Tramadol and lyrica

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i asked my dr when he first prescribed it to me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> of course he said it was very safe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> non addicting but they also say that bout <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> too im worried lol....
At this time I am taking the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> 375 mg a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> regiment for about 6 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> its side effects of sleepiness. I am on 300mg per day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> for 5 months now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am 450mg in a non flare <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span>, which are often used for fibro pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> pills <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> drink my coffee <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
Now I can try to break away from this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> (ultram) I have a full bottle of vicodin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a bottle of valium ... <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a very strong survival instinct. Every morning I just hate having to take these 2 1/2 pills to start my day. Today I cut it to 2 1/8 of a pill .... and I felt the difference by nightfall. Tommorrow I watch the kid while they are packing .... and then it begins.
My question is, has anyone heard of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> causing withdrawal symptoms when taken w/methadone? I was given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span>(Ultram) w/ methadone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I haven't taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> levels fall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it may take a bit to get them back up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> can tell me if it works <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> if there's any risk. He's suggesting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>/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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> for a month (approx.) for fibromyalgia. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> seemed God sent by like day 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> BACK PAIN. I TAKE IT WITH <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> PAIN MED <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> to be very similar, but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had dizzinees,drowsiness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sedation, I had to stop driving, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> or pregabaline as i call it,, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> as a pain killer, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it works for you (it does for me) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> you are worried about addiction, don't.
My husband has a very addictive personality <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I do not want him on any narcotics again. Please advise me on if this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> will work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>/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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> no relief. I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span>, (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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> every other day, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Lexapro 20mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> arthritis medication <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> is so new <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 75mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> 2x daily I had a bad reaction taking Cymbalta <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span>.. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lyrica</span> is supposed to be the newest <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 least it's a smaller pill. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> during the day, at work, taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> acet. It's 37.5mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 325mg acetaminophen. Since the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Tramadol</span> 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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