266 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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Sep 26, 2016 (Started May 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

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Jul 21, 2016 (Started Apr 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It helps for awhile and then I seem to build a tolerance. I just had a change in dose to double and expect worsening fog and anxiousness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 1, 2016 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 1, 2015 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 2, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My only "burden" with this medication is the high price. My insurance doesn't cover this particular medication very well. Instead of my usual $15 it's $50. Oh well.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jan 2, 2016 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (involuntary movement)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking this after discussing it with my doctor. I was having involuntary twitches and muscle movements that I found very disturbing and was concerned that they would become permanent. I found the Lyrica to only help on a minimal level. Yes it did take some of the pain away, but not enough to make it worth the side effects becoming permanent.

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Dec 30, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Oct 15, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It was helpful for a time, but eventually the costs outweighed the benefits.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 12, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wasn't always sure that this expensive med was working, but now that it has been discontinued, I realize that it was quite effective in reducing my neuropathic pain. I am currently working with my medical team to slowly stop each of my meds, in order to determine the cost/benefit of each, and to see if that may reduce the severity of some of my symptoms. Although I do feel a bit clearer cognitively without the lyrica, if I cannot manage my pain, I will certainly restart it when I can.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2015 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to take it as directed. It won't work if you don't maintain therapeutic levels.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, blurry vision, muscle twitching (fasciculations), dry mouth, headaches, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • 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: muscle twitching (fasciculations), tachycardia (fast heart rate), weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, headaches

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, blurry vision, muscle twitching (fasciculations), dry mouth, headaches, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • 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: muscle twitching (fasciculations), tachycardia (fast heart rate), weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, headaches

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision, muscle twitching (fasciculations), dry mouth, headaches, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), tachycardia (fast heart rate), weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, headaches

Dec 11, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision, muscle twitching (fasciculations), dry mouth, headaches, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), tachycardia (fast heart rate), weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2015 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve damage)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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