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how long does lyrica stay in your system
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how long does it take for lyrica to leave your system? ## If you are referring to worrying about a drug test, then there is no need, Lyrica is NOT an opiate narcotic and is not tested for on these types of tests. If you are asking due to side effects or some type of reaction, it can vary depending on how long you have been taking it and how much, but usually the drug will be clear from your body in 48 to 72 hours. Lyrica, which contains the active ingredient Pregabaline, is an anticonvulstant that has also been proven effective at treating certain types of nerve pain. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## i am going for routine blood work and a urinalysis(chemical) tests as part of my physical...will Lyrica show up in any of these tests?Thanks ## okay first of all what you are ...
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Using Lyrica as a cream
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I have a wheelchair bound client who says his feet hurt from not being used. The doctor gave an RX for Lyrica but told us to empty the capsule into any regular lotion and apply it to his feet for the pain. Client said it really helps. ## It is sometimes prescribed to be used like that and does help many people, some doctor's have it specially made from a compounding pharmacy, but this cuts out that step. The FDA lists the typical side effects as mostly being related to its topical use, so they may include skin redness, dryness, and irritation. Is it still working for him?
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Need Doctor. West Subs of Chicago That Will Prescribe Pain Meds
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I live in near Aurora, IL. west suburbs of Chicago PLEASE SOMEONE HAS TO KNOW A DR. AROUND AURORA, IL OR W/IN 10 MILES OR SO THAT WILL PRESCRIBE THE PAIN MEDS I NEED. I'VE TRIED AT LEAST 7 OR 8 DIFFERENT MEDS. THE NORCO10'S OR EVEN STRONGER (FEWER PER DAY) WORK PERFECT, NO SIDE EFFECTS. I'VE TRIED ALL THE OTHER NON NARCOTIC AND THEY DO NOT WORK OR I FEEL LIKE A WACK FROM DRUGS LIKE LYRICA. I don't want to be treated like some drug addict...JUST LOOK AT THE MRI FROM LAST WEEK. ## The plethora of posts really wasn't necessary and, if you type in all caps online, it is equivalent to shouting and you won't get many responses. Now, as to your situation. One difficulty you may be creating for yourself is by trying to insist on a certain narcotic medication. Many doctor...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
lyrica lawsuit
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does anyone know if there is an ongoing lawsuit against the company who puts out Lyrica. I am a mess from it. Do we have a leg to stand on when it comes to the side affects they found out from people like us. I am a long termer. I have been taking 900 mg since 2005. Is there any one representing us? thank you vicky ## Hi Vicky. Right now it looks like the primary lawsuits concerning Lyrica are centered around suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Very sorry to hear about your condition from this drug. I've heard of many individuals experiencing some dramatic side effects from long term use. That's just a shame. I definitely would not give up yet, because what you are saying is now coming to the forefront, so it's just the beginning. What has your doctor's response been to you...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
WHAT CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN IN LYRICA
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I HAVE GAINED 27 POUNDS IN 3 MONTHS. WHAT CAN I DO OTHER THAN STOP TAKING LYRICA? SHOULD I QUIT OR LOWER THE DOSAGE? I TAKE 2 DOSES PER DAY. ## It's difficult to say exactly what about a medication causes any specific side effect, in many cases there is really no way to explain it, but Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, which is actually an anticonvulsant, so it works on brain chemicals. This means that it may be having an affect on something that stimulates the appetite, or slows the metabolism, so some people gain weight easier than normal, while taking it. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor? You may need to start more closely watching what you eat, or up the amount of exercise you get each day. ## I can relate to the weight gain with Lyrica. When I first...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Awful side effects from Lyric good pain reliever though
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I started taking Lyrica for chronic nerve pain that causes a pick axe stabbing in my ear and pain in my jaw. Initially, I did gain weight (12 pounds to be exact) but have been losing it with diet and exercise. I am just 6 pounds from my orignal weight. What distresses me is that over the past few days, my stomah looks as if I swallowed a bowling ball. I had three hernia repairs and on the third, the surgeon put in a mesh. It has its own problems, but my stomach has even worse bloating than it did before the hernia surgery. I have never experienced my stomach as bad as it is right now. I am never constipated, because I eat a lot of fibre. From past experiences with constipation, I had a fair bit of bloating, but this is ridiculous. I have a long history of eating disorders and this may push
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Does anyone taking Lyrica have memory loss?
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I have been on Lyrica for about 8 months now and I am having fantastic results. My dr is trying to increase my dosage and I have been doing it in 50 mg increments. I am up 100 more now in a month, for a total dosage of 400mg. I find that I have very bad recall and loss of my vocabulary during conversation. It eventually goes away, but I was wondering if anyone else has this? If it keeps up, I just may have to drop back down 50mg until I get used to it? That seemed to work that last time I had to raise it.BTW, I have nerve pain in my ribcage. (not caused by shingles) ## It is a possible reaction to this med, it is listed as a side effect that you should see your doctor about if you experience it. You can see it in the monograph listing here: Pregabalin Details Have you consulted your doc...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
Lyrica 50mg A Narcotic
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i guarantee it is addictive. I went off thinking it wasn't and suffered worse withdrawals than coming off oxycocdone. ## Lyrica, which contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, is an anticonvulsant, which is also used to treat nerve pain, anxiety and as a mood stabilizer. It is not a narcotic, however, it has been known to cause withdrawal effects in people that have been taking it for a long period of time, when they stop taking it abruptly. This happens, because your body gets used to anything you ingest on a regular basis and if you stop using it, your body has to readjust to not having that substance. It is called dependence. More details: Have things improved for you? ## Lyrica is addictive in the extreme. But true: Lyrica not a narcotic. It is an anti-convulsant with sedative...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
Lyrica Is Dangerous / class action suit anyone?
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I have crps in both hands from carpal tunnel release...after several months, I was worse, not better. My workmens comp dr. said " You will have chronic pain the rest of your life and you will just have to learn to live with it"...oh thanks doc for screwing my hands up, not to mention how it has drastically has changed my life and limitations. I have been seeing a pain specialist ever since and that was back in 2001 when I had the release. I was on lyrica for the last 6 years, I have been off of it for three months. Now that I think back to when my severe depression started was not long since I started taking it. I don't know how many times I said I hate my life and I wish I was dead, I had thoughts of taking all my prescriptions and going to sleep for good! By the grace of g...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
lyrica class action lawsuit
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If you have had an adverse reaction to Lyrica, please contact a law firm. I just called mine and gave them my basic information, and they will be having a lawyer contact us. This drug is dangerous, deadly, and should be pulled from the market. Amomg all the usual issues, today i noticed a new one had been added. For males, sperm motility can be affected and children created by parents using Lyrica, there is the possibility of birth defects. Please call and at least get on record with this firm. The more of us who call and tell our stories, the more likely it is that the drug company is going to have to cover our medical expenses, pain and suffering, etc. ## Who is the attorney and in which state? ## Hi are you in Australia or America I to would add my name and case if I am able to conta...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
Can You Take Lyrica With Methadone
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I am on 15mg of methadone and just got a prescription for Lyrica 75mg. Is it ok to take these meds together? ## im on 70mg of methadone and 50mg of lyrica,,and no problems so far ## Can i take my seroquel 6 hrs after taking 10 mg methadone ## Does it truly relieve the pain? ## Is methadone the same as lyrica? ## No it's not chemical make up is totally different. Lyrics targets the nerves while methadone is an all over pain medication that can still leave nerve pain untouched . ## I have been taking 75 mg lyrica 3 times a day for neuropathy caused by chemotherapy. .the doctor prescribed me 500mg cephalexin 4 times a day for a infection im on the second week and my fingers hurt so bad i can barely use them but it seems to ge more joint pain but it is extremely painful can barely bend ...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
can you take pain pills with lyrica
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Can I take tylenol 500 mg + calcium + magnesium + vitamin D3 + a multivitamin and mineral supplement altogether while I am on pregabalin 50mg?
Updated 10 days ago.
 
