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I have been doing water titration to lower my Lyrica. I was on 225 mg a day and have gotten down to 25 mg a day two times but the symptoms become too great so I have up dosed to 37.5 mg twice now. I am holding here and trying to figure what to do. I'm trying to figure what kind of doctor to go to for advice on coming off Lyrica. My DO has no idea what is going on. Would a neurologist? A psychiatrist?
I have been on Lyrica for 2 years. I was on 225 mg a day and have slowly used water titration to taper down. I have gotten down to 25 mg a day and the symptoms are too high so I have up dosed back to 37.5 mg total. This has happened twice now. How long can I stay at 37.5 mg? I don't want to go higher but I don't feel I'm mentally strong enough to come off right now. I'm frightened and don't know what kind of doctor to seek help with.
I have a question regarding lyrica withdrawal symptoms ................ I am currently suffering with this and am on day 38 with no end in sight from these godawful symptoms ............... in fact, it has gotten worse in the last 48 hrs, which is so depressing, as I thought I would improve as I distanced myself from the drug ...
I went in, and a five hour procedure ended up taking seven because my spine is one tough cookie to get a needle into. I was prescribed Lyrica and Bacloven and saw improvement, the crushing near-disappeared, the numbness/tingling? Gone. The Spinal Tap came back August 20; the Oligoclonal bands tested positive; apparently I had quite a few. They were diagnosing me with Multiple Sclerosis, and I was to come in for a chat.
My doctor switched me to lyrica/savella,and I am on day 11 of the titration pack. without any bad effects. My energy has increased, and I hope that continues,and my pain has been helped alot.
) I just spent three weeks trying very hard to get my body acclimated to Savella because I didn't think that Lyrica was helping. I'd start a titration pack.....get to the 50 mg. oval tablets, and break them in half and sometimes into quarters. I'm convinced that the effect Savella has on norepinephrine was why I couldn't take it.I would get so incredibly anxious and nervous......I don't think that my body needs any boost to my norepinephrine.
I am now almost at my last month of titration. I have experienced withdrawls also. This is what has helped me...keep yourself hydrated..if you don't like plain water,then I would suggest something like vit. water or Gateraide. Try and keep yourself moving..I know it is hard..but the more you lay around the moremuscles pain you will get, Take hot showers or baths with Epsom salts,as stated above. Don't eat high carb diet..stay away from highly sugary foods(junk foods)Take a multivit.
I have neuropathic pain down my arms, and in my hands and feet. Recently my Doctor gave me a titration pack of Savella to try. Savella is a medication used for the pain associated with Fibromyalgia. I noticed a reduction in the pain, burning and stinging sensation in my feet and hands even at the initial dose after the first few days. I also, bizarrely enough, noticed an improvement in my ability to urinate and empty my bladder.
All of my bloodwork came back good, so he started treating me for Fibro with Savella. On day 4 of the titration pack (first day of taking a 25mg pill in the morning) I developed Serotonin Syndrome and was admitted to the ER - I was not taking any other meds so there wasn't any interaction to have caused it. This left me with the assumption that either my serotonin levels are naturally pretty high, or that my reuptake is already more than adequate.
I am wanting to wait and see if it will subside in another week or so as I am having much less pain, I did the titration pack but have kept my 50 mg dose twice a day at 2/3 of the pill, so around 37.5 mg twice a day. I take first dose around 6 am and second dose around 3pm because I have read lots of posts that say can't sleep if take later. Good news is pain in neck and shoulders much improved.
Did you start with a titration pack? If the side effects don't bother you too much and it's helping you, if I were you, I would try it for a little longer and see if it goes away. If not then I would call your doctor. Good luck!
All of my bloodwork came back good, so he started treating me for Fibro with Savella. On day 4 of the titration pack (first day of taking a 25mg pill in the morning) I developed Serotonin Syndrome and was admitted to the ER - I was not taking any other meds so there wasn't any interaction to have caused it. This left me with the assumption that either my serotonin levels are naturally pretty high, or that my reuptake is already more than adequate.
I couldn't handle the weight gain, tiredness and bloating that I felt while on Lyrica, although it helped me immensely with pain. Lyrica is an anti-seizure medication too. I switched to Topamax because it didn't cause weight gain and my insurance finally covered it and I was very curious about it. Topamax has helped me with my migraines and is more energizing than Lyrica, although my doctor has told me that many people get tired on it.
I have been working through my second titration package of Savella since Monday, (switched from Lyrica - can't take the lethargy and weight gain any longer, PLUS, I am not certain that Lyrica ever helped me with the pain). After day four with the first Savella pack (25 mg. a.m. and p.m.), I punched the pills through the holes and flushed them. I was SO jittery, I felt that I just couldn't stick it out through to the ultimate 100mg./day dose.
