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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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Lyrica Memory Loss and Other Issues

Hi all. I've been taking 300mg of lyrica for 7 mo. which has been a miracle for my spine nerve damage however I have become completely stupid (no memory) and have developed neurovascular eye disease. Anyone else have this? Sorry for the post not being very clear lol as I said I'm brain dead! I almost forgot to mention the rash. I've developed a rash on my right calf only. I've been to a lot of drs an all my blood work has been normal. I KNOW it's the Lyrica. I can't stop though. When I stopped taking it I was literally bedridden. The Lyrica helps so much with the pain that I've decided the side effects are worth it, at least I can function, even if I do go around in circles most of the time. Other drug companies are coming out with similar drugs soon hopefull...

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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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Lyrica side effects of long term use and teeth loss

I have been on lyrica from the very beginning of release 12-01-05. I have major side effects taking 900mg a day, now having teeth loss. Has anyone else been having this problem? Please help. ## Within the past year I have undergone 5 root canals and 1 failed root canal that resulted in extraction. I have also been diagnosed as severely deficient in Vitamin D (18 of 35). This all came about after being on Lyrica a little over 1 year. I am interested in hearing other teeth related stories as we have spent over $8K in the past year trying to save the teeth I have. After 18 years of timely adult check-ups I found these problems all at once! ## Lyrica can cause or aggravate dental issues, as will a lot of medications if you are on them long-term. One of the primary reasons is that it causes ...

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Can You Take Lyrica With Methadone

I am on 15mg of methadone and just got a prescription for Lyrica 75mg. Is it ok to take these meds together? ## im on 70mg of methadone and 50mg of lyrica,,and no problems so far ## Can i take my seroquel 6 hrs after taking 10 mg methadone ## Does it truly relieve the pain? ## Is methadone the same as lyrica? ## No it's not chemical make up is totally different. Lyrica targets the nerves while methadone is an all over pain medication that can still leave nerve pain untouched. ## I have been taking 75 mg lyrica 3 times a day for neuropathy caused by chemotherapy. .the doctor prescribed me 500mg cephalexin 4 times a day for a infection im on the second week and my fingers hurt so bad i can barely use them but it seems to ge more joint pain but it is extremely painful can barely bend t...

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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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Lyrica lawsuits status

Does anyone know the status of the lyrica lawsuits? ## Looking for a Very Smart Attorney to put two and two together.....It's all there, but the Attorney's only concern now is for suicide victims and birth defect victims and the stockholders legal lawsuit is 2.3 BILLION. What about those of us that have been affected who have had side effects that Pfizer only disclosed last year 7-2016? READ this new info. 80+ side effects. ## Do you know who to contact regarding any lyrica class actions? I lost my daughter to suicide in Feb, 2017 and believe lyrica to be a big part of that! ## Elisa I'm so sorry for your loss, we too lost our daughter who was prescribed Lyrica and Cymbalta in 2019, I'm in Australia, my heart goes out to you

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does lyrica pregabalina have sulfur in it

Does lyrica/ pregabalina have sulfur in it ## Hi Lady D, Based on my research, certain manufacturers of Lyrica (pregabalin) do put in a substance called "sodium lauryl sulfate"; which can bring about an allergic reaction in those with sulfa allergies. That said, your best bet would probably be to inform your doctor and/or pharmacist about this allergy, so they can make sure they give you the proper form of Lyrica. NOTE: post #2 in the following discussion thread may also address your concern in more depth: Discuss/allergic-reaction-165390.htm You can learn more about this drug on the page for Lyrica Details I hope this info helps! ## No they are not related. I wrote more at the link the previous poster linked above. ## Is that the same ingredients used in antibiotics made with s...

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Does Lyrica Cause Increase Facial Hair Growth In Women?

I have been on Lyrica for one year. The dosage has slowly been increased. I am now taking 100mg am and 200mg pm. I have experience the common side effects of relating to brain functioning. I have also had an obvious increase in facial hair (I am female). Has anyone else experienced this? ## Yes, it has been known to cause that in some people as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, mood swings, and weight changes. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor? There are other medications you can try that may not cause this side effect. How old are you? Are you on other medications? ## I have been taking Lyrica for two years I notice a increase of facial hair also I am a woman and my skin breaks out in rashes and sometimes nausea and weight gain ..I feeling very unpleasant.. ## I ...

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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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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 drug quitting

Can I stop taking lyrica if I only had two capsules at 25mg strength each . I only had this one doze but I really don't want to use it for pain management any more Doing physio at the moment and that is helping me recover from lower back pain ## There shouldn't be a problem, if you've only taken a couple capsules, but it is always best to double check with your doctor. The FDA warns that Lyrica may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and drowsiness. Ref: Lyrica Information Are you on any other medications?

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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... Getting Scared

Have been on Lyrica since April 09 - developed incontinence, pain in right knee constant, can't talk straight - words get mixed up - can't comprehend reading material or remember the simplest of things or tasks - was fired from my job-- miracle for my pain though - Doc says side effects will go away - has anyone experienced long term memory confusion? Am I losing it? ## In responce to your concern, I have read every concern and yes I cant speak either, I was a professional for 30 years and now I cant even put a simple sentence together without my words comming out delayed , all mixed up in my head they are right but they never come out clear. I am so embarrsed. ## Those can be normal side effects of Lyrica, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been found to help with some types...

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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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zapping senation

I just started taking Lyrica. First, I was told by my doctor to take 75 mg for 3 evenings, and then I was to increase the dosage on the 4th day. I was to take another 75 mg in the a, so I would be up to 150 mg. The problem is that I woke up during the night after the 4th day, 3 times with a zapping sensation. It felt like my chest area. I decided to stop taking it, and I called my doctor and he wants me to continue with it. He said to take the 75 mg for a week, and then increase it again. He wants to give it a chance. The reason why I'm taking this is because I had a spinal fusion 1/9/08 at levels 3-4, 4-5, and since the surgery I have numbness and a weird feeling in both my legs. The back is better, but I am scared about my legs. Has anyone with a fusion been given this drug for pr...

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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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Lyrica Help

I found out about Lyrica after 6 months of the soles of my feet felt like thick Elephant pads and painfull.The sharp needles and pins prickling night and day.The bottom of my feet and toes burned to the point of turning red. I tried help. I tried Novacaine I bought through a Canadian help. I found one thing that would help some.Sitting with your feet up and a wet wash cloth draped over the feet and havin a ceiling fan blowing on them. At night I would wet the wash cloths ,fold into a triangle. fold tightly around the feet and pin on with a large safety pin. I stuck my feet out from under the covers. It was the only thing that would allow me some sleep. My Doctor would alwayssay he didn't knowwhat would help. I was already on Darvacet and Flexeril. I fo...

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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 ## If you prescribe methadone and Roxy's and you took a gabapentin with a gabapentin s...

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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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