Lyrica for Depression treatment

We have 866 consumer reports for treatment of Depression with Lyrica. Depression used in 10% of cases.

Patients statistics on Depression for Lyrica

Female
Male

Average weight in Lbs
161.11
177.63

Average height in Ft
5′ 6″
5′ 9″

Average age
46
47

Lyrica Circle Diagram 90 consumers of 866 reported about Depression

  1. Peggy R. Viens says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Post-traumatic stress disorder; Depression

    Initially treatment with Lyrica 25 mg, in the evening: fatigue, gait insecurity, blurred vision, dizziness, eyelid flutter. As soon as the unwanted side effects subsided, I increased by 25 mg in each case, then it usually occurred again the known undesirable side effects, but for a much shorter period. Most of the time my body got used to the dose increase after less than a week. After the gradual increase in the dose I am now for about 2 1/2 months to 50 mg in the evening and 25 mg in the morning and come with it without side effects. I tolerate the drug otherwise very well. During the first month Tavor was taken in parallel, which somewhat increased both the fatigue and the fluttering of the lower eyelid for about 2 weeks. After discontinuing Tavor, I can no longer detect any unwanted side effects of Lyrica.

  2. Ernie B. Ely says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Post-traumatic stress disorder; Depression

    I have tried Jatzt for 2 years many medications. The two medications help me excellent. The quality of life has increased noticeably. I have become much calmer. My long-term fear is no longer so noticeable and the angstlähmungen have declined significantly. Before I had the paralysis twice a day, now once a week. I have almost no side effects. Only my body shows me my fear yet, pulled up shoulders and altered gear and so. But phsyschich I hardly notice anything. Only the libido has risen sharply. I behave like a 20 years old. If you are already 45 and has become used to quiet days, it is annoying if there is always something exciting. Especially because of my post-traumatic stress disorder, I am very difficult to feel able to live. Then such an increased libido is funny.

  3. Lois D. Booe says:
    3.5 rating

    Lyrica for Borderline; Social phobia; Nerve damage; Depression

    I used to take Doxepin 100mg in the evening, so I was finally able to sleep again, but was tired and impotent the next day. Although I gained three kilos, which was quite desirable because I also suffered from an eating disorder, the depression could only be moderated a little. But there was no more suicide attempt. Dry mouth. Since I additionally take pregabalin (because of an accident, from it the damage of the nerves on the foot), the side effects are intensified. After taking drunkenness and strong fatigue, as well as ings. 12 kilos of weight gain. Dry mouth, but word finding problems have only been recorded since taking Pregabalin.

  4. Jeremy O. Holmes says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Thinking disorders; Social phobia; Depression

    I have only been taking Lyrica 75mg for one day with Citalopram 20mg (antidepressants). I suffer for years from a social phobia, in addition to depression, nervousness, strong pondering, which sometimes turns into turf. Immediately after taking it, about 3 hours, I noticed an effect and something like a light daze. Half an hour later you noticed a kind of happiness, which is persistent, you became calmer and the brooding stopped unbelievably abruptly! That was really stressful, because it had really depressive phases. Now I have a feeling that makes the reflection absolutely uninteresting, it does not matter anymore. Really redeeming! You can laugh again and feel really balanced after the short time, much better in terms of the condition. Let’s see how it looks in 3 weeks when the full effect begins. I am already positively surprised! Had other medicines, but I’ve never had such a good effect! My psychotherapist recommended it to me, had very good experiences with his patients and I can only agree. The feeling is really like being light on drugs (in a positive sense), I do not care, I feel better. 🙂

    Side effects: Dizziness
  5. Lynne K. Wiens says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Intervertebral discs-op; Arthrosis; Pain (acute); Depression; Pain (chronic)

