69 patient evaluations for Pregabalin with a side effects rating of Severe

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Feb 1, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sweating increased, nausea, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, headaches, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I developed EVERY side effect listed, just about. It was a disaster.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Oct 15, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It was helpful for a time, but eventually the costs outweighed the benefits.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 12, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wasn't always sure that this expensive med was working, but now that it has been discontinued, I realize that it was quite effective in reducing my neuropathic pain. I am currently working with my medical team to slowly stop each of my meds, in order to determine the cost/benefit of each, and to see if that may reduce the severity of some of my symptoms. Although I do feel a bit clearer cognitively without the lyrica, if I cannot manage my pain, I will certainly restart it when I can.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, forgetting words, forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gradually just stopped working.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, tiredness

Jun 8, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, forgetting words, forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Now that I'm taking a lower dosage, I really like Lyrica. At higher doses, I was a raging maniac that could barely remember her own name. That IS an exaggeration, but only a slight one. At the lower dosage, I don't get the anger symptoms, and the memory issues are bearable. I still have a hard time remember anything, I have to write everything down on my calendar.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, tiredness

Mar 12, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, forgetting words, forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The lower dosage in combination with Trazodone has been working amazingly well. I haven't had many of the mood issues I had before. I'm feeling a lot more like a normal human being and am working on getting my stamina back.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, tiredness

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The brain fog and mood swings were more than I could deal with. It worked wonderfully on the Fibro pain, but I could barely remember my name.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, tiredness

  • 2 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (major depressive disorder, bipolar manic episodes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: if you have ANY feelings of anxiety, depression, paranoia, etc. go IMMEDIATELY to your doctor or emergency!!!!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2013 (Started Aug 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (numbness in feet, numbness in hands, joint pain, headaches, headache, joint pain, hands and feet numb)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: severity of side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2013 (Started Feb 14, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped taking once a day in a.m.; then stopped taking it at night. Haven't noticed much of a difference except slightly more awake during the day.

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, double vision (diplopia), exhaustion, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works for muscles aches and pains.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2012 (Started Apr 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works extremely well for the fibro; I started taking topomax to off set the weight gain about a year ago and it has helped tremendously
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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