267 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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Apr 15, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: POSSIBLE unexpected results: improved incontinence (went off of Cymbalta around the same time, so not sure which, if either, was to credit because I am beginning to see a decline) Neurontin, although much cheaper, seems to be far less effective. I have lost my prescription coverage through my husband's health insurance, so I can no longer afford Lyrica.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Sep 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try samples first. It helps a lot of people, it just didn't work for me.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 12, 2012 (Started Jul 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 6, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 2, 2012 (Started Aug 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, brain fog, swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first tried Lyrica at 300mg/day, I experienced severe swelling in my ankles, legs, wrists, hands. This time I am not having any problems with swelling. Perhaps it was too much salt intake, perhaps it was the Lyrica. I don't know for sure. Now being on a 300mg/day for a month, I experience more drowsiness than before. I feel foggy and unable to focus for several hours at a time. I also require more naps than before. One has to weight the benefits with the side effects. For now, I believe that the pain relief I get is worth the side effects. My pain is not 100% gone, not ever. But it is better than before.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2012 (Started Sep 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 18, 2012 (Started Sep 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use a 2x daily pill container for my meds to remind me to take them and show me if I missed a dose. My phone is set to go off to remind me to take my afternoon dose. My boyfriend and other friends remind me to take my meds. Lyrica helps me not to feel so much acheyness and pain most days.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped taking once a day in a.m.; then stopped taking it at night. Haven't noticed much of a difference except slightly more awake during the day.

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works for muscles aches and pains.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2012 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps with insomnia, somewhat. I don't have any problems taking this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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