266 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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Dec 9, 2008 (Started May 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Start out at a low dose and work your way up. Try to stay on the lowest dose possible that will help control your pain. If you need to use during the day, use a low dose (25 to 50mg).
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 19 helpful marks

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Jun 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: increase in appetite
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, weight gain

  • 2 helpful marks

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty falling asleep, drowsiness, migraine headaches, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i would be very careful going too high on doseage, i was ok on 75mg x 3 times a day, but when i went up to 100 mg x 3 daily, i actually felt worse than before i started.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

May 16, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i would advice people to give lyrica a try because i haven't had any side effects so far, and have been on it a couple of months now. since the dr upped my dose to 175mg a day i am not having naps during the day either
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

Apr 25, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (difficulty falling asleep, drowsiness, migraine headaches, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it is not having a great impact on my life at the moment with all the headaches and the drowsiness during the day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

Apr 8, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty falling asleep, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it seemed to be going well but the last week have been in more pain, this may be because i have been under an awful lot of stress in the last two weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

Mar 10, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the first couple of nights i had problems getting to sleep, till 5am but now it it about 1am which is a lot better and i not drowsy during the day like i was with gabapentin. so that is a good thing. and my hip pain is a lot better than it was.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

Mar 7, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty falling asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i am only taking lyrica at night so far, as the dr told me to do it gradually. the only thing i have found is i have having a lot of trouble sleeping at night, not getting to sleep till about 5am. which is worse than i was before but i am trying to stick with it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep, blurry vision, repeating myself without realizing it in a converation, migraine headaches, drowsiness, sore top of foot for 3 days having trouble walking

  • 2 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 26, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is an incredibly useful treatment for me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

May 9, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: memory problems and word finiding difficulties were starting again on 150 mg and because of that dr choi told me to stop taking them completely
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps me sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Apr 3, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have gone back on lyrica for the third time because the minute i came off the last 75mg tablet i had a lot of trouble sleeping. so i am trying it just for the sleep benefits for a month
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: neurologist said that all my problems with memory and brain fog and word finding difficulties and balance problems are all down to side affects of lyrica so i should come off it immediately but slowly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Feb 14, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Feb 6, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps me get to sleep at nite
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 23, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the numbness in my left leg has finally gone and i have had 3 good days this week which is a bonus
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, numbness in legs, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have had numbness in left leg from hip right down to my toes so much so that i couldn't even feel when i was being tickled. it was really bad for a week, but has tailed off a bit now, even though it is still there the intensity is not as bad. i have tingling in the toes too.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 19, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: since i have been taking 100mg in the morning and 200mg at night i have not had the headaches.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: have started taking 100mg during the day and 200mg at night and it has stopped the headaches
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, word finding difficulty, headaches which last for 5 days at a time)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: pain relief has been good
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 28, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), difficulty falling asleep, fibro fog, word finding difficulty)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some nights i am getting to sleep straight away and other nights i am still awake at 2am but it isn't as bad as 5am i suppose. helps with the pain, and haven't noticed any other side affects yet.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), fibro fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 21, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), fibro fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 14, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, brain fog, diarrhea, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), fibro fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 31, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, brain fog, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), fibro fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 23, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems, brain fog, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), fibro fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 12, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems, brain fog, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), fibro fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: sleeping better at night and not that drowsy during the day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness in legs, balance problems, word finding difficulty, brain fog, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, feeling of lump in throat (globus sensation), constant brain fog, fibro fog

  • 2 helpful marks

Feb 5, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: For about a year this was the best treatment I have found for my FM. We also found that I had gained 30 pounds within a year and this was 3 months after having our youngest daughter Hana. So, now I am struggling to lose the weight. I would recommend Lyrica to anyone if they are looking for pain relief, but also stress there is a huge side effect of weight gain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, headaches

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, headaches

Mar 10, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, headaches

Jan 28, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, headaches

Jan 25, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, headaches

Jan 14, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, headaches

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, headaches

Jan 7, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, headaches

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it caused a tremendous weight gain/increased appetite and really didn't help my pain at all. After being on it for four months, I gained 25 pounds.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Mar 8, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Being already overweight, I have gained about 15 pounds since beginning treatment. This is very upsetting to me, as well as counter-productive as I know extra weight can make the pain of Fibro worse. I actually plan on weaning off of it.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I began taking Lyrica for my fibromyalgia but I have to tell you it has also virtually taken away my migraines and restless leg syndrome. Really happy about that. I get a lot of samples from my doctor as my co-pay for this medication is $40 and I can't usually afford that. Because of this, I take lower than the prescribed dose so I can make the samples last longer. My prescribed dosage is 300 mg a day, but I only take anywhere from 100 to 200 mg daily.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

Nov 8, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: dizziness

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 15, 2012 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (brain fog, weight gain, blurry vision, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking Lyrica for a few years and then I had trouble with my insurance paying for my script so I stopped using the Lyrica for awhile. I finally got things squared away with the insurance and I started taking Lyrica again at a lower dose. Within 3 days of restarting the Lyrica my family noticed that I had changed. I was groggy and not paying attention to important things. I felt a presence who talked to me and I talked back. That was a really creepy feeling once I realized what was happening. I stopped taking the Lyrica again because my family was shocked at the difference in my behavior. My pain is worse without the Lyrica, but my life is much better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, brain fog, weight gain, weight gain, problems concentrating

Nov 29, 2009 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, weight gain, blurry vision, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Before I was taking my current dose of 600 mg. of Lyrica a day I was a total mess with electric type pain consuming my whole body in addition to the regular type of pain that the doctor prescribes regular pain meds for. Now that I am on such a high dose of the Lyrica I am at least able to live a normal life where I am not constantly being electrocuted by everything I touch and feel inside.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, brain fog, weight gain, weight gain, problems concentrating

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication helps me to stay a sleep more than if I did not take it. It helps with the pain at night and makes sleeping a little easier. I notice a huge difference when I do not take it. The only side effect is sleepiness and so I choose to only take it at night before bed.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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