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All who read this.. try changing your diet, eating fresh seasonal foods, Juice and smoothie often. get your heart rate up by spending 30 min a day (up to 3 times a week) doing physical activity (. walking, riding a bike, or kung-fu lol) Meditate and calm the mind, drink water, laugh, have safe intercourse, try something new... Because if you think taking drugs to ease pain is the only answer.. your dead(early)wrong. Dont spend your time on earth in a chemically induced haze. Not preaching just saying ## And just to add the specifics, Lyrica is not a narcotic, it is actually an anticonvulsant that has been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can ... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Lyrica.
Sat, May 31 '14, 4:47 PM
is lyrica a narcotic
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Hi i have been living with fibromygia for about 10 years now,i was taking 50mg tramadol for pain three times a day.My doctor who was giving them to me has since moved to another city,and i have been getting no where in memphis trying to find a doctor willing to give me any.I dont't want to sound like a junkie but this has been the pain relieve med that has helped me thus far.I have tried lyrica and several differsnt anti depression med out there nothing seems to help my pain ,i also have buldging disc in my back am currently working but with this pain and no med i don't know for how long .Every doctor i have seen since my doctor left only wants to give anti depression which makes me more depressed than ever snd not been able to take care of my family,which by the way i have a au... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Lyrica.
Mon, Aug 25 '14, 2:41 PM
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... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Lyrica.
Sat, Aug 02 '14, 9:08 PM
is lyrica narcotic, Lyrica is addictive
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Lyrica is addictive in the extreme. But true: Lyrica not a narcotic. It is an anti-convulsant with sedative properties and some degree of anti-psychotic effects; it calms the brain but also slows the metabolism, causing weight gain. I was a borderline Anorexic and at first gaining weight was good because I was a size 0 and emaciated. But I barely eat and keep on gaining. I weight more than I ever thought I could, and I keep thinking everyone thinks I'm FAT. If so, they're right: I weigh too much. Docs say I am not "obese" but "just overweight," but I feel obese and it's not good. But that's hardly the worst: Lyrica is, it turns out, as addictive as H. And Lyrica Withdrawal is, as I will demonstrate herein, TRUE AGONY. And true peril. I used up my Lyrica (... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Lyrica.
Sat, Aug 02 '14, 9:06 PM
Is lyrica supposed to feel like a narcotic
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Why do I feel like I've taken multiple illicit drugs & feeling drunk all at once? Is this supposed to be an all in 1 medication? Does anyone else have the same type of reaction on Lyrica? ## YES!!! I FEEL LIKE I AM DRUNK W/O THE ALCOHOL!!!! TOTALLY FEEL SEDATED, DRUNK, JUST TO READ UP!!! BUT AFTER LIKE 3 OR 4 DAY I START CRYING....."CRYING SPELLS" I CALL THEM! DO U DO THAT OR ANYONE ELSE? THE LYRICA AD STATING IT MAY BE ADDY TIME W/PRIOR ALCOHOLICS/DRUGS UDERSZ! ...
Updated 1 month ago in Lyrica.
Sat, Feb 07 '15, 4:24 PM
does Lyrica affect you like a narcotic?
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What type of effect do you think Lyrica will have on a first-time female patient that weighs 125lbs? ## Depends on the dose. I am a 140lb female who was on no medication & took 150mg & was totally wiped out to the extent that i would hurt myself & not even feel it but dependence grows quickly & the withdrawals are the worst ever - google it & read the horror stories. Please please approach this drug with caution, especially if you have an addictive personality. ## Hello, Peg! How are you? Lyrica is not a narcotic, nor is it related to them. It is actually not any type of analgesic. It is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with some mood disorders and certain types of nerve pain, due to the action is has in the brain. Its typical side effects may possi... ...
Updated 8 days ago in Lyrica.
Mon, Mar 23 '15, 3:57 PM
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IS LYRICA A NARCOTIC. BECAUSE I ASK IS MY PHARMIST SAID IT WAS AND I HAVE BEEN TAKING 200mg 3 TIMES PER DAY AND DID NOT KNOW THAT. SO DOES ANYONE KNOW? Thanks, Wendell Maddox ## Amazing, isn't it? While in the hospital in June, I had a floor nurse try to tell me that it was a Sched. II opiate. Go figure. Susan ## Like I stated in another message, I was sent to pain management doctor for pain and burning on right side after a stroke I had in 2003. I have been taking Hydrocodone and Oxycodone for the pain and discomfort. The pain management doc wanted me to try Lyrica and it started out low dosage and increased to 600 mg per day. It never did anything for my burning or discomfort. It did make me gain weight, was very expensive, and as a side effect to me, it had a profound effect (neg... ...
Updated 18 days ago in Lyrica.
Fri, Mar 13 '15, 9:03 PM
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I take Lyrica for neuropathy.It helps me. When i eat, 15 to 20 min. after it kills the effect of the medicine. So I find out I have to take more than what is prescribed to get to feeling better. Does anyone out there have the same problem. ## Somethings we eat do affect medications, howver that is not a normal problem for LYrica and should not happen everytime you eat. Remember this is not a pain killing medication, so it does work like narcotics or similar meds, this med has a cumulative effect and can take several weeks to reach a therapeutic effect in your body. I would suggest you need to speak to your doctor to get to the root of this problem and make sure you are not taking too much of the medication. ## I have been on neurotin for about 8 years now. And also up to 200 mg of Lyric... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Lyrica.
