Has anyone ever heard of LYRYCA(PREGABALIN). I was perscribed it today by my doc for anxiety. I did a google search and read that: "Pregabalin has a novel mechanism of action for a potential treatment for anxiety disorders, although it is not completely understood. Chemically, pregabalin is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analogue with antiepileptic, analgesic, and anxiolytic activity (similar to gabapentin (Neurontin)). Data from short-term studies demonstrates that pregabalin was more effective than placebo and as effective as the benzodiazepine Xanax (alprazolam) and the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) at reducing the symptoms of anxiety. Pregabalin achieved significantly faster onset of sustained clinical improvement within the first week of treatment than placebo. Similar significant and sustained improvement within the first week was not achieved by either Xanax or Effexor. Also, according to clinical trial findings, pregabalin relieves pain and fatigue symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia" I was wondering if anyone has expiereinced this new drug for pain or anxiety. Any info woul be wonderful since so little is known about it. I also read that it lowers your fertility rate, this was shown on animals and alot of animals that did have babies, had babies with defects. Kinda scary.