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Condition: Neuropathic Pain
1/31/2008 2:04:25 AM

Reviewer: Liz, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Many of the other reports here, say exactly the same thing I will. I have Fibromyalgia and I thought I had finally found the answer with the combination of Provigil 100mg, WelButron 300mg and the lastly added Lyrica 300mg. I have been on the Lyrica for about 8 months now. The symptoms of Fibromyalgia are about 75-90% Less it is Awesome. I have felt like getting dressed, going out, exercising. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
1/30/2008 9:41:14 PM

Reviewer: TouchNGo, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Lyrica caused me to blow up in weight in all of my extremities. I haven't been able to remove my rings for over 2 months now and even my socks don't fit anymore. I am being weaned off of it right now. I had tried stopping it all on my own completely back in December. That was a huge mistake. The nerve pain was making me so excruciatingly miserable, that I knew that I had to get back on it ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
1/30/2008 2:17:49 PM

Reviewer: skinklady, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
On the subject of weight gain: For starters, was on Lyrica 50mg 3x’s /day for 2-3 months for chronic and debilitating bilateral hand pain/recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome of 7+ years, with the right hand being worse then the left.(I am right handed) Concurrent meds for 7+ years are Ultram, Soma & Lidocaine patch. In the past have tried several meds under several MD’s for condition. The lat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
1/29/2008 3:04:29 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Excellent

Condition: Neuropathic Pain
1/27/2008 11:31:32 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After only four days on a very low dose, I woke up with severe swelling of the ankles and lower legs, followed by buring itch and then a rash. The leg swelling has subsided but I still have swelling around my eyes. I called my dr and he said, "it's a very safe drug." So, I thought my raction was abnormal until I started reading comments on this page. Someone should alert doctors / ... Show Full Comment

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