267 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

Dec 9, 2008 (Started May 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Start out at a low dose and work your way up. Try to stay on the lowest dose possible that will help control your pain. If you need to use during the day, use a low dose (25 to 50mg).
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 19 helpful marks

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Jun 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: increase in appetite
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, weight gain

  • 2 helpful marks

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty falling asleep, drowsiness, migraine headaches, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i would be very careful going too high on doseage, i was ok on 75mg x 3 times a day, but when i went up to 100 mg x 3 daily, i actually felt worse than before i started.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

May 16, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i would advice people to give lyrica a try because i haven't had any side effects so far, and have been on it a couple of months now. since the dr upped my dose to 175mg a day i am not having naps during the day either
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

Apr 25, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (difficulty falling asleep, drowsiness, migraine headaches, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it is not having a great impact on my life at the moment with all the headaches and the drowsiness during the day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

Apr 8, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty falling asleep, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it seemed to be going well but the last week have been in more pain, this may be because i have been under an awful lot of stress in the last two weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

Mar 10, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the first couple of nights i had problems getting to sleep, till 5am but now it it about 1am which is a lot better and i not drowsy during the day like i was with gabapentin. so that is a good thing. and my hip pain is a lot better than it was.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

Mar 7, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty falling asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i am only taking lyrica at night so far, as the dr told me to do it gradually. the only thing i have found is i have having a lot of trouble sleeping at night, not getting to sleep till about 5am. which is worse than i was before but i am trying to stick with it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

  • 2 helpful marks
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