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



Back Problems Message Board

  • Anyone taking Lyrica

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 07-12-2007, 07:54 AM   #1
    round2
    Member
    (female)
     
    round2's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: texas
    Posts: 73
    round2 HB User
    Anyone taking Lyrica

    Hello Everyone,
    Just wanted to know if anyone was taking Lyrica 75 mg twice a day with good results. I saw my doctor yesterday and he said it's looks like nerve pain. The nurses husband had a three level fusion the day before I did and is already going to work on Aug the 6th how cool is that. He was also taking the lyrica and had no side effects besides the sleepiness. I started Yesterday and feel alot better today I was able to walk on the treadmill for 20 min I hope I don't get any of the other side effects and it is only for a month. Hope everyone is doing go and god bless everyone on this board.You are all my angels!!!!!

    Denise

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 07-12-2007, 08:14 AM   #2
    shawley
    Inactive
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: PA. DeerCreek
    Posts: 4,427
    shawley HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    [SIZE="3"]I take 150MG twice a day and it help's my pain too. I can't do to much because of the pain but I could't imagine not taking it.

    What kind of work does the nurses husband do ? I'm sure it isn't anything physical . But being able to do anything after a 3 level fusion is pretty awsome.
    Hope your med's continue to help.

    Shawley[/SIZE]

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
    round2
    Member
    (female)
     
    round2's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: texas
    Posts: 73
    round2 HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    Hi Shawley,
    I did not ask her but I thought the same thing!!!! But he was really bad after the surgery His legs would give out alot,but look at him now. Have you had any of the the side effects on the lyrica? I hope you are feeling better!!!! Thanks so much for the reply and God bless you !!!!!!!!!

    denise

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 08:44 AM   #4
    shawley
    Inactive
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: PA. DeerCreek
    Posts: 4,427
    shawley HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    Denise ,
    Hi , no I don't have any side effect's other than making me tired and light headed. It is ammazing some people that have surgery are fine afterwords with no more problem's . Unfortunatly most of us here suffer side effects from surgery. Don't get me wrong I'm glad and much better since my surgery but have a whole lot of pain still. The Lyrica has helped me ,I didn't notice much until I stopped it for a few day's that it work's. My nerve pain is out of this world sometimes.

    Shawley

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 08:48 AM   #5
    ibake&pray
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    ibake&pray's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Oak Hill, VA
    Posts: 3,512
    ibake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    [COLOR="Navy"]Denise,

    If you do a search, there have been several threads about Lyrica and the side effects of taking it. I had great success with it, but also put on over 18 lbs. with it. So there are trade offs that you get. I hope that you are one of the lucky ones that has no side effects. It worked really well for me, and I had no side effect except for the weight gain.....

    My pm doctor took me off of it and put me on Topomax.[/COLOR]

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 09:05 AM   #6
    ms_west
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    ms_west's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Location: western us
    Posts: 7,265
    ms_west HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    How does the topomax work for you?

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 09:46 AM   #7
    Harmony5
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    Harmony5's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2004
    Location: Arizona
    Posts: 467
    Harmony5 HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    Why did the dr. take you off of it if it and put you on Topomax?

    Harmony

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 10:03 AM   #8
    ibake&pray
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    ibake&pray's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2006
    Location: Oak Hill, VA
    Posts: 3,512
    ibake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    [COLOR="Navy"]I've had good luck with the topomax. One advantage is that it is also used as a diet suppressant so it cuts the urge for munching. We have been tweaking the level, but seem to have settled at 11 mg 3x a day. It has been holding steady for this past month.

    The one complaint is that I need to write down anything that I need to remember. The slang term for this is dopomax for a reason. We are all quick tongued, as my kids say and you had better be able to keep up or you get left behind. I find that I struggle to find words some days. When I am tired it is worse than other times. I had to finally tell my hubby that he had to cut me some slack when he was getting so impatient with me.

    I have been dropping the weight that I put on with the Lyrica, and that makes me pleased...l [/COLOR]

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 10:28 AM   #9
    round2
    Member
    (female)
     
    round2's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: texas
    Posts: 73
    round2 HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    Hi Ibakeandpray
    are you taking the topomax for nerve pain?

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 10:31 AM   #10
    Harmony5
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    Harmony5's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2004
    Location: Arizona
    Posts: 467
    Harmony5 HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    Did you switch meds because of the weight gain? The dr. gave me a prescription for Lyrica but I am concerned about the side effect of weight gain.

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 01:53 PM   #11
    Nikirae
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Nikirae's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Posts: 195
    Nikirae HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    Hi!

