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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...
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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 iI QUIT OR LOWER 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.
 
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 3 days ago.
 
How Long Does Lyrica Stay In Your urine
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I took 3 100mg lyrical on Saturday about 3pm will it be out by Monday at 9am..this is the first time taking them ...I do not take them everyday this one time ...help. ## Was it out of your system by monday? ## No ## how long does lyrica pregabalin stay in your urine?How many days exactly?Please can anybody tell me for sure how many days exactly it stays in your system ?Thank you I appreciate it ## Lyricay lyrica lyrica stay the f@@@ away from it the reason my 3 boys have now no mum and are in care and they messed her head up soo much I am a control freak and woman beater and now my boys are without a father.... Simple ## He's one sick man For those with epilepsy it should be great then your kids should not see their father he will hurt them too get on Meds Mr wife beater maybe u kil...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
false positive for lyrica
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I'm testing positive for Lyrica and I've never taken anything except methadone. Why would I test positive for Lyrica?? I tested positive for thc but that's for good reason. But that's all I do. Why would I be testing positive for lyrica? That's what they called it. ## Same thing happened to my husband today. He takes a host of medications for psychiatric problems and for diabetes and high blood pressure. But he does not take Lyrica or gabapentin. I can't find any answers on the web. It's driving as both nuts. It's not a narcotic so I don't even think they would give a crap but apparently it's becoming a new it dried to abuse so I don't know.
Updated 5 days ago.
 
lyrica blackouts
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I have had a couple of blackouts when the dosage was too high. It sure is scary ## i had the same thing when i had the doctor advise me to go up to 150 mg, three times a day i had weird blackout type memory problems so i had cut back, and only took the 150 mg two times which the problems went away after the higher dose was out of my system, ## i have ended up in my recliner by the wood stove twice, middle of the night. i woke up and didn't remember going out there. if i lower the dose the pain is unbearable. this drug is the worst i have ever experienced, horrible drug, don't start! ## My husband had been taking 600 mg of Lyrica and cut back a little because he was not sure it was helping. He would get into what I called zones. LIke he didn't know what was going on and talki...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Lyrica and Alcohol
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You are not supposed to drink while on Lyrica. I made the big mistake of doing that. I took my dose in the morning and then got invited by some friends to go out. I do not usually drink, but started drinking around 9:30 pm. I was found in an alley behind a restaurant at 4 am. The last thing I remember was last call at 2am. I am only posting this to give a VERY strong warning not to drink while on this medication. Luckily I am OK and still alive. It is a horrible feeling to not know what happened in those 2 hours. Please do not drink while on Lyrica. ## I have been on Lyrica at various strengths from 200mg/day down to 50mg/day. I drink (probably more than I should) but I have never experienced any problems drinking the equivalent of 5 or so drinks while on this medication. I have experie...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
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 10 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 11 days ago.
 
drug test for lyrica
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I took 800mg of lyrika on a sunday. Then I had a drug test that Monday morning and it came back that I failed for suboxone! For pete's sake can anyone tell me why this happened?? Does anyone know if lyrika and suboxone have any charteristics?? I'm in so much trouble. Well not really I guess but, I really don't understand why this happened!!!!! ## I had the same thing happen lyrica showed up as opiates in a drug screen im on subutex but my drs test discriminates between subs and other opiates idk how the heck it happend i also took some baclofen so idk
Updated 11 days ago.
 
Lyrica and codeine
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Hi everyone, I am still on a progressing prootcol of Lyrica. I'm presently at 250mg a day.Till the Lyrica gets to the best pain management dosage, my doctor put me also on 6 acetaminophen (Tylenol) plus codeine a day. My question is "has anyone of you been able to completely get off the Tylenol and codeine after getting to the right dosage of Lyrica? " I am taking the Lyrica for nerve damage due to advanced spinal stenosis. I am also on 100mg of NaproxenE a day. Thanks in advance for your replies! ## Oops... 1000mg of Naproxen a day ## It is normal for your body to get used to anything that you take for a long period of time, even if you only use it as prescribed and a sudden cessation may cause some withdrawal and rebound effects. Generally, when trying to stop taking a nar...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
how can you fail a drug screen for lyrica
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I took a drug screen for rehab that went to the lab and I never took any. What would make lyrica show up in my urine?
Updated 12 days ago.
 
lyrica 50mg. White capsule
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I am allergic to sulfa drugs but not sure if I can take this medication. I Have had knee surgery, have RSD, and degenerate bone disease in back, can I take Lyrica if allergic to sulfa drugs? ## Hello, Marye! How are you? Was the prescribing doctor and your pharmacist aware of your allergy? If so, there should be nothing to worry about, because they will check medications for you. Lyrica itself is not a sulfa drug, however, I can't check the inactive ingredients for you based just on the color. What are the markings on the capsule? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain.
Updated 13 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 18 days ago.
 
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 ...
Updated 19 days ago.
 
Cepro Lyrica st. 11 RF , feet , underneath numbness ?
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On Lyrica 150mg .x 1 , Cepro 500 mg for UTI , feet underneath numbness , swollen , stopping Lyrica R/o side effect from either ? Rad . Nephrectomy , Rad . Colonectomy , splenectomy . ## Only your physician can say for sure, but most likely they are side effects of the Lyrica, according to what's listed by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. The typical side effects of Cipro are listed as including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## The mood swings , how about the terrible change of ones whole personality . Never experienced this sense of agitation , depression . The one thing I miss is the ability to sleep all night like a baby . Weaned off , ba...
Updated 19 days ago.
 
how to stop taking lyrica quickly
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I need to get off 300 mg quick because at my job they are going to give me a drug test. I'm scared it will show up, what do I do? Thank you.
Updated 20 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 22 days ago.
 
What to do about nerve pain. Nothing in the lyrica
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I have nerve pain from breaking verterbraes L4 and L5 two years ago. Also i broke L2 & L3 many years ago. My GP put me on 10mg Targin, which is making my who body itchy which is driving me bonkers. I am also on 150mg of Lyrica which is doing nothing. I was on a higher dose then he brought me down to what i am taking now. Panadeine forte helps my pain abit but i dont want to take more than 4 a day. I want to be pain free
Updated 26 days ago.
 
Lyrica FOR FREE
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Pfizer will give you your Lyrica For free if your income is under $48k annually for a single person and $70k for 2 people. Pfizer is a great company!!! ## Hello, Dulcinea! How are you? Thank you for making such a helpful post! Pfizer really is a great company and they have been expanding their assistance services to try to help even more people. If anyone needs more information, they can call them at 866-706-2400. AstraZeneca also has a great program, I received a medication I needed free from them for several years, when I was uninsured. Anyone needing details on one of their medications can call them at 800-292-6363. Does anyone know of more programs? ## Pfizer is the only one I know of, but I really think an organization like AARP should be ashamed of themselves. They should know thi...
Updated 27 days ago.
 

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