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Average Rating: 2.7 (1138 Ratings)

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 3  Neuropathy in feet Weight gain, dry mouth, serious imbalance problems. Balance shows bad with heal to toe tandem gait test. Neuropathy is still there but better with Lyrica. Effect of Lyrica wears off quickly but balance problems do not. M 71
150mg 2X D
8/14/2014
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 2  Fibromyalgia Nothing changed while I was on lyrica; pain levels were the same. No side effects but it didn't do anything for me. F 24 3 weeks
75mg 3x/d
8/8/2014

 2  sever Arthritic Pain in Feet, Hands Bad Nightmares, Very Dry Mouth, just realised today after visiting my Hairdresser that I have severe thinning of my Hair, which has only happened over the last couple of weeks. I am going to go off Lyrica as it doesn't seem to be helping with the pain anyway. I am hoping that I don't have some personality changes as I have felt as though I was on a bit of a High while taking it. I am really concerned about my hair and wonder if there has been any other damage done while I have been taking this drug. I took it once before for severe spasms in my back and it worked like a miracle, but that was only using it for a few days. F 71 21 days
75mg 2X D
7/28/2014
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 1  anxiety Headaches, nausea insomnia fainting, depression anxiety, aching joints. Never will i trust medication again. This stuff makes me feel like i am dying 24/7. with nothing to give me relief. All i can do is lay down. This is affecting my family badly too. DO NOT TAKE THE RISK WITH THIS EVIL DRUG. M 59 2 months
75mg 2X D
7/22/2014
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 4  Fibromyalgia Weight gain at a rate of 5 lbs a year, vision problems, attention/memory issues becoming less severe over time. I believe this is a last ditch drug but for those who have tried everything for fibro pain, Lyrica worked for me. The first 6 months I did have memory and attention problems. I still have some trouble finding a familiar word occasionally (and I have always had good vocabulary skills). I am more relaxed. I sleep better. I did run out of Lyrica once when I was required through my insurance to do mail order. It was 3 days of cold turkey and I will never forget it. Like the flu with no fever. Fidgety, no sleep, sweating, stayed in bed. As soon as my prescription showed up my husband ran in and gave me a pill. I felt 100% better in one hour. People, my fibro pain is almost gone except for a few flare ups. I can go to flea markets again and I clean my own house. I don't have to work at a job but I can manage our finances fine. I can still do math in my head which is something I was afraid I'd lose at first. I did gain weight but enough was enough. I started dieting with the addition of yogurt to my diet every day. Lost 4 lbs in a month. No hair loss here. Most of my major side effects have lessened significantly and I drive myself everywhere. I have not had a wreck or a ticket. My fibro pain is so much better and I hear Lyrica will go generic in 2019. The biggest fear is forced withdrawal if I forgot to bring enough meds on a trip or run out again. Anyone who has been on Lyrica for a year and says you can quit Lyrica by just stopping cold turkey is not telling the truth. F 56 5 years
150 3X D
7/5/2014

 1  S1 Nerve Root Displacement Went to the doctor due to reaction to only one dose of Lyrica. She tried to pass off my reaction to an anxiety attack asking me if I had experienced anxiety before. After I told her that I knew the difference then she switched to menopause. I have already been through that with really no issues due to hysterectomy. Next she said maybe I was having a migraine. I know how I felt with each of those and those were not causing my problem. She then said I should probably see my Neurologist since they couldn't prescribe Topamax, as it was not for nerve pain. I read that it is used for migraines and nerve pain as well as other problems. My daughter asked if drinking a lot of fluids could help flush it out quicker and she went on to say that it was passed through my liver and would have to just wear off. I checked and Lyrica is passed through the kidneys, not liver. I think I know more than this doc. Won't see her again if my PCP is not in the office. Basically wasted my copay. By later in afternoon I felt more like myself again, and the next day fine with no Lyrica. That drug for me is satan. If you have problems similar to mine, especially the uncontrollable crying, I suggest you report this side effect and any others not listed to the FDA. I did. F 40
50mg 1X D
6/28/2014
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 3  Neck Spasms/spurs Tiredness, Foggy Feeling, Depressed (not happy feeling at all) Noticed a difference right away as for the electrical shock feeling that I had been receiving from my nerves in my neck, F 39 1 months
50 1X D
6/27/2014

