Lyrica and klonopin

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iv been on lyrica for 5 months now and am 450mg in a non flare and 525mg a day in a flare i also take diazapam which i dont like but am still working on finding something else to aid me to sleep i tried the zopicloine (cant spell) and had a very bad reaction and im sure it was to do with coming off the diazapam to go on this sleeping pill which did nothing but give me heart palpations and the next day i felt awfull my lips were puffy and i lost my taste buds i would not try that again so im back
I'm afraid the Neurontin and Klonopin might mix together and make me feel awful, but the pharmacist said it would make me really sleepy. That's why the doctor gave it to me is because the RSD is so much more worse at night to help me sleep and to relax the leg. I thank you so very much for taking the time to write me back on this.... PS... Did you ever take the pill whole? IF so how did it make you feel? Thanks again....
I am currently on Lyrica for nerve pain and possible Fibromyalgia. I took 75 mgs twice a day for a week and I am currently on 150 mgs twice a day now. Sometimes it makes me drowsy and sometimes it doesn't. My worst side effect with this medicine is the "really dry mouth". Between that, the 4 mgs of Dilaudid (x3) and the Allegra, it is about to do me in. This is my third week of taking it and it has not helped with anything so far. I wish you the best.
I am currently taking cymbalta, celexa, and lyrica and the only thing it does for me is make me tired......
I started taking klonopin wgich I got from my pcp against advice from my psych, he tried to give my lyrica and zyprexa for anxiety on different occasions , none working like the klonopin.
Both work on dopamine, but differently, I think.
benzos have a more-direct effect on the receptor for the inhibitory transmitter GABA, whereas Lyrica (pregabalin) increases the conversion of glutamate to GABA, resulting in higher amounts of GABA in neurons (and therefore supposedly increasing GABA transmission). Lyrica is sedating, and has indications for some anxiety disorders. But for some reason, people don't get as attached to it in the way they do to benzos like Xanax or Klonopin-- at least in my practice.
Thanks Audrey for the detailed discussion about Klonopin. And you are right, I have seen many internet sites that talk about how awful the withdrawals are for the benzos. That's one of the things that made me afraid to take it. Also, it says that it may alter your mental state so that you may become depressed or want to commit suicide. Then if it takes a while to taper off of it - what would you do? You know what I mean? Thanks again everyone.
Gabapentin and Neurontin are the same med- you are correct. Neurontin is the brand name. I found Gabapentin and Lyrica to be very similar, but Lyrica is stronger at lower doses. I have tried Cymbalta as well and didn't like it. I had trouble with my GI system. I had diarrhea the whole time I was on it and I became incredibly depressed.
I'm now on requip and fentanal patches 100 and clonazapam and find that works better then the lyrica for me, i also got aggressive and agitated on the higher dose, i find its a drug that works well at a low dose but as you are on long term your body gets used to that and you go up and thats when the side effects like weight gain and aninxty, but the weight gain was the worst for me, i feel more foggy off it and less with it but then i've been dx with meniere's disease and suffering from vertigo
I was prescribed Klonopin about a year or two after my first fusion due to idiopathic neuropathy (hands and fee) AND muscle spasms that continued for awhile. I had tried Neurontin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Depakote...you name it, but had bad, bad reactions to all of them. I tried to hang in there and let the dizziness pass when I first started them, but it never did. Therefore, I could NOT function at all. The bottom line is/was...I just couldn't tolerate them.
ALL of a sudden, this new doc's ARNP said NO mixing of Xanax/Klonopin...and we explained what HER boss...the doctor said...well, she drug tested hy husband, all drugs came up positively in his urine, but she accused him of SELLING the meds anyway! WTF! She sat there & ripped up his xanax script right in front of my hubby even after we told him how it keeps him on a stable level of "calm"...she didn't care..
I already take 2-3mgs of xanax and am planning on starting a taprer here soon, but Ive been getting conflicting reports about klonopin and valium being easier to withdrawl off than xanax or ativan because of the different half lives. Most of the info Ive read said that doctors usually use valium to get ppl of xanax then/or klonopin to taper them off the valium.
I am on Tareg for blood pressure, from specialist....then my GP put me on Wellbutrin and klonopin .... which my specialist took me off and said take Xanax only with the Tareg. Any comments much appreciated.
