33 patient evaluations for Pregabalin with a adherence rating of Usually

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Jan 3, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Try to handle taking lower doses to handle your pain because the higher the dose the more likely you are to encounter side affects! My perfect dosage to almost completly wipe out my fibro pain is 300 mg 3 x's a day ( i was in the reasearch program for lyrica) but the side effect that always comes for me is the weight gain but on lower doses it does'nt effect my weight very much!

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Oct 15, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It was helpful for a time, but eventually the costs outweighed the benefits.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 12, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wasn't always sure that this expensive med was working, but now that it has been discontinued, I realize that it was quite effective in reducing my neuropathic pain. I am currently working with my medical team to slowly stop each of my meds, in order to determine the cost/benefit of each, and to see if that may reduce the severity of some of my symptoms. Although I do feel a bit clearer cognitively without the lyrica, if I cannot manage my pain, I will certainly restart it when I can.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2015 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve damage)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2015 (Started Mar 30, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Three times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Four times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lyrica, when I first started taking it, caused me to gain about 50 pounds in 3-5 months. I've heard it does that to a lot of people.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2013 (Started Aug 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (numbness in feet, numbness in hands, joint pain, headaches, headache, joint pain, hands and feet numb)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: severity of side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Feb 29, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta (duloxetine) was helpful, but did not usually address all of my nerve pain. I resumed Lyrica and slowly worked up to my current dosage until I achieved analgesia (absence of pain). The only time I notice nerve pain is on bad days when the nerve pain returns. I might speak to my pain management doctor about taking an additional dose on those days because the pain is significant. Not sure if this ia an accepted protocol.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 2, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 375 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It reduces nerve pain in my legs, but it does not remove it most days. My arms are better, but when my bad days hit, it fails to cover the pain just like my legs. Overall, it appears to work, but it is not totally effective and increasing the dose is not
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 24, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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