User Reviews for Pregabalin

Also known as: Lyrica

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Restless Legs Syndrome 2 reviews 16 medications
   
9.5
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 63 reviews 6 medications
   
8.2
Neuropathic Pain 27 reviews 1 medications
   
7.9
Pain 82 reviews 913 medications
   
7.4
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 12 reviews 3 medications
   
7.1
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 34 reviews 40 medications
   
6.9
Fibromyalgia 208 reviews 72 medications
   
6.9
Neuralgia 27 reviews 31 medications
   
6.9
Migraine Prevention 7 reviews 32 medications
   
6.8
Epilepsy 2 reviews 28 medications
   
6.7
Peripheral Neuropathy 15 reviews 6 medications
   
6.6
Postherpetic Neuralgia 10 reviews 40 medications
   
6.3
Dercum's Disease 1 reviews 0 medications
   
5.0
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Summary of Pregabalin reviews 490 reviews 7.2

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Review by Tialin (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: It's like a miracle. I've had almost no side effects and significant pain relief and much better sleep already. I felt a bit lightheaded at first but that is decreasing, and a bit sleepy, also decreasing. It's the first time I've actually felt nearly normal in years.

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October 27, 2014 9:45 PM

Review by fishermom (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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7.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: I've been taking Lyrica for about 4 years now and because of the cost, I end up in the "donut hole" lately and the cost is almost $200 and that's with my insurance! While it works pretty well I have been forced to cut down to 2, 150mg pills a day to save up enough for at least one month. I'm a senior and $200 the last 3 months of the year is a budget breaker!

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October 17, 2014 1:16 PM

Review by Baconbutter (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: I started takining this medication about a week ago, AMAZING! My Dr prescribed for the pain shooting down arm and hand from cervical and thoracic issues. I was writhing in pain at night so much so I could barely walk. After just 1 dose total difference, I take just 75mg before bed, I do notice a feeling of doppiness upon waking but it is usually gone a couple hours later, unless I take Tylenol Motrin . One of the side effects I have had is the swollen eyes and crusted eyes. I am very tired and need a nap, I Find the pill seems to work for about 20hrs for nerve pain and the it starts screaming back.

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October 15, 2014 10:38 AM

Review by Donny_57 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Pain: I have had severe pain to the point I have lost my ability to walk and need to use a wheel chair for the past seven years. My DR. (last year) put me on Lyrica and it saved my life! I had been put on every type of pain killer and I needed a lot of them. Now I have lower doses of my pain medicines and I feel tons better! Anyone who is looking into this medication PLEASE at least try it, take it as you told to by your DR. and give it four weeks to fully work it's magic, I almost asked my DR. to take me off it, three weeks into taking it, but my wife told me to give it one more week and BOOM! she was right. It's not like anything you have ever tried! My only problem with it is it needs time to work. It's worth the wait!

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October 14, 2014 5:33 AM

Review by myff (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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6.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: Started taking Lyrica due to nerve damage suffered during surgery, 75mg twice a day. It provided relief for about 3 weeks, before pain returned. Have now been on 150mg twice a day for about 8 weeks - no pain, but the side effects are horrendous: dizziness, brain fog and worst of all is incontinence. So I now have to decide whether to reduce the dose and go back to having pain but no side effects, or be pain free but incontinent and out of it.

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September 21, 2014 2:59 PM

Review by Philip S (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: The best way to describe how well Lyrica works for me is to say, "I'm young again! I'm a 50 yr old who has suffered with fibromyalgia for many years. Every morning on waking I would just lay in bed dreading the pain and discomfort of something as simple as getting up and out of bed. I was prescribed Cymbalta, Celebrex and Tramadol which help; but nothing works as well as Lyrica. I am able to get more done now without slowing down. Like I said before, I feel years younger. I have read that Lyrica poses an abuse warning, but what I experience isn't really euphoria (High) as one might experience with opiates. I experience relief of pain and maybe "light on my feet" and actually stronger muscles %u2014 but not the euphoria of opiates.

