Tramadol and lyrica

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i asked my dr when he first prescribed it to me and of course he said it was very safe and non addicting but they also say that bout tramadol too so......now im worried lol....
At this time I am taking the lyrica 375 mg a day and tramadol 50mg 1tablet 4x day. This helps a little but i ache all the time and a general of not feeling well. Some days sometimes weeks I am not able to do anything. Now my right hand is numbing and it just doesn't seems to be getting any where. I need help!
I was on a lyrica regiment for about 6 months and in regard to side effects, never had any adverse reactions that were of concern. At first the Dr started me on gabapentin (neurontin), but that stuff really messed with me. Within a week, I'd wake in the mornings horribly dizzy..It would take me a couple hours just to get feeling somewhat normal. So the Dr switched me to the lyrica..
I just read the comments on lyrica and its side effects of sleepiness. I am on 300mg per day and other meds. I too felt sort of drunk in the a.m. walking funny, BUT I felt soo much better painwise. And I also felt sleepy at nite for the first time in 10 years. I have come to appreciate the difference between feeling exhausted and sleep-deprived and feeling sleepy. I have even been able to drink regular coffee again, another thing I have not done in 10 years, to fight the sleepiness.
iv been on lyrica for 5 months now and am 450mg in a non flare and 525mg a day in a flare i also take diazapam which i dont like but am still working on finding something else to aid me to sleep i tried the zopicloine (cant spell) and had a very bad reaction and im sure it was to do with coming off the diazapam to go on this sleeping pill which did nothing but give me heart palpations and the next day i felt awfull my lips were puffy and i lost my taste buds i would not try that again so im back
Some types of pain are treated with things like Cymbalta, which some get good relief from. Then there's drugs like Neurontin and Lyrica, which are often used for fibro pain and nerve pain. Neurontin was originally an anti-seizure drug. There's a long list of narcotics ranging from Tylenol w/codeine to Vicodin, Percocet, oxyodone, morphine, Dilaudid, Fentanyl patches and methadone and more. Those drugs are often used in long and/or short-acting form.
I currently take 200 mg at a time with 15 mg vicoden, 2 flexeril, 2 lyrica pills and drink my coffee and do it 4 to 6 times a day. sane? my kids dont realize they laugh at my antics and say stuff like mom and her pills. but what they dont realize is with 8 kids those pills keep me going all day. but inside i cannot take it .. i am dying slowly. my sister is going through liver failure due to antipsychotic, anti freak out pills taking them off and on all her life. shes only 44.
Actually, taking tramadol during withdrawal will decrease symptoms. I know when I was taking vics and percs and I ran out, Ultram helped fill the void. One has to take into consideration that during a supervised detox (ie. in a hospital), they will be doling it out to you. They use it to wean you off. If you do it on your own, then it can be very dangerous because many have just jumped on the tramadol bandwagon in place of their drug of choice.
My question is, has anyone heard of lyrica causing withdrawal symptoms when taken w/methadone? I was given Tramadol(Ultram) w/ methadone and thought I was going to die with the interaction it caused!!!
The poker being shot into the knees on both sides is the the problem that I had when I started the Lyrica and I haven't taken lyrica since Oct. 08, the pain is still with me. As far as the other side effects, I had blurred vision, forgetting things a lot, especially when I read my bible. I would read one sentence and forget what I read that quickly.
I think you let your Lyrica levels fall and it may take a bit to get them back up and the pain under control. 2. Not really. Lyrica is one of the GABA drugs and is similar to some of the antiseizure medications. It is specific to neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain doesn't respond well to opiates and typical pain control. 3. It can always be a flare, but are there any new symptoms? If not, it could be just "breakthrough pain" and you wil have to get it under control.
I don't see info about it here so I'm thinking it's OK, but would like to hear from anyone who has taken this and can tell me if it works and if there's any risk. He's suggesting Lyrica and/or an epidural. I also need some input on this: I've taken pain killers off an on for a few years for real pain, nothing consistent until this year. I only started to be irresponsible with the pain meds in the past 3-6 months (taking too many and getting multiple scripts).
I have been on Lyrica and Tramadol for a month (approx.) for fibromyalgia. Lyrica seemed God sent by like day 3 and with the tramadol, I thought I was going to be okay and the pain was tolerable...but by week three the pain was horrible again, and my hips also hurt really bad. They uped my dose to 150 mg 2x daily of the Lyrica and 100mg every 6hrs of tramadol. I'm doing mildly better. The pain hits me sometimes like a tonn of bricks and I feel worse than ever.
