Lyrica euphoria

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237152 tn?1206654636 My pain doc says neurontin is a much safer drug than lyrica and wants me to stick to the neurontin.....lyrica does have a euphoria associted with it with use for some....especially at first....
210982 tn?1280987495 Hello! My Dr prescribed me Lyrica and I have been readin about this drug, but I can't seem to find anything telling me what is in it. Does anyone know the ingredients? I was told it was a non-narcotic drug but then the leaflet says that it can be addictive and do not stop immediately..blah,blah, blah...does anyone know what is in this stuff?
193953 tn?1272078626 And, if you drink alcohol or take medicines that make you sleepy, you may feel more sleepy when you start LYRICA. You should not drive a car or work with machines until you know how LYRICA affects you. Tell your doctor if there is any change in your eyesight. Also tell your doctor if you have muscle pain along with a fever or tired feeling. If you have had a drug or alcohol problem, you may be more likely to misuse LYRICA.
Avatar m tn I'm about to try to stop taking Lyrica. I've been taking a VERY high dosage the past couple of weeks or so (1600mg a day at the minimum) and just a little lower dosage before that. I know that there will be withdrawal symptoms and was wondering if there was anything that my doctor could give me that will help me through it. I've an addictive personality. Been addicted to everything I've taken that gives me any small measure of euphoria or lesser anxiety... never benzos though.
Avatar f tn Hi I have been on 75mg of Lyrica at bedtime for over 3months and I could not get my rx refilled so I have been off the medication now for five days and I am sweating like a life guard on a beach in Florida. I have to literally change my clothes twice a day the water is just pouring off of me. The doctors also have me on Cymbalta, Fentalyn and HCTZ for hypertension, and severe nerve damage. What can I do to help myself with all these meds I need to work and live my life.Thanks for the help.....
Avatar n tn a friend abuses lyrica..takes 6-8 pills a day for euphoria..when she runs out she has no physical wd at all...
Avatar f tn I was just put on Lyrica, the doc thinks I might have Fibro...I have all the symptoms that go along with it...I have noticed though over the last week since I've been taking it that my anxiety has increased and it feels like my heart is beating faster....I have always been on Xanax for anxiety ( last 4 yrs. ) but I haven't had to use it as much until lately...or could this just be a symptom of Fibro since it's really flared up due to the cold weather?
478403 tn?1266549609 Hi guys, I was just wondering if any of you have been on Lyrica and come off of it having withdrawal symptoms? I started weaning off of it around 3 weeks ago and a week into just backing off from 300mg to 225mg I started feeling exhausted and my blood pressure took a dive sending me to the doctors office. She said my system is not regulating my blood pressure like it should and she thinks it's the Lyrica causing it.
Avatar n tn May I ask if Lyrica can cause weight LOSS through making one 'feel' so good they can conquer all and set out to do just that. Over time, losing weight through going like a bee all day long. Feeling of elation I guess I would call it. Can Lyrica cause enlarged spleen and does enlarged spleen bulge when eating. I was put on Lyrica for Neuropathies, coincidentally, when all my gastric issues began.
Avatar n tn I am diabetic and have been prescribed Lyrica for nerve pain. I am hearing contradictory opinions about the safety of Lyrica in a recovering addict. I would rather live with the pain than relapse. Has anyone had any experience with this?
Avatar n tn First, I'm not a doctor, so I don't want to give advice - just information. I also have Fibromyalgia and am taking Lyrica. Lyrica was developed for diabetic neurapathy, then authorized for treating FMS. I have a lot of other issues that cause pain (ddd, spinal stenosis, severe arthritis) and I've taken a lot of pain meds and gone through withdrawl for things like Hydrocodone, Percocet, and even Methadone. Second only to Methadone, Lyrica was the worst to withdraw from!
Avatar f tn Neurontin and Trileptal I didn't take it long b/c I noticed nothing. I just started taking Lyrica 75mg 3x a day started about almost 2 weeks ago. I am confused b/c I know that Lyrica can cause some really big side effects and I can't tell if I am having w/d from detoxing off of fentanyl or is it Lyrica. I know it causes major weight gain and I don't need that. I know a girl who has been on it for a year and has my same med. problems.
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.
470168 tn?1237474845 When I first started Lyrica I immediately experienced euphoria. It was great, I felt wonderful, almost like being high! I again experience it whenever the dosage is increased. This euphoric feeling went away in a short period of time which was disappointing. However, I have found that it still continues to help in a more normal way. My energy level is better than before, I have less pain and my mood is also better.
Avatar f tn I am taking Lyrica and wondering about the side effects and if I should be going back to the doctor or just need to tough it out on longer to gain the benefits. I'm on 75mg at night. I am supposed to get to 75mg in the morning also, however I took 25mg in the morning and slept until 4pm in the afternoon! So I am not taking the morning dose. The side effects the last 2 days have almost become intolerable.
