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lyrica question
is by lyrica addictiive? Is anyone on this forum take it?

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271792 tn?1334983257
I do not have experience with it but to my knowledge it is not addictive because it is non-narcotic. Are you taking it for fibromyalgia? (sp)
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723959 tn?1314747825
Not sure if I have it, but i think I do. I have horrible pain in my legs, and other places. My skin hurts to the touch. So I thought I would ask you guys before I started it.

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271792 tn?1334983257
I am not certain maybe members can help you right here, but MedHelp does have a community dedicated to it:

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Fibromyalgia---CFS/show/44

Best of luck!
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Thankyou....;-)
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199177 tn?1332183097
I dont belive it is but I do do belive you taper down off it .It hope it works for you .
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Some claim it is addictive.  I took/take something similar and although it is non-narcotic it can be so-called addicting.  If it works.......who cares?......It's not an opiate and you shouldn't experience any opiate-like withdrawals if you stop taking it, but as Avisg stated...You will have to taper it if you decide to stop taking it.

I stopped Neurontin at a pretty high dose, and was ok, but I wouldn't recommend it.  There was some uncomfortableness I could have avoided if I had tapered.

I hope it works for you!  Good luck.......

Luv,
Nauty................
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I took Lyrica for nerve pain for about a year and a half. I didn't have any problem at all when I stopped taking it, but I tapered down. No hint of withdrawl.
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lyrica is not recommended for people with a history of addiction as it can be abused..people catch a buzz off of lyrica///it is not physically addicting they say...but is a drug an addict would possibly abuse..the safer choice is the older nerve pain drug called neurontin as it does not have the same effect on sensorium as llyrica does...good that u r looking into it...i did not tolerate lyrica as it made me spacey..not a drug i would care to take nor abuse..but some love it..a friend of mine abuses it..a drug to be safe with if u have any history of addiction
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897400 tn?1303332748
Lyrica made me reeeealy spacey too at first. It was so bad that it scared my family. I was so out of it I didn't realize how differently I was behaving.  I take Neurontin now instead.... I agree that it's best to avoid any drug that has potential for abuse.
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