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Also known as: Lyrica

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Occipital Neuralgia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
10
Restless Legs Syndrome 3 reviews 15 medications
   
9.6
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 119 reviews 7 medications
   
8.0
Pain 94 reviews 1092 medications
   
7.4
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 14 reviews 2 medications
   
7.4
Neuralgia 36 reviews 29 medications
   
7.3
Neuropathic Pain 93 reviews 3 medications
   
7.2
Migraine Prevention 8 reviews 30 medications
   
7.1
Peripheral Neuropathy 20 reviews 6 medications
   
7.1
Postherpetic Neuralgia 18 reviews 41 medications
   
7.0
Fibromyalgia 254 reviews 20 medications
   
6.8
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 48 reviews 40 medications
   
6.6
Epilepsy 3 reviews 39 medications
   
6.0
Dercum's Disease 1 reviews 0 medications
   
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Summary of Pregabalin reviews 712 reviews 7.3

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Had operation on back lower back pain continually lyrica has made a difference the only side effect is all dizziness"

   
9.0

Lt7344 September 24, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "Going to have to decrease dosage (50mg 2x daily) or quit Lyrica due to loss of memory & confusion & jerking. Once could top out any IQ tests but my husband says I can't even find my "behind" anymore. Taking it for neuropathy & came home from complete knee surgery with foot drop in leg operated on. Now the other foot has dropped half way so I am all but an invalid. No more going outside for me to enjoy our horses on our farm. The dry mouth I got with Lyrica also frightens me as afraid I will lose my teeth as others have. Lyrica also causes severe sleepiness. I guess it MIGHT have stopped the shooting pains in my feet at night?"

   
5.0

Poniwoman (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 20, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Works well for my nerve pain!"

   
10

milkshake78 September 20, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Just started about 10 days ago up from 25mg evenings to 50mg after a week which is intended final dose. Much lower doses prescribed in Europe to limit side effects listed in some cases here. Seems to help getting to sleep and sleeping through night, wake early though with less of that anxious feeling in stomach. Take 10mg escitalopram (should be on 20 but want to limit the cocktail). Focus here is to be less dependent on benzos which seem less defective. Feeling quite spaced out and not quite myself being used to high energy and nervous (positively and negatively so) though there is a more general sense of calm which may just be such a distant feeling from the norm I had gotten used to. threads on withdrawal not that encouraging.."

   
5.0

Keepgoing September 19, 2016

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For Pain: "After using tramadol, these had an immediate effect, arthritus, MND problems controlled, chronic pain daily can be quite bad, but this helps along with Nuroxen makes it manageable"

   
9.0

Fisky (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I started with the trial way back in 05/06 and what a difference it made in my life. I lived with that muscle pain for 45 years and tried numerous medications with no lasting relief. When I seen the ad for the trial with a Dr I had nothing to lose but 9 different kinds of drugs and their side affects. Although I was at the top of the dosage after 18 months I was pain free for the first time in over ten years with no side affects. Even though we have added low dosage pain medications back in over the years, mainly during the winter, I'm still at a tolerable level with Lyrica. I have recommended this medication to people with explainable nerve pain many times."

   
10

Jnebg1 (taken for 10 years or more) September 14, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "I take 300mg Lyrica once per day b4 bedtime..along with 1000 mg aceteminophen (Panadol/Tylenol) 3 times daily for trigeminal neuralgia..it is a godsend..i love this regimen..works wonders for my severe facial pain..the side effects i will take gladly for my pain relief..side effects include unsteady gait which subsides once my body gets accustomed to the dosage n lowered libido which returns within a day or two of not taking this regimen..otherwise i love Lyrica."

   
10

MoreFyah (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Best drug I've ever tried for anxiety, took lorazepam for a while which completely eradicated my anxiety whereas this just brings it down so low my anxious thoughts come and I'm able to deal with them by myself in a rational way! I'm waking up happy and refreshed and I'm sleeping better and even having less headaches and period pain. Do not know what I did without this drug. Absolutely amazing."

