain fog, Slurred speech)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find that the neurontin does the best job in dealing with my NERVE pain. Narcotics just don't cut it with that. My doctor even told me that narcotics are ineffective with nerve pain. I can live with the mild side effects I get just for the benefit of having it help my nerve pain to my legs so much!! I can get out of bed, run errands with my husband, play a more active role in society.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Slurred speech, Sleepiness, Dizziness (vertigo), Brain fog, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Drowsiness

  • 1 helpful mark
FMWarrior!
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FMWarrior!
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46
Condition: Herniated Disc 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Moderate
I have:
Herniated Disc

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Mar 24, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Balance problems)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 5, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Balance problems)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
LEXUSpain14
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LEXUSpain14
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F54y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:10y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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 (Tired when first up in morning, Extreme sedation, Sleepiness, Double vision (diplopia), Memory problems)
  • 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 (Tired when first up in morning, Extreme sedation, Sleepiness, Double vision (diplopia), Memory problems)
  • 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 (Tired when first up in morning, Extreme sedation, Sleepiness, Double vision (diplopia), Memory problems)
  • 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 (Sleepiness, Memory problems)
  • 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
poshbird
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poshbird
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:3y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 5, 2010 (Started Jan 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Headaches which last for 5 days at a time)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: while i was on gabapentin it did not appear to do much for my pain symptoms, made me drowsy during the day and not sleep well at nite. but if i didn't take it i did notice so i suppose it must've being doing something may be it was too minute.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches which last for 5 days at a time

  • 0 helpful marks
tigerheart
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tigerheart
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 3, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Burning sensation)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Vertigo, Daytime sleepiness, Sleepiness, Headaches, Dizziness, Fatigue, Lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Did not like this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lethargy, Sleepiness, Headaches, Daytime sleepiness, Vertigo, Fatigue, Dizziness

Feb 25, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Burning sensation)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Vertigo, Daytime sleepiness, Sleepiness, Headaches, Dizziness, Fatigue, Lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lethargy, Sleepiness, Headaches, Daytime sleepiness, Vertigo, Fatigue, Dizziness

Feb 17, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Burning sensation)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Dizziness, Fatigue, Lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was started on the Gabapentin in the midst of a flare up. Unfortunately my doc was out of town as it was during the holidays. The on-call doc prescribed Gabapentin for the awful spasms and cold burning sensation I was experiencing. I was prescribed the 300mg right off the bat! It sent me for a loop! The first dose I took left me so dizzy, dopey and sleepy I could not even think straight! I did not know that Gabapentin should be started out at 100mg and built up. Upon her return, my doc put me back down to the 100mg. I never really adjusted to Gabapentin. I just couldn't get my energy back, I still had break through on my cold burning sensations, and I just didn't feel good. I stopped the Gabapentin and started on Lyrica, and OMG! What a huge difference it made in how I felt!! I know it works well for a lot of people, but it actually made me feel sicker any time I took it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lethargy, Sleepiness, Headaches, Daytime sleepiness, Vertigo, Fatigue, Dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
snappy
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snappy
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48
Condition: 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Mar 2, 2010 (Started Jan 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Bramblina
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Bramblina
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F32y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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
mommad
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mommad
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 51
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Feb 28, 2010 (Started Jul 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Grogginess, Word fishing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Word fishing, Grogginess

Aug 29, 2009 (Started Jul 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Grogginess, Word fishing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps nerve pain alot
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Word fishing, Grogginess

  • 0 helpful marks
bkplus3
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bkplus3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Feb 23, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I jst could not continue todel with the weight gain.
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
TomR
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TomR
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 28, 2010 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Help with bladder urgency.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems

  • 0 helpful marks
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