263 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It made me dizzy as a bat!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Feb 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Morning nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jun 29, 2012 (Started Jan 04, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Vision changes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Coming off lyrics was horrible, ive done it twice now and b oth times it affected my vision badly.

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Jun 28, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weight gain, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Good for NEADS but not grand mal
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Anorgasmia, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Jun 18, 2012 (Started Oct 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremors, Seizures, and Migraines)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 28, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects are barely noticeable now, but when I first started taking it, then when the dosage was increased, I couldn't stay awake for anything.

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May 22, 2012 (Started Jun 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Daytime tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: keep taking this med even if you have slight break through pain it won't be so bad
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 13, 2012 (Started Jun 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Daytime tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take as prescribed. Unfortunately, some fibro pain does break through
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2012 (Started Jun 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Daytime tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I still get some breakthrough fibro pain but it is not bad. The medication does take away the overall debilitating pain that I was feeling
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 21, 2012 (Started Jun 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Daytime tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this treatment is very easy to adhere to. It helps the fibro pain, but some can still break through on occassion.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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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, Fluid retention under the eyes, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) 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 (dyskinesia) of feet, Fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, Feelings of isolation, Facial swelling, Suicidal thoughts or urges, Muscle twitching)
  • 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, Fluid retention under the eyes, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) 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 (dyskinesia) of feet, Fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, Feelings of isolation, Facial swelling, Suicidal thoughts or urges, Muscle twitching)
  • 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, Fluid retention under the eyes, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) 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 (dyskinesia) of feet, Fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, Feelings of isolation, Facial swelling, Suicidal thoughts or urges, Muscle twitching)
  • 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, Fluid retention under the eyes, Large fluid filled blisters on face, Facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, Jerky movements (dyskinesia) of feet, Suicidal thoughts or urges

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