267 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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Apr 11, 2010 (Started Apr 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lyrica has caused marked drowsiness for me in the mornings. I take 75mg at night and upon waking in the morning do not want to get out of bed from extreme tiredness despite a full night sleep - or more

Apr 2, 2010 (Started Apr 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

May 21, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, swelling in lower extremities)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: the side effects I had was some sleepiness during the day even I took only at bedtime and some swelling of my lower legs, but it was not too bad.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, swelling in lower extremities

Apr 3, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, swelling in lower extremities)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, swelling in lower extremities

Mar 7, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, swelling in lower extremities)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this has helped me to manage my pain and to resume most activities I want to do. But I do have some slight swelling of my lower legs which goes down at night....could be from other reasons.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, swelling in lower extremities

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 12, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I picked up the medicine from the pharmacy, went home and ate and then took it. I was hurting pretty bad because I had been up most of the night with my 4 year old daughter coughing. My pain is worse when I don't get enough rest. I could tell about two hours after I took it that my pain was significantly decreased. I felt really good for the first time in a very, very long time. I was sooooo happy!!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, swelling in the abdominal region, intoxicated feeling, abdominal bloating

Aug 12, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was put on the titrate dose to end up taking 50mg twice a day, but it made me sick to my stomach, so the doctor changed it to 25mg twice a day and I don't feel sick anymore, but I still hurt.
Side effects: sleepiness, swelling in the abdominal region, intoxicated feeling, abdominal bloating

  • 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

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, blurry vision, dry mouth, dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, brain fog, blurry vision, dry mouth, dry throat

Dec 19, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, blurry vision, dry mouth, dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take your dose at the same time each day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, brain fog, blurry vision, dry mouth, dry throat

  • 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

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG ANY MORE tHIS DRUG NEARLY CAUSED ME TO COMMIT SUSICIDE!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), puffiness under the eyes, large fluid filled blisters on face, facial swelling/puffiness, itching arms and all over upper torso, jerky movements of hands, jerky movements of arms, jerky movements of feet, social withdrawal, suicidal thoughts or urges

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle twitching (fasciculations), suicidal thoughts or urges, facial swelling/puffiness, social withdrawal, jerky movements of arms, jerky movements of hands, large fluid filled blisters on face, itching arms and all over upper torso, puffiness under the eyes, jerky movements of feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would tell anyone don't try it! Even my Dr. won't prescribe it anymore after seeing what it's done to me and researching it from the company that makes it. According to the side effects listed by the company, these are all a "normal" reactions. Well I wish I'd have known that before I took it. I've tried to get off about 6 times now and every time I get down to the last few days of one pill the feelings of suicide are just awful and scare me so bad I have to go back on them. I don't know what the answer to this is. Do I have to go in to drug rehab to get off of the darn things? I wonder.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), puffiness under the eyes, large fluid filled blisters on face, facial swelling/puffiness, itching arms and all over upper torso, jerky movements of hands, jerky movements of arms, jerky movements of feet, social withdrawal, suicidal thoughts or urges

Jan 24, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle twitching (fasciculations), suicidal thoughts or urges, facial swelling/puffiness, social withdrawal, jerky movements of arms, jerky movements of hands, large fluid filled blisters on face, itching arms and all over upper torso, puffiness under the eyes, jerky movements of feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doctor placed me on Lyrica thinking it might help my pain, and perhaps they do somewhat, but they cause severe swelling , especially on my face in fluid filled blister like things. I have small bumps under my skin all over my upper torso which itch awfully all the time. I've tried to get off this drug twice with my doctors help and every time I had to go back on because the suicidal feelings were so strong, I couldn't take it any more. I wouldn't wish this drug on anyone!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), puffiness under the eyes, large fluid filled blisters on face, facial swelling/puffiness, itching arms and all over upper torso, jerky movements of hands, jerky movements of arms, jerky movements of feet, social withdrawal, suicidal thoughts or urges

Jan 2, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle twitching (fasciculations), suicidal thoughts or urges, facial swelling/puffiness, social withdrawal, jerky movements of arms, jerky movements of hands, large fluid filled blisters on face, itching arms and all over upper torso, puffiness under the eyes, jerky movements of feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a drug I wouldn't ever give to anyone I cared about! It has caused me nothing but trouble from day1. Between the huge fluid filled blisters on my face to the constant muscle twitches and jerks, this is a drug that is more tha a sligt burden to my daily life and I would qut taking it immediately if I could, but the last problem and most important problem is the severe suicidal feelings I get as soon as I lower the dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), puffiness under the eyes, large fluid filled blisters on face, facial swelling/puffiness, itching arms and all over upper torso, jerky movements of hands, jerky movements of arms, jerky movements of feet, social withdrawal, suicidal thoughts or urges

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm on multiple meds. I didn't know that the anorgasmia was directly caused by Lyrica until I discontinued it. What a relief!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness, sexual dysfunction

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (complete anorgasmia, anorgasmia, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness, sexual dysfunction

  • 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

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Sep 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
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