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Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I was in such pain. Everyday I would push myself to go to work. Once I started taking lyrics I noticed a considerable reduction of the pain in my body, my headaches, nails, skin and feet pain diminished 50%. My energy level increased and my depression seemed less.

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December 24, 2011 3:29 PM
Review by efloyd105: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: Suicidal Thoughts, Mood irritability, lots of mental side effects.

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December 16, 2011 10:39 AM
Review by tdl86: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I was on Lyrica for 3 months and became suicidal for the first time in my life. I quit taking it right away and after two weeks I was happy and back to normal. It also made me skin burn all over like a sunburn. It hurt to even have my clothes touch my skin.

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December 13, 2011 8:18 PM
Review by mhviz: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: Side effects were debilitating, headaches, nausea. Did not experience much in the way of pain relief.

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December 6, 2011 4:41 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I was prescribed Neurontin for anxiety and panic, but it made me a zombie. I am now taking Lyrica and it is amazing! No more anxiety or panic and my mood is greatly improved. Neurontin was like whiskey hit hard and had "hangover", Lyrica is like a fine wine, subtle and mellow and doesn't have the zombie effect. DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL WITH IT this was only a reference. I am taking 75mg at night and 50 in the morning. I also don't need the antidepressants anymore.

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December 4, 2011 11:11 PM
Review by alrosalia: User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I have had fibromylgia now for 20 yrs plus lupus and had 7 tumors removed from my body, heart attack at the age of 40 and about died. I was put on Lyrica 5 years ago and I have my life back. I take 100mg twice a day and now I can enjoy my life again.

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November 30, 2011 2:23 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Pain: I have taken 3 x 75mg, and amazed at how well Lyrica worked for me after only taking 1 pill. I feel like I can get comfortable for the first time in years. I have high hopes that this doesn't wear off and I can continue to feel so good. I feel like a miracle, really has helped my all over body pain that I live with for years.

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November 18, 2011 1:18 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
6.0

Lyrica (pregabalin): I'm experiencing the opposite in terms of side effects. I'm on Day 6 taking 150mg. I have insomnia, not hungry and feel really speedy and like my head and body are buzzing.

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November 2, 2011 8:56 PM
Review by R8888:

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I've had severe back pain for several years and been on pain medicines. Doctor then took me off the pain medicines and gave me Lyrica 75 mg two times a day. I could function on my pain medicines. I have a tough job and have to use my brain a lot but the first Lyrica pill I took I had very bad dry mouth, couldn't function ,I felt like I was wasted and everybody I work with noticed the major change in me after only taking one Lyrica.

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October 27, 2011 5:14 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
2.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: 75 mg made me uncoordinated, cross-eyed and VERY sleepy. Did help the neuropathy but went back to gabapentin on which I have no side effects at 200mg x 3 a day. It doesn't completely take the tingling away, but enough so that I can work.

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October 27, 2011 3:35 PM
Review by JessLynn23: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I just started Lyrica four days ago 50 mg twice a day. The first time I took it it helped me within an hour. I have suffered on and off for years and a few months ago I was bed/couch ridden and found it impossible to even leave my house. My family has told me I am a completely different person since starting it. I feel alive again. I also used to take Xanax for years for social and general anxiety and I have found that it is helping with that also. Only side effect was feeling high the first two doses but now I just feel like a normal person, which is what I have always wished for. I hope it continues to work and gets better as I up my dose. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia. Good luck to all.

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October 23, 2011 3:38 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: I have full body RSD. Lyrica brings down the burning and helps with the pain especially in my face and upper body. I also have to take Cymblata and tramadol with morphine but like I said I have full body RSD. Only side effect is my vision and I feel like I'm high but the benefits outweigh the side affects

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October 19, 2011 3:59 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: I have been using Lyrica for about ten weeks. I increased my dose gradually until the majority of my pain is gone. I am now at 150mg at bed and 75 mg in the morning. I have found the side effects to be minimal, the most noticeable is mid afternoon drowsiness and a bit of vertigo. This medicine has also helped calm the need for frequent urination. Who knew?

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October 17, 2011 6:39 AM
Review by muncieI:

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: I was prescribed gabapentin (Neurontin) for a pinched nerve in the neck/shoulder area. I noticed right away that gabapentin works well for anxiety. I've never taken Lyrica but am curious to know if users who have taken both medicines before prefer one over the other.

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October 9, 2011 5:06 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: This medicine works fast and hard for anxiety. It will stop anxiety dead in it's tracks. I highly recommend Lyrica for anxiety. The only side effect has been some sleepiness, but I'll take it considering the anxiety relief being provided by Lyrica.

