249 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Laura72
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Laura72
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Aug 8, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Grogginess, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Grogginess, Fatigue

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thunderdoodle
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thunderdoodle
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I have:
MS

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Aug 18, 2009 (Started Mar 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Burning sensation in soles of feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 12, 2009 (Started Mar 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Burning sensation in soles of feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: All I know is it does not work for me...It may work well for others though...
Cost: < $25 monthly

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fmsgirl57
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fmsgirl57
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F64y
FM:22y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 12, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: generice form available
Cost: < $25 monthly

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scooter78666
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scooter78666
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 15, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My neurologist prescribed Neurontin as a 'long shot' at helping eliminate pain in my back/groin from a herniated disk injury in 1963. He also had hopes it might help me sleep at night. After I reached the maximum dosage of 900 mg /day, there ws no discernible improvement in either one of these. So we decided to stop taking it. It is not a drug which one stops taking 'cold turkey'. So I have been tapering off, planning to eliminate it entirely.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

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

Sep 9, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med was lightly recommended to me by my neurologist. It was thought it might help with a pain I was having. I was also having physical therapy at the same time to also help my pain. Since neither the medication NOR the PT gave me any relief, I decided on my own NOT to waste any more money chasing this line of thinking.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It simply did not work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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webguy1958
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webguy1958
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: severe
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Oct 6, 2009 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can't tell the difference still when on methadone I felt pain relief.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2009 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 25, 2008 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can't tell the difference since I got out of the Hospital
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Candildy
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Candildy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: none
Walking: severe
I have:
MS

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Oct 19, 2009 (Started Apr 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

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vjwebb59
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vjwebb59
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 21, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily

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MS DOESNOTHAVEME
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MS DOESNOTHAVEME
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I have:
MS

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Oct 22, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great for nerve pain ` instead of increasing more we added Lyrica to my dose. GREAT
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Diamondlil58
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Diamondlil58
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Nov 10, 2009 (Started Feb 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for MS hug (tight chest or torso))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to take this your doses. Missing a days worth of medication reminded me that it is working, as it was very painful the next morning when I woke up.
Side effects: Increased appetite, Weight gain

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change
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 11, 2009 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Extreme sedation, Mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med makes you feel disconnected from the world for the 1st 3 weeks then you start to adapt, I took 1 1oo in the am and 3 at night, seemed to allow me to sleep off the worst of the side effects the med did relieved 85% of the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Extreme sedation, Mood swings, Mood swings

Aug 1, 2008 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Extreme sedation, Mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Extreme sedation, Mood swings, Mood swings

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