   
10

ellenjakeman (taken for less than 1 month) September 11, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Broke my ankle in three places and all my bones. Was given Lyrica for nerve damage. BUT I HAVE SUFFERED WITH SEVERE DEPRESSION MY ENTIRE LIFE. Tried all anti depressants and they worked for a while. STARTED LYRICA AND WAKE UP HAPPY. NEVER FELT SO GREAT IN MY LIFE. I FEEL THIS DRUG HAS REALLY SAVED ME AND IM 59 YEARS OLD. SO HAPPY NOW. GLAD I WAS GIVEN LYRICA. DO EAT MORE BUT ILL WATCH THAT. BUT IF YOUR SUFFERING FROM ANXIETY PANIC ATTACKS. OR DEPRESSION. TAKE LYRICA. IM ONLY ON 50MG THREE TIMES A DAY. SO HAPPY. FEEL PRODUCTIVE AGAIN."

   
10

girl judy (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Lyrica is great at taking away my pain due to fibromyalgia. However, the side effects from the medication and from detoxing are not worth it! I am 25 and took Lyrica for at least 6 years. I experienced severe brain fog, difficulty breathing, cognitive difficulties n others while on this medication. I thought they were all due to my conditions, but after truly reflecting on my journey Lyrica surely hurt me more than it helped me. I have been off of the medication for about 3 weeks now. I did some research and learned that my detox period would be both difficult and long because 1, I took the medication for several years, I took a high dosage andi stopped the medicatiod cold turkey. It's getting easier for sure. The creator on my side!"

   
4.0

Mekelani (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 1, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Have been on neurotin severe side effects legs on fire never helped rls was also on new med called horizant severe reaction both which landed me in the hospital. Placed on lyrics no more rls way less diabetes foot pain. Finally after many nights of pure hell I feel human please note taking to much WILL cause you to black out. Please take as directed. Don't plan on driving until you see how it effects you! Thank you lyrics finally some sleep and relief. Oh very expensive so I pray those who need it can afford it and or the copay! Happy dreams! "

   
10

Fedup6813 August 31, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "Day 1, Neuropathy specialist at Cornell hospital NY , came home with Lyrica. by end of the day I could see some changes on my pain. Day 2, Pain was gone but I was very sleepy not able to concentrate. Day 3, slept all day could not keep my balance and my dreams was almost real. Day 4, very sleepy and unresponsive, it was so bad that I could not feel my low blood sugar until all my body was shaking and I needed help to take sugar. Day 5, STOP taking the dame thing. Day 6, Pick up the phone, called my doctor and used every word I have learned in English on him and those scientist, who came up with this IDEA. Instead of spending their time and knowledge to fin cure for diabetes, they just look for accommodating, Just to make MONEY."

   
1.0

Cia Pak (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I had overwhelming pain with FM. Taking Lyrica has changed my life as the pain is fairly well controlled. Yes I put on weight. Was it this drug? not so sure. As the pain decreased I had a better appetite, however my exercise would never be enough to consume those calories. You have to exercise carefully. So now after 4 years I have decided to take control and reduce calories to equal my physical activity. I have a dietician and I AM loosing the weight. I have no other side affects from Lyrica at all."

   
9.0

fmm342 August 26, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I will start off by saying it did cause weight gain. My clothes fit the same but the number on the scale went up about 7-10 pounds depending on the day. I cannot say this is solely because the drug- I think I can safely say that this is because my pain has improved so drastically that I have appetite again. I can keep the weight off if I really want to, but I am not overweight and I am content with my appetite finally being back after years of struggles that I don't think it's a problem. Regardless, I have been on lyrica for almost a year now. It has drastically improved my nerve pain, joint stiffness and swelling (along with a gallon of water a day), appetite, energy, and sleep. I am not pain free but no fibromyalgia patient truly ever is pain free but my pain has gone from an average of 8-9 down to a 4-5 on my good days. My flare ups are far less frequent and I only experience them once every two or so months which is a huge improvement over every other week. The length of the flare ups is also shortened from 3-5 days down to 2 days maximum. At the beginning of taking the medicine I was slightly drowsy but nothing dangerous. I only take it once a day and I am trying to keep it that way to avoid moving up to 2 doses a day. Lyrica is my miracle drug and has definitely given me my life back. My biggest complaint is the cost and insurance but it could be worse. It costs me $2 a day to feel normal again."

   
9.0

lauren165 August 24, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "i have been on lyrica for just over two weeks now.i have pain and pins and needles down my left side.i think it has helped marginally.i have not gained weight or suffered from sleepnesses"

   
7.0

mickspain60 (taken for less than 1 month) August 23, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Awful drug , mess you mind up. Pain or sanity you choose"

   
1.0

Jimbobp11 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 19, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I have herpes zoster and my Dr prescribes Lyrica, for the nerve endings. I took the capsules 1 day (2days ago) and after I woke up the next morning, I was completely disorientated, neuasious and vomiting, sleepy, drowsy, forgetful, having uncontrallable shakes in hands and fingers. I thought it will get better soon if I do not take it again. My husband took me to work where I slept the whole time. I had dry nose and mouth, couldnt eat or drink, muscle stiffness drunk feeling, and walking abnormal. I stopped taking it and feeling today better. Could have a shake for breakfast."

