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Neuralgia 35 reviews 29 medications
   
7.2
Postherpetic Neuralgia 18 reviews 41 medications
   
7.0
Neuropathic Pain 95 reviews 3 medications
   
7.0
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 46 reviews 40 medications
   
6.6
Fibromyalgia 250 reviews 20 medications
   
6.6
Epilepsy 3 reviews 40 medications
   
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Summary of Lyrica reviews 447 reviews 6.7

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For Neuropathic Pain "I became a bit suicidal on this drug. I'm an upbeat person and couldn't understand why I felt so low. I had been given the drug without packaging and side effects. I would urge caution in taking this drug"

   
1.0

Mugone (taken for less than 1 month) January 12, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain "I am suffering from burning pain in my body. I was on the Fentanyl patch for 15 years. That gave me complete relief. Because of drug issues in my state, I tapered off of Fentanyl in Feb. I don't think that Lyrica was around before I started the patch. Since the burning pain came back, I was put on Lyrica. It certainly helped and I can live somewhat pain free. Now the doctor has refused to give me a script for Lyrica because he is afraid of repercussions from authorities. I will have to find another doctor. I am dependent on anything that will take this pain away and I hope I can find a doctor who will give me Lyrica again. It is not giving me a good reputation to be constantly changing doctors."

   
8.0

pfsawyer (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 8, 2017

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For Neuropathic Pain "I devolved severe sciatic leg pain about 3 years ago after damaging my spine. I was bedridden for two months. My doctor here in South Australia tried different medications including morphine pain patches and oxycontin which did slightly help. I had two cortisone injection in my lower spine which worked, the pain went. Yeah 4 weeks later, I developed severe chronic peripheral neuropathy i.e. muscle leg cramps. I started out on 150 mg Lyrica and now 300mg. The Lyrica makes me tired so I do not drive unless I stop taking it the day before. My wife massages my legs for 15 mins morning and night. I use a tens machine plus a Revertive foot machine for relief."

   
7.0

The lame Duck (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 1, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia "I wanted to share my experience in combining Lyrica and Neurontin for neuropathy symptoms; I've had fibromyalgia for 25 yrs. Neurontin was effective, but only at 1800 mg./day, which left me drowsy (fell asleep anytime I wasn't moving). My MD switched me to Lyrica (75 mg), but when I got to 3 per day, I rapidly gained weight - 10 lbs. in 2 wks! As a med student, I knew the two meds worked in a similar way and were metabolized similarly. I decreased the Lyrica to 1/ day, which stopped the weight gain, but didn't control the nerve pain, so I added back in one 300 mg. Neurontin per day (both at bedtime, to minimize drowsiness) - still not enough pain control. I added another Neurontin, and that was optimal for me. I take it all at bedtime."

   
10

Monkey8065 December 31, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "Just diagnosed. Paid 100 for 30 day script. Scared to take it after reviewing comments here."

TT dubois December 28, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "Was put on Lyrica for recurring hip pain (& lower back pain). By one month I was on 2x75mg morning & night. Greatly reduced the pain, but I felt like I was constantly forgetful & would have brain fogs constantly. Have gained just a little weight, but can't do much with my hip anyway. The one thing that has made my Dr decrease the dose back to one a night very quickly, was I became depressive. Unfortunately, would prefer to deal with the pain & find something else, than feel that way. It is effective for pain relief (I found), but unfortunately I suffered some of the bad side effects."

   
5.0

MummaMann (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 18, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "Didn't help with blocking pain, I did react by swelling feet and ankles! Was on lyrica for 6 days and had to go back to emergency because of swelling."

   
1.0

Nerve (taken for less than 1 month) December 16, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "Terrible Med! Years after taking for a few weeks I still have seriously blurry vision. Seems to be permanent. Everything about this drug was far worse than the problems it was supposed to address. Do not take this toxic garbage. My Dr insisted I had to give it time to work... Any more time and I'd likely be dead or blind! Avoid like the plague and/or carefully read of myriad side effects and hope you can stop in time to avoid permanent problems from side effects. IMO this med s/b taken off the market!"