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September 17, 2014 7:03 PM

Review by vette 76:

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9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: Severe neck pain was causing migraines, took several narcotics with no relief. Dr. switched me to Lyrica, pain was gone in three days after two years of terrible pain. Lyrica improved my quality of life to say the least.

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August 18, 2014 9:11 PM

Review by Kate LK:

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9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: It works best for me, better than narcotic pain relievers, and better than Neurontin (pregabalin), which I'm amazed isn't on this list, as it is very similar to Lyrica. I have no side effects, with the medication, and I take it for chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. Hopefully this will help someone, it was well worth trying for me.

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August 16, 2014 9:04 AM

Review by Nana Sheppard:

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8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I was practically bedridden when I finally got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. After prescribing all the usual medications, with no relief, Lyrica was added and gradually increased to my current level of 400mg/daily. I was able to break the bed to sofa to bed routine and start moderate exercise. While I am nowhere near my former physical self, the level of relief is remarkable. I had some problems getting Lyrica because it was so expensive and I really suffered while I didn't have it. Currently I am getting my prescription through the VA but we are moving and a new VA doctor may not be willing to jump through all the hoops necessary for me. I know my current doctor had to fight for me.

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August 16, 2014 5:37 AM

Review by Oh God Yes! (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: Lyrica the wonder medicine. After having a nerve crushed in Afghanistan, I had RSD/CRPS in my left leg. Doctors put me on Neurontin which just made me neurotic...and did not help the pain. A month after switching to Lyrica, I was able to lose the crutches, and a few weeks later the prosthetic supporting my leg. After four months, yes I still have a crushed nerve, but pain and hypersensitivity dropped to bearable levels and after six months off all medication but Motrin. Four years later... I have a resurgence of RSD due to a back injury. Lyrica had me back walking in two weeks and has continued to reduce the pain levels.

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August 15, 2014 2:44 PM

Review by Olde Chaps:

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8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: Lyrica gave me back enough life to work part time again. Tried many other medicines to treat my Fibromyalgia symptoms and few had much positive effect. However, found that Tramadol works for the muscle pain, and Lyrica allows me the strength and energy to move once the pain is managed. Trazodone helps with the quality sleep issue.

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July 29, 2014 6:21 AM

Review by NikkiTL (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I couldn't remember the last time I had a "good" day since diagnosed having Fibromyalgia until 2010, when I was first told about Lyrica by an emergency doctor. The symptoms & pain had got so bad that I drove myself to a Baylor emergency room. Physically and mentally I just felt defeated. I was so stressed out that I developed an ulcer and my potassium/magnesium levels were so low they admitted me several times for as long as a week on time. Bags of blood had to be given and IV fluids. Ugh..I was a hot mess. I don't recall the doctor that introduced me to Lyrica, cause I was in and out a few times, but all I can say is a BIG thank-you. I've been on Lyrica 300mg a day since 2010. I can get what I need done and function like a normal woman.

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July 22, 2014 1:56 AM

Review by nikkidog (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Dercum's Disease: I found it made a huge difference...the first two weeks had some side effects (just felt really yuk!) but after that I was very happy...if I am late taking a dose I really feel a difference.

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July 19, 2014 10:13 AM

Review by Maggie May 60:

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10

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Amazing. Stable on 450mg for a few months. Brought back colour into my life.

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July 17, 2014 8:05 AM

Review by V75:

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8.0

For Fibromyalgia: Had fibromyalgia for 17 years was just diagnosed, been bed bound, house bound, chronic pain. Started this 5 days ago, by 4th day feel energetic, happy, pain reduced, fatigue reduced and I'm at last sleeping! Miracles do happen. First hour after taking little dizzy, nauseous but after that... Good to go!

