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User Reviews for Pregabalin

Also known as: Lyrica

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Occipital Neuralgia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
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Restless Legs Syndrome 2 reviews 15 medications
   
9.5
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 72 reviews 6 medications
   
8.0
Neuropathic Pain 40 reviews 1 medications
   
7.9
Pain 84 reviews 912 medications
   
7.4
Migraine Prevention 8 reviews 32 medications
   
7.1
Neuralgia 30 reviews 29 medications
   
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 12 reviews 2 medications
   
7.1
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 34 reviews 40 medications
   
7.0
Fibromyalgia 218 reviews 20 medications
   
6.8
Peripheral Neuropathy 16 reviews 6 medications
   
6.7
Epilepsy 2 reviews 29 medications
   
6.7
Postherpetic Neuralgia 13 reviews 40 medications
   
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Summary of Pregabalin reviews 533 reviews 7.3

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Only took one prescribed dose with real bad reaction. Ended up in hospital with dangerously slow heart rate. Unable to talk, walk or stand, it felt like I had a stroke. Severe joint pain and urinary retention developed within 24 hours and I found it incredibly difficult to remain conscious. Hospital staff did not recognise the symptoms as an adverse effect of the medication, even though I handed them the advisory notes from the medication, and treated me as though I was just having an anxiety attack or attention seeking. It wasn't until I was discharged and read up on the medication that I was able to confirm that all the symptoms I had were listed as side effects. needless to say I did not take any more."

   
1.0

tortietams (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I took Lyrica for a couple of months. It helped with some of the fibro pain and I felt tired and a little dizzy along with having dry mouth which I expected as common side effects. What surprised me was I got new pains in new places--my big toe felt like it was on fire and my lower back hurt badly. I started weaning off of Lyrica and the new pains went away. I also had insomnia from weaning process. I think it does work to dull the fibro pain but not sure if it's worth it if there are new pains."

   
5.0

1st Timer June 29, 2015

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For Pain: "This worked wonders for me but I have an allergy to it, was warmed it would make me drowsy but made me have crazy anxiety and tight-chest. Problem was it completely eliminated my sciatic and lower back pain. Couldn't cope with side effects on 75mg so dropped to 25mg, still too harsh side effects. Moved on to Gabapentin in last 48 hours which has seen back pain return but no sciatic pain or tightness. I am allergic/have a bad intolerance to caffeine and it was exactly the same reaction. Sadly due to side effects this tablet didn't work out for me"

   
8.0

Philni (taken for less than 1 month) June 26, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I took this drug for 7 years, only gained 5 pounds. Recently I quit using it and started taking Gabapentin. I'm at 1800 mg. a day and I've gained 15 pounds and counting. I walk briskly every a.m. for 45- 60 min., 7 days a week. I'm up to 15 laps a day in my pool and I eat like a bird. Saw my Doctor yesterday, am weaning off the Gabapentin and in a few days I will start taking Lyrica again! It helped my pain much better than the Gabapentin and the weight gain is ridiculous! I realize that some people have similar experiences with Lyrica, it just goes to show that every "body" is different. Some people have a better time on Lyrica, some on Gabapentin. I'll take the Lyrica!"

   
9.0

skippyb's mom (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 25, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "My husband was perscribed Lyrica for neuropathic pain. He has been in pain with low back issues since 2005. He has had shots, surgeries, a stim unit inplant. The pain continues to get increase. The lyrica within three days made him completely crazy. Couldn't sleep, very emotional. Started weaning right away. He had side effects all the way to cold and flu like symtoms. This Lyica is horrible, worst medicine he has ever taken and now we're stuck for $100.00"

   
1.0

rcbepb June 25, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Lyrica works. Unfortunately, I am on the verge of discontinuing use because of significant side effects. The most troubling for me are the eye disorders (conjunctivitis and blurred vision), and the dementia. I am 53 years old and I have trouble remembering elementary words! It's very embarrassing. I also have a significant taste disorder... many things taste like "burnt garlic" to me... that's the best way I can describe it. Finally, I have facial bloating, weight gain, and dizziness. I have been on the maximum dose of Lyrica for chronic pain due to degenerative disc disease in my neck. I was willing to endure the weight and dizziness, but the eye, memory and taste problems are intolerable. Too bad, because Lyrica really helps pain."

   
6.0

Jayalay June 20, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I have constant migraines often lasting months. First trialed Lyrica for 1 week without any effects (75mg x 2 a day). After trialling other prevention medication which had bad side effects. Trialed Lyrica 25mg twice a day and after the first week was migraine free for months. after running out, migraines returned. This is very effective, as all other migraine prevention medication has been unsuccessful."

   
10

bob_about June 18, 2015

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For Occipital Neuralgia: "This is the only medicine in 3yrs of having Occipital Neuralgia that REALLY WORKS!!!"

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 17, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I suffer panic disorder that limits my social interactions to the point that I can not leave the home or see anyone, been suffering from this since childhood, I am now 32 furthermore I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I have taken many types of medication including venlalic (venlafaxine) which I have been taking for over 12 years (225mg daily) I was told about pregabalin from a friend and asked my Psychiatrist if I could start them, she agreed to start me on 75mg twice daily, the first couple of days I felt like I had drank a few beers as my balance was off and also things seemed funny to me ( in a good way ) that soon subsided. Pregabalin has been the best thing I have ever been on, just hope it carries on working !"

   
9.0

Tom1983 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 12, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Had spinal fusion in Jan 2015. I had severe nerve damage due to spinal stenosis. I had terrible burning pain in my entire right leg. Opiates did nothing for it. I have only been on lyrica for a week and I definitely feel somewhat of an improvement . I am hoping it gets even better in the coming weeks."

   
7.0

nana Cathy (taken for less than 1 month) June 7, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I went from 800 mg of Neurontin a day, with its zombie-like side effects, to 100 mg of Lyrica with no side effects and more effective that Neurontin."

   
9.0

sagud2001 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 30, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Attackef at age 60. Totally bedridden many years. Husband took me to many neuros who ended up not believing in fibromyalgia. Very insulting suggesting it was"all in my head". Many days could just not make myself move or interact. I had great tired feeling and feeling of pain running thru all parts of my body. Oct 2014 I was lucky. Went to another neuro, prescribed 25mg bid lyrica. In 2 weeks I was myself and have not looked back. Befote this I was an avid runner, pilates, overall exerciser. This came fromnowhere. My lyrica is very low but I just needed it evidently."

   
10

Dee/fibromyalgia (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 30, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Makes me swell up, eat too much, bump into things, forget words and does nothing for my pain. Stupid, expensive drug. I've been taking 150mg. 2X per day for almost three months. It doesn't work."

   
1.0

zztup May 30, 2015

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I take Lyrica since 2007 and managed to lower the dosage to 100mg. It's what allows me to live a normal life. I associate the mood changes and somnolency to the amount of pain I feel more than to the drug it self. Fortunately I can get it cheaper then in the beginning. I hope the generic comes soon!"

   
9.0

paulomint May 27, 2015

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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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