252 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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johannarothman
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johannarothman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
PLS

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Mar 19, 2017 (Started Dec 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 12, 2017 (Started Dec 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 20, 2016 (Started Dec 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 23, 2016 (Started Dec 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 28, 2016 (Started Dec 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 24, 2016 (Started Dec 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had to increase dosage at end of June, 2016 because of left leg pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 29, 2016 (Started Dec 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I sleep quite well. I don't wake with back pain. I am refreshed and ready for the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 8, 2016 (Started Dec 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Radiculopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take one capsule before bed. I find I sleep quite well. I never wake up with radicular pain. I am rested and ready for the day when I wake.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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cappy1950
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cappy1950
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F66y
FM:12y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 28, 2017 (Started Jun 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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poester
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poester
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Feb 16, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily

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Penni
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Penni
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 27, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Three times daily

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Mare
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Mare
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Probably cuts 85% of nerve pain. Would rather not continue to take this as it is an epilepsy drug and am wondering what it is doing to my brain. New York is on the Opiod bandwagon and all doctors are afraid of prescribing anything other than hydrocodone. I would rather take Percocet and cut 95% of all my nerve pain and not take this anymore.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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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Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Jan 16, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain in left leg)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for CRPS II (Complex regional pain syndrome type II))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Allodynia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Speech ataxia-problems coordinating speech, Loss of sex drive (libido), Brain fog, Balance problems, Dizziness, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been on this for a few yrs now. It has helped a bit more than previous meds, but without the combo of pain meds, natural supplements and going gluten-free, it is only a mild improvement.  I can definitely tell when I'm an hour or 2 late for taking it because the pain creeps in significantly. This makes me worry that it's more of a drug-dependence (withdrawl) for my body, than my typical pain, but bc I get all over nerve pain, it's hard to differentiate. I don't have this problem with my pain meds and have also been on them for years. Also, my memory and cognitive functioning has been decreasing and it's very difficult to tell if that's med related or something else is going on. As far as, energy, it continues to deplete, but that could be Thyroid related or something else. I still prefer these over the other meds I've tried for allodynia, nerve pain and Fibromyalgia. 
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 16, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Nerve pain in left leg)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Allodynia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for CRPS II (Complex regional pain syndrome type II))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Speech ataxia-problems coordinating speech, Loss of sex drive (libido), Brain fog, Balance problems, Dizziness, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure that you eat a solid meal before taking and don't plan time drive. The nausea and dizziness is enough to make you uncoordinated. For me luckily, the side effects, other than the nausea, have decreased a little.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Just 4 You
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Just 4 You
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Duration: 52 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
3 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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Dec 22, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Erectile Dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Erectile Dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Jan 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Erectile Dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you want a happy sex life, replace it, or get off it as soon as possible!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jun 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I notice improvement at the start of taking Neurontin, but not so much now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 11, 2016 (Started Jun 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: It has only been about 2 months but I have been feeling better, less emotional pain and less depression.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sparkifox
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sparkifox
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
31 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
C-PTSD

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Dec 15, 2016 (Started Nov 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: watch your weight

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Kappy4
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Kappy4
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Dec 10, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Itching)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: This really helps itching. Missed a dose before bedtime and woke up at 2:00 AM itching like crazy. The beneficial effects wear off over time with the need to increase dosage. Went from 100mg 3X to 300 3X, to 400mg 3X. Now taking 600mg before bedtime but 400 mg seem to work OK during the day. Wish it was easier to make updates here...

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