259 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

PrincessPain
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PrincessPain
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F37y
FM:4y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 7, 2012 (Started Apr 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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kittymom
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kittymom
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F71y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

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Apr 28, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG ANY MORE tHIS DRUG NEARLY CAUSED ME TO COMMIT SUSICIDE!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Feelings of isolation, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Fluid retention under the eyes, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, Jerky movements of hands, Jerky movements of arms, Jerky movements of feet, Suicidal thoughts or urges

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Muscle pain)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Jerky movements of feet, Fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Jerky movements of hands, Jerky movements of arms, Feelings of isolation, Facial swelling, Suicidal thoughts or urges, Muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would tell anyone don't try it! Even my Dr. won't prescribe it anymore after seeing what it's done to me and researching it from the company that makes it. According to the side effects listed by the company, these are all a "normal" reactions. Well I wish I'd have known that before I took it. I've tried to get off about 6 times now and every time I get down to the last few days of one pill the feelings of suicide are just awful and scare me so bad I have to go back on them. I don't know what the answer to this is. Do I have to go in to drug rehab to get off of the darn things? I wonder.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Feelings of isolation, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Fluid retention under the eyes, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, Jerky movements of hands, Jerky movements of arms, Jerky movements of feet, Suicidal thoughts or urges

Jan 24, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle pain)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Jerky movements of feet, Fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Jerky movements of hands, Jerky movements of arms, Feelings of isolation, Facial swelling, Suicidal thoughts or urges, Muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doctor placed me on Lyrica thinking it might help my pain, and perhaps they do somewhat, but they cause severe swelling , especially on my face in fluid filled blister like things. I have small bumps under my skin all over my upper torso which itch awfully all the time. I've tried to get off this drug twice with my doctors help and every time I had to go back on because the suicidal feelings were so strong, I couldn't take it any more. I wouldn't wish this drug on anyone!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Feelings of isolation, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Fluid retention under the eyes, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, Jerky movements of hands, Jerky movements of arms, Jerky movements of feet, Suicidal thoughts or urges

Jan 2, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Muscle pain)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Jerky movements of feet, Fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Jerky movements of hands, Jerky movements of arms, Feelings of isolation, Facial swelling, Suicidal thoughts or urges, Muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a drug I wouldn't ever give to anyone I cared about! It has caused me nothing but trouble from day1. Between the huge fluid filled blisters on my face to the constant muscle twitches and jerks, this is a drug that is more tha a sligt burden to my daily life and I would qut taking it immediately if I could, but the last problem and most important problem is the severe suicidal feelings I get as soon as I lower the dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Feelings of isolation, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Fluid retention under the eyes, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, Jerky movements of hands, Jerky movements of arms, Jerky movements of feet, Suicidal thoughts or urges

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Salbino
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Salbino
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:M51y
FM:4y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 26, 2012 (Started May 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Back pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Relieved a four month nausea/vomiting spell.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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racegrrl714
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racegrrl714
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F36y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Aug 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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Cagedbrd
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Cagedbrd
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 26
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Mar 31, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I do not recommend it, find something for the muscle pain. It is not worth the trauma to your body. I am now in the process of tapering off and can hopefully get back to normal.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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lilybet
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lilybet
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
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Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Mar 1, 2012 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm on multiple meds. I didn't know that the anorgasmia was directly caused by Lyrica until I discontinued it. What a relief!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Daytime sleepiness, Sexual dysfunction

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Daytime sleepiness, Sexual dysfunction, complete anorgasmia, Anorgasmia, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Daytime sleepiness, Sexual dysfunction

  • 1 helpful mark
Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M42y
CFS:9y Dx
FM:9y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Feb 29, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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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raehex
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raehex
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F25y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Numbness and tingling with pins and needles, Weight gain, Rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects do not really bother me, they're just something to keep in mind. It really does help though.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Motivatories
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Motivatories
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jan 19, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
CFS:?y
FM:7y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Lack of concentration, Blurry vision, Weight gain, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking Lyrica for a few years and then I had trouble with my insurance paying for my script so I stopped using the Lyrica for awhile. I finally got things squared away with the insurance and I started taking Lyrica again at a lower dose. Within 3 days of restarting the Lyrica my family noticed that I had changed. I was groggy and not paying attention to important things. I felt a presence who talked to me and I talked back. That was a really creepy feeling once I realized what was happening. I stopped taking the Lyrica again because my family was shocked at the difference in my behavior. My pain is worse without the Lyrica, but my life is much better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Lack of concentration, Brain fog, Weight gain, Weight gain

Nov 29, 2009 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle pain)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Lack of concentration, Blurry vision, Weight gain, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Before I was taking my current dose of 600 mg. of Lyrica a day I was a total mess with electric type pain consuming my whole body in addition to the regular type of pain that the doctor prescribes regular pain meds for. Now that I am on such a high dose of the Lyrica I am at least able to live a normal life where I am not constantly being electrocuted by everything I touch and feel inside.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Lack of concentration, Brain fog, Weight gain, Weight gain

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