Lyrica for narcotic withdrawal

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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.
193953 tn?1272078626 i've been on Lyrica for about 4 years for fibromyalgia - it has been a miracle drug for me. i have missed doses at times, but have never had anything like you described. sounds like maybe sciatica to me. the sciatic nerve runs down your leg.
Avatar f tn just wondering if anyone knows and how bad will this withdrawal be? I am really scared Have been on Sub for a year- and just want to be off- shooting for 6-7 weeks Anyone out there?
Avatar m tn So taking lyrica isn't a substitute for hydrocodion in any way? None of the same substances.
Avatar f tn Hey! Wow that is a very high dose! I was never addicted to lyrica and it didn't even work for me! I am on my 3 rd week of having weird, hellish withdrawals from weaning off the lyrica! I know and read that their is a chance of being addicted if taking in really high doses. You need to go see your doctor immediately and tell him the true about how much your taking and that your addicted. You need to wean down slowly! If you need any help just PM me!
Avatar m tn it's different enough that NEURONTIN works for my pain and LYRICA does nothing! but lyrica is the 1st drug approved for fibromyalgia too. also, make sure it really was neurontin which is also gabapentin.
Avatar f tn I would be going to your GP and getting them to re-assess. Lyrica/pregabalin is often used for neuropathic conditions/pain, perhaps there is a chance you can cut down the number of pills you are taking. I can see his point of view that it might seem like a lot, but I dont agree with it "causing brain damage" some side effects of medications arent always good, but their benefits must outweigh the risks!
Avatar n tn I took lyrica for a while and never had withdrawal and have never heard of anyone withdrawaling from it. Lyrica is a non narcotic med it does not goto the receptors in your brain so there should be no withdrawal because it actually goes to the pain and calms nerve pain by helping I guess you would say calming down a extra sensitive nerve that causes pain. I could very well be wrong about there being no withdrawal from it but I'm bout 99.
Avatar f tn I have been on and off pain medication for the last two years. Between several surgeries for my kidney, lungs and my tubes tied for medical reasons. In the time span of three months I had been on Narco 5/500 1-2 tablets every four to six hours as needed. Just this past week I have started healing and trying to get back to normal after 4 surgeries in just 6 weeks. I came off my meds because I didn't need them anymore and went through a horrible withdraw.
986593 tn?1283535811 I took lyrica for fibromylgia, it worked for the pain but the weight gain and my hands and feet swelling didnt. If you read the pamplet that comes with it,, it states it can be come addictive if the patient has an addictive personality. My doctor also had to slowly decrease my dosage when it was discovered I couldnt take it for the side effects.. I think it is like alot of meds, works differently for different people. just be careful and stay under your doctor's care while taking it.
Avatar f tn We're all lab rats! Yep, cymbalta and lyrica together worked great for me, other than the Lyrica side effect of weight gain, coupled with sudden onset hypertension- I had to come off of it :( But it seriously reduced my pain by like 80%. Good luck!
Avatar n tn He is finishing this tomorrow but is complaining of severe back pain. Back injury was the reason for the oxy to begin with. They are trying Lyrica. I am worried about it's reproductive harm issues, addictive properties, abuse potential, etc... The nurse at the clinic told me that probably nothing would remove his pain as the oxy's did so to be warned that he may go back to them unless he is willing to live with pain.
Avatar m tn I refused the cymbalta as an option for fibromyalgia treatment, but I did start Lyrica. I took it for 6 months. I experienced extreme depression. I cried constantly and found it very difficult to get out of bed. I also gained 20 lbs.
Avatar n tn But I know all this will pass, and taking any narcotic will just start me all over again. If I were him I would stay on the clonidine if it helps, for a little while more. I'm still taking clonidine and still having withdrawel, so I don't think it's the clonidine. Tell him to hang in there. Read my post a few questions down, and some of the answers , that should help.
Avatar f tn Had emergency bowel surgery in 2008 was in hospital for three months and on a vac machine for a further eight months and have been on oxycontin since i left hospital was on 60mg per day up to two months ago but now have weaned myself down to 40mg i also take lyrica 400mg per day i am finding it very difficult coming off oxycontin dont no if its pain or withdrawl symptoms could anyone help me Holl
Avatar f tn but then started having chest pain and palpitations similar to when I was withdrawing from lyrica. first question- Is this normal for tram withdrawal. I took 2 otc motrin, and 1 otc,benadryl and this helped. but by the afternoon the anxiety was so bad I took 1/2 tab of ativan slept for three ours and right now I feel pretty good...almost normal. I was reluctant to use the ativan because I an so afraid of a new addiction.
Avatar f tn I have tried Lyrica with no change in symptoms started taking Ralivia (Tramadol) last winter found that it was helpful for pain but when I went to stop taking this went through huge withdrawal symptoms was horrible. Am currently taking T#3/Advil for pain sometimes Percocet for really bad days. I do not want to take these analgisics as they are also highly addictive. Anyone know of any other meds without narcotic that have been helpful for treatment of symptoms? .
