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User Reviews for Pregabalin

Also known as: Lyrica, Lyrica CR

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8.1/10 Average Rating
186 Ratings with 181 User Reviews

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Reviews for Pregabalin to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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"Its good drug for anxiety and I took it for tics. It stops 90% of my facial tics.. I like it"

   
9.0

Mhmd ali April 12, 2018

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"I have taken other medications to help my anxiety ...Citropram 40mg no real effect. Some help, but it didn't remove that deep inner feeling of anxiety I had crippling my ability to just live 'normally' I'm now free from it, no deep anxious feelings daily.. Its gone. Pregabalin for Anxiety in my opinion Works very well."

   
10

alliebee21 (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2018

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"Incredibly effective for me. I am usually anxious driving in snow and bad weather to the point of panic attacks. I was prescribed Lyrica, which I thought was mainly for pain, and found my anxiety all but gone, on multiple trips. It doesn’t make me reckless, I still pay close heed, but I no longer feel intense anxiety. It also helps my anxiety in social and work situations. It’s not 100%, but so much better than benzos, BuSpar or other meds I’ve tried. I often think “this is what normal feels like”."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 3, 2018

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"I have been on Effexor , 250 mg. and Xanax, 7mg. per day , plus other meds for anxiety and depression . Have fibromyalgia and asked my internist about something for chronic pain all over. He gave me LYRICA , 25 mg twice a day and it's amazing how good I feel. Just started on it 1 week ago and I only take 3 Xanax a day and probably will wean off of it if my doctor increases my dose. I'm a little dizzy but nothing I can't handle. Back pain is gone! But I love that it reduced my anxiety that I've dealt with for 25 years. Love this drug. Hoping I can get off some or all of my other meds."

   
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Mel (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2018

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"Hello, I have panic and anxiety attacks and generalized anxiety disorder. I've been taking Pregabalin for 2 years now. I started low on 25mg three times a day. After taking it, for about 3 hours, I felt energetic, had weird tingly sensations on my skin, and probably some other stuff. Nothing too wild, but not always pleasant. After 3 days the side effects from taking a new medication went away completely. After some months I took 50mg three times a day as 3x 25mg didn't cut it. Pregabalin helps me to go back to a calm state of mind, a less tensed up body, takes away the spikes of anxiety and panic attacks, and after therapy, now even completely prevents anxiety from forming. For example: I had anxiety flying, but 30min to 1h after taking Pregabalin, the anxiety went away and I even enjoyed the flight! No side effects worthy to be mentioned. I hope Pregabalin helps you as much as it did me."

   
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Hope33 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 14, 2018

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"I started at 25 mg/day: no effect. Then 50 mg/day: same. Later 75 mg/day: again no effect. I'm now at 150 mg daily (taken as 75 mg. twice a day) and have insomnia, tremor, morning terror, incredible dizziness (sometimes I have to get in bed because cannot walk (!)) and panic attacks due to the mentioned physical symptoms. I'm also in benzodiazepines withdrawal so it can be the cause of this nightmare but then again Lyrica is supposed to decrease the symptoms... I'll report back when at 200 mg. OK now at 200 mg (100 mg BID): still no effect..."

   
2.0

Raspout February 5, 2018

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"I’ve suffered from anxiety for most of my life. I’ve tried everything. Went on drinking binges. Benzos helped panic but when they wore off, my anxiety only worsened. I’ve tried almost every single antidepressant on the market. Stayed with them hoping the side effects would wear off. They increased my anxiety 10xs over. Effexor-the worst, Paxil and Cymbalta...Zoloft and Celexa were not terrible. Buspirone-nothing. Vistaril-dry mouth, fair effect. Xanax and muscle relaxers knocked me out. Trazadone did nothing-a severe dry mouth. Amitriptyline helped sleep, nothing else. I take tramadol for fibromyalgia and a back surgery-helps anxiety. Finally prescribed Lyrica. I was skeptical, scared, and reluctant. Worried about “staying the course” through side effects. The very first dose was like a light switch. I felt alive and “normal”. No side effects whatsoever. Helped pain, anxiety, and fibromyalgia. This drug absolutely saved my life. I truly would be dead without it."

