Vicodin and lyrica

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Does anyone take lyrica and if so, has it made a difference resting at night? Thanks.
so for awhile when i missed the lyrica, i thought oh, i have vicodin...but as Vicodin off, more and more the lyrica helped.....but when I missed doses of everything..., It was by my wife keeping a diary, that I realized I was missing so many just a few days or even one...the Oh! went on... And now I have taken 3yrs without feeling the sick,sweaty feeling I felt when I missed dose.. I did not gain weight ..
I had been up to 4 Vicodin a day because of the pain,and with the lyrica as a side RX my pain med dosage went down. My pain decreased. I was taking 50mg, I was feeling so good I stopped taking the Lyrica, but my pain was too much, had to go back on it. The side effects I have were sleepiness and weight gain. So I take it before bedtime, and I work out as much as possible, this also helps with depression I might get due to having a chronic pain disease.
I was up to 300mg a day and when I would miss even a day, would have increased pain..I was also on Vicodin and amitriptylline and lyrica, I now realize, was making me have withdrawal symptoms..increased pain, sweating,..I thought it was because I was only taking my vicodin as needed and that missing that was doing this.. I got stuck in a remote location and ran out..stupid! I went thru hell for 4 days...no increase in pain meds or a little more amitriptylline would help..
I hope that in time the nerves that were damaged by shingles will heal. Please note, however, Lyrica is filtered through the kidneys and in the beginning of usage of Lyrica I was on the near maximum allowed dosage of Lyrica and it resulted in near kidney shut down as reported to me by my Neptrologist (kidney specialist). It seems then that a managed dosage of Lyrica to match individual tolerance can help in the management of pain. It sure helps me with shingles pain management.
rnning out of meds. took only 1 vicodin and 3 lyrica feeling pretty wacked out.
You can get addicted to lyrica, it is a controlled substance. but if they work for you and take away the pain and you know you are gonna have to take them the rest of your life, who care.
I am currently taking cymbalta, celexa, and lyrica and the only thing it does for me is make me tired......
I do know it is a GABA drug and used for nerve pain. And that the muscle relaxers and or the Vicodin doesn't do anything for that. Those were prescribed for my back issues. This is why I wanted pain management. I don't want to be on the narcotic drugs, if I can help it. My new pain doc is considering trying the TENS unit on me. If what I am experiencing is the MS Hug, shouldn't the Baclofen and muscle relaxer help for that? As for the MRI. That is a whole other issue.
I was on Lyrica and gained about 40 pounds, also made my hands and feet swell. I have heard it works wonders for some just not me. Still trying to lose the weight and it has been about a year. I have never taken Suboxone so can't tell you about it..good luck. there are alot of wonderful people here that can help you more.
I have fribromyalgia and I take vicodin and lyrica.I can't say enough about lyrica it is a wonder drug for me I have fibromyalgia and It is very severe and she was.nt saying she cant live with out it because she is addicted to it she is in pain from morning to night it never goes away.You fell like a prisoner in your our body.
I have reoccurring grade 1 isthmic spondylolisthesis for the last 6 years. Flare-up's are now occurring 2x/year, lasting 2/3 months at a time. My PCP recently referred me to a physiatrist for pain management. After a brief consult the physiatrist switched my PT, stopped my rx for vicodin, and prescribed Lyrica for sciatica. He inquired about the vicodin I was taking. I explained that I'm allergic to aspirin and all NSAID's and it was the only form of relief I had for pain.
I am on Duragesic pain patch, Ultram, Lortab 10 mg, and Lyrica 200mg. I noticed weight gain and swelling in my legs and feet with Lyrica and wanted to know if Topamax could replace Lyrica.
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 was able to quite the Ultram and Vicodin. As far as the Lyrica, be aware of the side effects. My mother-in-law was on it for shingle pain but had to stop it due to edema,sleepiness,dizziness. Stress is a trigger. You may want to try another mood elevator or just the new meds as when the pain decreases your stress level will too.
I take lyrica 100 mg in morning and 100 at night and if needed at may take another 100.
