Lyrica & Incontinence

susanne Says:

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.

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janet Says:

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?

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joed Says:

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.

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Becky Says:

I took a lyrica last nite at work because my head was hurting so bad. A friend gave it to me.. I know your not supposed to do that, but it was ether that or go home early. I felt stoned the rest of the night and woke up this morning having a dream I was going to the bathroom and I had wet my bed... I have never done this before and I am thinking it is from the lyrica! My bladder is also sore today.

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kayla Says:

i wear a diaper everyday while on lyrica besides its not that bad it keeps me warm but sometimes the smaller diapers leak and i smell of urine but when i poop it does'nt matter everyone smells me then

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Beverly Says:

my Doctor told me it wasn't lyrica but i've never had a problem before. I do believe it's lyrica

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Evelin Says:

Oh, yes I have urine leakage also on top of the other four side effects of blurry vision, joint pain, large bloated stomach and mid-section fat, today I had to buy a new jacket to cover my stomach a size large, I always was a size 8 or a small.

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embarrassed Says:

Took Lyrica for the very first time last night for my nerve pain. I wet the bed for the first time in my adultlife. Coincidence.....I don't think so, definitely the Lyrica was the cause!!!

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Nurse83 Says:

It is most definitely the lyrica...I have dreams that I feel like I have to urinate but by the time I wake up it's too late! Only med that I have started. Bought my first depends for night time but to be honest... I'm not ready for diapers!...I do get pain relief from fibromyalgia but sheesh...seriously thinking about stopping the med simply because I don't want to wet the bed or wear diapers!!...I'm 51 for goodness sake!

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Megsie I hate my pelvic pain Says:

Hi, I take 60mg Cymbalta and 150mg Lyrica. The Cymbalta is antidepressant but used for nerve pain AND incontinence. I have always had a bad bladder, now I have a relatively normal bladder function. The lyrica seems to not affect this, but maybe the Cymbalta is helping.

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Kevin Says:

After one week on Lyrica I too had a wet bed and have experienced some day accidents. I never had the problem prior to taking this med. was on gabapentine without this effect, but it wasn't helping the nerve pain. This is the first time in the past six years I haven't had pain at night, so I will work with the side effect .

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Lynn Says:

I googled incontinence and lyrica and found this site. I googled it because since taking 300 mgs of lyrica, I have experience leakage and also woke up wetting my bed. This is a side effect that I am not willing to put up with. There are way too many side effects. It certainly helps with the pain. But my god, the side effects are horrendous. I have cut my dosage to 150 mgs. I am going off this medication. But I am afraid that the pain will come back with a vengeance.

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Lynne Says:

Yes LYRICA causes bed wetting and urgency to urinate in me. I'm sorry for anyone who has no choice but to take it with the awful pain they must have. I have terrible pain from Spondyliosis and now as if I needed it, fell off my dam roof and have broken my back in two places and my ankle . I'm not taking LYRICA again though, I don't want to wet the bed. Panadeine Forte when extreme pain that makes me cry and panadol when not so bad. Other than that I'll try to stay positive and just tough it out. I'm not letting this get the better of me. Only 57 and Female too stubborn to give up yet. All the best everyone.

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Maggie Says:

Thank you for these comments..I have been taking low dose Lyrica for one month with no Doc wants to increase my dose to 150mg twice a day...but in the last four days I have urinated twice as soon as I step out of bed!! Just thought I'd check it out and now think I'll give it a week, but any more frequent urination and I'll stop the tablets!! I can't visit my Son..who has carpets..if I might urinate on them, for heavens is very hard!!

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Lynne Says:

Has any Dr you have spoken to about this side effect ever agreed with you. I'm so annoyed here in Australia because every Dr I talk to about not wanting to go back on LYRICA because it made me incontinent just laugh at me and say they have never heard of that happening. Don't Drs do any research of their own about the Drugs they prescribe. It is pathetic how we the patients know so much more about this aweful side effect and the Drs claim no knowledge ???

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Gerald Says:

I have never wet to bed in my life. I am 50 year old disabled veteran and my doctor started me on 500mg of lyrica several times a day. The first night I wet to bed and never even woke up. I was so suprised the next morning. I have wet to bed several times since and twice while wide awake. I have no control and could not stop pissing. I am stopping lyrica because my joint pain is still getting worse. I am diagnosed with ankylosING spondylitis, probably one of the worse cases in history. I am pretty screwed up.

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Kitty Says:

I've had problems with urine leakage, but I didn't know if it was a result of lumbar stenosis for which I had non elective urgent surgery. (Due to gradual worsening and leading to difficulty walking, severe pain, neurological symptoms, and the final straw, incontinence, which signify that the cord compression could lead to irreversible loss of bowel/bladder control, loss of use of legs). I also am treated with estradiol/progesterone for estrogen deficiency. Urine leakage and stress incontinence is a symptom. I visited my Gyn and told her it was significant enough that I was wearing "pee pads" 24/7. She prescribed Myrrbetriq. It helps, but it's not completely gone, but much better. Perhaps you need to see Drs to determine if there is a treatment for you?

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Audrey Says:

I just started Lyrica and fortunately did not experience any side effects other than the unsteadiness and fogginess, which has subsided so I can finally get around to my work. I also experienced urine leakage. I do have severe spine issues and will have my neurosurgeon check it out, but that is good news if it is only the Lyrica. I was on the Fentanyl patch and it played havoc with my liver and digestive system. DO NOT take it for any reason, the withdrawal is horrible. Anyway, I thank you so much for posting your experience with Lyrica and urine leakage. I wonder if this will go away with time.

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Kitty Says:

I've been on Lyrica for about 2 yrs, and the urine leake has not gone away, but it is improved significantly with Myrrbetriq, which was prescribed by my GYN (who knew it could be a side effect of lyrica?). Since doing a little googling and Internet browsing, I realize I have at least a dozen side effects in addtion: rapid weight gain, Abt 40#'s & 10" to my waist the 1st yr w/ a distinctively large belly- I feel bloated, like I swallowed a beach ball; my feet hurt, as if I'd been wearing too small shoes all day, but I've been wearing slippers or flip-flops; leg cramps, calves, hamstrings, especially when I do the yoga "tree" stretch for hips; hip pain, variable; frequent runny nose; joint pain only recently, after 2 yrs-shoulders, feet, elbows, sometimes 1 knee, fingers. All this, but the intense pain (level 10) in my neck, base of skull, scapulas, the sciatica-like nerve pain & burning, the RSL- like prickling and heat in my feet & legs, the stiffness, pain and burn in my sacro-iliac, all are examples of intolerable pain- I'm grateful for the relief. I used to spend half my life in bed. But I am very concerned about the weight, that my vision has worsened suddenly, even occasionally double vision, and memory problems such as telling my husband something for the 3 rd time, and difficulty reaching for the word I want to complete my thought. I hope my memory difficulties don't get worse, since from what I read here and elsewhere, it doesn't go away even if I got off the Lyrica. So there are worrisome side effects that don't appear in the early weeks or even months.

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Audrey Says:

I had the same experience..My liver specialist prescribed the fentanyl, I have a rare, genetic dis: autoimmune hepatitis (12yrs to diag), Biopsy confirmed diag and cirrhosis. I was shocked whent spec.told me I was in end stage liver disease. The fentanyl played havoc with my dig system as well as led to further cirrhosis. It is contraindicated for cirrhosis unless there is no alternative. He should have known that!

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Me Says:

It is the Lyrics.
See a urologist.
Mine gave me Potassium Citrate among a couple of other enoquous meds that controlled the "leakage"

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