238 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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:6y Dx
CFS:3y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 5, 2010 (Started Jan 04, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
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: Not specified 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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Burning sensation: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Did not like this drug.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Lethargy, Sleepiness, Headaches, Daytime sleepiness, Vertigo, Fatigue, Dizziness

Feb 25, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Burning sensation: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Lethargy, Sleepiness, Headaches, Daytime sleepiness, Vertigo, Fatigue, Dizziness

Feb 17, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Burning sensation: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Lethargy, Sleepiness, Headaches, Daytime sleepiness, Vertigo, Fatigue, Dizziness

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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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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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:F31y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 28, 2010 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
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: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Panic attacks

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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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Word fishing, Grogginess

Aug 29, 2009 (Started Jul 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps nerve pain alot
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Word fishing, Grogginess

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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)

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

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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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Help with bladder urgency.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems

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kljones
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kljones
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: None
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jan 28, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Pain in lower back

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Zeldacat1
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Zeldacat1
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Jan 20, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin helped my pain A LOT. With improvements in diet and lifestyle and lowering my stress level I've been able to gradually decrease my dose from 1200 mg a day to 300-600 mg a day. I experienced minimal side effects from this drug. My mother also has fibromyalgia (she has peripheral neuropathy as well) and has had a very good response to it also.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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smoulton
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smoulton
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jan 19, 2010 (Started Aug 16, 1996)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the only medication I take that isn't causing me any problems. I have been taking this since 1996, when first diagnosied with MS. One benefit I noticed, is a good night sleep since this dose increase, before I was waking up in the middle of the night with pain and spasms.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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