33 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of None

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Feb 1, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sweating increased, nausea, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, headaches, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I developed EVERY side effect listed, just about. It was a disaster.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 28, 2014 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jan 8, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (major depressive disorder, bipolar manic episodes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: if you have ANY feelings of anxiety, depression, paranoia, etc. go IMMEDIATELY to your doctor or emergency!!!!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2013 (Started Feb 14, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try samples first. It helps a lot of people, it just didn't work for me.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2012 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, dry eyes, dizziness, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, brain fog, fatigue, memory loss, weight gain, excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't remember a few months of my life because I was so out of it I couldn't even carry on a conversation and was in danger because I acted as though I had dementia. It actually made my allodynia and hyperalgesia worse at the higher doses!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2011 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, dry eyes, dizziness, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, brain fog, fatigue, memory loss, weight gain, excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Wish I didn't have to take this it only helps the pain just enough to keep me on it. We've even tried lower doses, but I'm on the lowest without increasing my pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG ANY MORE tHIS DRUG NEARLY CAUSED ME TO COMMIT SUSICIDE!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feelings of isolation, muscle twitching, fluid retention under the eyes, large fluid filled blisters on face, facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of feet, suicidal thoughts or urges

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements (dyskinesia) of feet, fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, large fluid filled blisters on face, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, feelings of isolation, facial swelling, suicidal thoughts or urges, muscle twitching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would tell anyone don't try it! Even my Dr. won't prescribe it anymore after seeing what it's done to me and researching it from the company that makes it. According to the side effects listed by the company, these are all a "normal" reactions. Well I wish I'd have known that before I took it. I've tried to get off about 6 times now and every time I get down to the last few days of one pill the feelings of suicide are just awful and scare me so bad I have to go back on them. I don't know what the answer to this is. Do I have to go in to drug rehab to get off of the darn things? I wonder.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feelings of isolation, muscle twitching, fluid retention under the eyes, large fluid filled blisters on face, facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of feet, suicidal thoughts or urges

Jan 24, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements (dyskinesia) of feet, fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, large fluid filled blisters on face, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, feelings of isolation, facial swelling, suicidal thoughts or urges, muscle twitching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doctor placed me on Lyrica thinking it might help my pain, and perhaps they do somewhat, but they cause severe swelling , especially on my face in fluid filled blister like things. I have small bumps under my skin all over my upper torso which itch awfully all the time. I've tried to get off this drug twice with my doctors help and every time I had to go back on because the suicidal feelings were so strong, I couldn't take it any more. I wouldn't wish this drug on anyone!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feelings of isolation, muscle twitching, fluid retention under the eyes, large fluid filled blisters on face, facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of feet, suicidal thoughts or urges

Jan 2, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (jerky movements (dyskinesia) of feet, fluid retention under the eyes, itching arms and all over upper torso, large fluid filled blisters on face, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, feelings of isolation, facial swelling, suicidal thoughts or urges, muscle twitching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a drug I wouldn't ever give to anyone I cared about! It has caused me nothing but trouble from day1. Between the huge fluid filled blisters on my face to the constant muscle twitches and jerks, this is a drug that is more tha a sligt burden to my daily life and I would qut taking it immediately if I could, but the last problem and most important problem is the severe suicidal feelings I get as soon as I lower the dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feelings of isolation, muscle twitching, fluid retention under the eyes, large fluid filled blisters on face, facial swelling, itching arms and all over upper torso, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of hands, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of arms, jerky movements (dyskinesia) of feet, suicidal thoughts or urges

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (brain fog, Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lyrica left me in more pain in different places.. my shoulder blades... upper back, tightness in my ribcage, feeling like a truck parked on my back.. and getting off this prescription was extremely painful.. pain through the roof, like the worst flu every..
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (increase in widespread pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had a bad experience with this drug I got very sick and had to stay in bed. I stopped taking it and those symptoms went away. If you have autoimmune issues with many allergic reactions I'd be careful trying new drugs.

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