248 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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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: 51 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
this week
I am: g
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: High
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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Kappy4
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Kappy4
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
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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thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I upped the dosage since the weird hands sensation has intensified.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 9, 2016 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin is a major help for weird nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 25, 2016 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin continues to be a major reliever of nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 26, 2015 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My toes and feet no longer feel quite so strange, they still do feel some what odd, but much less so.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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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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Ellaj35
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Ellaj35
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 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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Nov 9, 2016 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: i manage with the fatigue, resting when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Drowsiness

Oct 27, 2011 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Drowsiness

Aug 7, 2011 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: i dont have much patience, took the neurontin and expected immediate results... i needed to give it time... im back on it again.. and trying to be patient...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Drowsiness

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects were almost as bad or worse than the sypmtoms.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Drowsiness

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ChronicWarrior
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ChronicWarrior
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48
Condition: Brain Tumor 13 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Brain Tumor

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Sep 16, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Dizzy spells, Neck movement dizziness (Cervicogenic dizziness), Forgetfulness, Forgetting Words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Twice daily

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sweetad
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sweetad
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
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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Sep 3, 2016 (Started Dec 03, 2006)

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

Sep 29, 2008 (Started Dec 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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Tsalta
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Tsalta
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Aug 31, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sleepiness, Grogginess, Fatigue, Fatigue, Mood swings, Brain fog, Mood swings, Brain fog

Jul 29, 2011 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Grogginess, Sleepiness, Weight gain, Brain fog, Mood swings, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This does help with the sensory problems that get so much worse in the summer. I do get fluid retention in my legs at the higher dosage so it does come with a trade off. Once the heat and humidity gets better - Sept. I go back to lower doses
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sleepiness, Grogginess, Fatigue, Fatigue, Mood swings, Brain fog, Mood swings, Brain fog

Jun 5, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Grogginess, Sleepiness, Weight gain, Brain fog, Mood swings, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sleepiness, Grogginess, Fatigue, Fatigue, Mood swings, Brain fog, Mood swings, Brain fog

Mar 12, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness, Brain fog, Mood swings, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sleepiness, Grogginess, Fatigue, Fatigue, Mood swings, Brain fog, Mood swings, Brain fog

Feb 17, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness, Brain fog, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sleepiness, Grogginess, Fatigue, Fatigue, Mood swings, Brain fog, Mood swings, Brain fog

Jan 29, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sleepiness, Grogginess, Fatigue, Fatigue, Mood swings, Brain fog, Mood swings, Brain fog

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