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User Reviews for Pregabalin

Also known as: Lyrica, Lyrica CR

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Occipital Neuralgia
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2 reviews 0 medications
Restless Legs Syndrome
9.3
   
4 reviews 14 medications
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
8.1
   
196 reviews 7 medications
Pain
7.3
   
105 reviews 1109 medications
Neuralgia
7.1
   
57 reviews 30 medications
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
7.1
   
16 reviews 2 medications
Peripheral Neuropathy
7.0
   
25 reviews 6 medications
Postherpetic Neuralgia
6.7
   
22 reviews 41 medications
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
6.7
   
62 reviews 41 medications
Migraine Prevention
6.6
   
13 reviews 32 medications
Fibromyalgia
6.5
   
327 reviews 20 medications
Neuropathic Pain
6.4
   
194 reviews 4 medications
Epilepsy
5.5
   
5 reviews 54 medications
Dercum's Disease
5.0
   
1 review 0 medications
Small Fiber Neuropathy
1.0
   
2 reviews 0 medications
Summary of Pregabalin reviews 6.9 1,031 reviews

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for : "What kind of doctors prescribes a drug for restless legs when its not even indicated for it? Well my doctor did and it didn't work at all as irritable leg movements kept me awake at night and the tingling achy pain wasn't alleviated. I gained 15 lbs and was terribly constipated. I threw out the rest of my pills and found a new doctor that knows what drugs are FDA approved to actually treat RLS!"

   
1.0

Bendabook (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 11, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "So far it has been GREAT!! I have been on it for 3 weeks now and I finally have pain relief. I was able to get up off of the floor while playing with the kids with no help. So far I have had little side effects that are bad. Not sure if it is the medicine or just that I feel so much better but I have more energy and have been able to do things for long periods of time. I have lost 4 pounds and it curbs my appetite. I no longer feel hungry at bedtime and I sleep so much better. I do feel like I a bit wired all the time but it doesn't effect me bad,"

NICKI (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2018

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Works great; happy with it. Has helped greatly"

   
8.0

Maya (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I have only been taking Lyrica, 75mg twice a day, for a week. The first 4 days I felt "spacey", but that is going away. I immediately felt better. I have been on hydrocodone, then oxycodone. They were not helping much. My pain Dr did a cheek swab gene-drug reaction test. There were only two opiates that were compatible with my DNA. I've been on Nucynta, regular and ER for maybe 5 months. Still taking it and EC naproxen, Plaquinel. It was helpful for some of the pain, but not the nerve and muscle pain. I don't have any side effects so far from Lyrica. I will update if anything changes. All I need to say is I feel 85% better. I also feel better mentally and feel like doing things I haven't been able to til now. I'm taking a free trial, it hasn't been submitted through insurance yet. There is a discount card on website for $35 instead of insurance."

   
8.0

Jll (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2018

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have suffered from GAD for as long as I can remember. I have taken numerous SSRI’s over the years which never really worked and came with a host of side effects. After finishing my 3rd round of Sertraline I visited my GP and admitted defeat. The anxiety had won. At that moment he asked if I had tried Pregabalin. I have now been on pregabalin for 2 months and have worked up to 2x300mg a day. It is amazing!! A bit of dizziness at first which has gone now and no further side effects at all. I feel a lot calmer, more energised, relaxed, much more confident and will stand up for myself. I can concentrate better as my mind isn’t racing around. I am more sociable and don’t dread bumping into people. I take the Pregabalin in conjunction with Propranolol 80mg slow release. For myself, Pregabalin works much much better for my GAD than SSRI’s ever did with no side effects."

   
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Maro (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 1, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "I take Lyrica three times a day but it doesn’t seem like it’s for me. I've got severe diabetic neuropathy and I don’t feel my feet and I want to feel my feet again so what do I do"

   
5.0

Trisha September 27, 2018

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For Neuropathic Pain: "Before I had so much pain in my legs, my feel felt wet and painful my head and eyes felt swollen, I felt I needed a wee all the time but now I take pregabalin these problems have disappeared and I have no side effects"

   
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Julie (taken for less than 1 month) September 24, 2018

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "It was not perfect but it was the most effective drug against anxiety that I've ever taken. My dose was 75mgx2/day. I was able to drive while on it. I actually drove better because I wasn't so easily startled. I needed less sleep. I normally need 10-11 hours of sleep a night in order to not feel sleep deprived. With this medication I needed only eight. I felt more connected to people and myself. Less dissociation, so to speak. I wasn't so sore all the time and I had a regular amount of energy. It was not effective against intense feelings of panic and stopping it was a bit troublesome. I experienced withdrawal symptoms for a month. They were severe the first week but became more tolerable as time went by. My body ached during that time and I felt endlessly tired. The reason why I stopped this medication was because of concerns about addiction."