   
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LoveMyLyrica (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 3, 2018

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"This has been a life saver. Blocks anxiety and I feel much more relaxed and calm. It’s instant within couple hours so doesn’t take weeks to work. No side effects"

   
9.0

MissCarlyjay (taken for less than 1 month) January 25, 2018

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"I'm British and was prescribed Pregabalin by my GP 12 months ago for GAD and Social Anxiety. It is the only drug I have found that actually works for me. It doesn't get rid of the anxiety completely, I still have bad days, but I've not been off work with anxiety in 12 months. There are downsides... drowsiness, inability to concentrate / focus and being very low on energy / exhausted wanting to fall asleep all the time."

   
8.0

LetoMito (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 16, 2018

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"I was prescribed pregabalin for post herpetic neuralgia from a very severe case of Shingles. It works very well for that at 150mg twice daily. I soon noticed my emotional state was much improved. I had been on lexapro in the past for depression but never got past the side effects. I now understand that I was chronically anxious to the point of racing thoughts of impending doom and feelings of isolation. I've experienced none of the dread and insomnia I was burdened with for so long. Side effects have been minimal; some weight gain, periods of overwhelming positive feelings to the point of crying, but I'll take that over negative ones. If the PHN ever goes away I'll talk with my doctor about continuing pregabalin for anxiety."

   
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Markdnl (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 10, 2018

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"Been taking pregabalin for 3 weeks at 300mg twice a day. Absolutely no effect on anxiety whatsoever. No side effects either though, but all in all a complete waste of time."

   
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Jonnyevsky (taken for less than 1 month) January 3, 2018

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"Incredibly effective. I have PTSD related anxiety. I was prescribed Pregabalin for another disorder (Allodynia related to Peripheral Neuropathy) and noticed that my anxiety levels started dropping significantly. My experience is important I feel as I am not taking another medicine for anxiety."

   
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Savvii (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 21, 2017

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"I take lyrica 450mg a day for anxiety. It has saved my life. Takes a couple hours to kick in though so getting dose times right is a must. Watch out for the munchies though lol. Drink plenty water and exercise at least 30min a day and you wont gain any weight."

   
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Carlos85 December 20, 2017

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"Took citalopram for 6 years, killed my anxiety for about 5, the last year just stopped working and I was tiring of the side effects (blunted emotions, no libido). Decided this year I want to come off them for good. I've tried many times in the past unsuccessfully. I take 150 - 200mg a day - different times depending on how I feel that day. Sleeping better, emotions have come back and I am not an anxious wreck! very helpful and no side effects. Today I am having a little bit of a rough day with anxiety but I am safe in the knowledge that Pregablin will prevent it from escalating and that I can safely ride the wave until it passes, thanks to this amazing drug"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 28, 2017

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"Lyrica has helped with my anxiety but I have Leg and back pain. Maybe related to Lyrica."

   
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Gunner2919 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 18, 2017

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"I've tried sertraline, amitriptyline and trazodone for depression and anxiety in the past, but none helped my anxiety as much as this. I was told I couldn't use other anxiety meds because I have low blood pressure, but I can use pregablin. It has helped tremendously. I still have panic attacks but instead of many times daily, it's the odd one here and there when something has particularly stressed me out. It doesn't take away the anxiety completely, it's still there and I have really bad days still and it doesn't help depression, but it's much more manageable than before, likewise my OCD isn't as bad either. The only side effect I experience is weird dreams, insomnia and poor memory/memory loss. I recommend!!!"

   
9.0

Indiaaaa October 14, 2017

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"I have been taking pregabalin along with my anti depressant for about 3 months, as I found my anti depressant alone wasn't enough to rid me of my morning anxiety. I felt a bit spaced out at first and may have had a few small headaches and slight stomach upset. These passed quickly. I adjust my dose slightly as needed each day and feel this medication has really helped"

Emnharry (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 12, 2017

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"saved me from drinking alcohol...and much more..."