 1  Nerve Damage Edema feet hands, ankles. Weight gain sleeping , loss appetite, Blurry vision memory shorten off blance. Short of breath. F 53 9 months
200mg
6/24/2014
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 1  pain from being crushed by truck slept almost 24 hours per day, can't remember what I did, can't remember where I put things, passed out while driving 3 blocks lucky didn't hit someone, constipated, bloated, no appetite, was very depressed, couldn't walk straight and caused unreal foot pain and callus's on my feet they where totally across bottom of feet and caused feet to go round at bottom. Haven't taken since passed out while driving, emergency Doctor knew side effects or it would have killed me by now. 16 months later I am felling better but still have problems with walking upright. This class of meds by any Pharmaceutical Company should be taken off market in Canada same as other countries have done! Why would any company make a medication for mind problems and then use it as a nerve blocking agent, knowing well that side effects are depression, suicide, are the most common. Pharmaceutical Companies care less about health and more about PROFIT. This class of medication causes liver enzymes to rise past limits of allow it to be used for what you intended it for, get your salesmen to stop pushing these kinds of medications on Doctors that are not Specialists that are fully versed in the side effects, that would help the Patients a lot more!! M 56 6 months
75mg 4X D
6/18/2014

 1  neuropathic pain Extreme drowsiness. Still present after having been off this terrible drug fir 4 days. Very nauseated, cannot eat. In hospital now due to the lasting dizzyness and drowsiness. F 66 4 days
2x75 MG
6/10/2014

 1  Neurological Dizzy / Lightheaded / Feel drunk. Memory Loss. Motor skills affected. Nausea. Blurred vision and seeing bright spots / rods. Impotence. Massive fatigue and passing out asleep during the day. Headaches of sharp pain but shot duration. Severe mood swings. Doing things and having conversations in my sleep with not recollection at all. Driving to places without remembering. Strange speech patterns / Slurring / Stuttering / Inability to remember correct words to describe things. The reduction in pain was ok but the side effects so severe that I would rather suffer the pain. M 31 10 days
75mg 2X D
6/10/2014

 1  Nerve damage/multiple spine fusions Side effects while taking included consistent hunger, memory loss, feeling drunk, and irritability. Pain reduction was minimal. Severe withdrawal symptoms after discontinuation. Withdrawal included insomnia, severe anxiety, nightmares, audio/visual hallucinations, severe headaches, and depression even after a slow taper. Would rather withdrawal from high dose narcotics over this any day. Withdrawal continues after 3 weeks since last dose. I pray that my suffering ends soon before I end it myself. F 36 3 years
450MG
6/6/2014

 1  Back pain Tingling fingers, uncontrollable crying, hostility, anger, dangerous impulses, yelling at my boss and people I work with, downright crazy!! WHAT HAS THIS DONE TO ME??!!! I just want all of this to stop!! I'm not me and I can't help it!! I've completely lost my mind!! This is so awful! I wanted off of the narcotics, but this has been far worse than ANYTHING I've ever experienced! I'm an Iraq vet with pretty severe PTSD, but that is so mild compared to what is happening right now. No one believes me and no one understands! I've stopped this medicine about three weeks ago and maybe am seeing improvement. I don't know if I can continue if this is permanent..... F 32 3 months
200 mg 1X D
5/20/2014
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 4  Restless Leg Syndrome Weight gain, "pressure" in head I was prescribed Lyrica for Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) predominantly, and also for insomnia and Tardive Dyskinesia (TD). The initial dose was 50 mg, stepped up to 100 mg after two days, and then up to 150 mg recently per my request. My RLS, which has now isolated in my left foot (affected entire body from October 2013 until January 2014), has slowly responded but still exhibits the cramping, coldness, "pins and needles", and the feeling that I have either gravel or a rock in my shoe--which becomes fairly severe if I have had a long day. I have high hopes that an additional increase of 50 mg will eliminate the RLS from my foot. I do not feel my insomnia has decreased from taking Lyrica, and as far as the TD is POSSIBLY reducing the incidence of my mouth movements, "chewing". F 49 6 weeks
150 1X D
5/15/2014

