1 patient evaluation for Guaifenesin taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Sep 4, 2010 (Started Aug 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, muscle and joint pain, abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I just started Mucinex 400mg, 2x per day on 8/23/10~ I didn't notice any change in my Fibro symptoms so as prescribed I up'd my dosage to 600mg, 2 x per day. Within the first 48 hours my Fibro skyrocketed! Pain levels went from a 5-6 to an unbearable 9+ and it was a pain that seemed to travel thruout my body from one day to the next. I am also experience severe dry mouth and skin and have noticed that I am start to bloat up (as in water retention) and I'm not sure if this is a side effect or not. I will continue to take Mucinex and hope for a reprieve from the Fibro...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, muscle and joint pain, abdominal bloating

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