13 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'Pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

ColorMeMary
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ColorMeMary
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F62y
FM:7y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 28, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Lack of concentration, Daytime sleepiness, Tiredness, Blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Yearly
Advice & Tips: The need for trusted caregiver, when needed. Find other hobbies that you can do, such as reading. Good eating habits and vitamins as needed. Keep famiy and friends close. Prayer is important. Laughter is very important.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Tiredness, Daytime sleepiness, Lack of concentration

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mbgm14
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mbgm14
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 4, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: Weight gain

Aug 21, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: that it can (and does) cause weight gain, but it really helps the neuropathic pain - I tried 4 days back on Tramadex and ibuprofen and ended up in severe pain. I've decided that I'll deal with any wt gain that I have, but I'll definitely stay on the Lyrica.
Side effects: Weight gain

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SaraJean
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SaraJean
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
36 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
PTSD

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Jan 5, 2009 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Blurry vision, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: That if you need this medicine but can't afford it, look up Pfizer's website - they have a form you can fill out that will tell you what programs they have you're eligible for. Just fill it out, print out the forms they indicate (and make sure you read everything, it can be a bit confusing, and you need a separate form for the Lyrica too), take them to your Dr, mail them, and you're done. It's not hard at all, and I'm one of those people that really has a hard time getting things done.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Dizziness

Dec 10, 2008 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I get this medication through Pfizer's "Connection To Care" Program due to the fact that my medical insurance refuses to pay for it even though it's on the drug plan I have. I've been fortunate to receive this medication through the program.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Blurry vision, Dizziness

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