38 patient evaluations for Pregabalin with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Apr 6, 2018 (Started Feb 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: As long as you take your prescribed dosages more or less on time you fill find that the nerve pain issues can be controlled, but only once you hit 150mg per dose or over. Below you have to be constantly on your guard
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 30, 2017 (Started Nov 03, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2015 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Stick to amount prescribed and be careful with driving if they affect your judgement
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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: 300 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.

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Aug 22, 2012 (Started Sep 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 18, 2012 (Started Sep 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use a 2x daily pill container for my meds to remind me to take them and show me if I missed a dose. My phone is set to go off to remind me to take my afternoon dose. My boyfriend and other friends remind me to take my meds. Lyrica helps me not to feel so much acheyness and pain most days.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped taking once a day in a.m.; then stopped taking it at night. Haven't noticed much of a difference except slightly more awake during the day.

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works for muscles aches and pains.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2012 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for clonus spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vivid dreams, fatigue, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have reduced my dose: too much messes with my head, making me feel distant and withdrawn
Side effects: vivid dreams

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Aug 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 12, 2012 (Started Oct 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fainting, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fainting, dizziness

Apr 19, 2011 (Started Oct 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fainting, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Having a lot of dizziness today - try to drink a lot of water and eat enough food to keep my blood sugar level even. Still trying to figure out how to combat the dizziness.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fainting, dizziness

Apr 11, 2011 (Started Oct 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fainting, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Strong connection to hydration and hunger. Makes me feel lightheaded and have become very faint while taking this medicine several times. It gets worse when I change my dosage up or down, so I always slowly back off or add to my dosage as needed. Eventually I plan to go off this medication if my tingling and numbness starts to get better on its own.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fainting, dizziness

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