Lyrica and opiates

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Other than that, it's relatively new and has a host of side effects including severe depression and increased risk of suicide. Does not sound like a good time to me. I would steer clear. Good luck to you.
My friend abuses lyrica and gets stoned out of her gourd off of those things...i took one and my fingers were numb and i felt yucky the next day from it...i take neurontin and will stick to that...some get an euphoria from lyrica similar to narcotics....I spoke with my pain mgt doc about the drug...i have the feeling that drug may have some more guidelines soon.
I also nearly died from Anaphalaxic shock bought on by this drug....i kept saying ''Its the Lyrica, and the Opiates.......... AND NO ONE LISTENED!!! And then tried to say i was getting ever MORE illnesses then half of what could be plainly seen physically WAS IN MY HEAD? I then saw a Neurologist after year's of hell and believing i actually HAD all these terrible illnesses after being a super fit supreme athlete form a very fit and youthful looking family?
Hey ppl i joined this site to get some advice on kicking this nightmare addiction to opiates.My gf and I are on day one and my father for just happend to give me Lyrica today my withdrawls have kicked in and the sweats and muscle cramping are brutal but the Lyrica is amazingly eliminating my withdrawls and im high as fk feels kinda strange but no withdrawls now no pain.
I am almost 7 years clean and sober from alcohol, prescription opiates and benzos. I am diabetic and have been prescribed Lyrica for nerve pain. I am hearing contradictory opinions about the safety of Lyrica in a recovering addict. I would rather live with the pain than relapse. Has anyone had any experience with this?
for me there are no side effects with opiates... the usual meds like lyrica, nonstreriod ect. give me stomach problems.. and other side effects.plus they really dont work all that well. Opiates are easy to predict and no bad suprises down the road. So how many others use opiates???
I think you let your Lyrica levels fall and it may take a bit to get them back up and the pain under control. 2. Not really. Lyrica is one of the GABA drugs and is similar to some of the antiseizure medications. It is specific to neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain doesn't respond well to opiates and typical pain control. 3. It can always be a flare, but are there any new symptoms? If not, it could be just "breakthrough pain" and you wil have to get it under control.
I take Remeron for depression and Lyrica for the fibro pain. I could not sleep at night until I started the Lyrica and now I sleep right through. I wonder if it is the Cymbalta affecting your sleep.
By the way, I felt relief OVERNIGHT from sharp back pain I'd had for years, it hurt so much it used to take me quite a while just to get out of bed, and for me, the day after I took my first Lyrica pill, I felt no pain and got out of bed easily! Let us know what happens, if you have time.
I stopped the Lyrica and went back to my doctor and reported these symptoms. Of course, she was dismayed and did not know what to offer except morphine. At any rate, I went to a new pain management doctor. My results are posted on the pain management couch website. For me, that is what worked.
I can't go cold turkey though as no one in my family knows and I can't take time off work. I have read online that lyrica helps with withdrawals. I was wondering if anyone has used/tried it? What symptoms does it help with? Do you just stop taking narcotics and start using the lyrica?
org/posts/Addiction-Substance-Abuse/Concerned-for-my-health-need-advice-/show/2075101#post_9829663 lyrica or or gabapentin is a strange drug and is becoming more and more common as well as more and more people are starting to go through the hell of withdrawals unknowingly.
I was looking for an alternative and discovered Lyrica, but then I saw the warning about addictive behavior. I don't want anything that will cause that feeling to return ever again. Are there any fellow addicts out there who have had experience with Lyrica?
My husband has a very addictive personality and I do not want him on any narcotics again. Please advise me on if this Lyrica will work and/or be harmful.
In order to try and deal with side effects while still gaining some benefit I've recently been cycling on and then off of lyrica. If you have pain which is neuropathic - and a lot of chronic pain sufferers are in this camp - then a trial of lyrica is worth it, so long as you and your doctor pay heed to any warning signs. If you can cope on it then it beats using strong opiates with all of the restrictive practices and general hassle of S8 medications. All the best.
