9 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Sep 3, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take with food or milk. It can upset your stomach. When I first started taking gabapentin it actually stopped all of the `phantom' pain in my arms and legs. Could hardly believe it! For the longest time I is on 1600 mg a day and now up to 2400 mg a day since they are taking me off the morphine.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Nov 08, 2013)

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

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual dysfunction, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I really do enjoy taking this medication for my Fibro because most of my Fibro is located in my legs and back. I also had surgery done on my feet which messed up the nerves in them and the Neurontin has really helped with that. My dosage might be lowered, but it still helped(s) a lot. I really think this is one of the better medication out there for the "middle of the day" treatment for Fibro.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 22, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual dysfunction, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Neurontin does help with my Fibromyalgia, but it is only very slightly. I take 400 mg 4 times a day and it does help it slightly, but it helps more with the nerve damage I have in my feet and in my legs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual dysfunction, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only benefit I get is that it works well with my savella.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin only works for minior aches. I have found that when someone like myself has a severe case of Fibro, it doesn't work so well. But it does help to take the mild cases of pain that I have throughout the day between doses of Savella.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 29, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness in knees)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be eliminating the fibro pain & stiffness I was able to get back to treating probably the source of my FMS, which is chronic pain from a curved spine. Also able to recognized I have ADHD.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 19, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cannot take antacids within 2 hrs of taking pill, so if you have acid reflux, GERD etc it can be difficult to time or coordinate. If I skip a treatment I start to experience pain/stiffness within hours. Helped with sleep more at the beginning then it does now, but still helps.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin helped my pain A LOT. With improvements in diet and lifestyle and lowering my stress level I've been able to gradually decrease my dose from 1200 mg a day to 300-600 mg a day. I experienced minimal side effects from this drug. My mother also has fibromyalgia (she has peripheral neuropathy as well) and has had a very good response to it also.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Dec 18, 2009 (Started Jul 11, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had lost 40 lbs within a year and had had no dosage change on this rx, so asked the Dr about it. He has had me to gradually decrease my dosage from 600mg in the am to 400 in am, and 900mg in pm to 500 mg in pm. If you do this, do it 100mg at a time. I tried to do it all at once, and my nervous system reaction wasn't pleasant at all. On the upside, I've lost another 8 lbs!!!
Side effects: weight gain, constipation

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Nov 6, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medicine along with bupropion and PROBIOTICS as a triligy, has completely changed my life!! i've been pain free since 9/11/09!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 20, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: it is better than Lyrica for me and NO side effects. I didn't loose weight but i didn't gain any either.....like Lyrica, did to me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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