   
1.0

BuddyBoy _88 (taken for less than 1 month) December 15, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "600 mg of lyrica works wonders for me. Its a very good drug and completely takes away the pain. Without this drug I would go insane I've gone days with so much pain that I thought of committing suicide. Really awful feeling because I have always enjoyed life and I'm only 38. Nerve pain is by far the most painful pain I have ever had. To all of you who suffer out there, there will always be a medicine that can help you. Don't give up there is a way this horrible condition. I hope everyone find relief"

   
10

Thunder38 December 11, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. After taking the first dose my hands and feet swelled up and I couldn't bend my figures. If I tried the pain was intense. Then I stated to stagger. I wobbled when I tried to stand still. My mind fogged up. I felt drunk and hungry. I got a sandwich and it slipped off of my plate to the floor and I picked up and continued to eat, at least a couple of times. Every thing I ate that night tasted so good. I was so sleepy. When I got up in the morning there were things in places that should never of been. (ie: TV remote in the bathroom, food on the floor near my bed and other things misplaced. I felt like I had a hangover. NEVER AGAIN. I had the same experience with Gabapentin. Just say no!"

   
1.0

Juwa (taken for less than 1 month) December 9, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "Have been on Lyrica for six months now for lower back pain. At first, 2x25mg per day. With doc's approval moved to 1x25mg per day. Now, 1x75mg, three times per week. The effect has been enormous. Pain gone. Thanks to Australian health system, costs are about $6/month"

   
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fimmy November 7, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I was prescribed this for fibromyalgia, I've tried it several times at low doses and have had a horrible experience. I can not explain this but within an hour of taking lyrica I get the most severe tooth pain, like every tooth suddenly has a hole in it ? I went to my dentist the first time NO HOLES?? My doctor thought it was amusing ? Bizarre. My real problem is the next morning after taking lyrica I have horrendous stomach pain for days, hurts to urinate, poop or fart. Feels like I really have to push to urinate, my doctor said sounds like stomach/intestine inflammation which is on the common side, so I've been taken off it. I will say I sleep like a baby after taking it!"

   
1.0

Sassy16 November 4, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "Two attempts at treatment for fibromyalgia with Lyrica. Both had similar outcomes, in that the "cure" was worse than the illness. Side effects were overwhelming from the onset: increased fatigue, terrifying anxiety, tremors. In addition, this drug's efficacy was zero. I received no positive effects from Lyrica and discontinued use. Side note: I need to learn about illnesses that affect me and medications that I take or are offered to me. Doctors may mean well, but I need to know how they affect ME, not just what is printed in a package insert. And if a doc is not right for me, it's time to find her replacement."

   
1.0

GreatCaesarsGhost (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 3, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I started taking Lyrica about 5 months ago. It has worked great for relieving my pain from fibro, however I have experienced bladder retention at times and since I also suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD, over the last couple months, I have been having really scary thoughts of suicide. (I would never, ever do that. I know myself well enough to know that I would never do anything. I lost my husband that way.) I feel like it has increased my symptoms of depression and PTSD. I stopped taking it 2 days ago and while I am in a lot of pain, it's better than the side effects of this medicine. I'm going to my Dr in a couple days and I'm going to talk to her about another option."

   
4.0

Harley89 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 26, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "Works pretty well for the pain, but having severe side effects (involuntary musclular movement involving jerking of legs and difficulty speaking, urinary retention and inability to urinate, dramatic weight gain of 30 pounds so far)"

   
6.0

SummertimeDesigns October 20, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I was prescribed Lyrica 4 days ago to help with my fibromyalagia I am to take 1 pill at bedtime for 5 days increase my dose to 1 in the morning as well. I've been taking it at night and experienced involuntary tremors, muscle spasms, twitching of my fingers, arms and legs.The twitching is scary! It's involuntary, I have no control of my body when this happens. My leg started twitching and it stuck straight up, waking me from a deep sleep! The twitching and tremors linger all day. Lyrica caused severe swelling in my feet,ankles and legs. It's very uncomfortable. I also experienced loss of balance, dizziness, blurred vision and ulcer sores on my tongue and in my mouth. I felt far better before taking this medicine. Needless to say I'm no longer taking it."

