53 patient evaluations for Pregabalin with a side effects rating of Mild

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Apr 6, 2018 (Started Feb 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: As long as you take your prescribed dosages more or less on time you fill find that the nerve pain issues can be controlled, but only once you hit 150mg per dose or over. Below you have to be constantly on your guard
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 31, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2015 (Started Aug 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (swelling in feet, swelling in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works best for me. Lyrica has lessened symptoms of fybromalgia.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tachycardia (fast heart rate), headaches, dry mouth, muscle twitching (fasciculations), blurry vision, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Be VERY careful about missed doses - especially on higher dosages. I found when they had me on higher dosages that if I missed a dose - or heaven forbid, ran out, I had horrible withdrawal symptoms (much like a heroine addict) with sweats and chills and abdominal cramping and nausea with explosive diarrhea.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), tachycardia (fast heart rate), weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, headaches

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tachycardia (fast heart rate), headaches, dry mouth, muscle twitching (fasciculations), blurry vision, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had no idea how much pain I had on a constant level until I took this. It has worked wonderfully on the fibromyalgia pain, which is not MS related. I have applied to and been accepted by Pfizer's program that offers Lyrica free to those who are on limited incomes. If you are on a limited income, look up Pfizer's free Lyrica program on the internet.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), tachycardia (fast heart rate), weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, headaches

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tachycardia (fast heart rate), headaches, dry mouth, muscle twitching (fasciculations), blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), tachycardia (fast heart rate), weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, headaches

Dec 11, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tachycardia (fast heart rate), headaches, dry mouth, muscle twitching (fasciculations), blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), tachycardia (fast heart rate), weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2015 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in leg(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve damage)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2015 (Started Mar 30, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Three times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 28, 2014 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 6, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2012 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps with insomnia, somewhat. I don't have any problems taking this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2012 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for clonus spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vivid dreams, fatigue, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have reduced my dose: too much messes with my head, making me feel distant and withdrawn
Side effects: vivid dreams

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