   
2.0

JC van Straten (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia earlier this year. My old doctor prescribed me Cymbalta and it didn't work. I was off from work for 2 months because of the pain. All I did was layed in bed suffering. Seemed like I would never have my normal life back. I went to another doctor and he prescribed me Lyrica it lessened the pain within a day or two. Now I have some of my life back. I still have a little pain but Lyrica has helped me and changed my life."

   
9.0

Litalove (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 12, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Lyrica was my miracle drug for the first few weeks. I've been living with Fibromyalgia for over 5 years and have tried everything. Anti depressants, exercise, narcotics, you name it. So I was excited about the dramatic pain reduction from Lyrica. But now I have developed severe muscle weakness, headache, abdominal cramping, blurry vision, bad judgement which causes accidents to my fingers and toes I have recently had difficulty thinking clearly. I can barely hold myself up and I can't lift anything over a few pounds. I have asked my doctor if I can safely stop taking it. She said stop daytime and only take at bedtime. every other night till I ween off. My quality of life has worsened. I have started Chondroiden, MSM powder and ALpha Lipoid"

   
6.0

ccrichwine (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 11, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I had a Triple Arthrodesis (triple fusion in my foot), and because so many nerves had to be cut, my foot was on fire. I was originally given Nuerotin, which I took, and it bottomed out my blood pressure, I was rushed to the ER unconscious, and kept there until I was okay. Needless to say, I discontinued it, and was given Lyrica....but that made me nervous as well. With my pain over a 10, and the inability to sleep, I decided to try it. I slept well, my pain is decreased some, but isn't gone. I'm only at day 3, and I'm pretty dizzy, sick to my stomach, and sleepy, but that's all so far. I do hope it helps my pain a little more, it's about an 8 now, so we shall see! I'm glad to hear some good stories."

   
6.0

Chele1981 (taken for less than 1 month) August 10, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Week one of increase of dose from 100-200mg a day, feel very strange, hyperactive, difficulty concentrating and feel like sh#t really! I take it for crippling anxiety, manic depression and agoraphobia, along with 150mg of sertraline, 15mg of mirtazepine, hope I get used to the dosage increase"

   
2.0

Slightly mad? August 8, 2016

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I have nerve pain in both legs due to nerve toxicity caused by levoflox two months ago which makes my life miserable and gave me unparalled stress and insomnia. I took 75 mg lyrica twice a day and this reduced my pain almost completely. However due to several side effects I am afraid to continue taking it but I don't have a choice coz the other medicines too have as terrible side effects. Its so discouraging that so far science has not been able to find a cure. By treating a particular health problem the side effects are bringing other bothersome problems too"

   
8.0

dhany August 6, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have been using Pregabalin for about 6 weeks and I have found it highly effective with my anxiety. I have had very little side effects. I have found that as my anxiety is worry,overthinking and my mind constantly racing. It has slowed down my rate of thinking and worrying, whilst I am aware they are there I find I am able to process them easier and thoughts become less irrational. Coupled with some CBT therapy I find this medication highly effective. The only thing to be wary of is on higher doses (I'm on 75mg) they can have a drunk feeling effect and so I asked my Dr to prescribe me with a lower dosage for daytime (incase of driving or working etc) so I take 25mg in the day and the 75mg at night and find this works for me."

   
9.0

Lolly1979 August 3, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Tried several antimdepressants, lofepramine, duloxetine, prozac,amitriptylene, effexor. All,gave bad side effects, felt like a zombie. Had tom top. Psychiatrist now trying pregabalin but from first dose feel spacey, out of it, drunk. Not sure its for me."

   
3.0

Gangan (taken for less than 1 month) July 31, 2016

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I was prescribed Pregabalin for my GAD, I was told it would make me feel calm. I've been titrating up over quite a long period of time, I'm now on 300mg twice daily and have found it to be completely ineffective. It has made no difference to my anxiety, and has perhaps made me more tearful."

   
1.0

Beeble13 July 29, 2016

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