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I tried every pain and neuralgia medication on the market from Neurontin (Gabapentin) to Lyrica and nothing would stop the horrendous burning & tingling that shot through my extremities. The pain was so tremendously bad at one time, that I attempted suicide just for relief. Then recently, I read on the internet that many patients with nerve pain have had success with medical cannabis, or medicinal marijuana and exasperated, I tried it myself.
Just a lot of very ill Drug damaged people trying to save ourselves. .In 2008 Pfizer lost a court case concerning illegal off-label use of Lyrica. It cost them $2.3 billion for this off-label use infringement. One of the major side-effects of Lyrica is skin sensitivity. See this link.
I want to know how to wean off of Lyrica, I have only been taking it for a couple of months but have severe leg cramps through the night and although I am only on 150 mgs a day it is making me feel like I am stoned most of the time. I also cannot afford the high cost and apparently no drug plan covers it and there is no generic brand to replace it. I have fibromyalgia and this drug barely touches the pain and with an increase in dosage the price just increases as well.
Just a heads up. My pain doc gave me a script for lyrica to help with the wd. Its for the rls and sleep. I had a taper thursday and the rls came on strong last nite. I have rls to begin with but the wd makes it even worse. I took a lyrica 75mg 1/2 hr before bed and my legs havent been so peaceful in years. Also it works for the sleep and even noticed my pain was better. The nice thing is its a non narcotic and none benzo.
Hi Danny, I have heard a lot of good things on this Forum about Lyrica. As with any medication our systems can react differently than others. For the most part I think when taken as directed this is an effective drug with few side effects. Sorry I can not offer you information from my personal experience. I'm hoping that you will let us know how effective it is for you. Best of luck and take care.
I did a little better on Neurontin as far as less weight gain and less laziness, but I switched to a sister-medication known as Topamax. It is an anti-seizure medication just like Lyrica and Neurontin, but it doesn't have the same type of side effects and it helps with the nerve pain and migraines that Fibromyalgia can cause.
I'm wondering if any of you have experience with Cymbalta or Lyrica.... Why was it prescribed - what symptom was it supposed to work for? how long did it take for it to begin working with your pain? Did you have any problems with side effects? Anything else you can add?
If given a choice without cost factors pros and cons of Gabapentin versus Lyrica for long standing neuopathy pain in my back, legs and feet from surgery over 10 years ago...Any advise appreciated..
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.
with Lyrica, then things will flare once the Lyrica goes away. Just like the steroids. I am glad that you have found relief with Lyrica, I really am. But the fact that you are getting relief means there is some disease activity somewhere. If it were true that things with nerves can calm down, there would be alot of poor neurologists out there. I hope I am wrong.
Started weaning me off the Lyrica while building Amitriptyline in my system. This is a medication that can only be taken at night & also has weight gain listed as a side effect...but I'm assuming that it must not be as bad as Lyrica.
prohibit the 90 day supply I've been getting for 2 years and now wants to give 30 days which would cost $130 a month (CANNOT afford it so I will going off Duragesic to ???????) Can anyone advise/suggest/has anyone been in my shoes?
Again I just don't want you to feel bad if it doesn't happen. Lyrica is worth a try. There is an older medication called Gabapentin that works similar to Lyrica. It takes a while to get to the right dose for each individual but I have seen it work very effectively. Even my 75 year old mother takes it with great relief. I was glad to hear you say that you "never give up" that is what keeps so may of us going. We never give up. It is a good attitude to have.
Have your doctor prescribe your normal dose, which hopefully your insurance covers, and then take those standard-dose pills to the compounding pharmacy, and they will charge you to make custom doses out of them. The total cost for the custom Lyrica capsules was about $200, and for the Savella it was like $120. If your compounding pharmacy requires a note from your doctor, have your doctor write one up. I suffered from fibromyalgia pain for six years. Lyrica and Savella were awesome for me.
gabapentin, lyrica, Cymbalta, amnitripaline, and naproxen 500. Nome of these provide relief. The only thing that has helped is the hydrocodone 7.5/325 that I've been on since sep. of 09'. I moved and am now seeing a doctor on my school campus and am now up to taking them 2 at a time 4 to 5 times a day. That's a whopping 8 to 10 a day and it provides relief only if I don't go anywhere or move.
Is there ANY reason you cannot be treated by a civilian pain management doctor? I have some knee-jerk reactions to your history I will absolutely share, but first, darn, can you please seek and receive care elsewhere...? You must be able to secure Medicaid or Medicare as you're certainly disabled, and either or both of these will allow your complete cost coverage with a civilian physician.