    I was on 150mg of Lyrcia a day, it so far was the medication that really really helped with my nerve pain. Unfortunaly I had to be taken off it due to side effects. The Lyrcia caused me to lose control of my bladder. Wish you luck with the Lyrcia, it was a great medication other then the bladder issue.

    ~hugs Niki

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 07:57 PM   #12
    pooby
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    pooby's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Posts: 905
    pooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    I'm on Lyrica and Topamax....lol Well the Lyrica put 20 lbs on me at 150mg in the morning and 225mg at night. Doctor put me on 150mg in the morning and 150mg at night and we started adding in Topamax starting at 25mg at bedtime titrating up to 100mg at bedtime. Topamax gives my diet coke a awful taste and makes my hands tingle. I have also lost about 7 lbs. I have reduced the Lyrica dosage down to 75mg in the morning and 75mg at night due to the fact that I was very fatigued during the day. Lyrica gave me worse cognitive side effects than topamax. I kept getting lost for words and was constantly very fatigued. I don't notice much difference in pain levels. The nightime pain is still there but certainly not at the levels prior to seizure medication. I do think that the appetite suppressant effect of the topamax is starting to wear off as I find myself getting hungrier than when I was first on it and I would forget to eat altogether.
    __________________
    Pooby Gal

     
    Old 07-12-2007, 10:11 PM   #13
    mamakitkat
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    mamakitkat's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: USA
    Posts: 1,648
    mamakitkat HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    HI,
    I'm on lyrica for a few months now, no weight gain matter of fact I have lost a few lbs. the past two weeks. I take 150 mg 3 times a day. If you read my post around the holiday, the duhhh to me post, lol. I mised my meds for 17 hours, WOW, I could never live without these meds, the pain was unbearable, I considered going to er. So YES lyrica is a God send for me. I don't seem to have any side effects except for what was mentioned above about getting a brain pause here & there. My family just stands there and waits for me to get it back and we go on with the conversation like normal. I'm so glad that my family understands and is so patient with me. I know my hubby deserves so much better than me, he never planned on a disabled person at 45, but oh well he just rolls with it. Guess thats true love, huh?

    Well anyway, I'm rambling, sorry, I hope you get the same relief I do from lyrica.

    God Bless

    Carol
    __________________
    "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 07-13-2007, 04:59 PM   #14
    LynnieP2
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    LynnieP2's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: Lothian, MD
    Posts: 3
    LynnieP2 HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    I have been on Lyrica for 3 weeks for my nerve pain and it is a miracle for me. When you guys say that you gained weight do you actually mean just taking the pill made you gain weight or taking the pill increased your appetite and,therefore, you ate more which caused the weight gain? I am raiding the refrigerator a lot.

     
    Old 07-14-2007, 10:16 PM   #15
    pooby
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    pooby's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Posts: 905
    pooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB Userpooby HB User
    Re: Anyone taking Lyrica

    My neurologist explained it to me this way. One group of patients does not gain weight on lyrica. The second group of patients has a very increased appetite on lyrica hence an increase in weight and finally the third group of patients. They have no increase in appetite, no change in eating habits but have weight gain. The doctors simply do not know the reason why. This guy is an expert in his field so I do have to believe him. For myself when I first was placed on Neurontin I had no increase in appetite, no change in diet but my weight increased at a dramatic pace. After one year my weight dropped off just as fast for no reason whatsoever other that the fact that I feel I had finally adjusted to the drug. Then I was put on Lyrica. Well my appetite flew off the scale and my weight flew on. So my weight increased with no change in diet and I lost weight with no change in diet. But with Lyrica I was one of those patients with the large appetite increase and sugar craving. I think that probably these drugs do have an effect on the metabolism in some patients.
    __________________
    Pooby Gal

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Has Lyrica really helped anyone? lynn41 Fibromyalgia 46 07-03-2011 07:49 PM
    anyone see the new commerical for Lyrica? SnowBunny89 Fibromyalgia 29 08-23-2009 04:27 PM
    Does anyone wonder when you get a flare... likesacookie Fibromyalgia 5 01-16-2008 11:44 AM
    Has anyone had side effects from taking Lyrica mewcamaro Back Problems 3 12-27-2007 09:28 AM
    anyone taking Lyrica? scotty12 Pain Management 12 12-12-2006 04:53 PM
    Anyone tried Lyrica? Wondering about the addiction potential? solars Addiction & Recovery 12 11-19-2006 04:48 AM
    Anyone Taking Lyrica? schmoo47 Anxiety 8 09-05-2006 03:41 PM
    anyone taking lyrica duttin Multiple Sclerosis 5 02-03-2006 06:01 PM
    Has anyone tried lyrica for fibro? Jenetti Fibromyalgia 3 11-08-2005 07:25 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 02:49 PM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!