neuropathy - legs and feet
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I have Diabetes Type 2 (25 years). Three years ago, neuropathy started and now I cannot stand the pain. I started taking Lyrica one year ago, insulin (26 units 2 years ago, Metformen 25 years ago. The pain continues at a greater pace. I have had accupuncture for 3 months. I have used Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother for 6 months. It worked for a while and then less and less. Is there any thing else that I can try? ## Hello, Pete! How are you? What is your current dose of Lyrica? Your doctor may be able to raise it for you. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and weight gain. You may also want to ask them about other pain medications, even non-narcotic ones may help give you more relief. ## Since 2/19/2015 my doctor has raise...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
Lyrica Blackout While Driving
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I remember getting into the car and and driving in my neighborhood. Later I briefly woke up when I drove off the road onto the sidewalk and the emergency crew was there. Later, didn't know that I was in the hospital for 4 hours. They called it synope. I was asked to use a reduced amount completely. I could have been killed! ## Did they say it was definitely caused by the Lyrica? It is possible, but it can also be caused by many things. Syncope just describes a temporary loss of consciousness. If you have been advised to stop taking it, then you should definitely do so. Do you have any specific questions? ## As a nurse who was prescribed this medication in the past. It is my recommendation to stop taking it now. This is a very common side effect. For me, it caused completly memory bl...
Updated 13 days ago.
 
