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

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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

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Aug 6, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia agitation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, affects memory, clumsiness, false happiness, increased appetite, pain in legs, double vision (diplopia), dizziness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This time just with 75mg the side effects were as intese as when I took 300mg besides did not help much with my insomnia I woke up each 20, 30 minutes during all night but it helped to get at sleep fast.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Aug 15, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, affects memory, clumsiness, false happiness, increased appetite, pain in legs, double vision (diplopia), dizziness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Horrible side effects but I continued taking it as it was really efective for both my fibromyalgian and Generalized Anxiety disorder.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jun 13, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, affects memory, clumsiness, false happiness, increased appetite, double vision (diplopia), dizziness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Expensive and hideous side effects
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Nov 3, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, clumsiness, false happiness, increased appetite, double vision (diplopia), dizziness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 6, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

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

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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

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Feb 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (morning nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 29, 2012 (Started Jan 04, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vision changes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Coming off lyrics was horrible, ive done it twice now and b oth times it affected my vision badly.

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Jun 28, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Good for NEADS but not grand mal
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 3, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (swollen feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2011 (Started Aug 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2011 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This Medication will cause you to GAIN WEIGHT !!! Lyrica works, but the side effects well...
Side effects: weight gain

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May 9, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, 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 legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, 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 legs)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, 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 legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, 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 legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, 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 legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, 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 legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, numbness in legs, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 19, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog, headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches which last for 5 days at a time, word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 28, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word finding difficulty, fibro fog, difficulty falling asleep, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 21, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Nov 14, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, diarrhea, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 31, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 23, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

Oct 12, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fibro fog, feeling of lump in throat, brain fog, balance problems)
  • 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, constant brain fog, fibro fog

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