    I am taking the indicated medications now for a good 2 years at this dosage: Morphine 100 1-1-1-0 Lyrica 300 1-0-1-0 Mirtazapine neuraxpharm 30mg 0-0-1-0 Syneudon 50mg 0-0-1- 0 b.After 3×20 Trf. Novaminsulfone So far, it gets me quite well, only it’s just not enough for my Schmerzsymtomatik. Before that, I had tested other medicines and had been prescribing for a while until my last KKH, where I went with this og. Dosage has been discharged. The combination morphine & amp; Lyrica has actually taken me quite a few steps forward, only it is temporarily insufficient. Will this on occasion again discuss with my doctor, what we can do there ??! ?? At side effects I have massive sweats, no matter how cold or warm it is. I do not have constipation for the most part, so I only use the laxative as needed. Otherwise, only bothers me the strong weight gain, although I do not know exactly whether it comes from the antidepressants or the pain medication ??? That bothers me so much, because I can not do great sports (only if I have a good day, then I can probably go swimming, but only if it is just a warm bathing day) and every kilo Too much to do in various places. I hope again and again that the doctors can either eliminate my symptoms, or such an effective drug comes on the market, which has little or better, no side effects! But this will probably remain my eternal dream Wish all readers a possible pain-free life

    Side effects: Sweats; Increase in weight
  6. Evette J. Flick says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Sleep disorders; Depression; Pain (chronic)

    I have been taking Valdoxan 25 mg for 4 weeks and am so satisfied with the drug, knowing that it takes at least 4 weeks for the drug to build up a level in the body and take at least as long to take the side effects. I had mild nausea, mild flushing, and mild sleep disturbances. But I am firmly convinced that this will lessen. I also hope to let the other drugs creep after quite some time.

  7. Jonathan P. Robillard says:
    3.5 rating

    Lyrica for A headache; Depression

    Since I am suffering from depression for years after an SHT, I finally found the right one with this medication combo. Admittedly, the pain to help Lyrica is still sporadic, the mood swings and lows I’ve experienced are still not completely gone. But on the whole, I feel better now that I’ve had the accident. At first I had severe symptoms such as: sweating, dry mouth, difficult water. But now these side effects are almost completely gone. The biggest problem, however, is still with Edronax. As soon as I do not take it at the prescribed time, I am aggressive, irritable and quickly annoyed. Why that’s so, I do not know!?

  8. Caleb G. Simpson says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Depression

    For a year I take 10 mg Cipralex, then changed from 20 mg citalopram, a difference I did not notice at that time, neither in effect nor side effect, have until today not fully understood why this was changed, especially since Citalopram generic drugs are available, the far cheaper than the Cipralex. I tolerate the medi well, because I was partly very depressive, I was glad to have it, it prevents slipping into the very deep holes of depression. Of course the pill alone does not make you happy, you have to torture yourself through psychotherapy and face up to your problems, but in many cases it just helps to make such a psychotherapy possible, if one gets too dirty then psychotherapy ( in my experience) namely nothing. As the most striking side effect, I would name a change in the dreams, which are sometimes really crass, as action cinema. In the meantime, an increase to 15 mg was attempted. But it came to a greater unrest that disappeared as far as possible, was dosed back to 10. Lyrica I take 2 times 75 mg, so I am calmer and more balanced during the day, fall asleep easier. Side effects: repeatedly inflated stomach or flatulence, appetite increase (yet no gain in weight, however, I try to move a lot and if appetite, then eat as healthy as possible, hope that continues to work), the face is a little bloated, not bad, but but noticeably.

  9. James K. McFerren says:
    3.5 rating

    Lyrica for Sleep disorders; Depression

    Hello my dears, after about a year of taking CYMBALTA against Depris, z.T. in combination with MIRTAZAPIN for insomnia, I also got sulpiride prescribed. The combination effect CYMBALTA / SULPIRID was just very good and has worn me nicely. Anyone who does not have enough Cymbalta should try the combo with SULPIRID. Due to the indispensable MIRTAZAPIN I unfortunately have to live with enormous weight gain. Recently (for about 6 weeks) I get additionally prescribed LYRICA, of which I must report rather negative. For one, I hardly feel a positive effect, on the other hand, the medi is very wrong. It increases my sleep disorders quite badly, leads to water retention in the legs (swelling) and the lungs (shortness of breath, shortness of breath). The concentration also worsens, sometimes with articulation disorders. In addition, there is rarely a tingling sensation on the skin, z.T. only on the extremities, z.T. also on the whole body, e.g. with a strong cough … (yes, I’m a smoker !!!) Will the medi therefore sneak out.

