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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...
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Lyrica in Mexico
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Hi, I've learned a lot from other people's experiences here on medschat over the last few years and wanted to share my experiences with something that comes up on here from time to time, and I hope that I can somehow help out somebody out there wondering. I live in socal (south of LA), and have been taking Lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia and migraines for about six or seven years now, and it would not be exaggerating to say that it has really changed my life. It's an incredible product, and the only thing I've tried after ten or fifteen years of doctors trying me on everything and mosf things they tried either not doing anything or else just making things worse. With no generic alternative available in the US, I have to pay $217 every time I pick up a refill (28 pil...
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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...
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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...
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tested positive for benzos taking lyrica if sent to lab will it show false
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On probation only taking lyrics tested positive for benzos sent to lab will they discover false positive if I am truly sincere ## I take methadone and lyrica. I just recently tested a false positive for benzos. I am hearing and reading more and more that this is happening yet I cannot find any proof. Now because of it..... My Methadone was cut down tremendously. ## My probation sent it to a lab and it came back a false positive. ## I am on methadone, lyrics, gabapentin, amitriptilyne and o tested positive for benzos at the methadone clinic. It Was a false positive though, so I was all good. ## I take methadone, gabapentin and serequel... I got told that over a year ago a urine screen came up positive for benzo..I havent used anything illicit in nearly 3 years...wish they had told me at ...
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drug test for lyrica
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I took 800mg of lyrika on a sunday. Then I had a drug test that Monday morning and it came back that I failed for suboxone! For pete's sake can anyone tell me why this happened?? Does anyone know if lyrika and suboxone have any charteristics?? I'm in so much trouble. Well not really I guess but, I really don't understand why this happened!!!!! ## I had the same thing happen lyrica showed up as opiates in a drug screen im on subutex but my drs test discriminates between subs and other opiates idk how the heck it happend i also took some baclofen so idk ## I take Lyrica also and tested positive for Buprenorphine or suboxone. I am so disgusted by this outcome because I have NEVER taken suboxone. I contacted the maker of Lyrica, Pfizer and referenced some of the posts here. I wa...
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lyrica withdrawels
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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. ## I have...
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Lyrica pregabalin 75
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My wife got paralysis stroke on the left side of her face in May 2011 due to high BP. It was cured after hospital treatment. After one year she got post paralysis symptoms like her left eye was burning and felt painful, water discharge from nose, backside of her head felt like it was burning, right hand burning. The uneasiness from these conditions were observed everyday, every 6hrs and the suffering lasts 1hr. We have consulted so many neuro physicians and surgeons with no use. We have used Neugaba, gabarich, Trigabantin, Lyrica pregabalin. So far there's been slight improvement observed but still suffering from eye pain. Due to this, the patient is not able to sleep at night causing weakness and headache. Moreover, she is diabetic type 2 since last year and using medicine for that...
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free Lyrica prescription discounts or samples
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Have no insurance currently and need help paying for my Lyrica ## Hello, Tonya! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're out of work. However, since there are generics available, there is no assistance program available for this medication. But there are pharmacy discount cards that may make it cheaper. There is one towards the right on each page of this site, you simply click the link, submit your email address, then print the card and take it to your pharmacy. The FDA classifies Lyrica as an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Does anyone else have any suggestions that may help? ## The company that makes Lyrica, P...
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Lyrica giving me sulphur based burps
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Hello Lyrica has always worked well. at one time in my life @ 3 years ago I was takinf it with no opiates. I was having killer leg pain after 10 days post facet injectins in my lumbar spine. So I went to not being on it for 2 years and now im taking it Long acting morphine. The combination of the lyrica & ms contin (long acting morph.) took my pain away. the lyrica has me somewhat jumpy, like I hafta move it gave me an energy boost and with my conditions, I have chronic fatigue so i'm having great results beside the sulphur burps that smell and taste terrible has anyone experienced this? The brand of 75 mg is phizer but 2 -3 years ago there was only one brand Idk the name but I remember the Lyrica had lilly on the pill I didn't have this problem. Ive taken sulphur based medi...