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October 8, 2011 2:26 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: It works for the muscle aches and it actually makes me a lot calmer. I don't know if that's just because I feel better so I can relax or if it's the medicine. I was so happy and blessed to find a doctor who listened to what was wrong with me and actually followed through with treatment. Hope that it can help more people and that there are no long term side effects but I am happy with the results and how quickly I felt a difference.

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September 29, 2011 3:19 AM
Review by mezzy: User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Pain: I have suffered severe pain for 20 years following a motorcycle accident. During this time I have tried every sort of pain relief available to me, mainly narcotic drugs which I found as bad as the pain itself. Earlier this year I was prescribed Lyrica as far as pain relief goes...fantastic. After a few months (1x 75mg cap per day) I experienced total confusion and was unable to perform my daily tasks at work or at home. I was becoming agitated and experienced suicidal thoughts. Things returned to normal after a week or so of not taking Lyrica. Because it worked so well I am tempted to give it another go. It was just so good to not feel the pain anymore.

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September 15, 2011 3:15 AM
Review by beastbeauty2: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I have had Fibromyalgia for 4 years now and recently my doctor put me on Lyrica and Cymbalta. The Lyrica is a true lifesaver, it really helps with the pain. But has a lot of side effects. Cons-Feeling like a zombie, shakes, sick at my stomach, itching and blurry eyes, drowsiness. Pros-My pain is almost all gone, happy mood, and can move free with barely any pain. And I feel like I'm on cloud nine and can't wait to go to sleep. Overall, the Lyrica has really helped me a lot. I have tried the generic gabapentin and Savella. They do not work! I'm so happy that I found this website, for all the people whom have aches and pains as well as I. Thank you.

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September 14, 2011 9:46 PM
Review by justrho: User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I am 51 yrs old and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about a month ago. My doctor prescribed Lyrica. My Mother also had fibromyalgia and was taking Lyrica. She suffered a lot of the sleepy/out of it side effect and didn't like that at all. It did ease some of her pain, but she was not willing to increase the dosage. I started taking Lyrica when diagnosed, and within just a day or two I felt incredible! I didn't hurt when I woke up in the morning. I could move and do regular activities around the house without the horrible pain I had before. I did have some of the loopy/confusion/unable to focus for a short time, but that went away. I'm so thankful for Lyrica. I can live and not just exist.

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September 11, 2011 8:31 PM
Review by tammy251: User Rating:  
   
10

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Pain: I was giving a lot of different pain medications, even 3 shots of morphine and my pain didn't go away. 150 mg of Lyrics twice a day and I had no pain. My vision is a little blurry and I feel bloated but I'll take that any day over the back pain.

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August 12, 2011 10:49 PM
Review by Cshe4218: User Rating:  
   
5.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in April 2011. I started taking Lyrica beginning with a starter pack for one month by taking 75MG once a day for week 1. Week 2 and 3 increase 75MG twice a day. Week 4 was the starting point of what was going to be my prescription of 150MG twice a day. It seemed to give some relief but I honestly had more bad days than good. My doctor decided to try me with a drug called Namenda (used for Alzheimers) along with the Lyrica. It helped a little. Swelling, depression and severe weight gain has been a side effect. Cymbalta was then added for depression and pain. I still feel less energetic BUT not so depressed. 29lbs was gained within 3 months.

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August 11, 2011 10:29 AM
Review by christineandsadie: User Rating:  
   
5.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: When I first started Lyrica, my pain almost totally disappeared. After about 3 weeks, my pain started returning. My tongue started to tingle and was sore.

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August 2, 2011 8:19 AM
Review by Anonymous:

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: Worked great, but there is weight gain with this medication.

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July 19, 2011 2:18 PM
Review by tiffanygrz: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: I am 27 and have been diagnosed with neuropathy in my thighs and feet, fibromyalgia, herniated discs, sciatica, sacroilitis and carpel tunnel. I had brittle bone disease as a child and was in 2 severe car accidents. I have been in chronic pain since I was about 18 and am undergoing nerve blocks and radiofrequency neurotomys for the nerve damage in my back. My doctor put me on Lyrica and Wednesday was my first dose 75mg x2 per day and Percocet 5mg. I feel like a brand new person. I have tons of energy and my work and family have noticed a huge difference already. Whoever made Lyrica I just have to say they have changed my life so much in just a few days.

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July 17, 2011 7:25 PM
Review by Mississippiskies: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Peripheral Neuropathy: Helped TREMENDOUSLY with my pain, which is not cured of course, but at LEAST cut my daily pain in half. My old boyfriend is also on this and feels the same way as I do.

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July 14, 2011 4:50 PM
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