29 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Jan 2, 2016 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (involuntary movement)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking this after discussing it with my doctor. I was having involuntary twitches and muscle movements that I found very disturbing and was concerned that they would become permanent. I found the Lyrica to only help on a minimal level. Yes it did take some of the pain away, but not enough to make it worth the side effects becoming permanent.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2015 (Started Mar 30, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Three times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 7, 2015 (Started Mar 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cognitive impairment, cognitive impairment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 2, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for burning sensation left side)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, urinary problems, double vision (diplopia), withdrawal effects with missed dose)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I have perpetual fatigue and weight gain. I don't know which drugs are causing them, but they continually want to increase the Lyrica, the zoloft, the vicodin, and stop the klonopin at bedtime. I don't like taking any of them because I still have pain and feel tired and very fat. No seizures or blinks or anything, but the back pain was intense over the past month.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, double vision (diplopia), urinary problems

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, urinary problems, double vision (diplopia), withdrawal effects with missed dose)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't run out of medication. Withdrawal began within 24 hours and were terrible. Anxiety, restlessness, anger, severe symptoms for me. I didn't know that would happen. Two weeks later I started having seizures again.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, double vision (diplopia), urinary problems

Jun 9, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tightness in throat and neck area, urinary problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Decreased anxiety and fibromyalgia symptoms concurrently as we as stop seizures. Have side effects of weight gain, somnolence, numbness and tingling in fingers. Am also on chemotherapy so it is difficult to separate side effects!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, double vision (diplopia), urinary problems

Mar 16, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tightness in throat and neck area)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Decreased anxiety and worry without feeling drugged. Decreased depression with a decrease in symptoms despite being diagnosed with breast cancer. Additional note is that the VA does not carry this medication due to cost.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, double vision (diplopia), urinary problems

Feb 16, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tightness in throat and neck area)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have now been on lyrica for about 2 months. I have had several side effect to include sleepiness, increased appetite, focus problems, completing tasks and vision problems. It does make me feel high sometimes. I have dizziness too, but lyrica has helped me with the seizures, anxiety, and pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, double vision (diplopia), urinary problems

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tightness in throat and neck area)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have more side effects with the lyrica but it has helped with the pain!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, double vision (diplopia), urinary problems

Dec 22, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication has sedated me totally! I just want to sleep. But, my pain is better! I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I just don't sense the pain anymore! I truly hope the sedation gets better because I feel totally gorked!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tightness in throat and neck area, swelling in hands, double vision (diplopia), urinary problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, forgetting words, forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gradually just stopped working.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, tiredness

Jun 8, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, forgetting words, forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Now that I'm taking a lower dosage, I really like Lyrica. At higher doses, I was a raging maniac that could barely remember her own name. That IS an exaggeration, but only a slight one. At the lower dosage, I don't get the anger symptoms, and the memory issues are bearable. I still have a hard time remember anything, I have to write everything down on my calendar.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, tiredness

Mar 12, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, forgetting words, forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The lower dosage in combination with Trazodone has been working amazingly well. I haven't had many of the mood issues I had before. I'm feeling a lot more like a normal human being and am working on getting my stamina back.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, tiredness

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The brain fog and mood swings were more than I could deal with. It worked wonderfully on the Fibro pain, but I could barely remember my name.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, tiredness

  • 2 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for diabetes type 2)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Sep 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 7, 2012 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It made me dizzy as a bat!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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