 4  Fibromyalgia Constantly thirsty and a little sleepy Reduced pain by about 50% F 16 20 days
50mg 2X D
5/14/2014

 3  Peripheral neuritis in feet felt a bit drunk. The burning pain in my feet went from 10 to 3. I slept like a baby but my urinary output is down. I have lupus and Sjorgrens syndrome, so I cannot detect any increased dryness of mouth, eyes, or pudenda. F 72 4 days
75 - 150 m
5/14/2014
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 3  herniated disk/pinched sciatic nerv When I first began taking Lyrica, I was prescribed 50 mg 3 x day. I loved it! I was able to finally set which brought joy to me but, I had constant headaches, swelling in my fingers, and wild dreams. After two months, I noticed that it wasn't as effective anymore and I was taking more then prescribed for relief. I revisited the doctor and was given a new dosage of 100 mg 3 x day. Headaches were intense at times and I am unable to find a med to help with those. My dreams were still every night and very bizarre but I sleep so I'll take them. I bruise very,very easy and they seem to stay longer then usual. I have abnormal bleeding and constipation. That's never fun! I also find that I can not set and urinate. It seems that it takes a minute to flow. Last but not least the past few months I have noticed a pain sensitivity to a front tooth. After reading a review of a patient that triggered me to Google for more info. I do not suffer the dry mouth which is a good thing. I have worn braces and have had maxillofacial surgery so, I'm done with Lyrica. I Am moving on up and am hoping with young age and active lifestyle the neurosurgeon can pull through and help me with surgery. F 33 5 months
300mg 1x d
5/14/2014

 1  had nerve damage in my arm ulner when I went in to the Dr I told him about my excruciating pain injury. I told him I had pain l killers and need it fixed. he spent two minutes with me. I told him my pain was so bad I thought about killing myself. he said its fine. next day I got a dui for lyrica not alchol or drugs. I am humiliated and still feeling the side effects of this drug. in fact if I was going to use it I would die by it so someone else didn't have to. terrible Pfizer you are the something else.. all you care about is money. F 35 2 days
50 mg
5/7/2014
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 1  Fibromyalgia, Arthromyalgia Dizziness. Extreme dizziness. Fell down 14 stairs. Cannot balance myself. NIGHTMARES of People killing me. Lyrica nightmarres have paralyzed me and I cannot move nor speak. Haven't slept in 2 weeks. Suicidal nightmares. Incoherent speech. Fibro fog intensified by a thousand. Feels like my legs are cinder blocks. Constant thirst. It's so bad that I'm drinking 3 gallons of water a day and still dry mouth. Heachaches intensified. Blurred vision. This is the most awful med I've ever been put on. DO NOT TAKE IT!!!!! F 30 2 weeks
75 mg
5/6/2014
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 1  Fibromyalgia I was prescribed Lyrica for Fibro immediately upon starting it I had horrible side effects! I was having trouble with my speech, walking, almost choked several times because I couldn't swallow, I felt I had sensory overload, any sounds,lights,soft touch on my body felt like I had the most horrible flu you could think of, horrible dreams, fell asleep randomnly ,memory loss, loss of motor skills, and last but not least loss of overall brain function while taking it.I decided on my own to stop taking it and it was the best thing that could've happened I felt I saved my own life! It was bad,bad stuff for me... F 27 2 months
30mg
5/6/2014

 1  medicine was given to me for neurop Lyrics caused my platelets to be low,causing not to clot. Also caused swelling in my legs so bad that the legs cracked and leaked fluid I've been off lyrics now For about 2 yrs and legs are still swollen And hurting with pain and a red rash. . F 61 1 years
30 mg
4/29/2014
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 3  Post Surgery L5-S1 Disk Rupture Dry mouth disappeared in a week.Tired, irritable, poor memory lasted duration of taking Lyrica. 2.5 weeks into taking Lyrica both feet and calves became swollen with rash and pain. I was supposed to be on Lyrica 3 to 4 months. After advising the neurosurgeon of the swelling in legs, he weaned me off of medication by dropping dosage to one 75 mg per day for 5 days. Today is the 5th day. Legs seem to be less swollen in AM and worse at night. F 67 1 months
75 MG 3X D
4/27/2014

