Lyrica and vertigo

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Hello. I am new to this form. I took Lyrica for 19 days, and stopped because of severe tinnitus. Dr thought the ear ringing would go away in a couple of days once I stopped taking the med. It has been almost 6 weeks and no change -- ear ringing in both ears is stopping me from working, reading and generally enjoying life. Quality of life has plummeted! Has anyone else gone through this? If so, how long does the ear ringing last?
OK - can anyone who has taken Lyrica and Cymbalta in conjunction with each other please give me your experiences --- and how long you've been taking them? I've been temporarily "diagnosed" with neuropathic pain issues (think Fibromyalgia). Waiting on some final test results to rule out any other Autoimmune Disease - but I believe I'll be finally diagnosed as Fibromyalgia. My Rheumatologist / Internist has prescribed Lyrica and Cymbalta together.
I just took one so I guess I will find out. I am also wondering about taking my Lyrica and Zanaflex with the Antivert. I don't want to suppress my CNS, that wouldn't be good. I guess the GP knew what he was doing.
Both your questions are ones we see frequently and I think I can reassure you some, First, my vertigo was started by a series of concussions. I saw one of the world's formost experts on peripheral vertigo and his testing proved conclusively that my problems were from the inner ear. But then the problem spread to the other ear and it was clear that it was an autoimmune inner ear disease. It had nothing to do with the MS and my current MS neuro agrees.
I'm now on requip and fentanal patches 100 and clonazapam and find that works better then the lyrica for me, i also got aggressive and agitated on the higher dose, i find its a drug that works well at a low dose but as you are on long term your body gets used to that and you go up and thats when the side effects like weight gain and aninxty, but the weight gain was the worst for me, i feel more foggy off it and less with it but then i've been dx with meniere's disease and suffering from vertigo
I don't know if Lyrica would cause you to lose a crown. I would read the side effects again and 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.
Recently I have gone to 2X's a day and it is making me feel awful..I'm having a lot of vertigo and out of it moments. But still, my pain seems to now be back to where it was before starting the meds and lately...a little worse. I have only been on the Lyrica for 2 weeks so I am wondering if I should wait to give it a chance? Other than that I don't know what my alternative is....I can't keep doubling doses b/c it affects me so badly...but I don't know what else I can do either.
I started my journey because I was had vertigo walking and I fainted once and then fell at work. I have not had surgery. BTW I never fainted in my life and it was weird i got really hot the room was spinning and then I knew I was falling but could not stop and never was really out.
Both the occipital neuralgia and vertigo came at the same time and since then I have seen a neurosurgeon,had CAT and MRI imaging scans on my Neck and Head and have had accupuncture but my symptoms still persist.I have had 3 attacks which lasted upto 7 days but it is more common for me to have short lancing pains which are more intense but only last for split seconds and make my head flinch,I can have as many as many as 10 of these in a day.
All of a sudden, I got my butt kicked by very intense vertigo...and it's still here! Now, I do know that vertigo can be a side effect of Neurontin, but I've been on and off of it for 2 years, and only get vertigo the first day or 2 now...I've been on it consitently for a week. I'm also "tingling" pretty much all over (up to the cheek bones). The thing is, this is a different kind of vertigo, I can't explain it, but the world's not spinning, it's more shifting back and forth.
ataxia, blurred vision, confusion, incoordination, dizziness and abnormal thinking. Also, vertigo, abnormal gait, anxiety , nervousness, tremor and twitching, and of all things, neuropathy. That's ridiculous since this is a drug for neuropathy. Do not stop the drug abruptly. I would lower the dose for tomorrow and call the doctor who prescribed it on Monday. So sorry to hear of your troubles as you try to get pain relief.
From the symptoms you describe, I suspect that you have cervicogenic dizziness (dizziness caused by your neck). Neck problems and dizziness/vertigo are often connected. Some times this is a simple connection of C1 (cervical vertebrae number one) malrotation and changes in the signals the neck sends to the head about where its position is (when it is confused it tries to correct the error and compensates causing dizziness).
It is best treated with medications such as lyrica and neurontin, exercise, and physical therapy. Do you have a neurologist you follow up with? If not, you may benefit from having a thorough evaluation and review of your history. He/she may recommend further testing (such as lumbar puncture, muscle biopsy, repeat MRI, etc) based on their findings. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
I was away on a trip, and I started with severe vertigo. It would come, and go. It was to the point where I wasnt able to go to the places I wanted to see because I was so dizzy, and started to panic thinking I was going to pass out. I also started to get very sick to my stomach to the point where I just didnt want to eat. I am still there with the same. Just not hungry at all. That is when it started to get HORRIBLE. I had a very long trip home, and thank god I wasnt driving.
