170 patient evaluations for Gabapentin with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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

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Jun 23, 2014 (Started May 22, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
sierramama
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sierramama
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 67
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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May 2, 2014 (Started Jan 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: New MD Dr. Miller, Neurologist recommended I take my needed doseage at HS only. To eliminate other ones during to see if fatigue/sleepiness in daytime improves. It has been very effective.

Feb 12, 2014 (Started Jan 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily

Jan 12, 2014 (Started Jan 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Imperative to take as prescribed. If I miss one dose, I will have terrible nerve shooting pains in my feet that night.

  • 1 helpful mark
suzzie
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suzzie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 18, 2014 (Started May 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
pc4069
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pc4069
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Left Eye : none
Right Eye : moderate
Sensation : moderate
Overall : mild
Swallowing : none
Arms : none
Legs : moderate
Bladder/Bowel : moderate
Spinal Cord : mild
I am: g
I have:
NMO

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Dec 25, 2013 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Grogginess, Mood swings, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps pain from burning and tingling
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Grogginess, Fatigue, Mood swings

Oct 8, 2009 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Grogginess, Mood swings, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Grogginess, Fatigue, Mood swings

Jan 4, 2009 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Grogginess, Mood swings, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Grogginess, Fatigue, Mood swings

Nov 25, 2008 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: helps pain
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Grogginess, Fatigue, Mood swings

  • 0 helpful marks
kitrona
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kitrona
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: Ehlers Danlos 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Ehlers Danlos

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Nov 9, 2013 (Started Nov 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Once the dizziness subsides, which I really hope it does, this will enable me to live something like a normal life!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61
Condition: Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Sep 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped the nerve pain I was experiencing for a bit but since I was mis-diagnosed this drug would never have helped me since my problem was not a pinched nerve but severe osteo-arthritis in my left hip. I took this drug unnecessarily for a year because I just hoped it might be doing something. Wishful thinking was all I was swallowing..
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
LoriB
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LoriB
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 9, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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