 2  L3,4&5 rupture, nerve damage I wish I would have read these reviews before taking this crap. At first I thought it was reducing my pain. Now I don't know. I now have numbness and tingling in my hands and feet where I didn't before. Every single time I take a bite of food or drink it causes SEVERE esophageal pain then eventual regurgitation of food (not vomiting. I swallow then 5 seconds later it's back up). The pain and burning at night keeps me up sobbing most nights. I'm so depressed now that I often wonder if I want to continue living this way. It's horrible and now this is my 2nd day without it and after reading these reviews on wd, I'm terrified.awesome job, Pfizer. F 33 1 months
150 3xday
4/26/2014
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 4  Fibromyalgia Extreme Weight Gain This medication has helped my 'burning' pain very much, despite the 50 pounds I gained in the first year; however, I have lost half the weight and working on more F 39 2 years
150mg 3X D
4/11/2014

 2  pain under my feet I'm diabetic it is giving me a very high appetite I stay hungry all the time I don't like it I hate it I feel miserable F 53 4 days
100 millig
4/1/2014
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 1  Restless leg syndrome I felt like I was drunk without the party. I was not sleepy and my symptoms for restless leg continued. I took this drug in the early evening and I was to have control of my dosage depending on my symptoms. 1day was enough. When I got up in the morning the rooms were spinning. I felt like I could not walk straight. I will not risk takeing this drug again. F 59 1 days
150 mg 2X D
3/29/2014

 2  Post Op Neuralgia after Jaw Surgery Initally I had just dizzyness in the first week and I fell over a couple of times. By the second week I noticed fluid buildup in legs. Third week I and got extremely depressed, going to sleep and never waking up seemed like a completely plausible solution. Fourth week I lowered my dose to 75mg just at night, then began to wean myself off, because I decided that the side effects were not worth the small amount of pain reduction I was getting, which was about 30%. I got off for two entire weeks and then after revisting my doctor, who advised me Lyrica was the only treatment for nerve pain available, I caved and went back on for one more try, because the burning in my face and chin was unbearable and I couldn't concentrate on anything else at all. I've now been back on it for an additional 2 weeks, just 75mg at night, initally I took 3 in a 36 hours period for the first two days to get a level in my system. All this week I have had a annoying niggling headache present all the time, I can I also use bio-identical hormone replacement, following a hysterectomy 3 years ago, which to this point has been working fantastically against the adverse effects of menopause, but this week I am experiencing hot flashes when I had zero before, so maybe co-incidental, but I think Lyrica messes with your hormone levels, even though it's not a listed side effect, also I have been constipated throughout and need to take laxitives to resolve it. So I have decided that Lyrica is not for me and I will begin to wean off again. This drug is Dodgy with a capital D. It has been 70 days since my surgery today. I was not told of the possibility of long term neuralgic pain, post surgery by anyone. I have researched and discovered there are others now, but it is too late for me, I have to deal with it. My pain has only reduced about 50% in two months, I have no idea how long i will have to endure it. But I am just going to have to do it, because the side effects from Lyrica far out weigh the small benefits of pain reduction. I read the Lyrica effects your teeth, so since I have spent about $10,000 trying to save mine, it's probably not a good idea to be taking something that has a negative effect on them. Pfizer you should be ashamed, promoting a drug that has such awful side effects and not mentioning any one of them in your promotion to Medical Professionals. It is definately all about the bucks, not the people. F 41 60 days
75 2X D
3/24/2014

 4  unbearable head pain of unknown cause Excessive swelling in my legs, ales and feet (pitting), prescribed a water pill so the swelling will stay down as it hurt to walk & I couldn't fit in my shoes when it was really bad. Was very sleepy when we were stopping me up to the dosage I'm currently on but it went away after a few days. I think compared to others I'm on a small dosage amount 150 in am and 225 at night. I've gained excessive amount of weigh but I amnot sure if it is this or the steroids. Was previously on steroids lots of times and this kind of weight gain never happened. Doesn't matter what I do the number on the scale just keeps getting bigger. Feel like my hair is starting to get stringy now no matter what conditioner it's just bad now and feel like it's starting to thin out. I'll post more after next month and see if there's any improvement. F 33 2 years
150 & 225
3/18/2014

