10 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Apr 28, 2017 (Started Apr 25, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 2, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, increased anxiety, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 11, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, 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

Sep 29, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2011 (Started Jul 22, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: still stepping up to the 900mg dosage over the next few weeks. I've yet to notice a change if any in my pain level.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 14, 2011 (Started Jan 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for complex regional pain syndrome type I)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for central pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo, swelling in hands, swelling in feet, muscle twitching (fasciculations), double vision (diplopia), dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When taking gabapentin prior to breakfast in the morning on an empty stomach, I experienced severe dizzy spells mid-morning. Taking this medicine with or after breakfast combats this side effect.
Side effects: swelling in hands, muscle twitching (fasciculations), vertigo, double vision (diplopia), swelling in feet, dizziness

Jun 12, 2011 (Started Jan 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for central pain syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for complex regional pain syndrome type I)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo, swelling in hands, swelling in feet, muscle twitching (fasciculations), double vision (diplopia), dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: swelling in hands, muscle twitching (fasciculations), vertigo, double vision (diplopia), swelling in feet, dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med [aka Neurontin] Rx'd specifically for bipolar, but chosen because also affects nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, weight gain, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, dizziness, brain fog

Jun 13, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This has really messed up my brain, I have the attention span of a gnat.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, dizziness, brain fog

Jun 6, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, dizziness, brain fog

May 26, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, dizziness, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 5, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2006)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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