259 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Mar 23, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, sleepiness, double vision (diplopia), memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: this medication did not help me that much. I still experience moderate to severe pain in my lower back, neck, hips, hands, arms, calf, thighs, fingers, shoulders, etc.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: double vision (diplopia), tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, memory problems, memory problems, sleepiness

Mar 16, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, sleepiness, double vision (diplopia), memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: double vision (diplopia), tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, memory problems, memory problems, sleepiness

Dec 19, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, sleepiness, double vision (diplopia), memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: sleeping all the time after having insomnia for over two years. Not complaining yet, but I am always tired and sleeping. Not getting enough exercise, and eating more. Only medication that has worked, and really eliminate the severe pain in my back, neck, legs, and hips, arm, and hands. Medication is working on all my pain, and I love it.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: double vision (diplopia), tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, memory problems, memory problems, sleepiness

Nov 21, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Just started this medication on 11/10/2009, 300 mg at bedtime. So far it does not seem to be reducing my pain level. Will be re-evaluated in December to determine how many mg I need to relieve this Fibro pain.
Side effects: double vision (diplopia), tired when first up in morning, extreme sedation, memory problems, memory problems, sleepiness

  • 3 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2010 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin takes time to build up in the system, so relief is not immediate. At my current dose I cannot miss a single dose, if I do the relief is lost for 24+ hours. This product (along with it's sister, Lyrica) cause me nightmare/nightterrors that can leave me with a panic attack when I wake. The gabapentin does not leave me as depressed as the Lyrica did, so I am currently remain with it as my primary treatment.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: panic attacks

  • 2 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (feeling intoxicated, woozy, agitation with irritability, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me gain weight. Even with diet and exercise. Not great for morale.
Side effects: increased appetite, feeling intoxicated, woozy, agitation with irritability

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (feeling intoxicated, woozy, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Feeling like I am getting slightly better sleep and it relieves the pain somewhat, but wears off quite quickly. Still numb hands and feet, still quite dizzy, very tired, but waking up on my own now, so that is something. Stil nauseated, but have been for a month now so don't knwo if its the meds or not.
Side effects: increased appetite, feeling intoxicated, woozy, agitation with irritability

Nov 6, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (feeling intoxicated, woozy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Feel like I slept for the first time in a long time. Woozy feeling, definitely would not drive on this med at this time. Kinda feel like I've had a couple of glasses of wine. Not putting a dent in the pain, but helping the fatigue a little.
Side effects: increased appetite, feeling intoxicated, woozy, agitation with irritability

  • 2 helpful marks

May 29, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Probably cuts 85% of nerve pain. Would rather not continue to take this as it is an epilepsy drug and am wondering what it is doing to my brain. New York is on the Opiod bandwagon and all doctors are afraid of prescribing anything other than hydrocodone. I would rather take Percocet and cut 95% of all my nerve pain and not take this anymore.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 28, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Probably cuts 85% of nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Aug 3, 2009 (Started Jul 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: worked great to kill my nerve pain in my spine, but added weight gain worked against the benefit
Side effects: increased appetite, weight gain

Sep 16, 2008 (Started Jul 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A fantastic med that is non-addictive, so is non-narcotic and also is not an opioid
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased appetite, weight gain

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jul 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: non-narcotic, no addictive factor, this is the 1st drug out of many that really deals with my pain and I dont even feel like I am taking a med.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased appetite, weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 10, 2009 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for burning sensation)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stopping, doesn't help, causing weight gain
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 25, 2010 (Started Sep 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After 24+ hours of nonstop nausea and vomiting I wouldn't take it again unless someone put a gun to my head, and then I'd think twice.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting

Sep 16, 2010 (Started Sep 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has caused me to have difficulty with balance.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Side effects: swelling in legs, feet and ankles

  • 1 helpful mark

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

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
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