12 patient evaluations for Milnacipran taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Sep 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (elevated blood pressure, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 28, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (elevated blood pressure, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2013 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, fatigue, racing heart feeling, shortness of breath (dyspnea), excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: shortness of breath (dyspnea), constipation, excessive sweating, fatigue, racing heart feeling

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, fatigue, racing heart feeling, shortness of breath (dyspnea), excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. switched me to Savella from Cymbalta to see if it made any more difference on pain and related symptoms. It does seem to work slightly better for pain, but has its own side effects. Overall, I think it is worth the switch.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: shortness of breath (dyspnea), constipation, excessive sweating, fatigue, racing heart feeling

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 22, 2012 (Started Jun 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, MS hug (tight chest or torso), back pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: savella and plaqunil made me puke. taking savella at different time then plaqunil has helped 70% of the time.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 23, 2011 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 13, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the 3rd FDA approved drug to treat fibromyalgia and I have tried all three. This one works better than Cymbalta and Lyrica for me, but I can't really tell that it is helping unless I have to stop taking it for awhile (a week or more) then I notice that I am worse.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 24, 2011 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (brain fog, difficulty with orgasm, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the store does not carry it sometimes and its difficult to go back to pick it up when I could get it it gave me a bad migraine and vomited
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, difficulty with orgasm, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

Aug 24, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Some people I have talked to had too many altering side effects so take lowest dosage as possible and go from there and definatly do not drive.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 7, 2010 (Started Feb 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can tell somewhat of a difference in my pain levels but not much
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 6, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (feeling hot/overheating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found I can make conversation better, but that seemed more at first. I still feel no motivation or (beyond mental desire) to get things done. It's all a huge effort. I was hoping this new med would help.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feeling hot/overheating

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 2, 2010 (Started Dec 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 28, 2010 (Started Dec 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Savella gave me night sweats, hot flashes and severe headaches. I had to get off Savella (via gradual cut back) to reduce the occurrence of the side effects. I took the Savella in conjunction with Ambien to treat significant insomnia. I did not see a significant change in fibromyaglia symptoms due to negative side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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