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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...
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Lyrica, Topamax, and Meloxicam-is anyone taking this combo?
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I have been on Topamax (Topiramate) for a couple of years for migraines-200mgs twice a day. It makes a HUGE difference for me. I had an injury a few months ago and my doctor recently started me on Meloxicam (aka Mobic) 15mg once a day. It does seem to help and has not really affected me in any negative way as long as I eat when I take it. My doctor is going to start me on Lyrica also. I am wondering if anyone else has had this combination of all three, or a combination of even two of these medications. FYI-I cannot take Neurontin-I tried that several years ago and it led to depression. My doctor is aware of the problem and so he is going with Lyrica instead of Neurontin. The only side effect I have dealt with regarding Mobic is slight appetite loss, nothing else. I am concerned about th...
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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 3 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.
 
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 6 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 7 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 8 days ago.
 
Will you fail a drug test for a rehab facility for taking Lyrica? Need an answer ASAP!
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I had a tooth pulled a few days ago and I turned down the pain meds, because I am a recovering addict and I am in an out patient rehab facility and I have to go in about every 2 days to do testing. When I woke up this morning the whole side of my face was swollen and I was/am in horrible pain. I have tried everything from ice packs, Tylenol, IBU, etc. Well my mom gave me one of her lyrica's for the pain and I have been staring at it for about 45 minutes deciding whether or not to take it because I have to check in with the rehab everyday to see if they call my color to come in for a drug test. And I really don't want to fail because if I do I lose everything all the way down to my kids. ## I was clean from every drug & had a drug test at the Pain clinic I'm going to ...
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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? ## Same thing happened to me and it sucks. Now I get to start all over with nothing. I went to my suboxone appointment today and tested positive for Lyrica but haven't taken anything but suboxone. What would cause this?
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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 9 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 19 days ago.
 
NERVE PALSY around the time taking Lyrica
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IF ANYONE HAS SUFFERED A NERVE PALSY OF ANY KIND AROUND THE TIME YOU WERE TAKING LYRICA; IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CONTACT ME {edited for privacy}. I think everyone should get as close to accurate representation of my experience. Nothing over exaggerated, although the options for symptoms above was difficult to be accurate with (such as I am not sure "Shoulder-hand syndrome" fully qualifies as a symptom, but there are close associations). I COULD NOT MOVE MY FINGERS OR CONTROL MY WRIST for about 8 months, and STILL SUFFER ongoing weakness. About 2 months before I started regaining mobility a doctor displayed some research citing the use of LYRICA HAS RESULTED IN A VARIETY OF NERVE PALSIES, including Peroneal, Bell, Cranial, RADIAL, etc... By DISCONTINUATION and physical therapy 3x...
Updated 19 days ago.
 
Medican 50mg Lyrica
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Can you take 5mg of ambien with Lyrica ## Hello, Jane! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed, but you should only take them if they have both been prescribed for you. The FDA lists the side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, funny taste in mouth, sleep actions, next day hangover-like effects and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am not a doctor so I don't know for sure . I am a 75 year old woman and I take 10 mg of ambien and 75 mg of Lyrica two times a day not to mention other medications and I am ok. My doctor gave me the medications but everyone is different.
Updated 20 days ago.
 
free 7 day coupon for lyrica
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Looking for a 7 / 30 day free trial of Lyrica 75 mg. Insurance through obamadoesntcare plan has a $3,000 deductible! wtf. $990/month for insurance- covers what? ## Contact Pfizer. They have a great program. I get 3 months Lyrica for FREE ## I am waiting for prior authorization for 30 day 25 mg Lyrica supply. I have bc/B's anthem insurance. Just need this help until authorization is complete and hopefully approved
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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 21 days ago.
 
A year of hell from Lyrica
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Hi. I've been on lyrica for about a year. I started having zaps in my head, dizzy spells, blacking out, pressure in head, buzzing in my ear, memory loss, loss of balance and more. I've had many tests, ct, mri, eeg, 2x spinal taps. I thought I had ms and have been so scared not knowing what's wrong. In july I got into a bad accident and took out a telephone poll in my jetta. By the grace of god I survived with minor injury. It cut through the engine and stopped at my windshield. My symptoms have been getting worse. A few weeks ago I fell asleep, well passed out and my daughter couldn't wake me up, slapping me and I still didn't move. My balance and loss of memory is severe. My neuro dr has checked me for seizures although I found out it's actually a seizure medici...
Updated 24 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 25 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 25 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 25 days ago.
 
RSD/CRPS meds
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I am taking neurontin 800mg 2x's a day, amitriptyline 50mg at bedtime, indomethacine 50mg 3x's a day and tizanidine 4mg 2x's a day and my doctor just gave me lyrica 75mg 2x's a day. I am a 31 year old stay at home mom who has been diagnosed with RSD/CRPS 3 years ago and recently hurt my back. I would like to know if any red flags should be raised. I am worried for my childrens sake because they could be home with me when or if any bad reactions occur. Any advice? ## What is RSD/CRPS? ## RSD?CRPS is called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. It is nerve damage that causes my leg to be in constant pain. I can help ease my pain, but it will never go away. I have gone to several doctors and they say that everything that can be done, short of a spi...
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