Lyrica side effects dizziness

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Avatar n tn I have also been taking Lyrica for years for nerve pain. I have experienced no side effects at all. It does not completely take all my nerve pain away, but I would say it decreases it by about 50%. Does not seem like a drug that one could get addicted to to me but that's just me. Have you considered trying Neurontin? I took it for years prior to Lyrica but found Lyrica worked just a little better for me. They also use it to help with Fibromyalgia pain.
630344 tn?1280108583 I was told that it takes about 2 months to get the full effects of Lyrica and some of the side effects will subside too. Don't give up now and do not stop without proper instructions and does reductions.
193953 tn?1272078626 You have a cold while you are one of the test patients for a drug, and stuffy nose, cough, sore throat get listed as possible side effects. Imagine the difference between being asked what side effects you notice, and running through a huge list, "Do you have this?" "Oh, well yeah, maybe," etc. Look at the percentages next to the side effects.
193953 tn?1272078626 LYRICA is not for everyone. Some of the most common side effects of LYRICA are dizziness and sleepiness. Others are dry mouth, swelling of hands and feet, blurry vision, weight gain, and trouble concentrating. You may have a higher chance of swelling or gaining weight if you are taking certain diabetes medicines with LYRICA. And, if you drink alcohol or take medicines that make you sleepy, you may feel more sleepy when you start LYRICA.
1283286 tn?1312915566 It is the medication that made her so fat. Look up the side effects in Google. Neurontin and Lyrica are both severe weight gaining and hardly help. My friend had the same nerve pains but "believed" in Neurontin, and I did not dare to say that she is round like a beer barrel. One must put every pill like on a scale and see, "Is it worth it or not"....Since she had anyway nerve pains, I just was wondering but did not want to hurt her feelings.
Avatar m tn of gabapentin to see if the side effects could be dealt with. I don't want to get back on lyrica. For fibromyalgia I also take xanax and hydrocodone. Things were at least okay, with pain levels and fibro manifestations to deal with, but nothing like this hell. At first, I reached for anti-dizziness meds, but they aren't really much help, plus they swell my prostate for which I have had two operations for enlargement already.
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.
Avatar f tn Some people take big doses too quick and get discouraged from side effects, I just take it slow, and am grateful for the drug. I don't take anything else, but a little Klonopin for my MS anymore. Once I build my Lyrica dose back up, I will wean off of the Klonopin. Good Luck!
Avatar f tn 1. Do I really need a higher dose to rid trigeminal nerve symptons? 2. Is gabapentin contributing to balance and gait issues? 3. Are there any other alternatives aside from Lyrica? I thank you in advance for sharing your wisdom.
Avatar m tn Hi there. The side effects associated with the use of pregabalin are dizziness, somnolence, tremor and ataxia, peripheral edema, weight gain, hypoglycemia, dry mouth, increased appetite, vomiting and flatulence. Ocular side effects include visual field changes, reduced visual acuity, blurred vision, otitis media and tinnitus, angioedema with respiratory compromise has been reported, dyspnea, urinary incontinence, myasthenia, arthralgia, myalgia, etc.
Avatar f tn What are the long term side effects of taking Gabapentin for long term pain control?
Avatar f tn i am sorry that any of us who is suffering from this drugs effects i hope there is something that can be done an reverse what this has done to us...if anyone has had simaler side effects as me plz let me know i am a nervous wreck.... This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/200405'>Levaquin Long term Side effects</a>.
293157 tn?1285877039 Initially when on 300mg/d, I learned if I skipped gaba more than a day, I would pay with adjustment side effects of dizziness, etc. all over again the next time I took it. I have gerd/acid reflux and have to be careful because certain gerd meds may block the amount of gaba dosage absorbed and causes the side effects of changing gaba dosages if not timing when meds are taken.
Avatar n tn When I started Savella I was coming off Lexapro so either one could have caused the side effects of dizziness, and getting "spots" in front of my eyes. Also it felt like my food sat in my stomach forever! I was nausous nearly all day while taking it for about the first month. I tried eating a piece of toast first but it was really hard to eat anything till almost the end of the day. It was really hard. I never ended up being able to take the full dose. I am taking 25 mg 2x a day.