483733 tn?1326802046 He is thrilled that the Lyrica has done so well for me and that I managed to get out working and take back my life. He doesn't want me going any higher than the 300 mg per day I'm at now. he pushed for the weight loss and even thinks he could get me off of the Lyrica eventually. I asked him about all the swelling and the memory issues. He says swelling is not due to Lyrica (it is clearly stated as a side effect) and he says as we continue treatment that my memory issues will go away.
15227985 tn?1439633082 This is based on studies done around the maximum dosages which showed that some people had feelings of being high or euphoria from the drug. The main uses of Lyrica are to treat the pain from nerve damage and fibromyalgia as well as to prevent seizures. However, it can also help to treat anxiety, an unanticipated side effect, and people can become addicted to it.
Avatar f tn i took neuronton for fibro and was good for restless leg syd my dose went up to 3 300 milligram a day i went into bipolar swings from happy to sad within hours 2 pills no side effects 3 total mental illness same thing with lyrica its cousin.
1264955 tn?1381785821 Side effects typically take a fair bit longer to fade away than the time it takes for lyrica to start working on the pain, and this means some amount of patience is required, in order to test what the long term side-effects are likely to be, ie the side effects that stay while using lyrica. I've used lyrica for more than two years now, and at several different doses.
Avatar n tn How could you feel like using when you only take 1-2 tablets per day. Do you get a feeling of euphoria from vicodin? If I were you I would leave the vics alone and try Ibuprofen for pain, Your back condition and future consultation with your M.D., a pain management specialist I hope. Will determine what type of treatment is right for you. There are other drugs that are non opioid, such as Lyrica that you could take for nerve pain.
Avatar n tn Recently, my new (3 mos) pain doc took me off of tramadol which just left me with morphine, percoset and lyrica to deal with 24/7/365 pain. At month end I was low on meds and resorted to "street drugs" which turned up in a drug screen at a doctor's visit. I now have to detox with just clonodine and lyrica which just won't manage my pain. It sure would be nice if the DEA would stay out of our business and doctors would prescribe adequate medication both pre and post operatively.
Avatar f tn 5 per day and eventually got to an average of 6 to 8 per day. I started on Lyrica about 1 month ago and I think I really like it (although I can't be completely sure since I take so many pills). I am really tired of being hooked on the pills and taking more than I am supposed to and then worrying about getting more. I plan on quitting cold turkey next Thursday. This forum has helped me so much to prepare myself for what's to come. I am terrified, but so incredibly motivated to stop this.
664341 tn?1282119550 (this is soooo frustrating!!!) Anyway, he prescribed Lyrica for me to take every day. Yesterday was my first day on this new drug, and as far as the neuopathic pain, it really seemed to help. (not so much with the muscle and joint pain, but with the tingling, burning, shooting pains and numbness, it did.) However.......I have experienced urinary incontinence for some time now. It started as stress incont. but then it was stress and urge incont.
612205 tn?1225598510 it should be fine..some get euphoria from lyrica..i never did just a sluggish feeling so i told my doctor i did not want it anymore...i quit hydros with a friend and now lyrica is her drug of choice/she abuses it tho...she loves it...i hated it..
939964 tn?1288020624 I wake up typically 2 to 4 times per night, usually have to use the bathroom when I do, then go back to bed, usually able to return to sleep, but again, I do NOT typically enter REM sleep (dream). Is Lyrica safe to take for the other conditions I have, and if so, what are the side effects and dangers? I do also have an allergy to pennicillin and a few grasses, trees, foods, etc. Any suggestions as to what I can try next for sleep?
4204073 tn?1361835076 You do get used to it quickly though and the euphoria goes away. I liked Lyrica because you only had to take it twice daily but gaba is so much more affordable that it is worth the inconvenience.
575863 tn?1218472613 that gel is an interesting mix of a number of meds! the "gabentine" part is neurontin, which is in new generation form called "lyrica." I have found lyrica to be the most helpful medication for nerve/muscle aches type pain. It can cause weight gain, and swelling in the hands and feet. If you watch your diet, it doesn't have to be a weight disaster. There's nothing better that I've tried for such pain. (I have nerve damage from a spinal fusion).
Avatar f tn do you guys take meds (pain meds) i tried lyrica and made me nauseous so I stopped............i am afraid of pain meds in my home because my husband is a pill addict!!!! (which adds to my stress) in fact alot of times I am on the forum for addicton because of him!!!! i finally saw this forum and decided i need to talk to people for some ideas on how to cope with this disease....................does it get worse as years go on??? I am moving to arizona for the warmth!!!!!!
Avatar f tn Most us here took pain meds for legitimate pain but that pain became secondary to the euphoria we all tried to achieve. Maybe you need to look at reevaluting your pain. Some of us also had decreased pain once we were off the meds. If you dont do something about this now it will only get worse. The wd;s are minor compared to what is really going on.