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Lyrica

I started Lyrica in Nov. O7'. I felt horrible for a long time. I went slowly. One pill a week, until I reached 150mg. I hurt all that time. After I had that 150mg ( not much)  I started feeling better. It took so long.....more than a month. Finally, I did feel better. I did have breakthrough pain, nothing like I had before, but stabbing here and there.  I still do!  My Rhemy asked me to up my dose. I refused, as I had sides that put me asleep so often...I couldn't functions much of the time. At last I had relief from the pain!  No fatique and sleepiness!  Why would I want to do more?  Now I am having some severe stabbing pains in my shoulders. I wish I had listened to the Dr., although he warned me I would be sleepy as I upped my dose of Lyrica. I now beleive him and am upping it a pill at a time. Yep, I am sleepy, but at what cost?  I won't have the debilitating pain.  Yes, it will be debilitating to not be awake and functional for awhile, but what is my choice?  

Hi to all my buddies here and Hi to all the newbies
Linda
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I HAVE being on Lynica for about 9wks they seem to help for a while then pain comes back so y end up taking more but what is my concern is the weight i have put on nearly a stone also bad numness in my face and tinkling  The drs said it could be meds that is causing this tingl the numness is driving me mad also sharp pain By the way the side affects are bad till get used to any ideas what to do for numbness
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I HAVE being on Lynica for about 9wks they seem to help for a while then pain comes back so y end up taking more but what is my concern is the weight i have put on nearly a stone also bad numness in my face and tinkling  The drs said it could be meds that is causing this tingl the numness is driving me mad also sharp pain By the way the side affects are bad till get used to any ideas what to do for numbness
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I take 75mg of  Lyrica 3x a day. It works fairly well for me I usually take one pill in the morning and two at night. The one thing you have to be careful about with Lyrica is weight gain. Recently I have been losing weight like crazy, so maybe putting some on wouldn't be a bad idea LOL. Good Luck and take care.

Barb
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Taking Lyrica since the end of December.
I have Restless Leg Syndrome which is a form of Fibromyalgia, but the shoulder pains and you have had a similar reaction to lyria, my doses were raised slowly to 300MG daily.
My ankles started to swell and my knees were like ice, the dose was reduced to 225MG this week.
Although lyrica has helped, I still get the break-through-pain when I move around alot.

Hope this assures you that others understand.

Patti
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358486 tn?1294776388
Hi Linda, glad to hear u r uping your dose, hope the side effects wear off 4 u soon!! I think I may need to up mine too!! It's really kicked my *** today!! ........the fibro I mean!! The lyrica helps, I have so much other pain, ya know?!!! Took all my meds today..oxcycotion,baclofen,flexeril, & lyrica....& I am still in pain, it really sucks!!   Wish'n 4 pain-free days ahead 4 all, Brandy
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230948 tn?1235844329
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Hi

I uped the lyrica like you as the pain kept breaking through and i was tired at first but it does pass in the end. i'm on 450mg a day now and alot of weight gain.

If i stay in the house my pain is a 6 which is copable but if i do anything the pain goes up to an 8-9 which is most days as i have three youngs kids.

I'm going to see a professor in fibro and CFS in london ( as i live in the uk) and i'm hoping he will be able to control my fibro better.

Sam  
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I was so excited to start on Lyrica a few months ago, before I was much more educated on Autoimm. Diseases. I never once thought it wouldn't work, I took 50mg a night x 1week, and then 75mg x 1 week and so on. I FORCED myself through night six, that was my very last day, I was very dissapointed. IBS caused severe side effects that even if it was short lived, I couldn't do it
I will always keep trying whatever my specialists suggest, within reason. All I take now is M800, Vics/ES, WellbutrinXL, Adderall(ADHD), and Lidoderm patches-those things are a god send on specific areas like my neck pain. Everyone should try those!!!
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