248 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Dukat
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Dukat
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
67 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Panic disorder

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Apr 12, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was never sure why they gave me this medicine. It helped with sleep a little, but gradually did nothing. Doctor said I could stop without weaning off. I couldn't tell any difference.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depersonalization-derealization, Brain fog, Mood swings

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It helped with sleep for awhile, but then I couldn't tell what it was doing, except possibly contributing to "depersonalization." Suicidal thoughts went away after I stopped taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depersonalization-derealization, Brain fog, Mood swings

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Depersonalization-derealization, Brain fog, Mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Helped with sleep a little at first. Easy to get off of it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depersonalization-derealization, Brain fog, Mood swings

Oct 21, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Depersonalization-derealization, Brain fog, Mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It did not help me in any way. I noticed my vision becoming blurry several months ago, but didn't realize it was elated to this drug. After a week off of it, my vision is clear again. It seemed to make my depression worse.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depersonalization-derealization, Brain fog, Mood swings

  • 1 helpful mark
lf in nc
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lf in nc
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 7, 2011 (Started Jun 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've gained 18 pounds since stated 9 months ago so I decided to take a break from the drug to see if weight will go down.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Did not take this medication enough to tell if benefited. Began experiencing liver issues unrelated to this drug and had to stop taking all medications except Baclofen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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Vikings23
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Vikings23
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 5, 2011 (Started Jan 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Jan 19, 2010 (Started Jan 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

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komodolover
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komodolover
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
36 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Side effects: Swelling in legs, feet and ankles

  • 1 helpful mark
Mare
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Mare
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
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

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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

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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

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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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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:11y 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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