Lyrica is the only medication currently approved by the FDA for treatment of fibromyalgia. Although there are many other off label meds used too. Things like elavil (which will never get FDA approval because no drug company would be willing to undertake the cost of a study for a drug that doesn't cost very much money) Mono being only 2 months ago it still may be lingering from that. For your sake I hope that is it. If you do nothing - nothing will change.
I have been stable on my meds., however my medical aid refused to cover the cost for the Lyrica, giving as a reason that they don't cover medication for Fibro-myalgia. I am now taking Epleptin 300mg, 1 2x daily. I feel weird. light-headed, dizzy, fatigued. Do you think I am having side effects from the Epleptin? Regards.
I was taking both Lyrica and Ultram. I found that should I miss a dose of the Lyrica the pain was intensified and I didn't like the cognitive difficulty that it caused. I recently discontinued the Ultram after being on it for 3 yrs. Honestly, I am still achy and in pain, but I now see that the Ultram did little to begin with. I never had the dosage increased during the time I was taking it. Take care.
Previously I was taking lyrica. Lyrica seemed to affect my vision so I switched to Neurontin. I feel like I am in a blur everyday and all the events meld together, also when I work or go to school I feel like I am working through a fog. I am wondering if people take this kind of medication for years? And I have noticed that his medication has messed with my memory, what will that be like in the future? I am worried that it will affect me too much and really mess up my head in the future.
They negotiate the cost of a drug for the insurance and set some of the rules sometimes for safety and sometimes for cost. I do not have to buy my medication from Medco but they still set the rules.
I was put on Celexa by my personal physician and informed my Ortho of this new medication. I am a PTSD sufferer. My Ortho put Lyrica on top of it and I - after only two doses - became manic and had my boyfriend poised to call 911 for me so that I could be Baker Acted! I don't know about the specific effects of Lyrica, o ther than the fact that it certainly could have very easily cost me my life!!!
I am not a smoker nor have I ever smoked but how do you know that this won't be the medication that does cause a blood clot? The pharmacist told me to take it at night "since it causes nausea in many women." I have IBS and it doesn't take much for me to have an upset stomach at any time. I have made up my mind that I am not going to start on this one until after I have the CYP2D6 test to see if it even works in my body.
Does anyone else out there have severe body aches---I mean the kind where you feel like you have the flu everyday? Why would you take or not take Lyrica? I really prefer to take a natural and holistic approach. I have not been diagnosed with FMS. Been dealing with this for one year in Oct. and still without a diagnosis. Many tests done and all are OK. Still being followed by neuro. Pain is almost unbearable.
had all kinds of tests and was told nothing was wrong, I finally found a Dr. that diagnosed me with Fibromycitis. He gave me medication that helped. Over the next years I would have flare ups in different parts of my body and nothing showed up on tests so I went back to same Dr. and he helped me. Then about 15 or so years went by with no flare ups. But in the past two years I have had a flare up in my neck causing me to have headaches and a flare up in the back going down my side.
It did work pretty well and I would have stayed on it if my insurance would have covered more of the cost. Lyrica is also an anti-seizure medication, but I wouldn't let that freak you out. There were only one short term side effects that I had for the first week which was light dizziness for the first hour that it started to work. This was just barely enough to be noticeable thou. The ongoing effects that I had were dry mouth and weight gain.
what is your dosage of Lyrica? Do you take medication or insulin for your diabetes? I have done really well with Lyrica also... glad to hear it works for others also..
I was diagnosed with fibro about 18 years ago. I've been using Lyrica & was using Cymbalta for a while as well. I quit using the antidepressant because it seemed to make the depression worse. I'm on low income & I'm telling this medication is getting so expensive that I have a hard time affording to buy just a months worth at taking one a day. At certain times of the year I have to take more than one a day. Is there a more natural way to deal with fibro?
I take the same stuff. Used to take its cousin Lyrica, but it cost so much I had to switch. The main difference is Neurontin upsets my tummy sometimes. So, I suppose it's possible you have a little bleeding in your tummy, your regular doc ought to figure out the source of your low white blood cell count, to eliminate that possibility. But I haven't had my blood count checked since I switched over to Neurontin.
pain can't sleep at night I just don't have the strength and energy to do the exercises my wife have to drag me out some time to just litter walk. try the lyrica but cost is to much can,t afford without ins. waiting for parkland system. much blessings.
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