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Lyrica - Looking for Patient Experiences

Neuropathy | Last Active: May 14, 2020 | Replies (64)

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I started taking Lyrica in Nov., '15, and all was well for a few weeks, but before I had moved up to the dosage goal, one day I went to town and I started feeling poorly. By lunch time I couldn't eat or drink because I was becoming disoriented. By the end of the day, on my way home, I couldn't complete a sentence. I'd say a few words but then I had no idea what I was going to say. By the time I got to the ER, I was incoherent, couldn't walk, had no memory and while I was in the ER cubicle I went tachycardic. I spent 2 or 3 nights in the hospital, and figured out that I was having a severe reaction to Lyrica. The bummer was that it was the first medication that had an effect on my sfn pain.

Most people don't react as badly as I, and it's really one of the better neuropathy meds. Don't be scared off because of my experience. I sure wish that I could have taken it.


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Last year since I couldn't tolerate Gabapentin, my rheumatologist prescribed Lyrica. One pill and I became so sick my husband took me to the ER. While there, I asked the doctor why I was so sick and his reply was, "Well, you took Lyrica, didn't you?" One pill was one too many for me!