Lyrica opiate withdrawal

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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.
630344 tn?1280108583 This is my first day on Lyrica, and the doctor increased my citalopram! I was wondering if anyone else is on this med and if so did you notice dizziness? I have noticed a decrease in my pain, but a weird like disoriented feeling! I am so tired of pain I can deal with this for awhile, I just was wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms and if so did they go away? So far I am willing to stick anything out as long as I can get some pain relief.
Avatar m tn I just don'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??
478403 tn?1266549609 I know I have read different articles some saying doctors don't believe Lyrica causes withdrawal symptoms but after having under gone severe withdrawal syndrome from Valium I beg to differ because I am recognizing some of the symptoms. Oh I forgot to mention I am sweating a lot! I hate to sweat! I feel like I stink when I sweat. I have been so exhausted I can barely take a dang shower!
Avatar m tn I suffer from chronic pain and had allergic three actions to gabapentin, lexapro and cymbalta, then I switched pain doctors not happy, he suggested lyrica I said I wouldn't go on it until I spoke with Eli Lily they told me there is no chance of me having the allergy, I was only on it for two weeks and that dyskinesia kicked in, I was on a low dose, only one pill, because I was or he having problems with it. Now I'm in lyrica brutality withdrawal!
5100586 tn?1363648354 I went to my doctor on Wednesday, and she thinks my symptoms at this stage of the game ( 43 days now) are more from the cymbalta than the lyrica, but they are very similar, almost identical, and are the most painful withdrawal situation I have ever been in. IT is lke being in opiate and benzo withdrawal at the same time, I have thought that I was going to die. Anyway, I am feeling better today thank goodness.
Avatar f tn I do know that Lyrica can help with opiate withdrawals if you don't take it regularly. The withdrawal from Lyrica is much worse than from opiates so don't let your body get used to it.
17365575 tn?1456044285 I've been on Lyrica for several years do to nerve pain, and the withdrawal when I've gone off is brutal.
Avatar f tn When I have gotten off the Percocets, I have taken just the tramadol and it completely removes the withdrawal. But of course, if I quit the tramadol then the withdrawal kicks right in anyway. It is just unbelievable how we all came to this point. I would say the majority of the people here all started with an auto accident (my case) or bad injury or illness and before we knew it we were taking a pill to just feel normal.
Avatar n tn everyone is different but generally, it has been found that following opiate detox, there are two periods of protracted withdrawal. The first (or sub-acute withdrawal) lasts 2-8 weeks and people describe moderate to severe insomnia and fatigue, low energy, and other depressive symptoms. This is quite variable but is sometimes difficult for people to tolerate. Unfortunately medications have only a limited effect.
Avatar f tn This site inparticular, for some reason doesn't have to many posters posting about lyrica or gabapentin withdrawal because it's mainly opiate addiction in here but google 'lyrica withdrawal' and you'll find way more information about it. Good luck.
986593 tn?1283535811 Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, insomnia, and anxiety. Withdrawal symptoms are similar to benzodiazepine withdrawal but the severity of the withdrawal depends on how much pregabalin has been taken and how long it has been taken. Pregabalin should be reduced gradually when finishing treatment.
216046 tn?1193947004 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!!!
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 f tn Exposure to lyrica for a long period of time will cause dependency, especially at high doses, so the extra pain your experiencing when trying to reduce could very well be a withdrawal symptom. Lyrica is not an opiate, its apart of the GABA family of medications, more information on its effect on the brain/body can be found easily on the interweb.
Avatar f tn Pain Relief Alternatives: I don't have fibro (at least not primary), but I do often have pain. I am one of the fortunate ones who can tolerate it.. except during times when I have migraines and/or bad back pain.
1474625 tn?1371100679 I've heard countless times that opiate withdrawal is more painful but suboxone withdrawal lasts a whole lot longer. My psychiatrist prescribed me to neurontin for cravings/withdrawals. My question is do you have to take it for a certain amount of days for it to work? She told me that I could just take 100 mg 3x a day when I'm craving but every time I take it it hasn't helped at all. No side effects or anything. Should I increase the dose?
779797 tn?1263621835 It still boggles my mind how your body can just fiend for something, yet your mind doesnt know what. After that withdrawal episode, I said to hell with that, Im never going through that again. ..wrong.. My back pain and stomach pain continued and I had no choice but to take meds for it. I was prescribed percocet 10/325. Man did it help with the pain. I kept getting 180 pills a bottle....a lot.. I was also prescribed Xanax for how stressed ive been .
1039200 tn?1314915608 I have 3 herniated disc in my back but take lithium so I can't take any anti-inflammatories, which only leaves opiates which my body becomes addicted to very fast, then I get to suffer through opiate withdrawal. She started me on lyrica under the guise of nerve pain, and sleep disorder (which I have but I'm allergic to sleeping pills lol whole world of issues for my prescribing dr) Lyrica HAS WORKED. I've gained a few pounds so far, but my progress outweighs the weight.
874521 tn?1424120397 An increase of pain that is even higher than before you began the opiates and perhaps the pain may even be(but not necessarily) in an area of your body that the opiate wasn't prescribed to treat in the first place.
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 Hey I was wondering if anyone knew if while I was trying to withdrawal from methadone. I started to use my DOC again and I am going to try a withdrawal using small amounts of suboxone for 3-4 days and then nothing. A friend is locking me in his house (he is a nurse) and going to try and help me.
Avatar m tn After a couple of years the nerve healed some, the sciatic nerve takes a long time to heal, and I was finally able to wean myself back down to 300mg. Lyrica withdrawal is in someways worse than OxyContin. It really helped with the depression but it's still bad. I need to wean down further but right now I'm thinking on drug at a time. I'm not sure why for some it's a wonder drug and other it doesn't help. I'm totally disabled and don't work.
Avatar f tn I have been on all kinds of meds like neurontin, lyrica, etc. The only thing that relieves the pain is percocet. I take 6-8 10/325's a day. I called yesterday to get my refil and my doctor's office called back saying no script until Feb. 11 and then when I pick it up, she wants me to get a urine drug test. Didn't think I was addicted, but certainly a wake-up call. I am now down to only 24 pills and can't get a script for 8 days. Bleck. I started tapering yesterday.
Avatar n tn I am looking for a support group, forum or chat room that I can use for support during my withdrawal. Can you help me? I can't find anything on the internet.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Everyone; Question is; What can I do to make the Tramadol Withdrawal faster and less painful? I'm so grateful to find this place. I had a severe car accident in 2000 and at the time refused to take any pain meds. However, I injured two lower back discs and ended up with neuropathy into S1, basically my right leg goes numb down to my foot. I mean, it's always numb. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it loses strength.