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Lyrica does work

Lyrica does work for myself. But I started having side effects. Double vision, being tired all the time, confusion, didn't even remember my age and that might be a good thing. But the drug is awesome for taking the nerve pain away. Just pay attention to side effects. ## Mu husband was on Lyrica for 30 days until he started experiencing severe side effects, i.e. dizziness, chest pain, weight gain, double vision, confusion, memory problems, tiredness. He was admitted into the hospital with the chest pain, in fear he was experiencing a heart attack. He has been off Lyrica for 3 weeks now and is still experiencing nausea and dizziness. How long did your symptoms last after discontinuing the med? He is getting very discouraged. Resa ## I had an orthopedic surgery on my ankle 8 months ago...

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...

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" ...

Lyrica withdrawals winging off

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. ## I took it for fibromyalgia. Although it did help my flareup tremendously. The side effects are too much. ## thanks Verwon that was the exact imformation I was looking for....

lyrica and SULFUR BURPS WTH?

Hey, I started taking Lyrica 2 weeks ago to help with pain caused by MS, and today ive started having really bad sulfur burps, is this a symptom not on the box? Its kinda freaking me out.. ## Me too! All day and night! It's horrible, I'm going to see about switching medications. This is disgusting ## Lyrica has been known to cause various types of flatulence, and a sulfur smell can be caused by many medications, due to the chemicals they are derived from, other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. If it bothers you that much, then yes, you may need to speak to your doctor about switching medications. I haven't experienced it that often, since I've been taking it, but we are all different. It could also be worsened by oth...

Side Effects

I have a CVS (Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome) condion. I experience alot of pain during a cycle. Lyrica works so far. I have experienced no vomiting or nausea during these days. But the side effects are kicking my butt. Dizziness, blurred vision, hyper, I can't stay seated. Staying up very late. Do these side effects subside or go away after the body get adjusated? I'm wired! I'm 43 years old and need to relax. ## I wanted to talk to the person that has CVS! My son has it too, was wondering how they diagnosed you and how often episodes occur. ## I had to see a GI doctor who did a stomach emptying test to rule out gastroparesis, an h. pylori test to rule that out, I had an upper endoscopy years ago otherwise they would do that. They have to just rule out everything else it could be...

does lyrica affect the liver

I have cryptogenic liver disease. It has been looking well for several years. Will lyrica damage it any further? ## It is hard to say, most medications are processed by the liver and long-term use of them could cause damage. Have you discussed this with your doctor or pharmacist? ## i even had no idea that i even had a liverproblem it came out in a catscan that was to investigate my back... so this is new i have a apptm with a liverdoctor 2 weeks from now... ## I can't say I know the answer to this but when I asked my Pain Specialist if it will affect my liver, he told me it is not assimilated in the liver, it is filtered in the kidneys. Someone on the other site told me I was misinformed but this is what my Specialist told me, if you can't believe him, who can you believe? Ask ...

Does Lyrica mess up your Liver?

I started taking Lyrica for 3 weeks now for my Chronic Facial Pain. I had taken all the chronic pain meds and nothing work. I was diagnos with this illness since I had a root canal done, I even got 2 teeth extracted though the pain would go away. Anyway, I am now having some reaction, my feet and legs feels fat. However, my pain is about 4 in a scale of 10 being very painful. I take Lyrica 3x a day with 50 mg each along with oxycodon (if pain does not go away) and motrin 800 mg for head aches. I been on norcotic medicines for 2 years and now with Lyrica and etc. I am just wondering if the chronic pain actually go away? I am tired of taking all these medicine and scared that I will not have a liver left.............. ## Is Lyrica a narcotic? I think i saw that it is a controlled substanc...

Free 7 day coupon for Lyrica

Looking for a 7 / 30 day free trial of Lyrica 75 mg. Insurance through obamadoesntcare plan has a $3,000 deductible! wtf. $990/month for insurance- covers what? ## Contact Pfizer. They have a great program. I get 3 months Lyrica for FREE ## I am waiting for prior authorization for 30 day 25 mg Lyrica supply. I have bc/B's anthem insurance. Just need this help until authorization is complete and hopefully approved ## I got a 7 day supply of lyrica but my insurance does not cover it. Could I use this 7-day free trial coupon I have? ## You don't need coupons. Contact Pfizer--you do not need to be low income to get Lyrica for free. Annual income levels are no more than $46k for a single person and $96k for a family. I have been getting my Lyrica for free for the past 2 years. Pfizer...

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...

lyrica, side effects coming off drug

effects coming off lyrica ## I just got off the phone to the center of drug addition because i take both lyrica and oxycotin and the durg to take to come off these drugs is called SOBOXEN. ask your dr for this if you are trying to come off either of these drugs, they are both considered opions, hope i spelled that right, both are very strong drugs, i have been taking them both and after my next surgury i will be asking for this drug, it will lesson the effect of weaning off these drugs, check it out on the net under drug addition, hope this helps some of yoy out ther ## I'm going to be taken off Lyrica in Sept., after seeing a neurologist; I have tried several times to get off it and had severe withdrawal symptoms and seizures. I'm taking it for both epilepsy and fibromyalgia. I...

I see so many bad effects, who has experienced good?

I've been on LYRICA for almost a month, it was kind of a last resort for me. I have had chronic back/nerve pain (unknown cause) for 20 months now. Neurosurgeon and Orthopedic both say surgery is not an option. They recommended a spinal cord stumulator but im weary of it. LYRICA has given me energy and I sleep better. I cook and clean and laundry gets done...that hasn't happened since before pain started. I feel more positive but my moods change quickly. Has anyone else had these effects? ## There are plenty of people that have had good experiences with it, it's just that they aren't the ones that usually go hunting up a website for information. :-) It's a simple fact that most people don't share their good experiences with something, they only hunt up a site like...

