260 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 11, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: n/a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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: 300 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Jan 27, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Oct 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Sep 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think my initial positive reaction coincided with a natural ebb of my symptoms. My pain and fatigue kicked up again even through I never missed a dose of the meds. Eventually I discussed dropping it from my regimen because I just didn't feel it was doing anything for me. I stopped about a year ago and the pain and fatigue did not spike. They tend to ebb and flow the same as before.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 2, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, increased anxiety, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 11, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, increased anxiety, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 24, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased anxiety, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Causes a bit of anxiety and takes a while to get on a scheduled dose high enough to help for major symptoms due to gradual increases in dosage.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
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