 4  Pain and insomnia Increased my moderate-severe anxiety and panic disorder at first and I found that taking my Xanax half an hour later I did just fine. I didn't like the empty feeling I had (some might call it a high I considered it uncomfortable) but even that went away and the pain was not gone but it was far more tolerable. Doctor switching me to Gabapentin now. The side effects went away after several days but it also stopped helping quite as much as the side effects wore off. Worth trying in my opinion. I think it important to time taking the medication with other medications you may be on. I have panic attacks and this med increased that so I doubled up on my Xanax (but that is an option my doctor left open to me when she prescribed it) until I realized that if I just waited about a half hour to take the one Xanax after the Lyrica then they kicked in together and I didn't have the anxiety that forced me to double up. Everyone is different so it may not be for everyone but it was worth the try for me. Now I am switching to Gabapentin for both the pain, insomnia, an add on to the Zoloft for low grade depression. F 39 10 days
100mg 2X D
3/13/2014
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 4  Multiple Sclarosis HAIR LOSS!!! Occasional dizziness , occasion confusion , some weight gain, constant vaginal itching, my thought process has slowed down. F 47 5 years
150 mg 3X D
3/12/2014
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 5  Fibromyalgia , severe migraines Extremely high appetite. Which is fine for me I can use the extra weight. Not even a sign of a headache since the first day of taking it. Pain has decreased a lot. I have a lot more energy. Love love love this medication. I highly recommend it. Only bad part would be constantly thirsty. F 47 10 days
5g
3/2/2014

 1  Chronic low back and shoulder pain Difficulty sleeping, headache, dry mouth, blurred yellow vision, muscle/joint pain/weakness, mental/mood problems M 54 3 weeks
75mg
2/18/2014
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 1  CFS / Fibro All of my hair fell out. It never grew back despite many treatments. I am now bald. I had hair like Jon Bon Jovi prior. Dizzyness, increased fatigue, impotent, mild euphoria. Only benefit was decreased chemical sensitivities. Stay away from this drug! M 38 2 years
150 mg
2/17/2014
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 2  Sciatica pain in calf I am having trouble with the side effects of this drug. Blurry vision, memory loss, trouble sleeping , feel like I've lost the last week, my personality has become very hostile, do these side effects go away ?, because I can't live like this. Should I go back to my doctor, or keep trying to deal with the side effects ?It's horrible. I'm putting things in wrong places and can't remember. I have 2 kids, so I have to be alert during the day, not like this. Any advice would be appreciated. Michelle F 42 5 days
25mg
2/13/2014
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 2  pain due to kidney cysts extreme drowiness- lost days at a time- thumping head- hair loss- generally feeling spaced out with blurred vision should be titrating up to 300mg BD but cant drive at the moment and thats a large part of my job- no real pain relief F 46 3 weeks
50mg 2X D
2/11/2014
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 1  spasms, neuropathic pain, spaticity Awful, kept me awake for hours, and made very agitated, restless. By day 4 psychotic irrational episodes. Never again! Did nothing first my pain although was only 6 days in total before I stopped using it. F 39 5 days
50
2/10/2014
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 1  Joint pain Little people sneaking up behind me, felt drunk, couldn't walk straight line, dizzy, pain worsened F 64 2 weeks
10
1/30/2014

 1  Fibromylgia Vision ruined, insane all over intense body itching, feeling horribly drugged & spacey. Swelling & major weight gain. Clumsy & uncoordinated. Helped a little with pain but did not increase quality of life! Would not take again ever! F 49 9 months
300 mg
1/23/2014

 3  Fibromyalgia and neuropathy Not many. A little swelling in ankles and urine odour. I have chronic pain for 2-1/2 years. I took Lyrica with great results but found side effects irritable but I have given it a bum steer. Other medications e.g. narcotics were causing more problems than I thought. Back to the Lyrica and I can now survive on my own. F 73 4 months
75 MG 2X D
12/16/2013
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 1  Anxiety Kidney pain, increased anxiety, eye pain, dizziness, nausea Hope to come of this drug asap F 55 12 weeks
150bd 2X D
12/12/2013

