17 patient evaluations for Milnacipran with a side effects rating of Mild

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Jun 15, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I felt that Savella was very effective in managing FM symptoms, however, with Obamacare, it was too expensive to keep taking it. I gradually weened off the medication, and am now using supplements from Melaleuca and JuicePlus and am doing just as well.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 12, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness, Makes a little tired)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps me with the pain and im able to do more than with out it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2012 (Started Jul 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (racing thoughts)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This worked wonders for my fibro pain. I was able to do a bit more as I wasn't hurting as much and was able to be a bit more active. Wasn't thinking about death as a way to release me from the pain any more. If you are considering this medication I would recommend at least to try it. It may work for you.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 23, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Jan 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hard for me to remember 2 does per day makes my mouth dry problems with urinary tract
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, hot flashes

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 3, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: TRY IT
Side effects: weight gain, weight gain

  • 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 14, 2010 (Started Apr 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (night sweats, hot flashes, nausea, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: night sweats, hot flashes, nausea, anxious mood, anxious mood

Apr 12, 2010 (Started Apr 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (night sweats, hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: night sweats, hot flashes, nausea, anxious mood, anxious mood

  • 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: 25 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
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