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Lyrica - Looking for Patient Experiences

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

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DAY ONE UPDATE: I took my first 50 mg pill last night at 9 PM – so it's been barely 12 hours.

I did not get tired enough to go to bed until midnight. I slept better than I have been sleeping on the Gabapentin – which means no nightmares, no sense of doom, no anxiety attacks. There was also no pain throughout the night (yipppeeee!). I still woke up 2 or 3 times, but didn't have to talk myself into a sense of calm.

The most amazing thing was that when I got up this morning, I was able to walk without feeling like my feet were riddled with arthritis! I got out of bed and walked – not painfully hobbled – to the bathroom! I honestly don't know whether this type of pain is neuropathy, arthritis, or something else – all I know is that I didn't feel it this morning and if this drug takes away that pain – BONUS.

I still have some burning pain this morning – but if things are still going well on Day 3, the doctor wants me to increase my dosage by 25 mg (total 75 mg) and see how that goes. I will see him again in 2 weeks for a review.

I realize this may be a one-off experience, but I cannot tell you how excited I am at this early stage! I'm looking forward to seeing whether this will extend over the longer term 🙂

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Yayyy for you @iceblue! 😊 Fingers crossed.

that is great news Iceblue, for now I think I will continue the gaba, but good to know your positive experience w/Lyrica. I take it at 9:30 and usually turn the lights out at 11:30. I do experience crazy sometimes bad dreams and often anxiety plus forgetfulness and off/on blurry vision, impatience and lack of energy. But, on 400mg. 1xday at bedtime I can hold off taking it again until bedtime and I sometimes use a CBD salve on my hands before bed. For some reason I have very little pain during the day. Fingers crossed for both of us. Helen