Lyrica opiate withdrawal

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Lyrica is not a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span>. It is in the anti depressant line. I did try it for migraines. Some have have great success with it. It is also used for all type of pain. Fibro, back pain. It works on different receptors of the brain. I do know it takes awhile for your body to get use to it. You may want to spaek to your doctor about the side effects.
I know I have read different articles some saying doctors don't believe Lyrica causes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> symptoms but after having under gone severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> syndrome from Valium I beg to differ because I am recognizing some of the symptoms. Oh I forgot to mention I am sweating a lot! I hate to sweat! I feel like I stink when I sweat. I have been so exhausted I can barely take a dang shower!
I suffer from chronic pain and had allergic three actions to gabapentin, lexapro and cymbalta, then I switched pain doctors not happy, he suggested lyrica I said I wouldn't go on it until I spoke with Eli Lily they told me there is no chance of me having the allergy, I was only on it for two weeks and that dyskinesia kicked in, I was on a low dose, only one pill, because I was or he having problems with it. Now I'm in lyrica brutality withdrawal!
I went to my doctor on Wednesday, and she thinks my symptoms at this stage of the game ( 43 days now) are more from the cymbalta than the lyrica, but they are very similar, almost identical, and are the most painful <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> situation I have ever been in. IT is lke being in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> and benzo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> at the same time, I have thought that I was going to die. Anyway, I am feeling better today thank goodness.
When I have gotten off the Percocets, I have taken just the tramadol and it completely removes the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span>. But of course, if I quit the tramadol then the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> kicks right in anyway. It is just unbelievable how we all came to this point. I would say the majority of the people here all started with an auto accident (my case) or bad injury or illness and before we knew it we were taking a pill to just feel normal.
everyone is different but generally, it has been found that following <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> detox, there are two periods of protracted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span>. The first (or sub-acute <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span>) lasts 2-8 weeks and people describe moderate to severe insomnia and fatigue, low energy, and other depressive symptoms. This is quite variable but is sometimes difficult for people to tolerate. Unfortunately medications have only a limited effect.
This site inparticular, for some reason doesn't have to many posters posting about lyrica or gabapentin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> because it's mainly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> addiction in here but google 'lyrica withdrawal' and you'll find way more information about it. Good luck.
My question is, has anyone heard of lyrica causing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> symptoms when taken w/methadone? I was given Tramadol(Ultram) w/ methadone and thought I was going to die with the interaction it caused!!!
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> symptoms include restlessness, insomnia, and anxiety. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> symptoms are similar to benzodiazepine withdrawal but the severity of the withdrawal depends on how much pregabalin has been taken and how long it has been taken. pregabalin should be reduced gradually when finishing treatment.
He is finishing this tomorrow but is complaining of severe back pain. Back injury was the reason for the oxy to begin with. They are trying Lyrica. I am worried about it's reproductive harm issues, addictive properties, abuse potential, etc... The nurse at the clinic told me that probably nothing would remove his pain as the oxy's did so to be warned that he may go back to them unless he is willing to live with pain.
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Fibromyalgia/Important-Information-About-Lyrica/show/477?cid=39 Pain Relief Alternatives: http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Fibromyalgia/Pain-Relief-/show/478?cid=39 I don't have fibro (at least not primary), but I do often have pain. I am one of the fortunate ones who can tolerate it.. except during times when I have migraines and/or bad back pain.
I've heard countless times that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> is more painful but suboxone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> lasts a whole lot longer. My psychiatrist prescribed me to neurontin for cravings/withdrawals. My question is do you have to take it for a certain amount of days for it to work? She told me that I could just take 100 mg 3x a day when I'm craving but every time I take it it hasn't helped at all. No side effects or anything. Should I increase the dose?
It still boggles my mind how your body can just fiend for something, yet your mind doesnt know what. After that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> episode, I said to hell with that, Im never going through that again. ..wrong.. My back pain and stomach pain continued and I had no choice but to take meds for it. I was prescribed percocet 10/325. Man did it help with the pain. I kept getting 180 pills a bottle....a lot.. I was also prescribed Xanax for how stressed ive been .
