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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...
Updated 11 hours ago.
 
how to stop taking lyrica 25 gm
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I had shingles in my head and part of my face ner eye area I started taking 75 Gm twice a day then I took it once a day, and now I am taking 25 Gm twice a day, I want to stop it. ## In my opinion, such a low dose. Try one 25 gm a day for a few days and then nothing. ## I can only assume you didn't mean grams, gm, but rather mgs, as in milligrams. Can you please post back and clarify? At such a low dose, there should not be any need to taper. The FDA warns that the typical withdrawal effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, fever, and chills.
Updated 1 day ago.
 
Need information on Nucleo Cmp Forte
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I have a problem of my left arm which is losing its strength. sometimes I feel strong but not long in duration(just a few seconds). A doctor has prescribed Nucleo CMP Forte Capsulas. I need details on this medecine before I start to use it. If anyone can help, please, do it. Thanks ## Nucleo CMP Forte contains: Cytidine 5'-Monophasphate Disodium and Uridine Triphosphate Trisodium. Since it is not used in the U.S., I don't have a lot of information on it, but it is listed as being used to treat neuropathic pain. Does anyone else have any details to add? ## Can anyone help meto find were to by NUCLEO CMP or NUCLEO CMP FORTE pills, by internet, in USA? ## I´ve found it in Hospital Biblica in Costa Rica, where it can be ordered by internet. I rather would like to buy it i...
Updated 2 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 4 days ago.
 
insurance covergage
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Does anyone know of an insurance company that covers Lyrica for Fibro. or spinal injury pain? ## If you are single with income under $48k a yr. you can get lyrica for free. ## You can get lyrica for free if income is less than 48k annually
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Does Lyrica mess up your Liver?
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I started taking Lyrica for 3 weeks now for my Chronic Facial Pain. I had taken all the chronic pain meds and nothing work. I was diagnos with this illness since I had a root canal done, I even got 2 teeth extracted though the pain would go away. Anyway, I am now having some reaction, my feet and legs feels fat. However, my pain is about 4 in a scale of 10 being very painful. I take Lyrica 3x a day with 50 mg each along with oxycodon (if pain does not go away) and motrin 800 mg for head aches. I been on norcotic medicines for 2 years and now with Lyrica and etc. I am just wondering if the chronic pain actually go away? I am tired of taking all these medicine and scared that I will not have a liver left.............. ## Is Lyrica a narcotic? I think i saw that it is a controlled substanc...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
can lyrica cause false positive on thc drug test
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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. ## Can lyrics show up a false positive for opiates like heroin? ## Can lyrica show up a false positive for opiates like heroin? And or any other illegal narcartic? ## Yes it can! I'm taking Lyrica and it showed a false positive for Suboxone which I have never taken. I contacted Pfizer and they stated there are reports of Lyrica causing false positives. My doctor refused to believe this and voided my contract. I'm still fighting though. I need to be vindicated! ## Not true! Pfizer says Lyrica can cause false po...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Rash after quitting Lyrica
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I took Lyrica (150mg daily) for 2 years. The medicine helped reduce my leg and hip gain greatly. In January I started working out daily and dieting and lost 30 pounds. I gradually have quit taking Lyrica and am having only a small amount of discomfort at times. The problem is that upon quitting the Lyrica the back of my knees started itching and welps appeared after I scratched them. It has been 3 weeks since I stopped taking Lyrica and I am still itchy. Has this happened to anyone else? Could this be a result of nerve damage? ## Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. It sounds like what you may be experiencing is a common withdrawal effect from your body trying to readjust to not havin...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
drug test for lyrica
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I took 800mg of lyrika 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 lyrika 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 8 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 14 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 15 days ago.
 
report side effects of lyrica to fda
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How do I report the side effects I experienced from lyrica to the FDA online? I seem to remember from my first encounter with this site, it produced a notice that you could report right on this site. Otherwise, google Lyrica online, or maybe FDA? ## Hello, Kitty! How are you? You can contact the FDA to report your experience by calling the FDA at 888-463-6332. What issues did you experience? They list the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, irritability, mood swings and weight gain. ## Started on 75mg lyrica twice daily. I began to notice my gums have become so painful when flossing (i've only been on it a week and was not taking the 2 a day regularly but one a day). I began to wonder why my gums began to hurt so only...
Updated 16 days ago.
 
How To Stop Taking Lyrica
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can you stop it immediately or taper off ## Hi Pat, Due to the number of complaints regarding withdrawal symptoms associated with Lyrica, I would highly recommend that you taper off this dangerous drug instead of stopping it abruptly. Usually for drugs like this the safest way to stop taking them is to tapper off them, if possible. Some medications can be taken in fractions (actually cut into pieces) and these smaller pieces can be taken in place of the regular dose for a period of several weeks until the body is no longer dependent upon them. It may also be a good idea to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about writing up a tapering schedule for you on a calendar to give you an idea of how long it might take before you can safely stop taking it. I hope this helps! ## Hi Pat, I have bee...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
Lyrica addiction
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I am on 600mg Lyrica per day and believe I am totally addicted to them. I have tried taking more than the prescribed dose to get a "high" - god it is such a great high but I am getting more and more addicted. I feel terrible when I run out or get low on pills. They speed me up so when I have them in abundance I feel great but when I don't, well, it's like hell on earth. Has anyone else on here found they are addicted to Lyrica? Surely the manufacturers know they are on to a good thing here! Oh well, it won't be the first time in my life the big pharma companies have got a hold over me. I think perhaps I should be posting in an addiction forum for help but just thought I would ask on here out of curiosity.
Updated 19 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 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 20 days ago.
 
NEW YORK CITY DOCTOR WHO WILL PRESCRIBE PAIN MEDICATION
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I HAVE BEEN TO 2 PAIN CLINICS HERE IN MANHATTAN. THEY GAVE ME MEDS THAT MADE ME GAIN WEIGHT, SLEEP 16 HOURS A DAY AND FEEL HORRIBLE. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR PROPER PAIN PILLS, NOT LYRICA AND GABAPENTIN AND STEROIDS ## Try Hadi medical group in Queens village Ny ## THANKS, MY DR. IN LONG ISLAND TURNED OUT TO BE A PILL MILL AND SCREWED THOSE OF US IN EXTREME PAIN, NOT ADDICTED OR ABUSING 30 OXYS.
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Lyrica in Mexico
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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 20 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 20 days ago.
 
Lyrica FOR FREE
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Pfizer will give you your Lyrica For free if your income is under $48k annually for a single person and $70k for 2 people. Pfizer is a great company!!! ## Hello, Dulcinea! How are you? Thank you for making such a helpful post! Pfizer really is a great company and they have been expanding their assistance services to try to help even more people. If anyone needs more information, they can call them at 866-706-2400. AstraZeneca also has a great program, I received a medication I needed free from them for several years, when I was uninsured. Anyone needing details on one of their medications can call them at 800-292-6363. Does anyone know of more programs? ## Pfizer is the only one I know of, but I really think an organization like AARP should be ashamed of themselves. They should know thi...
Updated 29 days ago.
 

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