Experiences with Lyrica

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Level of Satisfaction 59%

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Effectiveness 58%
Quantity of side effects 50%
Severity of side effects 44%
Ease of use 92%

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N03AX16
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N03AX16
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Lyrica

12/9/2017 | | 36moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (75mg) for hernia

At first i started with Oxycodon (2x10mg) in combination with Tylenol (3x 1000mg), but still in a lot of pain. I was unable to sleep or sit. Now I also take 2x75mg Lyrica/pregabaline, this works well. I am able to sleep and no side-efects.
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Lyrica

10/8/2017 | | 73moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (150mg) for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

May 20, 2015 chainsaw trauma to my left wrist. Nervus medianus damaged. After 3 weeks diagnosed with Sudeck's. One year of experimentation with medication, plasters, Neurontin, betablockers, etc neurostimulator until it was finally decided that Lyrica was the best option. The pain is still there and sometimes it won't go away but then I take oxynorm and OxyContin until it does go. We are still ...
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Lyrica

5/14/2017 | | 56moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (150mg) for neuralgia

After starting on 3 x a day 50 mg lyrica I had to increase to 2 x a day 150 mg because of nerve pain from the hernia. The only side effect is a dry mouth. The problems I had with urine retention because of the hernia have now gone away thanks to the lyrica.
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Lyrica

5/10/2017 | | 50moderated by Charlotte
Pregabalin (150mg) for neuralgia

The first weeks I felt like I was drunk. Sleep well on it though. Noticed that I am in less pain. Haven't got fatter.
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Lyrica

5/9/2017 | | 61moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (150mg) for neuralgia

After fracturing my heel and an operation for severe neuralgia. Pain specialist prescribed lyrica with gradual increase. For the past month I have struggled with tingling in my head. I want to know if this is caused by the lyrica??? Given me a really nervous and anxious feeling. Just enough or not quite enough blood is getting to my brain. Is this a recognised phenomenon is there anyone here wh...
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Lyrica

4/16/2017 | | 65moderated by Henry
Pregabalin (150mg) for neuralgia

I definitely benefit from Lyrica, but only as far as the nerve pain in my legs goes. As soon as I notice the pain coming on, I take a bit more than 150 mg because I have no time for pain that isn't necessary.
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Lyrica

1/22/2017 | | 63moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (75mg) for neuralgia

The first 4 days it made me feel sleepy during the day, but the painful tingling in my hands was gone. So I continued and now even the sleepiness has disappeared.
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Lyrica

12/1/2016 | | 68moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (75mg) for unrest

Pregabaline was prescribed for sleep disorder, more specifically restless movement during sleep. My partner tells me I sleep more quiet, less movement. However it did give me constipation (slow bowel movement), which disappeared when I stopped the medication.
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Lyrica

11/19/2016 | | 70moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (75mg) for neuralgia

The nerve pain was in my right buttock and was really bad. The first day I took this, I was almost ecstatic with the result: the pain was, near enough, completely gone. The second day the pain came back in full force.
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Lyrica

10/14/2016 | | 70moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (25) for hereditary motorial and sensory neuropathy

Narrowing of spinal column L3, L4, L5. Lots of pain in feet and both legs. Arthrodesis on L4 and L5 three years ago. After many painkillers, tramadol, dafalgan, codeine which all made me more and more drowsy, started on Lyrica 25 mg first 5 days 1 in the evening then 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening for the next 5 days and now 3 times a day, morning, noon and night and paracetamol if I nee...
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Lyrica

9/10/2016 | | 56moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (75mg) for hernia

I'm very happy with this medicine as far as pain relief goes, but the side effects it causes are somewhat difficult to cope with.
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Lyrica

9/2/2016 | | 68moderated by Henry
Pregabalin (150mg) for restless legs syndrome (RLS)

Disability because of troubles in my head due to volatile substances tried everything now started taking lyrica haven't been on it for very long but now i've got calm legs when i lie in bed
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Lyrica

8/28/2016 | | 60moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (75mg) for shingles

Years ago this medication worked for me and I expect it will do again but it does take time .
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Lyrica

7/21/2016 | | 34moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (150mg) for neuralgia

Switched to Lyrica after trying amitriptyline and prozac. Haven't had a single moment of regret. Pain (due to MS) almost totally gone as well as the side effects from amitriptyline. Occasional issues with a dry mouth but apart from that, side-effect and pain free!
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Lyrica

7/10/2016 | | 66moderated by Henry
Pregabalin (75mg) for spinal stenosis

This drug is supposed to work for nerve pain. From by lower right back - because of trapped nerve - pain radiates from my groin into my knee. Walking and standing are the worst, sitting and lying are okay. Unfortunately it's no good for me. It only gives me side effects, like dizziness, loss of concentration and less desire for sex. I actually feel like the pain is getting worse.
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Lyrica

5/24/2016 | | 66moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (75mg) for neuralgia

Together with paracetamol - 3x 1000 mg a day - in agreement with the GP - first week 2x 75 mg a day had no effect, dose was doubled, GP consented, no effect, so stopped after 3 weeks. Side effects: light-headedness, reduced sense of balance, no desire for sex, before getting up in the morning a leaden feeling in my body. It seemed like the pain was worse than before. Medication was tried becaus...
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Lyrica

