13 patient evaluations for Pregabalin with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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Sep 24, 2014 (Started Jun 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bladder problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for meralgia paresthetica)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2014 (Started Sep 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

Jun 10, 2010 (Started Sep 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i switched to this from Neurontin because of those side effects. these side effects are just as bad, just not as offensive to others
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

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Nov 9, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for diabetes type 2)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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 1, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased or worsened depression, increased abdominal girth, throat tightening, heart palpitations, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: throat tightening, increased abdominal girth, increased or worsened depression, weight gain, heart palpitations

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased abdominal girth, throat tightening, heart palpitations, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: throat tightening, increased abdominal girth, increased or worsened depression, weight gain, heart palpitations

Jun 20, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased abdominal girth, throat tightening, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: throat tightening, increased abdominal girth, increased or worsened depression, weight gain, heart palpitations

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 2, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Took it once and it made my pain ten times worse.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 28, 2009 (Started Sep 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: If you start dropping things, twitching, flailing arms, etc. You are probably on a dose that is too high. Also, I have found that it works better for me if I do not take it several times a day, but take it on the days that I know I have a busy/rough day ahead of me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking the pills because I gained too much weight, which is one of the possible side effects. To me it wasnt worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I gained too much weight.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, fatigue, vertigo, slow to wake in morning, daytime sleepiness, tiredness, headaches, blurry vision, weight gain, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: this medicine works for my pain almost as soon as it gets in my system but the various side effects make it a emergency type of med for me i have to need it very badly and when nothing else works.forget driving or reading anything that requires my attention.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, slow to wake in morning, dizziness, brain fog, headaches, weight gain, vertigo, blurry vision

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Aug 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, feeling intoxicated, tiredness, mania, headaches, blurry vision, brain fog, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had a really weird reaction to this treatment. I got manically hyper, its a strange feeling to know that you are acting in an almost manic fashion and the only thing that is keeping you acting sane is the calm realization in the back of your mind that you have to keep control of it. Then, I took the second dose and went with my familly to the store and felt drunk. Not a little silly, like, overserved drunk. Very weird. Called Dr. and they said that had never happened before and that I should not take any more. Then I was sick as heck for two days after. Awesome, right? Not so much.
Side effects: tiredness, mania, blurry vision, dizziness, brain fog, dizziness, feeling intoxicated, headaches, feeling intoxicated, problems concentrating

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