Lyrica and tumors

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Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! Lyrica has not been shown to have brain tumors in human beings. At least I am not aware of it. I am providing you with a link from the Pfizer Company on the drug: http://emc.medicines.org.uk/emc/assets/c/html/DisplayDoc.asp?DocumentID=14651 No evidence of meningioma or other brain tumors have been documented in preclinical studies on mice and rats as per this site.
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.
I have an L1 burst fracture from several years ago that is about completely gone now as well as 2 tumors on spinal cord and some other things all messed up in there. I will be having surgery fairly soon and have been referred to a new neurosurgeon for this. He has started me on Lyrica.
Fibromyalagia is another medical condition that leads to whole body pains, and is best treated with medications such as lyrica and neurontin, exercise, and physical therapy. If the numbness/sensory changes travel, the possibilities include migraines with aura or seizure. But if the numbness is constant, I would think less likely of these causes. Also, strokes in the thalamus can cause sensory changes but this would be a constant sensory change.
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!
I am 37 years old and ws just recently dianosed with NF-1. most of my tumors are located in my right calf down to my arch of my foot. I had 2 surgeries, the first was to remove 5 tumors (one on my ankle, 2 on my calf and 2 in hte arch of my foot.) I had a mri after taht and it showed that I had 4 more 2 in the heel and 1 either very large one or 2 in the arch of my foot in the shape of a bownling pin.
I KNOW IT HAS A DEFORMED SELLA,IT COULD BE WHERE MY PAIN IS COMING FROM, ALONG WITH THE BIH,I ALSO KNOW THE THYROID CAN REALLY MESS WITH YOUR BODY. I HAVE ALOT OF HYPO SX,I TAKE LYRICA,ACETAZOLAMIDE,LEXAPRO,AND NORCODICS FOR PAIN,ECT ... I'M CURIOUS TO KNOW IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME ANY INPUT ON THIS ONE ?
I HAVE ALOT OF HYPO SX,I TAKE LYRICA,ACETAZOLAMIDE,LEXAPRO,AND NORCODICS FOR PAIN,ECT ... I'M CURIOUS TO KNOW IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME ANY INPUT ON THIS ONE ?
The tumor was a low grade glioma, and wa located in the right paramedian parietal lobe.
I do get lumps at some of the trigger points, like in my upper back between my shoulder blades, and the only thing that helps that is massage and alternating ice and heat. I tried Lyrica last year, and it did manage the pain fairly well, but it made me feel bloated and it also dulled other physical sensations like the urge to have a bowel movement and sexual sensation. It works wonderfully for some people, but I wasn't one of them. I returned to a higher dosage of my old standby....
She had breast cancer in 2004 and she in 2007 had the cancer come back she endend up having 10 tumors in the brain 3 large tumors in the back of her brain hitting the optic nerves so she had poor vision as a result the doctor gave her 6months to live and after a few months of radiation she stopped because she could not afford anymore payments to go anymore the cancer spread to every organ in her body bones too and lungs and spleen too she died and yes who wouldn't feel pain from loosing your
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
What I have noticed is that when I wake in the mornings I rarley feel anything, then during the course of the day it starts to build and gets to the point where I have to take paracetamol and codine 500/8 which in the main feels like it does very little. Amatryptline (excuse spelling) and lyrica have done little either. The anxiety is hurting and I question myself at every juncture as to what could be wrong with me.
I have it right now and can barely sit still! I had all blood work done and my iron and other mineral levels are fine! Here are the meds I am currently taking: Depakote (750 mg); Klonopin (0.25 mg), METHADONE (yes, methadone for the RLS; 30 mg a day), NEURONTIN (for the RLS, 2400 mg a day), Ambien (10 mg a day). I have tried every dopamine agonist on the planet and I developed severe augmentation! I will not try them again, as they only made my RLS worse.
I am so sorry. Sending up a prayer. Are you a mediator or member.
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
I also did a scan of my liver to check on my pet benign tumors and make sure they aren't growing or anything. I should have that back this week as well. Next, I have a colonoscopy this coming week because they never got a terribly good look at it last time, and then a bone marrow biopsy to see what's going on there. After that, I start ex-jade (x-jade)? to get the extra iron out of my system from the blood transfusions and then I'm good to go!
Most people immediately think of migraines when I describe my husband's condition and ask about his diet and brain tumors and allergies... it isn't like that at all. When I say it is like PLP, people start to understand. No medication helps because in the body there really is Nothing Wrong to treat and make the pain stop. They can't find anything to tie this to my husband nor any of the other suffers, of which during our time with Jefferson Hospital, we met quite a few.
