69 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'nerve pain (neuralgia)'

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Apr 11, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I am now taking only the 600 milligrams at bedtime , to help me sleep. I have no nerve pain now .

Dec 3, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Has made me too sleepy in the daytime,so I take a smaller dose wyen not working.

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 21, 2018 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Three times daily
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jan 26, 2012 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

May 5, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 17, 2018 (Started Dec 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin has worked wonders for my neuralgia and for my trigeminal neuralgia that I've dealt with twice in the past year. I cannot recommend this drug enough for nerve pain.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2017 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: gabapentin continues to be very effective for weird nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I upped the dosage since the weird hands sensation has intensified.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 9, 2016 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin is a major help for weird nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 25, 2016 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Gabapentin continues to be a major reliever of nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 26, 2015 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My toes and feet no longer feel quite so strange, they still do feel some what odd, but much less so.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2017 (Started Jun 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 16, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 27, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Three times daily

  • 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

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
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