   
8.0

College girl (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 22, 2018

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I feel less anxious but I also feel like a zombie. My concentration span is nonexistent, I feel heavily sedated and confused. I do not think the side effects are worth the medication’s effect for me."

   
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Yellow (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "The Lyrica was working great, my pain was less and I felt so much better. But after 30 days had to be taken off of it. The side effects were to much and my face was red like I had a sun burn. Now looking for something else to try. The pain is back."

   
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Buckie (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 20, 2018

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For Occipital Neuralgia: "After trying all the other drugs for a year which made me sleep and waking up with bad hangovers, I started lyrica 100mg twice a day, the first thing I noticed was after 3 days was !!no hangover!! and less sleeping and half the pain. I started to take quiet time brakes. listen to soft rock ( sheryl crow/ the corrs/maddie and tae) I have been on lyrica for 6 years with no side effects that I did not have before taking it and none of the bad side effects I had with others. To fall asleep I take flexareel"

dooee (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 19, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "Doesn’t help at all. I’ve been taking it for over a year along with gabapentin. Various dosages. Makes me groggy and unable to actually think sometimes. I’d stop taking them but don’t know what else to do. There really aren’t many options. All big pharma hype!! Advertising all over doctors offices"

   
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Kkav (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 17, 2018

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For Pain: "I spent nearly every evening for three months talking to a friend coming off this nasty drug. He was suicidal a lot of the time. He said it completely messed him up and he’s never been right since. Horrendous withdrawals that go on for months. Please stay away from this. I’ve listened to a friend coming off it. It’s really scary."

   
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Joe (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 14, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "Lyrica is a game changer. I feel like myself again. I’ve been in constant fibromyalgia pain for the past decade. I was afraid to try Lyrica, or the other similar drugs for fear of side-effects, instead opting for tramadol, which only took the edge off. I wish I had tried this first! I haven’t experienced any side effects. I still experience your normal age or work-out related pain, but all the weird, intense roving pain is gone. The best thing is my skin no longer hurts."

   
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greengoddess9 (taken for less than 1 month) September 12, 2018

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "From the UK - Tried almost everything over the last 25 years but nothing really helped, this was suggested months ago, got a prescription from the doctor, who has never prescribed this for anxiety/panic before, the prescription sat in the cupboard for weeks due to my uncertainty and that I had been off all meds for 9 months. Anyway I started taking this for odd days and now I've been on it for 3 days continuous, the effect was immediate. I have now gone into many situations that would normally make me panic etc, expecting to get them horrible feelings and physical symptoms but nothing, just calm, its strange but good. I was concerned the drug would make me feel out of it or unusual but I feel normal just without the horrible disorder I had, it is a miracle, but its early and will see how I get on."

   
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bruce (taken for less than 1 month) September 6, 2018

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For Pain: "Finding this tablet very good for pain especially after dose was increased."

   
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Maddoc (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Epilepsy: "This was supposed to be an additional medication to help with my grand mal seizures. It didn't work for me. It made it difficult for me to speak. I could think of the words I wanted to say but I seemed to develop an odd stutter and twitch. I also gained a lot of weight, which wasn't so bad since I was too slim. I went from 105lbs to 150lbs in just over six months. After being off the Lyrica for one year I now weigh 115lbs. My seizures didn't decrease in severity, length of episode, or occurence per month. Lyrica did not work for me and actually caused problems. Please research before taking this medication."

   
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Rissa (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 1, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: "I was trialling this drug for several months now, when my specialist proposed it would assist in getting me off of my current pain medication. After using the drug for 3 months, I had found that it gave me a heightened sense of pain, tinnitus, no menstruation and worse of all, I had developed dementia and could not easily recall things. Since finishing the drug, I now have a menstrual cycle again and less pain and my cognitive function is returning."

