Lyrica withdrawal side effects

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Avatar n tn i have been on it 3 times over 4 years ...never had any trouble gettting off it ..some people say it gives them side effects [on here]...i think it depends on what you are taking it for................................
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 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.
1088527 tn?1425316975 I'd tell you to consult your doctor, but what she said is nuts, so try another doctor for exact instructions. You are bound to get major side effects without a taper. That is NOT the same as what you may feel like at zero. Good luck to you.
Avatar m tn 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.
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.
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 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 My question is as I have only been taking it for four days do I now just stop taking it and hope the side effects of stopping die down pretty quickly or do I start taking it again and wean myself off them? I'd really like to not take them again at all, but def don't want to feel this sick, seems crazy for only taking them for 4 nights?
Avatar n tn I was put on Lyrica to help with nerve pain and depression. What I did was taper off of it and had no side effects at all. I started taking one every other day for a week, then 1 every 2 days for a week, then so on until you are tapered off. This is just my experience. Hope that helps. I hope something works for you.
Avatar m tn duh, right? Yes, yes, the side effects that i thought were from lyrica withdrawal went away.....Nobody can say with certainty when the agony of your ordeal will subside...But more good than you will ever know has come from your just being able to express your pleas... Seek Med help has many specialty forums, other such help web sites exist..ask Don't take too much b12....don't drink too much coconut milk... No wonder cures...just calm....let your mind take you back to good times....
Avatar m tn Well I got dyskinesia within two weeks, jerking of the body, hazing in and out not able to read unable to walk. This lyrica withdrawal is brutal, all the other ones took just a couple of days I'm almost up to 30 days and I thought I was getting better and today I'm sicker than ever! Any help for anybody with be greatly appreciated, and if anyone has gone through this does it end?
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 Lyrica shouldn't be stopped abruptly. You should call your doctor for advice. You're describing withdrawal symptoms. Check out the substance abuse forum for some tips on feeling better Staying hydrated is very important. Keep us posted on what's going on with you.
Avatar n tn I was under the impression you did not need to taper off Lyrica though you definitely had to taper of Neurontin. I've been on both (and side effects from both prevented me from staying on them.) I can't remember what the taper was for the Neurontin but the Lyrica we just stopped. But it could be the dose I was on. I'd definitely ask your doctor or pharmacist. (Or maybe both.
Avatar f tn backed off and made my own personal decision NOT to go on it. Of course, we all are different, we are all affected by side effects differently, but during my research, I was trying to find one....just one bloomin rx medication that would not be loaded w/side effects, warnings to addicts in recovery, etc. that I could take and actually feel ok about taking. My personal choice, particularly after reading this old thread you posted on and the one I referenced for you....was nope....
Avatar f tn What are the long term side effects of taking Gabapentin for long term pain control?
Avatar f tn How long do these side effects take to leave your system. It has been about 10 days and she's still a mess.
Avatar f tn I took the Lyrica for a month started the second month and the side effects kicked in. I quite CT and didn't notice any WD's. Did the same thing with Gabapentin. I takes about a month for the side effects of the drug to start showing. I didn't know I wasn't to quit CT. I lucked out I guess. I wouldn't start taking it unless it was the last resort. I know a lot of people on it and it doesn't bother them.
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.
Avatar f tn I know that this has been from various causes, including an infection, but I hadn't been able to come up with a reason for the way I've felt off and on for the past week. Now I'm wondering if it could be withdrawal from Lyrica. For the past year I've been on 100 mg Lyrica twice a day. It's been a good while since I've thought it was helping with the burning neuropathic pain I've had, especially at night. Also, I'm gaining weight no matter what I do.
986593 tn?1283535811 My doctor also had to slowly decrease my dosage when it was discovered I couldnt take it for the side effects.. I think it is like alot of meds, works differently for different people. just be careful and stay under your doctor's care while taking it.
Avatar f tn It has worked quite well until recently; as some of the last remaining side effects have faded away, so too has its effectiveness. Through some experimenting with dose I have found that decreasing my dose to 300mg/day leads to a marked increase in pain, particularly in places that were free of pain *before* I had ever tried Lyrica.
216046 tn?1193947004 I think there is still much to learn about it's side effects. Weight gain often comes with Lyrica use - along with swelling of extremities. I have experienced both - and take Lyrica very sparingly. I believe that time will prove opiates are safer (when used as prescribed) that most of these new wonder drugs. How are you doing today? I encourage you to begin a "New Question" for any and all further comments. It'll have higher visibility which will bring more responses.
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!
Avatar m tn From what I'm reading it has been shown in a few studies to reduce the effects of opiod withdrawal...I'm on it because I have neuropathic pain (nerve pain.) But honestly? It doesn't do much good. ALWAYS ASK YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING ANY MEDS!!!!! Are you feeling better than this morning, kiddo? This was a rough day for too. Tomorrow will be better. Onward!!
Avatar m tn The symptoms could be a combination of side effects of Topamax and withdrawal of Lyrica. Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of both the drugs, slowly reducing the Lyrica and increasing the Topamax. Please talk to your doctor regarding this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
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 f tn Hi....I just had an issue with Gabapentin...I have IBS and was on Miralax to help and it was working...until I took the Gabapentin.....I had one heck of a time getting regulated again..... Time frame.......almost 2 months to get back on track after stopping the meds. And may I add...I was on the Miralax the whole month that I took the gabapentin. May I ask Y u were rx'd it?...maybe another rx will work better.
Avatar n tn I was having so many side effects that I deciced to quit taking all the meds. After the 2nd day I was so dizzy I could barely stand. I also can't sleep and have terrible nightmares that wake me up. I got flu-like symptoms, nauseau, sinus congestion, muscle aches, chills and a fever. Is this all from quitting the meds? I am also coughing a lot. I don't know if I just happened to get sick at the same time I quit.