5 patient evaluations for Milnacipran with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Oct 1, 2010 (Started May 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for whole body joint ache)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: more pain, and fatigue
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, headaches

Jul 12, 2010 (Started May 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body joint ache)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's help my depression....slightly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for This is for Fibromyalgia pain, but also will take place of antidepressants. It is also said to help with fatigue.)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine caused my blood pressure to soar, my heart to palpitate, and made me feel terrible in general. Once I was on it, I couldn't just stop taking it. The price is prohibitive, so thank God one of my doctors had a sample packet in his office (the same one the pharmacy wanted $130 for). I was able to wean off the medicine, but it took about a month for my blood pressure, etc. to go back to normal.
Side effects: elevated blood pressure

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 27, 2009 (Started Aug 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heavy sensation in head, inside of head didn't feel like it fit correctly, short period flu like symptoms, personality change, headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, depressed mood, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: i became completely unable to function while taking. the effects took a long time to wear off, especially the mood swings and personality changes...took almost 3 weeks to a month to wear off.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heavy sensation in head, dizziness, mood swings, inside of head didn't feel like it fit correctly, short period flu like symptoms, nausea, personality change, depressed mood, fatigue, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Dec 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (abdominal pain, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I really wish a doctor would listen to me, but I was told to be open-minded about trying new medications. No longer can I take this due to the agitation it gives me.
Side effects: headaches, abdominal pain, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
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