User Reviews for Pregabalin

Also known as: Lyrica

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Restless Legs Syndrome 2 reviews 15 medications
   
9.5
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 70 reviews 6 medications
   
8.2
Neuropathic Pain 35 reviews 1 medications
   
8.1
Pain 83 reviews 935 medications
   
7.4
Neuralgia 30 reviews 29 medications
   
7.1
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 12 reviews 2 medications
   
7.1
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 34 reviews 40 medications
   
7.0
Fibromyalgia 214 reviews 21 medications
   
6.8
Migraine Prevention 7 reviews 32 medications
   
6.8
Peripheral Neuropathy 16 reviews 6 medications
   
6.7
Epilepsy 2 reviews 29 medications
   
6.7
Postherpetic Neuralgia 13 reviews 40 medications
   
6.5
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5.0
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Summary of Pregabalin reviews 519 reviews 7.2

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: "I've copped a dose of the shingles from the middle of my back wrapped around into my belly button on the right side. Doctors couldn't work out the problem because the rash took 5 days to appear. The pain was very uncomfortable. Pain killers weren't cutting the mustard. When the rash appeared the Doc put me straight onto lyrica 75mg once a day. Had the pill before bed then for the next 3 days had a migraine so intense that all i could think of is please wear off and give me the shingles pain back. So lyrica did stop the nerve pain but i developed side effects. Just not for every one."

   
4.0

brendo (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "THE WORST THING you can possibly do is take this twice a day. Following a relapse of neuromyelitis optica my dose was upped from 75 to 150mg to be taken as 75 twice a day. I've been extremely sleepy and so drowsy that I was almost deferring from school. No one should ever prescribe or dispense this as b.d"

Anyinyo May 14, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Being a survivor of Spinal Cord Injury "lyrica" has literally been a life savor for me. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure if I would be able to live a normal life without it. Now, to the down side of "Lyrica". Who can afford it? A 30 day supply for me is $500 a month. I am disabled and because phizer got greedy and paid off a superior court judge we can not obtain the generic version of the drug. That said, who's best interest is in mind I ask? The people or the man? The sad thing is that I know this will never be seen by the people that all know I'm right and need the help like me but must suffer and live without medication that can change a persons quality of life. Thank you for allowing me to share. And if even one sees this. The riteone"

   
7.0

Mike/want to live. May 9, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Hello! I have severe Neuropathic pain from spinal injuries. I had a spinal block that worked for a while, but it didn't take care of all the pain. My life was pretty limited as to what I could do, which was pretty much sitting in a chair at the computer or watching tv. My love for the outdoors was pretty much squashed since it requires bending over, which I can't do, due to the rods and screws in my back. I have only taken this medicine for two days, and I have already have noticed a huge difference. I am actually able to move around more. I also have osteoarthritis, and my joints were hurting. Not anymore. This stuff is amazing. The only drawback is the cost. I have to take it three times a day, and it's really expensive."

   
10

Deborahlbnc (taken for less than 1 month) May 8, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for : "It was a nightmare.I had the worse side effects that medicine had to offer. Its been a month and I am still swollen and been to the worthless ER in Grants Pass, Oregon which is Asante Three Rivers Hospital where they after 5 1/2 hours diagnoised me with shortness of breath.No treatment for the convulsion the swelling from head to toe, confusion,and the list went on.I was first turned away from Asante Urgent Care saying they do not treat patients with side effects from Medications."

   
1.0

Verna Mae (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "In a major flareup so..I read lots on this site that encouraged me to give Pregabalin a try. So thought on first day I start the treatment I would blog-style my experience daily. Day 1 - Took 1 x 50mg early eve at 8pm, to avoid being a zombie by 8am Bed around 11pm, feeling a bit sleepy & heavy, nothing too drastic, hoping to stick to normal sleep/wake pattern. Slept well, less turning, usually toss turn lots with pain from body pressure. Woke normally, felt tired & heavy & relaxed -less pain than normal on waking Bad side effects: Within 15minutes, a huge headache started, very bad migraine type, this was eased with paracetmol & nurofen, it remained all day but I handled it ok, nausea was minimal. 8pm tonight have taken second tablet..fingers X"

Angelaina (taken for less than 1 month) April 8, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I was on Lyrica until last year until my insurance would not pay for it. They started me on gabapentin which does work very well with me."

