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User Reviews for Pregabalin

Also known as: Lyrica, Lyrica CR

The following information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Occipital Neuralgia 9.3
4 reviews 4 medications
Dercum's Disease 9.0
1 reviews 2 medications
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 8.3
267 reviews 7 medications
Migraine Prevention 7.6
18 reviews 31 medications
Neuralgia 7.4
62 reviews 28 medications
Restless Legs Syndrome 7.0
8 reviews 14 medications
Pain 6.8
136 reviews 1117 medications
Peripheral Neuropathy 6.8
36 reviews 6 medications
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 6.8
19 reviews 2 medications
Postherpetic Neuralgia 6.7
22 reviews 41 medications
Fibromyalgia 6.4
364 reviews 20 medications
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 6.3
67 reviews 42 medications
Neuropathic Pain 6.0
263 reviews 5 medications
Spondylolisthesis 5.4
5 reviews 50 medications
Epilepsy 5.0
7 reviews 54 medications
Small Fiber Neuropathy 1.0
2 reviews 3 medications
Summary of Pregabalin reviews 6.8 1,281 reviews

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Reviews for Pregabalin

Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 23, 2020

For Spondylolisthesis: “Best generic I've tried thats my opinion they work ❤best nerve pain medication ever.”

10 / 10
Jess · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 28, 2020

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: “I used Lyrica for migraine prevention and even when I already had the migraine. It really helped me to reduce the pain. The only thing is that I would feel really dizzy and sleepy.”

10 / 10
Pixel · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 28, 2020

For Pain: “I had Hip joint pain (undiagnosed at the time). This drug Pregabalin ruined my life. I gained a massive amount of weight, suffered extreme aphasia, shaking, memory loss and more. It works at the start because it makes you high (precisely the reason they were allegedly using it to replace opioids) The withdrawal was the worst thing I ever experienced. I hallucinated, had depersonalisation, derealisation, restless limbs, insomnia- and it lasted for months. I now have severe chronic facial pain that started when I stopped Lyrica. Note that no scientific studies have been done on withdrawal and long term effects. Even today specialists dismiss the idea that it is addictive. studies have shown that it’s no more effective than a placebo. Please join the Facebook group called Lyrica Survivors for support. I have had my comment refused because science is “generalising””

1 / 10
Spots · Taken for less than 1 month June 22, 2020

For Pain: “I had a thoracic spinal cord injury that left my legs numb and resulted in musculoskeletal pain as a result of poor body mechanics. I took Gabapentin for 6 months but I developed clinical depression and suicidal ideation (I never had a mental health disease prior). Switched to lyrica. The depression left but my legs felt like they were shot up with novocaine and I could not feel my feet @only 50mg a day. Fell three times in the first week. No thanks.”

2 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 17, 2020

For Peripheral Neuropathy: “I have 2 herniated discs degenerative disc disease sciatica and then found out I have scoliosis on top of all of that I've been taking pregabalin for about 6 months and had no have had no relief I'm going to have to tell my doctor to increase it and I ice my feet also are swelling and tingly all the time it makes it very hard to walk sometimes I feel like I'm going to fall”

1 / 10
Sjc · Taken for less than 1 month June 15, 2020

For Fibromyalgia: “What do I say here... pregabalin is horrible and I will tell anyone near me to never use it. I took it for a couple of weeks and began to become severely constipated. I had a colonic yesterday - such an uncomfortable procedure. I'm still gassy with little coming today. I'm utterly exhausted, this drug has really drove me to a scary place, I almost went had to go to the hospital. Do not go on this!! The pharmacist even said there are bad side effects but it is still prescribed. It also didn't even help with my Fibro. If your wondering about my dosing..1 pill a day (75mg)- it said up to 4 but I couldn't imagine taking that dose. Doctors were taking my pulse because I was so out of it. If sensitive to meds such as me, take extreme precaution.”

1 / 10
ndr_mlt June 2, 2020

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: “This stuff Pregabalin is amazing. At the dosage of 450mg it increases mood, empathy and has an uplifting effect like no other thing on this earth (on the legal side). It helps too with my social anxiety. I'm agree with my doc to take it in the bad days so to not dissipate the positive effects. I hope my tolerance will not increase. P.S I don't recommend in any way a recreational use. Like with any other substance there are horror story on the net. Stay safe and talk with your doctor.”

