Lyrica Anxiety Side Effects

Lyrica Anxiety Side Effect Reports


The following Lyrica Anxiety side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Anxiety, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Lyrica or it might take time to develop.


Angina Pectoris, Osteoarthritis, Intervertebral Disc Disorder, Arthralgia, Anxiety, Hyperlipidaemia, Hypothyroidism, Depression, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lyrica (dosage: 150 Mg, 3x/day), which was started on Dec 31, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prempro (0.625mg/ 2.5mg, Qd)
  • Aspirin (81 Mg, Every Day)
  • Nexium (40 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Oxygen (2 Lpm Nocturnal)
  • Nitroglycerin (0.4 Mg, Prn Use)
  • Pravastatin (20 Mg, Every Day)
  • Vagifem (10 Ug, 2 Times Every Week)
  • Norco (10 Mg-325 Mg, Every 6 Hours As Needed)
When starting to take Lyrica the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disorder
  • Arthralgia
  • Anxiety
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Depression
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
These side effects may potentially be related to Lyrica.
Feeling Cold, Muscle Tightness, Anxiety

This Anxiety Lyrica side effect was reported by a physician from NO on Feb 26, 2014. A male , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lyrica. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Feeling Cold
  • Muscle Tightness
  • Anxiety
. Lyrica dosage: 600 Mg, Daily. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Subutex
The patient was hospitalized.
Withdrawal Syndrome, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Anxiety, Fatigue, Testicular Pain, Bladder Pain, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain

This is a Lyrica side effect report of a 36-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: pain, who was treated with Lyrica (dosage:300 Mg, Twice A Day As Needed, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Methadone (5 Mg, 1-2 Tablet Three Times A Day As Needed)
  • Methadone (5 Mg, As Needed)
  • Methadone (3 Df, Daily)
  • Vitamin B12 (1 Ml, Weekly (1000mcg/ml Solution))
  • Baclofen (10 Mg, 1-2 Tablet Three Times In A Day, As Needed)
  • Baclofen
  • Testosterone Cipionate (1 Ml, Weekly)
  • Norco (10-325 Mg (1/2- 1 Tablet) Every 6 To 8 Hours As Needed)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Dyspepsia
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Testicular Pain
  • Bladder Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Pain
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lyrica treatment in patients suffering from pain, resulting in Anxiety.
Anxiety, Restlessness, Insomnia, Irritability, Panic Attack, Agitation, Dry Mouth, Vision Blurred, Logorrhoea

A 61-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: spinal cord injury,road traffic accident started Lyrica treatment (dosage: NA) on Nov 11, 2013. Soon after starting Lyrica treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Panic Attack
  • Agitation
  • Dry Mouth
  • Vision Blurred
  • Logorrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lyrica side effects, such as Anxiety.
Sjogren^s Syndrome, Dacryostenosis Acquired, Pain, Emotional Disorder, Heart Rate Increased, Anxiety, Fatigue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lyrica on Mar 10, 2014. Patient felt the following Lyrica side effects: sjogren^s syndrome, dacryostenosis acquired, pain, emotional disorder, heart rate increased, anxiety, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome Additional patient health information: Female , 59 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lyrica dosage: 75 Mg, Daily (qhs). Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metoprolol Succinate (50 Mg, Daily)
  • Amitiza (24 Mg, Daily)
  • Savella (50 Daily)
  • Toprol Xl (1 Df, Daily (100))
  • Acyclovir (400 Daily)
  • Ambien (10 Daily (qhs))
  • Estradiol (1 Df, Daily (qhs))
Insomnia, Headache, Anxiety, Hyperhidrosis, Diarrhoea, Feeling Cold, Back Pain

This report suggests a potential Lyrica Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): back pain,pain in extremity and used Lyrica (dosage: 75 Mg, 4x/day) starting Jan 31, 2014. Soon after starting Lyrica the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling Cold
  • Back Pain
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lyrica demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Influenza, Neuropathy Peripheral, Pain In Extremity, Erythema, Anxiety

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Feb 10, 2014 by a male taking Lyrica (dosage: 75 Mg, 2x/day) . Location: US , 78 years of age, weighting 267.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lyrica side effects: influenza, neuropathy peripheral, pain in extremity, erythema, anxiety. Additional medications/treatments:
Feeling Abnormal, Anxiety, Claustrophobia, Panic Reaction

This Anxiety problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): back pain,pain in extremity.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lyrica (dosage: 75 Mg, 4x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lyrica, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Anxiety
  • Claustrophobia
  • Panic Reaction
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea, Anxiety

