7 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of None

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Jun 30, 2016 (Started Sep 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think my initial positive reaction coincided with a natural ebb of my symptoms. My pain and fatigue kicked up again even through I never missed a dose of the meds. Eventually I discussed dropping it from my regimen because I just didn't feel it was doing anything for me. I stopped about a year ago and the pain and fatigue did not spike. They tend to ebb and flow the same as before.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 25, 2013 (Started Sep 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication seems to have been even more effective at treating my fatigue than my FM nerve pain though it seems to have done a fairly good job with that too.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Oct 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I did not feel well taking this.

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Oct 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: The doctor wanted me to take 1 nightly for a week, then increase to 2 and so on until at a high dose. Side effects can be weight gain but for me, at this low dose, I found I would have some dizziness the next morning and blurry vision so no desire to increase. It does help some to ward off pain so I take it when my muscles are making noise like the next day will be a bad fibro day. Sometimes it prevents a bad day, sometimes it doesn't but I am not taking it as prescribed.

  • 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

Feb 13, 2013 (Started Dec 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 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: 800 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 19, 2012 (Started Dec 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 6, 2009 (Started May 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Side effects: brain fog, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks
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