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

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CarynH
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CarynH
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: Crohn's Disease 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Crohn's Disease

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Jul 11, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Increased anxiety, Grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 24, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Increased anxiety, Grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Causes a bit of anxiety and takes a while to get on a scheduled dose high enough to help for major symptoms due to gradual increases in dosage.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Jan 16, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Nerve pain in left leg)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Allodynia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for CRPS II (Complex regional pain syndrome type II))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Speech ataxia-problems coordinating speech, Loss of sex drive (libido), Brain fog, Balance problems, Dizziness, Memory and cognition problems)
  • 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

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suburbanexile
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suburbanexile
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F51y
FM:11y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 25, 2013 (Started Sep 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication seems to have been even more effective at treating my fatigue than my FM nerve pain though it seems to have done a fairly good job with that too.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
biker72
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biker72
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:M44y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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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
MintyPanda
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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
KarenFL
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KarenFL
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:16y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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jbarker2k
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jbarker2k
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F34y
FM:4y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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tuufulhundin
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tuufulhundin
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F53y
FM:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 22, 2012 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • 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 Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • 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 Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • 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 Aching burning throbbing body pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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venicequeen
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venicequeen
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F45y
FM:14y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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
badger71
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badger71
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F44y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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