159 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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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.

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Jan 3, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Try to handle taking lower doses to handle your pain because the higher the dose the more likely you are to encounter side affects! My perfect dosage to almost completly wipe out my fibro pain is 300 mg 3 x's a day ( i was in the reasearch program for lyrica) but the side effect that always comes for me is the weight gain but on lower doses it does'nt effect my weight very much!

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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

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Jul 21, 2016 (Started Apr 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It helps for awhile and then I seem to build a tolerance. I just had a change in dose to double and expect worsening fog and anxiousness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 2, 2016 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (involuntary movement)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking this after discussing it with my doctor. I was having involuntary twitches and muscle movements that I found very disturbing and was concerned that they would become permanent. I found the Lyrica to only help on a minimal level. Yes it did take some of the pain away, but not enough to make it worth the side effects becoming permanent.

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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

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Oct 9, 2015 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily

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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 (heart rate increased, headaches, dry mouth, muscle twitching, 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: heart rate increased, weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, muscle twitching, headaches

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart rate increased, headaches, dry mouth, muscle twitching, 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: heart rate increased, weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, blurry vision, muscle twitching, headaches

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

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

Dec 11, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

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

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Jun 24, 2015 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • 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

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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

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