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

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suburbanexile
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suburbanexile
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Some
Stickman: little
Description:F52y
FM:12y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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desi12
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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.

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Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61
Condition: Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis

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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

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lbarbeedoll
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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
Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 33
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for CRPS II (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 CRPS II (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

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kaywile
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kaywile
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 55
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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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

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vvmomof3
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vvmomof3
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F37y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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