36 patient evaluations for Pregabalin with a cost of $25-49

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aj81189
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aj81189
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M55y
FM:12y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 16, 2015 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Swelling in feet, Swelling in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works best for me. Lyrica has lessened symptoms of fybromalgia.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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lizupatree
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lizupatree
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F57y
FM:12y Dx
CFS:14y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 20, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Heart rate increased, Headaches, Dry mouth, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Blurry vision, Weight gain, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Be VERY careful about missed doses - especially on higher dosages. I found when they had me on higher dosages that if I missed a dose - or heaven forbid, ran out, I had horrible withdrawal symptoms (much like a heroine addict) with sweats and chills and abdominal cramping and nausea with explosive diarrhea.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heart rate increased, Weight gain, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Blurry vision, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Headaches

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Heart rate increased, Headaches, Dry mouth, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Blurry vision, Weight gain, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had no idea how much pain I had on a constant level until I took this. It has worked wonderfully on the fibromyalgia pain, which is not MS related. I have applied to and been accepted by Pfizer's program that offers Lyrica free to those who are on limited incomes. If you are on a limited income, look up Pfizer's free Lyrica program on the internet.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heart rate increased, Weight gain, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Blurry vision, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Headaches

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Heart rate increased, Headaches, Dry mouth, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Blurry vision, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Side effects: Heart rate increased, Weight gain, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Blurry vision, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Headaches

Dec 11, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Heart rate increased, Headaches, Dry mouth, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Blurry vision, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Side effects: Heart rate increased, Weight gain, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Blurry vision, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Headaches

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Kaessa
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Kaessa
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F51y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 28, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • side effects
    Severe (Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Lack of concentration, Brain fog, Tiredness, Daytime sleepiness, Dizziness (vertigo), Forgetting Words, Forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gradually just stopped working.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Daytime sleepiness, Brain fog, Lack of concentration, Tiredness

Jun 8, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Lack of concentration, Brain fog, Tiredness, Daytime sleepiness, Dizziness (vertigo), Forgetting Words, Forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Now that I'm taking a lower dosage, I really like Lyrica. At higher doses, I was a raging maniac that could barely remember her own name. That IS an exaggeration, but only a slight one. At the lower dosage, I don't get the anger symptoms, and the memory issues are bearable. I still have a hard time remember anything, I have to write everything down on my calendar.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Daytime sleepiness, Brain fog, Lack of concentration, Tiredness

Mar 12, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Lack of concentration, Brain fog, Tiredness, Daytime sleepiness, Dizziness (vertigo), Forgetting Words, Forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The lower dosage in combination with Trazodone has been working amazingly well. I haven't had many of the mood issues I had before. I'm feeling a lot more like a normal human being and am working on getting my stamina back.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Daytime sleepiness, Brain fog, Lack of concentration, Tiredness

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Lack of concentration, Brain fog, Tiredness, Daytime sleepiness, Dizziness (vertigo))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The brain fog and mood swings were more than I could deal with. It worked wonderfully on the Fibro pain, but I could barely remember my name.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Increased fatigue, Weight gain, Mood swings, Daytime sleepiness, Brain fog, Lack of concentration, Tiredness

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DazedandBewildered
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DazedandBewildered
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F61y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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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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ldylarke
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ldylarke
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F46y
CFS:?y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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summergirl
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summergirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: None
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F58y
FM:6y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 7, 2012 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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motherg00se
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motherg00se
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 53
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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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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kirstiurp
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kirstiurp
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F29y
FM:9y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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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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:9y 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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lillylover
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lillylover
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 12, 2012 (Started Oct 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fainting, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Fainting, Dizziness

Apr 19, 2011 (Started Oct 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fainting, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Having a lot of dizziness today - try to drink a lot of water and eat enough food to keep my blood sugar level even. Still trying to figure out how to combat the dizziness.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Fainting, Dizziness

Apr 11, 2011 (Started Oct 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fainting, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Strong connection to hydration and hunger. Makes me feel lightheaded and have become very faint while taking this medicine several times. It gets worse when I change my dosage up or down, so I always slowly back off or add to my dosage as needed. Eventually I plan to go off this medication if my tingling and numbness starts to get better on its own.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Fainting, Dizziness

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