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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 6 hours ago.
 
epleptin tablets
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Can epleptin cause me weight gain? I have just started it...... I stopped 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 a...
Updated 20 hours ago.
 
Fibromyalgia
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I was recently put on Lyrica for severe Fibromyalgia pain. It is a nice change from the narcotic pain medications I have been taking but the pain is still intense. Have any other FMS patients seen results from Lyrica? ## I have FMS as well as back pain and nerve pain in my ribcage. My dr seems to think that if we get the dosage hi enough that it will help the Fibro. So far I have no relief for my Fibro symptoms yet and I am on 400mg. Karel ## Lyrica is actually not approved for FMS, it is currently approved to treat Diabetic Neuropathy, it will only work for certain types of nerve pain. It is not a narcotic, nor an analgesic, so it will not work like they do for providing pain relief. To see any results, it also usuall takes at least a month with these types of meds. ## I am fully aware...
Updated 1 day ago.
 
Lyrica Has Seriously Impaired My Mind... Memory loss
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Lyrica Has Seriously Impaired My Mind And Damaged My Parotid Gland. After only 2 and 1/2 weeks on it (for neurogenic pain and spasms from spine injuries lumbar spine and cervical spine): First day after taking it, "buzzing electrical nerve symptoms" some better, but pain was still very much there. Dizzy, stumbling... Dizziness decreased after a few days (never stopped, always present when first arising from sleep). During those 2 and 1/2 weeks that I took Lyrica, I have gained 10 lbs (have not lost it) had extreme dry mouth (still dryer than pre-Lyrica), got tangled up, as in "lost" in my clothes when dressing, tangled in my seat belt when getting in and out of car and tangled in my purse straps ... all the time... Was (still am) constantly reversing words (I say "up...
Updated 4 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 4 days ago.
 
methamphetamine and bloody urine
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I've only taken methamphetamine for a couple of months. I stopped a day ago when I started feeling dizzy. My head and neck have hurt, I've been agitated and having very scary spells of sweaty, nauseated vertigo-like feelings. I started my period I thought but now I'm wondering if I did at all. My urine is very bloody and i'm having abdominal pain. ## Hello, Stephanie! How are you? Please seek medical attention very soon. This is a very, very dangerous drug to be using and you may have done some serious damage that could be putting you in danger. Has the bleeding changed? ## The urinary problems stopped. After some research I think I had seratonin syndrome from using meth while taking lyrica. The only symptom left is a chronic headache and agitation. I honestly think I ov...
Updated 6 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 8 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 9 days ago.
 