  10. June V. Hockenberry says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Social phobia; Depression

    I’ve been taking paroxetine, wellbutrin (both antidepressants) for years, seroquel and lamotrigine for depression and anxiety, I’ve got the depressions under control, but now Lyrica is prescribed for the anxiety. I take it only 3 days and the full effect occurs (as with almost all psychotropic drugs) after 2-4 weeks, but I notice on the third day of taking a light effect – restlessness and tremors significantly improved, anxiety slightly subdued. The side effects are dizziness, tiredness and mild nausea. In addition, I feel a bit like drugged or slightly drunk, I stand a little next to me. That’s why you should stay at home the first few days if you take Lyrica or driving at all, etc.! But I had that with all medications in the first week of treatment. The side effects usually go by relatively quickly. ————————————————– ————————————————– ——- After 6 days, I notice that I am much calmer, my mood is indeed muted (I now take 150mg per day) but I am much less nervous and restless with strangers around and do not think so much about it after, how I act on others. I have difficulty concentrating. I hope they will pass soon. Otherwise hardly any side effects! 🙂

  11. Lucien J. McElrath says:
    2.0 rating

    Lyrica for Sleep disorders; Depression

    Immediately after the first intake, I noticed a slight restlessness in my legs. This has settled after a week. Despite the sleep problems caused by Elontril, Elonril is helping me so well against my pain that I am willing to accept them. the zolpidem but much better against my diagnosis. Unfortunately I have 10st of it. Spent over the day and as much as I need no doctor writes me. These are really the only ones that help me.

    Side effects: Unrest; Sleep disorders
  12. Jill S. Rocker says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Anxiety disorders; Sleep disorders; Fibromyalgia; Depression; Pain (chronic)

    Great site, thanks to all diligent writers !! I have 10 kilos in just 3 months through the above medicine combo. My doctor says that especially the mirtazapine is to blame. I have a constant and extreme feeling of hunger. I notice dizziness especially in conversation with other people (my concentration is lame something, not so associative, slight speech and word disturbance, feel limited in my Verbalität). In white and bright rooms it gets dizzy and dizzy, I feel like standing next to me. My tolerance level has also dropped since taking it and I would almost describe myself as slightly aggressive, although by nature I’m more forgiving. In my first few weeks, I felt drugged, unable to attend or follow any serious conversations. My anxiety is now severely curtailed, where the fear was before is now a kind of restless calm – what actually contradicts, feel a bit hollow and stony, my emotions are not the same as before. I also have adventurous dreams, I’m talking in my sleep lately. Now to the positive effects: My sleep has improved, I can sleep through again, am also accordingly fit during the day. I do not ponder before going to bed, but can relax, my fear has severely limited. My pain is completely RESILIENT- which I had never dreamed of having 21 before. I think the latter alone is enough to hold on to Lyrica. I appreciate every painless day now. My drive has come back again.

  13. Magali E. Johnson says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Withdrawal symptoms; Anxiety disorders; Epilepsy; Sleep disorders; Depression

