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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...
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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 3 days ago.
 
tiamina piridoxina cianocobalamina
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What does the actual pill look like ? I have a .o5 mg and it is small white with a cross Is this correct? I am told in Mexico and I see online this is vitamin b complex ## Hi lex, I actually ran a search via google images on "tiamina piridoxina cianocobalamina", and of the results I'm finding, the pills themselves are depicted as being red in color. However this does not necessarily mean yours are fake by any means. It could very well be that they are simply manufactured by a different company. The one's I see online are being distributed through a company by the name of dipromed. And upon looking at the product packaging, it has the words "Tribedoce Compuesto" in large letters on the front, with a libra (scale) symbol in the bottom right or left hand corner of t...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
allergic reaction
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I would like to know if there are any sulfa product in this medication? I am diabetic and have nerve damage in feet and Neurontin does not work for me. ## I am also allergic to sulfa products and was just placed on Lyrica for fibromyalagia. Since my doctor knows about my allergy, I assume there is no sulfa in this product. ## There is a sulfate in the name brand of this, sodium lauryl sulfate, not sure if that counts for your allergy or what, as I am not familiar with it. Here is a page that lists all the ingredients for the name brand: Lyrica Ingredients Since the inactives can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, you would need to check the ingredients for any of these that you are prescribed. By FDA regulations, the active ingredient, in this case Pregabalin, can differ from the n...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
does lyrica pregabalina have sulfur in it
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Does lyrica/ pregabalina have sulfur in it ## Hi Lady D, Based on my research, certain manufacturers of Lyrica (pregabalin) do put in a substance called "sodium lauryl sulfate"; which can bring about an allergic reaction in those with sulfa allergies. That said, your best bet would probably be to inform your doctor and/or pharmacist about this allergy, so they can make sure they give you the proper form of Lyrica. NOTE: post #2 in the following discussion thread may also address your concern in more depth: Discuss/allergic-reaction-165390.htm You can learn more about this drug on the page for Lyrica Details I hope this info helps! ## No they are not related. I wrote more at the link the previous poster linked above.
Updated 5 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) 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 7 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. 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...
Updated 7 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 9 days ago.
 
Lyrica Side Effects results in loss of 13 teeth
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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...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
Lyrica
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I have herniated discs and sciatica. I was referred to a pain management doctor, who prescribed Lyrica. After reading all of these posts, and finding out the side effects, I'm not sure I want to take this medicine. Has anyone had good results with Lyrica, without these side effects? ## I have been using it for about7-8 months for nerve pain caused by intercostal neuritis and it has worked great for me. Of course I still get pain, but it is greatly reduced in both severity and frequency. The side affects are lethargy at first and forgetfullness, but it goes away in a few weeks and to me was definately worth the wait. Weight gain- I am so overweight to begin with and on so many things that can cause weight gain, it is hard to tell, but on a WW, I lose easily if I take it seriously. An...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
Pain Management Using Narcotics in/near Exeter Rhode Island
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Hi! I have severe diabetic neuropathy, several amputations on both feet, and an ulcer on my one remaining big toe. I have been thinking of moving in with friends in Rhode Island. I am disabled, so I have Medicaid. Looking for a pain management doctor that takes Medicaid or one that is reasonably priced. But mainly I need one who uses pain meds. Shots don't work for osteo neuropathy (or not on me), and Lyrica only helps with the tingles/numbness. HELP! I'm on 2 60mg MS-Contin's two times a day plus 1 10mg oxycodone for breakthrough as well as Lyrica.
Updated 12 days 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 13 days ago.
 
Lyrica would like too know more
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Hello to all I have just stared takeing Lyrica Pregabalin it does make me dizzy but can it make your body ache. It is good on my legs help please ???????
Updated 15 days ago.
 
Lyrica the wonder drug
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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 15 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 19 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 30 days ago.
 
is lyrica save to take with Adderall XR?
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Hi is lyrica save to take with Adderall XR? Also I was wondering if lyrica would cause a person who is diagnosed with PCOS, more weight GAIN Then a person who is not? Also is lyrica save to take with Celexa? And should people who has ADHD... Be on Lyrica? ## Hello, Islandgal7! How are you? No, the fact that the person has PCOS will not have any bearing on how much weight gain it causes, it will really be about the same for most people. Taking Adderall XR with Citalopram can increase the effect of the Cialopram, as well as increasing serotonin levels. This can cause a dangerous interaction called Serotonin Syndrome, which can be fatal, so they really shouldn't be combined. Adderall XR is a stimulant that's most commonly used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. It carries the risk of be...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lyrica and more side effects
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I have been on Lyrica for many years due to fibromyalgia. I was off of them for a while however I began to have trigeminal neuralgia so I was put back on it. I have had tinnitus every since I've been back on it. I have had to have shots in my head occipital neuralgia Is this yet another side effect from it? I can't remember things from one minute to the next. I have gotten in my car and forgot where I was going. I have a real problem concentrating. I have gone to the store and forgot what I went for. My face does stay swollen most of the time but my sinuses stays swollen and now I have asthma is Lyrica causes these problems. I did not have these problems before taking Lyrica. Am I the only one having these problems? ## Its the lyrica. Get off it asap but be sure you do it gradua...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Does Lyrica works like Zoloft ?
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I used to take (Sertraline) when i was in Miami, but now when i came home they dont have it here,, i found Lyrica and it was told that its the same ? i just need to know if it works like it or not ?? ## No, they don't work the same and are not interchangeable. Zoloft is an SSRI antidepressant. Lyrica is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain. They work in different ways and do not treat the same conditions. You can read more on both at the following links: If you were using the Zoloft to help with pain, then the Lyrica could be a viable alternative to try. In addition, if you were using it for a mood disorder, it may also help, because anticonvulsants are known to do that, too. However, they are not the same and don't work the same. Are there an...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Lyrica- can this be effective for the treatment of gastropareses?
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I am losing alot of weight because of trouble with my feeding tube that I have for gastroparesis. Someone told me to try lyrica. Is this a good drug for this? ## My mom age is 43 ,,she usually have gas trouble often .now she had a slight pain in the upper right stomach. Sometimes she feels bloated stomach.even if she eats small amount her stomach becomes big.heavy indigestion,nousea,.
Updated 1 month ago.
 

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