I started on Lyrica (75 mg 2 x a day) on the 3rd of this month. I had been on Gabapentin for 2 years but it seemed to quite working (I was up to 4800 mg a day!).
Anyway, I know that it takes a bit of time for Lyrica to kick in. It still isn't working yet for me.
A new symptom has started on me that is driving me absolutely batty. I am having a very hard time trying to explain it. It is in my hands and feet. The best way to describe it would be that I don't want ANYTHING to touch them. It doesn't hurt, just feels absolutely maddening.
Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Could it be from the Lyrica? Have I been on the Lyrica long enough to feel a change in my pain....even if it is just a little?
My pain: Both legs and my right arm feel like there is a vise grip on them squeezing tighter and tighter. I have had this for 5 years. My right arm pain changed to extreme burning in the arm and numb fingers in the middle of April.
I am sorry for your discomfort. It would seem to me that if you were on that high of a dose of gabapentin (well over the maximum recommended as far as I have learned) then 75 mg of Lyrica 2x daily is a Very low dose.
I was on 2700mg gabapentin daily before we gave up and I am up to 200mg Lyrica 2x daily. So you can see the comparison there.
I don't know if your new pain in your feet is a side effect. Sounds like a new symptom and as the rules state, over 24 hrs means you need to notify the dr.
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