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Also known as: Lyrica

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Pregabalin review summary

8.2/10 Average Rating

71 Ratings with 63 User Reviews

Compare all 6 medications used in the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Reviews for Pregabalin to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Review by Maggie May 60:

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10

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 Br32 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

It didn't work.

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July 8, 2014 7:39 AM

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

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6.0

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

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 Br32 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

1) Severe anxiety; 2) social anxiety disorder; 3) major depressive disorder. I take 75 mg along with 20mg Escitalopram, 60mg Mirtazapine, 2mg Alprazolam Tried before: sertraline 7/10 (maybe the best for me); paroxetine; venlafaxine; duloxetine; "Parnate" (didn't help with anxiety); lithium, lamotrigine, "Depakote" (all ineffective); clomipramine (increased anxiety). Clonazepam and diazepam. I ask my doc about pregabalin because I'm concerned about benzodiazepine. The more I take the more I need. I've taken for 5 weeks and I feel a little better. The goal is to decrease the dose of Alprazolam. I will make it slowly. Before it was impossible; now I see it's not. After a couple of months I'll be back for news. Be strong, friends.

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May 19, 2014 6:55 AM

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

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10

I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression for years. I tried 6 different antidepressants as well as benzodiazepines and all did nothing for me of any help. Eventually I was put on Pregabalin by a Psychiatrist and it was very helpful almost from day one. We increased my dose until I take the maximum of 300mg twice a day. At this dose my anxiety has been pretty much eliminated, I am happy and now an active person. However a word of warning to anybody taking this medicine for a long time: DO NOT allow yourself to suddenly withdraw from it. I recently had to go a week without it and it was a living hell for me. Withdrawal symptoms for me were as follows: severe anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, inability to sleep, nausea and vomiting

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May 1, 2014 2:21 PM

Review by Char B. (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Lyrica has been incredible for my anxiety! Within just a couple days I was running errands without needing to have someone with me due to anxiety, I was doing chores which I without a second thought often delayed and I was enjoying my life and time with my children. I was prescribed pregablin for Fibromyalgia pain and I can't say I've noticed a difference with pain but its done EVERYTHING for my anxiety! I am way less irritable and moody and feel like I can actually enjoy living a happy and complete life for once without worry, fear or nervousness. I went from being a procrastinating home body to a normal feeling, confident person! My side effects have been blurred vision, sometimes a little sleepy and dizziness. Its 100% worth trying!!

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March 12, 2014 9:51 AM

Review by ali2122212 (taken for less than 1 month):

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5.0

Gradually increased dose to 450mg which helped a bit with anxiety but gave me stomach cramp so had to discontinue.

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February 8, 2014 6:19 PM

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

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5.0

Good for generalized anxiety disorder but side effects were bad.

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February 8, 2014 4:46 PM

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

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8.0

I had anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and tried many medicines before pregabalin. It has been the most effective of all. I would describe my condition as a constant compulsion to change the present moment, no matter what I'm doing. I had only a very vague idea what 'relax' meant. I get what I think is relaxation on pregabalin and just be. The compulsion to change every moment is greatly reduced. For side effects I do get dizziness and if I miss a dose, I can't sleep.

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February 3, 2014 10:46 AM

Review by Gigi8:

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10

I highly recommend Pregabalin. I found it started working incredibly quickly and was lucky enough not to suffer any weight gain. I really recommend anyone suffering from anxiety to try it.

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December 9, 2013 6:44 AM

Review by BobbyTR77 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for 20 years. Tried just about every medicine out there. Lyrica works. 450 mg per day.

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November 20, 2013 2:35 AM

Review by Carole one:

I have just read all your reviews about Lyrica Pregabalin , I have had a life time of anxiety and pain tried everything over the years , and yesterday was prescribed pregabalin not taken one yet but after reading your reviews i am going to have one now so here goes ! will be back to let you know what i think . i hate taking pills !!!!!!!

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November 2, 2013 2:09 PM

Review by No more quiver - Ash:

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10

I'm 20 year's old & was addicted to cannabis (2-3g daily) for roughly 5 years unknowingly medicating GAD.. which eventually resulted in More anxiety leading to cross addiction into alcohol, (lot's of) mephedrone, cocaine and more.. yet again this resulted in even more anxiety & treatment centres.. after countless lapses I sought help from my local GP, they prescribed me 600mg of Pregabalin daily & I can honestly say this drug is better than any illegal or legal drug available in treating anxiety in any form. This drug is not side-effect free - but compared to the others out there (Including anti-depressants) it's Definitely the best option. After the initial euphoria wains it stabilizes however, so don't give up after the first effects go.

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October 24, 2013 3:54 PM

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

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8.0

anxiety disapear immediately i am on 150 mg daily it works for 12 hours but l am afraid it's action will get off soon.

