19 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Feb 28, 2017 (Started Jun 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2016 (Started Nov 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: watch your weight

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 16, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizzy spells, neck movement dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness), forgetfulness, forgetting words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2013 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 20, 2011 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps to manage pain well, but may not be tolerated well by everyone. I notice perhaps more memory issues since taking Neurontin again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 25, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have tried Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella all with horrible side effects. I don't see any side effects from what I can tell with the Neurontin. I am on a patient assistance program and get this medication for $5 a month which as I understand is a processing type fee from where I get it from.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 5, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • 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 whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • 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
    Slight (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • 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 whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • 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 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

Feb 19, 2011 (Started Aug 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't like having to take 3 pills a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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