Lyrica

Posted by mmak @mmak, Jul 19, 2018

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few weeks back after a long journey of pain and uncertainty for 29 years. It looks like I also suffer from social anxiety disorder(this I just see from the symptoms I have, not yet diagnosed). Now my Doctor has prescribed Lyrica, I have been reading up on its reviews and most of them are very scary, has anyone used it before or are using it, please advise on it.

@michellerog1

I have been taking Lyrica 75mg twice per day for 3 months for chronic pain in my thigh, groin and hip.I can only walk on crutches and can't sit but have to lay down. I take loads of pills for my blood (warfarin due to Aortic valve replacement + clopiwin due to 5 strokes) for anxiety (urbanol) for depression (cillift) etc. I am terrified of what Lyrica can do to me and tried to reduce the dosage by not taking my evening dose. 2 hours later I was screaming with pain. How can I get off this please? I have been to 5 different doctors – in the beginning they say they will fix me and in the end they say – stay on Lyrica. I am in so much pain but they can't up my dose cos of kidneys and I don't want them too. I am allergic to so many things from aspirin, penicillin, ibuprofen, codeine etc so there is very little they can give me. BUT I can't stand the pain! Any suggestions please???

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i have been diagnosed with PTS in Jan this year & have also been prescribed to take Lyrica. but after reading the side effects and user reviews i have decided not to take this pill. i use alot of herbal ointments & willing to try the hempseed oil soon.

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It seems there is an assumption being made that natural products don't have any side effects and won't harm you. One example, many people find having bees sting them over their joints is very helpful with some types of arthritis and prefer this treatment because it is a quote on quote natural treatment. However some folks given one or two bee stings will go into anaphylactic shock and require immediate treatment to save their lives. Natural treatments are chemicals of one kind or another

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@lioness

@sandytoes14 Hi Jen yes Dr had me on Lyrica helped by taking 2different dosages One for daytime other for night then the pain got so bad ,not from Lyrica ,but other problems He put me on Vicoden ,this worked for awhile but then my nerves became a problem so went back on Lyrica ,then Cymbalta I had a bad reaction to Cymbalta ,mentally all this scared me that's when I decided to just use natural products and pain medication I'm waiting for my CB D cream to come so I can hit the trigger points .Also going for injection next week in back.Nerves are livable but not gone and I did gain weight on Lyrica

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@sandytoes14 I have used the cream and it seems to help alot I get more relieve longer then with other creams .

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@wsh66 Do your research on bees ,don't take anyone,s advice or do it cause it helped them ,it course it you have a known allergy you aren't going to do it.The sun ,water are natural ,herbal medicine comes from plants but you need to research that product just like medicine the Dr gives you if the side effects are in that slip the pharmacy gives you Research what your taking.

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@michellerog1

I have been taking Lyrica 75mg twice per day for 3 months for chronic pain in my thigh, groin and hip.I can only walk on crutches and can't sit but have to lay down. I take loads of pills for my blood (warfarin due to Aortic valve replacement + clopiwin due to 5 strokes) for anxiety (urbanol) for depression (cillift) etc. I am terrified of what Lyrica can do to me and tried to reduce the dosage by not taking my evening dose. 2 hours later I was screaming with pain. How can I get off this please? I have been to 5 different doctors – in the beginning they say they will fix me and in the end they say – stay on Lyrica. I am in so much pain but they can't up my dose cos of kidneys and I don't want them too. I am allergic to so many things from aspirin, penicillin, ibuprofen, codeine etc so there is very little they can give me. BUT I can't stand the pain! Any suggestions please???

