Lyrica side effects numbness

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131817 tn?1209532911 I take 75mg of Lyrica 3x a day. It works fairly well for me I usually take one pill in the morning and two at night. The one thing you have to be careful about with Lyrica is weight gain. Recently I have been losing weight like crazy, so maybe putting some on wouldn't be a bad idea LOL. Good Luck and take care.
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.
Avatar f tn I'm glad to hear this medication is helping with your pain. I'm sure your Dr has told you it can have side effects. All medications can have side effects. If you have any that are unusual or something that your Dr did not mention make sure to contact him.
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.
Avatar f tn Last month a year and five months after starting Lyrica my pain started being a lot more noticeable and my dosage was increased and I've experienced these same side effects again however, from previous experience, I know that they will eventually become almost unnoticeable.
485259 tn?1326312778 Has anyone combined these two drugs and if so what were your results and/or side effects? 2. What is with the weight gain component of Lyrica? How does this work? I keep reading it posted (and seeing it on the scale of course), is it due to a lifestyle change (eating soft comfort foods that are naturally higher in calories while doing less because we feel like crap) or is it something the drug actually does to our body?
195469 tn?1388326488 Hi Heather, Lyrica made me too sleepy, and since fatigue is one of my worst symptoms I stoped takeing it. It did help with the nerve pain and I would consider takeing it again if the pain became to hard to handle but for now I need my energy. good luck.
Avatar n tn MD's are very reluctant to treat fibromyalgia with anti-viral meds because they are not yet FDA approved, although the FDS (who I'm beginning to think WANTS us sick - kaching$$$$) does approve some medications that do nothing more than treat symptoms (IF they work at all) and have very serious side effects. Some insurances won't pay for the meds for the same reason (not FDA approved for fibro) . I brought the research I found to my DO and asked to try it.
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 n tn However the treatment was very difficult for me. One of the side effects was a numbness in my feet. This hasn't gone away after four years. It has made me very clumsy and has effected my balance. If I close my eyes I can't tell if I'm upright and tend to fall. Has anyone else experianced this? Where can I go for more information about this?
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 Now the gabapentine twice a day makes me tired? does gabapentin have a side effect that effects you teeth, gums.. etc..get so sore everyday for the past few days, not sure why. I though maybe one tooth, but the other parts of my mouth get sore as well? plus I'm so out of it, that I can't go outside... I'm so tired and can't seem to sit for long. I don't know if its the meds...cause the amount isn't that high... if not the meds...why is this happening?
Avatar n tn I have tried Lyrica and the side effects were so near the symptoms of Fibro, I did not realize it was the Lyrica causing them until I came off of it and actually got better, pain wise. I cannot take anything that even hints at mood, such as suicidal thoughts I have not tried the new one even though my dr keeps pushing it at me. I have some amount of quality of life with what I am on right now and I don't want to mess with it.
1655815 tn?1306934062 I just started the Lyrica today. I had taken the neuroratin and had the same side effects numbness all over my body head to toe. I stopped taking it as my 1st pain Dr. Told me it was a reaction to it. Im really scared about tge Lyrica doing the same thing. But im glad im not crazzzzyyyyy, i thought i was the only one that had that strange numbness!
Avatar f tn Heather, Rena and Maggie ..... I read your posts from earlier this year about Lyrica. After 2 weeks of back and forth w/ BCBS we finally got Lyrica approved for my Fibromyalgia - specifically "foot pain." At the time, it felt like a great victory! But, since day one of strating the new med, I have felt disoriented (especially when driving) and have had trouble speaking - forming words, recalling words and putting a sentence together.
Avatar f tn I have taken it before and had no issues with stopping it. Like any drug, there are side-effects and only you can determine how your body is responding to it. Sometimes the benefits outweigh the side-effects. I feel you would benefit, like PlateletGal commented, from seeing a physician who is familiar with FMS/CFS. This way they aren't guessing you have one or the other and can find the best treatment for you.
Avatar n tn I have had suicidal tendencies while taking the Lyrica, but no other side effects that I've noticed. If you take it just watch out for the suicidal ideation. Maybe the Cymbalta will take care of that side effect. Good luck.