Since then my symptoms have been coming and going, but not to the same intensity that they were when I went to the ER. Sometimes I will be fine and then it will just come on slowly and last for a few hours and then fade away. This happens daily if not every other day. It doesn't matter if I'm sitting or standing or being active or inactive, I will just start to feel really dizzy and off balance and then the arm heaviness, and ankle weakness will set in.
I have been cured and off all meds for two years but still suffering and do not know where to turn. I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Systemic Yeast Infection, crazy weight gain (50 lbs), gurd, muscle weakness and the list goes on and on! At my last liver docs appt they "apologized for destroying my life" and said that maybe I would recover in 6 or 7 years. They gave no suggestions for a speedier recovery saying my system was in chaos.
1. I TRY TO TAKE A PUFF OF A SMOKE OR A DRINK OF A DRINK AND MY EYES FLITTER AND BY THE TIME I GET MY ARM UP,IT TAKES LIKE 30 SECS,BECAUSE I AM SHAKING AND THEN AFTER,I SLEER MY WORDS AND THEN 1 HR LATER MY LEFT HAND IS NUMB,AND WHEN IT LETS UP ABIT,IT HURTS(MY HAND AND THEN IT STARTS AGAIN AND I AM GETTING MORE HEADACHES THEN USAULA ND MY URINE HAS A BAD SMELL TO IT,AND I AM GETTING SORES ON MY FACE.
I also do not like pills, Lyrica got rid of some of the stabbing but made me feel drunk and clumsy and stupid all the time, and neurontin wasnt much better. The pains got worse when something tragic in my life happened and worse still when i did no physical activity at all. I try to stay positive and have good hobbies which amuse myself, and I try to stay active but I do find if i work my body too much I'm sore for days.
They only last a few seconds. The build and peak like labor pains. Say I'm in the kitchen and I'll feel it coming on so I have time to brace myself. I'll set down whatever it is i'm holding and get ready. I have to cross my legs, bend my knees, hold on to something, clench my body tight, and try to breathe. Thank God it only lasts a few seconds. My 14 yr. old son witnessed it yesterday and tried to call 911. I kept signaling him not to. I knew it wouldn't last long. My gyno.
Ever since then i sometimes (about once every few months) experience this odd sensation and it can become a bit worrying and strange. The whole room seems to have a new feeling to it- everything im doing whether it be walking or typing seems to intensify and become louder yet the actions are very exaggerated and almost speed up (only perceived this way). I find it very difficult to explain fully but i'm worried it's some early signs of a neurological condition or something?
* The doctors say it's in my head, stress related or just soft tissue damage. I have been checked for MS Fluid on the brain Tumors etc. All excercise and hands on treatment only made it worse (MUCH WORSE) I went for another MRI of the Brain and Neck on the 29.11.07 and the report read. Sagittal and axial imaging, including diffusion weightedn and contrast-enhanced imaging, has been performed.
I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried message therapy, it helps but only for a short period. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
The sensation is as if my head and neck are throbbing with pressure and I have to stop walking or slow down and stop and stand still for a minute or so to make the sensation stop. Sounds are muffled in rhythm with the pulsations and I sometimes feel as if I will pass out, but never have. There is no pain. I have been checked throughly by my GP, a cardiologist, and an electrophysiologist and none of them could find a cause.
And nothing seems to help. I've tried aspri - doesn't work. I try massaging my breast and shoulders and that seems to help a tiny bit. Usually the pain is very dull...but one night I woke up in excruciating pain for about 10 seconds, then it went back to being dull. I'm 24, and I am being treated for Anxiety/Panic Disorder. My Psychiatrist does not think it's related. Does ANYONE have ANY ideas about what could be going on with me?!?!?!
I am treating for fibromyalgia with Lyrica and it seems to help other pain, but not my arm. Pain meds don't help. I've had two major back surgeries in the last five years and have 3 vertebrae fused. I think it is worse at night because I'm not distracted by work. I am a computer system engineer for a doctor company (ironic, eh?). I've been diagnosed with DeQervains disease. I'm wearing a wrist brace to see if it helps, 2 weeks and no change. I can't lift my arm above shoulder height.
The pain is described as joint pain and begins by the shoulder and travels to her fingers. She has difficulty grasping things at times and requires frequent massages to her knuckles. I've heard there is pain in the joints following chemothearpy, but is this common with radiation? I realize spinal tumors are rare and am having trouble getting a solid answer from her doctor, who stated this is a coincidence and is related to the spinal surgery.
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