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@michellerog1
I'm sorry you are in such great pain. Fibro makes my legs hurt terribly. Frankly, I'd be wheelchair bound without Lyrica and Oxycodone. The Lyrica helps so much with the muscle and nerve pain.
You say that taking Lyrica has helped with your pain but you are afraid of what it will do. Can you tell me what specifically you are fearful of? Did you have a bad experience with Lyrica or is it the possibility of what could occur from others experience? I imagine having allergic reactions to so many things must be troubling.
I had a bad experience on another drug and became unnerved. I questioned everything I put in my mouth. I convinced myself that I was having a reaction to a drug I had taken for years. It got so bad that just swallowing it sent me into a panic. Long story short– I spoke with a counselor who helped me get to the root of the problem.

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As a young man I was a salesman selling 1,100 herbs and herbal preparations. The company I worked for had access to one of the best naturopaths alive at that time. A lot of them came with some serious warnings for side affects. Your right about research. I have little patience for the attitude that if it come from a drug company, it must be bad. I'm not saying that's you but I have encountered it on these sites.

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@wsh66 , Well, I have to say that Lyrica was a life saver for me. I've had Fibromyalgia most of my life, but was diagnosed at the UAB Kirklin Clinic in 1990. I have been on Cymbalta forever. But that wasn't enough. I changed my schedule, my attitude, my diet and taking certain supplements. Then a Tsunami of a Fibro Flare bowled me over. I upped my supplements, started drinking water with electrolytes, and my Speciaist finally gave me Lyrica. I did get more intrusive thoughts of grief and depression. Whether that's connected with Lyrica side effects or not, I am much better off. Even if I had to go back to a low dose of Wellbutrin, it was worth it. I do think it is important to keep a record of one's reactions to drugs, herbs, supplements of any kind. And it is vitally important to always include your medical team in any decision regarding your heath. Adjustments need to be only with full cooperation of all partie. Only with accurate, complete disclosure can proper treatment occur. You are wise to take all of these things seriously. I look forward to more discussions on this topic of interest!

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@michellerog1

I have been taking Lyrica 75mg twice per day for 3 months for chronic pain in my thigh, groin and hip.I can only walk on crutches and can't sit but have to lay down. I take loads of pills for my blood (warfarin due to Aortic valve replacement + clopiwin due to 5 strokes) for anxiety (urbanol) for depression (cillift) etc. I am terrified of what Lyrica can do to me and tried to reduce the dosage by not taking my evening dose. 2 hours later I was screaming with pain. How can I get off this please? I have been to 5 different doctors – in the beginning they say they will fix me and in the end they say – stay on Lyrica. I am in so much pain but they can't up my dose cos of kidneys and I don't want them too. I am allergic to so many things from aspirin, penicillin, ibuprofen, codeine etc so there is very little they can give me. BUT I can't stand the pain! Any suggestions please???

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@michellerog1 , I am so sorry that you are in so much pain from Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed in 1990, and I managed to work until about three years ago. I couldn't bear to work any longer. I was hobbling down the halls and holding on to desks and tables to get from one place to another. My doctor wouldn't give me anything for pain other than Cymbalta and Ibuprohen, which did not work. I finally have pain relief with Lyrica. I will be careful, however, and try not to get dependent on a higher dosage than what I have now. I'd rather not have to take anything at all. Wouldn't we all?

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@michellerog1

I have been taking Lyrica 75mg twice per day for 3 months for chronic pain in my thigh, groin and hip.I can only walk on crutches and can't sit but have to lay down. I take loads of pills for my blood (warfarin due to Aortic valve replacement + clopiwin due to 5 strokes) for anxiety (urbanol) for depression (cillift) etc. I am terrified of what Lyrica can do to me and tried to reduce the dosage by not taking my evening dose. 2 hours later I was screaming with pain. How can I get off this please? I have been to 5 different doctors – in the beginning they say they will fix me and in the end they say – stay on Lyrica. I am in so much pain but they can't up my dose cos of kidneys and I don't want them too. I am allergic to so many things from aspirin, penicillin, ibuprofen, codeine etc so there is very little they can give me. BUT I can't stand the pain! Any suggestions please???

