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is lyrica bad
I have just got prescribed to lyrica from my doctor for going through withdrawals off of xanax.Is this a good idea?
Updated 10 hours ago.
lyrica lawsuit
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 1 day ago.
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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 2 days ago.
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any reports of negative effects taking lyrica and meclizine together
I ask because yesterday I went on a sail boat and to not get sea sick I took a meclinzine and another three hours later at about five pm my feet and half way up my lower legs were so swollen it was like pitted edema when I pushed it, it stayed indented and it started this swollen until about 1am. And I was just concerned if it was this is if it's the lyrica since it could swell my feet a little but nothing ever close to as bad as yesterday. Please let me know if you know anything. thank you.
Updated 6 days ago.
Lyrica and Molloxcam
I've been on Lyrica 1year 300 daily then in June 2014 doctor increased it to 600 daily. I've gained weight over the summer and have feet and ankle swelling since the increase. Also was put on Molloxcam in April 2014. Low dose. I Want to know which of these could be my problem. ## Hello, Marie! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. The weight gain is most likely due to the Lyrica, it can be a side effect of it, along with nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and mood swings. The edema is most likely a size effect of the Meloxicam, most nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories can cause it, along with headache and stomach irritation. This is something you should have checked out, to be sure that there isn't something more serious going on, such as congest...
Updated 7 days ago.
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lyrica and seizures
I was on 300 MG of lyrica for 5 weeks for nerve pain from my MS. It did work but 2 weeks ago I had 5 days of 4-5 seizures a day and was admitted to the hospital. After EEG. And video monitoring I was found to not have epileptic seizures The dr said it was from Lyrica and the seizures stopped after 2 days of being off of Lyrica. Have you heard of this? I would like to restart it ad it helped but am a bit hesitant. The whole episode put me into an MS flare up also do am recovering from that too. Thanks ## Hello, JJ56! How are you? There are two possibilities as to the cause… Lyrica is actually an anticonvulsant, which means that conversely, it can sometimes cause seizures in some people that take it. The second possibility is that you accidentally missed one or more doses, because a...
Updated 7 days ago.
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Lyrica and Alcohol
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 8 days ago.
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how long does lyrica stay in your system
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 9 days ago.
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I have herniated discs and sciatica. I was referred to a pain management doctor, who prescribed Lyrica. After reading all of these posts, and finding out the side effects, I'm not sure I want to take this medicine. Has anyone had good results with Lyrica, without these side effects? ## I have been using it for about7-8 months for nerve pain caused by intercostal neuritis and it has worked great for me. Of course I still get pain, but it is greatly reduced in both severity and frequency. The side affects are lethargy at first and forgetfullness, but it goes away in a few weeks and to me was definately worth the wait. Weight gain- I am so overweight to begin with and on so many things that can cause weight gain, it is hard to tell, but on a WW, I lose easily if I take it seriously. An...
Updated 10 days ago.
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Lryica side effects
Started Lyrica in Sept 2011 with 75mg 2X a day and doctor has increased it to 150mgs 3x a day until 2 weeks ago because of my desperate plea that i was not getting anymore benifits. The swelling in my hand and legs was extreem. hair loss, myfront teeth were numb,, trouble breathing started one month after he prescribed lyrica and gave me a puffer. Confusion or memory loss....i was feeling like i was losing my mind. i am now down to 150 mg and next week i am suppose to go down to one. I am worried about withdrawls. I also take Naproxen, citalopram, oxycodone and have been on medication for mva"s for almost 20 years. i am 39 now.. I was diagnosed with nerve damage to my hands, fibromialgia. chronic back pain, thorasic outlet syndrome, whith trigger finger syndrome, sciatia, tmj and a ...
Updated 13 days ago.
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is itsafe to take neurotin with lyrica and is it a narcotic
Is lyrica a narcotic i just got some 100 mg to try i take neurotin 800 mg 3 times a day ## No, they aren't narcotics.
Updated 15 days ago.
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Impotence : Side effect of taking Lyrica.
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 15 days ago.
