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Also known as: Lyrica

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Restless Legs Syndrome 2 reviews 16 medications
   
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder 67 reviews 6 medications
   
8.2
Neuropathic Pain 33 reviews 1 medications
   
8.0
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Neuralgia 30 reviews 29 medications
   
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6.7
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Summary of Pregabalin reviews 510 reviews 7.2

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Review by Verna Mae (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

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.

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April 14, 2015 7:46 PM

Review by Levern (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

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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March 29, 2015 4:12 PM

Review by Long Time Diabetic (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

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.

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March 27, 2015 7:52 PM

Review by JimmyTietom (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

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.

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March 24, 2015 10:01 PM

Review by Glass back (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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.

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March 24, 2015 3:37 AM

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

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10

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.

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March 17, 2015 6:38 AM

Review by barney m.:

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8.0

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.

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March 15, 2015 8:27 AM

Review by Quique 444 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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6.0

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.

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February 21, 2015 5:34 AM

Review by Nadz21:

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8.0

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.

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January 31, 2015 6:44 AM

Review by 65 er (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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3.0

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.

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January 29, 2015 9:43 PM

Review by Patsy G (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

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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January 28, 2015 9:52 AM

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

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9.0

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.

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January 18, 2015 3:47 PM

Review by BigAlpat:

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10

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.

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January 13, 2015 12:34 PM

Review by Judy X:

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10

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.

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January 12, 2015 10:32 PM

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

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9.0

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.

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December 30, 2014 11:34 AM

Review by TRt123123:

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10

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

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December 26, 2014 9:17 PM

Review by Charly84:

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8.0

For Neuropathic Pain: I've been taking 600mg for about 2 years due to a spinal cord injury. It is one of the few medicines that seem to help tolerate the daily pain.

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December 10, 2014 10:40 AM

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

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8.0

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I was prescribed Pregabalin by my GP for anxiety disorder. I am 27 and have had anxiety since a teenager. I have never tried meds before. I have just gone up to 600mg. I have definitely experienced side effects (blurred vision/dizziness/drowsiness). The side effects do wear off but it does take some perseverance in the beginning to get to grips with it. I felt 'out of it' for a few days. I definitely feel less anxious. It's hard to tell how well it is working but I definitely have the ability to look at 'stressful' and 'anxious' situations with far more clarity. I am a designer and I always worried if taking meds would suppress my creativity but in fact - I think it helps me to have more confidence in my ideas.

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November 29, 2014 12:41 AM

Review by BTownCats:

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9.0

For Neuralgia: I had lumbar decompression surgery in July for a herniated disk (L4,L5) and spinal stenosis. A week after the surgery, the nerve in my left leg and foot "woke" up and the pain was severe. My left foot was constantly burning, with feelings of electric shock 24 hours a day. I couldn't wear my shoe and I was very depressed by the pain - I couldn't walk barely without pain. My surgeon put me on Lyrica and within a week, almost all of the burning disappeared. I get a random "shock" in my toes, a spasm in my arch and part of my foot is still numb, but I can function again. The pain is manageable and minor. I'm told it will heal but will take months. I've had some blurred vision, but that's better than the pain. Lyrica was a life saver.

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November 25, 2014 9:00 PM

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

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1.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: Did not work only gained weight

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November 24, 2014 9:31 PM

Review by DelFuego:

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10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: I've tried other things for pain. Already take a strong pain medicine, which is getting harder and harder to get, because in my State, one must go to a pain clinic to get it. Pain clinics are horrors. Lyrica seems to work with the amount of pain medicine that I take and seems to have even reduced the "break through" pain. No unpleasant symptoms yet.

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November 19, 2014 10:24 AM

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

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