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Lyrica 50mg A Narcotic
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i guarantee it is addictive. I went off thinking it wasn't and suffered worse withdrawals than coming off oxycocdone. ## Lyrica, which contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, is an anticonvulsant, which is also used to treat nerve pain, anxiety and as a mood stabilizer. It is not a narcotic, however, it has been known to cause withdrawal effects in people that have been taking it for a long period of time, when they stop taking it abruptly. This happens, because your body gets used to anything you ingest on a regular basis and if you stop using it, your body has to readjust to not having that substance. It is called dependence. More details: Have things improved for you? ## Lyrica is addictive in the extreme. But true: Lyrica not a narcotic. It is an anti-convulsant with sedative...
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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 15 days ago.
 
Fiorcet, lyrica and klonopin drug test in 4 days
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I am prescribed fiorcet and lyrica for severe migraines, and klonopin 1 mg (twice a day, but usually am too tired to take my second dose). I am changing jobs and will be subject to a urinalysis in 4 days. I have a prescription but would prefer to not disclose this info to new employer, so I will stop my med for a few days. How long does it take for these to clear my system for a basic 10 or 11 panel screening? I stopped the lyrica 5 days ago as my insurance will no longer cover it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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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 ...
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Lyrica addiction
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I am on 600mg Lyrica per day and believe I am totally addicted to them. I have tried taking more than the prescribed dose to get a "high" - god it is such a great high but I am getting more and more addicted. I feel terrible when I run out or get low on pills. They speed me up so when I have them in abundance I feel great but when I don't, well, it's like hell on earth. Has anyone else on here found they are addicted to Lyrica? Surely the manufacturers know they are on to a good thing here! Oh well, it won't be the first time in my life the big pharma companies have got a hold over me. I think perhaps I should be posting in an addiction forum for help but just thought I would ask on here out of curiosity. ## I've TAKEN lyrica as prescribed for 8 years - I weaned ...
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lyrica withdrawels winging off.
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I'm wanting to hear from anyone who has winged off of lyrica after so many mths taking it. I have had it with the med. I've gained 35 lbs in 4 mths. I never gain wt. I have sever numbness in hands and feet and swolleness. It's scary! I ran out one time with out getting refill, though I'd just stop it and start another tx. Well very wrong. I got so sick. I was having withdrawels and I had to get back on it. At the time it was worth getting back on it quickly to feel better. Plus the other side effects hadn't kicked in yet and not so severely. I'm worried it will be difficult to get off of it. ## I took it for fibromyalgia.although it did help my flareup tremendously. The side effects are too much. ## thanks Verwon that was the exact imformation I was looking for. ...
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Does lyrica have analgesic effects similar to that of a narcotic
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I have some really bad sciatic pain from my left knee down to and including my ankle. Last night as I was tossing and turning in bed my leg moved and I heard/felt a popping noise followed by extreme pain not like the sciatica. It felt like my shin bone had broken but it is not painful to touch so must not be broken. Should I take percocet or Lyrica for this new pain? I have the percocet left over from the knee scope on left knee which did not have sciatic pain prior to the scope. The knee meniscus is now bone on bone. I will have to wait another 2/3 weeks for an appointment with a neurosurgeon to see about taking care of the sciatica with a back surgery to take care of disc which has degenerated and is causing the pain in left leg. Please advise! ## Hello, Fairhope! How are you? I'm...
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doesllyrica intense the effect of narcotic pain pills Does l
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Does lyrica make narcotic pain releavers more lntensely felt ## Lyrica makes me feel drunk too. I couldn't even drive for a while until I slowly got used to the feeling. ## Hi Streak, From what I understand, Lyrica (Pregabalin) does in fact potentiate opiates. To what degree I'm not actually certain, but I'd imagine that it varies for each individual based on one's tolerance and so forth. However, in order to avoid possible overdose related symptoms in combination therapy, I think patients should always try to refrain from taking more than prescribed and maybe consider alternative ways to effectively manage pain along side their current regimen. This will help ensure that tolerance levels remain in check as well. I wish you good health! ## Streak' No it doesn't h...
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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 19 days ago.
 
Chronic pain relief
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Hello! I sustained a brachial plexus injury following an auto collision 4 years ago. I currently take Lyrica, Norco, and Gabapentin, and apply this gel three times daily to my left wrist and hand. My current medication is not adequately combating my chronic pain. Please offer any suggestions so I may finally beat this debilitating chronic pain!!!
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