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Also known as: Lyrica

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Occipital Neuralgia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
10
Restless Legs Syndrome 2 reviews 15 medications
   
9.5
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 99 reviews 7 medications
   
8.2
Neuropathic Pain 66 reviews 1 medications
   
7.5
Pain 88 reviews 1059 medications
   
7.4
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 14 reviews 2 medications
   
7.4
Neuralgia 33 reviews 29 medications
   
7.2
Migraine Prevention 8 reviews 32 medications
   
7.1
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 40 reviews 40 medications
   
7.1
Postherpetic Neuralgia 16 reviews 39 medications
   
6.9
Peripheral Neuropathy 18 reviews 6 medications
   
6.9
Fibromyalgia 238 reviews 19 medications
   
6.8
Epilepsy 2 reviews 28 medications
   
6.7
Dercum's Disease 1 reviews 0 medications
   
5.0
Summary of Pregabalin reviews 626 reviews 7.4

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "200 mg three times a day has been the only medication that help with facial and jaw pain. For me it's miraculous."

   
10

Tom© February 8, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "For those of you having trouble paying for lyrica, my doctor recommended I use the prescription card they offer on their website. . Hope this helps!"

   
8.0

DiscountW123 January 26, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I was on Lyrica for 8 years at 75mg twice a day. I thought it was doing little for my pain and I didn't want to start increasing it. I had no side effects when taking it. So last year I stopped taking it as I still had a lot of nerve pain. But since I have been off it I realized just how much it actually did for me. I started suffering from crippling anxiety, my pain has gotten progressively worse and my hand tremors have returned. So after 9 months off it I am back on it again as I need a quality of life and Lyrica gives me that. It may not work for everyone but it does for me. I have fibromyalgia and General Anxiety."

   
9.0

Eimear Lynch (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 25, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Seemed to work within 3 hours a little constipated muscle twitches and soreness"

   
9.0

Limpdink January 24, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I take 75mg 3x daily along with 20mg citalopram works wonders for my GAD finally found something that makes me feel sort of normal..no weight gain although the withdrawal from this drug is hell but if you suffer with anxiety like me its a small price to pay for happiness"

   
10

B112 January 24, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "So I have been taking these tablets for a couple of days. I have already noticed a change in my confidence when In social situations. Although I still worry and feel anxious, I feel a little calmer. The thing is, on the first night, I felt extremely weird. My head was spacey and I couldn't register what people were saying, and once I realised I couldn't come up with a reply. Today, I woke up and I felt drunk and stoned at the same time but not as severe. I found it hard walk straight, my balance was off. I feel happier but not less anxious? I kind of felt calmer and giddy."

   
8.0

olaflovessummer (taken for less than 1 month) January 21, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I was first prescribed Lyrica to replace Remeron and my Psych Dr started me on 150mg at night. After four days I had an epileptic seizure at around 5pm. I am a diabetic T1 and have had 5 seizures when hypoglycaemic, this time I was low but not low enough to cause the seizure. Clearly, I stopped the Lyrica over a 3 week period. My new Psych suggest taking it again but at 50mg 2x a day then 75mg 2x a day - all ok up to increasing the dosage to 75mg 3x a day for GAD. about 10 days after increasing the dosage I was much less subject to GAD but my ulnar nerve function in my left hand basically stopped sending and receiving sensor and motor signals past my elbow. My Neurologist did an EMG test of the hand and my little finger had lost 80% "

   
5.0

GAD Champion (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 20, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "10 out of 10 ,Lyrics "

   
10

Torched (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I recently stopped taking lyrica after 6 months. I was taking lyrica for nerve pain following a terrible car accident. I wish I had never started taking lyrica. It not only did not help with the pain but only made my condition worse, not to mention the 30 pounds of weight I put on. Also the horrible withdrawal's was worse than I ever could of imagined. I absolutely do not recommend ever starting lyrica"

   
1.0

Mars35 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "I was taking Lyrica for several years. I stopped taking it because of the price. My prescription medications are covered by Medicare & other insurance, but I do not believe in indiscriminately spending Medicare money. So, again, only because of the cost, I stopped. My feet went wild, burning pain, could not even have the bed covers on them at night. I got my Rx for Lyrica renewed and when it came I first took 2 caps in order to see if it would get started again. It did! I'm going to be doing a bit of research on the internet for a lower cost alternative. Gabapentin looks good at the moment, maybe on my next doc appt. I'll try it. I gave it only a 9 because of the cost, but for effectiveness I'd give it as high a number as allowed."