Taking lyrica for extremely bad acid in mouth
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I have been having severe acid reflux for several years and taking more and more acifex and other strong antacids. Last year I woke up ewith acid in the mouth day and night my gastroenterologist sent me to a surgon. I did not like the surgon so I found a different gastroenterolgist. After talking to two other Dr's, the gastroenterologist suggested I take Lyrica after uping the doseage from 10 mg twice a day to 50 mg twice a day I have some relief. for some reason he is resisting upping the doseage above 50 mg twice a day. I am getting some relief but after about 5 hours the acid comes back, although not quite as bad but it burns my tomgue and makes my tongue swollen, so I bite it. What is magic above this doseage? ## My doctor upped the dosage to 75MG twice a day. It does help but f...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
how to stop taking lyrica after only 3 weeks
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I've only been taking lyrica for 3 weeks. 75mg twice a day for a week then 150 mg twice a day for 2 weeks. I need back surgery and lyrica isn't something I should have been subscribed. The specialist told me to stop taking it but now I'm reading that I need to wean off. Do I still need to wean off if I've only been on it 3 weeks? The Dr. went on vacation for 3 weeks so I can't ask him ## I have been using Lyrica 200 mg twice a day in excess of a year. My pharmacy failed to request a refill request as they said they would and I was out for about 5 days. I've had 5 toes amputated and had pain in my feet. During the period I was out, it felt like pins & needles (or your feet waking up from being asleep) all the way up to my knees! The dr. explained that this is ...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
does lyrica show up on 12 panel drug test
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I took lyrica. It's non narcotic. Will it show up on a drug test? ## I need to know what lyrica will show up as on a home drug test ## lyrica should not show up unless its specificly tested for ## does lyrica show up in a hire test ## Please, I need accurate info. Does lyrics show up on a drug test the same as neurotins? I'm prescribed neurotins and ran out but I have lyrics and need to know will it show up at the same and how long does it take to show up and how long will it be in my system? ## No it wont 12 panel drug tests do not show up for Gabapentin. ## will lyrica show a false positive on a swab test if i took them it 5 hours before the test and took only 1 300 mg ## Will lyrica or Neurotin show up on a twelve panel drug test under any of those twelve drugs tested for on ...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
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. ## 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 months ago...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
How to taper off Lyrica
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I have been taking Pregabalin for 15 months at 150 mg daily. I had my hip replaced two months ago and no longer need the meds. How do I taper off, step by step, so as to minimize side effects? ## Lyrica is quite easy to come off. Your Dr could prescribe a lower dose for two weeks or what I did was drop one pill a day for two weeks, then two pills a day for two weeks and so on. I had a bit of a headache but no problem. ## Hello, Rod! How are you? And thanks to Eunie for your helpful response. One caution I would like to add is to please do not stop this medication cold turkey, since it is an anticonvulsant, though it also helps with nerve pain, a sudden withdrawal could cause seizures. Typical side effects to this medication, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, mood swin...
Updated 11 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 12 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 13 days ago.
 
Lyrica problems from drug
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I have been taking Lyrica for several months now and have many side effects from this drug. I have gained 10-15lbs, have severe memory loss..simple word finding is difficult.. I have had major hair loss (clumps of hair falling out when wash my hair) and worst of all can not have orgasm because of this drug!!! I am titrating down now becuase side effects are not worth the minimal pain relief I am getting from this drug for fibromyalgia! ## Hello, Kelly! How are you? I am very sorry about the problems that you're having. Similar things have happened to others that have taken Lyrica. However, I do want to caution you to be very careful, when tapering off of it, because stopping abruptly could create the risk of seizures. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am a male who has ha...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
How long before I see results?
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I was prescribed Lyrica today. Being the impatient person that I am, I was wondering the normal lenth of time before the medication starts working. ## It took a week for me. What were you prescribed Lyrica for? I started taking it after surgery on my cervical spine and for some reason started having panic attacks or something, dizziness and heart racing, only at night when trying to rest. After being on Lyrica for a week, those symptoms stopped, (not sure why or how it worked). I am now having low back problems and those symptoms have started again, so as of today they have increased my dose of Lyrica. I sure hope it works. ## Depending on the severity of your pain and your own metabolism, it can take anywhere from a week to a month to see results from this. ## I was put on Lyrica recen...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
lyrica and gabapentin urine drug screen
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I am on suboxone and neurontin and i have a urine test in the morning. I took 6 50mg lyrica. Will it show up the same as neurontin? ## Does lyrica show up the same as gabapentin on a drug test? ## Since both Gabapentin and Pregabalin are anticonvulsants, they are not usually included on most drug screens. Such tests generally only check for opiates, benzodiazepines, stimulants and substances that may be illegal, such as marijuana, according to FDA reports. While these medications can help with some types of nerve pain, and mood disorders, they do not fall under any of these categories. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 19 days ago.
 
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? ## This is an anticonvulsant, so it is not something that is included on standard drug tests, so these results are very odd. Was there a specific reason you were both tested for it? These tests usually only look for controlled substances, going by FDA standards. What medications do you take? Maybe something is causing a false positive. Can you both post back and clarify, so I can research this issue for you?
Updated 19 days 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 20 days ago.
 

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