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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...
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Im taking lyrica for a pinched nerve in my shoulder after starting it how long before should start working
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Should lyrica start working straight away I have been on it for 3 days and still in a huge amount of pain. The pain is in my shoulder and down my left arm. ## Hello, Nett! How are you? No, Lyrica is not actually an analgesic, so it doesn't work that fast. It is classified by the FDA as an anticonvulsant, which can also help with certain types of nerve pain. Thus, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for it to reach its full level of efficacy in the body and for you to know if it's going to work for you. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 17 hours 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 1 day ago.
 
does lyrica show up on 12panel drug test
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I took lyrica its non narcodic 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.
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) 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 6 days ago.
 
I was diagnosed with back problems and eventually was prescribed Lyrica I became a totally different person After 4 6 months on Lyrica I starting cu
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After being prescribed Lyrica for back pain 4 months in I started cutting myself. At one time I had over 90 staples. I used a boxcuter. I didn't know who I was and spent time on a psych ward three times. I finally convinced my dr to take me off it and within 3 months I was myself again but my life was in shambles. Bills unpaid and loss of respect from family and friends. Lyrica should compensate me. The period on Lyrica was May 2013 to December 2013
Updated 6 days ago.
 
lyrica 150mg twice aday
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i have taken lyrica for over 2 months with no results ## I have been suffering from severe nerve inflammation for years now. I am on Medicare/AARP and my rheumetologist put me on Lyrica. I knew I was not covered but Lyrica has this special coupon for a week free and then only $25 per month for 12 months. This drug is very expensive but I was desperate to try it. I tried it for less than two weeks and it did nothing for the pain - made me sick as a dog - exhausted, depressed etc. If I want to feel like this I'll stick with the narcotics which actually work. Has anyone had significant pain relief from this drug? I had no pain relief at all and felt just as drugged as if I had taken narcotics. I think this is a drug that is just a giant money maker and don't understand how it got b...
Updated 8 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 10 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 10 days ago.
 
Lyrica and stomach issues
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My fiance was in a car accident on December 3, 2013. Following the accident, he had extreme back pain, but nothing showed up on an X-Ray. For some reason, that we couldn't really understand, his doctor prescribed him Lyrica (100mg, 3x/day). He has never been on any medication like this -he is 26 years old. Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. He was on Lyrica for about a month, before he started developing serious stomach pain. The center of his abdomen would hurt so bad that he would be doubled over in excruciating pain. This was joined with extreme nausea and lightheadedness, along with cold chills. His doctor ordered a CT Scan to look at his gallbladder, and it was normal. Last Wednesday we were in the ER with this pain, and they ordered an X-Ray, as well as a...
Updated 11 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 11 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 14 days ago.
 
For those of you who have been using Lyrica for some time
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For those of you that have been on Lyrica for some time, have you seen your glucose level elevated? ## Hello, Tina! How are you? This actually happens frequently with anticonvulsant medications and most doctors will check someone's levels regularly to monitor them. Some people develop diabetes and some people just experience an elevation while they are taking it, which goes away, when they switch to a different medication. Our doctor just insisted on checking my fiances levels, when he was in for his last appointment. Other possible side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you! My primary physician was quite concerned that my glucose had shot up when it had...
Updated 14 days ago.
 
Memory Blackouts???
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Has ANYONE had problem with blackouts while taking Lycria? They havebeen several times where I don't have any memory. Has anyone experienced this??? ## Yes, I also have had a few of these. Ascribed them to my ageing. I am 72. Also weight gain and some of the heavy foot problem, which causes stumbling more than I used to. At this point the pain relief is worth the side effects. Z ## Hi. I'd do a google search on Serotonin Syndrome: Recognition and Management. Then I'd find a site that will do drug interaction information. I believe You may be experienceing part of the aformentioned syndrome. Ask You Doctor. I'm no doctor - I'm an information specialist. Just talking - Not Doctoring. Keep Us posted. -Andrea ## Yes I just started taking Lycria on the 12th and I took the...
Updated 16 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 20 days ago.
 
Difference between neugaba m 75 and neugaba 75.
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My parents are having some nerve pain and doctor prescribed them cap Lyrica 75 but as it was little expensive for me, so he prescribed my father Neugaba m 75 and to mother Neugaba 75. Is it some kind of typo as my doctor is out of country.
Updated 21 days ago.
 
lyrica and methadone
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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 23 days 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 24 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 25 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 28 days ago.
 

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