   
9.0

agss241 January 11, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I started taking Lyrica about 8 months ago. In about 3 days I had felt a significant change. It was working great for my Fibro, but I also have spinal arthritis. It did nothing for that or my sciatica. Finally I was bumped up to high dose, but do to other things in life I had to stop because of financial difficulties. I couldn't even afford copays. So I'm on gabapentin and it barely works. If I could, I would get back on Lyrica! Thank you all for sharing your experiences!"

   
6.0

Alicat78 January 10, 2016

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "I've been using Lyrica now for almost 3 years with great success and until this week I was able to get it with no problem using my insurance, Some POS doctor working for Express Script denied coverage. He got overruled by a doctor with a brain, but doctor Weisman seems to think Lyrica does't work for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy his reasoning was because the doctor didn't put diabetic in front of peripheral neuropathy. Lyrica won't work the thing this doctors doesn't understand is that the Lyrica is treating only the peripheral neuropathy the diabetic part mean nothing except that the peripheral neuropathy is being cause by the diabetes. If this Doctor had taken just say five minutes and read a little bit more of the notes!"

   
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RayBone (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 9, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I was diagnosed with GAD when I was 18. I have tried every medication under the sun and some SNRIs have helped and benzos killed the anxiety but became extremely dependent and addicted to them. I was prescribed pregabalin for GAD in 2013, and noticed just like others on this board, that it helped my depression too. It doesn't kill the anxiety in its tracks like benzos do, but it makes the anxiety MANAGEABLE. I have been on pregabalin for two years now and started @ 100mg 2x a day. My does was increased to 150mg 3x a day(450mg daily) after a few months and feel like life is now manageable. This is the best I have ever felt and ever done in my life. It also helps me focus. I plan on staying on it for the rest of my life and am only 32"

   
9.0

Gowitheflow (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 5, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I have been on Lyrica for around a year now, I take 300mg twice a day, initially this was a wonder drug that helped immensely with my pain, I couldn't stay awake for first few weeks but since getting used to it I've been fine. The massive downside for me is that it's affects have weaned dramatically and I once again find myself in pain, being a single parent to 4 children and working full time is becoming increasingly difficult and I'm not sure I can continue working."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 4, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I was prescribed Lyrica about 3 years ago for post surgical neuropathy in my legs. While it does help with the nerve pain I accidentally stumbled onto another effect of the drug, it absolutely wipes out my anxiety and depression. I've been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, clinical depression, and PTSD. Nothing I've tried in my experience has come close to helping my mental issues as much as Lyrica. There are some side effects in the beginning such as a little bit of a wobbly/buzzed feeling bit it subsides after a few days. The only two qualms I have with the drug are the price (about 12 bucks a pill without insurance) and I build a tolerance to it very quickly."

   
9.0

Cubesmith (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 2, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I have had neuropathic spine pain since 1984. I have triple S curve; had 6 spine surgeries, and have implanted pain relief system for low back pain. Nothing worked, opioids almost led to death. 2 months ago begam Lyrica (100mg, 3x/day). At beginning: brain felt "foggy"; walking unstable; total urinary incontinence (some bowel incontinence). To say I was shocked at how the Lyrica relieved my spine pain is an undersatement! I read all the horror stories, but decided to give it time. This is the first time since the early eighties I have had NO pain! The side effects are gone."

   
10

Audj71 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 1, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Lyrica is a scheme why patent a medicine that loved ones need whether they can or cannot afford it. To but a ban on generic forms shows that they do not care for the well being, they just care how much money they can bulk up. I do not support lyrica. Gabapentin does the job and won't kill your organs with the "potency". It's sad they have no care for your health just want to gain wealth off your illness. "

Lyrica101 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 1, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "Started on low dosage of 50mg morning & afternoon and 300mg at night but not enough relief at night so increased dosage to 600mg at night. Finding myself to be a little more tired now at also feeling dizzy."

