72 patient evaluations for Milnacipran

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Apr 24, 2013 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, fatigue, racing heart feeling, shortness of breath (dyspnea), excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: shortness of breath (dyspnea), constipation, excessive sweating, fatigue, racing heart feeling

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, fatigue, racing heart feeling, shortness of breath (dyspnea), excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. switched me to Savella from Cymbalta to see if it made any more difference on pain and related symptoms. It does seem to work slightly better for pain, but has its own side effects. Overall, I think it is worth the switch.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: shortness of breath (dyspnea), constipation, excessive sweating, fatigue, racing heart feeling

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 15, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I felt that Savella was very effective in managing FM symptoms, however, with Obamacare, it was too expensive to keep taking it. I gradually weened off the medication, and am now using supplements from Melaleuca and JuicePlus and am doing just as well.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 11, 2009 (Started May 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches, abdominal pain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I really wish a doctor would listen to me, but I was told to be open-minded about trying new medications. No longer can I take this due to the agitation it gives me.
Side effects: headaches, abdominal pain, headaches

  • 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

Jul 28, 2009 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (full body restless syndrome, restless feeling in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: restless feeling in legs, full body restless syndrome

Jun 30, 2009 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: restless feeling in legs, full body restless syndrome

  • 0 helpful marks

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 27, 2009 (Started Aug 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (mood swings, depressed mood, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, headaches, personality change, short period flu like symptoms, inside of head didn't feel like it fit correctly, heavy sensation in head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: i became completely unable to function while taking. the effects took a long time to wear off, especially the mood swings and personality changes...took almost 3 weeks to a month to wear off.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heavy sensation in head, dizziness, mood swings, inside of head didn't feel like it fit correctly, short period flu like symptoms, nausea, personality change, depressed mood, fatigue, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 3, 2009 (Started Oct 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation, nausea, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It didn't work and made me very sick, ie. extremely nauseous.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, constipation, headaches, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks
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