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Old 07-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Lyrica causing headaches

I have recently tried Lyrica. I had to stop because it was giving me moderate headaches. It starts at base of skull and works around to temples. i have not recently stopped any other medications, so I doubt it's withdraw or bounce back. Can anyone tell Me why this happens?

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Re: Lyrica causing headaches

Welcome! So many medications have headache as a potential side effect...I assume some may not be from the medication (but they couldn't prove otherwise), but still, its common. I recently had Savella increase my baseline headache pain. I have no idea why it happens, but I can tell you its definitely a possibility. Sometimes it goes away in time, sometime not. I hope you can work with your doctor to find something helpful. Best wishes.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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Re: Lyrica causing headaches

I take Tramadol and that causes me headaches around the temple area. I NEVER EVER have headaches, none at all until I started taking this. My doctor wants to try me on something stronger in the hope they will stop, but I think it will make it worse. I do hope you mention it to your doctor and your doctor is sympathetic and listens to you. More than mine does. Take care, big hugs xxxx

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