68 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'pain'

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May 29, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Probably cuts 85% of nerve pain. Would rather not continue to take this as it is an epilepsy drug and am wondering what it is doing to my brain. New York is on the Opiod bandwagon and all doctors are afraid of prescribing anything other than hydrocodone. I would rather take Percocet and cut 95% of all my nerve pain and not take this anymore.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 28, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Probably cuts 85% of nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 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

Oct 11, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: n/a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Jan 27, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Oct 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 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 Jun 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 8, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 30, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes, dry mouth, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: do not drive while taking. strong medicine 4 pain. I still drive, so I only take it before bed. It also helps me sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 6, 2015 (Started Feb 24, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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