5/20/2016 | | 55moderated by Charlotte
Pregabalin (225mg) for hernia

Quadruple neck hernia with fusion of c6-c7 and titanium disc c4-c5, never been pain-free, now severe neuropathic pain, waiting for a neurostimulator. c5-c6 can't be operated on any more because of high risk of severe complications; Drug was prescribed by neurosurgeon 2 x 75 mg per day, pain doctor prescribed 2 x 300 mg per day. got up to 225 mg, tried 3x 300 mg but had to go back to 225 mg pret...
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Lyrica

5/18/2016 | | 58moderated by Henry
Pregabalin (75mg) for fibromyalgia (FM or FMS)

I started off taking 2x 25 mg in the first week, then two weeks on 2x 50 mg and I'm now taking 75 mg. I really think this is a fantastic drug. Since I was 16 walking has always caused me pain and now I'm virtually pain-free. It's only if I've had a stressful day or I spent too long on my scooter that the pain comes back. Up to now I have also been using fentanyl plasters but I want to stop taki...
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Lyrica

5/17/2016 | | 59moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (150mg) for fibromyalgia (FM or FMS)

this had reduced the pain a bit, sometimes bearable. what i find really bad is that it has made me put on weight.
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Lyrica

5/8/2016 | | 43moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (150mg) for polyneuropathy

I have been diagnosed with small fibre neuropathy and polyneuropathy. There are all kinds of different symptoms, but the most common were the varying kinds of pain. I took tramadol and paracetamol on advice from the GP. With insufficient results. I went to the neurologist and there I was prescribed lyrica. To start off with, 75 mg twice a day, but that didn't seem to have any effect. The dose w...
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Lyrica

4/10/2016 | | 34moderated by Charlotte
Pregabalin (150mg) for polyneuropathy

Excellent medicine in terms of effectiveness, but quite a few side effects which don't really go away in long term use which is less than desirable because I need it for the long term. However fantastic pain relief effect.
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Lyrica

1/19/2016 | | 61moderated by Henry
Pregabalin (75mg) for neuralgia

I've never suffered from any side effects. In the beginning I thought that the medication was doing its job. The nerve pain was considerably less. But whether or not that was down to the medication I don't know. Because on the same day that I started taking Lyrica I was also treated at a pain management clinic. Now a few months since starting it I got the impression that both the pain managemen...
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Lyrica

1/13/2016 | | 38moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (75mg) for anxiety disorder

I was prescribed Lyrica because of a general anxiety disorder. I found it to be a terrible medicine. It was like I was addicted to drugs; I felt like my head was full of cotton wool, I was constantly hot and my coordination was also really bad, I couldn't walk in a straight line and after that I got palpitations which then made me anxious again. Also really bad tinnitus and forgetfulness; I was...
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Lyrica

1/9/2016 | | 67moderated by Charlotte
Pregabalin (75mg) for facial pain

Lyrica is indispensable for me. Tegretol and Keppra made me really ill, even affected my liver function. I've been taking Lyrica by Pfizer for years but now I've got Sandoz and it doesn't work so well and really dizzy.
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Lyrica

1/8/2016 | | 58moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (300mg) for arthritis of the spine

Worked for me within just five weeks! Luckily I didn't stop just carried on and the side effects disappeared. I can now stand for a quarter of an hour which I wasn't able to do before because of the extreme pain, operations didn't have any effect either. I am happy with Lyrica. Tip: don't give up too quickly.
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Lyrica

11/24/2015 | | 51moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (75mg) for polyneuropathy

there are side effects but as long as the advantages outweigh the disadvantages I'll keep taking this. I am able to move as good as pain-free again.
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Lyrica

11/17/2015 | | 37moderated by Charlotte
Pregabalin (150mg) for anxiety & panic disorder

Hello everyone, I started taking Lyrica a few days ago and since then I have read a lot of experiences about it. The thing I've read most is about weight gain. Is there anyone who hasn't been affected by this medicine?
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Lyrica

11/11/2015 | | 54moderated by Susan
Pregabalin (150mg) for neuralgia

Following a mastectomy because of breast cancer, I had residual neuropathic pain in my upper right arm, breast and at the front of my shoulder. Burning, serious pain. I couldn't even bear wind or clothing.
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Lyrica

10/20/2015 | | 45moderated by Charlotte
Pregabalin (300mg) for Guillain-Barré syndrome

After taking several different medicines I have now started taking Lyrica 300 mg. I take it for the unbearable pain in my legs because of neuropathic symptoms of MS. The pain starts about 5:00 p.m. and during the night becomes intolerable. Now I take Lyrica 300 mg I have no leg pain overnight. I do feel dizzy and as if I'm drunk, unsteady on my feet and have a fuzzy feeling in my head. We are w...
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Lyrica

10/3/2015 | | 20moderated by Philip
Pregabalin (150mg) for neuralgia

This is the second time I have been given lyrica. I find it a scary medicine because you're half out of the world and I couldn't walk straight at all. The first time I took it, it didn't reduce or get rid of the pain at all. I rang a pharmacist and she told me that you will only feel the effects after a couple of days...let's hope so because I can't bear this pain in my leg. Just taken it for t...
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