24 patient evaluations for Milnacipran with a cost of Not specified

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Nov 8, 2010 (Started Nov 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Experiencing greater than normal suicidal thoughts again and just not sure if the medicine is causing this and also swelling and pain in my feet. Trying to get off as many meds as I can as my I seem to be intolerant of many meds and I can't tell if this is helping or hurting me. Plus it scares me to be taking so many meds. I only had professional samples - I never filled the script as I never had the money (have been out of work for 3 months since getting hte script and have had no money).

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Oct 28, 2010 (Started Aug 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Side effects: nausea

Aug 12, 2010 (Started Aug 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking Savella I was titrated to a 50mg dose twice daily and it made me really nauseated. The next time I saw the doctor, I told her I was getting very nauseated after taking it, and I was eating before I took it. She decreased the dose to 25mg twice a day. That helped with the nausea, but the pain was still pretty bad.
Side effects: nausea

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Aug 31, 2010 (Started Aug 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for whole body joint ache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

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Aug 20, 2010 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: weight gain

Aug 18, 2010 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Side effects: weight gain

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Jun 15, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleeplessness, tension in jaw, sweaty hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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Mar 11, 2010 (Started Oct 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Nausea caused weight loss.
Side effects: drowsiness, nausea

Jan 2, 2010 (Started Oct 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: drowsiness, nausea

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 4, 2010 (Started Feb 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, elevated blood pressure, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Side effects: nausea, elevated blood pressure, tachycardia (fast heart rate)

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Feb 1, 2010 (Started Mar 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, numbness in head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: numbness in head, headaches

Nov 30, 2009 (Started Mar 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, numbness in head)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: numbness in head, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 25, 2009 (Started Dec 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain worsened)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Increased pain, could not believe how bad it hurts now. And the pain has now gone from mainly in my arms to my back as well. Chills, I can feel the hairs on my head "growing' or standing on end. Nausea, vomitting if I take it without food. I will hang in for the rest of the trial period but then I'm through, I feel worse now then when I was taking nothing. Tired all the time, if I sit down I fall asleep right away. Ridiculous.
Side effects: pain worsened

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 7, 2009 (Started Nov 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started really slow taking only12.5 for about 10 days that move to the 25 mg and now I am taking 25 twice a day.
Side effects: nausea

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