Lyrica - headache a side effect?
I just stopped the Gabapentin/Neurontin a few days ago to start on Lyrica/Pregabalin. I don't know whether it's a co-incidence but the day after I started on the Lyrica I got this awful headache that hasn't let up. It is now the 4th day.
I saw my doctor, for those who know me, Dr A, yesterday morning, and he gave me a referral to get a CT scan done on my head, and sent me off with oxycodone. I am not supposed to be treated ongoing with Oxycodone but this headache was nasty so I tried it once I knew I didn't have to drive anymore. But it didn't work. I still had the headache.
My husband said I shouldn't bother with that anymore, and we decided that even though it feels awful (I lose depth perception and get dizzy and such), the phenergan antihistamine helped a lot more than the oxycodone.
Also, he suggested that even though it's not on the list of side effects, that perhaps it's the Lyrica since I started it the day before I got the headache.
So I started back on the Gabapentin again today, and the headache remains the same, but I'll keep this up for a few days in the hope it works. I have put the oxycodone away for a 'painy' day.
My headache is a dull ache around the base of my skull and is not very painful (in comparison to my hips) - and then it is exacerbated by movement especially getting up and down - and becomes a severely painful throbbing that radiates from the base of my skull around the left side of my head and finishing at my forehead.
I looked at all the kinds of headache you can get just online and Dr A is right, I don't really fit into any of them. Closest is migraine but I don't have nausea or light sensitivity.
Has anyone had headaches as a side effect of Lyrica or heard of it as a side effect? Then maybe my headache will pass!