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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 19 hours ago.
 
false positive for lyrica
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I'm testing positive for Lyrica and I've never taken anything except methadone. Why would I test positive for Lyrica?? I tested positive for thc but that's for good reason. But that's all I do. Why would I be testing positive for lyrica? That's what they called it.
Updated 5 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 7 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 drug test
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Time to take to lessen fatigue?
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I take LYRICA at Midnite in hope it will make me less tired during the day but still quiet my damaged trigeminal nerve. Do the fatigue effects wear off while the pain relief remains? ## Hello, PT! How are you? Yes, such side effects are usually transient and typically go away in a few weeks, once your body gets used to the medication. The FDA lists the other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 9 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 9 days ago.
 
Mintran as an Alternative to a Prescription Medication
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Does anyone have any information about Mintran as a treatment for Fibromyalgia? My primary care physician prescribed Lyrica but I didn't like the way it made me feel, especially with having to work. I went to my chiropractor today and he recommended the Mintran. Anybody have any thoughts on this? ## Hello, Shelby! How are you? Min-Tran is just a supplement product that is claimed to support a healthy nervous systems and to help maintain emotional balance. It's listed as containing Calcium, Iodine and Magnesium. Thus, there's really no harm in trying it, if your doctor approves, but there's no guarantee that it will help with anything. Due to the magnesium in it, the FDA warns that it may cause diarrhea in some people that take it. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
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 ...
Updated 9 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 10 days ago.
 
How long before lyrica starts to work
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I have fibro, connective tissue disease and RA I was put on lyrica 75 mg and I wanted to know how long before I can see relief from it? ## Hello, Goofy! How are you? It will take about 4 to 6 weeks, before it reaches its full level of efficacy in your body and you know whether or not it is working for you. Side effects to it may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was diagnosed with Fibro about a year ago. RA said that I had the worse case in the bottom portion of Florida. I was put on Lyrica 200 mg 3 times a day with being told that I will be uppered in the dose. I had so many side effects from problems thinking, speaking, seeing, hearing, and many others. I stopped it abruptly and experienced horrible illness of cold ...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
Got back injury and been put on so many meds
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Well ive got a L4/5 broadbased posterior disc bulge flattening the ventral theca. At L5/S1 there is a central/left paracentral disc protrusion theres is abutment on the thecal sac.... problem is pain management have priscribed me 100mg lyrica twice a day, also take mobic, baclofan, panadol osteo and endep... is that to much meds... ## Hello, Eddie! How are you? Too many medications or not is a relative issue, it really depends on the person and the condition(s) being treated. There are people that take less than you and people who take far more. The question is, how are they working for you and how do you feel while taking them? Can you still function and stay awake? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Lyrica as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weigh...
Updated 17 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 18 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 19 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 21 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.
Updated 24 days ago.
 
does anyone have nerve damage in the right chest and taking lyrica for the pain
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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 28 days ago.
 
Lyrica: libido, depression, suicidal thinking
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I am on Lyrica but I read somewhere that it affects libido and it increases depression and suicidal thinking. Please let me if u have such experience. Thanks. ## Hello, Ivan! How are you? The U.S. FDA does list those as being possible side effects of it, as well as nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight gain. However, not everyone experiences all the side effects of any given medication. Have you had any problems with it? Can anyone else that's taken it chime in?
Updated 29 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 30 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 30 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 ...
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