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 cannot take lyrica or skalin or neurotin for my aches and pains i had such a headache from the lyrica and that was one pill low dose it was like i was on hallucigens the room was like a picture show and i had to do a 12 hr shift i told my boss my medication is not agreeing so if i had to leave they knew why soo then the skalin for muscle pain kept me a zombie i was in a fog with 1 pill and could not function for 12 hrs so the neurotin for my shingles neuroapathy was like bees stinging my
My gait, balance, cognitive abilities, vertigo, inability to pay attention and the list goes on. I feel totally disassociated and so weak. The worst thing though has been the pain. I have taken the Lyrica three times today and I am still in pain. I am afraid to go to bed because of the vertigo. I don't want to experience that feeling were you are sound of sleep and you lurch up from the bed because the vertigo sends you reeling. It is the worst feeling.
After a month, I started getting tingling/pins and needless sensation in my legs and after sometime it started in my hands along with neck and back pain.I did a complete MRI in spine, lumbar and brain and al the results were normal, except mild disc hernitation in C- spine in C3-C4 level. Doctor recommended for Physcio therapy for my neck and I did that for 6 weeks. I took Lyrica/gabapention for couple of months. But the sympotoms are not gone and it comes and goes frequently.
I just ran my fingers very lightly over both sides of my middle back and noticed that the sensation on the itchy side is slightly less. I have also had good bouts with Vertigo for years. It comes and goes. It never lingers for more than a few minutes but I have had to grab a wall before to steady myself. But when it flares up, I will get these quick moments of dizziness for several days. My doctor is ordering an MRI on my brain and then wants me to see a Neurologist.
My name is Vanda and I am 50 years old . In Oct of 2006 , I had very bad Vertigo . One minute I was fine , turn my head around and I could no longer keep balance . I waited couple of days , and since I didn't feel much relief , I have decided to go to see the doctor . It was my new PCP ( my insurance was changed , and I was forced to changed a doctor ). After first examination and brief medical history , she ordered brain MRI .
I don't know, but the fluid inside your ears, there are some kind of crystals or something to this effect that can be floating around and can make you have vertigo. Not sure what it's called but perhaps I'd look into it, If brakeing & acceleration makes you pass out, then maybe it's something to do with that, cause that would be sudden motion. I don't know, just a thought.
My neuro admitted to me he was being audited (the process was started by a couple insurance companies) so he needed more proof than his gut feeling I have MS. Once my second bout of vertigo, and a VEP showed a 2 millisecond delay increase in 4 months time, he gave me the option of starting DMD. He also said I'm in early MS, and hopes the DMD will keep me in early MS for years to come.
My throat's being tempermental again (I actually choked twice the other day, putting me in a position where I am afraid to eat if no one else is around because of my kids), my ribs hurt, my left leg is killing me with a constant shock like feeling, I had to stop taking my neurontin because of the vertigo it caused, and have no other pain medication at all.
I thought you would get a kick out of this since you are familiar w/ Provigil and Lyrica . . . I had my first-ever dose of Prednisone last Fall --- and I too, got that "sense of well being and euphoria!" Especially since it was prescribed by my PCP on the same day that I saw my Neuro# 1 who gave me two 7 day free samples for Provigil AND Lyrica! Neither DR knew what the hect was the matter with me - but I must have seemed awfully pitifull .
I have tinnitus and loss of hearing and pressure like popping in my ears which is painful and recently had vertigo due to fluid in my inner ear and now on medication to combat that, they say its meneire's disease going to ENT on 2nd of feb and having ENG (balance test) on 31st. I've heard its progressive, does anybody have fibro and meneire's disease?
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
I tried gabapentin initally 300 mg at night also. It was too much - I had vertigo, and tingling (at first I thought it was just my "usual" symptoms rearing their ugly head), but I called my doctor and she suggested going down to 100 mg at night and increasing the dosage by 100 mg every week or so until I reached the 300 mg. I never got that far - I had to stop taking due to severe side effects.
In my experience and researching of this medication the vertigo (dizziness) can be related to Lyrica. It also can cause other side effects but hypertension, fast heart rate and "Crushing chest pain" are not associated with the use of Lyrica. Please do not decrease the dosage unless directed to do so by your physician. He/she will guide you through the discontinuation process. Others will post with their opinions and suggestions. Thank you for the update.
I'm a senior in college, a wife and mother of three, and I need to figure this out and either fix it and go to work, or get it diagnosed, and accept disability...but not knowing is driving me CRAZY!!! Please help me.
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?
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