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Does anyone taking Lyrica have memory loss? 462 REPLIES
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memory loss and blurry vision

I have been taking Lyrica for about a month now and my vision is still blurry but getting better, but what is bothering me is the memory problems. I seem like such a space-cadet! Is it gonna get any better or am I doomed to always be this spacey? ## nasty medication be ready for weight gain 25 to 40lbs. and hot flashes with ringing in the ears I was on 200mg 3x day and had to stop. lyrica, neurontin, gabitril all NASTY NASTY ## It Does eventually get better as you reach the dose you are going to. It is only Transient. It will go away. Have patience. ## Whether or not it is transient really depends on the person. For most people, yes, side effects do wear off once their body adjusts to the medication, however for some people they can last a lot longer, or never go away entirely. If you f...

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I HAVE GAINED 27 POUNDS IN 3 MONTHS. WHAT CAN I DO OTHER THAN STOP TAKING LYRICA? SHOULD I QUIT OR LOWER THE DOSAGE? I TAKE 2 DOSES PER DAY. ## It's difficult to say exactly what about a medication causes any specific side effect, in many cases there is really no way to explain it, but Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, which is actually an anticonvulsant, so it works on brain chemicals. This means that it may be having an affect on something that stimulates the appetite, or slows the metabolism, so some people gain weight easier than normal, while taking it. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor? You may need to start more closely watching what you eat, or up the amount of exercise you get each day. ## I can relate to the weight gain with Lyrica. When I first...

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Lycria for Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia

I was just given Lycria for my Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia. I start it tonight and will keep posted on how it does for me. My doctor said it would not hurt any drugs I am now on, which is a lot. And the side effects would be sleepiness. ## My brother was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia and this is what they put him on. My wife and I are waiting to see what the results will be as we both have the same illnessand our appointments for our doctor isn't for a while. We will be waiting for your results along with his to see if this turns out to be the medication we've been looking for. Of course, we know that meds can work differently for different people. Good luck and God Bless! ## My Dr. Put me on Lyrica for nerve pain that runs across my back and down both legs. It makes me sleep...

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Lyrica Side Effects results in loss of 13 teeth

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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Does anyone taking Lyrica have memory loss?

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 & incontinence

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...

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What does lyrica look like?

I have been taking lyrica for some time has been in capsule form. I went to a new pharmacy and now it is a little white it still lyrica. It is white with the number 10 on the back the front has a line in the middle ( like a line you would cut it in half with or something ) someone please tell me if it is lyrica before I have to start taking it. Thank you ## I am not finding any Lyrica/Pregabalin listed in tablet form. All the listings I am finding for it are capsules. Have you contacted the pharmacy to double check? That's what I would do, if it were me, to make sure that I didn't receive the wrong medication. ## I think you should take these tabs back to the pharmacy fir positive ID before taking them. Pharmacists can make mistakes. A friend of mine was gi...

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doctors who prescribe narcotics in dayton ohio

Does anyone know of any doctors in the Dayton, Ohio area that prescribe narcotics for Fibromyalgia? I have just moved to the area and have never had an issue finding a doctor for this, but now they tell you upfront that they dont prescribe narcotics for fibromyalgia. Help? Anybody? ## Hello, Sweetdeb! How are you doing? Sorry about the problems that you're having. What type of doctors have you been consulting and how have you been asking them about prescriptions? Due to the new regulations that were put in place this year, if you require medications on a long-term basis for pain management, you'll need to see a specialist. General practitioners are now severely limited in what they can prescribe, how much they can prescribe, how long they can prescribe it and why they can prescr...

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Euphoric effects of Lyrica

Does Lyrica cause euphoria side effects? ## Very rarely, but it has been known to cause them, and thus result in some people abusing this medication, according to FDA warnings. For most people, its typical side effects include nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Ref: Lyrica Is there anything else I can help with? ## Yes, brilliant actually. ## Onlyvwhenvused once a week or mbye twice a week.toletancevis almost instant would be the perfect drug if it were not for tolerance build up super fast.

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Lyrica and Gabapentin urine drug screen

I am on suboxone and neurontin and i have a urine test in the morning. I took 6 50mg lyrica. Will it show up the same as neurontin? ## Does lyrica show up the same as gabapentin on a drug test? ## Since both Gabapentin and Pregabalin are anticonvulsants, they are not usually included on most drug screens. Such tests generally only check for opiates, benzodiazepines, stimulants and substances that may be illegal, such as marijuana, according to FDA reports. While these medications can help with some types of nerve pain, and mood disorders, they do not fall under any of these categories. Is there anything else I can help with? ## You are correct in the tests, they test for illegal drugs or proscription drugs of abuse if suspected.... like benzodiazepines. However..... Neurontin metabolise...

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Savella and Nausea

Okay I quit taking Lyrica about a week and a half ago, I just stopped feeling drunk about 2 days ago. I am on day 3 of Savella Titration pack and I am starting to feel much better, I actually have energy! There are blogs like this one about Savella and some people say there are nasty side effects while your body gets used to this med as well, but I have not felt any yet. The only thing i noticed is that I had a little nausea the first day but none since then. Keeping my fingers crossed. ## Today is my third day of Savella- first day at 25 mg x/day. These three days have been hell- extreme nausea, hot/cold flashes and sweats, racing heart, fatigue. It took me five weeks to be weaned off of Lyrica and I'm so disheartened by how I'm feeling now. When did everyone's side effects...

