68 patient evaluations for Milnacipran taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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Sep 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 28, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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 21, 2014 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 22, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2013 (Started Nov 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (high blood pressure increased)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you monitor your blood pressure. My blood pressure almost doubled taking this med.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2013 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, shortness of breath (dyspnea), racing heart feeling, fatigue, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: shortness of breath (dyspnea), constipation, excessive sweating, fatigue, racing heart feeling

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, shortness of breath (dyspnea), racing heart feeling, fatigue, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. switched me to Savella from Cymbalta to see if it made any more difference on pain and related symptoms. It does seem to work slightly better for pain, but has its own side effects. Overall, I think it is worth the switch.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: shortness of breath (dyspnea), constipation, excessive sweating, fatigue, racing heart feeling

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 15, 2013 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: nausea

Sep 19, 2011 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Savella has been a life savor for me. If it wasn't for it I would not be up and moving around like I am now. I can always tell when it's time to take the next dose because I start hurting, but other than that this medication has really improved my fibro more than any others I have taken. Of course it's not 100% full proof, so it doesn't take away all the pain so I have to take a couple other meds to go along with it to help.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: nausea

Jul 18, 2010 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My mom does my meds up every sunday morning for the week ahead of me. I have found since I started taking Savella that it has really done me a lot of good. About the worst thing I have found about Savella is the price. The price is very exspensive. But it's worth every penny in my opion. It has helped me go from not moving at all, to starting to feel like myself again.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Oct 6, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (serotonin syndrome)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The reaction between this medication and another medication along with something I ate caused Serotonin Toxicity Syndrome putting me in the hospital for 3 days.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2012 (Started Jun 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, MS hug (tight chest or torso), back pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: savella and plaqunil made me puke. taking savella at different time then plaqunil has helped 70% of the time.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 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
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