Avatar f tn I'm not sure I'm in the right place but I've looked around for an hour and only found questions and answers about this from 2002. I'm looking for help for withdrawal from Hydrocodone. I don't want to stop taking it because it is controlling my pain but my husband will be retiring in April and we are loosing our health insurance. He will get Medicare but I am not eligible. We do have the VA as a health provider also since we are Veterans but the VA Dr.
Avatar m tn no need to apologize. I took lyrica for 6 months for fibromyalgia. It made me extremely depressed. I felt horrible, laid in bed and just cried. It got worse as the doctor increased my dose. Once I got to 300mgs I decided I couldn't stay on it. I tapered for 3 months. I don't think it really helped my pain anyway. I also gained 20 lbs. From it. Are you able to exercise at all? Do you work?
3197167 tn?1348972206 There are recovering opiate addicts that have shared that Lyrica was HARDER for them and they explain their personal h*ll in an attempt to help other people. I, for one, REALLY appreciate them for doing that. Because there are SO many drugs out there and many people are not pro-active about what they put in their bodies.....I'm just loving you enough to share what I've been reading. That old posts has some VERY good facts on it. Teresa feels strongly about Tramadol, and I understand why.
Avatar n tn I don't even know if any of the normal therapies for managing withdrawal would work for tramadol, but I've somewhere down the road anyway. I just wish I knew how long it would all take. It's so muc easier to be in a hard place if you know when it's going to end. I guess I'm paying for my pain free months this month. I am trying to manage it with kratom to have days that are at least partially productive. I'm hoping I'll get some feedback on that as well. Good luck keeping yourself off drugs.
Avatar n tn It was alot harder for me to get off of but everyone's different. I started to take them more for the buzz than the pain. There's a fairly new narcotic, I tried it for a while after the Oxy's and it worked pretty well. I don't take any narc's now, and it was much easier to get off of. It's called Vicoprofen, combination of Vicoden and Ibuprofen, the combination is alittle easier on your stomach than Ibuprofen. I recently went to a pain management Dr..
Avatar m tn Ive had good luck with the Flector patch for the arthritis in knee and neck. Its non-narcotic but you do need a script for it. You place it on the site of the pain. Good luck to you.
Avatar f tn I have been reading all over the net that Neurontin is great taking the edge off withdrawal. And it isn't supposed to have an addictive side effect. I've had a bottle for 6 months that my doctor gave me for headaches that lasted 2 weeks steady up one side of my head due to a neuralgia of a nerve in my head. The pain finally went away but I still have the pills. I may test it out to see if it does really help but I thought I would see if anyone here had any luck with it.
Avatar m tn I still haven't found the solution to non narcotic pain relief for Fibromyalga either. I did a really quick taper from Lyrica and Effexor in January, as per my doctor's instuctions. It was supposed to last 3 weeks I believe. I just remember how horrible I felt. The brain zaps, sweats, chills, upset stomach, you name it and it lasted forever. After 3 weeks I started Cymbalta and then just started getting worse.
Avatar f tn vistaril to help with the withdrawal. needless to say, for someone who has been taking at least 6 or 8, 10 mg percs a day, the dozen 7.5 didn't last long. no matter how hard i try to make them last, if i have them & am hurting, i take them. so i am an addict? or dependent upon these drugs? what is the difference, and please, what are my options???? (please don't suggest neurontin.
680499 tn?1233854908 I have been on Lyrica for over a year now for peripheral neuropathy. It has lost it's power for lack of better words. It takes the edge off but it certainly doesn't work like it use too.
Avatar n tn After he has adjusted to this dose and is withdrawal free then he should lower the fentanyl to 25 mcg/hr. Again when he has been withdrawal free for about a week then he should go down to 12 mcg. Then when he is ready he should stop. This will not be easy, but the withdrawals should subside in three to four days. Also his Doctor has a legal responsibility, he cannot just stop this medication, this is called abandonment, know your rights believe me he does.
1474625 tn?1371100679 Then was switched to Lyrica which seems to be more agreeable for me...One concern some have raised about the Lyrica which I ran across over in the Pain Management Forum is that for a few of those folks, the Lyrica had a bad habit of making them gain weight..Thats not a problem for me though. I have room for a few more lbs.. I do believe the Gabapentin, or Neurontin does help with wd's.
Avatar n tn I was taking 15mg of hydrocodone a day for about a month. I can not for the life of me figure out how I could be suffering withdrawal. I know all are different, but yesterday I had a screaming headache, and this morning I have anxiety, worse than the last couple of days. I don't have an anxiety to where I have to have the pills, it's just anxious feeling, like before you reach the top of a rollercoster, but it does not go away. I sleep 6 to 8 hours, now, thank god.