Personally I think they just started you too high on the Lyrica. Also, many people take Lyrica with benzo's and narcotics and it helps them so I don't know where you got that it wasn't good to take together, they are usually prescribed together in most practices that i know about. Good luck to you.
Lyrica is so new and dangerous (per my neurologist). I just lost my job, car, driver's license etc because of Lyrica causing narcolepsy symptoms. I wish I had never heard of it and had stuck with Neurontin.
sometimes SOME sort of antidepressent is better than nothing, and I find my Zoloft to be unobjectionable, I don't have your symptoms, and it lessens the depressive effects of all the opiates and tranquilizers I'm on. Best wishes, feel free to keep posting.
My husband couldn't drag me even to the bath so he got me adult diapers!..I was only taking the lyrica and same dose opiates I had been on for 7 yrs..I had been on cymbalta too earlier..had gone off that totally 4 months prior.that made me depressed..perhaps because of thyroid prob and I did not know at time, but I wanted off everything! I have neuropathy pain and had been having an unknown thyroiditis problem.....so maybe I had temporary madness or ?.however even my kidney specialist had said.
So, if you are using Lyrica as a pain killer, and it works for you (it does for me) and you are worried about addiction, don't.
day four and im out of lyrica its about to wear getting kinda scared of the reality of the withdrawl thats about to hit me wish me luck!!!!!!
eat lots of bananas and use a heating pad. there is the thomas receipe on here for lot os vitamins and aminos and just some good ideas. it is in goingtomakeit's profile. congrats on your 2 days. you can do this and be free of those demons. you are well on your way.
I had sharp pain in lumbar spine, wrecked up my whole back in a car wreck, and opiates didn't touch it, but Lyrica at 75mg bedtime stopped the pain overnight. But the way that drug works is, it has to be increased about four-fold in the first several months, your doc should already know this, until you reach a plateau of comfort in your dose and schedule. So, my suggestion, before you drop the medication, is to ask the doc to increase your Lyrica dose.
Well she weighed 125lbs when she started and 15 months later she weighs 197lb and likes the Lyrica for her pain but is now having severe joint pain , etc from the weight gain. I already have a metabolic disorder and cannot gain weight. Its very, very hard for me to lose weight. Anyway, I know it can cause vision problems, can make you high at times, bad headaches, etc.
I know that's what they said about ultram but that drug is addicting and does cause a high and energy much like hydro. And its a b*tch to come off of. Have you joined Drugs.com yet.
My psychatrist mentioned some time ago that there were some exciting things hppening in the US and that there would be other med to try. So perhaps Lyrica, (pregabalin) is one of those. I have been taking 100mg (two capsules of 50mgt) three times a day, for 2 weeks now for nerve pain, and I feel so goodt! My son had a magic reaction two years ago (when he was diagnosed) when he started Lithium, and he is still well and happy, bought his own business. last year. He is 28.
I managed to get off them by swapping to a medication called Lyrica, i have also read stories of people having great success while taking Lyrica and its older weaker version Gabapentin, these drugs where originally designed to help suffers of seizures but have been found to be very helpful for many other things.
I am diagnosed with BPD, Panic disorder and Bipolar II disorder and am currently taking Lamictal, Prozac and Lyrica for sleep. I am also taking percocet for the horrible panic episodes that I have because that seems to work as well for me. I think I know why this works for some people. In an article that I read a couple of years ago,(unfortunatly I lost it) they said that the brain produces it's own morphine.
2000 decompress/fuse L5-S1 spine relieved a lot of the worst, sharp, stabbing pains . However, constant aching and sometimes very sharp and stabbing pain has led to 20+ years of dependence upon Oxycodone. I am in the middle (6 days in) of a detox period which I have done every 2 1/2 to 3 years for the last 20 or so in order to lower my body's tolerance.
Do any of you know if Lyrica is addicting? I suffer from class 2 Diabetes and I'am taking Lyrica for problems with foot discomfort. I was told that It may be addicting, But because it was a new med, that proof of that was not out yet. Any info on this would be helpful.
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