256 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Jun 21, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 26, 2009 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med has done wonders for me and I have had no problems with it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 18, 2010 (Started Sep 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Side effects: Drowsiness

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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 1, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Whole body ache)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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