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User Reviews for Pregabalin

Also known as: Lyrica

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Occipital Neuralgia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
10
Restless Legs Syndrome 4 reviews 15 medications
   
9.3
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 143 reviews 7 medications
   
8.1
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 14 reviews 2 medications
   
7.4
Pain 96 reviews 1105 medications
   
7.4
Neuralgia 40 reviews 29 medications
   
7.2
Peripheral Neuropathy 21 reviews 6 medications
   
7.1
Migraine Prevention 8 reviews 30 medications
   
7.1
Neuropathic Pain 107 reviews 3 medications
   
7.0
Postherpetic Neuralgia 18 reviews 41 medications
   
7.0
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 49 reviews 40 medications
   
6.6
Fibromyalgia 275 reviews 20 medications
   
6.6
Epilepsy 3 reviews 40 medications
   
6.0
Dercum's Disease 1 reviews 0 medications
   
5.0
Summary of Pregabalin reviews 780 reviews 7.3

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I am 51 and have stage 3 RA. I am unable to rollover in bed or dress myself without strong medications. Whilst waiting for DMARD approval I am on 1000mg nightly of Naproxen which had little effect. I still was unable to lift my arms up or use them to assist me to get in and out of car...etc. The introduction of Lyrica 75mg nightly was a godsend. I am so grateful for this drug I didn't believe I would regain use of my arms. I have not felt any unacceptable side effects just increased appetite. I actually wake up with hunger one or two hours after taking it and it does wrestle with the quetiapine 25mg which I take to help me sleep making it less effective but all acceptable given the great effect"

   
10

earthly65 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 23, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Worst medicine ever. I gained nearly 50 pounds in four months. At first the medicine made me feel good even though I was gaining the weight fast. By the fourth month the pain was so intense it actually rivalled childbirth. I was not overeating and in fact I was working out more. I still cannot get the weight back off. If I could give this med a -10 I would."

   
1.0

C jor (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 21, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I was given this medicine from my Dr. I told her I would research it but I paid $25 and picked it up. What a waste of money, I should've researched first. After reading this I'm deathly afraid to take this drug so I won't be. Thank you for all the reviews."

   
1.0

Justlitleme February 20, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Confused most of the time."

   
1.0

Rose mark (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 19, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was diagnosed with fibro. Cause given. I was physically abused as a child then later in life I was shocked to discover my teenage son had leukaemia. After a particularly bad patch with him I started getting pains, and a urine infection. When I was treated for the urine infection, the pain disappears...then came back with a VENGEANCE a week later. I was using crutches to walk. Luckily having a good GP he eliminated all possible diseases before the hospital diagnosed fibro. I was taking codeine phosphate which helped the dull bone pain, I was giving up hope. I had a 75mg pregabalin and 2 codeine and went to lie on my mums bed. When I woke up the pain was 99% gone I was so happy I cried. Pregabalyn gave me my life back, along with codeine"

   
10

Drea, worked instantly (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 15, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "I didn't experience any side effects at 50mg 2x per day. After my knee replacement surgery, I started taking 100 mg 3x per day. Almost right away I noticed vision blurriness, and mental fog. After about a month I started noticing weight gain, and swelling I'm ankles, legs, feet, and my hands are puffy. I have been on it 7 weeks now and have already gained 10 pounds. The swelling in my feet is nearly intolerable."

   
10

Gsusan435 February 15, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have never written a drug review before but wanted to add a positive note on top of all the scare stories as it can be very successful. I was one of the first people in the UK to be prescribed it and it has very successfully controlled my fibromyalgia for over 12 years. Yes, I had side effects at the beginning but I realised that the dose was too strong for me so we restarted the drug on a very low dose and added to it in 25 mg doses in order to tailor it to my body. Too much makes me dizzy but little maintenance doses through a day take the edge off of pain and throbbing and supplement simpler anti inflammatories. It works best before bed and is crucial to controlling my restless legs."

   
9.0

cplatten (taken for 10 years or more) February 12, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "It took a couple of days but it did stop my restless legs. The downside is that in the few weeks I was taking it, I put on about a stone in weight. It's good for making you sleepy. I now use tramadol and am trialling trazodone."