This is a Lyrica side effect report of a 54-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia and was treated with Lyrica (dosage: Unk, Once A Day) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vicodin (Unk)
  • Valium (Unk)
  • Bupap (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Anxiety
This opens a possibility that Lyrica could cause Anxiety and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Loss Of Consciousness, Urinary Tract Infection, Fatigue, Asthenia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Myalgia, Fibromyalgia, Pain In Extremity

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 14, 2014. A female patient from US , 63 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lyrica. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lyrica side effects: loss of consciousness, urinary tract infection, fatigue, asthenia, anxiety, dizziness, myalgia, fibromyalgia, pain in extremity. Lyrica dosage: 75 Mg, 2x/day. These side effects may potentially be related to Lyrica.
Abdominal Pain, Anxiety, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Nasal Congestion, Oropharyngeal Pain, Gastric Disorder, Lip Exfoliation, Malaise

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lyrica (dosage: 100 Mg, 1x/day (at Bed Time)), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Premarin (1 G, Daily)
  • Xanax (0.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Tylenol (1 Df, Once Daily As Needed)
  • Aquaphor (Unk, 2x/ Day Apply To Buttocks)
  • Belladonna Extract/opium (Belladonna 16.2 Mg/opium 30 Mg, Once To Two Times A Day As Needed)
  • Bupropion (150 Mg, 1x/day Ever Morning)
  • Ciprofloxacin (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Dicyclomine (20 Mg (10 Mg 2 Caps), 2x/day)
When starting to take Lyrica the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Gastric Disorder
  • Lip Exfoliation
  • Malaise
These side effects may potentially be related to Lyrica.
Neoplasm Malignant, Anxiety, Depression, Anaemia, Tremor, Nausea

This Anxiety Lyrica side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 26, 2013. A Female , 59 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lyrica. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Neoplasm Malignant
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anaemia
  • Tremor
  • Nausea
. Lyrica dosage: 150 Mg, 3x/day. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Dilaudid (Unk)
  • Effexor-xr (Unk)
  • Trazodone (Unk)
  • Protonix (Unk)
Off Label Use, Anxiety, Panic Attack, Insomnia

This is a Lyrica side effect report of a 77-year-old patient (weight:NA) from FR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: glossodynia,essential hypertension,benign prostatic hyperplasia, who was treated with Lyrica (dosage:50 Mg, Unk, start time: Nov 19, 2013), combined with:
  • Cotareg (Unk)
  • Doxazosine (4 Mg, 1x/day)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Off Label Use
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attack
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lyrica treatment in patients suffering from glossodynia,essential hypertension,benign prostatic hyperplasia, resulting in Anxiety.
Feeling Abnormal, Anxiety, Nervousness, Abdominal Discomfort

A 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: nerve compression,neuralgia started Lyrica treatment (dosage: 75 Mg, 3x/day) on NS. Soon after starting Lyrica treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Abdominal Discomfort
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lyrica side effects, such as Anxiety.
Anxiety, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Pain

A patient from US was prescribed and started Lyrica on Dec 12, 2013. After Lyrica was administered, patient encountered several Lyrica side effects: anxiety, nausea, diarrhoea, pain Additional patient health information: male , 38 years of age, weighting 240.3 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lyrica dosage: 200 Mg, 3x/day. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Paxil (Unk)
Weight Increased, Fear, Anxiety, Aggression, Increased Appetite

This report suggests a potential Lyrica Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 21-year-old female patient from DE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lyrica (dosage: 100 Mg, 1x/day) starting Oct 28, 2012. Soon after starting Lyrica the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Weight Increased
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Increased Appetite
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Truxal (60 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Cipralex (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • L-thyroxin (75 Ug, 1x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lyrica demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Insomnia, Anxiety, Yawning, Headache

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 20, 2013 by a Female taking Lyrica (dosage: 30 Mg, As Needed) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 54 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lyrica side effects: insomnia, anxiety, yawning, headache. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prednisone (24 Mg, (6 Tablets Of 4 Mg Each)unk)
  • Tiazac (240 Mg, Daily)
Anxiety, Feeling Abnormal, Depression

This Anxiety problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): headache.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lyrica (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lyrica, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Depression
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ear Infection, Nasopharyngitis, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Depression, Anxiety