 3  Backpain, insomnia, fibromyalgia Physical numbness, inability to have sex, feeling spaced out, possibly hairloss I've taken this for years, but only 25 -75 mg at night with breaks inbetween. A month ago I was told to try 150-200mg for insomnia. At first I felt very "drunk" and lacking in energy in the daytime, but I got used to the drug and only felt a bit spacey. It smooths things out so the effect of insomnia felt less acute, and it might have improved the sleep a bit. However I never realised all these years that my problems with numbness during sex was probably due to this drug! I feel really cheated, as no one told me. On a higher dose I couldn't even dream of having se, .and I sure rather have the benefits of closeness, endorphins, deep relaxation from sex AND a happier husband than have this wierd "high". I also now realise maybe my severe hairloss is due to this drug!! The hairs just get wirey and fall off, and hardly any left now. Doesn't do much for aches and pains. Tapering off is quite hard, makes me very edgy and physically agitated. F 47 40 days
175 mg 1X D
12/11/2013

 4  nerve damage My dose has been highered.it makes me tired during the day.but yet when I go to bed I find it hard to sleep.forgetful n foggy headed.50 mg x2 daily has stopped me waking at night so much.sometimes I feel down, but I think thats a side affect of chronic pain not the meds. Leg pain is reduced to a thingly numbness.i recommend it.dont like the hangover feeling n tiredness n dry mouth F 30 3 months
100mg
12/10/2013
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 4  vulvodynia Some brain fog, poor balance, dropping things Reduced pain from about a 8-9 to 4-5. Not perfect, but I can sleep through the night now. F 27 6 months
150mg 2X D
12/9/2013

 1  fibromyalgia by 3rd day had pounding headache, dizziness, blurred vision, pressure in upper chest, disorientation, profuse sweating on activity, sleepiness, couldn't focus, didn't relieve pain, could barely function, emotional changes, crying, then angry, then screaming, then crying again and have no mental illness nor do i have any emotional disorders. extreme dry mouth, went off drug on 7th day and experienced 3 days of withdrawl symptoms such as cold sweats, feeling like skin on fire, body radiating heat but feeling cold and shivering. after 3 days off drug all side effects like headache, dizziness etc disappeared and all emotions returned to normal. only other thing is chest pressure led to pneumonia even though had no cold symptoms of any kind before or during the taking of lyrica. F 48 7 days
25 mg 2X D
11/26/2013
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 1  back pain Short of breath panic attacks vertigo dizzy F 59 7 months
150mg
11/25/2013

 1  fibromyalgia Didn't do much for pain. Dr switched me from gabapentin. Gabapentin pain relief reached a peak so he switched me. Not much relief. Shake like I had Parkinsons. Cant remember anything. The worst part...withdrawal. Unbelievable high blood pressure. Worse shaking and anxiety that I've ever had in my life! The more its tapered the worse it gets. How about some more worse?? The clonazepam he gave me for withdrawal worked great the first week...then...the worst psychotic dreams and worsening anxiety ever! I'm afraid this crap is going to kill me. I'm not suicidal. I'm just scared to death these poisons will kill me. My spouse has been amazing but how much can someone take? I love my family to the ends of the earth...and I feel horribly for putting them through this. F 47 4 months
25mg
11/13/2013
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 3  surgery - mass removed from lung brain fog I can't get my thoughts together, as someone said tired but can't sleep, voracious appetite, problems with balance. Surgeon gave me Lyrica for my surgery and I will be off it in 7 days. I have three holes in my ribs and no pain. I am not using pain killlers. Can't wait to get off Lyrica but I am amazed how it has handled my pain. M 62 5 days
125 mg 2X D
11/1/2013

 5  dercum's disease (adipose dorlorsa) Swollen tongue, hands & fleets, memory loss, trouble getting words out, depression, anxiety, weight gain, can't sleep but no energy, muscle aches, joint pain. F 48 2 years
50 mg x 2
10/28/2013
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 5  fibromyalgia relief of pain this med is great F 45 7 weeks
150 2X D
10/19/2013

