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

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Sep 11, 2009 (Started Aug 24, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (daytime sleepiness, tiredness, headaches, blurry vision, weight gain, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, dizziness, headaches, weight gain

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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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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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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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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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 27, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, fatigue, daytime sleepiness, slow to wake in morning, 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: problems concentrating, fatigue, tiredness, slow to wake in morning, daytime sleepiness, weight gain, blurry vision, brain fog, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

May 19, 2009 (Started Apr 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, slow to wake in morning, 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: fatigue, tremor(s), tiredness, slow to wake in morning, daytime sleepiness, weight gain, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2009 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Side effects: problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, dizziness, brain fog, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

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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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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