Personally I think they just started you too high on the Lyrica. Also, many people take Lyrica with benzo's and narcotics and it helps them so I don't know where you got that it wasn't good to take together, they are usually prescribed together in most practices that i know about. Good luck to you.
or could this just be a symptom of Fibro since it's really flared up due to the cold weather? I'm also on Vicodin for pain and I have high blood pressure, so I'm on meds for that as well. Thanks in advance!
I think that I was hopping for a miracle and now I am just bummed out. Not to mention that I am dizzy and not in the dumb bonde type way, (Sorry just making a joke for myself!) I just wish that I would have a little more relief is all. I had hope and I think that it is becoming crushed!
I was never able to tolerate Vicodin (It made me feel very depressed and scary and dark) so I can't imagine being dependant on it. Undertsand that dependance is such a different issue than addiction. You're using a drug to help you with a real medical conition, to help you cope with the pain. Not recreationally to get high. The help I can offer is probably nothing you haven't heard beofre, lose any excess weight, eat a non inflammitory diet, stop using sugar and caffeinie if you can.
I am currently taking 6/ 5-500 vicodin 2/ 150mg lyrica and a 5% lidocaine 12 hr patch a day.I want to stop taking the vicodin but I have severe sleep and restless leg problems when doing this!? I have 20 left will the patch and lyrica help with these problems and if so how should I do this? I am under a docs care and have an apt to see a pain management doc. I have very bad proven back problem.
There are periods where I use narcotics about a 4-6 weeks (vicodin and lately oxycontin) then I have to stop and it is so shattering. Many years ago I tried NA and it doesn't work for me. I also do not want to be put on shrink meds by a psychiatrist. What am I doing to myself medically? Because of life circumstances I don't see myself being able to stop soon. What is happening and what can I do?
Gabapentin, Nortriptyline, Vicodin, etc weren't working...Been on the Lyrica for almost a week now and doesn't seem to be working either. Should I be seeing some results by now, or is it too soon? Anyone else had Lyrica for nerve pain like this? Or has something else helped? It is a horrible pain several times a day...Like bare nerve ends shooting through my face for several minutes at a time!!!!!!
I have arthritis really bad and with the weather its even worse. I've been off the vicodin for several weeks now and my doctor gave this to me. He said its non-narcotic. I still have some signs of the withdrawl like the leg thing etc. Will this help with that i wonder?
Hi kboot when I was addicted to my pain pills and didn't know where to start I just started telling myself how much I hated them and how they were ruining my life and then I started to taper down and I was finally able to quit.. keep us posted on how your doing...
I really don't know. I was prescribed Lyrica at the time and that helped. But over the counter, I'm not really sure. You may want to message FLaddict and ask her. Definitely stay away from caffeine! Learned that the hard way! Good luck, it will pass.
I am not a candidate for fusion as with the disc in the shape they are and my age they tell me a fusion would be a waste of time. So I am left with Vicodin and Pt. I am at a low dose (4) 5/500 per day and have been for 4 months now. The Vicodin does relieve my pain and yes it does make me feel better but I am concerned now that the medication is not having as positive effect on my pain and it may be time to increase the dose.
I also have had a great deal of stress this past year in all aspects of my life, and I have an anxiety disorder and depression, so I believe these may have added to the pain. So far I am on day 5 and I have cut down to 50mg, which is 15mg less than I was taking 5 days ago. The 1st 3 days I felt awful, but I was feeling awful even with the vicodin. The last 2 days I have either taken a long walk or worked out and have felt very little pain.
I will be having surgery fairly soon and have been referred to a new neurosurgeon for this. He has started me on Lyrica. The pain has been very bad for almost a year as the vertebra crumbled and I have taken Lortabs and Percocets now and again but they do not sit well on my stomach and most times I would rather just lay here and moan, lol. My prescription for the Lyrica is to start with 50mg once a day for 2 weeks and then go to 2 a day. Tomorrow is the end of my first week.
5 and maybe it will help me sleep Ido suffer from a chronic nerve condition that is to long for me to spelll the doctors tried everything nothing seemed to work they even gave me tramadol but that just made me convulse on the floor so I was given vicodin... and the xanax is for the pulsating in my ear ...ear noise....I have a problem I found 5 vics stashed in one of my travel bottles and I want to take one so bad.... should I flush them?....
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