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How To Get Off Lyrica
Have been taking 200 mg daily. Does not help my neuropathy at all. Want to stop taking this expensive worthless drug. How do you wean youreself off? ## How long have you been taking it? If it has been for just a short time, then weaning may not be necessary, but you should double check with your doctor to be sure. Learn more Lyrica details here. Additionally, if it hasn't been that long, you may not have given it enough time to see if it will help your neuropathy, since it does take 4 to 6 weeks to reach its full effectiveness. ## I have been on Lyria nearly 3 month, No notible difference in my neuropathy. Very expensive, even with my co-pay. Just want to be done with it. Was taking 100MG 2x a day. Now taking one till I run out. Their ads are so deceiving. Big promises, 0 results. #...
Updated 20 days ago.
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lyrica 75mg four times a day?
I've been taking 75mg Lyrica three times a day for peripheral neuropathy and fibromyalgia pain but it's not quite enough. Would it be ok to take it four times a day? ## Hello, Teresa! How are you? No, 3 times a day is the maximum dosing schedule, but you could speak to your doctor about raising your dosage to 100mgs. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 24 days ago.
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Lyrica without prescription
A friend of mine has been using Lyrica in order to get a 'high'. Normally, he takes doses of 600-1000mg in one go, about once a week on weekends. He has no history of fibromyalgia or nerve damage or backpain: he is perfectly healthy. What are the dangers associated with non-prescribed consumption of Lyrica? What are the long-term side effects on health? What are the risks involved? He is a 29 yr old male. ## Lyrica is not a regular pain medication, so it will not get him high, though he may experience some dizziness, drowsiness and sedation as side effects, especially at such a high dosage, which may make him think he's getting high. Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, it is an anticonvulsant that is also proven effective at treating certain types of nerve pain...
Updated 25 days ago.
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Does anyone taking Lyrica have memory loss ?
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) Karel ## It is a possible reaction to this med, it is listed as a severe side effect that you should see your doctor about if you experience it. You can see it in the monograph listing here: Lyrica Info Click Here Have you co...
Updated 28 days ago.
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can lyrica cause false positive on thc drug test
I have been off marijuana for 2 months i took an at home drug test and it came out positvie ive currently been taking lyrica and wanted to know if lyrica could of caused a false positive on the drug test ## Lyrica should not cause a false positive even on a urine dip test.
Updated 29 days ago.
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anal skin pain
I had one operation each year for the past 4 years for anal carcinoma in situ. The skin in very thin and painful. What would you suggest to make the skin "thicker"? I take Lyrica 75mg twice a day for Fibro\severe nerve pain in my legs. I also use Valium and Stilpain on and off. I also take Dormonoct 2mg at night. I am crazy with pain at times. I am not sure if the combination of pills are good. Thank you
Updated 1 month ago.
Side Effects Of Taking Lyrica And Morphine Together
I am taking morphine sul 100 bid and lyrica 200 bid. ive been taking this for quit awhile but recently was increased to 100 from 75 and from 150 to 200 respectfully. The last two days I've been getting tightness in my chest and it feel hard to breath is this a side effect of the two and if so shouldn't of it showed when I started taking them together. I ve been on morphine for almost 2yrs at 75. and the lyrica was just started the end of last year it started at 50 and gone up since then. I have nerve pain in my neck and lowr back from 2 failed surgeries to releive pinched nerves in both areas. ## It could be a side effect that has been caused by the increase in dosages. Morphine is a narcotic and both it and the Lyrica can cause central nervous system depression, which can affec...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Lyrica in Mexico
Hi, I've learned a lot from other people's experiences here on medschat over the last few years and wanted to share my experiences with something that comes up on here from time to time, and I hope that I can somehow help out somebody out there wondering. I live in socal (south of LA), and have been taking Lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia and migraines for about six or seven years now, and it would not be exaggerating to say that it has really changed my life. It's an incredible product, and the only thing I've tried after ten or fifteen years of doctors trying me on everything and mosf things they tried either not doing anything or else just making things worse. With no generic alternative available in the US, I have to pay $217 every time I pick up a refill (28 pil...
Updated 1 month ago.

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