I tried Lyrica and the side effects were too much for me. Although there are a lot of people that can tolerate the Lyrica and they do say that it has helped a lot. I started Savella 3 days ago and so far I haven't had any side effects at all. So I really feel positive about it. Hang around for a while and someone who is taking Lyrica will leave a reply. Take care,
I believed all the pretty commercials about Lyrica, finally got my dr to prescribe it, and I ended up 3 days and 2 nights in the hospital, after collapsing at work and going to the ER in an ambulance. Lyrica was not good for me. If you take it or are considering taking it, DO NOT IGNORE the slightest side effect.
Actually, Lyrica does help many people...but it only treats the symptoms, not the cause.
It can have some serious side-effects, esp. in someone who is hypersensitive to the chemicals or suffers from multiple chemical sensitivities (as most with FMS/CFS do). I had tried the Effexor, which is like Lyrica, and had behavioral changes and seizure like activity at bedtime. I didn't take another dose.
bthnn - sorry to hear you had such a strong reaction to the Lyrica. Do you recall the dosage amount you were taking? Hope you are feeling better now.
I've been on Lyrica for about two years now, treated for chronic nerve pain. I had been up to 4 Vicodin a day because of the pain,and with the lyrica as a side RX my pain med dosage went down. My pain decreased. I was taking 50mg, I was feeling so good I stopped taking the Lyrica, but my pain was too much, had to go back on it. The side effects I have were sleepiness and weight gain. So I take it before bedtime, and I work out as much as possible, this also helps with depression I might get due to having a chronic pain disease. Hope this helps, if you go to the Lyrica website, you can read all about others who have taken it, positive and negative results.
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