245 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Mare
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Mare
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 28, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Probably cuts 85% of nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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the1blast
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the1blast
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:M53y
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 20, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness in knees)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be eliminating the fibro pain & stiffness I was able to get back to treating probably the source of my FMS, which is chronic pain from a curved spine. Also able to recognized I have ADHD.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 19, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cannot take antacids within 2 hrs of taking pill, so if you have acid reflux, GERD etc it can be difficult to time or coordinate. If I skip a treatment I start to experience pain/stiffness within hours. Helped with sleep more at the beginning then it does now, but still helps.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
badger71
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badger71
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F44y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 19, 2011 (Started Aug 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't like having to take 3 pills a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
AnninSC
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AnninSC
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 16, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Word fishing, Mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Side effects: Word fishing, Mood swings

Nov 5, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Word fishing, Mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Side effects: Word fishing, Mood swings

  • 0 helpful marks
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

  • 0 helpful marks
gothceltgirl
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gothceltgirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F41y
CFS:10y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Moodiness, Taste changed, Confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Causes very strange mood-effects. Also causes somniloquy (sleep-talking) & changes in mood & behavior. Very adverse reactions, not worth the benefit.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Confusion, Taste changed

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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
164 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:F39y
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

  • 1 helpful mark
BrainStorm
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BrainStorm
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 55y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
164 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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