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October 20, 2013 10:15 AM

Review by big man hummer boy (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

I love this medication. I feel calm and rid of anxiety, I currently take 600mg daily and it lasts throughout the day. I would highly recommend this medication, its both calming and stimulating. I have the confidence to go out and hang out with people, I finally feel like I can socialize and relax like a 'normal' person. It's approved for generalized anxiety disorder in Europe.

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September 5, 2013 9:59 PM

Review by Nick the man:

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10

Lyrica is the best medication for generalized anxiety disorder. I am on 75mg twice a day and been able to slowly get off my clonazepam without the benzodiazepine withdrawal. Brain fog will go away after being on it for about a month. Only other side effect is the cost.

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August 5, 2013 7:24 AM

Review by francisco de la cruz:

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10

Lyrica (pregabalin): Pregabalin for me was miraculous. On the first dose (75mg three times a day) my anxiety was reversed. I really thought this was too good to be true. I have tried Prozac and lorazepam at different times of my life. But as is commonly known, after the fourth or fifth trial of SSRIs, they "peter out" and actually become counter productive, even in some cases causing serotonin syndrome. But about two years ago, I was in a very stressful marriage break-up and was taking benzodiazepines to keep the lid on the anxiety, with little effect. The GP respected my wish to try Lyrica. I was and still am, after two years, astounded by this transformation. I feel like I always felt I should feel. A cessation of anxiety and a sense of well being pervades.

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July 31, 2013 1:55 PM

Review by Radders:

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10

Have been rock bottom down by the river, then re-started Pregabalin. IT IS AMAZING. It only took about 24 hours to notice the difference, and wow. A week later and I am nearly 100%. I knew I was anxious not depressed! It should be prescribed as a first-line choice. Previously on it for 3 yrs. I am a 59yr old housewife.

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June 16, 2013 2:47 AM

Review by Sallieann ice (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I have suffered anxiety for 10 years plus and for the last year had suffered from jelly legs whenever I'm in a shopping area or anywhere there's crowds of people, Lyrica has changed my life for the better no more worries, loads more confidence and no feelings of anxiety, would say it has improved my life 100%.

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June 4, 2013 2:30 PM

Review by medissunbabe:

I have had severe anxiety for over 16 years since my daughter was born and I have got to the point that I just think IM GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS. Then last night I was taking my propranolol when I noticed I had some Lyrica which the doctors gave me ages ago but I would not take it. I was that desperate yesterday I took some, for the first time in 16 years I have no anxiety or panic (this is about an hour after taking the Lyrica). I slept properly for the first time and I am also doing tasks in the house that I normally put off as I'm so agitated. Going to the doctors in the morning to see if he will give me a script for them. I notice a change more or less immediately. I would recommend this medicine to anyone who has anxiety.

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May 20, 2013 9:30 AM

Review by steve222 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

I am taking 2 x 300mg per day (plus 20 mg Lexapro, plus 30 mg Mirap). Anxiety is decreased, confidence is increased. I have dizziness, but I am able to drive ok. I have tremors and heart racing. No weight gain or other side effects yet. I feel the medicien helps my brain to be more constructive and ordered. I stopped taking the Lexapro a year ago, but my doctor doesn't know. Tried missing the Lyrica for two days and felt very low, not easy to get off this.

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May 2, 2013 10:22 AM

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

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8.0

I have been on a wide variety of medicines for anxiety over the last 8 years, recently my Dr put me on Gabapentin because I suffer from extreme sensitivity especially when sitting (burning sensations), I tolerated this quite well at 1800 mg but still had anxiety, My Dr changed me over to Pregabalin four days ago, I have had a pressure headache on and off in the left side of my head and quite severe bloating, however the Anxiety seems more under control, has anyone else had these types of side effects and if so do the pass with time.

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April 18, 2013 5:37 PM

Review by Beave:

Suffered anxiety for 20 years and chronic for the last 3 years following difficult times. Thought nothing could break the anxiety except alcohol or lorazepam. Not only has pregabalin begun to break the anxiety over the last week, my ability to think straight and calmly is improving, my confidence is increasing, I can hear my voice, I can see myself, I can feel my sense of self returning and I can see and respond to you and I don't want to drink. I feel a bit anxious writing this because it is such a short time and it seems so long since I have felt so OK. I pray that it lasts. I thank God that my Dr was away last week and a new Dr saw me with fresh eyes. I have been taking 25mg twice a day, increasing next week to 75mgs.

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April 13, 2013 5:43 PM

Review by gabalin:

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9.0

This is a really good treatment for anxiety. I have felt free of anxiety for the first time in a long time. It has been a release from a prison, this it what if feels like. A sense of good things will happen instead of fearing what is around the corner. There are side-effects to this medication. The worst for me has been visual issues (repaired by wearing glasses) and a reduction in my memory.

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April 2, 2013 2:53 AM

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