    Because of Benzodiazepim a horror withdrawal in an addiction clinic behind me. The drug TAVOR expidet was prescribed to me by my family doctor because of severe multivamous panic attacks, which came over me right after the radiation phase of my breast cancer. I was desperately looking for a solution to the dependence on Tavor for 2 years, and finally got the drug Lyrica with some other tablets as (relief) in the withdrawal clinic. I take 300 mg a day, 150 mg in the morning and 150 mg in the evening, plus 2 x 25 mg of Valdoxan, 50 mg of Eutyrox and 20 mg of Propra. At first I was very excited about Lyrica because it helped me a bit over the withdrawal (understated), which means pain and anxiety, etc. – now I take this tablet for 6 months and I’m pretty unhappy with it. During the first month my eating habits changed, I gained weight (from 80 kg to 97 kg in 5 months), followed by confusion, dizziness, panic attacks, walking difficulties and speech disorders. I thought it was the aftermath of the tablet withdrawal from Tavor. But that is not so, because in the second month, these side effects were worse, I had to dress myself completely new, as I increased again a dress size. In the third month, confusion and speech disorders, muscle aches and muscle weakness increased. I also needed a size more clothes, Fressattaken, most of the greed on sweets, degenerate into the boundless, and no one can tell me how to get this under control, unless I need exercise and vegetables and eat fruit. A thing of impossibility, with this mixture of my prescribed tablets. Due to this drastic overweight that sticks to me like a foreign body, I also got additional joint pain in my knee (I have always been a very sporty person but now ..) and I can barely go up and down the stairs. I already have an uncertain walk because of Lyrica. Now my sugar has gotten mixed up and water is leaving pretty often even though my drinking volume is extremely low. Since this should not be a letter of infinity, I have to abbreviate. my side effects from the Lyrica-Valdoxan-Eutyrox-Propra Compound are: Blisters in the face-Bone pain-Muscle weakness and muscle pain- Bone pain- Joint pain- Confusion phase- Disappearance- Food addiction- Nausea- Libido loss- Liver values Increased- Insecure aisle- Heel burning- Water retention- ( also in the legs) Diarrhea-Speech disorders-Wortfindungsstörungen- Stiffness in the body- flatulence – Schlappsein- Zuckerspiegel conspicuous- inner restlessness- I would really like to sell this tablet, but knows that this brings back withdrawal symptoms, so I’m still waiting for to my appointment with my neurologist, perhaps to find a solution. I wish all of you good luck and perseverance here in the Sanego forum. WE CREATE THAT AGAIN! My question: Has anyone skipped Lyrica? what is happening ? Need info about stopping Lyrica and Valdoxan because I’m terrified of that time.

  14. Richard A. Hernandez says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Depression

    Be 1.5 years severe depressive episode with panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder. Panic Attacks: Venlaflaxin very good effect. Lyrica only minor effect. Other drugs have no effect. Generalized anxiety disorder: Lyrica very good effect, venlaflaxin moderate to good effect. Lamotrigine moderate effect. Depression: Therapy resistance to antidepressants of the SSRI and SSRNI class (venlaflaxin, sertraline, citalopram). Therapy to lithium. Wellbutrin low to moderate effect. Lamotrigine very good effect. Nicotine addiction (unplanned treatment): Wellbutrin very good effect. Side effects Venlaflaxin in the first four weeks: anxiety, dizziness, severe agitation, loss of libido, headache, sleep disorders. Venlaflaxin after the first four weeks: complete loss of libido. Lyrica: weight gain, initially tiredness. Wellbutrin: Sleep disorders, headache (both only at the beginning). Dry mouth. Lithium: Severe tremor, acne, weight gain, dry mouth, thirst. Lamotrigine: no side effects. After more than a year of drug treatment and unsuccessful treatments, I was prescribed the drug lamotrigine. This works very well, without side effects. Since I also have ADHD, it has modified my depression. The result was, as with many ADHD and depression patients, an extensive therapy license. According to my specialist in ADHD and mood disorders (depression, anxiety), the drugs Wellbutrin and Lamotrigine are in most cases very effective while classic antidepressants fail. After more than 1.5 years of immeasurable torment and suffering, I am finally on the road to recovery. Even if one does not believe it, it passes. PS: Was briefly treated with Seroquel (fatigue, appetite increase, weight gain) and Ritalin (agitation)

  15. Andrea A. Gallant says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Depression

    I have been taking Lyrica 75mg and Saroten 150mg since January 2008. Have in the time increased 7 kilos. Have now and then a slight dizziness and come in the morning bad from the pen. In the nose a slight dry mouth. But it helps me very well in Deppresions and panic attacks.

  16. Jeffrey C. Cox says:
    3.0 rating

    Lyrica for Depression; Pain (chronic)

    Use in chronic cervical and thoracic pain syndrome Severe sweating at night; Tinnitus gain; lack of energy in the morning, nausea and dizziness, often blurred vision; sudden attacks of fatigue during the day; Concentration and memory impairment; Weight gain; complete libido loss – erectile dysfunction; sleep disorders