   
10

Levern (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 29, 2015

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I have suffered with severe diabetic peripheral, proximal and autonomic neuropathy for 7 years. The pain and dysthesias were constant, I could eventually fall asleep for a couple of hours but that was it. I was prescribed Darvocet, Neurontin, Tramadol, Codeine, Cymbalta, none of which worked, not even a little. I had to fight the insurance company for over 7 months to get on Lyrica and when it was finally approved I figured it wouldn't work either... An hour after I took the first dose I was completely pain free. I slept 9 hours the first night and haven't slept less than 7 hours since. I actually have my life back."

   
9.0

Long Time Diabetic (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 27, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have therapy through mental health team and I have been suffering anxiety along with depression and my therapist thinks I am also showing signs of Borderline Personality Disorder yet I've not had a diagnosis yet. Pregabalin were prescribed 3 x daily by the mental health team doctor along with 3 x Prozac daily and I am just having Pregabalin for 14 days. They have slowly chilled me out a little and this is day 3 of them. I did feel spaced out and drowsy at first which the doctor said would probably happen but I am slowly getting used to them."

   
8.0

Alison1979 March 27, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have started this medication again under a Pain Specialist. I am very sensitive to meds so he has started me off on a very low dose of 25mg which I will gradually increase over weeks. The first time I took this was a 75mg dose and I had memory loss in what felt like blocks of time, it scared me so much I only took it twice. e.g. I would make a cup of tea to sit down and find I had already made one lol n I drove to the shopping centre n could not remember that I'd just driven there. Last night was the first time in a year that nerve pain in my arm from frozen shoulder eased significantly also my anxiousness which has been gradually getting worse seems to have eased and I don't feel stressed about my day ahead going out in public."

   
8.0

Katler March 25, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have been taking Lyrica for about a year for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I began taking 100mg a day and noticed a marked improvement within a day or two. But I am now taking 300mg a day. I went form 100mg - 200mg and now 300mg. I am afraid my body seems to adapt and I need a higher dosage.. Not sure where this is taking me."

   
9.0

JimmyTietom (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 24, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Pregablin has been the only medication I have had that enables me to maintain a life without constant pain. Side effects aren't bad either but I am more anxious than ever before so 9/10."

Glass back (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 24, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: "Had a Thalamic Stroke, which left me with disturbed sensations on my right side. 10 years later, developed shingles on my right leg, which I thought were bug bites. Within 3 days, I was in agony, after 8 weeks I was loosing functionality in the right leg. Saw Orthopedist, Pain Specialist, and received the impression, that they thought I was a nut, or trying to get pain meds. Finally went to a neurologist, who diagnosed TPS and Shingles nerve pain interacting. Within 24 hours of starting Lyrica the pain lessened, upping the dose a few weeks later and the pain was zilch. I have started to regain function in the right leg, it's very slow but I can see it. I have never felt such terrible pain, Lyrica was a true lifesaver."

   
10

JMudder (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 22, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I've been on 75mg, 2x/day for 2 months. Difference is night and day! I have RA, nerve damage form a pretty bad accident, herniated discs and vein's are dying. I'm a mess. Tried everything, but Lyrica has been the one that worked. Not completely, but they may bump up the dosage, I'm told. Trying for 2 more months til I see my GP again. Lucky my insurance pays- otherwise I'd never be able to afford it."

   
10

cherdoo (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 17, 2015

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For Pain: "Been suffering with low back pain worse in the buttocks and sometimes hips. Numbness, tingling in both legs. Underwent a laminotomy for spinal compression due to synovial cyst and facet joint disease. Have a couple herniated discs, but left alone in surgery...felt I would recover from this on its own as I have very mild degenerative disc disease.. Since taking Lyrica for only 3 days at a low dose my pain has subsided enough so I could actually leave my home to go out to dinner. Pain went from about "10" at its worst down to about a m "2-3". I would say try it as it may work for you. Side effects are less than gabapention."

