19 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'Pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Sep 7, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to take it as directed. It won't work if you don't maintain therapeutic levels.

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Aug 24, 2013 (Started Sep 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it did help relax me and get rid of the little aches and pains .. but miss a dose, and you go crazy .. I just got scared and left it!
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Jun 18, 2012 (Started Oct 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tremors, Seizures, and Migraines)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 4, 2011 (Started Sep 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 3, 2011 (Started Mar 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 12, 2010 (Started Mar 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Dec 30, 2010 (Started Jan 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Must be combined with Tramadol in order to work "Major". Lyrica made living with the pain bearable.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 12, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drunk feeling, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I picked up the medicine from the pharmacy, went home and ate and then took it. I was hurting pretty bad because I had been up most of the night with my 4 year old daughter coughing. My pain is worse when I don't get enough rest. I could tell about two hours after I took it that my pain was significantly decreased. I felt really good for the first time in a very, very long time. I was sooooo happy!!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, swelling in the abdominal region, drunk feeling, abdominal bloating

Aug 12, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was put on the titrate dose to end up taking 50mg twice a day, but it made me sick to my stomach, so the doctor changed it to 25mg twice a day and I don't feel sick anymore, but I still hurt.
Side effects: sleepiness, swelling in the abdominal region, drunk feeling, abdominal bloating

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Sep 8, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking too mush made me really stupid, I backed the dose down, from 225 to 150, fearing the pain would return, but it didn't, and i can think clearly! :o)
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Aug 18, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (trouble holding things in left hand, somnolence, imbalance when walking, walking problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It caused me to act "drunk"with major unsteadiness,worsened weakness and tremor on my left side, too bad, because it was very effective for anxiety
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: walking problems, somnolence, imbalance when walking, trouble holding things in left hand

Aug 14, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (somnolence, walking problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: definitely walking worse
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: walking problems, somnolence, imbalance when walking, trouble holding things in left hand

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibro relapse)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Lyrica was the best med I took for my Fibro
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue, blurry vision, daytime sleepiness, slow to wake in morning

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibro relapse)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, slow to wake in morning, daytime sleepiness, blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking this medication and also when the dosage was increased I suffered from Blurred Vision. This went away after a couple of days. I find it has increased my fatigue significantly. I am able to do more in my daily life than I have in the past 2 years. I still have pain every day, but it is pain that I can live and work with. I just have to work on the fatigue now.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, blurry vision, daytime sleepiness, slow to wake in morning

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