Pregabalin isn't anything like that, it leaves the emotional state unchanged, I can cry and laugh. It improves my mood especially in the beginning this was very pronounced. Weird about Lyrica is the way the effects change after you are used to it in the beginning it is a very pronounced high. Now even after long period of discontinuation this effect never reappeared. I was on it for GAD (general anxity disorder) which I developed during a period of chronic stress. Which it did wonderfull in treating unlike an benzo would. It also made my tinnitus disappear when the first dose of 75mg took effect, roughly 2 hours after intake.