13 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'nerve pain (neuralgia)' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Jan 16, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain in left leg)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain caused by non-painful stimuli (allodynia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, speech ataxia-problems coordinating speech, decreased sex drive (libido), brain fog, balance problems, dizziness, memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been on this for a few yrs now. It has helped a bit more than previous meds, but without the combo of pain meds, natural supplements and going gluten-free, it is only a mild improvement.  I can definitely tell when I'm an hour or 2 late for taking it because the pain creeps in significantly. This makes me worry that it's more of a drug-dependence (withdrawl) for my body, than my typical pain, but bc I get all over nerve pain, it's hard to differentiate. I don't have this problem with my pain meds and have also been on them for years. Also, my memory and cognitive functioning has been decreasing and it's very difficult to tell if that's med related or something else is going on. As far as, energy, it continues to deplete, but that could be Thyroid related or something else. I still prefer these over the other meds I've tried for allodynia, nerve pain and Fibromyalgia. 
Cost: < $25 monthly

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 pain caused by non-painful stimuli (allodynia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, speech ataxia-problems coordinating speech, decreased 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

  • 1 helpful mark

May 11, 2015 (Started Jan 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Mar 28, 2015 (Started Jan 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Sep 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped the nerve pain I was experiencing for a bit but since I was mis-diagnosed this drug would never have helped me since my problem was not a pinched nerve but severe osteo-arthritis in my left hip. I took this drug unnecessarily for a year because I just hoped it might be doing something. Wishful thinking was all I was swallowing..
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I always pair this with Trileptal As they both seem more effective that way.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2013 (Started May 17, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (temper tantrums)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, brain fog, memory problems, balance problems, vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Aug 16, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, brain fog, memory problems, balance problems, vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps a lot with anxiety better than any other anti-anxiety meds I've taken

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Jul 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 28, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment works wonders for me to an extent it doesn't solve the problem but it makes the problem easier to live with other than the drowsiness top notch.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (moodiness, taste changed, confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Causes very strange mood-effects. Also causes somniloquy (sleep-talking) & changes in mood & behavior. Very adverse reactions, not worth the benefit.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: confusion, taste changed

  • 0 helpful marks
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