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lyrica and seizures
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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...
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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...
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Side effects of using 2 drugs
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What are the side effects of mixing lyrica and fentanyl? ## Hello, Missa! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between these two medications, but it's always best to double check such information to be sure. The FDA classifies Lyrica as an anticonvulsant that is also approved to help with certain types of never pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Fentanyl is classifies as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you. :-)
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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 2 days ago.
 
Lyrica and me
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I take lyrics three times per day,it helps me with neurotipatic pain,I am on this pill for 5 years,when it comes to pain I am relieved,but ,BUT,but my days disappear like magic,my head floats with memory lapses and overall,my waist is a few inches bigger,what I use to do in a day is now a matter of a week or so,the pain is controlled,not completely but enough for me to spend the day,but now i have to read the same book like ten times to file it in my memory.The control of neuropatic pain is the key thing here,I can't find anything else to control it,my concern is my memory lapses and the floating,so you be the judge,I can not endure the pain otherwise, I try one day and I was miserable it seems like I am stuck with it, ## The weight gain, memory loss and other mental effects are all...
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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 5 days ago.
 
am not feeling any relief from the pain for shingles have taken 4 last day and a half as presribed
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Have shingles,took 4 hydroco/acetaminop 5-325mg tab qua in last 2 days as prescribed have not had any relief from excruciating pain. When should I get some relief from pain? ## Hello, Rayna! How are you feeling? I'm very sorry that you're so miserable! The good news is that once is clears up, Shingles doesn't usually recur! Something topical might help a bit more, if used in conjunction with the pills. There are things available over the counter, such as Dermoplast and others that are sold for sunburn and such. If your doctor says it's okay for you to use one, then they can even prescribe something, or your pharmacist can help you find something to try. That problem with herpes viruses is that they are a skin condition, so they are topical and while you can take an oral ...
Updated 5 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 10 days ago.
 
lyrica side effects
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LYRICA HAS RUINED MY LIFE. IT WASNT BAD ENOUGH WITH THE PAIN FROM MY BACK INJURY. I ONLY TOOK LYRICA 2 WEEKS. THE WEIGHT GAIN WAS BAD. I LOSS 1/3 OF MY HAIR IN 4 MONTHS. I HAVE HAD A RASH FOR OVER 1 YEAR NOW. I MEAN A BAD RASH. THIS WAS MY FIRST SIDE EFFECT. AND THEY WARN YOU OF THIS. GET OFF LYRICA ASAP IF YOU GET A RASH. I THOUGHT I WAS HAVING A STROKE THE FIRST WEEK ON LYRICA WHEN THEY RUSHED ME TO THE HOSPITAL. I HAD READ ON THE INTERNET OF HOW MANY YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM STROKES FROM TAKING LYRICA. MY VISION IS SO BAD NOW. I CAN BARELY DRIVE AT NIGHT TIME AND I HAVE TO WERE GLASSES TO SEE THE TV. THE WORST SIDE EFFECT IVE HAD AND STILL HAVE IS THE TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE PAIN IN ALL MY JOINTS. MY KNEES ARE SO BAD AND MY HANDS AND FINGERS & JOINTS POUND AND THROB 24-7. THE SWELL...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
Lyrica Reduces Effects of RLS But Not Completely
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Hello I have been taking higher and higher doses of Lyrica, now up to 450mg, but I still wake up with that urge to get out of bed. I am back to taking Ultram 50mgX2 as it works without the nausea side effect of Requip. my insurance makes me pay $100 for the RX. Dear doctors, the sensation to get up is the same sensation I feel if I take an antihistamine more than one day. I am very sleepy but I am not allowed to fall asleep. Why does the body do this when I lay down to go to sleep, weight transfer, spine pressure on a nerve? Whats the deal? ## Hello, Matt! How are you doing? I'm sorry that you're having such problems. I'm not a doctor, but I can provide you with some information. In most cases, no one knows what causes RLS, it just happens in up to 10% of the U.S. population...
Updated 13 days ago.
 
lyrica and osteoarthritis
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I have used 150mg per day for six months, to deal with osteoarthritis in the hip. I moved from Oxycontin to Lyrica, and am satisfied with this decision. My hip replacement is pending within the next month or so. Lyrica is so effective in stopping the pain, I am wondering whether to stay on it, and keep pushing off the operation. The side effects that I have encountered are short term memory loss, decrease in stool volume and constipation. It is even hard to fart...perhaps it effects sphincter muscles in the body. I have put 8kg on since I began using lyrica, and I was initially alarmed when I developed trigger finger in all of my knuckles. I suffer from anxiety and depression, so was interested to see what the mood stabilizing aspect of the drug did. The depression is still there, but a...
Updated 14 days ago.
 
Lyrica Side Effects results in loss of 13 teeth
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I am the patient of a pain management physician because there is nothing else that can be done for my back other thantry to manage my pain. I have had 19 back surgeries, including rods, broken back and rods on right side. My last surgery was the insertion of two morphine pain pumps, which caused my body to reject the plastic or some component thereof. They also inserted two dual-lead dorsal column stimulators, and even though all four of these pumps worked successfully, my body also rejected come component in the stimulators as well. One of the largest problems, second only to the pain, was the fact that I had 5 deep wound that went all the way down to my rectus muscle in my stomach. I had a staph infection from the pump as well as the stimulator. It took 6 months of wound care from the...
Updated 15 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 18 days ago.
 
C5,6,7, Lyrica 150, Nerve Pain
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Taking 150 mg Lyrica at night for arm radioculpathy due to c5, 6, 7 herniated discs in neck. Hard to type, sorry. Hands are week. Started med on Dec. 19 so on a little over a month. My nerve pain is better, arms are not falling asleep as much. Still have deep pain in discs. Live with it, but have been offered surgery. Idk, it seems surgery may not be a guaranteed fix...sucks. Lots of belly bloat on Lyrica. I drink lots of lemons n limes in my water to flush out my body. I've noticed that when I don't eat, I'm not hungry, but when I start eating, I could eat a whole Thanksgiving Turkey myself! I'm staying very aware of portion control and how my body reacts. I take 1 Aleve 12 hr Arthritis Pill in am for the day. Good results. Use Lidocane Patches prn My whole life has cha...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
does lyrica exhibit narcotic effects
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If I were to stop taking methadone (10mg.) 2 times a day and keep taking Lyrica 50mg. 3 times a day, will I still have withdrawls.
Updated 24 days ago.
 
Is lyrica supposed to feel like a narcotic
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Why do I feel like I've taken multiple illicit drugs & feeling drunk all at once? Is this supposed to be an all in 1 medication? Does anyone else have the same type of reaction on Lyrica? ## YES!!! I FEEL LIKE I AM DRUNK W/O THE ALCOHOL!!!! TOTALLY FEEL SEDATED, DRUNK, JUST TO READ UP!!! BUT AFTER LIKE 3 OR 4 DAY I START CRYING....."CRYING SPELLS" I CALL THEM! DO U DO THAT OR ANYONE ELSE? THE LYRICA AD STATING IT MAY BE ADDY TIME W/PRIOR ALCOHOLICS/DRUGS UDERSZ!
Updated 24 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) 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 27 days ago.
 
stop taking lyrica
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I've been taking 75mg pregabalin for three months now. How do I come off them without getting any side effects ?
Updated 29 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.
 

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