It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board

  • Lyrica Side Effects

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-21-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
    pooby
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    pooby's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Posts: 907
    pooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB User
    Lyrica Side Effects

    I have been on Lyrica since October. Up until quite recently I have experienced very little side effects other than fatigue and some dizzy moments. I attributed it to to fact that I have been on Neurontin for a year.

    Last month I stopped taking my HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Hot flashes have been mild and Lyrica is known to help diminish them. Well since I have stopped my estrogen I am having increased Lyrica side effects. I have an almost photogenic memory but the other day I was asked my address and I could not remember the number of my house. There has been several other times when I forget what I was going to say and just blank out. Forgetting my address was the most notable and I cannot put that off to just getting older. Also lightheaded spells are occurring occasionally. I do find it unusual that these side effects should be increasing at this time other than the fact that I am not taking estrogen. Maybe the HRT helped to offset some of the side effects.....anyone else had symptoms getting worse so long into treatment.

    I think it is strange.
    __________________
    Pooby Gal

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 03-21-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
    Tucsonlady40
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Tucsonlady40's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Location: us
    Posts: 660
    Tucsonlady40 HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    Did you just stop all at once? Your body may need more time to adjust, or you may still need to be on it for awhile longer. I went off my HRT and about lost my mind. I ended up taking it for about another year, and tried again. Now I'm fine. Thank goodness!! Hot flashes and ready to scratch someones eyes out at any second, I'm glad thats over.

    Take care and I hope that you get it figured out, and get some relief.

     
    Old 03-21-2007, 11:16 PM   #3
    pooby
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    pooby's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Posts: 907
    pooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    I weaned down off hrt. It has been a month but the flashes are mild. I have been on HRT for 13 years. I have tried to go off it before but couldn't because the flashes were constant and severe. This time I feel the Lyrica is helping. My doctor agrees as there is evidence it helps with flashes so that is just another benefit other than being a good nerve pain reliever. The dizziness is strictly Lyrica and I think the memory loss is too but I just hadn't experienced it to this degree prior to coming off HRT.
    __________________
    Pooby Gal

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 09:06 AM   #4
    kleeko
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    kleeko's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Location: Tempe AZ USA
    Posts: 30
    kleeko HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    I also take Lyrica. I take it only at night (around 9 pm) because I need to drive the vanpool van every other day. I haven't really had too many side effect symptoms until just recently when I began to use some nutritional supplements. Seems like they enhanced the effects of the Lyrica. I feel stoned and misty at times. I think Lyrica works for my nerve pain but don't know if the trade off is worth it.

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 09:20 AM   #5
    shawley
    Inactive
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: PA. DeerCreek
    Posts: 4,427
    shawley HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    That explain's why I draw blanks all the time , my memory is shot and I wasn't sure if I was just stupid...I know these meds must have something to do with it..Thanks.



    The Mayor

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 11:24 AM   #6
    Nikirae
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Nikirae's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Posts: 195
    Nikirae HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    I take Lyrcia as well, tried Neurontin first but it made me throw up. Since being on Lyrcia..my memory is shot as well, I get light headed and it caused loss of bladder control for me. I was taking 75mg twice a day and now only take once a day to help with the bladder control issue. Since it is the only thing that puts some sort of dent in my nerve pain, I will suffer with the bladder issues for the time being.

    ~hugs Niki

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 11:36 AM   #7
    mamakitkat
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    mamakitkat's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: USA
    Posts: 1,648
    mamakitkat HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    [COLOR="SeaGreen"]HI,
    I just switched from 2700 mg neurontin a day to 300 mg lyrica a day, My head is not in the fog anymore and my memory is much better so far. It doesn't really help the nerve pain as well but I do like the clearer head, guess I have to make a choice. Hope you solve your problem with it soon. These meds sure put us thru alot.

