18 patient evaluations for Milnacipran taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of None

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Oct 6, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (serotonin syndrome)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The reaction between this medication and another medication along with something I ate caused Serotonin Toxicity Syndrome putting me in the hospital for 3 days.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2012 (Started Jul 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hot flashes, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am currently lowering my dosage to discontinue this treatment i take 50 mg a day atm
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 21, 2012 (Started Jun 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dryness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2012 (Started Apr 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this for almost 2 months. It caused such dryness in my mouth that my taste buds were hard and swollen. It became painful to swallow.

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Mar 23, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2012 (Started Dec 30, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (violent thoughts, psychotic symptoms (anxiety depression fear), mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Didn't see any positive effects, made me feel crazy. I'm normally a very calm, laid back person and it made me feel so violent I try to choke out my Fiance. It was truly like an out of body experience and I called the on call Dr immediately. I was Rx for severe nerve pain for Fibromyalgia. I don't have a history of any form of psychosis, but truly felt like I was not myself. Looking at other people's dosages it looks as though I was given an extremely high dosage right off the bat. However, I'm petrified to ever try it again even at a reasonable dose. Please be careful and question Dr's when they Rx new meds and the dosage sounds too high. Make them titrate the dosage up and the side effects will be less of a shock to your system and will be able to better evaluate the effectiveness of the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This Medication did wonder;s in the begining of the treatment, however over time the medication stopped working, and when I stopped I had run out of medication, before it had came in to the clinic, and I couldn't tell any difference in not taking it been off for nearlyy 6 weeks, and still no difference's at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2011 (Started Jul 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be careful of stomach upset, such as nauseousness and diarrhea. If it continues, talk with your doctor. I let mine go on for 3 weeks, and I became very, very ill. I thought the symptoms would get better with time. Also, be careful of any drug interactions with this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 8, 2010 (Started Nov 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Experiencing greater than normal suicidal thoughts again and just not sure if the medicine is causing this and also swelling and pain in my feet. Trying to get off as many meds as I can as my I seem to be intolerant of many meds and I can't tell if this is helping or hurting me. Plus it scares me to be taking so many meds. I only had professional samples - I never filled the script as I never had the money (have been out of work for 3 months since getting hte script and have had no money).

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2010 (Started Aug 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for whole body joint ache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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