User Reviews for Pregabalin

Also known as: Lyrica

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Review by Sweet strawberries (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: I am 36 years old and had a lot of chemotherapy. Now I have extremely bad electrical pain in my feet mostly at night but during the day too. Was taking gabapentin but I got really sick not sure if it was because of that but my doctor took me off it and put me on Lyrica 50 mg 2xday but I only take one at night because it makes me dizzy. The one at night works great. The pain before was so bad that I was starting to not be able to drive but now I am fine.

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April 15, 2014 9:38 PM
Review by fbczarno (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I was prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin) about 6 months ago. I was so shocked by the feelings of unreality it initially caused that I quickly stopped taking it. My fibromyalgia got so bad at the end of the year, that I decided to try it again. I take low doses, 25 mg 2x a day, sometimes a 50 mg. The effect sets in within hours. My fibromyalgia pain is almost completely gone. A late evening dose allows me to sleep longer. I do feel strange when I take it and my intellectual capacity is quite affected, but the lack of distraction by the pain and a better social interaction with increased confidence levels makes up for that. I have to make sure that authorities and decision-making bodies are aware of my reduced competence.

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April 15, 2014 2:24 PM
Review by f b czarnomski (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I was prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin) about 6 months ago. I was so shocked by the feelings of unreality it initially caused that I quickly stopped taking it. My fibromyalgia got so bad at the end of the year, that I decided to try it again. I take low doses, 25 mg 2x a day, sometimes a 50 mg. The effect sets in within hours. My fibromyalgia pain is almost completely gone. A late evening dose allows me to sleep longer. I do feel strange when I take it and my intellectual capacity is quite affected, but the lack of distraction by the pain and a better social interaction with increased confidence levels makes up for that. I have to make sure that authorities and decision-making bodies are aware of my reduced competence, and close friends should know of these side effects, so that they can make allowances for any out-of-character behaviour on my part i.e. my inability to repair their car stereo.

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April 15, 2014 11:35 AM
Review by Steve Baker (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: I was working at a plant nursery and watered the plants everyday. I stood in water with converse all stars on for about 3 hours. My feet went numb, which was normal for me. When I got in the shower that night to thaw my feet out they started hurting and black blisters developed. Neurontin did not help much, but the Lyrica took all pain out with no side effects other than feeling a little tired. It saved me from total misery. It is the best medicine I have ever taken.

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April 14, 2014 10:36 AM
Review by Bobcobb (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: Sciatica pain

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April 13, 2014 10:21 AM
Review by Char B. (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

pregabalin for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Lyrica has been incredible for my anxiety! Within just a couple days I was running errands without needing to have someone with me due to anxiety, I was doing chores which I without a second thought often delayed and I was enjoying my life and time with my children. I was prescribed pregablin for Fibromyalgia pain and I can't say I've noticed a difference with pain but its done EVERYTHING for my anxiety! I am way less irritable and moody and feel like I can actually enjoy living a happy and complete life for once without worry, fear or nervousness. I went from being a procrastinating home body to a normal feeling, confident person! My side effects have been blurred vision, sometimes a little sleepy and dizziness. Its 100% worth trying!!

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March 12, 2014 9:51 AM
Review by Shelle518 (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
5.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: It helped with the pain but every few months the doctor would have to increase the dose for me to have relief. Bad side it caused weight gain.

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February 26, 2014 1:05 AM
Review by Leesawmay (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
7.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I had put off taking Lyrica because I was afraid of the side effects. Eventually my nerve pain got to the point where I had no choice. It was completely debilitating. Searing burning pain with no relief. Pain meds didn't touch it. I couldn't sleep because the pain was that bad. My clothes hurt. Soft feather light brushes against my skin stung and BURNED for minutes after contact (more intensely than the consistent present burning). After about three weeks on Lyrica I finally found relief from the worst of it. What I am left with as far as the burning goes is completely tolerable (of course it does nothing for my other symptoms). I'm grateful I caved but am concerned about weight gain & significant cravings for sweets.

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February 24, 2014 10:28 PM
Review by Jennbeam36 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
7.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: This medicine was my neuropathic calming wonder medicine until my body over the course of several years had progressed to full body pain. I recommend anyone who has new or has out grown their pain medication to talk to your doctor about this.

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February 19, 2014 2:56 AM
Review by florabryn (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I have found I have an increased urge to eat sweet foods. I have tried to control this by eating fruit. However, this does not stop the craving for sweets. Also I have noticed an increased thirst and less urination. Further I have been able to stop using morphine patches and taking Mersyndol Forte since starting Lyrica. The lessening of pain has enabled me to sleep better

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February 18, 2014 8:28 PM
Review by ali2122212 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
5.0

pregabalin for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Gradually increased dose to 450mg which helped a bit with anxiety but gave me stomach cramp so had to discontinue.

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February 8, 2014 6:19 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
5.0

pregabalin for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Good for generalized anxiety disorder but side effects were bad.

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February 8, 2014 4:46 PM
Review by C Bruce (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: I was only on this 45 days with absolutely no pain for most of that time. I was prescribed the medicine by a doctor in Thailand in 2008 and it worked almost immediately. I had a bit of puffiness in the face, but no real issues. I weaned myself off over a 10 day period with no issues . Wonderful for those it works for. Spinal stenosis with laminectomy 3 years prior. Anyone with back pain should try it. Told a friend with same problems about it for years. She now is on Lyrica and she says it has given her a new life. Says she should have asked the doctor about it 6 years ago.