   
7.0

Jorijere December 28, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was prescribed Lyrica for fibromyalgia pain. I also have suffered from depression and generalized anxiety disorder for several years. I can not tolerate any antidepressants so I had just decided that finding a cure for my depression was a hopeless endeavor. However I needed relief from the pain of fibromyalgia and agreed to try Lyrica . After one week I felt as if my life had been given back to me. It relieves most of my pain but the best surprise was that the cloud of depression lifted and I once again could function like the person I was years ago. I had no idea how much life I was missing. I am once again going out with friends. I can now concentrate at work. I sleep at night and don't feel numb. I feel happy and normal."

   
9.0

Lucy Belle December 27, 2015

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For Pain: "I am 36, have a bad case of herniated disc that hits me in the back. Lyrica has helped a lot with pain and overcoming my hernia's crisis twice, at 150-300 mg daily. This is not an example of chronic use, although I might be such one case in the future if the problem persists. In lower doses it seems to take more time (days) to take effect, in higher doses the side-effects are more pronounced. My side-effects were: slight sedation, euphoria, strange body coordination, all in all: the psychoactivity. One can have an accident on these, so caution should be exercised and doctors instructions followed strictly. Using cars or other potential dangerous machines should probably be avoided too. "

   
9.0

Herniated disc C4/C5 7mm (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2015

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For Pain: "In rather high doses 300 mg two times daily it works ok, but gives memory and concentration problems"

   
8.0

Echobase (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 21, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Y'all, like so many others have said, this is a life saver! It got me off my addiction to benzos. I had the "euphoric" feeling after a couple of days which unfortunately went away but I'm still happy all the time. I'm no longer having extreme emotions. I thought something was wrong bc I've never felt this way! It's been 4 months and I take 100mg 3x day. I may have had side effects in the beginning but they've gone away. I have however gained 30 pounds in 4 months. That is NOT normal. So it's come to the point that I'm gaining weight too rapidly to control and I must stop the meds. I'm very sad about this, except I'm not bc the lyrica will not allow me to be sad. So yeah. EXTREME WEIGHT GAIN. But amazing drug."

   
9.0

KMol (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 17, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I have a spine injury L5-S1 area for first 6 months I was on every anti-inflammatory and made me sick. In addition, I was on heavy dose of Tramadol with no effect on pain what so ever and just made me high, then Percocet and it only made me high and very addictive. Then I read about Lyrica, talked to my Doctor got some and stopped my flair-ups. It saved me. Lyrica cut my pain by about 40% and stopped my flair-ups by about 80%. It kind of acts like an anti-depressant for me and makes me a bit hyper-(Good thing) But kills my sex drive and I stopped it for a week, it was hard on me and pain and flair-ups came back. I built a fast resistance to Lyrica fast, I went from 100mg to now 600 mg. Gave me back my hunger and I'm gaining weight-(good thing) You have to realize nothing but hard work and Meds will cut your pain down, nothing will cut your pain 100% I know its depressing, we all just want our Doctor to put their hand on our injury and be healed. You have to try some home to exercise, eat well and seek mental help along with Pain meds and help from you doctor. Chronic pain, you need mental and physical help and most of all its you that has to push yourself to recover."

   
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JamesCampbell December 12, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Man, 47 years old. Been struggling with depression my whole life. Tried all the antidepressants in the market. The one that seems to relieve my black cloud to a certain point was Lexapro. Started taking Lyrica 150 once a day, a couple of years ago, because some research I did on my own. Even though it's side effects (weight gain) it is fair to say that this is my godsend drug. In the mean time I am having a reversal of fortune (so to speak) and taking Pregabalin is really helping me to cope with life. Side note: All SSRI antidepressants made more harm than good, cause I felt like I do not care for anything and just want to lie I'm the couch and watch TV or see the clouds just passing by. Hope this drug helps you."

   
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M:.M:. December 11, 2015

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For Pain: "been on Lycria for 6 months 75mg twice daily then 150mg twice daily. Had facet joint injections and spinal block. Found out I had CFS and Fibromyalgia. Tried stopping lycria for 1 day as I gained confidence. Went back on it within 1 day leg and lower back pain unbearable. Sleep much better on it . Would advise anyone to try for chronic pain- side effects much less than Gabapentin by far. Had to stop work lost cognitive ability and brain fog worsened"

   
9.0

sbibb December 8, 2015

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