   
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aroniaflyimemine October 3, 2017

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"Brilliant, like an anti depressant but I don't get nervous anymore"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 26, 2017

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"Hello everyone! I served 8 years in the united states military 4 overseas and 4 in the U.S. I left the military 100% disabled diagnosed with Panic disorder with agoraphobia, GAD, Major Depression and of course some PTSD. I have tried everything. I was put on lyrica for nerve damage originally but found it soooo helpful for crippling anxiety. But this does not last long tolerance builds so fast its unreal and it almost feels as if the anxiety gets worst over time. I have tried to stop this cold turkey but found my self in a state of BENZO and OPIATE withdrawal feeling and it was a nightmare. Now I'm weaning! Bye lyrica..OH ya klonopin works wonders ;)."

   
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Collin11 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 13, 2017

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"I have been on lyrica for 1 month, starting at one 75mg twice daily for two weeks, then stayed on 150mg twice daily for two weeks. I had horrible side effect so my doctor told me to split the morning dose that was 150mg in to taking 75mg in the morning and 75mg afternoon, then 150 at nite. So the side effects got better. I suffered from extreme dizziness, increased anxiety, had a feeling my legs couldn't carry me, burning sensation throughout the whole body. After one month of medication, when side effect had gone away a little bit, I talked to my doctor and he told me than since I still suffer from anxiety we should increase the dose to 150/75/150. Side effects are back, I take oxazepam 30 mg to get through the worst side effect and waiting for a better effect on anxiety. However I am better than before."

   
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linda197919791979 September 12, 2017

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"Hi , I started taking pregabalin for nerve pain in my face. I started on 50mg twice a day and now take 150mg twice a day. I have suffered with anxiety and depression for years and tried a few anti depressants, which made me feel worse. When I started the pregabalin for the nerve pain, I noticed that my depression and anxiety were gone completely! As well as the pain. It was like a miracle. I used to wake every morning with a churning stomach due to anxiety. But that has gone completely. I can only say , try it!"

   
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Markab1708 September 6, 2017

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"I live in the u.k and there is no way my GP would prescribe me pregabalin so I have to order or online and it is so expensive I can either go without food for a couple of days or electricity, I choose food. I have ordered it twice, 300mg of generic tablets each time. I can't put into words how much they have helped me, they have changed my life. I have PTSD, insomnia and a history of drug abuse as I was always using drugs to try and help me feel better not to get high. My problem with pregabalin started about 4 days after starting them, I done tons of research and took two 300mg the first time, too much, yeah I felt great but like I said don't want to be high just well. After the next 3 days on 300mg tolerance builds up fast, what a pity."

   
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GAD is killing me. (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 20, 2017

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"Hi my GP started me on pregabalin after nothing else worked for me, I have crippling anxiety and my brain works a hundred times a minute, was put on 25 mg twice a day as I have problems taking medication, it calmed me slightly but not very good at such a low dose, after a week I increased to 50 mg twice a day, now I get really dizzy and my anxiety seems worse , can anyone tell if this will pass on do I need to increase my dose or stop taking it. I've only been on it for 2 weeks, l had such high hopes for this medication. I am a 71 year old female so maybe the medication isn't for someone of my age. I live in the UK ."

Jojaza71 (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2017

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"I am naturally an anxious person/born worrier but I saw a dr because panic attacks were waking me in the night and my chest pain was hard to cope with. I explained to the dr that I didn't feel depressed but I worried constantly through the night about things, and would also wake suddenly with chest pain. The dr sent me for ECG but I knew the pain was linked to anxiety. Anyway, after the ECG came back clear, he prescribed Pregabalin (a much lower dose than most people on here) and I only take one at night. I now sleep better, I have not woken with a panic attack since taking them, and my anxiety is no longer controlling me. I've been on them 6 months."

   
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Happiernow123 July 22, 2017

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