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Lyrica does work
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Lyrica does work for myself. But I started having side effects. Double vision, being tired all the time, confusion, didn't even remember my age and that might be a good thing. But the drug is awesome for taking the nerve pain away. Just pay attention to side effects. Cindy ## Mu husband was on Lyrica for 30 days until he started experiencing severe side effects, i.e. dizziness, chest pain, weight gain, double vision, confusion, memory problems, tiredness. He was admitted into the hospital with the chest pain, in fear he was experiencing a heart attack. He has been off Lyrica for 3 weeks now and is still experiencing nausea and dizziness. How long did your symptoms last after discontinuing the med? He is getting very discouraged. Resa ## I had an orthopedic surgery on my ankle 8 mont...
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Does lyrica have analgesic effects similar to that of a narcotic
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I have some really bad sciatic pain from my left knee down to and including my ankle. Last night as I was tossing and turning in bed my leg moved and I heard/felt a popping noise followed by extreme pain not like the sciatica. It felt like my shin bone had broken but it is not painful to touch so must not be broken. Should I take percocet or Lyrica for this new pain? I have the percocet left over from the knee scope on left knee which did not have sciatic pain prior to the scope. The knee meniscus is now bone on bone. I will have to wait another 2/3 weeks for an appointment with a neurosurgeon to see about taking care of the sciatica with a back surgery to take care of disc which has degenerated and is causing the pain in left leg. Please advise! ## Hello, Fairhope! How are you? I'm...
Updated 11 hours ago.
 
free Lyrica prescription discounts or samples
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Have no insurance currently and need help paying for my Lyrica ## Hello, Tonya! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're out of work. However, since there are generics available, there is no assistance program available for this medication. But there are pharmacy discount cards that may make it cheaper. There is one towards the right on each page of this site, you simply click the link, submit your email address, then print the card and take it to your pharmacy. The FDA classifies Lyrica as an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Does anyone else have any suggestions that may help? ## The company that makes Lyrica, P...
Updated 2 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 4 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.
 
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 12 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 12 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 13 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 19 days ago.
 
Lost libido with Lyrica
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Been on Lyrica 2 1/2 wks for fibro, it is a miracle drug for that, and thought with no side effects BUT it seems I do, have lost libido and ability. Hope this goes away as I don't want to quit the drug, does anyone know???? ## Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. That said, sexual dysfunction can be a very common side effect. Some side effects will wear off as your body adjusts to the medication, however, if it does not and remains and issue, you will need to consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Thanks Verwon, That is what I am hoping that I will adjust. Do you know if there is another drug that does the same as Lyrica that I could try that may not have sa...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
where can i get lyrica medicine?
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I have already used lyrica but not satisfied with its price and discount offers can u please suggest me any sites.. ## Hello Emma, I noticed that you are looking for cheaper lyrica. If you are interested, my associate has access to literally hundreds, perhaps even thousands on 75mg capsules. The rate is guaranteed unbeatable, email me if interested. Don ## You still associated? ## @Emma, Have you considered trying any other alternatives to lyrica? Supplementing with B-Vitamins is a good start in my opinion, but I think you may also find many essential oils to be more than sufficient as an alternative to lyrica. Since lyrica is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain. It makes sense to use other anticonvulsants that may be a lot cheaper and possibly more effective and cost effic...
Updated 23 days ago.
 
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 26 days 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 28 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 29 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 29 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.
 
LYRICA
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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 1 month 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 1 month 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: gallixa.com/GAMReferences/BernsteinPainMedicine2012.pdf
Updated 1 month ago.
 

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