   
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B4name (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2018

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I was diagnosed by a psychiatrist as having a severe anxiety disorder. I have tried pretty much everything to help including: SSRIs, other anti depressants, benzos, herbal remedies, yoga, meditation, exercise, diet changes, you name it. Lyrica has literally changed my life. I could not handle how my life was and it was starting to impact my relationships and my work in negative ways. I have not had any anxiety in the past month since starting to take it. I am interested in activities which I once found too hard to even contemplate due to depression/anxiety. I have way more energy to clean my house and work my 2 jobs and I'm rarely stressed out. I've also managed to taper down on my SSRI and I hope to be off it soon. Yay no more weird side effects! Also, I don't need to take nearly as much sleeping medication as I did. Just a word of warning: my first 2 or 3 days on Lyrica were insane. I felt very speedy, but things have definitely mellowed out."

   
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Sarah August 29, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for : "Had horrid back pain due two collapsed disks and 14 areas of severe stenosis. Pre surgeries on Neurontin, works for some, but negatives outweigh positives. After 3 back surgeries in a year, tried Lyrica, I thought Neurontin was bad, Lyrica was 100x worse for me. I had never had a depressed a day in my life until Lyrica. Extremely dark thoughts, twitching, no sleep, sweating, gas, heart racing all for little to no benefit. I hope it works for some people, but my suggestion is tread carefully. The makers understate the serious side effects. I generally have few Rxs I can’t take but these GABA meds are not for me."

   
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Hersh (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuralgia: "After 2.5 years of awfulness from chronic rib pain after liver surgery I can say Lyrica is a miracle drug for me. The doctor advised start a 75mg and double after a week but after reading many bad reviews at high dosage I decided to start at 75 and see. I needed to increase to 100mg a day but the relief is amazing and lifesaving. My pain has been reduced so much - it’s still there but I can handle it and from where it was it’s amaizing. Even after 6 weeks I felt it improve again without upping the dose so start low and stay with it and I have had no side effects other than it makes me less anxious and happier - I love it"

   
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Happycustomer (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 26, 2018

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For Postherpetic Neuralgia: "I had shingles around 8 years ago - extremely bad - rash slow to develop. Severe pain but not diagnosed. I diagnosed myself - showed GP again and was put on antivirals - too late to help. I have had PHN (postherpetic neuralgia) ever since. I take 150 mg of Lyrica morning and evening plus Tramadol. I get breakthrough pain but I've tried extra medication but I am falling down drunk and can sleep and sleep. Now I stick to my dose exactly, no matter what, Well my memory is bad and getting worse. I even forget the names of things. I am slowly reducing the Lyrica. I have read about it and memory and cognition problems. I have only just realised that is what's wrong. I have several friends my age -78 and my memory is the worst. I thought it was age. Now I am sure the Lyrica is ageing my brain. Occasionally I will get actual holes in my memory and forget days and I can't focus. It is great for pain but not worth it. Goodbye Lyrica!"

   
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Flowers (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 24, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: "I have been on Lyrica for 9 weeks and am experiencing severe dizziness, so much so that I cannot go out without my husband as I am in danger of falling, and my hands shake. I have decided to wean myself off of this drug and now take 75mg in the morning and 75mg at night. I would rather put up with the shingles pain than keep taking this awful drug."

   
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Eleni August 24, 2018

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Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: "Currently I have been taking 75mg twice a day of Lyrica. Not only do I have Fibromyalgia but I also have severe osteoarthits in my spine and multiple bulged discs cervical and lumbar. I had been treated in the past with Gabapentin and experienced too many side effects and it wasn't working so my doctor started me on the Lyrica. I have no insurance so was able to get it through the Pfizer assistance program. Since I have been on it there has not been any significant pain relief, I have gained 32 pounds in 4 months, and my memory has been terrible. I have struggled with concentration and I will me talking with my doctor about getting off of this medication. There has to be a better option out there for me. It may work for some people but in my case I have not seen much benefit to it."

   
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foggy (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 23, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Unbelievable. My pain has decreased by 60% within days of taking Pregabalin. Especially the stiffness in the morning. I am ecstatic!!!!!!!"

   
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Jet (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2018

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