PREGABALIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Small Fiber Neuropathy: “Lyrica was great at putting 50 pounds on me within 3 months and making me feel drunk but it didn’t touch the pain caused by small fiber neuropathy. I just felt drunk, stupid and fat and still had debilitating aches in my feet and hands. Then it took me a year to shake off those pounds. Thanks Lyrica! Not.”

Jen (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 10, 2018

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: “I have suffered with Fibromyalgia for over twenty years and when Lyrica was recommended for use by FM patients, my life changed drastically. Actually, the first time I tried it, the dosage at 75mg/day wasn’t nearly enough to tell any difference. Then my doctor bumped it to 75mgX3/day and that did it. I got off the couch, but ate everything in sight. I decided I would rather have a few extra pounds and have a life, than not take Lyrica. Last year, my new Doctor switched my Rx to 150mgX2/day and I’m feeling even better! I have taken the weight off bc I’m so much more active now. Seriously, if Lyrica wasn’t available in the US, I’d move to where it was!”

JFred (taken for 10 years or more) March 8, 2018

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia: “This takes time to feel the results but it did work for me. I tried other ones but no luck. Thx”

Jannette (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 6, 2018

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: “I have had diabetic neuropathy severe leg pain for 15 years. One year ago I started with Lyrica and it only helps fully if I take it with my Tramadol that I was previously on. Taking those two together gives me about 95% pain relief. Before starting Lyrica and tramadol I had been on gabapentin which after 3 years stopped working for me at all. As far as lyrica side effects I had immediate weight gain and increase in appetite and swollen feet legs hands face and fingers but I guess that’s the price I had to pay because without the pain relief I finally received I would have soon killed myself.”

Kimmyj March 5, 2018

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: “Incredibly effective for me. I am usually anxious driving in snow and bad weather to the point of panic attacks. I was prescribed Lyrica, which I thought was mainly for pain, and found my anxiety all but gone, on multiple trips. It doesn’t make me reckless, I still pay close heed, but I no longer feel intense anxiety. It also helps my anxiety in social and work situations. It’s not 100%, but so much better than benzos, BuSpar or other meds I’ve tried. I often think “this is what normal feels like”.”

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 3, 2018

Lyrica (pregabalin) for Neuropathic Pain: “I’ve been on lyrica for 12yrs and it still works great for me. I’m on 300mg 2x a day. Side effects are crave sweets, sleepiness, can’t find words sometimes and short term memory is off sometimes. My neuropathy in hands and feet/legs is so much better on this drug, I almost don’t believe the people who say it don’t work cause it dose very well. It helps with opiate withdrawal as well. Lyrica has a severe withdrawal though. I’ve just been so pleased with the pain decrease from lyrica.”

Shelly (taken for 10 years or more) February 28, 2018

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