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I have been taking lyrica for a 3 months now and I really want off. I have recently been having trouble with my blood pressure. It caused chest pains, shortness of breath, increased bp when getting up and walking. Been in the hospital twice now from the chest pains and my blood and ekg are fine. Seeing a cardiologist who says it it vasculitis. Someone help because I feel like I am being passed between specialists. I have MCTD and many problems with it. I am very nervous and my gut tells me that it is the Lyrica that has been the cause of my vasculitis.
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Safety of taking different meds all together
Is it safe to take pax 10mg & cymgen 16mg with lyrica at night for chronic neuropathic pain? ## Hello, Shayna! How are you? What does the Pax stand for? I'm not familiar with a medication under that name. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you.
Updated 1 day ago.
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Weight gain on these meds Lyrica vesicare cyplex .
I've got to take the above meds and I'm contemplating as they lead to weight gain. I've always been very active but due to my condition at the moment I'm unable. Weight gain at this stage is something that will push me over the edge. Please is there something that I can take to counter act as I need all of them but will rather just live with pain the need for the toilet instead of gaining weight.lucy ## Hello, Lulu! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. The weight gain is most likely due to the Lyrica, it is an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain types of nerve pain and this class of medications is well known to cause weight gain. Have you spoken to your doctor? There may be a different medication you can try to see if it d...
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lyrica withdrawels
Ive been on lyrica for over 4yrs now. I was taking it for nerve pain that i have at the back of my head due to damaged nerves through emergency surgery. Ive gained at least 5stone and feel horrible. Ive had to get myself of this drug as i waz getin shortness of breath. I was on 600mg a day now ive weaned myself dwn to 150mg aday. Its been a real struggle the withdrawel is horrible terrible sweats dripping dwn my face my hair soaking. If i new all this about this drug i wudve never go on it.. Good luck to any1 that succeeds to getin of this drug.. ## Hello, Gina! How are you? How rapid of a taper have you been doing? Properly done, a taper should eliminate most of the withdrawal effects. Has your doctor been helping you? Withdrawal may also cause nausea, dizziness and diarrhea.
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Does anyone taking Lyrica have memory loss ?
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) Karel ## It is a possible reaction to this med, it is listed as a severe side effect that you should see your doctor about if you experience it. You can see it in the monograph listing here: Lyrica Info Click Here Have you co...
Updated 1 day ago.
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lyrica, side effects coming off drug
effects coming off lyrica ## I just got off the phone to the center of drug addition because i take both lyrica and oxycotin and the durg to take to come off these drugs is called SOBOXEN. ask your dr for this if you are trying to come off either of these drugs, they are both considered opions, hope i spelled that right, both are very strong drugs, i have been taking them both and after my next surgury i will be asking for this drug, it will lesson the effect of weaning off these drugs, check it out on the net under drug addition, hope this helps some of yoy out ther ## I'm going to be taken off Lyrica in Sept., after seeing a neurologist; I have tried several times to get off it and had severe withdrawal symptoms and seizures. I'm taking it for both epilepsy and fibromyalgia. I...
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Lyrica Side Effects results in loss of 13 teeth
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...
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Lyrica Adverse Reactions
Skin rash, edema, rash, breathing difficulties. Ended up in ICU on life support. Took for fibromyagia. Sure didn't work for me or for my sister in law. Pay attention to side effects. Almost killed me. ## Hello, Denise! How are you? I am so very sorry about what happened to you! Did you report your adverse reaction to the FDA? You can call them at 888-463-6332. Has anyone else had bad reactions to this medication?
Updated 2 days ago.
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Lyrica the wonder drug
I used to take high doses of narcotics for severe neuropathy pain. That crap almost killed me and destroyed my life, leaving me destitute and homeless. I had to move in with my sister, and then some friends to stay off the street. I have been taking lyrica for several years and it helped, even while on the narcotics. Since going off the narcotics, I hav relied entirely on Lyrica to deal with the pain. My doctor changed my dosage about a month or so ago to 300mg twice a day and soon to 300mg three times a day. The difference has been amazing and the neuropathy pain is almost completely gone while the Lyrica is in effect. I do have some side effects though, like headaches, dizziness, sleepiness but I don't care. Anything is preferable to the pain, except for narcotics. ## Lyrica has b...
Updated 2 days ago.
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NERVE PALSY around the time taking Lyrica
IF ANYONE HAS SUFFERED A NERVE PALSY OF ANY KIND AROUND THE TIME YOU WERE TAKING LYRICA; IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CONTACT ME {edited for privacy}. I think everyone should get as close to accurate representation of my experience. Nothing over exaggerated, although the options for symptoms above was difficult to be accurate with (such as I am not sure "Shoulder-hand syndrome" fully qualifies as a symptom, but there are close associations). I COULD NOT MOVE MY FINGERS OR CONTROL MY WRIST for about 8 months, and STILL SUFFER ongoing weakness. About 2 months before I started regaining mobility a doctor displayed some research citing the use of LYRICA HAS RESULTED IN A VARIETY OF NERVE PALSIES, including Peroneal, Bell, Cranial, RADIAL, etc... By DISCONTINUATION and physical therapy 3x...
