Lyrica and percocet

Common Questions and Answers about Lyrica and percocet


my friend had back surgery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was prescribed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> for his back pain. Then he told me they gave him one day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span>. He hated it. But still keep in mind he and I also were looking for that "buzz". Or just google it and it will tell you all about it.
I've been taking lyrica for about 2 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am now down to a 1/2 dose on it. I have fibro/CFS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was taking OC the equiv of 64 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> a day, and I'm only 120lbs. The lyrica has given me my whole life back!! It works for neurological pain, as does Neurontin. For me, just me, it has been nothing short of a miracle as I was looking at taking full disability due to the fibro. The Cymbalta they say helps with the pain and depression, I take that as well.
I have chronic pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> fibromyalgia <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have seen a number of different specialists <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tried lyrica, cymbalta and lots of different medications before my pain management doctor put me on percocet. It is the only thing that helps me function everyday. I am now pregnant. My pain management doctor refused to continue to prescribe it to me even though I have been on it for almost 2 years now. She told me to take tylenol which doesn't come close to helping with the pain.
I have been on all kinds of meds like neurontin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span>, etc. The only thing that relieves the pain is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>. I take 6-8 10/325's a day. I called yesterday to get my refil and my doctor's office called back saying no script until Feb. 11 and then when I pick it up, she wants me to get a urine drug test. Didn't think I was addicted, but certainly a wake-up call. I am now down to only 24 pills and can't get a script for 8 days. Bleck. I started tapering yesterday.
I just had a PM chat with someone else and they said to watch out for it (Ultram, Toramadol) as well. I got their point <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> think I'll taper down the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> to nothing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> walk away at least for a month. I want to see if my body will take over and moderate the pain on it's own. The first time I had this problem (1992) nobody gave me a thing for pain and nothing worked. I took 4 advil every 6 hours and I destroyed my stomach but didn't take any stricly narcotic medications.
My ex was recently started on Nucynta which is a relatively new medication along with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Zanaflex <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it seems to be working better than anything else he's been on since 08 when he had his surgery. I Hope This Helps. Good Luck, and Please Keep Us Posted.
Surprisingly after they got all the narcotics out of me I'm back on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it seems to be working ok. I wonder if all the oxcy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> methadone was making me hurt! I have read they do that??
So when my new pain Dr. suggested <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> I said let me think about it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I called Eli Lilly explaining my allergies <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they said they wouldn't be any. I'm only on three percocets day, I have no addiction, I despise them! But my second day on lyrica I was completely pain free, I thought it was a wonder drug, I took no percocets that day. I thought oh my God my suffering is over.
I still feel like I am 90 somedays, I am 49, but I am not bedridden on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> muscle relaxers like I was before the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span>! Good luck and God bless!!
so don't give advice if you don't know you will only be harming somebody for gosh sake! <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> has the same warnings as oxycontin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> vicodin the least of the strengths of opiates. lyrica helps with nerve pain associated with nerve impingement such as a disk sitting on a nerve in your spine, and only an mri will prove this one.
I don't know if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> would cause you to lose a crown. I would read the side effects again <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> see if it says anything bout it and if not call your dr and ask him if it does. Is it helping you? My problem started out as a root canal and then I had to get the tooth pulled cause the dentist did it wrong then another dentist pulled the tooth and left a big hole from my mouth to my sinus so it has been a very very long road.
If you had been taking the percs for a while and it did what you needed it to do and then youstarted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> got real dizzy, I would say the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> made you dizzy. I took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> for a while <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it always made me dizzy for 3-5 days until my system got used to it and then I was fine. Just something to think about...good luck!
I THOUGHT I'd weaned down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> off the MS Contin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> very little <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>, but I was still taking the !@@#$$ <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span>! No wonder it was an easy detox!! The lyrica was keeping me addicted! Now, I've had to go back to the percocet so I could wean off the lyrica! Even though I'm taking 3-4 percocet/day, I am still having the sweaty hands & feet, no appetite, and if I cut the Percs in half, the withdrawals come on in 2-3 hrs! I still have a long way to go, and I am working w/ my doc.
I've been a pain patient for 10 years now and been on so much stuff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> this is actually the first time I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>. He told he to take the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Xanax together and its actually brought my pain down A LOT but not enough so Ill probably end up with a pain pump.
i have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 10/325 for nearly 4 yrs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my ortho added 2/20 mg oxycontin 2 months ago because the percocets don't last very long anymore. i've got bone fragments in my neck & a lower back injury which caused total paralysis twice (temporarily) a few years ago & am on disability for such among other illnesses, which may or may not include scleroderma and/or R.A.
