9 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome' with a side effects rating of Severe

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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

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

Jul 1, 2012 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Problems concentrating, Dry eyes, Dizziness, Swelling in legs, feet and ankles, Brain fog, Fatigue, Memory Loss, Weight gain, Excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't remember a few months of my life because I was so out of it I couldn't even carry on a conversation and was in danger because I acted as though I had dementia. It actually made my allodynia and hyperalgesia worse at the higher doses!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2011 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Problems concentrating, Dry eyes, Dizziness, Swelling in legs, feet and ankles, Brain fog, Fatigue, Memory Loss, Weight gain, Excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Wish I didn't have to take this it only helps the pain just enough to keep me on it. We've even tried lower doses, but I'm on the lowest without increasing my pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 3, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Swollen feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Increase in widespread pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had a bad experience with this drug I got very sick and had to stay in bed. I stopped taking it and those symptoms went away. If you have autoimmune issues with many allergic reactions I'd be careful trying new drugs.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 26, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (severe depression, Weight gain, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Impulsivity, Mania)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had racing thoughts with lyrica and started impulse buyig like crazy. As soon as i stopped the impulses stopped. i later saw a commercial stating that impulsing behaviores such as gambling are a side effect.

  • 0 helpful marks
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