Mon, Oct 24 '11, 4:49 PM
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I just started taking Lyrica after being weened off Cymbalta. Cymbalta is horrible and would never,EVER, recommend this medication. Anyway, I suffer from depression also and having severe pain doesn't help. I went to my psychiatrist and told him that I couldn't take the pain any more and want it to end and was baker acted and put in a crisis unit!!! Anyway, I am out and just popping ibuprofen and on lyrica for 2 days now. when will it help?? ## From what I have read it will take about 2 to 2 1/2 weeks. Hang in there! ## I have been Lyrica for four weeks. I have started feeling very sad, and thinking of suicide. I have had 5 back surgeries. And am in some pain in the range of 6-7 at all times. I had winged myself off of morphine, because I didn't want to be on the narcotic an... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Lyrica.
Thu, Mar 21 '13, 1:20 PM
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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 11 months ago in Lyrica.
Mon, Apr 21 '14, 5:42 AM
is itsafe to take neurotin with lyrica and is it a narcotic
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Is lyrica a narcotic i just got some 100 mg to try i take neurotin 800 mg 3 times a day ## No, they aren't narcotics. ## Hello, Kaylee! How are you? BL is correct, thank you BL for your helpful post. To be more specific, these are both anticonvulsants that have also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. That said, no, you shouldn't take both, because you would be essentially doubling up on the same medication, which could result in overdose. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 4 months ago in Lyrica.
Fri, Nov 07 '14, 4:06 PM
Lyrica 600mg
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I'm on 600mg Lyrica. But don't feel the effects. I'm diagnosed by Neurologist as having Chronic Daily Headache What's wrong with the meds? ## Lyrica is not actually a straight analgesic, like a narcotic or NSAID, so you are not going to feel the same effects, as you would from something such as Oxycodone, or Acetaminophen, which are straight analgesics. Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, which is actually an anticonvulsant and, by the very way it works on brain chemicals, it has also been shown to help with some forms of nerve pain. However, not being a straight analgesic, it's not going to have the same effects that they do and it doesn't work as fast, it actually takes about 4 to 6 weeks to reach its full efficacy in your body. Learn more: Are th... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Pregabalin.
Sun, Mar 18 '12, 12:00 PM
is lyrica a narocotic drug
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i need to know if this drug is a narocotic drug cause i don;t want to take drugs that is ## I don't know I just like being involved in stuff I don't know anything about!!! ## Do you know that lyrica works by destroying the nerves and/or neurons. I am an exnurse and exrespatory therapist. Do you know what your brain is made of? Nerves and neurons. Lyrica destroyed my short memory and caused me to lose my job of 29 years at a hospital It has been 8 years since I last took it and I still have memory loss. This is a very dangerous drug. You who are on it be careful. There is more to this drug than weight gain. ## Lyrica is NOT a narcotic. But, they do advise people who have had a drug or alcohol problem 2 b careful taking it. ...
Updated 9 months ago in Lyrica.
Fri, Jun 06 '14, 1:12 AM
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Hi my mom is on 75 mg of lyrica and she can not refill her script for a few days, ny mother in law gave me an old prescription which her late husband took. they are the same 75mg Lyrica but they are 6 years old! will it hurt my mother to take these? I know that some old medications can acually poison your system. Please let me know. ## Hello, Mandi! How are you? They will no longer be effective and should you should just dispose of them. Lyrica is not a narcotic or controlled substance, so she should be able to get a refill a few days early, without a problem. Side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 7 months ago in Lyrica.
Tue, Aug 19 '14, 11:41 AM
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 2 months ago in Lyrica.
Mon, Jan 05 '15, 10:12 AM
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. ## Hello, Oneminuszero! How are you? I'm sorry that you're in so much pain. It might actually be easiest to find someone by setting yourself up with a new PCP, after you move, and then having them refer you to someone. Th... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Lyrica.
Fri, Dec 26 '14, 3:43 PM
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 3 months ago in Lyrica.
Thu, Dec 04 '14, 9:11 AM
comparison between Lyrica Hydrocodone
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What is the difference between Lyrica & Hydrocodone drugs & how they work? ## Lyrica (active ingredient Pregabalin) is used as an anticonvulsant to help treat neuropathic pain, partial seizures, and/or generalized anxiety disorder. For more information about Lyrica, please see: Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever and antitussive (cough medicine), and is often combined with other drugs such as Acetaminophen to act as a strong pain killer (such as Vicodin). For more information about Hydrocodone, please see: Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do… ## Lyrica makes FMS pain work. Vicodin is not strong enough. Oxycontin 10mg for four hours as needed. Or tramadol IR + hydrocodone (without asprin or tylentol) works on about 70% pain. ... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Lyrica.
Thu, Jul 09 '09, 6:15 AM
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 2 months ago in Lyrica.
Tue, Jan 20 '15, 12:43 AM
lyrica 450mg x twice a day
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i take 450mg morning/450mg evening my pain never gose away,i also take oramorph x120ml over 24 hours plus other medication for my pain 140mg oxycontin morning/140mg evening, any ideas what can stop my pain as my life is up the wall ## Have you tried Fentanyl? It's a very potent narcotic that's available in several dosage forms, including a time released patch, but it is over 80 times stronger than Morphine. Its effects are similar to those of other narcotics in that it can be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Learn more Fentanyl details here. You may want to ask your doctor about it. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Lyrica.
Mon, Oct 28 '13, 12:21 PM

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