   
1.0

SunnyBunny77 October 20, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "Lyrica started to ease my pain the very first night I started it. I saw about a 20% easing of Fibro pain for the duration of the first night and day 2. I woke up on day 3 - No relief. Lyrica just completely stopped working by day 3 & I was back to agony. I continued on my dose of 75mg each night for over 3 weeks, I then upped the dose to one 75mg in the morning & two 75mg at night. I've been on this higher dose now for a few weeks and still absolutely no relief. I must say that I've experienced little side effects - Some memory loss & tiredness. No weight gain at all. If Lyrica had have kept working I would have been really happy but unfortunately it just stopped working for me! I'd recommend at least trying it for anyone that's considering"

   
3.0

LouisaB (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "Started taking 75mg twice a day for 1 month. Maybe had a little reduced pain. Notice a slight tremor in hands/coordination. Trembling. I ignored this. Had immediate huge increase in appetite. Already overweight at 210 lbs. Gained 12 lbs. in 3 weeks. My Doctor increased my dose to 150mg twice a day.. Sent me a second bottle 4 days after I had received the last bottle. I started taking two 75mg capsules twice a day as prescribed. WOW. Almost immediately I had much more trembling/uncoordinated in legs, arms, hands and difficulty controlling mouth during speech. While sitting these issues are very slight but still present. Typing on a keyboard is difficult. BUT When I Go To Stand Up And Walk Like I Normally Do Without A Problem...WOW..."

   
1.0

Alexboy (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 14, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have a herniated cervical disk which pinches a nerve sending excruciating pain down my neck, through left shoulder and all the way down my arm. Before my diagnosis, I could only lay on my back as if paralyzed. I am currently taking 75mg Lyrica with Metoclopramide (4 times a day), along with 100mg Tramacet (Tramadol) ER (once a day). I also take 37mg Tramadol IR whenever I have breakthrough pain. This is the minimum I need to function, but it does allow me to work and improves my overall mood. Both the Lyrica and Tramacet seem pretty weak. I will see my doctor about increasing the doses or changing meds for better relief. I am 58 and new to chronic pain. I am working in Japan and must renew my prescription every 2 weeks."

   
6.0

4chillz (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 5, 2016

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"With the recent changes to pain medication guidelines I was reduced from opiates and given Lyrica to try. RUN, don't walk away from this medicine. My memory got fuzzy, I stumbled and fell in injurying my back, it keeps new synapsis from forming in your brain (I.e. brain damage long term), I have rashes, etc. Most importantly, I started having thoughts of death. All of this on 50mg at bed time. In a few years I'm sure TV lawyers will be soliciting patients for lawsuits. This is a strong chemical to introduce into a already weak person's system."

   
1.0

Ikimmi (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I have been taking Lyrica for 6 weeks.The first 5 weeks I took 50mg twice daily.Literally at the 5 week mark I had significant improvement.My pain was at a consistent pain level of an 8/9 before starting and now a 5/6.I would like to note I had no side effects at this dose.My doctor increased my dose to 100mg twice daily a week ago and now I have side effects,headaches that last all day,everyday where as before I did have chronic headches that came and went during the day from fibro. Also my fingers and face are very puffy to the point of being uncomfortable.And the worst part is the chronic dry mouth.I have to keep a water bottle on hand to sip on constantly!(Having a chronic dry mouth puts you at a higher risk of cavities.)And weight gain"

   
7.0

Jackie2222 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 2, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "Taking Lyrica hasn't helped my Fibrmyalgia symptoms at all, and even though I'm on a starter dose of 75 mg once per day the side effects are terrible! I tremble so badly it appears as if I have Parkinson's disease. I can't hand write at all and let alone many other daily functions. It has affected my thinking terribly and makes my mind race and my thoughts are very jumbled which makes me feel extremely anxious, plus when talking my speech is very shaky sounding and very fast and slurry. I also have a lot of trouble urinating. I find it extremely difficult to empty my bladder and at times very painful. I was already taking sleeping tablets ( Temazipan), but Lyrica has made getting to sleep even worse. My chest and nose both feel congested."

   
1.0

MiriG (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 30, 2016

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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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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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For Neuropathic Pain "Works well for my nerve pain!"

   
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milkshake78 September 20, 2016

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