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July 16, 2014 4:49 AM

Review by Downunderlad (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I have been on Lryica for 2 1/2 weeks now. I take 1 x 75mg capsule morning & night. I suffer from back, buttock, leg & feet pain from a 360 degree double spinal fusion of L4-L5 & L5 & S1 done 20 years ago. Nerve pain is now ruining my life. However since being on this medicine my pain is now around a 2-3 out of 10 from being anywhere between 5-9. The only real side effect I am having is feeling "High" 24 hrs a day. Supposedly this will go away in time. I also feel uplifted and it has helped with my depression. I do feel a bit aggressive at times too. I have been keeping a close check on my weight too but nothing has changed. My normal weight is 75 kgs and I'm fit & strong as I workout in the gym regularly which helps control back pain.

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July 15, 2014 1:05 AM

Review by dpinker1:

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4.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: Caused me more pain but has helped others.

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July 9, 2014 12:52 AM

Review by Br32 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: It didn't work.

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July 8, 2014 7:39 AM

Review by Okgirl (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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5.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I was taking Xanax to calm the muscle spasms and Tylenol 3 for severe pain. This combination worked but I was terrified of addiction. Now taking 75mg Lyrica 3x a day. Pain almost gone after two days, but I'm dizzy, falling down, sleeping in a stupor 18 hours a day, weight gain 7 lbs a month for 5 straight months, can't remember vocabulary, feel dumb down.

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July 6, 2014 9:40 PM

Review by wolfie'smom (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: This medicine works miracles when I need it.

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July 5, 2014 8:10 PM

Review by cmack2209 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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6.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I feel compelled to write a review on Pregabalin, and having been on the medicine for nearly a year now, I feel I can fully evaluate its effects. I was put on Pregabalin for generalized anxiety disorder and seasonal affective disorder by my Doctor. At first I was put on a very low dose of 75mg, which did next to nothing. I immediately requested to have the dose increased until finally I reached a dose that was effective enough for me (600mg). For a while the medicine did its job and I actually felt like my anxiety had been reversed. I suffer bad social anxiety, and 300mg of this made me quite extroverted and confident. I would say it was 'pro social' for sure. Alas tolerance set in and now even 800mg doesn't do much of anything apart from prevent withdrawals.

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July 3, 2014 1:21 PM

Review by smilingalbert (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I was suffering from persistent nausea. I lost a lot of weight as eating was difficult. I had many tests and my doctor concluded the problem was mental, not physical. He prescribed Pregabalin, 75mg twice a day, and the improvement came almost immediately. I feel much calmer, much reduced anxiety, have my appetite back, and the nausea mostly eliminated. I would strongly recommend this medicine. It does make you want to eat, but this was a boon at first as I had lost a lot of weight, but no other side effects as far as I can tell. Maybe a bit of drowsiness. This medicine gave me my life back so give it a go if you have run out of other ideas.

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June 22, 2014 5:24 PM

Review by Chemo-Induced (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: I too progressed from Gabapentin to Lyrica, 100mg 3x a day. I have chemically-induced neuropathy from 6 months of chemo. My hands and feet are numb, tingling, like they are asleep. Lyrica is supposed to be an advanced form of the Gabapentin, though I have seen little difference. I have increased appetite and some swelling in my hands and ankles. I continue using Lyrica because I need something for the hot shooting pain. This was the last med prescribed for my neuropathy.

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June 20, 2014 9:23 AM

Review by B.A.H. (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: I did not feel it was helping all that well with the pain.[ lower, middle back and rib] I went from 25 mg to 75, 150 then 225mg. I found I was tired and lethargic. I had a dry mouth and throat constantly, and my vision was hard to focus, jumpy. I had stopped and restarted after 4 months, still the same. Breathing is harder, so I've noticed this time. I have stopped for good!

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June 19, 2014 10:57 PM

Review by AnnonnA:

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8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Lyrica is about as effective as opiates without the baggage that comes with the latter. Lyrica has it's own side effects for me while working up to 450 mg/day including a floaty spaced out sensation, INSANE appetite, and constipation - these side effects largely disappeared at the 2-week point. Pain relief was fairly quick, at about the third or fourth day.

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June 12, 2014 3:47 PM

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