Lyrica opiate withdrawal

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Avatar f tn Without sounding like a broken record here's another thread on the topic. lyrica or or gabapentin is a strange drug and is becoming more and more common as well as more and more people are starting to go through the hell of withdrawals unknowingly.
Avatar m tn Unfortunately there are no opiates, including tramadol (which acts much like an opiate) that are easy an easy withdrawal. The opiates you mentioned, Hydrocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet all have addictive qualities. They all produce withdrawal symptoms to one degree or another when the medication is stopped. As OtisDaMan said everyone is different. And different ppl with have different experiences with medications as they withdrawal from them.
Avatar m tn t want to be taken lyrica and then when the opiate withdrawals are better/gone and I decide to quit taking the lyrica the opiate withdrawals come back and it's like opiate withdrawals all over again (like day 1). I know lyrica isn't a narcotic and isn't a big habit former unless it's really abused, but I just want to know that lyrica and hydrocodien have none of the same ingredients or substances and it won't be like me still taking the hydrocodien??
216046 tn?1193943404 My question is, has anyone heard of lyrica causing withdrawal symptoms when taken w/methadone? I was given Tramadol(Ultram) w/ methadone and thought I was going to die with the interaction it caused!!!
17365575 tn?1456040685 I've been on Lyrica for several years do to nerve pain, and the withdrawal when I've gone off is brutal.
478403 tn?1266546009 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 m tn As some of you know I'm withdrawaling from opiates (hydrocodien/Vicodin) and I'm diagnosed with something that causes restless legs syndrome (RLS) which is why I'm prescribed lyrica.. I've been going through all the opiate withdrawals and insomnia was a big factor,so my mom gave me something called triazolam also known as (halcium) it's for insomnia.
Avatar f tn Has anyone been prescribed lyrica? I have, and have had great results with it for nerve pain in my right arm and hand. Opinions, please. My two other posts with more description vanished, so I will leave with this lol.
Avatar m tn Lyrica is not a opiate. It is in the anti depressant line. I did try it for migraines. Some have have great success with it. It is also used for all type of pain. Fibro, back pain. It works on different receptors of the brain. I do know it takes awhile for your body to get use to it. You may want to spaek to your doctor about the side effects.
901222 tn?1399142874 I was in the same boat and I don't know if this will work for you but it did for me. I got on lyrica 100mg. It's non narcotic and helps withdrawal. I think it's actually for fibromyalgia or nerve pain not really sure but I got shot in the face and jumped a year later and they hit me in the jaw with a sledge hammer and it works good for me.
1689696 tn?1305819097 Much of it depends on how long you were on the opiate, how much was prescribed and of course which opiate plus your particular systems reaction. So remember any opiate (narcotic) will produce withdrawal when you cease taking them. If you've only been on them a few months your withdrawal should be moderate and only last several days. A few muscle relaxants or anti-anxiety meds may help you through that time but talk to your PMP. Don't trade one for the other....
986593 tn?1283532211 I was on Cymbalta and stopped taking it. It is Like Lyrica and withdrawal is horrible. These medications are worse than opiates and benzos put together.
Avatar f tn It's amazing how the Lyrica stops the opiate withdrawal sweats. I had no idea how much it helped with opiate withdrawal. It's not the answer though because the withdrawal from Lyrica is worse lol. Well it was for me and still is. I wish I could have done a much slower taper. It's been too hard on me but I am a wimp.
Avatar m tn please help me. withdrawls from morphine. feeling terrible. i have a script for Lyrica i never tried. Can it help me now???/ i read it takes 3 days to work??? i've been taking my valium script but it's not enough help. in pain.
Avatar m tn Hey, the Lyrica will help it will "calm your nerves" so to speak. But I am not sure about all the other ones. I am not a Dr or anything and I have never taken my medication other then how prescribed but when I first started taking the Lyrica it made me very VERY tired and sluggish. I didnt take any of my other pain pills that day so maybe it is good for withdrawal it makes you not need anything else? I dunno..
5549258 tn?1449083082 I went off that today and when my legs wake me up on fire at night, i take 2 lyrica.. lyrica also makes me sick so i wont be on that long. thanks for your support.
Avatar f tn My question is can someone with opiate dependence take the fentanyl patch? Has anyone been in this situation! Someone had mentioned using Suboxone in opiate withdrawal and I always say it is a wonder drug!! I have tried getting off pills cold turkey and it never worked. I have now been pill free since January 2011 and I know that I have the Suboxone to thank for that. I was in detox for 12 days while on, but felt Fantasic about an hour after starting.
Avatar m tn Doubling just the first couple of times caused swelling in my mouth and around my eyes, so I dropped lyrica altogether. In no time I was hit with xanax type withdrawal symptoms: depersonalization, lack of concentration and dizziness being the most frightening. So, I asked to be switched to neurontin and he wrote out 300 mgs. three times daily for me.
Avatar m tn Getting off Lyrica may cause a number of discontinuation side effects. Quitting Lyrica suddenly can result in withdrawal symptoms including insomnia, headache, nausea, diarrhea and flu-like symptoms.