How to taper off Lyrica
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I have been taking Pregabalin for 15 months at 150 mg daily. I had my hip replaced two months ago and no longer need the meds. How do I taper off, step by step, so as to minimize side effects? ## Lyrica is quite easy to come off. Your Dr could prescribe a lower dose for two weeks or what I did was drop one pill a day for two weeks, then two pills a day for two weeks and so on. I had a bit of a headache but no problem. ## Hello, Rod! How are you? And thanks to Eunie for your helpful response. One caution I would like to add is to please do not stop this medication cold turkey, since it is an anticonvulsant, though it also helps with nerve pain, a sudden withdrawal could cause seizures. Typical side effects to this medication, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, mood swin...
Updated 16 days ago.
 
Seizures , memory lose
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My past Dr. gave me lyrica and every since then I've had several seizures, 2 while driving, 5 times I woke up in the middle of the night sleeping on my picnic table. One of my car accidents I was having a seizure and I drove up three electrical wires. My husband said that I had brought in glasses of gasoline a few times and I woke up in my driveway and split the back of my head open. I do not recall any of this happening these are what my husband and my children are telling me that has happened I have memory loss I have to search for words at times when I'm talking to people I can't work anymore because I have a bad back and do to the falls from the seizures and epilepsy I have fractured almost every vertebrae in my back there's more but it's just too much to list right
Updated 17 days ago.
 
Lyrica Adverse Reactions
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Skin rash, edema, rash, breathing difficulties. Ended up in ICU on life support. Took for fibromyagia. Sure didn't work for me or for my sister in law. Pay attention to side effects. Almost killed me. ## Hello, Denise! How are you? I am so very sorry about what happened to you! Did you report your adverse reaction to the FDA? You can call them at 888-463-6332. Has anyone else had bad reactions to this medication? ## Yes I successfully committed suicide whilst on this drug. I was dead for 15 minutes..... no Lawyer here in Australia has the guts to take on pfizer or the prescribing doctor. ## I have spoken with Slater and Gordon here in Australia... They are quite interested in taking on a legal suit regarding Lyrica. ## Yes I was taking it for fibromyalgia also. Shortly after being o...
Updated 17 days ago.
 
report side effects of lyrica to fda
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How do I report the side effects I experienced from lyrica to the FDA online? I seem to remember from my first encounter with this site, it produced a notice that you could report right on this site. Otherwise, google Lyrica online, or maybe FDA? ## Hello, Kitty! How are you? You can contact the FDA to report your experience by calling the FDA at 888-463-6332. What issues did you experience? They list the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, irritability, mood swings and weight gain. ## Started on 75mg lyrica twice daily. I began to notice my gums have become so painful when flossing (i've only been on it a week and was not taking the 2 a day regularly but one a day). I began to wonder why my gums began to hurt so only...
Updated 19 days ago.
 
Lost libido with Lyrica
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Been on Lyrica 2 1/2 wks for fibro, it is a miracle drug for that, and thought with no side effects BUT it seems I do, have lost libido and ability. Hope this goes away as I don't want to quit the drug, does anyone know???? ## Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. That said, sexual dysfunction can be a very common side effect. Some side effects will wear off as your body adjusts to the medication, however, if it does not and remains and issue, you will need to consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Thanks Verwon, That is what I am hoping that I will adjust. Do you know if there is another drug that does the same as Lyrica that I could try that may not have sa...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
Impotence: Side effect of taking Lyrica.
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I have been taking 75mg of Lyrica twice a day for about a year. I have become impotent as a result. I try to stop taking it then the neurotic pain returns. Does anyone else have this problem? ## I have been taking 50mg four to six times a day and I have stopped taking the medication for about two days and my pain comes back. I had S1, L5, and L4 Vert. fused and then two months after my surgery a woman turned in front of me causing me to run into her. It totaled the company vehicle I was in. My back hurts worse now than it ever has. Your right, the pain does come back. ## Impotence is not listed in the side effects for this drug: Lyrica Info Click Here However, it is a potential side effect of many medications and since this one affects nerves and can be used to treat nerve pain, it is a...
Updated 23 days ago.
 

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