   
8.0

Benzy3 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "This medicine helped my neuropathic pain, but gave me neck and shoulder pain I couldn't talk without straining to find the words I walked around like I was drunk. I'm off and back to me again"

   
5.0

Maj735 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 7, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Doc put me on Lyrica 50 mg twice a day. The first two weeks were AMAZING, I was doing things I haven't been able to do in many years. HOWEVER, let me just say IT DOES CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN AND MINE WAS NOT FROM OVEREATING. In fact, I was hardly hungry at all and when I do eat, it is usually fruits and veggies. I was even working out every day. The last day I took Lyrica (I only took it for one month), it made me so freaking miserable, I went home in tears. My stomach swelled up like I was malnourished and every time I would bend over, I would throw up water or whatever I had just put on my stomach. It was AWFUL! In a month, I gained over 10 lbs. NOT COOL!"

   
2.0

GIGI HOLLOWAY February 7, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "After spinal injury I suffered neuralgia in my legs. The doctors tried multiple drugs some were worthless and some of the others were dangerous. Lyrica caused blurring of visin and tremors. Looking for something to make me feel better. Lyrica was not it."

   
1.0

dandon678 February 4, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Initially, this medicine was a godsend. Burning pain finally fizzled away. Muscle pains, didn't help as much. Still got numb and weak as well. The real problem came months later when I realized I was having memory problems. Had to wean off it. Memory loss was permanent. Chunks of time just gone. I still think because of the state of pain I was in I would do it over. Maybe the pain made me block out the time. I wish I would have just risked stopping it sooner to see if the nerve had healed. I still take them when I am desparate for relief. But just one maybe two until the zingers stop. Oh ya, nerves were damaged from electricity. Hand to my neck and face."

   
7.0

AboutElec January 31, 2017

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "After having my 2nd child I got really poorly and was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, for 3 years now I've been living in hell and up and down like a yoyo, just recently I paid private to see a psychiatrist because the NHS is useless as it's understaffed for mental health. I was diagnosed with bipolar II, GAD and mixed anxiety and depressive disorder, all I can say week 2 on this medication has saved my life! I'm on 75mg twice a day and can increase if I wish too, but with the way I am feeling at the moment I feel I don't need too. I can leave the house, I'm going back to work next week, and my girls have their mummy back, also suffer from damaged nerves in my lower back, it's helped so much with the pain. It's a miracle"

   
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Bex66 (taken for less than 1 month) January 28, 2017

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "People please stop using this drug NOW. Throw it in your docters face because they dont know what they gave you. This is the most damaging drug for your brain that is legal. Search with google of you dont believe me. I took it for about a year, yes it worked for my problems the first couple but you arent aware yet what it is doing to you. It does permanent brain aging , you will be confused and have terrible memory the rest of your life and this problem becomes very clear to you when you quit. I did for 5 years now and still can't function That is when you can quit because this drug is highly addictive and the withdrawal when you decide to quit is stuff out of nightmares. Fainting, restlesness, insomnia, drained of energy, depression"

   
8.0

L0cky January 27, 2017

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have suffered from crippling anxiety GAD and depression from childhood, I also have a personality disorder..My psychiatrist prescribed pregabalin for me 75mg twice a day, they sat in my cupboard for ages before I finally built up the nerve to take them.. After many years of being tried on just about every drug out there FINALLY a drug that actually helped me!..I now drive again and sometimes leave the house alone and even on occasion brave the supermarket ALONE..After 3 years on the same dose and with its effect starting to wane I am now on 150mg twice a day..And yes I am very tired, vague and spaced out, but this will wear of with time as my body adjusts..And regarding the weight gain, I have lost 5 stone, and have regained some control."

   
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KTC2052 January 25, 2017

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For Peripheral Neuropathy: "Just started Lyrica for pain with multiple sclerosis. Numbing/tingling/foot drop /balance issues all standard with MS. 75 Mg per day and already noticed difference...I can move my toes! Pain is reduced. Gabapentin did not help, baclofen or flexeril same. So far lyrica is doing the trick for me. Dr increasing Lyrica slowly each week to find the right dosage."

