13 patient evaluations for Guaifenesin

Feb 20, 2010 (Started Jun 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I didn't think this treatment was working. Once the mucinex became to expensive I found a generic form of guai. I take 3 tablets every 4-6 hours. I hate taking pills, so when I started my new job '09 October I took them less and less thinking I felt good so why did I need them? Well by December I was back to needing help getting out of a chair and hurting so much I want to cry all the time. By January I would sleep 6-10 hours, but after about 2 hours of being awake I felt like I had not slept at all and was ready for a 6 hour nap. So I am back on the guai. It wall probably take about 6 months or more to be back to feeling better again. But I proved to myself that this was helping me feel good enough to do things. It doesn't relieve the pain and fatigue completely, but get it to a level that I can handle.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 6 helpful marks

May 1, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: drink alot of water and dark stinky urine is normal when you first start taking it.

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 7, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: sometimes you are not taking enough. cough chronic since start of Effexor trying dextromorphan
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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