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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?

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@michelle69

I have PN from the effect of of a stroke I had last year. After my stroke, I had to have 2 crainiotomies one to clip a 10 mm unruptured aneurysm and one for a csf leak, and was told I would never walk again. But the pain of the PN was awful and the put me on lyrica and it made me walk again. I do wish however I could come off of the lyrica. I'm just wondering how to do it safely…

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Hi @michelle69, welcome to Connect. It is great that you are able to walk again after being told you would never walk again. It sounds like the Lyrica alleviated your pain from the neuropathy and you are now able to walk and no longer have any pain. Are you having any side effects from the Lyrica? I have no medical training or background but I would not try tapering off of the Lyrica without consulting with your doctor.

There is another discussion here on Connect you may be interested in reading and joining in with any questions you may have:

> Groups > Depression & Anxiety > Tapering off Lyrica gave me panic, nausea, extreme anxiety
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/lyrica/