Now, I'm wondering if my escalating uneasiness has something to do with the missing Lyrica. I did refill it, and can likely answer my own question once I pick it up and am back on schedule with it, but I'm wondering if anyone can offer any insight in the meantime. Thanks! Be well..... PEACE - and I really mean, "PEACE"! Those of my generation bantered the word around like we do "Hey!
hi I have tried neurontin up to 2700mg then broke out in a rash head to toe and my doctor switched me to lyrica and it has worked the best for my severe neuropathy pain. i have gained 20 lbs but I couldnt function if it wasnt for this drug. I am now on 225mg of lyrica twice a day though I find myself uping the dose every 6 months or so due to breakthrough pain it has been a great drug for me.
I am worried about the side effects and how hard it is to get off of it as I read that it is habit forming. I take Klonopin and Imitrex for migraine problems so I am limitied and have palpitations due to a PAC (pre atrial contractions). So, I can't take prestiq or Cymbalta. I can't take Valium or a benzodiazepine because of the Klonpin.
5 mg in the morning and 0.25 afternoon and 0.25 at night. I take the 8 mg of Klonopin since june 2009, I was previously on a low dose of Valium 20 mg day but I start having panic attacks again so my PDoc put me on the Klonopin, who I had already took in the past from 2005 until 2007 when I withdraw it with the help of the Valium...
5 mg of clonazepam and i see alot about a med on here called klonopin i went online and it seems that clonazepam and klonopin are almost the same is this true? any one have any info or experience taaking these meds let me know.
I am going to ask my doc. Mon. for it and give it a try. I wonder if you can tapper off of Lyrica and take the Topamax at the same time. I have been on 150mg. of Lyrica for so long that I take it every 6-8 hrs. ..no joke, my pain is so intense. I can tolerate pain well, but this is ridiculous. I also just found out I have a Chiari Malformation and am sure a lot of my pain is from it. I wonder what you take for that...(heavy sigh...great more meds) I might have to have brain surgery.
Of course I do take loratab, soma, and klonopin too. Has any body out there had to come off the lyrica with better results 2nd time? well Ican understand everyones positions posted especially those with FRUSTATION. Good Luck everyone.
It was really hard and I felt like I was having a heart attack and getting zaps all over my body. I caved in and went back on klonopin. Someday I will have to go off them but not right now as I have a bad anxiety disorder. I have to be completely honest that I am not mentally addicted to benzos, just physically. My drug of choice is opiates. I actually can go a day w/o taking them b/c I forgot only to be reminded when I start the w/d. I feel for you though. Not a very good feeling.
But trust me your not its my 12th day on klonopin with no xanax and i feel AMAZING!!!!..Dont take the klonopin and atavan together just stop the atavan and replace it with the klonopin just like ryan said...He was there for me the whole time i was weening it was hard im not gonna lie but worth every bit of hell.like ryan said if you dont do something now you will be in a lifetime of med hell...There will be a point were you feel like its not working and want to give up...god knows i did..
Just google ,Lyrica w/d or When does Lyrica w/d end and you will find a bunch of forum and ppl going through hell trying to get off it! Most can't handle it! Im soo trying to be strong and deal with it! I have chronic pain already, so Im used to being in constant pain!
He prescribed me 60 .5mg Klonopins and 60 .5mg Xanax. I am aware of the delayed onset of Klonopin and its a bit concerning... I've noticed that with Xanax, I get a lot of tachycardia for about 15-20 minutes after I take it when its starting to settle in before everything calms down. Reading online, it seems like Klonopin is not known for causing tachycardia as a common side effect, while Xanax, Ativan, and Valium are.
Just a few clarifications, when you say you found yourself taking more and more Klonopin, were you doing that on your own, or was the doctor instructing you to increase your dose? What is your current dose, and how do you take it (ie, once daily, twice, etc?). Do you ever run out of your script early, or find yourself self medicating with the Klonopin, in an effort to get you feeling better?
I suffered 4 episodes of TN attacks within 2 yrs. Been treated with Backlofen and Lyrica in the past. I could not tolerate the side effects of these drugs. My last attack I tried Klonopin 0.5 mg (1/2 in the morning and 1/2 bedtime) This drug did the trick for me. No side effects and pain disappeared after 2 weeks. I continue to take the Klonopin for another 2 months than weaned my self slowly (2 weeks) of KLonopin to avoid withdraw symptoms.
I have used various medications over the years to help control it. Requip, Valium and now Klonopin. The Requip made me sick, the Valium did nothing, the Klonopin used to work great and now has not affect at all. I even have the restless feelings in my arms now. It's abolutely awful. My Neurologist says that the majority of patients that she sees with MS do complain about having RLS. RLS is also seen in the population without any other Neurological problems.
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