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esrd patient
I'm an esrd patient, on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. I was just prescribed lyrica for multiple pain sites. I've been reading, and am concerned about my future kidney function. Also my mother has Immacular holes in her eyes, they told her that's past two me. I already wear glasses. And I don't like the addictive side, I was taking oxycodone 15mg 3-4 daily. But was told they could kill me, because they build up in the kidneys. I like how they worked on my pain. But feeling scared to try lyrica ## Hello, TN Rog! How are you? It has been known to cause kidney stones in some people, which could be dangerous for you, if you already have impaired kidney function. And yes, it can also cause ocular damage, though it isn't common. Have you discussed your concerns ...
Updated 9 hours ago.
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I have taken Neurontin at 800mg at 4 times a day for eight years. Also taken Lyrica at 200mg 4 times a day.It helps with pain and neasuea,before i eat and after i eat and it kills the effect of the medicine. So I have to take more than prescribed. So does any body else have this problem.Are any sugestions? I have talked to my doctors about this. They don't listen. They also didn't listen to me about it being adictive. I was right about that. So if anyone can help or tell me how to get help please, please write me back. Thank you. ## The reason they do not see these as being addictive is because they are not actually pain medications, they are not narcotics, so they don't carry the same side effects and addiction as narcotic opiates do. What you experience though, when you ta...
Updated 1 day 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 2 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 2 days ago.
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how long does lyrica stay in your system
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 4 days ago.
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Need Doctor. West Subs of Chicago That Will Prescribe Pain Meds
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 5 days ago.
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Coming off Lyrica
I am a 40 yr old who has been on lyrica for 4 years now. I was in a car accident and due to nerve damage along my spine was put on Lyrica after surgery. I have tried to come off of it before but after day 5 i felt like i was in hell I could not stand anything touching me not even clothes i felt like I was on fire so i caved in and starting taking it again I could not stand the pain any longer. I have memory loss, live in a fog, gained alot of weight, sleep walk. I can't think clear there are times I have speech issues like I can't say what I'm trying to and have to stop slow down and try again. Due to new health issues I have chose to come off lyrica because I can't tell where I am hurting and by all rights should be able to because of physical symptoms. My Dr. has told ...
Updated 6 days ago.
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Will Lyrica Work
My husband was diagnosed with diabetes 10/8/13. He probably has had it for 3 yr. He's is on 750 Metformin 2 a day, 600mg Gabapentin 3 aday. Still in much pain.He also weights 116, has lost 100lbs. in two years Just got prescribed Lyrica 50mg. 3 a day. Lyrica is very expensive. JUST WONDERING IF IT WILL HELP. Any comments welcome. ## Hello, Cheryl! How are you? Unfortunately, no one can tell you whether or not it will help him, the only way to know that is by his actually taking it to find out how it works for him. There should be a cheaper generic available, though. And it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 days ago.
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How To Get Off Lyrica
Have been taking 200 mg daily. Does not help my neuropathy at all. Want to stop taking this expensive worthless drug. How do you wean youreself off? ## How long have you been taking it? If it has been for just a short time, then weaning may not be necessary, but you should double check with your doctor to be sure. Learn more Lyrica details here. Additionally, if it hasn't been that long, you may not have given it enough time to see if it will help your neuropathy, since it does take 4 to 6 weeks to reach its full effectiveness. ## I have been on Lyria nearly 3 month, No notible difference in my neuropathy. Very expensive, even with my co-pay. Just want to be done with it. Was taking 100MG 2x a day. Now taking one till I run out. Their ads are so deceiving. Big promises, 0 results. #...
Updated 13 days ago.
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Does Lyrica mess up your Liver?
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 14 days ago.
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I Cant Get Off Lyrica
I've been taking Lyrica for 7 years for residual pain resulting from 2 spinal operations. The pain has diminished and I want to stop taking Lyrica. I've tapered down from 75 mg a day to 25 mg a day, but when I try to stop entirely I feel very dizzy and feel that I will black-out. I've tried to taper off very slowly, but I can't tolerate missing even one dose. ## Hi Carrie, Sorry to hear about your trouble with Lyrica. Your certainly not alone, as there are many others here in the forums dealing with this mess of a drug. The best approach I can recommend trying, is to take a fraction of the 25mg tablet (actually cut into pieces), and then work your way down from there over the course of several weeks. If you're open to trying it, might I suggest using medical marijuan...
