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Lyrica

Active Ingredient(s): Pregabalin
FDA Approved: December 30, 2004
Pharm Company: CP PHARMS
Category: Pain Relief



Lyrica Overview

Pregabalin (INN) /præbln/ is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults.[1] It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the European Union and Russia.[1] It is effective at treating some causes of chronic pain such as fibromyalgia but not others. It is considered to have a low potential for abuse, and a limited dependen...

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I've been taking 75mg pregabalin for three months now. How do I come off them without getting any side effects ? ## I have been taking 75mg. of Lyrica three times a day for about three months, and I want to stop it. How do I safely stop it to avoid withdrawal systoms? I have had blistered skin, fever, chills, headache,mood changes, just about the worse side effects listed. The fever is into the fourth week, I cry easily, I am depressed, I can not eat as I have so much gas that if I make myself eat, I vomit. Yes, it fixed my cold feet I have suffered from with Diabetic neuropathy for years. But, my life has become miserable.
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Lyrica and body stiffness
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I've been on lyrica for about 4 months and feel like I'm 100 years old. After sitting for only a few minutes and getting up my body is so stiff! When I awaken in the morning my hands are so stiff I can't close them and I can barely walk I'm so stiff. I've also been having urinary incontinence. Has anyone else experienced these side effects? ## These are listed as being very rare possibly side effects of it, known to happen in very few people that take it. Have you contacted your doctor? I'd advise you to do so, as soon as possible, because you should probably be switched to a different medication. Learn more: ## I have experienced the exact same symptom plus many more. I have been diagnosed with CPS and have done the rounds with specialists and the drugs they pre...
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Side Effects Of Taking Lyrica And Morphine Together
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I am taking morphine sul 100 bid and lyrica 200 bid. ive been taking this for quit awhile but recently was increased to 100 from 75 and from 150 to 200 respectfully. The last two days I've been getting tightness in my chest and it feel hard to breath is this a side effect of the two and if so shouldn't of it showed when I started taking them together. I ve been on morphine for almost 2yrs at 75. and the lyrica was just started the end of last year it started at 50 and gone up since then. I have nerve pain in my neck and lowr back from 2 failed surgeries to releive pinched nerves in both areas. ## It could be a side effect that has been caused by the increase in dosages. Morphine is a narcotic and both it and the Lyrica can cause central nervous system depression, which can affec...
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3rd day on 75mg Lyrica 2x day and already have side effects
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This is my 3rd day taking 75mg Lyrica 2x a day. This is for multiple herniated discs/spinal damage. I also take Mobic 15mg a day for the spine and for a shoulder injury (dislocation, labral tear, tendinitis). I have been on Mobic since May 30 with really no issues. I also take Topamax 200mg 2x day for migraines and have been on that for a couple of years. Since adding Lyrica, the first day I really did not notice anything. The second day went easily also. The third day, food tastes weird and my mouth feels funny. I read that dry mouth is possible, but my mouth is not dry, it just tastes 'off'. I also feel strange in general. I am not disoriented or confused or light-headed, but I feel different and I would not call it exactly pleasant. My head also feels kind of 'puffy'....
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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) 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...
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serotonin syndrome with medication interactions
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I'm on several medications like LYRICA 150 mg 3x daily. ZANAFLEX 4mg 2tabs at night. Amitriptyline 175mg suppose to be bedtime but i take maybe 6/7 because of the other meds at bedtime, Tramadol 50 mg 2tabs 4x daily. Adderral 5mg. Xanax 1mg 1tab as needed but the way the office wrote it was once a day. Topirmate 50mg 1tab 2x daily. Zyrtec 1tab daily, i also take supplements like magnesium oxide 400mg and vit D with calcium 600mg. Ive had B12 shots also which didn't work, i still have valium 5mg left over from my doctor switching it out with the xanax..,i almost forgot the water pill triamterene hctz 37.5 -25mg 1x daily and stomach med omeprazole 20mg 1x daily. Im diagnosed with chronic migraines. fibromyalgia. depression. anxiety. PTSD from guys in uniforms and something else th...
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lyrica damage
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My partner has been taking Lyrica for 4 years. Last year he was diagnosed with optic neuropathy in his right eye. This March nearly a year to date I had to rush to the eye and hospital again, the optometrist thought it was a teuma. He was again diagnosed with Optic Neuropathy now in his left eye which is very worse than the right eye, he is not allowed to drive, as there is not cure for this I am very concern as the eye doctor said he could go blind. He is also on OxyContin and the paper work in the tablet box said to contact your doctor if u have eye problems, I feel that the Lyrica has caused this condition, I had mentioned to the eye doctor about he medication he would not say it was the caused very worried. ## Please be careful i take them the side affects are blurred vision stagger...
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scared to take lyrica
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Ok so i have fibro.. and have tried neurontin, and cymbalta. We were gonna try savella but my me other dr seems to think it will give me same side effects as cymbalta which was increased aggitation and increased anxiety.. im freaking out about this medicine ... someone relieve me of this anxiety... i have med sensitivity and side effects seem common with this one.. ## Hi haley, I can't blame you for being scared to give Lyrica a try. I'd be on the fence about it as well if I had to consider it. My mom has actually been on it for almost a year now, only using it as needed for nerve pain; yet still seems to experience a lot of psychological/emotional side effects with it. There are also a few discussion threads here that you may want to have a look at before jumping the gun with i...
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Lyrica, Topamax, and Meloxicam-is anyone taking this combo?
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I have been on Topamax (Topiramate) for a couple of years for migraines-200mgs twice a day. It makes a HUGE difference for me. I had an injury a few months ago and my doctor recently started me on Meloxicam (aka Mobic) 15mg once a day. It does seem to help and has not really affected me in any negative way as long as I eat when I take it. My doctor is going to start me on Lyrica also. I am wondering if anyone else has had this combination of all three, or a combination of even two of these medications. FYI-I cannot take Neurontin-I tried that several years ago and it led to depression. My doctor is aware of the problem and so he is going with Lyrica instead of Neurontin. The only side effect I have dealt with regarding Mobic is slight appetite loss, nothing else. I am concerned about the w
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Regarding Lyrica, I was prescribed it for fibromyalgia in 2009, 50 mg. twice a day. I took it for three years. I stopped taking it a year & 1/2 ago
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I was prescribed Lyrica for fibromyalgia in 2009, 50 mg. twice a day, I took it for three years. It has messed up my life also. Stuttering, lack of memory, my gums hurt for a year, now my front teeth are crooked, and I've been referred to an orthodontist for braces. Really? I'm 63 years old! I'm afraid I'll lose my teeth as some of you have. I STOPPED taking it a year and a half ago on my own. Since I've read all of your problems, now I know why, it's the Lyrica. I had depression, was on anti-depressants. It also caused me to have cateracts, and each eye hemorrhaged one month after the surgery of each eye. I've had blurry vision since, it moves around in my eye like a cloud! We need an attorney that will represent all of us NOW! I even called the FDA. No one ...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Pregabalin
  • Capsule: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 225mg, 25mg, 300mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Solution: 20mg/ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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