252 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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janik
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janik
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
PLS

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Oct 28, 2013 (Started Jun 03, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Jun 03, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61
Condition: Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Sep 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped the nerve pain I was experiencing for a bit but since I was mis-diagnosed this drug would never have helped me since my problem was not a pinched nerve but severe osteo-arthritis in my left hip. I took this drug unnecessarily for a year because I just hoped it might be doing something. Wishful thinking was all I was swallowing..
Cost: < $25 monthly

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LoriB
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LoriB
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 9, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

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jade247
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jade247
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Oct 8, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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sammydog
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sammydog
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jul 25, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I always pair this with Trileptal As they both seem more effective that way.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Missy180
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Missy180
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Allodynia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: daytime sleepiness
Cost: < $25 monthly

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QuestionGuy
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QuestionGuy
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 37
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sciatic Neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic Neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Mental confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

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browneyesgirl_2000
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browneyesgirl_2000
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: Cryoglobulinemia 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
Cryoglobulinemia

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Diabetic Neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Cryoglobulinemia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Depressed mood, Crying for no reason, High feeling, Spinning dizziness (vertigo), Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It may work for others, but it had awful effects on me.

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garywithms
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garywithms
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
suburbanexile
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suburbanexile
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F52y
FM:12y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 25, 2013 (Started Sep 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication seems to have been even more effective at treating my fatigue than my FM nerve pain though it seems to have done a fairly good job with that too.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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