Lyrica and opiates

Common Questions and Answers about Lyrica and opiates


Avatar n tn Other than that, it's relatively new <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d has a host of side effects including severe depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d increased ran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>k of suicide. Does not sound like a good time to me. I would steer clear. Good luck to you.
Avatar f tn My wran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t aches and my fingers are very stiff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d the pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d tigling are unreal. I ngnwas reluctant to start because I researched the med <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d all the potential complications. He started me on 75mg twice a day. It was such a blessing.
193953 tn?1272078626 My friend abuses <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d gets stoned out of her gourd off of those things...i took one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> 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.
630344 tn?1280108583 I also nearly died from anaphalaxic shock bought on by than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> drug....i kept saying ''Its the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>s.......... <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>D NO ONE Lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>TENED!!! <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d 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 Neurologan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t 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?
Avatar m tn Hey ppl i joined than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> site to get some advice on kicking than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> nightmare addiction to opiates.My gf <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d I are on day one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d my father for just happend to give me <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> today my withdrawls have kicked in and the sweats and muscle cramping are brutal but the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> amazingly eliminating my withdrawls and im high as fk feels kinda strange but no withdrawls now no pain.
Avatar n tn I am almost 7 years clean <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d sober from alcohol, prescription <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d benzos. I am diabetic and have been prescribed an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> for nerve pain. I am hearing contradictory opinions about the safety of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> in a recovering addict. I would rather live with the pain than relapse. Has anyone had any experience with than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>?
Avatar f tn for me there are no side effects with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>s... the usual meds like <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>, nonstreriod ect. give me stomach problems.. and other side they really dont work all that well. opiates are easy to predict and no bad supran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>es down the road. So how many others use opiates???
Avatar f tn I was put on <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d only in the last month <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d a half started abusing it. I was taking up to 9-10 150mg pills a day. So I stopped cold turkey. My last pill was Saturday morning. Since yesterday I have been having than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> sensation all over my body that feels like I am being poked by a needle or like a pin prick sensation. Has anyone come off an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> before and had than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> happen?
216046 tn?1193947004 You can take <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> with Methadone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d be fine BUT you should not take the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> within 4 hrs after the Methadone because of resp dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>tress.
1318483 tn?1318350782 I think you let your <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> levels fall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d it may take a bit to get them back up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d the pain under control. 2. Not really. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> one of the GABA drugs and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> similar to some of the antan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>eizure medications. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> 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.
Avatar m tn 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 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> pill, I felt no pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d got out of bed easily! Let us know what happens, if you have time.
Avatar f tn I stopped the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d went back to my doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d reported these symptoms. Of course, she was dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>mayed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> what worked.
Avatar m tn I just don't want to be taken <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d then when the opiate withdrawals are better/gone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d I decide to quit taking the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> the opiate withdrawals come back and it's like opiate withdrawals all over again (like day 1). I know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>n't a narcotic and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>n't a big habit former unless it's really abused, but I just want to know that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> and hydrocodien have none of the same ingredients or substances and it won't be like me still taking the hydrocodien??
Avatar f tn I can't go cold turkey though as no one in my family knows <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d I can't take time off work. I have read online that <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan>?
Avatar m tn I'm on day 8 of w/d from hydrocodien/Vicodin but i don't want to be detoxing from opiates and then be taking an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> and triazolam and it have the same substances to where it's like I'm not really detoxing from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>s at all. I just want to know that <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>,triazolam <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>s are all completly diffrent drugs and by me taken an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> and triazolam an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>n't affecting my detoxing from opiates. Please someone answer than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> with some facts/truth.
Avatar f tn org/posts/Addiction-Substance-Abuse/Concerned-for-my-health-need-advice-/show/2075101#post_9829663 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> or or gabapentin an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a strange drug <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> becoming more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d more common as well as more and more people are starting to go through the hell of withdrawals unknowingly.
Avatar n tn I was looking for an alternative <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>covered <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>, 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan>?
Avatar n tn My husband has a very addictive personality <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d I do not want him on any narcotics again. Please advan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>e me on if than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> will work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d/or be harmful.
Avatar n tn In order to try and deal with side effects while still gaining some benefit I've recently been cycling on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d then off of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>. If you have pain which an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> neuropathic - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d a lot of chronic pain sufferers are in than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> camp - then a trial of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> 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.
Avatar m tn with no end in site, I slowly decreased <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> took me 9 months to go off <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> completely....I am glad you are getting relief....just realize if for some reason you must go off or decrease an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a hellan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>h drug to get out of the system...but it can be done if one goes slowly..I had to stay on 1/2 a 25mg cap for 2 weeks before I finally jumped off, then after a week or two, felt I had kicked it...
Avatar m tn Personally I think they just started you too high on the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>>. Also, many people take <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> with benzo's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d narcotics <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d 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.
432223 tn?1206552625 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> so new <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d dangerous (per my neurologan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t). I just lost my job, car, driver's license etc because of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> causing narcolepsy symptoms. I wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>h I had never heard of it and had stuck with Neurontin.
324184 tn?1308079803 sometimes SOME sort of antidepressent an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> better than nothing, and I find my Zoloft to be unobjectionable, I don't have your symptoms, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d it lessens the depressive effects of all the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d tranquilizers I'm on. Best wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>hes, feel free to keep posting.
Avatar m tn day four <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d im out of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> its about to wear getting kinda scared of the reality of the withdrawl thats about to hit me wan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>h me luck!!!!!!
Avatar f tn eat lots of bananas <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d use a heating pad. there an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the thomas receipe on here for lot os vitamins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d aminos <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d just some good ideas. it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> in goingtomakeit's profile. congrats on your 2 days. you can do than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> and be free of those demons. you are well on your way.
Avatar f tn I had sharp pain in lumbar spine, wrecked up my whole back in a car wreck, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>s didn't touch it, but <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> at 75mg bedtime stopped the pain overnight. But the way that drug works an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>, it has to be increased about four-fold in the first several months, your doc should already know than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>, until you reach a plateau of comfort in your dose and schedule. So, my suggestion, before you drop the medication, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> to ask the doc to increase your an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyricaan> dose.
Avatar f tn Well she weighed 125lbs when she started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d 15 months later she weighs 197lb <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d likes the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span> style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>> for her pain but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> now having severe joint pain , etc from the weight gain. I already have a metabolic dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>order and cannot gain weight. Its very, very hard for me to lose weight. anyway, I know it can cause van style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ion problems, can make you high at times, bad headaches, etc.
216046 tn?1193947004 I know that's what they said about ultram but that drug an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> addicting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d does cause a high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d energy much like hydro. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>an</span>d its a b*tch to come off of. Have you joined yet.