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Condition: Neuropathic Pain
3/30/2015 2:25:56 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on lyrica now for exactly 2 weeks and have only had a mild benefit from this terrible drug. I am now terrified because last night I had a severe psychotic break for absolutely no reason and wanted to kill myself by trying to jump out of a moving car and afterwards was running along the streets trying to get a car to run me over so I could die. I have never felt like this before in my l ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
3/23/2015 6:40:20 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Started helping with numbness and pain in my legs and feet (due to diabetes) immediately. Only side effect is dizziness but can deal with that considering the relief it has given me.

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
3/18/2015 6:02:40 PM

Reviewer: Truthhelps, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on this medication for 6 years and got very mild relief. The most this help with was in getting 4-6 hrs of sleep at night. I Went crazy on it in Jan 2014 and had to quit. I now have BRAIN DAMANAGE, autonomic nerve issues throughout my body. Trips to the ER and a hole host of emotional problems that I Never had before. The WITHDRAWALS nearly killed me. In a nut shell the few years of som ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
3/18/2015 4:40:06 AM

Reviewer: corgimom, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took it for fibromyalgia pain. Within 24 hours, my gums started to hurt. On Day 6, when I laid awake for hours because of the severe throbbing in my mouth after I brushed my teeth, I called my doctor and was told to stop taking it immediately. I am one of those "in rare instances, it causes swelling of the gums." I hope my mouth NEVER hurts like that again!

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
3/5/2015 2:26:48 PM

Reviewer: what a ride, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It slowly made me crazy. After going to several doctors one said my new mental problems was from Lyrica and tried to ween me off. Within 2 days of weening off I had to go cold turkey because of the side effects from stepping down. and year and a half later I am still in withdrawal and my life is forever screwed. Never take this drug. I have talk with too many others with long term problems fr ... Show Full Comment

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