I have 3 herniated disc in my back but take lithium so I can't take any anti-inflammatories, which only leaves opiates which my body becomes addicted to very fast, then I get to suffer through <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span>. She started me on lyrica under the guise of nerve pain, and sleep disorder (which I have but I'm allergic to sleeping pills lol whole world of issues for my prescribing dr) Lyrica HAS WORKED. I've gained a few pounds so far, but my progress outweighs the weight.
An increase of pain that is even higher than before you began the opiates and perhaps the pain may even be(but not necessarily) in an area of your body that the opiate wasn't prescribed to treat in the first place.
but then started having chest pain and palpitations similar to when I was withdrawing from lyrica. first question- Is this normal for tram <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span>. I took 2 otc motrin, and 1 otc,benadryl and this helped. but by the afternoon the anxiety was so bad I took 1/2 tab of ativan slept for three ours and right now I feel pretty good...almost normal. I was reluctant to use the ativan because I an so afraid of a new addiction.
I have been on all kinds of meds like neurontin, lyrica, etc. The only thing that relieves the pain is percocet. 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.
Hey, the Lyrica will help it will "calm your nerves" so to speak. But I am not sure about all the other ones. I am not a Dr or anything and I have never taken my medication other then how prescribed but when I first started taking the Lyrica it made me very VERY tired and sluggish. I didnt take any of my other pain pills that day so maybe it is good for withdrawal it makes you not need anything else? I dunno..
I am looking for a support group, forum or chat room that I can use for support during my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span>. Can you help me? I can't find anything on the internet.
Hi Everyone; Question is; What can I do to make the Tramadol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> faster and less painful? I'm so grateful to find this place. I had a severe car accident in 2000 and at the time refused to take any pain meds. However, I injured two lower back discs and ended up with neuropathy into S1, basically my right leg goes numb down to my foot. I mean, it's always numb. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it loses strength.
After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
He went through the typical <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> symptoms the first week and is getting better everyday. However, he has these vomiting spells. Sometimes it's only once, other times, like last night, he goes on all night long. Is this normal withdrawal? He does have an extra sensitive stomach (perhaps from doing so many drugs) and vomiting isn't out of the ordinary for him. But I am concerned that maybe there is something more seriously wrong. Any feedback is welcome.
I am all for marijuana... There are so many ways you can use it for pain. I use a topical ointment and it helps A LOT!! I used it for my pain coming off oxycodone. I have a couple areas in my back that hurt soo bad. I also have bad knees and my left hip I hurt and it has never gotten better :( I have a close friend who dose not smoke it but he make the ointment and he makes cookies and that is his medicine!!
I had a horrible time coming off of the Lyrica. I swear it was as bad as any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span>. I still feel sick, depressed, and really miserable. Now I am supposed to start the Effexor taper. (Oh, I chose to do them separate). I am on 150mg. The taper is 75mg for 1 week, then 37.5mg for a week, then stop and start the Cymbalta. I am afraid because this seems pretty fast to me but my doctor doesn't like to be argued with or when you don't follow his instructions.
The pharmacist told me it had less side effects than Lyrica and it was safer than Lyrica as well. She said neurontin had been around awhile and that Lyrica was the new drug as far as treating nerve pain. I started the Neurontin in August of 07 and I have had no problems at all. ( Thank GOD ). It doesn't even make me sleepy. It's also not hard on the liver as well. Thanks Susan..
Vicodin taper is what is most likely causing your body aches and anxiety - those are some of the classic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>opiate</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> symptoms. Just continue to slowly cut down your dose and to help with the symptoms, maybe get some over the counter Valerian for sleep and sedation and chelated magnesium for muscle relaxation. When you take opiates for a long time like you have, your body's physiology has been altered.
SO I guess what my question is, is can the human body become accustomed to the use/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> pattern? I've heard otherwise. I've heard the more you put yourself through it, the harder it becomes. But it seems in my case, the more i do it and then quit it, the less time the sickness last and the quicker I am to feel normal again.
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