48 patient evaluations for Gabapentin with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jul 12, 2017 (Started Jun 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (low testosterone, prolactin increased, oversleeping (too much sleep))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jun 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I notice improvement at the start of taking Neurontin, but not so much now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 11, 2016 (Started Jun 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: It has only been about 2 months but I have been feeling better, less emotional pain and less depression.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Dec 22, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Jan 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you want a happy sex life, replace it, or get off it as soon as possible!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 2, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, increased anxiety, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 11, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, increased anxiety, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 24, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased anxiety, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Causes a bit of anxiety and takes a while to get on a scheduled dose high enough to help for major symptoms due to gradual increases in dosage.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Nov 27, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: same as Lyrica. Beware side effects.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for complex regional pain syndrome type I)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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 1, 2013 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sciatic neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mental confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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