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Old 12-19-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Switching from Neurontin to Lyrica?

My FM doc wants me to stop taking the Neurontin and start taking Lyrica. I've only been on the Neurontin for a couple of months and only on 100mgs. He wants me to start out taking 75mgs of Lyrica. My pharmacist said if the Neurontin didn't cause any major side effects that the Lyrica shouldn't either. I'm always a little worried when starting a new medication or changing meds though. Has anyone out there made this switch and how did it work out for you? Thanks for any replies.

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Old 12-20-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Switching from Neurontin to Lyrica?

hi jann,
i switched one time a couple of years ago. i had been on neurontin 400mg at bedtime. unfortunatly lyrica and my body did not like each other. i am back on the neurontin. i was on the lyrica 2 days when i noticed an enormous increase in muscle pain. by day 4 i knew it was the med so i quit and by the next day was fine. went back to the neurontin and chose to reduce the mg to 300. i still have symptoms at this dosage but i can live with it. 4 takes the symptoms away, only i am reducing everything these days to see just how much i can get by on. it's a "for me" thing.
remember it is always your choice. you can say no to a doctor.
i would be most interested to hear how you do on it. i hope it helps you. read the literature the pharmacy gives you and keep it handy till you know you are cool with the med.

Old 12-20-2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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Re: Switching from Neurontin to Lyrica?

From reading these boards and other sites it has me a little leary about switching. I guess I'll try it and hope for the best. Thank you so much for your reply, I'll let you know how it goes.

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