4 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'epilepsy' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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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

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May 28, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects are barely noticeable now, but when I first started taking it, then when the dosage was increased, I couldn't stay awake for anything.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 24, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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