Lyrica and Alcohol

You are not supposed to drink while on Lyrica. I made the big mistake of doing that. I took my dose in the morning and then got invited by some friends to go out. I do not usually drink, but started drinking around 9:30 pm. I was found in an alley behind a restaurant at 4 am. The last thing I remember was last call at 2am. I am only posting this to give a VERY strong warning not to drink while on this medication. Luckily I am OK and still alive. It is a horrible feeling to not know what happened in those 2 hours. Please do not drink while on Lyrica. ## I have been on Lyrica at various strengths from 200mg/day down to 50mg/day. I drink (probably more than I should) but I have never experienced any problems drinking the equivalent of 5 or so drinks while on this medication. I have experie...

have damage to my optic nerve

after taking lyrica for 2 months, I have damage to my optic nerve...I knew I was having trouble seeing when I was taking it, but it did make my fibromyalgia so much better and my feet quit huring....when I wen to my eye doctor he said that my eye was damaged and I had to go to a was not caused by high pressure in my eye and he could not figure out what was going on...I can find no lawyer to represent me....they do not seem to want to take on a big drug company....I am all most 100 % sure that the lyrica damaged my eye.....good luck to all of you trying to get a lawyer to represent you....God bless each one...Carol ## this is just a guess, but there may be a small possibility you may have ms, not symptom besides the pain in your feet is optic neuritis,...


AARP is not an organization looking out for seniors and getting savings on drugs. AARP should have the following information at their fingertips and I have brought it to their attention in 2 separate emails. Pfizer has revised their patient income limit. The new limits are $47,080 annualy for a single person. If your income is below that level you can get drugs like Celebrex, Lyrica and others for FREE. Previously, my prescription for Lyrica and Premarin put me in the donut hole by March. Now, since I get them FREE directly from Pfizer I am nowhere near the donut hole. Pfizer is a great company looking out for seniors. AARP should be ashamed to themselves for not getting this information out to their subscribers.l Go on the site Pfizer Pathways and you will get all the info you need to ...

Lyrica class action lawsuit

If you have had an adverse reaction to Lyrica, please contact a law firm. I just called mine and gave them my basic information, and they will be having a lawyer contact us. This drug is dangerous, deadly, and should be pulled from the market. Amomg all the usual issues, today i noticed a new one had been added. For males, sperm motility can be affected and children created by parents using Lyrica, there is the possibility of birth defects. Please call and at least get on record with this firm. The more of us who call and tell our stories, the more likely it is that the drug company is going to have to cover our medical expenses, pain and suffering, etc. ## Who is the attorney and in which state? ## Hi are you in Australia or America I to would add my name and case if I am able to conta...

Can my meds be causing Amensia and ADHD?

I take Lyrica, Tramadol, Effexor, Vyvanse, Valium (I have been on this medication for the past forty years because I have TMJ and it works as an muscle relaxant), Hyoscyamine, Dexilant, Singulair, and vitamins. Could any of these drugs (along or in combination) be causing me to experience amnesia? I was also recently diagnosed with ADHD. ## Hello, Laura! How are you doing? I am sorry to read of the problems you've been having. Regarding the amnesia, or forgetfulness, that is listed among the possible side effects of Lyrica and Tramadol, while Vyvanse, Valium, Singular, and Hyoscyamine can all cause nervousness, and other ADHD-like symptoms. (Remove the Vyvanse, if you weren't taking it, when the ADHD appeared.) There is no way to say if your issues are due to just one of them, o...

post herpetic neualgia

my spouse is suffering from the above as a result of shingles. The commonly used drugs of choice(Lyrica & other) do little to ease her constant pain in the neck & shoulder area. what about acupunchure ? This has been going on for 2+ yr's and no medical Dr. has come up w/any help. ## It wouldn't hurt to give it a try. Acupuncture relieves pain and is for therapeutic purposes. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, these acupuncture points lie along meridians along which qi, the vital energy, flows. There is no known anatomical or histological basis for the existence of acupuncture points or meridians. To read more about Acupuncture click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## Hi, Your spouse (sor...

free Lyrica prescription discounts or samples

I have no insurance currently and need help paying for my Lyrica. ## Hello, Tonya! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're out of work. However, since there are generics available, there is no assistance program available for this medication. But there are pharmacy discount cards that may make it cheaper. There is one towards the right on each page of this site, you simply click the link, submit your email address, then print the card and take it to your pharmacy. The FDA classifies Lyrica as an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Does anyone else have any suggestions that may help? ## The company that makes Lyrica...


Is there CURE (not just relief from the debilitating Itch/Pain that seems to last forever after a bad bout of SHINGLES (More than 2 years ago). Lyrica and Cymbalta, Aterax etc give TEMPORARY pain relief, but these drugs give me a huge appetite and I have gained more than 20kilograms of weight over the past year. I would be so grateful to be PERMANENTLY RID of the Pain/Itch. Please help! Cori ## I have had PHN for the last 2 years. I have just gone through Vitamin B injections and laser treatments that have cured 80 % of the pain. I have tried all of the other remedies,accupuncture,massage , tensor and even Botox I am finally rid of the pain. I had shingles across the chest under the arm to the elbow and across the back. I can give you more info if you wish ## reply to Stu re Postherpeti...


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