30 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'Fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

MatchboxLizard
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MatchboxLizard
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F55y
FM:2y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 15, 2013 (Started Apr 18, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was very helpful for me, and I had good results with it. My advice: be consistent in taking Lyrica. Do not skip doses. I know that it gets old, always having to take a handful of pills every time you turn around. But this is about restoring your quality of life. This medication was like standing in the sunshine after having been locked up in a damp cave. It makes that much difference!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Kaessa
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Kaessa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
CFS:4y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 8, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Now that I'm taking a lower dosage, I really like Lyrica. At higher doses, I was a raging maniac that could barely remember her own name. That IS an exaggeration, but only a slight one. At the lower dosage, I don't get the anger symptoms, and the memory issues are bearable. I still have a hard time remember anything, I have to write everything down on my calendar.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Daytime sleepiness, Brain fog, Lack of concentration, Tiredness

Mar 12, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The lower dosage in combination with Trazodone has been working amazingly well. I haven't had many of the mood issues I had before. I'm feeling a lot more like a normal human being and am working on getting my stamina back.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Daytime sleepiness, Brain fog, Lack of concentration, Tiredness

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The brain fog and mood swings were more than I could deal with. It worked wonderfully on the Fibro pain, but I could barely remember my name.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Daytime sleepiness, Brain fog, Lack of concentration, Tiredness

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carlajcarter
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carlajcarter
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Unreported
Fatigue: Unreported
Sleep: Unreported
Stiffness: Unreported
Function: Unreported
External_stress: Unreported
Stickman: unreported
Description:F56y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 20, 2012 (Started Apr 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works extremely well for the fibro; I started taking topomax to off set the weight gain about a year ago and it has helped tremendously
Cost: < $25 monthly

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danirae
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danirae
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F34y
FM:11y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication helps me to stay a sleep more than if I did not take it. It helps with the pain at night and makes sleeping a little easier. I notice a huge difference when I do not take it. The only side effect is sleepiness and so I choose to only take it at night before bed.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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isilzha
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isilzha
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F40y
FM:10y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M40y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 29, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta (duloxetine) was helpful, but did not usually address all of my nerve pain. I resumed Lyrica and slowly worked up to my current dosage until I achieved analgesia (absence of pain). The only time I notice nerve pain is on bad days when the nerve pain returns. I might speak to my pain management doctor about taking an additional dose on those days because the pain is significant. Not sure if this ia an accepted protocol.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 2, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 375 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It reduces nerve pain in my legs, but it does not remove it most days. My arms are better, but when my bad days hit, it fails to cover the pain just like my legs. Overall, it appears to work, but it is not totally effective and increasing the dose is not
Cost: $200+ monthly

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mamadee35
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mamadee35
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Unreported
Fatigue: Unreported
Sleep: Unreported
Stiffness: Unreported
Function: Unreported
External_stress: Unreported
Stickman: unreported
Description:F38y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:9y Dx
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

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Dec 4, 2011 (Started Sep 05, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 25 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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anna4302
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anna4302
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F39y
FM:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 14, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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BlessedByTheThorn
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BlessedByTheThorn
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F51y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 5, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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1978kellyanne
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1978kellyanne
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: None
36 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jul 21, 2011 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If i did not take this drug for my pain i would not be able to get out of bed!! i have tried all the immediate drugs that are given by the gp's and this is my life saver by far and i had no side effects at all and i would know as i have a massive fear on taking new drugs... it does not take away all the pain of course but for me if i dont take it im in that much pain i cant move so this drug is a massive thumbs up from me :)

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