Lyrica and stroke

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I am taking 75 mg Lyrica 3 X daily. I have gained 50 lbs. in a very short time -- all in my tummy, which I know poses a greater threat of heart atack & stroke. I do not see a significant degree of pain relief - have taken for 3 months, starting dose of 50 mg. Can my Lyrica be reduced such that I can get off of it totally?
I took 150mg of Lyrica this morning and it made me very shakey and I slept a good portion of the day. It also made me feel and act really drugged. Has anyone had this reaction.
I will NEVER EVER EVER NEVER take a lyrica again in my life. It is dangerous, as is cymbalta and many other antidepressant and neurological drugs, and doctors are not telling this to their patients at all. I am a healthcare professional myself, but I did not relate that the cymbalta was an ad, as I was given it for pain, not antidepressant. I should have figured that out and tapered, but the lyrica was the thing that really kicked in fast and made me so aggressively sick.
Hi sara, Thks for your reply and advice. I suffered one sided neck pain before my stroke and had no more neck pain after stroke but begining to have daily one sided migraine tension type headache, burning neck pain all the way to my lower back a year after my stroke and a seizure. I m recently struggling with stiffness and numbness on my whole body too. I m only on 75mg of lyrica once daily as I m unable to tolerate higher dose due to it side effects.
I've been losing weight ever since the doc took me off LYRICA and put me on Nuerontin(GAB). I started feeling better the day they switched me off of it. I still have at least 25 or 30 more lbs. to lose. I am finally feeling GODS answers to those prayers and soooo thankful.
Sometimes it is related to immobility, rarely clots (which you need to make sure she doesn't have) and sometimes it is purely neurologic in nature. Medications such as Neurontin, Lyrica and Tegretol can be helpful but you should discuss those with the neurologist. Depending on where her stroke was, she could also be experiencing a "Dejerine Rousse" syndrome.
Certain strokes sometimes result in pain. But it sounds like this pain is not stroke-related and is positional. I would make sure she does not have a pinched nerve somewhere in her back - like a sciatica. Narcotics are not great for any type of neurologic pain - an anti-inflammatory (strong types) and neuropathic (Lyrica, Neurontin, etc.) are often better but you need to talk to a neurologist prior to trying those yourself.
I will let you know. I am on Lyrica and have been for about a year. I am 47 and also been on Topamax for my seizures as well. Too many other AEDs over the past 5 yrs to name . Did the Lyrica cause my "spot" on my MRI that wasn't there on my last mammogram in JUne of last year? Who knows? We will see what my biopsy reveals next Wed.
DnnTrry- I switched from Lyrica to Topamax completely mostly because of the weight gain and cost. Lyrica and Topamax are both anti-seizure meds and do not have any major interactions, but I understand your apprehension. Also, side effects from Topamax are most crippling usually when you increase too fast. I hope your doctor didn't place you on 50mg right off the bat??? That dosage is sure to give you some discomfort.
Is this type pain nornal after a stroke? What can I do about the pain and swelling. My leg feels cold and I can't stand for even my cat to rub on my leg. I also have RA is this making the stroke pain? I am so tired of this pain, I am losing it.
It has been recently discovered that my 13 year old daughter has suffered from a stroke. The stroke was discovered because of constant and persistant headaches. Her pediatrician had an MRI done, which showed the lesions in her cerebellum (stroke). We can not determine when the stroke occured, but the headaches started 3 months ago and she has lived with them almost daily since. The doctor's continue to tell us that the stroke and headaches are not related, but I am not convinced.
Some people have said it looks like he's having a stroke. I'm terrified and so is he. I've done plenty of reading on line and it seems that what he is now having is called Complex Partial Seizures. I think he needs an MRI, how do I convince his doctor that he needs one? He's afraid he'll lose his job because of the amount of time he's been taking off for these seizures. We are at the end of our rope. Can someone help, please !!
I had a stroke 2 years ago and have has extreme pain, pins and needs, paralysis on my right side. I take lyrica and is barely helps. I have seen MD after MD and no options without severe side affects. Are there any solutions or specialist MDs in Bostob? thanks.
The B-2 is water soluble that means you won't OD on it the magnesium I don't know if it's the same. I suffered a stroke 7 years ago and this helped me with my stroke headaches also try eating a bannana they have helped me too with the headaches.