If you feel that the weekly tirating dosage is going up too quickly...just speak with your Dr. Neurontin, just like Lyrica and Cymbalta are actual nerve pain meds so it's no surprising at all that you are getting good relief from your sciatic nerve pain. This is where most opiates do not really work well for this type of pain. Opiates have their place...but they are more about making us "not care" as much about the pain and that's it.
So today, he changed from Hydrocodone to Morphine Sulphate ER 60 mg 3X day, renewed the Ambien for 1 at bedtime, and changed the Lyrica to Savella Titration Pack(sample right now) with me taking 12.5 mg at bedtime for 5 nights, then 25 mg at bedtime after that, with the 50 mg tablets in the pack being split in half instead of gradually going to 50 mg. I guess my biggest concern is how the new regiment of drugs compares to the old one?
i found the best medicine that worked for my fibromyalgia pain was lyrica but with my sleep apnea its hard for me to take lyrica because it can make you totally relaxed
I am on day 11 of the Savella titration pack. I took Lexapro for many years prior to this for anxiety. I was told to stop the Lex immediately upon beginning the Savella. Savella was prescribed because I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have a question about side effects I am experiencing. First let me say this. The Savella has helped the extreme fatigue & pain from Fibro tremendously, in only a short amount of time!
All of my bloodwork came back good, so he started treating me for Fibro with Savella. On day 4 of the titration pack (first day of taking a 25mg pill in the morning) I developed Serotonin Syndrome and was admitted to the ER - I was not taking any other meds so there wasn't any interaction to have caused it. This left me with the assumption that either my serotonin levels are naturally pretty high, or that my reuptake is already more than adequate.
If you find anyone who has, I would be interested in their response too. The best I've had any results with is Lyrica for the nerve pain. It does help me. I've gain a few lbs, but I also quit smoking, so not sure which was the cause . Low carb diets do seem to help with fatigue. I try to stay low carb, as I also have type 2 diabetes. So parts of the treatment are not all whooey. You're great for trying to help your boyfriend.
Nortriptyline, given Savella titration pack. Pain was gone on 2nd day (wow) and I had tons of energy but I was angry and easily irritated. Did somewhat okay until increased to 50 mg twice per day. Migraine returned and my blood pressure & heart rate increased. Dropped back to 25 mg twice per day but I broke out in a rash. They took me off Savella saying I was allergic. 3rd Med: Cymbalta 30 mg. I started this last Friday evening and it's been nothing short of a nightmare for me.
We have many members who take Gabapentin with great success, and others who have not done well. Lyrica is an alternative to Gabapentin that many are pleased with. Amitriptyline is an older anti-depressant that's often used by MS patients, to assist with sleep and to help with pain management, as you mention. The dosage for this is a lot lower than if it were being prescribed for depression. Don't be scared off by the original purpose of the med--that's kind of irrelevant now.
Also they gave me Clonidine (which is a blood pressure med) for the same reason. In the past I've tried Lyrica and Neurontin. Lyrica didn't work much for me and both of them left me kind of foggy brained and unable to communicate well verbally, although the Neurontin did help with some of the nerve pain. They've also prescribed me a couple of gels to apply topically. I had Voltaren, which did give me a fair amount of relief but now they're trying me on something else.
Am on 300mg, have titration orders but don't want to add any more at the present until I adjust to this night dose. anyone?
I have extreme reactions to antidepressants and also to lyrica and neurotin. As well as many others. Hydrocodone is the only thing that will even touch the pain. On most days I take one in the morning just before I get to work at around 8:00 am. It will hang in there until about 1:30 or 2:00. I'll notice that I'm getting cold and starting to hurt. The more I hurt, the more I tense up, the colder I feel. The thermostat is set on 75.
Let me begin by saying I am NOT a medical professional, so I'm NOT advising nor am I promoting anything here, I'm just replying to a post, and sharing my story. OH, YES, to the ANGER!!! Savella, for me, was Satan in a pill and "hell" for me and everyone I love most and spend the most time with. By day 6 of the titration pack I was FURIOUS, RAGING, "going postal"!
Have they tried neuronin or lyrica for the nerve pain? I take Morphine ER and it gave me horrible headaches for the first three months or so and then they went away. I am not sure how long you have been taking the morphine. I also take oxycodone for breakthrough pain and you are right, it doesn't last very long. As for something that is as potent (probably more potent) and short-acting, you could talk to your physician about Actiq.
You have to start over the weeks long titration schedule. If not you run the risk of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. It starts as a rash but can be fatal.
After starting off with first generation meds years ago, at present, I have found some better relief on Lyrica. And the dosage has to be determined for each individual patient. Some need more, some need less. I was used by this point to pay close attention to my symptoms, and the standard starting dose of Lyrica for me was almost as bad a Cymbalta was for me.
Given that it happens regularly, I could probably use another titration of the morphine but I haven't bothered since my pain is covered after taking the percocet. If you are concerned about the tylenol, you could take pure oxycodone IR as JayBay recommended or some other immediate release opioid formulation. It took awhile for the pain relief to become more constant after starting morphine as it does take some time to build up in your system.
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