8 patient evaluations for Milnacipran taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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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

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: weight gain

Aug 18, 2010 (Started Sep 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (feeling hot/overheating, agitation with irritability, insomnia agitation, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was using the titration sample given to me by my PCP. Per his instructions, I stopped Cymbalta as soon as I started Savella. I had no issues with the smallest dose which I took for 4 days. On the 5th day, the meds were increased without noticeable side effects. I felt changes, both physically and mentally the afternoon of the 6th day. My heart rate increased, I felt like I was burning up from the inside (but not like hot flashes), and I was irritable. I couldn't sleep at all, even with the an additional sleep med. I was aggravated all night long, sweating, pacing...it wasn't like me. I stopped the meds, and feel like I'm myself again. My body didn't like the norepinephrine increase at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tachycardia (fast heart rate), agitation with irritability, insomnia agitation, feeling hot/overheating

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 4, 2010 (Started Feb 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, elevated blood pressure, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Side effects: nausea, elevated blood pressure, tachycardia (fast heart rate)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2010 (Started Dec 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dry mouth, itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: just started in dec2009 and trying to get my body to ajust to the meds. hope it gets better
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, itching

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2009 (Started Jul 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness, headaches, heavy sensation in head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heavy sensation in head, dizziness, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2009 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (full body restless syndrome, restless feeling in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: restless feeling in legs, full body restless syndrome

Jun 30, 2009 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: restless feeling in legs, full body restless syndrome

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches, abdominal pain)
  • 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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