241 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

gothceltgirl
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gothceltgirl
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40
Condition: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Taste changed, Confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At first it seemed to put me into a deep sleep and if awoken before my eight hours was up I would feel extremely groggy, confused, & off-balance. Then I began to notice a marked decline in my ability to communicate. It was more and more difficult to form sentences, keep track of time (e.g. hours, days, weeks). I also experienced a disturbing distortion of taste in dishes using almonds. Since I am a writer and take pride in my ability to articulate myself, this is a most disheartening and disturbing turn to the range of side effects that I could experience.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Confusion, Taste changed

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DAWNSKYE702
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DAWNSKYE702
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It just did not do anything for me. Why should I be taking pills that are doing nothing?
Cost: < $25 monthly

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jo-anne-Richardson
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jo-anne-Richardson
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 7 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
3 seizures
139 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 20, 2011 (Started Mar 14, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Epilepsy)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Twitching, Heartburn)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3300 mg All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Heartburn, Twitching

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sandhouse
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sandhouse
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F32y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 17, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Dizziness, Anxious mood, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Anxious mood, Dizziness

Nov 23, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Anxious mood, Dizziness

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uxgrrl
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uxgrrl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: None
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F38y
FM:6y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 7, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Starting to titer down on the gabapentin to see what, if any, affect it's still having on me. Taking one 300mg pill out of my daily dose each week, starting in the mornings.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm at the point now with the gabapentin that I'm wondering if it's doing anything. I've switched around the dosing schedule during the day and nothing happens. I thinking about doing a drug holiday to see what, if anything, it's doing for me anymore.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Nov 23, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Tired eyes, Drowsiness, Blurry vision, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking Gabapentin, I felt a little groggy during the day. I started at one 100mg cap three times a day, and told to increase to 1200mg/day spread out in 3 equal doses. I didn't feel "loopy" as my doc thought I might, so I titered up pretty quickly. It seemed to be helping a little with my mood, so I increased up to 600mg 3x/day (1800mg) over the next week. Every time I increased my dosage I felt a little tired/groggy but nothing too bad. Eventually I ended up at 2700mg/day (3 x 900mg/day) and that's where I've been for months. If I forget to take one of my doses, I can tell; I get very achy and sort of this "impending doom" feeling in my chest. In the beginning of treatment I experienced a significant improvement, but now sometimes I wonder if it's still working. I can miss a dose in the middle of the day, especially if I'm involved with something, and not notice -- but what reminds me is that my overall pain increases until I take it. One side effect that I noticed in the beginning was that food tasted so GOOD! I ate a lot, especially sweets, and gained about 20 lbs before I realized what was happening. Now that I'm aware of the tendency to overeat I'm watching it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Jul 23, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Tired eyes, Drowsiness, Blurry vision, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

May 4, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Drowsiness, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Apr 27, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Drowsiness, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

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BrainStorm
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BrainStorm
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
139 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 2, 2011 (Started Jul 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Cramps in legs and seizure supplement)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was given to me as an aid for severe leg cramps and as a supplement for epilepsy. It didn't do anything for the leg cramps. I can't say for certain if it helped with the seizures. Probably a little or not at all? It could work for others though.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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modifiedgirl
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modifiedgirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F41y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 17, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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lusciousblkman49
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lusciousblkman49
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
680
VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Dec 16, 2010 (Started Jan 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Dizziness and feeling faint)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been diligent in the taking of "all HIV medications," as prescribed. The benefit was that the Medication had all but eliminated the numbness and tingling throughout my body which was especially worrisome during the night or whenever I'd been in bed for at least half an hour. The dizziness (one of the side effects) I experienced following getting up too fast from bed or stooping to retrieve somethig was the early warning. That being unbeknownst to me that I'd have 2 Strokes, in the 3:00 A.M hour, exactly 1 week apart. Which lead to my Hospitalization for about 1 week. I'm now on a daily low dose Aspirin regimen and taking the Gabapentin every other day. What occurred with me was "not related to Gabapentin alone. So fear "not," because I wasa taking Calcium supplements without vitamin D (necessary in conjunctrion), which allows the body to absorb the Calcium. The Calcium deposits in my bloodstream, caused the Strokes due to the blockage in my arteries where blood supply from my heart to my brain is vital.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stroke, Dizziness and feeling faint

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 72
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Dec 14, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Myoclonus)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: By the time the dose was high enough to effect a reduction in jerks I was so zonked I couldn't take it any more.
Side effects: Brain fog

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D'awesome
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D'awesome
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • Side Effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Neurontin is tough to get used to originally but once thru the first period of adjustment, it's ok after that.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be prepared for potential for hallucinations in your dreams, a sense of unreality mixing with reality in the first week or two... then it quits. I had this happen twice as the first time I quit it immediately scared out of my wits, but then once realizing what's going on, bore thru it, but it's an emotional roller coaster. Then I conducted my own experiment and quit it thinking it wasn't doing its job and my pain level jumped from about a 2 to a 12 til I got back on it again... silly me. It works. Stops the repetitive spasms and reduces the pain to a tolerable level.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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