572651 tn?1333939396 how long did it take for it to begin working with your pain? Did you have any problems with side effects? Anything else you can add?
483733 tn?1326802046 My doctor and I had both agree that IF it was still helping, then we could/would deal with the side effects, but since it had stopped working, then the side effects were definitely not worth keeping me on the dose I was on. I wonder if your doctor would consider adding another pain medication to your Lyrica regime to help get you through this flare? I'm not saying that you should take, or your doctor would prescribe, narcotics, but I do know they CAN be taken with the Lyrica.
Avatar m tn i have gon to a docter and he told me that i had severed the main nurve that is for that area. he has put me on lyrica but the side effects are just too much. he said that the only other thing todo is to have surgery and kill the nurve and that will leave me with no feeling at all from the center of my head in back to the corner of my left eye,it could also make my eye droop along with the corner of my mouth ,is there any thing else that can be done for this.
Avatar n tn Over the next several days I experienced persistent weakness / numbness on my left side, especially my arm and leg but also my left jaw and face to a lesser extent. Also minor chest tightness. Again, taking Xanax completely removed my symptoms, but I tried to stay off it since I know it is easy to develop a dependence. Also, after waking in the morning up all of my symptoms seemed gone, only to reappear an hour or so after waking.
335297 tn?1210601484 In the two weeks since the end of treatment, I have not seen any improvement in these side effects and there is one new side effect that I am experiencing that has me worried. A week ago while driving, my right foot went to sleep and I had difficulty getting it awake and since then I have had tingling in my feet and shakiness in my hands. I also began to feel unsteady on my feet every once in a while.
Avatar f tn I see others here have had the same prescription, but no one comments if it had side effects. Aside from this, I also had (have) ringing in my ears, aches, pains, feeling miserable all the time, poor memory, mentally dull, lethargic. I never started taking the big-dose Vitamin D, and in the meantime another doctor diagnosed a tick-bite disease and I'm on antibiotics for that, feeling better enough to think about taking the Vit D tabs.
Avatar n tn She was like a guinea pig and now, 8 years after, she is living with side effects that have never gone : hypotension (around 8), fainding every day, unbearable headaches, kidney pyelonephritis every months, and an exhausting fatigue that keep her in her bed sometimes several days, where she can hardly eat alone. Before that, she was so full of life, making car races, flying planes, being a model for photographes, and photographer herself.
Avatar n tn I use a combination of natural herbs and prescription medication, but I do hope to get my fibro under better control naturally and get rid of the prescription drugs all together someday. Drugs have so many side effects. I have never tried Lyrica, although I have a prescription for it. Like I said, I am trying to relieve the pain naturally. It takes more patience to do things naturally as the effects may not be apparent immediately, but it is healthier for your body.
Avatar n tn i had surgery for a cancerous sarcoma aug 7th at the back of my thigh When i came out of surgery, i have numbness in the oposite thigh, from knee to mid thigh, it is on fire and it is like lightning bolts in the area The only thing any doctor said to me is "it is from the eay i was on operating table" My GP put me on Lyrica, but i am not too keen on taking it after reading the side effects.
Avatar n tn Left sided facial/tongue/palate numbness, left hand and foot numbness (altered sensations). Occasionally felt on right side face. Numbness pretty constant except for occasional episodes of some decrease in numbness. Have had all the routine blood work, all negative. Had head MRI w/out contrast...NORMAL results. Cervical MRI normal except for multiple areas of disc protrusions. History of hernaited disc L4-5, already had one disc repaired.
Avatar f tn First, start it very slowly, and step up the dosage very, very slowly. If you dive into it, it will give you side effects that will make you quit using it before it has a chance to help you at all. Secondly, read the Health Pages (look over on that -----> side of the page somewhere to access a listing of them) that talk about treating neuropathic pain. Pain in the nervous system is different from other pains, like muscle and joint pain or headache.
Avatar f tn I just find that neurontin has basically no side effect and Lyrica does. I took Lyrica and the next day I was 10 times worse off due to pain and fatigue. But you have to decide for yourself whether this is the right drug for you. Remember if you do take it you have to have a card with you that states this in case of emergency where you cannot tell them yourself. I just read this site and was warned to not get pregnant that it would not be a good idea.