I have a lot of other issues that cause pain (ddd, spinal stenosis, severe arthritis) and I've taken a lot of pain meds and gone through withdrawl for things like Hydrocodone, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> even Methadone. Second only to Methadone, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> was the worst to withdraw from! Having said that, I'm am back on lyrica because it does help my pain. I think the trick with lyrica is to start out at a low dose and step it up gradually. I started with 25mg and did not get any relief until I got up to 125mg.
I was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> for Fibromyalgia pain, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it helped with the pain, but it caused me to be out of it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tired and dizzy all the time. I finally had to quit it. But, I have heard it helps a lot of people. So, at least give it a try. A lady I work with takes it and it works for her! Good luck!!
I had hernia surgery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 10mg.. It been 2 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have stopped them but feeling really depressed and anxious. How long will this take to subside??? I usually half the 10mg and take half at a time. at most take 5 halfs a day..???
40mg of oxycotin 2x daily + 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> every 6 hrs! <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> still stuck in bed? mri scheduled for 5/2/07. been in pain since jan. 1,2007, finally got pain meds on 4/4/07(percocet,flexril). on 4/6/07 woke up walked 10ft and had to be taken to E.R. by ambulance, in the worst pain ever imaginable!!!! had to have 5mg morphine before being moved into ambulance? got to ER was givin 3mg of dilated(?) every 2 hours or pain would be unbearable!!!
( my digestive system would hate anything i put into my stomach, race through a 'digestion' and what it to quickly exit my body) and the percs slowed down my mobility to a point where I could eat comfortably. About 5 weeks ago, I was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>. I started gettin dizzy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> out of it all the time so I decided that I didnt want to take an perscripts anymore, thinking that once I got it out of my system, the dizziness would go away.....wrong.
My last rheumatologist treating was treating me for Rheumatoid Arthritis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Ankylosing Spondylarthritis with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span>, Celebrex, Sulfasalazine for 3 years, and the pain has totally escalated out of control as Dallas heats up. I saw a new rheumatologist today who discussed Fibromyalgia with me today for first time by any doctor. She stated that she has never dealt with an HIV+ person, POSSIBLY misdiagnosed with RA/AS, and she is going to have to research.
Thanks! I've been diagnosed for 6 years now, and think I'm on about all I can be for spasms & nerve pain & pain in general (lyrica max dose so I can still walk, Baclofen near max & Oxycontin and then there is the backup percocet for the bad pain. Not to mention the meds for my intestinal non-working well issues & severe fatigue at time....just to name some.
My drug therapy includes cymbalta, ultram, skelexin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>, cardizem, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> benecar. Has anyone with my symptons been diagnosed similarly? If so, do you ever get long term relief? I try to accept my lot in life, but this is very new and very daunting for me. Sometimes I feel sad. Thank you all in advance for caring.
On my next visit he dropped to hydrocone 10's as needed 3-4 times daily they have also tryed neurontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> which doesnt help just contributes to mood swings and severe depression . I should also mention that I have 3 compressed discs at l4 l5 and s1 with arthritis in the s1 region which I have lived with ......... My problem right now is the hydrocodone 10's are helping the back pain but barely taking the edge off the nerve damage pain .
Same story as always, but today I had more nausea from the baclofen and decided to take 1/2 pill instead of 1 when needed. Taking the Mobic, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> seems to help with the pain of the spasms,for the migraine Excedrin Migraine and in last resort Imitrex.
I take Neurontin and Klonopin which seem to be a good combination for the pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> spasms. Many people have switched to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> which is a very similar drug to Neurontin, just not a drug originally prescribed for seizures. lyrica has been very successful for Fibro patients as well as MS patients. I am currently taking Tysabri, another hot topic, but it definitely helping me with my pain and balance.
He also had some disc problems in his back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> has been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> for a few years. Recently his Dr. retired and he has been trying to get off the percoets but the with draws and the MS are making it tough. He has burning pains in his hands and feet. I don't know what to do for him and last week he went to the hospital but they didn't do anything. I'm at a loss here.
I still take it at 5mg qhs. Down from 30mg qd. I was placed back on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> at 5mg per day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> just didnt like it stopped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> started having diarrhea chills etc. Went back to my dr a week later and told him no more opiates. He decided/convinced me to try a low dose subutex .5 for pain management. After 30 days again couldnt stand it anymore tapered to .25mg and stopped. Withdrawals lasted a week though not as severe sickness wise severe mentally.
My doctor a year later completely took me off the Tramadol and replaced it with Morphine ER with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> for break through pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I had no withdrawal symptoms from stopping the Tramadol at all!!! By the way, when I stopped the Tramadol completely, I was taking the same amount as you per day. The amount of Fentanyl you are on is stronger than the starting dose of Morphine that I was on when I stopped taking Tramadol.