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Neuralgia 40 reviews 30 medications
   
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Postherpetic Neuralgia 18 reviews 39 medications
   
7.0
Neuropathic Pain 109 reviews 3 medications
   
6.8
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 47 reviews 40 medications
   
6.6
Fibromyalgia 261 reviews 20 medications
   
6.5
Epilepsy 3 reviews 41 medications
   
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Summary of Lyrica reviews 478 reviews 6.6

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have been taking lyrica for 3 days now after trying every pain med for the last 7 years. ..unreal. ..I am able to walk better and my pain has diminished to about a 2 or 3, I was only a little foggy on the second morning but besides that I have had no bad side effects at all. I tried nuerotin years ago but after the second day I could not function, so any one with nerve pain should give this a try. .it sure has helped me"

   
10

Notim (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "I had cervical fusion at c4-5, 5-6, 6-7, after my surgery coming out of the operating room no one could touch my skin. I had loss sense of feeling on right arm left hand right shoulder was on fire pins and needles severe also on the back right side of tongue and throat. In the hospital they started giving me Lyrical 75mg 3 times per day that just took the edge off. Then I went to the pain Dr it was increased to 150mg 3 times a day and I had such relief to the point I could touch my skin, it has worked so great that when it is time for my next dose I begin to feel the pins and needles severe and the fire on my shoulders and hands. Amazingly it takes away that feeling as long as I take it every 6 hers. The problem I have had is weight gain"

   
9.0

Connie B 716 March 14, 2016

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy "Lyrica helps with the pain and it works for me I been using it for 5 years but I don't pay any thing for it. my insurance pays it all for me"

dawsons February 28, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "This didn't really change the pain levels but what it did do was make me gain weight substantially. This lead to me getting depressed which made the fibro flare up again. I stopped taking it."

   
2.0

Crikeyjosue (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 26, 2016

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For Neuralgia "200 mg three times a day has been the only medication that help with facial and jaw pain. For me it's miraculous."

   
10

Tom© February 8, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "Like many others, my pain doctor had me on gabapentin first, then after several months without relief, switched me to Lyrica. Without a generic version available, it can cost a small fortune depending on your insurance. Without any insurance, 100mg capsules 3X daily, 90 pills will cost upward of $600! With my Part D, and not qualifying for "Extra Help" through the state, I'm now paying $140 for a 2 week supply, $280 monthly. That's a car payment! I have no idea what to do once the free samples run out, it's a very good medication but unaffordable. If your doctor tells you gabapentin (Neurontin) works the same, chemically there's no difference, that just isn't true. It may be similar, but Lyrica works much better with significantly less mg's"

   
8.0

CMR2012 January 26, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "For those of you having trouble paying for lyrica, my doctor recommended I use the prescription card they offer on their website. . Hope this helps!"

   
8.0

DiscountW123 January 26, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "Seemed to work within 3 hours a little constipated muscle twitches and soreness"

   
9.0

Limpdink January 24, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "10 out of 10 ,Lyrics "

   
10

Torched (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "I recently stopped taking lyrica after 6 months. I was taking lyrica for nerve pain following a terrible car accident. I wish I had never started taking lyrica. It not only did not help with the pain but only made my condition worse, not to mention the 30 pounds of weight I put on. Also the horrible withdrawal's was worse than I ever could of imagined. I absolutely do not recommend ever starting lyrica"

   
1.0

Mars35 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2016

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy "I was taking Lyrica for several years. I stopped taking it because of the price. My prescription medications are covered by Medicare & other insurance, but I do not believe in indiscriminately spending Medicare money. So, again, only because of the cost, I stopped. My feet went wild, burning pain, could not even have the bed covers on them at night. I got my Rx for Lyrica renewed and when it came I first took 2 caps in order to see if it would get started again. It did! I'm going to be doing a bit of research on the internet for a lower cost alternative. Gabapentin looks good at the moment, maybe on my next doc appt. I'll try it. I gave it only a 9 because of the cost, but for effectiveness I'd give it as high a number as allowed."

   
9.0

agss241 January 11, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I started taking Lyrica about 8 months ago. In about 3 days I had felt a significant change. It was working great for my Fibro, but I also have spinal arthritis. It did nothing for that or my sciatica. Finally I was bumped up to high dose, but do to other things in life I had to stop because of financial difficulties. I couldn't even afford copays. So I'm on gabapentin and it barely works. If I could, I would get back on Lyrica! Thank you all for sharing your experiences!"

   
6.0

Alicat78 January 10, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I have been on Lyrica for around a year now, I take 300mg twice a day, initially this was a wonder drug that helped immensely with my pain, I couldn't stay awake for first few weeks but since getting used to it I've been fine. The massive downside for me is that it's affects have weaned dramatically and I once again find myself in pain, being a single parent to 4 children and working full time is becoming increasingly difficult and I'm not sure I can continue working."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 4, 2016

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have had neuropathic spine pain since 1984. I have triple S curve; had 6 spine surgeries, and have implanted pain relief system for low back pain. Nothing worked, opioids almost led to death. 2 months ago begam Lyrica (100mg, 3x/day). At beginning: brain felt "foggy"; walking unstable; total urinary incontinence (some bowel incontinence). To say I was shocked at how the Lyrica relieved my spine pain is an undersatement! I read all the horror stories, but decided to give it time. This is the first time since the early eighties I have had NO pain! The side effects are gone."

