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Neuropathic Pain 61 reviews 1 medications
   
7.5
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 39 reviews 40 medications
   
7.1
Neuralgia 31 reviews 29 medications
   
7.0
Postherpetic Neuralgia 16 reviews 39 medications
   
6.9
Fibromyalgia 224 reviews 19 medications
   
6.8
Epilepsy 2 reviews 28 medications
   
6.7
Summary of Lyrica reviews 373 reviews 7.0

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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 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 Neuropathic Pain "10 out of 10 ,Lyrics "

   
10

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

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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."

   
7.0

JamesCampbell December 12, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I take Lyrica primarily for non-diabetic polyneuropathy. The bottoms of my feet felt like they were on fire before. I could not walk. Now, though painful, I take long daily walks. I can only tolerate the lowest dose three times daily, maybe four times if the doctor allowed it. An increased dose made me too drowsy. I find it helpful for fibromyalgia too, but I could only choose one category. I still have too much pain."

   
7.0

Ivory dream December 8, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have taken Lyrica for several years now and it has helped me so much with nerve pain. I use to take 200mgs twice a day for spinal and cervical stenosis, scoliosis(spinal fusion ) and cervical and lumber Spondylosis . I put on over 10 lbs in weight when I first started taking it, but with correct food choices , I lost what I had put on and more. I did at first have an increased balance problem. I now take 200mgs of Lyrica 3 times a day because I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I take metformin 500mg twice a day and I've got neuropathy pain. I have no side effects with Lyrica now.The other pain meds I am on is a 500mg Fentanyl patch and Arcoxia and Quinine for leg cramps. I live in the UK and get my pain medication free ."

   
10

Nutty Nannar (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 7, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "Instant joint pain gone....anxiety gone....only been 1 week...hopeful it lasts...so far it's a miracle for me..I'm also on cymbalta and klonipin"

   
10

Gregnetto December 5, 2015

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For Postherpetic Neuralgia "I was on this drug many years ago, and the side effects were terrible, couldn't drive, felt like a zombie, and slept most of the time. So was very reluctant to go back on it. I did give pregabalin a whirl and so far so good, I am supposed to be on 75mg 3 times a day, although due to my past experience will only take them at night so one 75mg, I am so surprised not any side effects like last time, although a weird sensation on my right cheek like a cool breeze feeling all the time, feels bizarre!"

   
10

Rhiannone Sian November 28, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "I have been in pain for years and started Lyrica. I cannot believe the difference. It is shocking. My pain is so much better. My bladder spasms are gone. I sleep so well. Wake up in the morning without hurting my back and ribs to breath. My chronic diarrhea is gone too. The only thing I have noticed on the negative side is I am super hungry, which doesn't surprise me. Overall, loving it and praying it continues to work. No side affects other than being hungry:)"

   
10

ChrisMiche November 22, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I suffered severe sciatica for two years before my doctor prescribed Lyrica. After a few days of building up in my system, the medication completely killed all of the pain, numbness, and tingling in my right leg. It was so effective, I thought I was suddenly cured! I stopped taking the Lyrica and the symptoms returned after a couple of days. I have now been taking Lyrica for two years and swear it is the best solution available for my bulging disk problem."

   
10

Sciatic Relief (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 21, 2015

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For Neuralgia "Lyrica gave me my life back! The only side effect that MAY have been due to Lyrica is vision loss, but I have worn glasses for 30 years, so no big deal for my eyesight to slightly worsen over 2 yrs on the drug. Some of the side effects that people mention could be due to menopause rather than Lyrica. I gladly spend $60 for a monthly supply. Other meds I took previously left me like a zombie. With lyrica I actually feel good."

   
10

Kjb1466 (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 17, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have had nerve pain for years. I've had 3 back surgeries from 2011-2014. Also FM and MPS diagnosed in mid 1990s. PAIN has controlled my life for years. I have been on all the opiates and muscle relaxers and anti-anxiety drugs and Neurontin, etc that doctors thought might help. I am very sensitive to medications and the side effects from anti-depressants cause more depression than relief. So, to try another drug was scary for me. I saw a Rheumatologist, and he dx my Arthritis called DISH in my spine. He recommended Lyrica. I finally saw my PCP MD and said let's try this drug. From the 1st pill I had almost total nerve pain relief. I am so amazed! After all these years I feel wonderful. The side effect of being "Happy" has been a new feeling"

   
9.0

CathyAnne1948 November 10, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "Horrible medicine. I had a nerve injury and this medication only made things worse. Mental and emotional side effects were substantial, and I had no history of depression or mood changes before taking Lyrica. Since I stopped taking it, I feel like myself again and feel like I am handling pain better because I am not feeling depressed by my medication. I am so relieved I am not taking Lyrica. I would not recommend it to anyone. The side effects completely outweigh the minimal benefits."

Nomorelyrica November 5, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "My Dr. Just changed me to Lyrica 75mg twice a day vs 300mg of gabapentin 3x a day and Cymbalta 30mg 2x a day for neuropathy (not diabetic). I have only been taking it for 3 days and I can already tell a significant difference. My hands and feet have no burning pain and I seem to have less numbness. I have also noticed that it helps tremendously with my anxiety. I was taking Xanax 1mg 3x a day and now I only take it once a day if that. I seem to feel more relaxed and less anxious so maybe this will actually help me stop taking the Xanax which I've tried so many times in the past. So far I am super impressed with this medication."

   
9.0

Jen L (taken for less than 1 month) October 30, 2015

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For Postherpetic Neuralgia "I developed shingles in my face, scalp, and eye in 2005. The initial pain was treated with gabapentin, which didn't work very well. The doc wouldn't prescribe anything stronger. In fact, she hardly recognized that shingles pain was significant. My PHN kicked in when the rash disappeared. I've still got it. I monitored the internet for PHN meds and when Lyrica came out I notified my new doc immediately. He started me out at 100 mg three times a day and when that was only modestly effective he kicked it up to 150 mg X 3. It works very nicely. However there are side effects. My weight gain has been significant. Brain fog happens. I get double vision on an irregular basis. I feel tired. Now my liver values are increasing."

   
8.0

hath5572 October 29, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "This takes all the pain out of my neck and back"

   
9.0

Shell420 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 29, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "I have suffered from Fibromyalgia for years and have regular flare ups. The nerve pain in my jaw and neck was horrific. I found even oxynorm and Tramil was not able to control the pain. This drug has changed my life dramatically.... I feel almost normal again and able to cope with my symptoms. I am on the lowest dose of 25mg. 2 times per day and combined with 10mg. of Endep I can now get a good nights sleep and no nerve pain. I have been advised to stay on this dosage for at least 3 months and then cut down to one per day and eventually cease taking it. As I am very sensitive to drugs I was surprised that I have had no side effects. Thanks for giving my life back..... I don't know how I would have survived without it?"

   
10

Happy Chappy. (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 28, 2015

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy "Been taking this for about 5 years and has helped lessen pain a lot, only side effects are some swelling of the legs and feet. Only issue is my body seems to get use to it and have to increase dosage every 6 mths - year. Started out on 75 mg and now up to 300 mg at night and 100 mg during the day. Have tried just about every other drug with no results, this was the only drug that offered relief."

   
10

LindyF October 27, 2015

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