   
8.0

Mzz January 22, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Had a slipped disc with sciatic pain diagnosed before new year. Had been having heart palpitations, anxiousness, blurry vision and having suicidal thoughts. Felt could be due to the drugs I'm taking and turns out... it's all from lyrica. "

   
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SlippedDisc January 21, 2017

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I've had really bad anxiety and panic attacks for some time now, I have tried propananol and even diazepam to no avail, I've been on a steady course of mirtazapine for sometime, I was prescribed pregabalin 25mg to be taken twice a day increasing to two tablets 50mg twice a day if no side effects. on the first week of taking one tablet twice a day I was absolutely fine, no side effects and my anxiety had all but disappeared, then I started taking 2 tablets twice a day and my anxiety came back worse than ever, has anybody else experienced this, is it just a side effect? unsure weather to keep taking the double dose as it may just be a side effect or to drop back to the one tablet which I was fine on"

tobymoo January 20, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I hate this medication because it hasn't helped any of my joints or nerve pain. The only positive side is it helped my IBS and I don't get stomach attacks anymore. I still have so bad joint and muscle pain all the time, I take 75 mg twice a day and nothing seems to do the trick. I hate the side effects I get a real bad headache too."

   
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hasbrogrl74 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 20, 2017

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I had been experiencing major depressive disorder and I have an anxiety disorder. I have tried every antidepressant on earth and had suicidal ideation with each one, even after one pill! I have some nerve pain so I tried gabapentin but didn't really get any relief from it so I asked my doctor for some lyrica. The NEXT DAY I felt the depression lift and the anxiety came to a manageable level where I felt I could function well and go out in public. I recently started vaping nicotine and the anxiety is back. I am going to quit and continue to take the lyrica. When I feel really anxious I take 10 mg of valium with it and I am in heavenly bliss. No pain, no worries, just normal albeit a bit sedated but still very functional."

   
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happy girl1972 January 18, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "for the last 22 years I have been suffering from severe form of Trigeminal Neuralgia had the Alcohol Block as well as the Gamma Knife procedures but to no avail. Help came when I was given high dosage of Lyrica in combination with Carbatrol. With time I was able to reduce it to half of the quantity of both medications. For the last 8-9 years I have been taking 900 mg of Lyrica and 600 mg of Tegretol. Before the Lyrica I was disabled, I couldn't talk, eat. open and close my eyes, touch my face, shave, have a haircut, or have my teeth cleaned, the list is too long. Basically noting could touch or move on the right side of my face. When I tried to eat, tears will stream down my face. I am taking Lyrica since February 2002, it saved my life."

   
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My 50th birthday gift was TN January 17, 2017

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "I'm feeling terrible. I have been for several tests but no luck"

   
2.0

Betsie le Roux (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 17, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain: "I was prescribed this drug following back surgery. It worked very well initially for pain also providing a calming effect. Over the next 5 months it pretty much stopped working for the pain and the side effects became very worrying. I could not think straight and was dangerously clumbsy. I was is a malaise and did not wish to do anything so I decided to quit. I followed the instructions to taper over at least a week, then the real problems began. This is a horrendous drug to come off, I had to reinstate as I went out of my mind. I am now tapering at 10% as and when I can. I feel so unwell, anxiety has spiralled, depression, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, lack of appetite, sweats, the list could go on it has been a hellish period."

   
1.0

Ryan B January 16, 2017

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have just started lyrica but so far it works great for my anxiety and my back pain. Don't give up when you first start with the side effects they pass and this medication works a lot better than any SSRI or lorazapam which is horribly addictive I think I finally found something that can help and I hope that whoever reads this feels the same"

   
9.0

jesspink1287 January 15, 2017

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For Pain: "This medication is first line treatment in chronic pain. Its pharmacological side effects are quite similar to benzodiazepenes. Side effects include acute cognitive impairment, significant motor control reduction, loss of swift reflex's, inability to concentrate etc etc. Anyone who studied pharmacology knows that benzodiazepene's are far more addictive physically and mentally and the withdrawal can be LETHAL, via seizure and death, as compared to opiods/iates, where it will not kill but the withdrawal will be highly uncomfortable. So lyrica, gabapentin and the other drugs that fall into the category, at least of the way I lay them out as 'gaba-nergic' like, side effect, drugs. These drugs are MORE DANGEROUS THEN OPIODS. This is objective."

   
1.0

Educated Pharmacologist (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 13, 2017

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