45 patient evaluations for Gabapentin with a side effects rating of Severe

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Jul 28, 2017 (Started Aug 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for diabetic neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (recurrent nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Track nightmares or unpleasant vivid dreams. Is there a pattern? Is there any emotional or cognitive benefit to the dreams? Is any effect on pain worth the disruption of the nightmares/dreams?
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 16, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizzy spells, neck movement dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness), forgetfulness, forgetting words)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain caused by non-painful stimuli (allodynia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: daytime sleepiness
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetic neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for cryoglobulinemia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood, crying for no reason, high feeling, spinning dizziness (vertigo), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It may work for others, but it had awful effects on me.

  • 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: 300 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

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 9, 2012 (Started Sep 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 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

Jun 28, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment works wonders for me to an extent it doesn't solve the problem but it makes the problem easier to live with other than the drowsiness top notch.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 14, 2012 (Started Feb 17, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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