245 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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jade247
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jade247
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Oct 8, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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sammydog
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sammydog
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jul 25, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I always pair this with Trileptal As they both seem more effective that way.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Missy180
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Missy180
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Allodynia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: daytime sleepiness
Cost: < $25 monthly

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QuestionGuy
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QuestionGuy
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sciatic Neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic Neuralgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Mental confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

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browneyesgirl_2000
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browneyesgirl_2000
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: Cryoglobulinemia 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
Cryoglobulinemia

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Diabetic Neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Cryoglobulinemia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Depressed mood, Crying for no reason, High feeling, Spinning dizziness (vertigo), Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It may work for others, but it had awful effects on me.

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garywithms
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garywithms
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily

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suburbanexile
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suburbanexile
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F51y
FM:11y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 25, 2013 (Started Sep 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication seems to have been even more effective at treating my fatigue than my FM nerve pain though it seems to have done a fairly good job with that too.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Robert51
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Robert51
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 64
Condition: Restless Legs 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Restless Legs

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Jun 14, 2013 (Started Jun 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Loss of spatial thinking, Slight spatial judgement problem, Syncope (fainting), Altered state of consciousness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Need to be careful with spatial judgement. Perhaps it's no real Valium substitute, but I'm much more relaxed generally taking it. Irregular sleep pattern, but have had sleep problem most of my adult life. May be helping with cramp problem in legs and toes. Valium-like properties seem to be wearing off with the side-effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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biker72
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biker72
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:M44y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Apr 24, 2013 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 20, 2011 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps to manage pain well, but may not be tolerated well by everyone. I notice perhaps more memory issues since taking Neurontin again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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SoreMomma
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SoreMomma
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F38y
FM:6y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 18, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sexual dysfunction, Constipation, Decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I really do enjoy taking this medication for my Fibro because most of my Fibro is located in my legs and back. I also had surgery done on my feet which messed up the nerves in them and the Neurontin has really helped with that. My dosage might be lowered, but it still helped(s) a lot. I really think this is one of the better medication out there for the "middle of the day" treatment for Fibro.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 22, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sexual dysfunction, Constipation, Decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Neurontin does help with my Fibromyalgia, but it is only very slightly. I take 400 mg 4 times a day and it does help it slightly, but it helps more with the nerve damage I have in my feet and in my legs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sexual dysfunction, Constipation, Decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only benefit I get is that it works well with my savella.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin only works for minior aches. I have found that when someone like myself has a severe case of Fibro, it doesn't work so well. But it does help to take the mild cases of pain that I have throughout the day between doses of Savella.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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