Lyrica Withdrawals Winging Off

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judy Says:


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.


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judy Says:

I took it for fibromyalgia. Although it did help my flareup tremendously. The side effects are too much.

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judy Says:

thanks Verwon that was the exact imformation I was looking for. And really makes sense. Never thought of it that way. I think I'll be able to wing this off after all the way you advised me. Thank you very much.

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Cindy Says:

So, did you get of Lyrica, and what were the side effects? Anyone?

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Judy Says:

I still haven't gotten completely off it but I've lowered the dosage w wks at a time. Dr is helping me wing off of it little by little, so I won't get sick. I'm down to 50mg once a day. and I'm doing much better. I'm dieting for all the weight I've gained. I seem to have my appetite back under control. That lyrica really made me crave food like unreal.Never have I felt that side effect before. I've always tried to gain weight. Now dieting is wild for me. But it's working. And honestly pain wise. I feel like I may be regressing and having pain again with weather change etc. It did help my pain level obviously, but the side effects were just too bad. so I'll be trying a new med when I get off this one. That's all I can do for now. Thanks to those of you that have responded to my questions, etc. And I hope you get to feeling better soon.

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Cindy Says:

I have been on Lyrica for about 9 months with no weight gain. However when my mom passed away this year, I put on about 10 pounds. I am now having problems with my lower back, and the exercises they have given me in physical therapy have helped a lot. I have lost 3 pounds in 2 weeks, It really helps, as I was afraid of hurting my back before, so did not exercise. For all you people looking for great pain relief, TRY MESSAGE. Before my surgery on my neck, I had been to physical therapy for 3 months with no relief, then decided to try a message. The stabbing pain I had in my back was gone by the next day. I could have saved myself a lot of money if I would have tried that in the first place. The Lyrica also seems to be working for me.

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sinaminn@hatmail.com Says:

I just started Lyrica for about a week now. So far all it has done was get rid of my very severe nerve pain in my kneck. I had a extra rix removed, the rib had caused so much irrevirceable nerve damage before it was removed. I use to take Gabapinten up to 1200mg per day. Now I only take the one75mg tablet every 12 hours. No side affects. I'll keep you posted.

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anonymous Says:

The phrase is 'weaned off' not 'winged off'

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Anonymous 2 Says:

yeah what the heck is winged off ?? lyrica mess your brain up ?? and Cindy.... messaging did absoluteley nothing for my neck, i messaged hundreds of people, Nothing !! but then i went and got a MASSAGE, and that helped

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william Says:

weing off purcaset,two two weeks.one two weeks,am pm,half two weeks,one quater two weeks for pain,.two month perioduseing naratin know.have pain numb.muscel,waking up.

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william Says:

had to,back prercipstion ,4 a day purcasett too1/4,start two weeks, two in morning,two bedtime 112 tabs,second week,one tab,for pain in morning then one tab,bedtime 28 tabs,third part two weeks half.

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william Says:

went thru corn wagon with chain drive .arm laserated ,riped ,kneck lalmost takin off, then i was comprimised into feed troff age,13 teen now 54 next month trying gabpiten rageing first fighting myself ,to do what soneone told me to do,i back off slowly if pain severe talk,with soneone get out,of chanling pain as you walk it off with friend.wor warm blanket righrt fom the dryer,sorry for your pain.this the longest email i have done,with one hand..

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william Says:

welness is your goal,you have to jump, and break slowly,begin with support for when you cry,body has static nerves systen you to let them back down with youi have gained maybe hundred pounds.i am not skemping but adjustmenting it will happen for you.

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william Says:

my feauncesea pass march 18 2010 she had more pain kilers matadon colonapi, vicdin.we went to hospitalshe was at my house she said we should go to emergecy she had therr breathing three dilota shots for painwe left to make appoint,,we drove to my house her sleeping bag on bed so i wold not touch her,my house diner movie at her moms began not being able to talk body not in control then she took her five downers her mom held her hand
we turned we could not hear,cpr till peramdics.she had no choice or caused breathing to stop,she passed in 20 minutesat home holding mothers and me with her, 5 hrs corner police grief person.good luck..time for

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william Says:

started food,i look at lyrica and they have nuarton same with drawls,you just cannot quit symtoms causes seziuars and uncontrollabe action just read steps on email on how to back off! i now it feels like your lost because i am .but you ,momwas your friend.grieve for her to save you and have her be strong as she was ,will be,sorry for all the yours but i want you to own label this.after the grief you are your,s to own

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Hardcore Says:

Hi, I have been on 300mg x2 daily Lyrica for 2 months for facial neuralgia, didnt help with the pain. I had constipation, a bit of weight gain, and really really tired and loss of balance. I just weaned a week ago, and have a feeling of vibration in my body, which My Doc has informed me is a side effect from taking Lyrica!!!!!How long this last is anyones guess.

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ken372 Says:

yes my wife just got dont coming off it after taking it for 2 1/2 yrs has suffered 2 suicide attempts wile taking it and coming off it is just as bad she is having hallucinations like you w not believe!she takes 200 mgs of geodone a day to help w that and its not enough has anyone had any luck w a lawyer to help us?im having no luck here in pa,any help w be great as i fear the affects of this drug is going to cost my wife her life before anyone steps up to do something about this horrible drug

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sandy beam Says:

I've been taking Lyrica 75 mg at bedtime for 2 months and thought it was to much so my doctor but me on 50 mg at bedtime. the 50 mg didn't help as much so I decided to take two 50 mg at bedtime. It helps. Went to my doc a week ago and she put me one 100 mg 1 at bedtime. I was worried about the weight gane but so far non.

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vianbela Says:

I am taking 30 mgs. of morphine sulphate 6x a day along with 150 mgs of Lyrica 2x a day for chronic neck pain. I used to take 30 mgs of temazepam (Restoril) at night, but have stopped because, one morning about 3 weeks ago, I walked into my kitchen and there was food packages all over the floor. I also had a severe burn on my arm, but had no idea where it came from, or how the food got out of the cabinets! My husband told me that I had gotten up and done the damage myself. He managed to turn off the stove that was turned on, but not before my arm had been burned.
Needless to say, I stopped the sleeping pill that night. I had been on it for years, so it was 5 days before I went to sleep. I am now sleeping for maybe 3-4 hours a night, but only after 2 or 3 days of not sleeping at all. During the day, I bump into things, and start dreaming in the middle of conversations. It's pretty wierd. Has anyone heard of this? I've suffered from insomnia since I was 3, and am 54 years old, so I know it's not going to kill me, but I'd love some sleep. I'd also like to stop dreaming during the day and resume driving.

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n2blond Says:

The same thing happened to me. I tried to go off Lyrica on my own, and that was a big mistake, I was so sick. I hate to go back on again. My doctor is trying to tell me that this drug is not addictive, but I don't believe that anymore. I have also gained alot of weight but didn't know why. I am now on weightwatchers and I am starting to wean myself off this drug.

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Betty Says:

I tried to get off LYrica too - GOT VERY SICK. Horrible headache, no energy, bad nausea - miserable. I had to get back on it. I'm scared too. Don't know what to do = but I'm searching too for an answer. I think we are hooked for life.

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