12 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'numbness and tingling with pins and needles' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Nov 9, 2016 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: i manage with the fatigue, resting when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, drowsiness

Oct 27, 2011 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, drowsiness

Aug 7, 2011 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: i dont have much patience, took the neurontin and expected immediate results... i needed to give it time... im back on it again.. and trying to be patient...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, drowsiness

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects were almost as bad or worse than the sypmtoms.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, sleepiness, grogginess, fatigue, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, mood swings, brain fog

Jul 29, 2011 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess, sleepiness, weight gain, brain fog, mood swings, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This does help with the sensory problems that get so much worse in the summer. I do get fluid retention in my legs at the higher dosage so it does come with a trade off. Once the heat and humidity gets better - Sept. I go back to lower doses
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, sleepiness, grogginess, fatigue, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, mood swings, brain fog

Jun 5, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess, sleepiness, weight gain, brain fog, mood swings, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, sleepiness, grogginess, fatigue, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, mood swings, brain fog

Mar 12, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, brain fog, mood swings, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, sleepiness, grogginess, fatigue, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, mood swings, brain fog

Feb 17, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, brain fog, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, sleepiness, grogginess, fatigue, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, mood swings, brain fog

Jan 29, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, sleepiness, grogginess, fatigue, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, mood swings, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2011 (Started Jul 05, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2009 (Started Jul 05, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 19, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 2, 2011 (Started Sep 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Covered most things.... no addiction. wonder drug!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Neurontin is tough to get used to originally but once thru the first period of adjustment, it's ok after that.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be prepared for potential for hallucinations in your dreams, a sense of unreality mixing with reality in the first week or two... then it quits. I had this happen twice as the first time I quit it immediately scared out of my wits, but then once realizing what's going on, bore thru it, but it's an emotional roller coaster. Then I conducted my own experiment and quit it thinking it wasn't doing its job and my pain level jumped from about a 2 to a 12 til I got back on it again... silly me. It works. Stops the repetitive spasms and reduces the pain to a tolerable level.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 23, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I jst could not continue todel with the weight gain.
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2009 (Started Mar 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2009 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tired legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are taking too many gapenten pills, you may want to switch to Lyrica.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily

Jan 3, 2009 (Started Jan 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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