Lyrica withdrawal side effects

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i have been on it 3 times over 4 years ...never had any trouble gettting off it ..some people say it gives them <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> [on here]...i think it depends on what you are taking it for................................
Getting off lyrica may cause a number of discontinuation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. Quitting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> suddenly can result in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> symptoms including insomnia, headache, nausea, diarrhea and flu-like symptoms.
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'd tell you to consult your doctor, but what she said is nuts, so try another doctor for exact instructions. You are bound to get major <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> without a taper. That is NOT the same as what you may feel like at zero. Good luck to you.
I was told that it takes about 2 months to get the full <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> and some of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> will subside too. Don't give up now and do not stop without proper instructions and does reductions.
lyrica is not for everyone. Some of the most common <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> are dizziness and sleepiness. Others are dry mouth, swelling of hands and feet, blurry vision, weight gain, and trouble concentrating. You may have a higher chance of swelling or gaining weight if you are taking certain diabetes medicines with lyrica. And, if you drink alcohol or take medicines that make you sleepy, you may feel more sleepy when you start lyrica.
I was put on lyrica to help with nerve pain and depression. What I did was taper off of it and had no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> at all. I started taking one every other day for a week, then 1 every 2 days for a week, then so on until you are tapered off. This is just my experience. Hope that helps. I hope something works for you.
duh, right? Yes, yes, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> that i thought were from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> went away.....Nobody can say with certainty when the agony of your ordeal will subside...But more good than you will ever know has come from your just being able to express your pleas... Seek ..seek.. Med help has many specialty forums, other such help web sites exist..ask Don't take too much b12....don't drink too much coconut milk... No wonder cures...just calm....let your mind take you back to good times....
Well I got dyskinesia within two weeks, jerking of the body, hazing in and out not able to read unable to walk. This <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> is brutal, all the other ones took just a couple of days I'm almost up to 30 days and I thought I was getting better and today I'm sicker than ever! Any help for anybody with be greatly appreciated, and if anyone has gone through this does it end?
When I stepped up to the higher dosage of 100 mgs, 3 x a day is when the more serious <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> occurred. Those <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> were blurred vision (mostly in the a.m.) and some minor weight gain/water retention, and tactile sensitivities. The lyrica was taken to help some neuropathy pain and maybe help the fms pain. It did nothing. It was agreed upon that if the 100 mg 3x did not help, I would then step down and discontinue using it.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> shouldn't be stopped abruptly. You should call your doctor for advice. You're describing withdrawal symptoms. Check out the substance abuse forum for some tips on feeling better Staying hydrated is very important. Keep us posted on what's going on with you.
I was under the impression you did not need to taper off lyrica though you definitely had to taper of Neurontin. I've been on both (and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from both prevented me from staying on them.) I can't remember what the taper was for the Neurontin but the lyrica we just stopped. But it could be the dose I was on. I'd definitely ask your doctor or pharmacist. (Or maybe both.
backed off and made my own personal decision NOT to go on it. of course, we all are different, we are all affected by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> differently, but during my research, I was trying to find one....just one bloomin rx medication that would not be loaded w/side effects, warnings to addicts in recovery, etc. that I could take and actually feel ok about taking. My personal choice, particularly after reading this old thread you posted on and the one I referenced for you....was nope....
I took the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> for a month started the second month and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> kicked in. I quite CT and didn't notice any WD's. Did the same thing with Gabapentin. I takes about a month for the side effects of the drug to start showing. I didn't know I wasn't to quit CT. I lucked out I guess. I wouldn't start taking it unless it was the last resort. I know a lot of people on it and it doesn't bother them.
How long do these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> take to leave your system. It has been about 10 days and she's still a mess.
I have tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> were so near the symptoms of Fibro, I did not realize it was the lyrica causing them until I came off of it and actually got better, pain wise. I cannot take anything that even hints at mood, such as suicidal thoughts ect...so I have not tried the new one even though my dr keeps pushing it at me. I have some amount of quality of life with what I am on right now and I don't want to mess with it.
I know that this has been from various causes, including an infection, but I hadn't been able to come up with a reason for the way I've felt off and on for the past week. Now I'm wondering if it could be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span>. For the past year I've been on 100 mg lyrica twice a day. It's been a good while since I've thought it was helping with the burning neuropathic pain I've had, especially at night. Also, I'm gaining weight no matter what I do.
My doctor also had to slowly decrease my dosage when it was discovered I couldnt take it for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>.. I think it is like alot of meds, works differently for different people. just be careful and stay under your doctor's care while taking it.
We're all lab rats! Yep, cymbalta and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> together worked great for me, other than the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> effect of weight gain, coupled with sudden onset hypertension- I had to come off of it :( But it seriously reduced my pain by like 80%. Good luck!
I have taken it before and had no issues with stopping it. Like any drug, there are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> and only you can determine how your body is responding to it. Sometimes the benefits outweigh the side-effects. I feel you would benefit, like PlateletGal commented, from seeing a physician who is familiar with FMS/CFS. This way they aren't guessing you have one or the other and can find the best treatment for you.
The symptoms could be a combination of side effects of Topamax and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>withdrawal</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span>. Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of both the drugs, slowly reducing the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> and increasing the Topamax. Please talk to your doctor regarding this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Hi....I just had an issue with Gabapentin...I have IBS and was on Miralax to help and it was working...until I took the Gabapentin.....I had one heck of a time getting regulated again..... Time frame.......almost 2 months to get back on track after stopping the meds. And may I add...I was on the Miralax the whole month that I took the gabapentin. May I ask Y u were rx'd it?...maybe another rx will work better.
No weight gain either? I read the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> and it seems to not have the same <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> at all. I have been told that both are similar type drugs, chemically. Thanks so much for your valuable feedback.
I was having so many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> that I deciced to quit taking all the meds. After the 2nd day I was so dizzy I could barely stand. I also can't sleep and have terrible nightmares that wake me up. I got flu-like symptoms, nauseau, sinus congestion, muscle aches, chills and a fever. Is this all from quitting the meds? I am also coughing a lot. I don't know if I just happened to get sick at the same time I quit.
I never heard of gabapentin being abused or anyone having withdrawal with it. I took it for nerve pain and had no problem coming off it. I did have some bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, which is why I came off it. But something recently was sent to all the local hospital and doctors from our police chief warning about pill abuse and gabapentin was on the list of drugs being abused.
I have read on this forum that some people do not agree that this medication works or that they have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> but so far I have not had problems with them.Again I have only been taking them for six days but so far they are working for me.Wishing the best.
This port is used to pump in the $20,000 a liter poison they call chemo. I did 3 treatments out of 8. I couldn't stand the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. STILL on pain pills at this point. I switch to Oxycodone because I don't like the hydros having APAP/tylenol mixed in. I've read that it's easy to do major liver damage with that stuff, so I told my oncologist to change my script to oxycodone. He agreed.
I'VE TAKEN lyrica BEFORE AND HAD SERIOUS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> (ZOMBIE, SLURRED SPEECH, ETC.) SUBOXONE(8MG cut into 5 pieces) IS USED FOR OPIANT withdrawal. DON'T HAVE THAT. I KNOW THAT MANY DRUGS HAVE PROVED USEFULL FOR OTHER CONDITIONS. THEY TOOK MY KEYS WHILE I WAS ON SUBOXONE BEFORE. THE FAMILY IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT TAKING THE lyrica AGAIN AND THEN TAKING IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE VERY POTENT. HAS ANYONE HAD THIS COMBINATION AND WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME?
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