Lyrica vs neurontin side effects

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432223 tn?1206552625 44 year old white female 31 year Type 1 Diabetic with peripheral neuropathy. I was on Neurontin and couldn't handle the side effects and swelling then Lyrica didn't help. Been on Topamax for about 6 months with almost no pain. Neurologist prescribed. Worth a try.
372680 tn?1228165210 There is less chances of side-effects that way. Alot of doctor's don't take their time raising the doses of Lyrica (as my PCP did) and I had side-effects that I couldn't deal with. Lyrica can be a good drug, as long as you can tolerate some of the beginning symptoms. Sleepiness is one of them. In my humble opinion, it's best to stay on a low dose for a least 2-3 weeks, before going up on the dosage. Another 2-3 weeks on that schedule, before another increase in dosage.
Avatar f tn // Gabapentin can cause side effects that may impair your vision or reactions. Can cause rapid back and forth movement of your eyes. The definition for this can be found here. You may want to ask your doctor about Lyrica. It is more expensive but if it works for you it may be worth the extra expense.
1345254 tn?1325921641 I was on a lyrica regiment for about 6 months and in regard to side effects, never had any adverse reactions that were of concern. At first the Dr started me on gabapentin (neurontin), but that stuff really messed with me. Within a week, I'd wake in the mornings horribly dizzy..It would take me a couple hours just to get feeling somewhat normal. So the Dr switched me to the lyrica..
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 She had been taking Lyrica about a year and said it was better then the Neurontin they had her on. Then a Doctor added Cymbalta to the Lyrica and she is much improved. The Cymbalta is a anti-depressant/neuropathy medication. Thought I would mention this as you maybe able to reduce your pain even farther and feel better at the same time.
620877 tn?1282767697 For those of you who take Gabapentin (Neurontin): Just curious what side effects you have experienced (and at what dosage), and how long they lasted? I just started this last weekend, 300mg once a day at bedtime. I am having a really hard time waking up in the morning and for the first half of the day I feel a little "loopy" or my head feels "swimmy"....if that makes any sense.....
382218 tn?1341185087 Most people with neuropathic pain are now on Lyrica, which is sort of Son of Neurontin. But even that isn't the end-all or be-all. Quix wrote a lot recently about using a combination of meds, and that this often works out well. I think your neuro should be suggesting alternatives and options at this point.
Avatar f tn I think that is pretty high but my shocks in my feet are hurting more and more and I am weighing the idea of side effects vs pain. I am going to do other things first like remember to take my B12, I was just curious how close I am to the max dose. I went up to 2700 mg a day on neurontnin before my neuro changed me. I know 3600mg is the max, but my neuro feels that neruontnin doesn't really increase in effectiveness as you increase dosage to that level.
Avatar f tn I do think Lyrica relieved more pain, but it did cause me more side effects and in the end, I was not happy with the balance of relief vs. complications. Lyrica made me feel more dizzy and confused. For example, I would take my dose, and within minutes I wouldn't remember if I had taken it yet or not. That made me uncomfortable. I have since been diagnosed with Lyme and am not taking Neurontin or Lyrica for the time being, so that I can track how my symptoms are changing with treatment.
5485096 tn?1375577835 The pain I have I am thinking is a possibility of a flare with the intensity (I think this is a month long on going flare.. Or longer ?!?!?) I am still avoiding steroids bc of side effects.... I am just so confused with what to do sometimes. I feel like I am always batteling something lately :( ugh the annoyance!!!
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!
1474625 tn?1371100679 Not sure if it overides the wd's with the side effects it produces which can be mentally acknowledged, but comparing a c/t I did back in April vs a week taper at the end of July, the wd's while taking the neurontin were not as bad as the first time..Clonidine also helped which was something else my doctor gave me..Suppose to help restabilize a person's sleep pattern's..
Avatar f tn For example, one may consider an agent such as Provigil, Lyrica, Neurontin or Baclofen as long as she can tolerate thses agents because of side effects." "I would suggest that she attempt to gradually increase her physical activities as possible, ideally with a physical therapist." "If she develops any significant OBJECTIVE neurologic deficits, then more aggressive investigations would be warranted.
Avatar m tn I ask that question cause last year I wanted to try again the Lexxapro, who is the improve Celexa and I had strong side-effects on it, wasn't able to tolerate a little dose of 2.5 mg for more than 1 week... Can I react differently to the Celexa than the Lexapro? Is it possible that with the Celexa I will have less side-effects since it's a more dirty version of the Lexapro it's suppose to have more side-effects no?
Avatar m tn it is not physically habit forming...and also similar to neurontin/tis the new neurontin so to speak/but with more side effects and more of a potential for abuse than neurontin// more of a stupor/euphoria associated with lyrica so it is abused but is not addictive physically///but the mental aspect of addiction is the tough is not recommended for an addict to use lyrica if they feel the urge to abuse it....listen to ur body..
