Lyrica and generic

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874521 tn?1424120397 I simply can't wait to be done with this Lyrica!!! Before the Lyrica I was on Cymbalta and only stayed in that for about a year and had to quit it bc it was making me feel bi-polar, my moods were all over the place and so much crying!! I was definately suicidal, and suffered from bad "zaps" like sticking your finger in a socket except it would zap and jerk me all over especially I'm my head/brain leading to migraines.
Avatar f tn 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.
1318483 tn?1318350782 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.
5333788 tn?1366572946 Was told that I was going through withdrawal symptoms from the Lyrica. Can this be possible even though I was taking Lyrica for a short period of time? Sorry if this does not make sense. Have been seen by a few doctor's, gone through many tests, the list goes on........
Avatar f tn I also cannot afford the high cost and apparently no drug plan covers it and there is no generic brand to replace it. I have fibromyalgia and this drug barely touches the pain and with an increase in dosage the price just increases as well. I am a recent cancer survivor and my pain increased 10x after chemo. Any suggestions would be welcome.
Avatar m tn How do you pay for Lyrica?, I take one 75 MG in a.m and one 75mg at noon and two 75mg's at bedtime for treatment of FMS and it's costing me $384 a month.
Avatar m tn Hi every one. I've been a diabetic for almost 10 yrs now and have neuropathy as well as chronic back/ neck pain. I also have some pretty severe nerve damage in my legs from my back injury and had back surgery in 2007. Any way, I take lyrica twice a day 150 mg in am & 150 mg at night, and it has really helped alot with the pain. Im also on norco for my back / neck pain, but the lyrica has been a great help to me. However it is expensive if you don't have insurance.
Avatar n tn 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!
1645454 tn?1301113400 Hi and welcome. I don't have the medical knowledge to tell you the exact equivalent. However, you are on a relatively low dose of gabapentin (Neurontin). Max dose of that per day is 3600 mg. Max dose (per manufacturer) of Lyrica is 600 mg/day. If you have few side effects from Neurontin, you might ask your doctor just to increase that, before switching.
Avatar f tn Ess, I am on lyrica, I take 2 75mg three times a day. I am at 450mg per day and it seems to keep the pain at a tolerable level. It doesn't take it away completely but I am greatful it keeps it to a minumum. It also helps with the burning. Pain I can deal with for the most part but the feeling of fire within my body is not something I can deal with at all.
324184 tn?1308079803 I mean, could be you could get enough from a lawsuit, after the lawyer takes his share, to hire some help, like a weekly nurse and a monthly housekeeper, to sort of take the straing off you in any way you can come up with. And I think that this new neuro giving you Lyrica, well, that tells me he knows what he's doing, because Lyrica is ten times as good as the generic type cousin you were taking.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Well she weighed 125lbs when she started and 15 months later she weighs 197lb and likes the Lyrica for her pain but is now having severe joint pain , etc from the weight gain. I already have a metabolic disorder and cannot gain weight. Its very, very hard for me to lose weight. Anyway, I know it can cause vision problems, can make you high at times, bad headaches, etc.
620923 tn?1452919248 I too have the same thing and spent a little over a year of my first experience diagnosed with Meralgia Paresthetica. I had been prescribed Lyrica that time and it was just barely out on the market. It made me very sick to my stomach and I had to quit taking it and suffer with the pain. I also could not really afford it as my insurance didn't cover it since it was so new on the market. I got very lucky that it eventually went away.
483733 tn?1326802046 I am on 300 mg of Lyrica a day and it was doing wonders for me. I am now fighting a bad flare and my doctor doesn't want a higher dose although I'm going to fight him over it. When is the dose too high? Is it inevitable that it will stop working?
Avatar f tn I just started taking baclofen as well. It is considered a generic drug, I take 180 a month, and it only costs $10.
Avatar m tn He had me try an older generic, and of course I said it didn’t work. Now, I am thing about trying Lyrica to control my pain. However, reading the side affects it seems a bit scary and I want to be 100% mentally. Is Lyrica a viable, or even a good non-narcotic option to control pain? Does it even work?
