247 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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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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philiph
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philiph
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 2, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: made me less balanced

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busymom1234
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busymom1234
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F43y
FM:8y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 1, 2010 (Started Sep 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain in lower back)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It made me really groggy and dizzy.

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kmgeorge
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kmgeorge
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 30y
  • Organ: Kidney(3)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 28y Transplanted
  2. Kidney : 26y Transplanted
  3. Kidney : 6y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Apr 1, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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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:F46y
FM:20y 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: 47
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

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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:7y 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

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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:F53y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:4y 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

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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

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