20 patient evaluations for Milnacipran with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Aug 15, 2010 (Started Sep 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: pay very close attention to your mood and thought changes, especially in the first few weeks.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure increased, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Savella has saved my life & freed it of MOST of the fibro pain I was feeling and I sleep so much better & deeper. My husband says I talk in my sleep, so I am getting into that REM sleep that is so important to fibro treatment. I've been on many anti-depressants and I have to say, this one is the BEST for my fibro treatment. NOTE: it takes at least 6-8 weeks to notice benefits.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: high blood pressure increased, daytime sleepiness, excessive sweating

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Feb 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia/Anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle spasms

Feb 27, 2010 (Started Feb 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia/Anxiety)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had a little mental confusion, muscle rigidity and twitching so far.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle spasms

  • 0 helpful marks

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)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2010 (Started Jan 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If this doesn't make you sick to your stomach then I would try it. At the highest dose it did help with the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication can be very rough on the stomach in terms of nausea. We started me very slow...We took about a month to get me to my current dosage. I've lost quite a bit of weight (the opposite effect of Lyrica) because this med has effected my appetite...The weight loss was welcome. As it's similar to an antidepressant, it has also helped with my mood. It's turned the volume down on the fibro a notch or two, it's no silver bullet, though.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

  • 2 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 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

Aug 22, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Savella is a brand new drug that is intended to treat the pain, not the depression
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2009 (Started Jul 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness, headaches, heavy sensation in head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heavy sensation in head, dizziness, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
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