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February 6, 2014 2:17 PM
Review by C Bruce (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin): After very successful spinal surgery in Thailand, I went without pain for almost 3 years. I was all but in a wheel chair prior to surgery. I then took a bad fall and pain came back. Fully expecting surgery I returned to Thailand and doctor suggested Neurontin. Although I got some relief, the side effects were intolerable. He then put me on Lyrica. It stopped the pain within 24 hours. He said it would take a few days. I was on it about 45 days and then weaned myself off. I think anyone with spinal stenosis should ask your doctor about this. I think they have just approved it for back pain here in the States. My surgery was in 2005, and went back in 2008. It was a miracle for me.

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February 6, 2014 1:52 PM
Review by Tweaked (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
8.0

pregabalin for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I had anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and tried many medicines before pregabalin. It has been the most effective of all. I would describe my condition as a constant compulsion to change the present moment, no matter what I'm doing. I had only a very vague idea what 'relax' meant. I get what I think is relaxation on pregabalin and just be. The compulsion to change every moment is greatly reduced. For side effects I do get dizziness and if I miss a dose, I can't sleep.

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February 3, 2014 10:46 AM
Review by missbones (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I have had fibromyalgia for as long as I can remember. The pain was so bad 6 months ago from too much stress that I wasn't sleeping which made it worse. I had to quit my job and I would just lay in bed and cry moving my heating pad all around my body. It was a nightmare. I wanted my life back. I found a doctor to do all the tests and diagnose me. I tried gabapentin first and did nothing for me and I was a zombie so we switched to Lyrica. I take 300mg a day. It's not perfect ALL the time. Some days I am back in pain. And three days before my period I'm in a lot of pain. It has also helped my anxiety and insomnia. For me, the dizziness went away after a month. And the other side effects are minimal.

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January 12, 2014 3:02 AM
Review by Chickpeas: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: Worked almost right away, walked down stairs without pain.

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January 8, 2014 1:37 AM
Review by Alice Mabe (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I found this to be very effective in treating the after effects of double fusion of cervical vertebrae. Then I found I was having less difficulty with fibromyalgia. I was on 3 a day and only side effect was weight gain.

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January 5, 2014 5:12 PM
Review by brokenecksenior: User Rating:  
   
2.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: 50 mg twice a day was tolerable but didn't do much for central cord syndrome pain. 75 mg three times a day isn't helping with pain so far, makes me dizzy and puts me to sleep most of the day. I got leg spasms at night after not taking it. Walking around a little stopped the spasms. I'd like to give it a better try, but the side effects prevent me from functioning.

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December 12, 2013 9:12 AM
Review by Louraine: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: It turned me into a walking zombie. I couldn't remember anything & I would be in the middle of a sentence and start saying crazy stuff. It wasn't for me.

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December 12, 2013 4:40 AM
Review by Popjewel45: User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I have had fibromyalgia for years but the last 3 years its been a nightmare. I ache all day and at night when you are supposed to get into bed and relax you can't as it feels like you are are a car engine that's been started up and can't turn it off. Your body feels active and you can't relax, I find my teeth are clenched or my hand, or my foot. So had enough three weeks ago took to my bed for three days crying, depressed, I take tramadol everyday, venlafaxine for anxiety, none of which take it away. So went to doctors she said give this ...all I can say is at present I have been on it for three weeks I now remember what a good nights sleep is , I can switch the engine off and actually properly relax its wonderful.

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December 12, 2013 3:50 AM
Review by Gigi8: User Rating:  
   
10

pregabalin for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I highly recommend Pregabalin. I found it started working incredibly quickly and was lucky enough not to suffer any weight gain. I really recommend anyone suffering from anxiety to try it.

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December 9, 2013 6:44 AM
Review by Pantest (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
5.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: Seems to help. I take 100 mg, twice a day in a combination with Lortab 10. Have not had any of the listed side effects other than, I tend to anger quicker, nothing that can't be controlled.

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December 1, 2013 11:34 AM
Review by Akester (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
7.0

pregabalin for Pain: For severe chronic insomnia, Pregabalin does increase sleep for sure and I have regained many hours, even if it wasn't on the exact clock I planned. Combined with a good sleep-initiating medicine (i.e. trazodone), pregabalin is an even better lifesaver than alone. Next, pregabalin works quite well for benzodiazepine withdrawals. Lastly, it does work well for depression and anxiety. The downside is that it will dull cognition greatly and can also greatly increase depression at certain doses. For me, the best dose for sleep isn't great for those reasons however lowering the dosage (after a break) has provided better results. Takes experimenting with dosages.

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November 28, 2013 5:17 PM
Review by gettinsmarter: User Rating:  
   
2.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I was taking 50mg Lyrica every 2 hrs or sooner each day; while it did seem like I had more energy and could work a little longer before resting, the pain never stopped or lightened up. Lyrica amitriptyline did help me sleep better. I quit taking Lyrica and started taking gabapentin 300mg 3Xper day and the pain lessened a lot, and sleep is better and some of the brain fog is gone.

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November 22, 2013 4:16 PM
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