10 / 10
Retired RN · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 29, 2020

For Fibromyalgia: “I have been using the brand name Lyrica several years with good control of fibromyalgia. I was able to function and play with my grandkids. The insurance company switched me to generic and within 30 days of taking the other companies the pain is back with a vengeance. We are fighting the insurance company now to go back to the brand name Lyrica. This generic DOES NOT work for me.”

1 / 10
Mountain Girl · Taken for 10 years or more May 24, 2020

For Fibromyalgia: “I have been taking Lyrica for Fibromyalgia since it was first approved for that use. I had no side effects and it worked well. I am prescribed 150 mg per day, but I had gotten it down to where almost all the time I only needed 100 mg. Then generic came out and I can not afford the $900 for 3 months that brand name costs. I started taking the generic about a month ago and it seemed to work somewhat, but it totally stopped working this week.I have a few left of the brand name and took one 50 mg this afternoon and it began to lift the pain. I don’t know why the generic does not work for me.”

Darren May 22, 2020

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: “I have suffered with anxiety and depression since I was a child I'm now 47 and have tried endless different types of other medicines and now Pregabalin has saved my life. I take 600mg a day it calms me gives me confidence and energy it's a wonder drug as far as I'm concerned.”

10 / 10
Lynn · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 17, 2020

For Pain: “I have been taking pregabalin for almost two months and my pain remains the same. I do not know what it is. Everything I use for pain does not work. Hydros, CBD gummies, gummies with marijuana in them (I have a medical marijuana card), InStaSlex, nothing. My doctors and doing nothing. Any suggestions appreciaed.”

1 / 10
Mrs A · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 13, 2020

For Pain: “Pregabalin generic is not an effective replacement for lyrica. It’s not working.”

1 / 10
Heatherboo1967 May 2, 2020

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: “I have IC ( painful Bladder syndrome) I am a 43 year old female (20 years with IC) - it started after my second C section . Constant none stop burning that makes a UTI seem like a holiday. I take Lyrica 300 mg at bed time - nothing has come close to the long lasting relief I get from this drug - but all side effects mentioned by others I have and still experience and these have never gotten any better over the 5 years , but I would take this life any day over not having one at all . I have learned to live with these new minor inconveniences in the side effects to be free of my disabling pain . If you have pain that has taken away most if not all of your quality of life - you may give into certain unpleasant effects of a drug just to have a chance at normal again -Lyrica has given me my life back !Listen to your body and learn from it and with it - be safe, any change that is making you feel uncomfortable or unwell report to your doctor for proper medical advice .”

9 / 10
Witchimusprime April 29, 2020

For Pain: “I started taking lyrica earlier this year due to pain from carpal tunnel surgery, I found it helped me 100% with my migraines, and anxiety, I felt calmer and not so on edge all the time, now off them as I've ran out, had bad tension headache for 3 days now which will turn into a migraine without taking at least 4 ibuprofen at a time which is probably worse than taking 1 lyrica a day to stop them all together.”

10 / 10
CRPSer April 27, 2020

For Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: “When I developed CRPS/RSD, after a reconstructive hand surgery, I hadn’t even taken pain meds after the surgery. Nor with broken bones/hardware, ruptured appendix. This RSD pain is a whole different animal-It nearly broke me! I was sleeping less than an hour a night - couldn’t put my arm down anywhere. I resisted Lyrica at first but after a few weeks (still refusing opioids), I had to do something. Lyrica was a miracle! It took 600 mg/day. It made my memory terrible but 0 other side effects. I gained 16 pounds in 15 months, but that was due to 2 more surgeries, spreads to each of my legs, not being able to work and not being able to lift weights/ride a bicycle, etc. I recently decided to try to slowly wean down from Lyrica as much as possible, only because I don’t want to be on medication. I’m now down to 150mg a day, with no withdrawal symptoms. Yes I am having more pain but nothing like I did 12/2018 when this first developed. My memory is back to normal too.”

10 / 10
Peppermint Tea April 25, 2020

For Neuropathic Pain: “My doctor prescribed Lyrica for my neuropathy I took my first capsule 75mg. About an hour later I was having trouble focusing and double vision. My ears started ringing and felt like they were opening and closing. That was 7pm last night and its 1:30pm today.”