This is a Lyrica side effect report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lyrica (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Effexor Xr (150 Mg, Unk)
  • Effexor Xr (75 Mg, Every 3 Days)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Ear Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
This opens a possibility that Lyrica could cause Anxiety and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Dry Mouth, Alopecia, Insomnia, Micturition Disorder, Anxiety, Muscle Spasms, Nervousness, Aggression, Feeling Abnormal

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 21, 2014. A female patient from US , 65 years of age, was treated with Lyrica. Patient felt the following Lyrica side effects: dry mouth, alopecia, insomnia, micturition disorder, anxiety, muscle spasms, nervousness, aggression, feeling abnormal. Lyrica dosage: Unk. These side effects may potentially be related to Lyrica.
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Lyrica Anxiety Causes and Reviews


Fear and Anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of Anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the Anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have Anxiety disorders. Types include

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder

Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Lyrica Anxiety Reviews

Sat, 16 Jan 2010
The first time I took Lyrica I gained 40lbs.- started at 25mg-slept for 24hrs- had to increase until 450mg/da-before Drs decided ok to come off of as I always developed tolerance to it. It would help significantly w/my chronic nerve pain (I have RSD/CRPS- a chronic neurological pain dystrophy where you feel burning, crushing, flesh being torn off, stabbing, freezing, acid pain at all times)- pain is so overwhelming at times it is necessary to take a Lyrica for at least some relief. Especially now that it has spread to half of my body. Have had condition for 17mo-also virtually sedentary lifestyle as disabled)-this time taking w/Flexeril as ab/torso pain like being in transition labor or passing a kidney stone. This has cut down the sugar cravings a lot. The first time I took Lyrica I craved sugar non-stop. Still do at times since I am again on 300mg./day (started 50)-Dr will have me go on amp; off for life I was told-as tests show I have slight atrophy of one kidney, (I wonder if it is from high doses of Lyrica.) One Dr. told me he works w/people on Lyrica all day, amp; didn't know of even football players on as much as I was- actually wanting to increase again as I have break-thru pain and am constantly minimum level 7 pain all the times, even w/complete rest. Serious side-effects for me- but I can't tolerate other meds-tried many- so Lyrica does help for awhile. Side effects include gaining about 60lbs (from size 5-6 to12-14- don't care about size even though used to be anorexic-that should prove how painful RSD is that I am willingly taking a med that causes weight gain!) I didn't lose any weight coming off of Lyrica and all meds for months. I sometimes wonder if Lyrica both decreases and increases pain- by making my nervous system overwork to counteract the med- as pain is very intense right at time I need to take it again. (works for 8 hrs- then only for 6-then less so dr. increases)-also, fatique- blurred vision (also on Flexeril so ?), and irritability (which my family takes personally-my husband refuses to see or believe it is caused by the med(s) and chronic pain-even though I am a strong Christian.)-I am thankful for the partial break from the pain Lyrica can offer me. Hoping to find a natural way (for ex-Neuragen, a homeopathic expensive oil, gives a lot of relief while walking for a few minutes amp; claims to work for wks, even mos w/ continued use- without it RSD makes you feel like you are walking on hot coals, pin and needles and on your foot that feels stripped of skin). Prayer works best for me!Note re: withdrawl- coming down 50mg/wk. caused Anxiety, restlessness, innability to sleep, migraines, etc.- one time I forgot to take meds for amp; suddenly felt like every cell was crawling- Notice pain so high w/ reducing, I can't seem to bear to be without Lyrica. (I also can't "find words to say" amp; can't remember anything! Don't know if due to Lyrica or my condition.)
Sat, 06 Mar 2010
I may try Lyrica off label for GAD and PD as well as some antidepressive effects I read in journals, articles. Lyrica has been approved for GAD in Europe but hasn't gotten the FDA approval for it here yet. The above poster, Case Report #Self-4916 experience sounds a little like Xyrem, or gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) as I used to take it both when it was sold in health food stores and as a RX (Xyrem) to help me sleep but also in low doses when going out to socialize as I don't drink alcohol ver often and Xyrem in low doses is the best socializer medication around and must better than alcohol or other prescripition drugs like the beta blocker or benzodiazepines like Xanax. Xyrem is make you talk a lot even if you're a reserved person and you can become the life of the party or social situation at the time. 150mg BID is the dosage of Lyrica that's suppose to have the antiAnxiety and prosocial effect. Maybe the dose is to high for you, you don't metabolize it as well as others, it just has that effect on you or maybe some interaction with another medication..valproic acid if you're taking it.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010
I also jerk a lot besides foggy head feeling, tremors, very dry mouth and tiredness. It has also made my Anxiety a lot worse. I will ask my dr how to get off this drug.
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