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Generic Lyrica

I have been taking 50 mg of Lyrica 3 xs a day for about 8 years. I understand there is finally a generic Pregabalin available. Has anyone taken the generic? I was getting my Lyrica for free through Pfizer but now that there is a generic Pfizer will no longer give me Lyrica and I will have to pay for it. ## That is normal, once the generic is available, a manufacturer will usually end their assistance program for any given medication. I was on Atacand for several years, and then had to switch, once a generic became available, and the program ended, because at that time, I was uninsured, and still couldn't afford the generic price, which was over $100 a month. The generic for Lyrica, which as you mentioned is Pregabalin, is as effective as the name brand, and has helped many people. T...

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Lyrica giving me sulphur based burps

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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drug test for lyrica showed up as neurontin

I take a drug test for my pain doctor. I do NOT use any other meds other than what's subscribed by my pain Dr. The last test test showed up with neurontin in my urine. Please explain how that happened. Again I don't even take any over counter or anything not subscribed to me. ## How can neurotin show up in urine test since I haven't taken in 5 years. I take lyrica MS Cotin Soma Xanex and Clondine a chloestral med and infection for this cold or whatever it is. I am worried cos I will get dismissed andni haven't taken anything other then subscribed to me. Help!!! ## Nuerotin, gabapentin and lyrica ARE ALL THE exact same medication!!! The first 2 ARE the genetic for of lyrica ## This is an irresponsible incorrect answer. Look up " compare contrast neurontin lyrica" ...

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Lyrica and Tooth loss

I have been prescribed Lyrica for over 4 years. Before this I had near perfect teeth - save for a few cavities. After about a year of taking the highest dose 3x my teeth started to get "brittle" and would simply break off while eatingor simply fall out sometimes. Has ANYONE heard of this or knows somone it has happened to also? ## Lyrica, as well as a lot of other medications, can cause dry mouth as a side effect. When this happens, even if it isn't bad enough for you to really notice, it allows bacteria to remain on your teeth that would normally be washed away by your saliva. Learn more Lyrica details here. Thus, any time you are taking a medication for a long period of time, your normal dental routine may not be enough. You might have to put some more effort in to save yo...

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does lyrica come up as gabapentin in drug test

my girlfriend is in a treatment facility and is prescribed methadone and gabapentin. If she takes lyrica will the gabapentin prevent it from showing on a drug test because they are from the same base or will the lyrica show up independent of the gabapentin? ## Does lyrics show up as gabapentin on an random drug test ## Will gabapentin show the same as lyrica in a Drug testing. ## i need the answer to this too i take neurontin and cymbalta and my drug screen showed i took lyrica i havent took lyrica in 7 years i took myself off of this it made me feel like i was drunk unstable and not very alert and gained weight while i was taking it ## I'd like to know, too. Haven't found any answers here

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How to taper off Lyrica

I have been taking Pregabalin for 15 months at 150 mg daily. I had my hip replaced two months ago and no longer need the meds. How do I taper off, step by step, so as to minimize side effects? ## Lyrica is quite easy to come off. Your Dr could prescribe a lower dose for two weeks or what I did was drop one pill a day for two weeks, then two pills a day for two weeks and so on. I had a bit of a headache but no problem. ## Hello, Rod! How are you? And thanks to Eunie for your helpful response. One caution I would like to add is to please do not stop this medication cold turkey, since it is an anticonvulsant, though it also helps with nerve pain, a sudden withdrawal could cause seizures. Typical side effects to this medication, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, mood swin...

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How To Get Off Lyrica

Have been taking 200 mg daily. Does not help my neuropathy at all. Want to stop taking this expensive worthless drug. How do you wean youreself off? ## How long have you been taking it? If it has been for just a short time, then weaning may not be necessary, but you should double check with your doctor to be sure. Learn more Lyrica details here. Additionally, if it hasn't been that long, you may not have given it enough time to see if it will help your neuropathy, since it does take 4 to 6 weeks to reach its full effectiveness. ## I have been on Lyria nearly 3 month, No notible difference in my neuropathy. Very expensive, even with my co-pay. Just want to be done with it. Was taking 100MG 2x a day. Now taking one till I run out. Their ads are so deceiving. Big promises, 0 results. #...

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Lyrica 50

Use of this drug to for pain suppression from sciatica pain ## For fibro:I was on 25mg of lyrica then upped to 50mg. Had lots of blurred vision on the 50mg, which progreesed to loss of concentration. Brought myself back to 25mg, still have some blurred vision. but am taking it at night to sleep, the savella 12.5mg in am. So far it's a great combo... ## Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. The FDA lists the typical side effects Pregabalin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and fatigue. Are you still taking just the 25mg dose? Savella is antidepressant that also helps with nerve pain, and may cause very similar side effects to those listed above.

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false positive for lyrica

I'm testing positive for Lyrica and I've never taken anything except methadone. Why would I test positive for Lyrica?? I tested positive for thc but that's for good reason. But that's all I do. Why would I be testing positive for lyrica? That's what they called it. ## Same thing happened to my husband today. He takes a host of medications for psychiatric problems and for diabetes and high blood pressure. But he does not take Lyrica or gabapentin. I can't find any answers on the web. It's driving as both nuts. It's not a narcotic so I don't even think they would give a crap but apparently it's becoming a new it dried to abuse so I don't know. ## I just had the same issue. I just popped for it and haven’t heard of it until now.

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