7 / 10
H.R · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 24, 2020

For Migraine Prevention: “For more than one month I was suffering from migraine type headache. But the diagnosis most probably was occipital neuralgia. All the meditations Over the counter helped but still suffering every day with severe headache. After starting lyrica 75 mg twice a day I am a new person, almost no headaches, I am so happy. Adverse effects I noticed: dry mouth and for a few days blurred vision (a little).”

9 / 10
Sparky · Taken for less than 1 month April 21, 2020

For Peripheral Neuropathy: “I've suffered from peripheral neuropathy for a year. I've tried gabapentin, tramadol, and pregabalin. Pregabalin was best for treating the burning, stabbing, pins, and needles in my hands and feet. It probably brought my pain down from a 6 to a 2. But, and it's a big BUT were the side effects. I was taking 100 mg twice a day, but I was a total wreck. I walked around like a zombie, I would just stare at my computer screen not really doing anything. Throw in some blurred vision and mild cognitive impairment and you have a really useless drug in my book. If pain relief was the most important thing to me, I would stick with it. For me, after just a one week look at my future self (30 years from now), it was too much to bear. I'm going to keep searching.”

2 / 10
Dachshund lady · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 12, 2020

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: “I have chemo induced neuropathy and was on Cymbalta for almost 5 years. My oncologist really in my opinion didn’t give me hardly any options as far as the pain relief goes SO I went to a pain management doctor and I started on Lyrica ( pregabalin). I am currently taking 300 mg twice a day. My side effects are slight and my pain level has decreased. During this time I weaned myself off the Cymbalta. We had talked about other meds that deal specially with seizures but the conversation hasn’t gone any further. I am hoping this works so I can go walking without having pain in my feet.”

7 / 10
Bob the builder · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 10, 2020

For Spondylolisthesis: “Started on pregablin 50mg twice a day for one month. Pain Doctor upped it to 75mg twice a day. I have noticed that there are sometimes during the day that I feel anxiety about breathing. Does anyone else have this same feeling?”

5 / 10
Zelder · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 6, 2020

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I was prescribed pregablin for RLS and noticed straight away a positive reaction but it then quickly returned back to normal. Going up the doses doesn't seem to be making a huge difference, on 75mg I've had RLS at least twice a day for a week now. I haven't had any side affects and it hasn't affected my sleep in any way with my RLS waking me up a few times.”

2 / 10
Blubobr · Taken for less than 1 month March 15, 2020

For Pain: “I had swollen discs in my neck from falling off a ladder. Incredible pain. Contemplated suicide to stop the pain. Took a heap of Advil in one day with no help. Steroid injections and a chiropractor did nothing. 3 weeks of Lyrica at 200 mg a day and the pain was gone. Definite side effects of dizziness and blurred vision but worth it.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 10, 2020

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I take pregabalin 75mg for almost two years for my spinal stenosis but did not help in my right leg tingling. There are side effect caused by this medication such as sleeplessness, weight gain, speech slurs, and memory loss. I do not recommend to use it.”

2 / 10
cozyjohn · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 10, 2020

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “Over the past 15 year's I have been dealing with a constant feeling of day time sleepiness. Tried meds to help me sleep, which made it worse. Did 5 different sleep studies, because everyone said that I had sleep apnea. But that was not the case. Did a brain scan which was normal. Thank God. Finally was working with a sleep doctor who said that I had idiopathic hypersomnolence. Which means that doctor's have no idea what's going on, but recognize that something is. Treated with stimulants, all which worked but not very long. Finally last year began seeing a specialist in hypersomnia. Almost immediately he tested and said that I had restless leg syndrome. It's not enough to cause pain, but it almost wakes me up constantly all night. Began various treatments, but none worked. But started taking Lyrica two months ago, so far remarkable results. Don't give up......”

9 / 10
SAVAGE · Taken for less than 1 month March 10, 2020

For Pain: “I sustained a severe injury in the Army on an Airborne operation. I broke 5 vertebrae in my back and broke my right heel off and into multiple pieces. Needless to say I have severe pain daily. Gabapentin stopped working along with other nervous system treatments such as acupuncture and alpha stems. Finally got into a pain clinic after waiting for a long time and they gave me Lyrica. First night I took it my foot was on fire and I felt as tho I had ants crawling all over me and biting me. Opiates work great but due to all the idiots abusing them it screws the rest of us that it helps. In conclusion, I will NEVER take Lyrica again”

1 / 10