54 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'Fibromyalgia' with a side effects rating of Moderate

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catherinefibrocat
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catherinefibrocat
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F45y
FM:10y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jul 30, 2009 (Started Apr 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: IT DOES HELP WITH THE PAIN... BUT THE WEIGHT GAIN AND drowsiness and i have started swelling up water..retention.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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dnolB
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dnolB
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F51y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 9, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the pain treatment is what you have to focus on and not the mirror reflecting the added weight back at you.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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Freddie33
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Freddie33
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F37y
CFS:16y Dx
FM:12y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment MAY help those with 1-4 Points of Fibro but, if you are higher like I am (18 of 18) it DOES NOT help!!!

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gridly1
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gridly1
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F57y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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Nightingale3
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Nightingale3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jun 27, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Daytime sleepiness, Slow to wake in morning, Increased fatigue, Lack of concentration, Tiredness, Blurry vision, Weight gain, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be careful when initi ating treatment-watch carefully-for side effects, especially the sedative effect. Keep your doctor informed to how you are reacting to it, and to how well it is working for your pain. This is definitely NOT an ideal drug.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Increased fatigue, Tiredness, Slow to wake in morning, Daytime sleepiness, Lack of concentration, Weight gain, Blurry vision, Brain fog, Brain fog

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Secondwinds
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Secondwinds
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F57y
CFS:25y Dx
FM:20y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 11, 2009 (Started May 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Swelling in ankles, Swelling in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Swelling in feet

Dec 10, 2006 (Started May 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Swelling in ankles, Swelling in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Swelling in feet

Oct 24, 2006 (Started May 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Swelling in ankles, Swelling in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: It was wonderful for pain. However, it started to cause my feet and ankles to swell and was discontinued two months later.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Swelling in feet

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amysmiths
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amysmiths
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F51y
CFS:?y
FM:12y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 19, 2009 (Started Apr 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Slow to wake in morning, Increased fatigue, Daytime sleepiness, Tiredness, Weight gain, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor(s), Tiredness, Slow to wake in morning, Daytime sleepiness, Weight gain, Increased fatigue, Brain fog

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pappabear
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pappabear
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:M62y
FM:?y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 12, 2009 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Lack of concentration, Daytime sleepiness, Brain fog, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Side effects: Daytime sleepiness, Lack of concentration, Dizziness, Brain fog, Brain fog

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kittykittykitty
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kittykittykitty
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:15y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 1, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped me to sleep. It caused weight gain :-( It is to expensive, I am supose to take 150mg twice a day now I tried it for a while.....I felt better, but the cost caused me to drop it down to 150mg at bedtime. My co pay it cost $95.00 a month (30 days supply)
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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andi114
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andi114
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F51y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 22, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Spaced out, Daytime sleepiness, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i am so happy with this drug and it's pain relief.
Side effects: Spaced out, Tiredness, Daytime sleepiness

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Spaced out, Daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: make sure you give it some time. i took a week for me to start feeling the pain relief.
Side effects: Spaced out, Tiredness, Daytime sleepiness

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