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lyrica causing seizures?
I was put on Lyrica for fibromyalgia pain and after about a week of starting, I developed seizures, was in a coma for 6 days, and almost died. Anyone else have similar experience? ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? Lyrica is actually an anticonvulsant, so it would be more likely to do that if you missed a dose, after taking it for awhile. There is also a chance that your seizure was unrelated to the medication. What did the doctors say caused it?
Updated 6 days ago.
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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 ...
Updated 6 days ago.
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is lyrica a narcotic
Hi i have been living with fibromygia for about 10 years now,i was taking 50mg tramadol for pain three times a day.My doctor who was giving them to me has since moved to another city,and i have been getting no where in memphis trying to find a doctor willing to give me any.I dont't want to sound like a junkie but this has been the pain relieve med that has helped me thus far.I have tried lyrica and several differsnt anti depression med out there nothing seems to help my pain ,i also have buldging disc in my back am currently working but with this pain and no med i don't know for how long .Every doctor i have seen since my doctor left only wants to give anti depression which makes me more depressed than ever snd not been able to take care of my family,which by the way i have a au...
Updated 7 days ago.
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taking lyrica 50mg 1 st time how long should i be tired
I have paid for my prescription. I haven't started it. My md said to wait until I have two days off to start. So by taking lyrica 50mg 1 st time how long should i be tired? ## Hello, Cat! How are you? Being tired and drowsy is a possible side effect of taking it, but if you experience it, it will most likely occur off an on for a few weeks, not just 2 days. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 days ago.
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lyrica and methadone
Is it ok to take lyrica 6hrs after taking 10 mg of methadone. ## Hi, Tony! How are you? Contrary to what many people think, Lyrica is not a narcotic or analgesic of any type. It actually contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, which is an anticonvulsant that can help with some types of nerve pain, due to its action on brain chemicals. Learn more Lyrica details here. And I didn't find any interactions listed between the two, but you should double check with your doctor or pharmacist to be certain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Unless I'm mistaken Lyrica IS a schedule 4 drug. So while it's not an opiate it can definitely make you goofy, especially at high doses, especially if you are just starting it. ## Yes at first the doses are very strong. I have taken Meth...
Updated 8 days ago.
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does anyone have nerve damage in the right chest and taking lyrica for the pain
im been taking lyrica for a least 2 weeks now and i was just wondering if anyone out there has chest nerve damage, i think i do because my right side of my chest has a burning feeling, along with tingling of my arm but with taking lyrica it seems to help i take it 3 times a day at 50 mg and i was also wondering is this the best med to take for nerve damage, i do worry alot because im only 29 n have 2 small kids i do not know how to cope to this and i have never had problems before. could someone respond back ## I am 48, at 45 I was diagnosed with M.S., I took lyrica, I now have nerve damage in my left leg, super sens. in both arms, vision problems, etc.... all the side effects, I will never take that again, its just me though, hope it helps . ## Kim, as a doctor confirmed that it's ...
Updated 9 days ago.
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Regarding Lyrica, I was prescribed it for fibromyalgia in 2009, 50 mg. twice a day. I took it for three years. I stopped taking it a year & 1/2 ago
I was prescribed Lyrica for fibromyalgia in 2009, 50 mg. twice a day, I took it for three years. It has messed up my life also. Stuttering, lack of memory, my gums hurt for a year, now my front teeth are crooked, and I've been referred to an orthodontist for braces. Really? I'm 63 years old! I'm afraid I'll lose my teeth as some of you have. I STOPPED taking it a year and a half ago on my own. Since I've read all of your problems, now I know why, it's the Lyrica. I had depression, was on anti-depressants. It also caused me to have cateracts, and each eye hemorrhaged one month after the surgery of each eye. I've had blurry vision since, it moves around in my eye like a cloud! We need an attorney that will represent all of us NOW! I even called the FDA. No one ...
Updated 10 days ago.
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DOES ANYONE HAVE SCAR TISSURE AND ADHESIONS? I HAVE HAD 7 SURGERIES FROM A BLOCHED HYSTERECOMY. I HAVE SEVERE PAIN FROM HIP BONE TO HIP BONE 24/7.. VERY HARD TO DEAL WITH ON A DAILY BASIC AND I LOOK GREAT ON THE OUTSIDE BUT INSIDE IS A DIFFERENT STORY .. ANYONE ELSE HAVE TO SAME.. THEY SAY THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO IS A NEUROTRANSMITTER INSERTED IN MY STOMACH...MAYO CLINIC...LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE THAT UNDERSTANDS...CJ ## I have had a # of surgeries Myself,and I tell you my hip pain can be like fire @ x,s.I recently had a tubal ligation,my doctor informed me that I had quite a bit of scar tissue that he had to cut threw to get to my tubes.I attempt to manage the pain with motrin.and heat. ## had lots of surgeries,pain for16years from scar tissue in the abdomen can any thing be done #...
Updated 10 days ago.
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lyrica lawsuit
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 10 days ago.
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Lyrica Is Dangerous / class action suit anyone?
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 10 days ago.
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