12 patient evaluations for Pregabalin with a cost of $200+

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Aug 24, 2013 (Started Sep 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it did help relax me and get rid of the little aches and pains .. but miss a dose, and you go crazy .. I just got scared and left it!
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anorgasmia, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Aug 29, 2011 (Started Jul 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pessimism or negative attitude)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: outta touch with reality depressed negative thoughts
Cost: $200+ monthly

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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

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Oct 20, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gain too much weight, but seem to help me get up off the couch after I get up.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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Sep 8, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking too mush made me really stupid, I backed the dose down, from 225 to 150, fearing the pain would return, but it didn't, and i can think clearly! :o)
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Sep 1, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At my Dr.'s advice I stopped taking Lyrica thinking it really was not helping.Within 24 hours my body very rudely reminded me of how much this med was working.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tiredness

Apr 30, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tiredness

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Aug 10, 2010 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stabbing pain, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: weight gain, stabbing pain

Jun 8, 2010 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lyrica was VERY effective for FMS pain initially. I took it for about 3 years and did have quite a bit of weight gain, but it was worth the decrease in pain. It seemed to lose its effectiveness a bit as time went on and for the last few monts I started to have severe stabbing pricking pains all over my body that went away after I quit taking it....as my doctor suspected it was a new side effect of the Lyrica that I developed. I was thankful for the effectiveness during the time that I took it, but it seems to have run its course for me.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: weight gain, stabbing pain

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibro relapse)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Lyrica was the best med I took for my Fibro
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue, blurry vision, daytime sleepiness, slow to wake in morning

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibro relapse)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, slow to wake in morning, daytime sleepiness, blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking this medication and also when the dosage was increased I suffered from Blurred Vision. This went away after a couple of days. I find it has increased my fatigue significantly. I am able to do more in my daily life than I have in the past 2 years. I still have pain every day, but it is pain that I can live and work with. I just have to work on the fatigue now.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, blurry vision, daytime sleepiness, slow to wake in morning

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Dec 15, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It at the onset was wonderful. But the effect waned over time and I gained about 35 pounds and my vision became very blurry. Upon stopping I quickly lost the weight but my vision has remained terribly blurry
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: blurry vision

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