Avatar f tn Doctor said I am the 5th person in last two week it either works or doesn't. So if after increases in a medication and your knees and ankles hurt, swell, headache, you start to inch and maybe if I do not move the pain will go away NOPE. Call the Doctor You cannot wish it away, It does not get better tomorrow.
Avatar m tn all this time not connecting this to the lyrica. I ended up in an ER with heart palls and anxiety through the roof. felt like I was on a bad acid trip with speed involved. not that I tried either of those since high school. my menopause shipped sailed many years ago, but hot flashes big time.....pins and needles feeling all over my body. like a nettles sting. even my tongue. jaw clenching, stomach problems. too many side effects to list.
684012 tn?1227994056 I've taken the nerve blocks and didn't find them to be helpful (they only lasted a few hrs.). You said you had taken Lyrica and it caused swelling, but did it help the pain and are you still taking it? I've found that to be helpful with the neuropathy, but it doesn't make it go away. I haven't found anything that is very effective, just something that dulls it enough to half-way function. My next choice is a spinal stimulator (because my RSD is in my leg).
1041953 tn?1259076290 Now, I'm wondering if my escalating uneasiness has something to do with the missing Lyrica. I did refill it, and can likely answer my own question once I pick it up and am back on schedule with it, but I'm wondering if anyone can offer any insight in the meantime. Thanks! Be well..... PEACE - and I really mean, "PEACE"! Those of my generation bantered the word around like we do "Hey!
Avatar m tn You need a barium enema. Go to the drug store and get Miralax. The generic is fine. You may need to use more than a capful, but try 1 capful in a glass of water first. You can use it every day. If that isn't strong enough, you could get a prescription for Amitiza, but it's about $400 if you don't have insurance that will cover it. You can also take magnesium citrate to stimulate things. Stop all dairy. Get tested for Celiac disease. Don't eat fried food.
Avatar f tn I just find that neurontin has basically no side effect and Lyrica does. I took Lyrica and the next day I was 10 times worse off due to pain and fatigue. But you have to decide for yourself whether this is the right drug for you. Remember if you do take it you have to have a card with you that states this in case of emergency where you cannot tell them yourself. I just read this site and was warned to not get pregnant that it would not be a good idea.
491030 tn?1242428366 I was put on Lyrica for Fibromyalgia pain, and it helped with the pain, but it caused me to be out of it and tired and dizzy all the time. I finally had to quit it. But, I have heard it helps a lot of people. So, at least give it a try. A lady I work with takes it and it works for her! Good luck!!
1130095 tn?1267372859 Also I feel really wear I had my first Lyrica 300mg's this morning after my appointment and now I feel completely out of it and feel like I don't care about anything which is a bit worrying....
14548893 tn?1435107287 I went to my doctor she put me on Lyrica! I did research and the side effects were terrible but the pain was increasing all over my body. My family told me to try it. I take 300mg a day I still have pain but not as bad and I feel so dizzy its like I am high on alcohol or something. I cannot remember anything and I was wondering if the side effects will go away after awhile?
Avatar m tn replace them with 2 -- Lyrica 75mg. I'm still on 3--.5mg xanax as well as prozac /heart pills and prevacid .I never use more than prescribed .Should I just deal with life without meds .I'm having trouble going to NA & AA because I still feel like I'm useing. I have been clean of my addiction drug for 6 months . Am I fooling myself thinking I won't abuse these new " "Prescribed "meds. Is Lyrica addictive? it has seemed to help with my nerve twitching and pain.
Avatar m tn NA) and Cymbalta (generic: NA) are good medications to try to help with this pain. Opioid medications may still be helpful to you but their effectiveness on nerve pain is limited; however, they may provide some additional meaningful relief due to synergistic effects. A muscle relaxer and anti-inflammatory are helpful too.
Avatar n tn Doctors treating me for pain associated with proximal and/or peripeheral neuropathy because they say there is nothing else that can be done. Is there other treatment options so I can cut down on pain medication?
Avatar m tn Anyway, he has me turning down the stimulator to the lowest level that still works and slowly increasing the lyrica and see if I get relief. BTW I have been on docasozin for months now (Generic equivalent to flomax) - I tried that first when they thought maybe BPH but that alone did not work. I am also going to start accupuncture today to see if that helps. Good luck you in the upcoming surgeries - lets hope we both find relief.