258 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Aug 3, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Initial Rx was to start with1 a day, then 2 a day, then 3 a day. Did this over a weeks time, once I reached 3 a day, I became so dizzy that keeping my balance requires me to hold onto walls, furniture, etc. I even use my 50lb dog for stabilization when walking out to the mailbox. Doc insists I continue to take as he says side effects will subside. It has helped the burning sensations in hands/feet and creepy/crawly feeling unde my skin.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 29, 2011 (Started Jul 22, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: still stepping up to the 900mg dosage over the next few weeks. I've yet to notice a change if any in my pain level.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 22, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, excessive sweating, vertigo, eye muscle twitching (fasciculations), intermittent drooping eyelid)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The higher dosage helped with the pain but caused severe unbalance and dizziness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems, excessive sweating, vertigo, eye muscle twitching (fasciculations), intermittent drooping eyelid

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Jul 14, 2011 (Started Jan 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for complex regional pain syndrome type I)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for central pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo, intermittent swelling of hands, swelling in feet, muscle twitching, double vision (diplopia), dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When taking gabapentin prior to breakfast in the morning on an empty stomach, I experienced severe dizzy spells mid-morning. Taking this medicine with or after breakfast combats this side effect.
Side effects: vertigo, double vision (diplopia), muscle twitching, swelling in feet, dizziness, intermittent swelling of hands

Jun 12, 2011 (Started Jan 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for central pain syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for complex regional pain syndrome type I)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo, intermittent swelling of hands, swelling in feet, muscle twitching, double vision (diplopia), dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: vertigo, double vision (diplopia), muscle twitching, swelling in feet, dizziness, intermittent swelling of hands

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Jul 5, 2011 (Started Jun 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily

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Jun 19, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily

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Jun 6, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: very sleepy all the time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 2, 2011 (Started Sep 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Covered most things.... no addiction. wonder drug!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 27, 2011 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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Apr 12, 2011 (Started Apr 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Definitely helps with neuropathic pains. Advil does not touch skin pain but a few days of Neurontin can. It might make you a little tired though.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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