THEY ARE GREAT FOR BURNING FEET OR RESTLESS LEGS AND BACK PAIN. I TAKE IT WITH TRAMADOL PAIN MED AND CYMBALTA FOR BURNING FEET... A TOTAL MIRACLE WORKER COMBINED....
Gabapentin and Neurontin are the same med- you are correct. Neurontin is the brand name. I found Gabapentin and Lyrica to be very similar, but Lyrica is stronger at lower doses. I have tried Cymbalta as well and didn't like it. I had trouble with my GI system. I had diarrhea the whole time I was on it and I became incredibly depressed.
I have SFN, I was taking Lyrica and had dizzinees,drowsiness and sedation, I had to stop driving, and was sleepy all the time and I gained a few pounds. Talk to your doctor, mine changed my medication.
DON'T DO IT. I am a Lyrica survivor. There are others on the Lyrica Survivors page on Facebook. I'll send you a message with a link to check out as well.
hello naomi, i have been on lyrica or pregabaline as i call it,, and it does help a lot with atn,try a higher dose (over 500mg a day) and that will ease it a bit, you could also try asking your docter for a trial of topirimate to go with the lyrica, that will help also but the topirimate might make you a bit scatty!!! it did with me so i had a change to the pain patches(buprenorphine transdermal patch) they are ok, but don,t suit everyone ..and wow!
So, if you are using Lyrica as a pain killer, and it works for you (it does for me) and you are worried about addiction, don't.
My husband has a very addictive personality and I do not want him on any narcotics again. Please advise me on if this Lyrica will work and/or be harmful.
I had disc fusion surgery at C6 last April and the surgeon said it was a 50/50 I would get relief from the pain. It's been 8 months and no relief. I've been on Tramadol, (had seritonin syndrome from it), Amitriptyline (Reacted poorly, confused & no desire to live) and now I'm on Lyrica. I find there is some relief from the pain and it's only been 4 days but I'm dizzy, very tired, I get winded just speaking, and my mood...
I also have Hashimotos Hypothyroidism, Depression, Anxiety and Migraines. I am taking in addition to Lyrica every other day, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Lexapro 20mg and Ativan(as needed only-1 mg to help me sleep, or if I get anxious/panicky. Good luck to you.
I speak this with personal experience, I'm currently taking Tramadol and arthritis medication and my memory is foggy all the time. I'm for the most part confined to a bed and unable to do anything and it has played a number on me mentally because anything I try to take for the pain has no effect. I would advise you though to talk with your doctor about these other two medications they have been known to work great for others that I know who have taken it.
Lyrica is so new and dangerous (per my neurologist). I just lost my job, car, driver's license etc because of Lyrica causing narcolepsy symptoms. I wish I had never heard of it and had stuck with Neurontin.
I am to take 60mg Cymbalta 1x daily (I've already been on this for awhile) and 75mg Lyrica 2x daily I had a bad reaction taking Cymbalta and Savella together so am leery of trying another combination, but my PM doctor seems to think this will work. We are in a "trial and error" stage right now...and I'm so sick of feeling like a lab rat! I also worry about weight gain...
A few months before I started HCV tx I started taking Lyrica and Tramadol for the body pains I was having; they are prescribed by my pain management dr. After researching Tramadol last week and seeing its sx I was wondering if it was contributing to the hallucinations I was having with the interferon and ribavirin. I asked the doctor if there was any other pain med I could take after doing the research and scaring myself silly and was told no.
I did not continue taking Tramadol because I want to or am addicrted, it is because I can't take these others, and they don't do anymore pain wise than Tramadol.. And Lyrica is supposed to be the newest and best drug for FMS sufferers. There is another tablet similar to Lyrica, which I can't remember the name of, which has way more side effects.
I'm going back on the mobic...at least it's a smaller pill. And during the day, at work, taking tramadol or flexeril if my hands hurt too bad. I started taking osteobiflex & fish oil tablets... maybe they'll help?
There is a good tramadol mixed with acetaminophen called tramadol acet. It's 37.5mg tramadol and 325mg acetaminophen. Since the tramadol dose is relatively low in tramadol acet I would use this one since she's already on Pristiq.
My Dr. started me on Tramadol about 2 months ago because of Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia. It seemed to be working really well, I felt alot better than I have in a long time. About 10 Days ago, I thought that since I was feeling so much better that I didn't need to be taking it on a regular basis so I skipped a dose one night. I've only taken this medication as prescribed, but that one night where I skipped the dose, I woke up the next morning feeling very ill.
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