1088430 tn?1259163373 I have never tried Lyrica before and the only person that I know of personally that took it had to stop due to unwanted side-effects BUT side-effects are usually rare and don't effect all people. So, if you are not experiencing side-effects and this medication is working well for you, then I wouldn't let other people's bad experiences with the medication make you worry about taking the medication.
Avatar m tn Fatigue, fever, or nausea may occur after infusion and may last as long as 24 hours. Other side effects include, dizziness, leg cramps, muscle aches and pains and pain and tenderness at the injection site. A severe anaphylactic reaction may occur in patients who have a serious deficiency of IgA associated with anti-IgE or anti-IgG antibodies against IgA, which react with the IgA in the IGG preparation. The reaction is rare. Keep me informed about your condition. Bye.
217229 tn?1192766004 ---Long term effect(s) ---Long term side effects ---Temporary side effects ---WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO? ---Is there a noticeable difference in pain --- if so, how much? Is it worth it to me to try out the LYRICA - Cymbalta combo she's prescribed? If so - what should I expect? And TRULY --- how bad is the weight gain? (Because I'm already pretty chunky... LOL!) I'm pretty funny about medicines and I'm a bit "scared" to try anything "new".
Avatar f tn The side effects I had from the steroids was hot flashes, facial flushing, increased night sweats and weight gain. I sweat a lot normally. I'm on Wellbutrin and it's one of the side effects but while I was getting the injections it was horrible. I'd sweat for no reason just sitting in my office chair. My night sweats got 10x worse. Everything has finally calmed down now 2 months after my last injection. I gained 10lbs in a month and I'm still trying to get rid of it.6 to go.
Avatar m tn I've been on a lot of different medications after 10 back surgeries, and Lyrica was the worst as far as side effects- dizziness, water retention, etc....everyone's different though, and when in pain we will try anything.
719785 tn?1232905118 I was able to quite the Ultram and Vicodin. As far as the Lyrica, be aware of the side effects. My mother-in-law was on it for shingle pain but had to stop it due to edema,sleepiness,dizziness. Stress is a trigger. You may want to try another mood elevator or just the new meds as when the pain decreases your stress level will too.
428506 tn?1296560999 It is rediculous to portray people going back to a full and normal lifestyle just by taking Lyrica. Lyrica left me very loopy and sleepy. No operating machinery on Lyrica. It really messed my sleep up too. I had no problems sleeping untill I "tried" Lyrica. I think it is way over rated by the medical field. I also tried Cymbalta, same thing. There maybe some that are really being helped, I just don't personally know anyone.
Avatar f tn My eyes blureed before Lyrica. The headaches came after Lyrica. My dizziness left with Lyrica. The common denominator here is that I was taking Neurontin before changing to Lyrica. I found that when I took Nerontin regularly I put on weight, but the pain and flu like symptoms decreased enough to notice the difference.
Avatar m tn I have also used Hydrocodone (not steadily) for a number of years. I've used the Lyrica and Hydrocodone together with no real side effects...just drowsiness. Just wanted to see someone else's response to the Klonopin. I'll post my reactions (be God's will) tomorrow.
Avatar f tn dry mouth, dizziness, weight gain, and difficulty concentrating (report feeling like you're in fog).
Avatar f tn Initially when on 300mg/d, I learned if I skipped gaba a couple days, I would go through the adjustment side effects of dizziness, etc. all over again the next time I took it.
483733 tn?1326802046 I'm leaving on Friday for a week in the Carribean so am going to wait until I get back to start so I can handle any side effects and to allow me to enjoy some alcohol before I start. What has been the experience of others? How soon did you see improvement?
329994 tn?1301666848 While Cymbalta did help manage both my depression and muscle pain, the side effects were what i hated about it. I never had digestion problems from it, but my stomach hurt constantly and my appetite disappeared. Eating became a chore and if i got distracted with school/work responsibilities, i would forget to eat, sometimes for 2 days. I also developed hyperhydrosis and always had a chemical/metalic taste in my mouth.
5100586 tn?1363648354 When I stepped up to the higher dosage of 100 mgs, 3 x a day is when the more serious side effects occurred. Those side effects were blurred vision (mostly in the a.m.) and some minor weight gain/water retention, and tactile sensitivities. The Lyrica was taken to help some neuropathy pain and maybe help the fms pain. It did nothing. It was agreed upon that if the 100 mg 3x did not help, I would then step down and discontinue using it.
Avatar f tn 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.