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I am interested in trying other means for pain management, besides pills.
I have come off of pain meds, now wish to come off of Lyrica.
Has anyone had and withdrawal symptoms when coming off of Lyrica?
My dosage has been 150mg per day for about a year and a half.

Thanks a lot!
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686681 tn?1227309038
It is very dangerous to suddenly stop taking Lyrica.  You need to phase down slowly over 60 to 90 days.  If you come off of it that way there are no withdrawel symtoms.  Best of luck.
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Yes, I've taken it and also methadone you want to start taking 75 mg during the day and 150mg at night for a month then change to 75mg at night as well.  Then tell your doctor to give you 50mg take it for a month then he will give you a weining schedule and then you should be home free. Exercising and moving right along, testifiying and tell people how good God has been to you.
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Yes you will have very bad withdraws from coming off lyrica with out stepping it down. This is one of thoes meds that you and your Dr need to work you off of. I ran out of Lyrica ( due to my insurance company ) but just not having it for about 14hrs I started to have withdraw these can include but are not limited to ( Sweating followed by feeling cold, shaking, insomina, and many more ) so please make sure that you talk to your Dr about coming off Lyrica. I have been taking 250mg 2x/day for over 2 yrs and I feel that I will be taking it for along time.

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547368 tn?1440545385
Hi Botcho,

Lyrica must be gradually decreased when you and your physician decide to discontinue the medication. The manufacturer recommends a minimum of a week of tapering. Your physician can determine the best route for you. You dose it not very high which means the taper shouldn't be terribly long and if you experience any withdrawal symptoms they  should be manageable.

Good luck to you. I hopeful that you will be successful. You cannot determine the amount of pain you are having until the drug is out of your completely out of your system.  Take Care, Tuck
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Wow my pain doctor just took me off lyrica without weening me off at all, he did the same with the oxycontin, he gave me one oxycodone and called it good.  Lets just say I no longer go and see him.
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