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@jakedduck1 , I certainly can see your side of the questions concerning the use of Lyrica. I read where the use of this drug prevents new brain circuitry from forming, as a side effect of relief from pain. That does bother me. I am 66 years old, but am an avid lifelong learner. I don't want anything to prevent my brain from functioning propetly! But I have a quandary. If I do not have pain relief with this wretched condition, I have no real quality of life. I have family members who kind of like having me around. And I love them to bits! So, I take the lowest dosage possible on much of my nedication. I am in pain right now. But I would rather hurt and have the option of having pain relief than not to have it at all. Does that make any sense?

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You sound like a candidate for Genesight testing. Information at info@assurexhealth.com. It's a gene test that tells you what drugs will work for you. Depression, anxiety drugs, stimulants, ie Wellbutrin etal. Also what pain drugs will work based on your genes. You ask them for a list of docs close to you who preform this service and go to one who does, they take a cheek swab and in about 2 weeks you have your results back. It alerts you to drug interactions you could have as well as what drugs in 3 or 4 classes will work for you based on how you metabolize them. It's new and it's nothing short of a miracle for folks who need meds like Cymbalta and Wellbutrin. Quit guessing because that's all you and your doc are doing and find out what will work for you. That website is info@assurexhealth.com. get there number and call them and ask them to email you a list of docs near you. Doctors can register for free and all it takes for them is a fifteen minute phone call. If your doc doesn't do it see one who does. Get your info and take it back to the doctor you have and like. When they see the info, they will come around. Good luck, do it!!!

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@michellerog1

I have been taking Lyrica 75mg twice per day for 3 months for chronic pain in my thigh, groin and hip.I can only walk on crutches and can't sit but have to lay down. I take loads of pills for my blood (warfarin due to Aortic valve replacement + clopiwin due to 5 strokes) for anxiety (urbanol) for depression (cillift) etc. I am terrified of what Lyrica can do to me and tried to reduce the dosage by not taking my evening dose. 2 hours later I was screaming with pain. How can I get off this please? I have been to 5 different doctors – in the beginning they say they will fix me and in the end they say – stay on Lyrica. I am in so much pain but they can't up my dose cos of kidneys and I don't want them too. I am allergic to so many things from aspirin, penicillin, ibuprofen, codeine etc so there is very little they can give me. BUT I can't stand the pain! Any suggestions please???

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You sound like a candidate for Genesight testing. Information at info@assurexhealth.com. It's a gene test that tells you what drugs will work for you. Depression, anxiety drugs, stimulants, ie Wellbutrin etal. Also what pain drugs will work based on your genes. You ask them for a list of docs close to you who preform this service and go to one who does, they take a cheek swab and in about 2 weeks you have your results back. It alerts you to drug interactions you could have as well as what drugs in 3 or 4 classes will work for you based on how you metabolize them. It's new and it's nothing short of a miracle for folks who need meds like Cymbalta and Wellbutrin. Quit guessing because that's all you and your doc are doing and find out what will work for you. That website is info@assurexhealth.com. get there number and call them and ask them to email you a list of docs near you. Doctors can register for free and all it takes for them is a fifteen minute phone call. If your doc doesn't do it see one who does. Get your info and take it back to the doctor you have and like. When they see the info, they will come around. Good luck, do it!!!

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@mamacita

Hi mam,
I can certainly relate to anyone in pain. I understand why sometimes they will do anything and take whatever for relief. I took Lyrica in 2005 when it first came out for its original purpose as an anti-convulsant. Nothing was helping my Focal seizures so I chanched it. I rarely am will to take a newly released drug. There were no side effect warnings for muscle or nerve problems at that time. The reaction I had was extremely rare. They have since added a muscle reaction warning.
My best friends sister like many people does very well on it. My best friend was hospitalized and doctors gave her a 50/50% chance.
I believe it’s a very risky medication. Because I refuse to take it I added it to my allergy list. Most of my life I have taken drugs that have been around over 50 years and one over a hundred years. Far more research has been done and I believe they are safer. For some conditions you don’t have that option.
Best of luck everyone.

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