   
10

Audj71 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 1, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "Lyrica is a scheme why patent a medicine that loved ones need whether they can or cannot afford it. To but a ban on generic forms shows that they do not care for the well being, they just care how much money they can bulk up. I do not support lyrica. Gabapentin does the job and won't kill your organs with the "potency". It's sad they have no care for your health just want to gain wealth off your illness. "

Lyrica101 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 1, 2016

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For Neuralgia "Started on low dosage of 50mg morning & afternoon and 300mg at night but not enough relief at night so increased dosage to 600mg at night. Finding myself to be a little more tired now at also feeling dizzy."

   
7.0

Jorijere December 28, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have a spine injury L5-S1 area for first 6 months I was on every anti-inflammatory and made me sick. In addition, I was on heavy dose of Tramadol with no effect on pain what so ever and just made me high, then Percocet and it only made me high and very addictive. Then I read about Lyrica, talked to my Doctor got some and stopped my flair-ups. It saved me. Lyrica cut my pain by about 40% and stopped my flair-ups by about 80%. It kind of acts like an anti-depressant for me and makes me a bit hyper-(Good thing) But kills my sex drive and I stopped it for a week, it was hard on me and pain and flair-ups came back. I built a fast resistance to Lyrica fast, I went from 100mg to now 600 mg. Gave me back my hunger and I'm gaining weight-(good thing) You have to realize nothing but hard work and Meds will cut your pain down, nothing will cut your pain 100% I know its depressing, we all just want our Doctor to put their hand on our injury and be healed. You have to try some home to exercise, eat well and seek mental help along with Pain meds and help from you doctor. Chronic pain, you need mental and physical help and most of all its you that has to push yourself to recover."

   
7.0

JamesCampbell December 12, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I take Lyrica primarily for non-diabetic polyneuropathy. The bottoms of my feet felt like they were on fire before. I could not walk. Now, though painful, I take long daily walks. I can only tolerate the lowest dose three times daily, maybe four times if the doctor allowed it. An increased dose made me too drowsy. I find it helpful for fibromyalgia too, but I could only choose one category. I still have too much pain."

   
7.0

Ivory dream December 8, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have taken Lyrica for several years now and it has helped me so much with nerve pain. I use to take 200mgs twice a day for spinal and cervical stenosis, scoliosis(spinal fusion ) and cervical and lumber Spondylosis . I put on over 10 lbs in weight when I first started taking it, but with correct food choices , I lost what I had put on and more. I did at first have an increased balance problem. I now take 200mgs of Lyrica 3 times a day because I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I take metformin 500mg twice a day and I've got neuropathy pain. I have no side effects with Lyrica now.The other pain meds I am on is a 500mg Fentanyl patch and Arcoxia and Quinine for leg cramps. I live in the UK and get my pain medication free ."

   
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Nutty Nannar (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 7, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "Instant joint pain gone....anxiety gone....only been 1 week...hopeful it lasts...so far it's a miracle for me..I'm also on cymbalta and klonipin"

   
10

Gregnetto December 5, 2015

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For Postherpetic Neuralgia "I was on this drug many years ago, and the side effects were terrible, couldn't drive, felt like a zombie, and slept most of the time. So was very reluctant to go back on it. I did give pregabalin a whirl and so far so good, I am supposed to be on 75mg 3 times a day, although due to my past experience will only take them at night so one 75mg, I am so surprised not any side effects like last time, although a weird sensation on my right cheek like a cool breeze feeling all the time, feels bizarre!"

   
10

Rhiannone Sian November 28, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "I have been in pain for years and started Lyrica. I cannot believe the difference. It is shocking. My pain is so much better. My bladder spasms are gone. I sleep so well. Wake up in the morning without hurting my back and ribs to breath. My chronic diarrhea is gone too. The only thing I have noticed on the negative side is I am super hungry, which doesn't surprise me. Overall, loving it and praying it continues to work. No side affects other than being hungry:)"

   
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ChrisMiche November 22, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I suffered severe sciatica for two years before my doctor prescribed Lyrica. After a few days of building up in my system, the medication completely killed all of the pain, numbness, and tingling in my right leg. It was so effective, I thought I was suddenly cured! I stopped taking the Lyrica and the symptoms returned after a couple of days. I have now been taking Lyrica for two years and swear it is the best solution available for my bulging disk problem."

   
10

Sciatic Relief (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 21, 2015

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For Neuralgia "Lyrica gave me my life back! The only side effect that MAY have been due to Lyrica is vision loss, but I have worn glasses for 30 years, so no big deal for my eyesight to slightly worsen over 2 yrs on the drug. Some of the side effects that people mention could be due to menopause rather than Lyrica. I gladly spend $60 for a monthly supply. Other meds I took previously left me like a zombie. With lyrica I actually feel good."

   
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Kjb1466 (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 17, 2015

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For Neuropathic Pain "I have had nerve pain for years. I've had 3 back surgeries from 2011-2014. Also FM and MPS diagnosed in mid 1990s. PAIN has controlled my life for years. I have been on all the opiates and muscle relaxers and anti-anxiety drugs and Neurontin, etc that doctors thought might help. I am very sensitive to medications and the side effects from anti-depressants cause more depression than relief. So, to try another drug was scary for me. I saw a Rheumatologist, and he dx my Arthritis called DISH in my spine. He recommended Lyrica. I finally saw my PCP MD and said let's try this drug. From the 1st pill I had almost total nerve pain relief. I am so amazed! After all these years I feel wonderful. The side effect of being "Happy" has been a new feeling"

   
9.0

CathyAnne1948 November 10, 2015

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