 1  Depression Dear god what is this drug,I have never felt so ill and wired in my life. I have stopped right now as I found it to be impossible to tell the difference between being asleep and being awake. My neighbours found me in the street in my underwhere , apparently I thought I was shopping at the time! I could have walked into traffic with no idea that I was awake rather than dreaming. Avoid this drug it could literally kill you. Just say no M 52
75 mg 2X D
10/14/2013
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 1  fibromyaglgia & back pain Anger.irritated, clumsy, brain fog,forgetfulness among other things. This drug is a poison & I don't understand why it is still out there. I have read a lot of very bad things about this stuff & a lot of very bad side affects. I guess the manufacturer of this poison must really love money,& has no respect for human life. F 58 2 months
50 3X D
9/27/2013

 2  Ac/10 and Taxol CIPN CRPS 1/2012 chemo treatments began ending 5/2012: Many medications after DX Mastectomy. Started Lyrica in July this year: Swelling/Edema in legs, feet, fingers, cannot not "say" or think of words, forgetting everything, issues with weight gain, vision, and coordination. typing this is difficult. I love that my pain level is somewhat better, but it does not seem worth it. I still need 15 mg morphine IR for breakthrough pain. I will stop taking this drug. F 48 4 months
200mg 2X D
9/14/2013

 1  Anxiety If anything, has made me more anxious. Concerned about tolerance issues and have noticed even more anxiety when tapering down by just 25mg. Depressed, suicidal and just fed up. Don't know how I'll ever get off! F 46 6 months
275mg
9/1/2013

 3  4 herniated disc, spinal stenosis , Extreme hair loss, sleep 16 hrs, blurred vision in the morning, rapid heart best, bad dry mouth F 61 1 years
50
8/29/2013

 1  Neck pain Dizziness, blurred vision, weight gain, swelling in feet and ankles, excruciating joint pain, muscle pain in thighs I would rather have my pain then to ever take this medication again. I've been off Lyrica for 3 months now and still have terrible joint pain which is causing me to take an increase in my hydrocodone medication. Unfortunately it did help with my neck pain, but the joint pain that it has created has made my life miserable and am now terribly depressed. Hard to walk down stairs, and difficult to even stand after sitting for 5 minutes due to joint pain caused by taking this medication. F 51 3 months
150mg 3X D
8/18/2013
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 3  Fibromyalgia At first it made me very tired. Lyrica was first used in Europe as a sedative. I can see why. I take 150mg in am & 300mg at night. I have had a huge increase in weight that I cannot get rid if no matter what I do. I'm bloated and sore all the time. My dr says its from the fibromyalgia but I am an RN and know different. I am in the process if weening myself off the drug. Stopping suddenly will cause huge horrible side effects as I learned the hard way. The newest thing I've noticed is hair loss. Not sure if its related to lyrica or not. I think maybe I will feel better once I am off lyrica. Or at least I am hoping so. Thanks for all the comments in this med. all meds have side effects. All meds will react different to each person. It doesn't make it a bad drug, just might not be right for you. If you read the side effects if Tylenol I'm sure no one would take that either F 35 5 years
450mg
8/17/2013
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 1  Sciatica, numbness tingling Extreme pain, weight gain, blurred vision, sadness, crying, wanted to end my life, went down on dosage to 1/2 50 mgs 3 times per day, still in pain, not as extreme, vlurred vision, sadness. Lowered dose over time again, where I am not taking it at present, no leg pain, still tingling, and numbess, I can see clearly, I am happy, not upset, not crying, not as hungry am dropping some weight. Visited to Doc he wants me back on it as I have Facet arthropathy and he stated this is the best for it, it won't happen, not after that experience. Doc stated no other medication that can help F 58 6 weeks
150 3X D
7/25/2013
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 3  Bulging disc, stenosis No memory, dizzy, HAIR LOSS!!!!, fatigue It helps with my pain but i Function at a much lower level and I miss my hair. F 43 4 years
150 2X D
7/10/2013
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 4  nerve pain very hungry, sleepy I am praying I don't get any other side effects as I react to most other meds. M 53 16 days
75 mg 1X D
7/4/2013
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 5  Chronic Pain & Anxiety Disorder Feeling "high", possible hair loss Lyrica has been a lifesaver for me. I have been on combinations of narcotics and benzos for years. Lyrica replaced both and I no longer need Xanax or Oxycodone. M 26 2 months
50 3X D
7/2/2013

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