Prialt User Reviews

Prialt - User Reviews

Prialt User Reviews

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Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: March 29

I have Complex Regional Pain Disease and this medication changed my life both good & horrific. I was able to walk again after 5 yrs. in a wheelchair that's the good news. I have had terrible side effects I've lost weeks at a time that I can't remember as well as very severe hallucinations that caused me to attempt suiside & was still haveing them once hostpitalized for it, a smell that I could taste when every time I took a breath similar to just waking up from surgury that smell you can taste. It has changed my personality to the point my children even told me when I asked them if they thought it had changed me. I'm glad I can walk now, but I would rather be in the wheelchair & happy than walking & being crazy. I know this medication isn't right for me & I have asked the meds in my pump be changed. It may be a mirical drug but the personal cost is so very much more.

Comment from: lenasanson1@peoplepc.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: August 29

i have been on all the drugs injections been on all of the pain pills oxys all of the strong meds i have had a pain pump fer ten years now and was in constant pain until the doctor put me on prialt anddiluad i guess i spelled that right but since i have been on these meds things have turned around for the good i also take kadian by mouth three times a day for breakthru pain but i thank god every day that i have my life back thank you for listening.

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Comment from: linda, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 01

this drug did not work for me in my pain pump. my personnality changed, I lost short term memory, and was immediately taken off this medication by my doctor. oh as far as pain control I couldn't tell if it was working. I couldn't tell where i was , if it was day or night or what i did the week i stayed by myself when my husband was out of town.

Comment from: liam, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: August 29

I wish there was zero stars! I'm worried this medication might have ruined my memory for life, as well as my weight. I was given this for chronic nerve pain & it actually worked ok for the 6 months I was on it. The doc told me the only side effects people might have is a little memory loss. I developed major memory loss, a major psychotic breakdown & loss 45lbs in 3 months. I have been off of it for a yr now and my memory is still very bad (I'm only 33) I also can't gain a pound back & have been eating 3600 calorie's a day for several months now & haven't gained a pound. I'm only 5 lbs over my recommended weight. I'm hoping this is not permanent and hate that synthetic venom! CALL the FDA for side effects. Get this stuff off the market.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

I have a pump with prialt at a very low dose,the side effects out way the help. I can relate to the woman and her husband, about no one believeing them. They try and tell me it is everything but the prialt,that I have depression, Well I do now! I think?

Comment from: itcac, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: March 02

This for me has been a "Life changing" positive experience. I have been on the drug well over six years with NO side effects wahatsoever. I was totally drugged up before and asleep for long periods on traditional medications. This has changed my life for the better as I am now able to do Volunteer work and promoting self management.I had my occipital nerves sectioned as wall as steroid induced osteoporosis, so tottaly endorse this drug for neuropathic pain.

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Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: August 27

Ask for THE FUL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION SHEET BEFORE USING THIS MEDICATION.

Comment from: RottieLover, 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: January 24

My pain was due to cancer which is now in remission. My first pain clinic pushed me too hard to increase Prialt and side effects were bad! I heard music and it felt like my teeth were melting! I kept reducing my Prialt until it was mixed w/a narcotic and that combination made my pain level from a constant 9(with 10 being unbearable) to a livable 5-7! This is the lowest my pain level has been in 9yrs! I do require 9hrs sleep each night to reduce my confusion and lethargy. I am finally pleased with my Prialt and my Life. After 8 years of trying different combinations and Prialt Levels and 1pump reposition and 1 pump replacement I am finally able to Live. I can meet my husband for lunch most days and able to keep most of my appointments. I am able to increase my Prialt level when/if my pain level increases. Yes, it took several years to get the level just right and the side effects lower, but it was totally worth it to finally have a more normal & happy life!

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