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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 ...
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lyraca
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laraca, side affects and what the main purpose of this pill is for ## Did you mean to say Lyrica? This is the closest match i've been able to find to the spelling. Lyrica is indicated for the following: • Treatment of neuropathic pain from diabetic neuropathy or post herpetic neuralgia. There is not enough data to state that it should be used in all neuropathic pain. • Adjunctive therapy in adults with partial seizures with or without secondary generalization • Fibromyalgia • Generalized anxiety disorder A list of side effects can be view by clicking on the link below and scrolling down to the section called "adverse effects": If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can f...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
will you fail a drug test for a rehab facility for taking lyrica???? Please 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 ...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
You will fail for lyrica
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I want everyone that is concerned about drug testing for lyrica to know that it will come back positive for oxy, trust me. It just happened to me. ## I will give a Urine drug screen in two days and i took lyrica 75mg today , will it give a false positive for heroin or opiates? ## No it will not show up in a drug test at all. I just got out of court and took lyrica for a week straight no signs of it so all this talk about testing for stuff those ppl relaspse it's not the lyrica
Updated 5 days ago.
 
lyrica & incontinence
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I took Lyrica for about 6 weeks & noticed it caused incontinence or urine leakage. I stopped it & the sx subsided. I now restarted it as the pain was unbearable. It works wonders for the pain if you can endure the side effects. I am going to see if I can somehow control the urine leakage if it starts again. ## I am on 300mg of Lyrica, and just today I am having the same problem! Has the problem come back, and if so, have you found any solutions? ## i began lyrica and was able to sleep without nerve tingling waking me every 15 minutes forthe first time in 4 years. the problem is that the first night i also wet my bed and have done so several more times since taking it. when i dont take it the problem stops. any advice would be welcome. ## I took a lyrica last nite at work because...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
drug test for lyrica
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I took 800mg of lyrica 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 lyrica 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 ## I take Lyrica also and tested positive for Buprenorphine or suboxone. I am so disgusted by this outcome because I have NEVER taken suboxone. I contacted the maker of Lyrica, Pfizer and referenced some of the posts here. I wa...
Updated 5 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 5 days ago.
 
Lyrica shows up as an opiate on urine drug screen testing!
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I went to my suboxone doctor today and it showed up as opiates. He asked me if I had relapsed and I said 'no, what are you talking about?' He said it showed positive for opiates, so now I have to go back in the morning. He said he would send it to the lab to test it specifically for lyrica, because he said just tell me the truth and I told him I had taken lyrica today and neurontin and lyrica yesterday as well, so it does show up as opiates for sure!!! ## No it doesnt I go to a methadone clinic and every test I take tests for opiates. Lyrica doesnt show up it takes a special test just like gabepentin. U relapsed stop lying!
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Lyrica And Fluoxetine
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Has anyone had side effects taking Lyrica And Fluoxetine together? Such as mood swings, concentrating on things, forgetfulness, mixing letters and words, dizziness, hands jerking/ twicthcing in hands, ## Just found this site. I also take Fluoxetine 20mg.and Lyrica 25mg. three times a day. When I first started the Lyrica I was very disoriented, so much so I was afraid to drive. However as time has gone on that has disappeared. I have gained weight and have pretty bad dry mouth but the pain has decreased unbelievably. I just stood and danced for 2 1/2 hours at a Paul McCartney concert and did not suffer at all. The next day was another story but still manageable. ## Hi Diane, The side effects you've been experiencing are common on these medications, so you're definitely not alone....
Updated 7 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 8 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 12 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 12 days ago.
 
3rd day on 75mg Lyrica 2x day and already have side effects
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This is my 3rd day taking 75mg Lyrica 2x a day. This is for multiple herniated discs/spinal damage. I also take Mobic 15mg a day for the spine and for a shoulder injury (dislocation, labral tear, tendinitis). I have been on Mobic since May 30 with really no issues. I also take Topamax 200mg 2x day for migraines and have been on that for a couple of years. Since adding Lyrica, the first day I really did not notice anything. The second day went easily also. The third day, food tastes weird and my mouth feels funny. I read that dry mouth is possible, but my mouth is not dry, it just tastes 'off'. I also feel strange in general. I am not disoriented or confused or light-headed, but I feel different and I would not call it exactly pleasant. My head also feels kind of 'puffy'....
Updated 15 days ago.
 
yeast infections
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Did any one while on Lyrica have problems with yeast infections? How about your tongue swelling? ## Yes. I have never had yeast infections, and since starting Lyrica, I have been battling them for 2 months. Lyrica's website mentions nothing about this issue, but I am quite positive that it is directly related. Nothing else in my life has changed (diet, exercise, spouse, etc). ## I was also having yeast infection problems on lyrica and I finally figured that lyrica was causing me to have vaginal dryness. Now I use a moisturizing vaginal suppository every night and haven't had a yeast infection since. I would first use a homepathic yeast infection treatment to treat the yeast infection and the immediatly start the moistrizing vaginal suppositories Hope this helps. ## I'm on ly...
Updated 15 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 16 days ago.
 
lyrica lawsuit
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Does anyone know the status of the lyrica lawsuits? ## Looking for a Very Smart Attorney to put two and two together.....It's all there, but the Attorney's only concern now is for suicide victims and birth defect victims and the stockholders legal lawsuit is 2.3 BILLION. What about those of us that have been affected who have had side effects that Pfizer only disclosed last year 7-2016? READ this new info. 80+ side effects.
Updated 17 days ago.
 
Lyrica, Pharmaceuticals and Hillary Clinton
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Maybe the politicians should stop taking kickbacks from pharmaceuticals to enable citizens/patients to afford meds in the U.S. Example: my close friend came to the U.S. For a visit. She takes lyrica - it cost her .71 cents per capsule from pfizer!! (she lives in india). I have to pay $7.61 per capsule for lyrica in the U.S. If the ceo of any company took gifts or money from vendors- my company better be getting the absolute best price - or the ceo will be fired. Hillary Clinton (alone) took MILLIONS from pharmaceuticals: Clinton, Hillary (D) $2,050,177 Burr, Richard (R-NC) Senate $413,565 Ryan, Paul (R-WI) House $390,574 Portman, Rob (R-OH) Senate $357,940 Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) House $351,550 #Hillary is dirtier than most all politicians! Rules should be changed immediately!! This is why...
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
Updated 20 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 22 days ago.
 
lyrica is it a steroid
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lyrics, 75mg twice daily. is this medication a steroid? ## I would like to know whether Lyrica contains steroid? ## is lyrica a steriod please suggest and let me know the side effects ## To clear this up, no Lyrica is not a steroid. Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with some mood disorders and certain types of nerve pain. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and weight changes. You can learn more Lyrica details here. Are there any comments or questions? Is there anything I can help with? ## Is it safe to take Lyrica if you have stage 111 chronic kidney disease? ## Is lyrica a steroid drug and what is it used for ## Is it safe to use tramadol 200mg daily/ lyrica 150mg daily and receive ...
Updated 23 days ago.
 

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