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

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Jun 30, 2016 (Started Oct 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 6, 2015 (Started Feb 24, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 7, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 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

Jan 7, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Starting to titer down on the gabapentin to see what, if any, affect it's still having on me. Taking one 300mg pill out of my daily dose each week, starting in the mornings.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tired eyes, dizziness, drowsiness, drowsiness

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm at the point now with the gabapentin that I'm wondering if it's doing anything. I've switched around the dosing schedule during the day and nothing happens. I thinking about doing a drug holiday to see what, if anything, it's doing for me anymore.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tired eyes, dizziness, drowsiness, drowsiness

Nov 23, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tired eyes, drowsiness, blurry vision, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking Gabapentin, I felt a little groggy during the day. I started at one 100mg cap three times a day, and told to increase to 1200mg/day spread out in 3 equal doses. I didn't feel "loopy" as my doc thought I might, so I titered up pretty quickly. It seemed to be helping a little with my mood, so I increased up to 600mg 3x/day (1800mg) over the next week. Every time I increased my dosage I felt a little tired/groggy but nothing too bad. Eventually I ended up at 2700mg/day (3 x 900mg/day) and that's where I've been for months. If I forget to take one of my doses, I can tell; I get very achy and sort of this "impending doom" feeling in my chest. In the beginning of treatment I experienced a significant improvement, but now sometimes I wonder if it's still working. I can miss a dose in the middle of the day, especially if I'm involved with something, and not notice -- but what reminds me is that my overall pain increases until I take it. One side effect that I noticed in the beginning was that food tasted so GOOD! I ate a lot, especially sweets, and gained about 20 lbs before I realized what was happening. Now that I'm aware of the tendency to overeat I'm watching it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tired eyes, dizziness, drowsiness, drowsiness

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tired eyes, dizziness, drowsiness, drowsiness

Jul 23, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tired eyes, drowsiness, blurry vision, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tired eyes, dizziness, drowsiness, drowsiness

May 4, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tired eyes, dizziness, drowsiness, drowsiness

Apr 27, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tired eyes, dizziness, drowsiness, drowsiness

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tired eyes, dizziness, drowsiness, drowsiness

  • 1 helpful mark

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

Oct 31, 2008 (Started Jun 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, weight gain, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the tiredness it causes
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, weight gain, fatigue, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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