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can you take expited lyriva from 2012?
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My lyrica 50 mg has an expiration of May 2012, with it only being almost barely 3 years old is it still effective? I took some a while ago and i think it worked... i have a back disease and am in terrible pain... i also have work today... I've read it gets some ppl "high" is that true? ## Hello, Mae! How are you? No, Lyrica doesn't cause a high. And it doesn't get dangerous past the expiration date, but it will no longer be as effective as it was when new, thus it would best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription. What you also need to be aware of is that Lyrica is not an actual analgesic, you can't just take it as needed and expect it to do much. It's actually classified by the FDA as an anticonvulsant, which can also help with some type...
Updated 1 day ago.
does Lyrica affect you like a narcotic?
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What type of effect do you think Lyrica will have on a first-time female patient that weighs 125lbs? ## Depends on the dose. I am a 140lb female who was on no medication & took 150mg & was totally wiped out to the extent that i would hurt myself & not even feel it but dependence grows quickly & the withdrawals are the worst ever - google it & read the horror stories. Please please approach this drug with caution, especially if you have an addictive personality. ## Hello, Peg! How are you? Lyrica is not a narcotic, nor is it related to them. It is actually not any type of analgesic. It is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with some mood disorders and certain types of nerve pain, due to the action is has in the brain. Its typical side effects may possi...
Updated 3 days ago.
Lyrica side effects
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I took Lyrica for about 8 wks..felt horrible on it and hed pretty much every side effect you could think of..began having pitting edema in legs and extreme pain on th esole sof my feet..weaned off of it and now 6 plus weeks later am still having swelling and foot pain...anyone elxse experience this ## Yes I have had the feet problem. I will be sound asleep and awake to what feels like someone stabbing the heals of my feet with an ice pick. I have never felt anything like this before. ## Some people do not do well on Lyrica, however, side effects do not last for that long after the medication has been discontinued. There are also not listed among the normal side effects and should be reported to your doctor, immediately. Common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry ...
Updated 4 days ago.
problems with lyrica
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I have been taking Lyrica for prophylactic migraine managment as well as neuropathic pain following discectomy of T8-9 and T10-11. I was previously on gabapentin and noticed cognitive sxs, and minimal effects for pain. After starting Lyrica, I almost immediately noticed decreased pain...I thought it was a miracle! I also had decreased migraines. Now that I have been on Lyrica 100mg BID, my weight gain has become unmanagable. I have gained 40 lbs, and I am only 5'3. I weigh more now than I did when pregnant with any of my children. I have also experienced many of the side effects mentioned in the discussion boards. I told my Dr. that I wanted to get off of it due to so many problems. He gave me a tapering schedule, but the first time I started decreasing my dose, I have started havin...
Updated 4 days ago.
Can U Snort Pgn 150
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I was wondering what happened I you snorted pgn 150 or what would happen if you took 4 at once ## These are 150mg Lyrica capsules, which contain the active ingredient Pregabalin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. It is not a narcotic and will not get you high, therefore snorting it, or taking 4 or more at once is only likely to make you sick, or cause a dangerous overdose. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## I gotta call bulls*** if you eat 4 150mg lyrica u will get high but I recomend you start small and work your way up. ## can you get high from taking a pgn 150 ## I need a Xanax high feeling so can 150 milagrams make me feel like that bc Im out of me zs ## Xanax has a shorter half life and is stronger than...
Updated 4 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 6 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 7 days ago.
Weight gain
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My Dr. prescribed Lyrica for me. I don't want to take it. My best friend gained 40lbs. Has anyone else had weight gain? ## I have been on it for at least a year now and have not experienced weight gain. This was/is extremely important in light of the fact that I had gained 35 lbs. which resulted from various antidepressants. I DID experience drowsiness/dizziness for two months but worked around it by taking 2 hours before getting up, naptime and then at bedtime. Best wishes. ## Thank you for responding! Madeline ## Yes! Extreme weight gain...40-45 lbs. I am trying to get off of it and having additional problems as well. See Problems with Lyrica post! ## Weight gain is a very common side effect of these types of medications. ## Yes, I have been on it for 2 years and have put on 15+ k...
Updated 12 days ago.
No problems on Lyrica
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Ive been very shocked with how much literature online there is, from patients relating terrible afflictions to taking Lyrica. Its just a guess, but Im pretty curious if maybe people having such bad responses is due to interactions with other meds?? Ive been on Lyrica, 150-225mg per day for several months for Rheumatoid Arthritis pain & Headaches. I haven't experienced any issue whatsoever and it has worked great for me. I wake up with NO pain at all for the first time in many years. I'm 31, Female and also take a few other medications but no problems whatsoever with the Lyrica. I was nervous after reading about people having weight-gain but I haven't gained a single pound. I just wonder if the weight gain is due to feeling better and not having pain, so obviously one wou...
Updated 13 days ago.
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IS LYRICA A NARCOTIC. BECAUSE I ASK IS MY PHARMIST SAID IT WAS AND I HAVE BEEN TAKING 200mg 3 TIMES PER DAY AND DID NOT KNOW THAT. SO DOES ANYONE KNOW? Thanks, Wendell Maddox ## Amazing, isn't it? While in the hospital in June, I had a floor nurse try to tell me that it was a Sched. II opiate. Go figure. Susan ## Like I stated in another message, I was sent to pain management doctor for pain and burning on right side after a stroke I had in 2003. I have been taking Hydrocodone and Oxycodone for the pain and discomfort. The pain management doc wanted me to try Lyrica and it started out low dosage and increased to 600 mg per day. It never did anything for my burning or discomfort. It did make me gain weight, was very expensive, and as a side effect to me, it had a profound effect (neg...
Updated 13 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 14 days ago.
pain post herpetic neuralgia
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My husband has post herpetic neuralgia and has tried all medications (like Lyrica, Gabapentin, Nucleo CMP, laser treatment, acupuncture). For the past 5 years, the pain has been managed but lately his pain is back and more intense. He does not want to depend on these medicines anymore because of its side effects. Is there someone who can recommend an alternative? He is 60 years old. ## He might try gallium maltolate skin cream, which many people with postherpetic neuralgia say has helped relieve their pain. For more information see:
Updated 14 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 14 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 16 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 19 days ago.
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...
Updated 20 days ago.
epleptin tablets
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Can epleptin cause me weight gain? I have just started it...... I stoped takin lyrica as that caused too much weight gain! ## Hello, Shabs! How are you? Epleptin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, it is in the same drug class as the Lyrica, so yes it may also cause weight gain. Learn more Epleptin details here. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness and mood changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi I have had 5 total knee replacements and 7 revisions on my right knee since 2002 due to severe Osteoarthritis. I have scoliosis in my lower back. Spondylitis in my neck and chronic arthritic gout. I started taking Tramazac 37.5mg tab 2 tabs 3 x per day and then added Epileptin 300mg 2 tabs in the morning and 2 tabs at night, with Dormonoct sleeping tablet. I al...
Updated 21 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 21 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 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 21 days ago.
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. :-) ## Very welcome! Have a fabulous day and please let me kn...
Updated 21 days ago.

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