I had a thalamic stroke December 7 and am now having pain and numbness and hypersensitivity on the affected side. This seems to shift and change day to day. What is the treatment, if any, and what is the chance this will go away over time?
I do not have enough information from your question about the type of stroke and the site of stroke. The most common area of a stroke, which results in severe body pain later on is usually a deep brain structure called the thalamus. This is often referred to as the Central pain syndrome or the Dejerine-roussy syndrome. It is unfortunately one of the most difficult conditions to treat and is often resistant to medications.
my husband has pain and stiffness from a stroke , and has been on several different medications that have not helped. one is cymbalta,(which would not allow him to sleep). Now he is taking nortryptyline 20mg at bedtime. not change. Is there any solution to this syndrome? These anti depressives do not help at all!
Have had to stop taking all pain meds except tylenol because of stomach upsets which is causing UC flares daily. Had to quit Lyrica due to heavyconcrete like pain in legs and severe swelling of feet and legs. Cannot take any antiinflammatories due to stomach pains. All pain meds also cause stomach pain. Besides stretching exercises, heat, medicated muscle rubs, music,pet, imargery and deep breathing what can I do? I am seeing psychiatrist who wants to tweak my meds.
I see a Psychiatrist for my medications, which are Effexor, Respiridone and Lyrica. The Effexor has been very effective for my Depression and anxiety. The respiridone helps with my mood issues of the BPD. The Lyrica is my God send as it helps with the tingling pains and is also great for the Depression. This has kept my episode at bay for the past two months. I still have them but they are minor glitches instead of all day events.
I just wanted to give a possible cause of your feet swelling -- it could be the Lyrica - that is listed as one of the side effects and I, also, had it when I was on the Lyrica (one of the reasons I had to stop taking it). Something you may want to ask either your doctor or pharmacist about. I hope you feel better real soon.
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!
takes about a second or two, and the pain is so intense that I have to stop what I'm doing and just bear it. It comes at all and any times--sitting, standing, eating, yawning. I'm hoping Quix reads this and it triggers some ideas for her, but if anyone else can speak to this, please do. I have MRIs today, so I guess if it's something that can be imaged, it'll show up.
Hi, my mum had a stroke 5 months ago and went on to have mild epilepsy and then a clot in her right leg at the top, she was not able to do much physio in hospital due to her keep fitting ,hence the probable cause of the clot, so has not got any movement or sense of touch down her right side from her neck downwards. She is now home and uses a hoist to get her in and out of a chair.
I have been told that it is probably just cells rebuilding and after effects of the stroke, but I am looking for some answers and if others have felt these types of pains/shocks after a stroke and how long they lasted etc.
I am not on any new drugs, in fact, I have discontinued the Lyrica, and have cut down on the Epival and Zoloft. My hubby has always questioned if my symptoms were caused by these drugs which I have been on for about 15 years. Any ideas? Anyone? Doctors treated me with IV Cojentin to ease the contractions and I still need gravol everyday for nausea and dizziness. No fun at all...hoping someone can offer some insight or advice. Thank you, T.
my name is George and I had a terrible stroke sep 1 2008....I had not received any physiotherapy and am paralyzed on the left side.Because the nurse made a mistake and wasn t watching over me, I had to have an emergency surgery to just get rid of the pressure in my brain...It left me with a very weak trunk control.and therefore I can t even transfer let alone walk....
I had a stroke in January of '09 and have chronic neuropathy in my left arm. I have tried ammitryptilene, neurontin, lyrica and cymbalta but none of them has really helped. Does anyone have a suggestion about other treatments that have worked for them?
3 months after the stroke he started facing great pain in the leg, thighs , hands and shoulders followed by swelling of the palm and legs. There is also burning sensation and tingling/pressure and numbness in the feet and hands which he is not able to bear. We have consulted many many doctors but with no cure. He is being given anti-depressants, diabetic and blood pressure medicines.
A long latency period between stroke and the on set of post-stroke pain snydrome threw myself and family and my local hospital for a loop. There is very little information about this syndrome. The doctors here looked at me as a "drug-seeker" when Id show up to the ER with 8-10 pain levels and no visable physical damage to the areas I was in pain in. Theyd give me a few vicodins (which do absolutly NOTHING other than make me dizzy) and send me on my way.
She is also on Diovan everyday and Bystolic as needed. The symptoms are worse in the evening and when she wakes up. The doctor has only provided a basic check-up and there have not been any imaging or blood tests. What is the next step? Thanks so much!
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