    God Bless

    Carol[/COLOR]
    __________________
    "Thru every dark corner is a door to a new light"
    (Dana Reeve)
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 01:29 PM   #8
    shawley
    Inactive
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: PA. DeerCreek
    Posts: 4,427
    shawley HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    Niki ,
    I have 2 daughter's with your name. My x from way back and I had a girl , she lives far away from me and I only get to see her once a month..I visit her every month for 20 years now. Plus my adopted daughter's name is Nichole we call her Niki..Anyway I take 75 mg Lyrica I can't imagine how Carol can handle 300 mg I'd pee my pants after that..No pun intended..I have problems urinating also ,i can't tell if I'm done or not ,I just found out this is nerve damamge.

    Carol ,
    My goodness how do you stay awake ? Thats alot of Mg's.
    Maybe I should ask for stronger cause I'm dieing here. I feel like I'm goin insane with pain ..

    I'll ask my doc to boost me to atleast 100mg 3 times a day.

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #9
    pooby
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    pooby's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Posts: 907
    pooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    As far as dosage goes I didn't get enough pain relief until I was upped to 150 mg in the morning and 225 mg at night anything less than that and the pain starts up. When I was on Neurontin I only took 1600 mg at bedtime.

    The one thing I don't like about these drugs is that you have to take them all the time. How can you possibly know if your condition is getting better if you keep taking the drugs every day? I like to wean down periodically to see if the pain level goes up. Otherwise for me it means taking the drugs every day for life. One more thing is that my blood pressure has risen the last year and my doc think she may have to put me on a diuretic. Well could it be the Lyrica putting up my blood pressure because of fluid retention. Anyone else experience that problem?
    __________________
    Pooby Gal

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 06:08 PM   #10
    mamakitkat
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    mamakitkat's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: USA
    Posts: 1,648
    mamakitkat HB User
    Re: Lyrica Side Effects

    [COLOR="SeaGreen"]Hey Shawley,
    300 isn't enough if you ask me, I just started cymbalta at night 30mg a day for the first week then up to 60 mgs if needed. Well I didnt' sleep last night. I have the worst time sleeping, I actually cry so many night because its when I feel so alone, I try to sleep so bad and just lay there feeling so useless.

    I was told that the cymbalta may help the nerve damage pain that the lyrica isn't covering, is that true? I sure hope so. You have to remember I was on 2700 neurontin a day for over a year. I have always had a high tolerance for drugs & alcohol, thats why I dont' drink but maybe 3 times a year. My spine doc was a lil suprised it didnt' effect me at all. Well I wish I didnt' need so much, I sure would like the relief at a smaller dose. No pee problems here, thank goodness! that woudl be the pits.

    God Bless

    Carol[/COLOR]
    __________________
    "Thru every dark corner is a door to a new light"
    (Dana Reeve)
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    First time on LYRICA & very sick! sandollar Pain Management 26 04-06-2011 05:55 PM
    side effects from stopping lyrica ?? Queenneeee Pain Management 1 11-19-2008 06:51 PM
    lyrica ,how long before it works or does it? bass11 Pain Management 11 04-08-2008 01:39 PM
    Lyrica/new Fibro med brugirl Fibromyalgia 12 09-27-2007 09:59 AM
    Lyrica side effects orchidflower24 Back Problems 25 09-08-2007 11:11 PM
    Lyrica vs. Neuotin .. please expain ? Queenneeee Pain Management 13 08-26-2007 07:14 AM
    Lyrica For Pain paprbkrtr Osteoporosis 11 06-22-2007 09:31 PM
    Lyrica experiences? ktnap Back Problems 16 06-19-2007 08:39 PM
    L1 S5 Bulge what now? Lyrica & ADD? Female ?ís RE Menses & RE Sex (Blush) owie Back Problems 10 02-04-2007 02:27 PM
    I might never get Lyrica ATallOne Neuropathy 10 09-08-2006 10:30 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is Off
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:21 AM.





    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!