Lyrica

kittymom's Lyrica History (Ongoing)
Lyrica (pregabalin)
25 mg Daily Oct 01, 2009 - Last Update

kittymom's Lyrica is for…

  • Pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Fibromyalgia

kittymom's side effects of Lyrica…

  • Jerky movements of feet Oct 25, 2009
  • Fluid retention under the eyes Sep 7, 2008
  • itching arms and all over upper torso Jul 15, 2009
  • Large fluid filled blisters on face Aug 2, 2009
  • Jerky movements of hands Oct 25, 2009
  • Jerky movements of arms Oct 25, 2009
  • Feelings of isolation Sep 1, 2009
  • Facial swelling May 22, 2009
  • Suicidal thoughts or urges Sep 1, 2009
  • Muscle twitching (fasciculations) Aug 12, 2009

Evaluations


Apr 28, 2012

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG ANY MORE tHIS DRUG NEARLY CAUSED ME TO COMMIT SUSICIDE!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 7, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle pain: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would tell anyone don't try it! Even my Dr. won't prescribe it anymore after seeing what it's done to me and researching it from the company that makes it. According to the side effects listed by the company, these are all a "normal" reactions. Well I wish I'd have known that before I took it. I've tried to get off about 6 times now and every time I get down to the last few days of one pill the feelings of suicide are just awful and scare me so bad I have to go back on them. I don't know what the answer to this is. Do I have to go in to drug rehab to get off of the darn things? I wonder.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 24, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doctor placed me on Lyrica thinking it might help my pain, and perhaps they do somewhat, but they cause severe swelling , especially on my face in fluid filled blister like things. I have small bumps under my skin all over my upper torso which itch awfully all the time. I've tried to get off this drug twice with my doctors help and every time I had to go back on because the suicidal feelings were so strong, I couldn't take it any more. I wouldn't wish this drug on anyone!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 2, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle pain: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a drug I wouldn't ever give to anyone I cared about! It has caused me nothing but trouble from day1. Between the huge fluid filled blisters on my face to the constant muscle twitches and jerks, this is a drug that is more tha a sligt burden to my daily life and I would qut taking it immediately if I could, but the last problem and most important problem is the severe suicidal feelings I get as soon as I lower the dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

About Lyrica (Prescription Drug)

Lyrica, brand name for pregabalin, is an analgesic and anti-convulsant drug that is used to manage pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic (shingles) neuralgia, as an adjunctive treatment for partial-onset seizure disorder in adults and for management of fibromyalgia.

Learn more about Lyrica in our Lyrica Community Report.