Avatar n tn I personally would not want my mother or grandmother on the mix of these two drugs. The side effects of Lyrica and Cymbalta are sometimes worse than what they were prescribed for. I would definately go with her to her appt and tell the Dr what the mix of meds is doing to her. They should be giving her a pain reliever like Tylenol 3 and maybe a muscle relaxer like Flexeril. I have not heard of many elderly people getting these meds.
230948 tn?1235847929 Common meds are Neurontin (older, effective, but with more side effects), Lyrica, topomax. It's important. They can be used when the cause of the pain is unknown and won't effect the subsequent testing. Other possibilities include the supplement Alpha Lipoic Acid, 600mg per day. It is used in Europe for different kinds of nerve pain, like Trigeminal Neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. Also for muscle spasm you should take a good quality of magnesium supplement.
Avatar f tn Some people report good effects, while others stopped due to side-effects. I wish we had a simple answer for the pain, but it just doesn't seem to be easy. What are some of the things you have already tried? I can understand your frustration...I also have daily pain and it is difficult to do the things I enjoy.
Avatar n tn I think it's indigestion when it happens but not sure. Lyrica didn't work for me, a ton of side effects. I also can't take aleve or tylenol. I had a seizure taking tylenol. So be careful with even over the counter drugs. Neurtontin is great for nerve pain. I don't like it in high doses or ongoing just when you need it. But of course discuss with your doctor. I've heard amazing things about L-lysine. as well.
Avatar f tn Got it in 1992 from a blood transfusion. I never took the RX's for it because the side effects are terrible - like chemotherapy they make you very sick. I cleared out the hep c virus after 3.5 years on herbs, vitamins & supplements. It came back 1.5 years later - but that happens also with the RX treatments sometimes. Now, I might try colloidal silver. I have read many very positive testimonials about it.
147426 tn?1317269232 doses these drugs usually create side effects that can be largely avoided by slowly titrating up from a much lower dose and allowing your body to accommodate to the effects of the medication. In other words drug X may make you very nauseated if started at 60 mg a day, but if started at 20 mg a day, and then each week increasing the dose by 20mg until you get to 60 mg then nausea is very rare. So it is better to start at a low dose and work your way up.
Avatar f tn There are a lot of different treatments and recommendations. I know they use Lyrica and Neurontin in treating it and at times Cymbalta. What's the milligrams on the hydrocodone? You need to be careful with the Tylenol part of it, especially if you get Tylenol in other things. How long have you been taking it? I think there's a Fibromyalgia forum on MedHelp and you may get more information there. It's not a fun thing to have but it is manageable!!
Avatar f tn Given your history of 'suspected temporal lobe epilepsy' then another medication (besides a beta blocker that may cause fatigue-and make depression worse) that works both for epilepsy and migraine prevention such as topamax, lyrica, neurontin, etc. The side effects of topamax can largely be avoided by increasing the dose slowly over several weeks. Depression can also cause the feelings of brain fog and can make headache worse. Paxil is a popular SSRI that can benefit OCD type traits.
Avatar m tn Again I know that there are many other first line medicines for nerve pain that most of whcih Ive tried, neurontin, lyrica, amitrypilline, acupuncture and some others, but I dont want to go use any sort of opiate for pain. So has anyone who has taken klonopin who had some kind of nerve pain get any relief???? That is the question. Thanks.
Avatar m tn neurontin is not habit forming nor many side effects associated with it used also for chronic pain patients vs narcotics/Lyrica//the new replacemnt for nuerontin//is becoming a drug of abuse//neurontin is not a drug of abuse//course some peeps will abuse benadryl..but neirontin is a safe drug..thi I knows... Does ur girlfriend have a serious seizure disorder? I ask because a wd symptom from soma is seizures...normal dose is 350mg 2-3 x a day as needed for muscle relaxation...
378497 tn?1232147185 -) I tried neurontin, but could not get a good balance between dose, relief, and side effects. I'm recently on lyrica and am still adjusting, but it's helping. Are you taking anything for nerve pain?
Avatar n tn As much as I want to lose weight, the list of side effects for Topomax scares me. My current med, Effexor/Lithium has side effects such as weight gain, constipation, tremor, etc. While I hate being fat, blurry vision ans brain fog don't appeal to me either. Of course there are also the risks of diabetes and heart disease from being overweight too. I'm having a very hard time deciding about this. Any advice is welcome.
363110 tn?1340924019 about and that is, possibly, switching you from the neurontin over to Lyrica. The neurontin was making me very sleepy and so we tried switching and it has worked. Since you've been on the neurontin for so long and have increased to your maximum dose, it might be worth a try to see if you can get even more relief!! :) Femmy: So glad that you are having relief from your injections.