Updated 15 days ago.
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Pain Management Doctors in Hamilton NJ
Live in Hamilton NJ need dr. to prescribe meds for nerve damage in lower back. I have ins coverage thru work so no clinics please. Don't want drawn out process just want meds to continue standing 7 hours a day.... ## I'm sorry you're suffering and I hope you find help soon. However, as to not wanting to go to a clinic, you really aren't going to have much choice on that. Under the new laws that went into effect at the beginning of the year, changes are being implemented that will no longer allow general practice doctors to prescribe pain medications for long-term use. They will only be allowed to prescribe them for a short period of time, such as when someone has just had surgery or been in an accident, except for in cases of certain rare exceptions. Additionally, you ma...
Updated 16 days ago.
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side affects long term use and teeth loss
i have been on lyrica very beginning of release 12-01-05 have major side affects taking 900 a day ,now having teeth loss has anyone else having this problem plese help ## Within the past year I have undergone 5 root canals and 1 failed root canal that resulted in extraction. I have also been diagnosed as severely deficient in Vitamin D (18 of 35). This all came about after being on Lyrica a little over 1 year. I am interested in hearing other teeth related stories as we have spent over $8K in the past year trying to save the teeth I have. After 18 years of timely adult check-ups I found these problems all at once! ## Lyrica can cause or aggravate dental issues, as will a lot of medications if you are on them long-term. One of the primary reasons is that it causes dry mouth, your saliva ...
Updated 17 days ago.
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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...
Updated 17 days ago.
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how do i ween off 75mg lyrica please
hi everyone ,ive been on lyrica for 6 days now 75mg is a bit strong for me i only take it once per day ,can anyone suggest how to reduce this and can the capsule be split?if i decide to come off compleatly how does one ween to comeing off compleatly thankyou ## My Brother was on 75g per day, and stopped taking it cold. He now uses it once every 4 days or so. He has had no withdrawal problems, and is satisfied with how he is using it now. he uses it for bone on bone arthritic pain in his fingers.
Updated 18 days ago.
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does lyrica show up on 12panel drug test
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
Updated 19 days ago.
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lyrica and osteoarthritis
I have used 150mg per day for six months, to deal with osteoarthritis in the hip. I moved from Oxycontin to Lyrica, and am satisfied with this decision. My hip replacement is pending within the next month or so. Lyrica is so effective in stopping the pain, I am wondering whether to stay on it, and keep pushing off the operation. The side effects that I have encountered are short term memory loss, decrease in stool volume and constipation. It is even hard to fart...perhaps it effects sphincter muscles in the body. I have put 8kg on since I began using lyrica, and I was initially alarmed when I developed trigger finger in all of my knuckles. I suffer from anxiety and depression, so was interested to see what the mood stabilizing aspect of the drug did. The depression is still there, but anxi
Updated 20 days ago.
tested positive for benzos taking lyrica if sent to lab will it show false
On probation only taking lyrics tested positive for benzos sent to lab will they discover false positive if I am truly sincere
Updated 20 days ago.
Lyrica Overuse
I've been taking 600mg of Lyrica for ten years, I have had no problems with it. It helps with the burning. ## Hi Sue, With all the diverse opinions surrounding the safety of Lyrica, it's great to hear that you're still doing well on it after 10 years. If you don't mind me asking, what exactly are you taking it for that has to do with burning? From what I've read, the maximum "recommended" dose is listed at 100mgs three times daily (or 300mgs). It doesn't say you can't take a higher dose (they just don't recommend it unless your doctor draws that conclusion based on your individual response and how well you tolerate it). Apparently though, 600mgs was studied in clinical trials and had ended up showing no significant benefits from the dosage increas...
Updated 21 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 22 days ago.
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