   
8.0

barney m. March 15, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I've been on this medication for 6 months! After spending years with chronic anxiety and severe depression leading to several hospital admissions and long periods of time of not wanting to go out or do anything. Over my near on 20 years of suffering and it really has impacted on my life and those I love. After years of being a long term sufferer I know there are triggers but I've never been able to control the symptoms that over took me even though I've tried to fight it and fight hard. I'm pleased to say that pregablin has really helped me, not with depression but definitely with anxiety! I had a bad experience which left me unable to breathe stand for 3 days until I went to hospital I was prescribed these meds and I was functioning again!"

   
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Emx (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 23, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Due to a toxic neuropathy which causes an excess of electrical conduction through my peripherical nervous system and results in neuralgic pain specially in my legs, arms, hands, feet, torso & face I have been taken 450mg a Day. It worked for a couple of years but now my body tolerance has reduced its pain killing efect. Don't want to increase dosage and my neurologist seems at a loss as what to prescribe."

   
6.0

Quique 444 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 21, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I was prescribed Lyrica 2p/day for pain, I've autoimmune inflammatory arthritis. I almost immediately noticed a complete change in my mood, which was anxious, severly depressed and at times suicidal. In time I figured out it was the Lyrica. Even though I still had pain in problematic joints I felt alive and relaxed and hopeful for the first time in what felt like years! My relationship with my husband and my baby (with whom I have had terrible difficulties bonding/guilt/PND. I've started having fun with her, I have finally somehow managed to stop fretting about what I think went wrong/I could've done better and started to enjoy now. The only problem I have with this, and the reason my Rheumatologist won't give more is WEIGHT GAIN."

   
8.0

Nadz21 January 31, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "This medication gave me relief but then the major effects came. In my 7th year severe headache every day, retina tore from blood vessels bursting, rash started on ankle spread all the way up my right leg. Finally I decided to find some other way to handle this terrible pain."

   
3.0

65 er (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 29, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "I have suffered extreme damage to my trigeminal nerve on the left side of my face due to dental implants. I since had three teeth pulled and one implant taken out. My life was full of unbearable pain and suffering. After 17 doctors/dentists, I finally went to an neurologist who put me on Lyrica. After fighting with my insurance company for two weeks I was approved. Within one week I have minimal pain! It is a miracle for me. I take 25mg three times a day. Love it! Thank you!"

   
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Patsy G (taken for less than 1 month) January 28, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: "I had pain shooting throughout my body for a week. One day it would be in my legs, then my torso, then my arm, my throat, my ear and then shingles surfaced on my torso-right side. I took an antiviral for the shingles, and Neurontin for pain. The blisters were painful and they went away in a couple weeks but the pain remained and I took Neurontin in high doses, with Tylenol so I could sleep but my right leg hurt all the time. I couldn't walk up/down stairs on that leg, or sleep on either of side without pain and I am a side sleeper so I was miserable. A neurologist was skeptical that the cause was shingles but prescribed Lyrica and it was magic! 75 mg once a day and the pain is 95% gone, 6 months later still works."

   
9.0

lawnmowergirl (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 18, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "Have been taking Lyrica for nearly two years to treat my Trigeminal Neuralgia. I have been attack free since starting on the medication. I look at Lyrica as a life savior for me."

   
10

BigAlpat January 13, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "The pain in my right thigh was almost unbearable. It was all I thought of, day and night. I only slept at most 2 hours at a time before the pain would awaken me. After a week on Lyrica (75mg twice a day), there was tremendous relief, but I still had pain. Then I was put on 150 mg twice a day, and it was like a miracle. The pain was totally gone in a few days. I also take it for fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy. But the meralgia paresthetica saw the most dramatic improvement. No noticeable side effects, except a little dizziness the first few mornings."

   
10

Judy X January 12, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have Chiari with Syrinx, osteoarthritis and a secondary fibromyalgia. This medicine is definitely helping my pain. I am taking 50mg morning and night. At the moment I am just topping up with paracetamol and codeine if required. It gave me headaches initially but that is settling now. No other real side effects. I have been on these three weeks and can honestly say that I'm impressed with the effect. I even did a bit at the gym today as my pain is much better controlled."

   
9.0

Dinners (taken for less than 1 month) December 30, 2014

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "An amazing experience, I feel I came out of prison. I am a new man. "

   
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TRt123123 December 26, 2014

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