258 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Dec 4, 2011 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myoclonic seizures)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started the treatment the side effects were horrible. Tired, dizzy, foggy, throwing up. After about a month the side effects slowly wore off and I've been fine with the med since.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Unable to function)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps a little but I use it as a sleep aid but can't take it more than a few days at a time otherwise I have to use more and more and I do not want to take any pharma meds unless I have to. It often makes me groggy in the AM but not always. I've taken up to 1800mg a day with no difference from taking 300mg a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 24, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Unable to function)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have not taken it at the current dosage as of yet, Rheumy told me to add more as I go along since I have trouble with fatigue and I was concerned that taking 300mg 3x a day would have me in bed all day because I have only been taking the Gaba at night. Rheumy says at 100mg tabs I can add slowly to build it up without being tired. My hope is my fatigue and pain levels will be more positive.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Jun 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for small fiber sensory neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily

May 24, 2011 (Started Jun 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for small fiber sensory neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has reduced the "sunburn like" sympton that I have all over my body.

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Jun 28, 2010)

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

Jun 17, 2010 (Started Jun 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 21, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2011 (Started Aug 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2011 (Started Jul 05, 2006)

  • 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 Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2009 (Started Jul 05, 2006)

  • 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 Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 26, 2011 (Started Jun 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for electric shock sensation whole body)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tired when first up in morning, decreased level of consciousness, extreme sedation, sleepiness, weight gain, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I could not function well on this medication but it did work as intended. Zombie drugs.
Side effects: increased appetite, extreme sedation, weight gain, decreased level of consciousness, sleepiness, tired when first up in morning

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Jun 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for electric shock sensation whole body)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tired when first up in morning, decreased level of consciousness, extreme sedation, sleepiness, weight gain, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't plan on doing anything more complicated than putting your shoes on.
Side effects: increased appetite, extreme sedation, weight gain, decreased level of consciousness, sleepiness, tired when first up in morning

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain due to Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for erythromelalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It didn't touch the muscle spasms in my legs and feet.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2011 (Started Apr 27, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain from Vincristine)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, double vision (diplopia), dizziness, word fishing, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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