237 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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:F31y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:5y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 17, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Anxious mood, Dizziness

Nov 23, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified 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:5y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 7, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Nov 23, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Jul 23, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

May 4, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Apr 27, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tired eyes, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Drowsiness

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified 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: 40 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
4 seizures
112 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 2, 2011 (Started Jul 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Cramps in legs and seizure supplement: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified 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:F40y
CFS:?y
FM:9y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 17, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified 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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
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: Not specified 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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myoclonus: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Aching burning throbbing body pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
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 monthly

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arthurj
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arthurj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 28, 2010 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Restless feeling in legs, Tiredness increased

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Serenitygal
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Serenitygal
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Nov 12, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking gabapentin has significantly alleviated the severe nerve pain i have in my neck and shoulders. this along with I.M.S. treatments are a God send. I eliminated the evening one as I felt to tired during the day. taking one in the morning and one at supper time seems to work for me. I very seldom have the nerve pain, sometimes when i'm on the computer and sometimes when i wear my jacket or a sweater even, a little pressure is sometimes to much pressure on my neck and causes pain.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it is such a relief to have relief from neck and nerve pain
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: THE IMPACT OF TAKING GABAPENTIN AS MUCH AS I HATE TAKING ANY MEDICATION, HAS BEEN HUGE FOR THE NERVE PAIN IN MY NECK AND SHIOULDERS
Side effects: Sleepiness

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Fibromyohypoplus
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Fibromyohypoplus
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F54y
CFS:9y Dx
FM:9y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 24, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for cannot tolerate most ssri or snri: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with anxiety: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Could only tolerate 200mg per day, after that "lost" my brain. Like SSRIs or SNRIs. I take too many other meds to truly evaluate side effects of just this one, other than the max dosage.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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