11 patient evaluations for Milnacipran taken for the purpose of 'pain'

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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 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

Jul 27, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heart stopped, heart palpitations, tachycardia (fast heart rate), atrial fibrillation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Although Savella almost killed me... It did work 99% of my symptoms were gone. I felt like I had a new lease on life. On day 11 I felt weird like my heart was pounding for no reason non-stop
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 21, 2012 (Started Jun 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dryness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 13, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the 3rd FDA approved drug to treat fibromyalgia and I have tried all three. This one works better than Cymbalta and Lyrica for me, but I can't really tell that it is helping unless I have to stop taking it for awhile (a week or more) then I notice that I am worse.

  • 0 helpful marks

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 15, 2012 (Started Feb 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2012 (Started Dec 30, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (violent thoughts, psychotic symptoms (anxiety depression fear), mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Didn't see any positive effects, made me feel crazy. I'm normally a very calm, laid back person and it made me feel so violent I try to choke out my Fiance. It was truly like an out of body experience and I called the on call Dr immediately. I was Rx for severe nerve pain for Fibromyalgia. I don't have a history of any form of psychosis, but truly felt like I was not myself. Looking at other people's dosages it looks as though I was given an extremely high dosage right off the bat. However, I'm petrified to ever try it again even at a reasonable dose. Please be careful and question Dr's when they Rx new meds and the dosage sounds too high. Make them titrate the dosage up and the side effects will be less of a shock to your system and will be able to better evaluate the effectiveness of the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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
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