256 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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