10 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Jul 20, 2016 (Started Jan 27, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 30, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes, dry mouth, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: do not drive while taking. strong medicine 4 pain. I still drive, so I only take it before bed. It also helps me sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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 12, 2011 (Started Apr 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Definitely helps with neuropathic pains. Advil does not touch skin pain but a few days of Neurontin can. It might make you a little tired though.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 16, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (word fishing, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Side effects: word fishing, mood swings

Nov 5, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (word fishing, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Side effects: word fishing, mood swings

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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

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Nov 12, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking gabapentin has significantly alleviated the severe nerve pain i have in my neck and shoulders. this along with I.M.S. treatments are a God send. I eliminated the evening one as I felt to tired during the day. taking one in the morning and one at supper time seems to work for me. I very seldom have the nerve pain, sometimes when i'm on the computer and sometimes when i wear my jacket or a sweater even, a little pressure is sometimes to much pressure on my neck and causes pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it is such a relief to have relief from neck and nerve pain
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: THE IMPACT OF TAKING GABAPENTIN AS MUCH AS I HATE TAKING ANY MEDICATION, HAS BEEN HUGE FOR THE NERVE PAIN IN MY NECK AND SHIOULDERS
Side effects: sleepiness

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Sep 30, 2010 (Started Sep 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (extreme sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The best thing for pain I took in the last 4 months-no more arm pain
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: extreme sedation

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2010 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily

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Apr 24, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle weakness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although it did a great job of controlling the neuro pain, the rapid lose of muscle control was overwhelming. After discontinuing most of muscle control is back.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle weakness

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