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Old 11-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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help! how do lower doses to get off Lyrica!!

My doctor hasnt called me back. I take 50 mg 2x a day morning and bedtime. How do i reduce dosage to get off this horrible med?

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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Re: help! how do lower doses to get off Lyrica!!

hi sandi,
call your pharmisist or go online and ask how to titrate down off lyrica. i only took it 2 or 3 days. my body did not like it. call your doctor every hour on the hour till you hear from someone. it works. be nice but be persistant.
glad you are quitting it. afraid i don't know the process for weaning off this med. sorry.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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Re: help! how do lower doses to get off Lyrica!!

I myself have thought about getting off the Lyrica. Trouble was when I wasnt on it, I was using a walker. When I first started using the Lyrica it scared me because my legs really felt like jelly even worse than usual, I called the neurologist and they ask me to please try it for one week, within that week, I took my first steps outside my apartment door.. within the week I was walking without the walker, I do use my cane for safety sake.. I dont however like what long term side effects this could cause. Keep us posted if you find out anything concerning this issue.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Re: help! how do lower doses to get off Lyrica!!

Whatever you do don't quit cold turkey like I did...you'll end up bedridden for a week with withdrawals....ouch! If you can get in touch with your doc get him to call you in a two week dose of 25mg if they make them and titer down each day for the two weeks. until gone...Good luck...
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