258 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Mar 22, 2012 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Nov 24, 2010 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Well apart from the weight gain and feeling like I am going potty it seems to be working pretty well.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Nov 2, 2010 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Oct 21, 2010 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Nov 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • 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

Dec 4, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Unable to function)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 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

May 2, 2014 (Started Jan 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • 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

Jun 8, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxiety and frustration)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mental breakdown)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 10, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mental breakdown)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxiety and frustration)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 16, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain caused by non-painful stimuli (allodynia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain in left leg)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems, dizziness, balance problems, brain fog, decreased sex drive (libido), speech ataxia-problems coordinating speech, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been on this for a few yrs now. It has helped a bit more than previous meds, but without the combo of pain meds, natural supplements and going gluten-free, it is only a mild improvement.  I can definitely tell when I'm an hour or 2 late for taking it because the pain creeps in significantly. This makes me worry that it's more of a drug-dependence (withdrawl) for my body, than my typical pain, but bc I get all over nerve pain, it's hard to differentiate. I don't have this problem with my pain meds and have also been on them for years. Also, my memory and cognitive functioning has been decreasing and it's very difficult to tell if that's med related or something else is going on. As far as, energy, it continues to deplete, but that could be Thyroid related or something else. I still prefer these over the other meds I've tried for allodynia, nerve pain and Fibromyalgia. 
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 16, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain caused by non-painful stimuli (allodynia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain in left leg)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems, dizziness, balance problems, brain fog, decreased sex drive (libido), speech ataxia-problems coordinating speech, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure that you eat a solid meal before taking and don't plan time drive. The nausea and dizziness is enough to make you uncoordinated. For me luckily, the side effects, other than the nausea, have decreased a little.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 30, 2018 (Started Mar 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 24, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I'll take the 600 milligrams at night I sleep well usually. However if I take More than 1300 milligram tab in the daytime I'm too sleepy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 11, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I am now taking only the 600 milligrams at bedtime , to help me sleep. I have no nerve pain now .

Dec 3, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Has made me too sleepy in the daytime,so I take a smaller dose wyen not working.

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jan 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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