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Neuralgia
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55 reviews 30 medications
Postherpetic Neuralgia
6.9
   
21 reviews 41 medications
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
6.7
   
60 reviews 41 medications
Fibromyalgia
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301 reviews 20 medications
Neuropathic Pain
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Epilepsy
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"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!"

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

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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 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 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"

   
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Trisha September 27, 2018

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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 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 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 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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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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"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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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 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."

   
4.0

Eleni August 24, 2018

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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 Neuropathic Pain "I have RA, degenerative disc disease (DDD), fibromyalgia, and terrible body aches for 15 years. Used gabapentin in crazy amounts with little or no relief, I finally got on Pfizers patient assistant program 3 months ago. I have taken Lyrics 75mg twice/day coupled with diclofenac gel 3% and I can say I am in the least amount of pain I have experienced in 20 years. No narcotics either. This is a miracle drug for me. Please ask your Dr. For a sample even if gabapentin did not work for you. You will get your life back like I have.. T"

   
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Tucker (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 18, 2018

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For Neuralgia "I've been on lyrica and neurotins. Lyrica is so much better then neurotins"

   
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Sugar (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 17, 2018

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have back pain from facet joint synovial cyst thoracic spine. I had an injury a year ago. Tried everything and nothing helped. Neurosurgeon suggested surgery (endoscopic). I have nerve pain and also bone pain. I had been on lyrica 150 for two months which I now is not a huge dose but for me is because I am really skinny. It helped a little for nerve pain and nothing for bone pain, back pain, only this radiating pain, but it made me depressed and when I was on it I was like zombie with memory loss. It didn't do much for me."

   
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Kdijan (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2018

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For Neuralgia "I have suffered from migraines for nearly 30 years with no relief from other medications. I also suffer from degenerative disk disease at C5/6 with bone spurs growing laterally pinching the root nerves leading down to my thumb. I can literally feel the nerve from my neck running through the shoulder down the arm and into my hand. Each of these problems trigger the other causing severe pain and constant chronic migraines. I had been on gabapentin for several years and did not see any help with recent increases. I hurt 24/7 at an average of 6/7 with all the medications I was on including the gabapentin. I had started Botox in January 2018. Had also started experiencing symptoms pointing to fibromyalgia, but have not been diagnosed. Too many doctor visits as it is. After requesting to try lyrica, I felt like I had my life back. I started at 50mg in am and 100mg at night. I had also went for an epidural steroid injection. Now taking 100mg twice a day."

   
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Mobile again August 12, 2018

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For Neuralgia "I have a gambling problem on lyrica. I notice on the Lyrica professional section under adverse affects that addiction is a nervous system side effect"

Deano (taken for 10 years or more) August 11, 2018

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For Neuropathic Pain "This has been the worst drug I have ever taken! I immediately was swollen from head to toe and it has been worse for my nerves than any of the other 15 medications that have been tried. I have had every side effect other than suicidal thoughts and now while tapering down I am having every side effect of that."

   
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Dawg (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 10, 2018

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For Neuropathic Pain "My experience with Lyrica has been excellent. Even though it has been working for me, my pain management doctor took me off of it and replaced it with Topiramate which DOES NOT WORK. Several people that I talked to said that their doctor did the same thing. Now all I have to depend on is my opioids. I thought the idea was to take people off of opioids not to make the patient solely depend on them for relief from pain. ???????"

   
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Peaches (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 8, 2018

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For Neuropathic Pain "Excessive and rapid weight gain due to increased appetite. Only good thing is it does work 100% for my pain. Dr damaged my sciatic nerve during hip replacement surgery. The weight gain and increased appetite is not just a little but A LOT!!!!!"

   
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J (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 4, 2018

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy "What I've read so far in confusing. One said Lyrica can cause peripheral neuropathy, another said Lyrica was prescribed for it! I have diabetic peripheral neuropathy. I'm no longer a diabetic. I'm taking 100 mg of Lyrica twice a day, not sure it's really helping me. Some days and night are so bad, I sleep sitting up on my couch. Don't like the dry mouth, dizziness, weight gain. I'm watching what I eat, some days certain foods bother me, other days same food doesn't bother me, very frustrating!! I don 't want to gain any more weight, afraid my diabetes will come back. I have had one treatment of botox, it helped so the pain is not as severe. DR. gave me very little medicine to start off with. My next appointment will be after 90 days, and I will ask for more of the medicine, hoping to get off Lyrica after this next treatment!"

Jim (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 29, 2018

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For Neuralgia "I have been on Lyrica for 6 months for the Trigeminal Neuralgia. At first I didn’t want to keep taking drugs, so when I felt a bit better I stopped the med. Then very horrible pain attacked me after two days. The attack was so unbearable that I had to go to hospital emergency. The doctor told me that is because I didn’t take Lyrics regularly. Since then I have continued the med, without any break. Sometimes when the pain is increasing I take 100mg*3 per day. When it is in remission, totally pain free, I still take 25mg*2. I feel very dizzy and unstable while in high dose. However, I thank Lyrica very much! Lyrica is my life saver. Without it, I might have committed suicide."

   
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Tt (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 29, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia "I have been very fortunate that Lyrica works so well for me. I was diagnosed about 2 years ago with Fibromyalgia. After I had my second child at 29, some of my chronic pain changed. A year later I was diagnosed & am so glad they put me on Lyrica. I started at 150 mg daily, but it made me very tired & unfocused so they dropped it back to 100 mg per day. I've been at 100 mg per day for over a year now. I used to have bad flare ups that would incapacitate me about twice weekly, plus the daily pain. On Lyrica, my daily pain averages maybe a 2 on a pain scale of 1-10 vs my old average of a 6. Instead of 2+ flare ups per week, I maybe get 2 a month. I have 2 children under the age of 10 that I need to be able to care for & spend time with & not feel it's a burden. Lyrica gives me this. I'm also able to jog again, something I haven't been able to do since high school. It makes me feel good & I'm steadily losing weight. I'm not saying this is for everyone, but it's been a miracle for me."

   
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Hope1985 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 26, 2018

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For Neuralgia "I just started taking Lyrica 50 mg 2x a day for trigeminal neuralgia. Before I started, I was having awful facial pain especially right side of jaw, teeth. I thought I had some cavities or something. I was crying from being in so much pain. Went to the dentist got an xray done and no cavities, nothing wrong. So I started doing my own research (googling my symptoms) and read about nerve pain. I immediately got in contact with my neurologist to come in and get seen. I also have epilepsy, chronic migraines, and the list goes on. When I picked up the med from the pharmacy I had asked how long it would be before I could get relief and the pharmacist said probably 3 or 4 days. I was feeling great after 2 doses of lyrica. I am scared about the weight gain so Im watching how much I eat, but just to not be in pain is so great right now!!! Thank you Lyrica!!!"

   
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Christy38 (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2018

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