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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....

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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 specialist....it 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 fibromyalgia...one symptom besides the pain in your feet is optic neuritis,...

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LYRICA FOR FREE

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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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POST-HERPETIC NEURALGIA

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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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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How To Withraw Lyrica Medicine

I want to know a little about Lyrica medicine, all about its reaction, how to withdraw, etc ## Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight changes and drowsiness. You can also discover more Lyrica details here. As to withdrawing, it should be done in a slow taper, after you've been on it for awhile, since a sudden withdrawal may cause rebound symptoms, as well as cause the risk of seizures. Are there any other questions? ## I was on 300mg a day for years. With my doctors help he wrote a prescription for 50mg and 25mg tabs. 1st I stepped down to 200mg/day, for a month or so, then I got to 100mg then 50 and now I'm on 25...

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Neuropathy on my feet

I'm diabetic. Neuropathy is a big problem with my feet specially at night. I was taking lyrica, I call it a miracle pill for me. The only huge problem with Lyrica was gained so much weight but only in my stomach. I was so happy with Lyrica that never payed attention. Till one day my nephew asked me if I was pregnant. Stopped the meds and tried everything else but nothing works. ## I've been taking Lyrica or (Gabapentin) 300mg 3-4 daily for 5 yrs now and I do notice I do eat more, especially if suboxone is added to the mix. I occasionally take suboxone, maybe once a month for 5-7days to break up the pain meds I take, or if I simply run out. Anyways, yes, it all goes to my stomach. Also, maybe more people will post saying the same thing as I'm sure it's a side effect, but ...

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WHAT CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN IN LYRICA

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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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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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 Is Dangerous / class action suit anyone?

I have crps in both hands from carpal tunnel release...after several months, I was worse, not better. My workmens comp dr. said " You will have chronic pain the rest of your life and you will just have to learn to live with it"...oh thanks doc for screwing my hands up, not to mention how it has drastically has changed my life and limitations. I have been seeing a pain specialist ever since and that was back in 2001 when I had the release. I was on lyrica for the last 6 years, I have been off of it for three months. Now that I think back to when my severe depression started was not long since I started taking it. I don't know how many times I said I hate my life and I wish I was dead, I had thoughts of taking all my prescriptions and going to sleep for good! By the grace of g...

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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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