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I'm sitting here crying my eyes out as I'm writing. Nothing has gone right today. I called the doc about the nerve pain I've been experiencing because I went off of Lyrica on Monday. I've been going through withdrawals all week and felt horrible. The doc is in surgery today so I'm going to have to go through the weekend with this horrible nerve pain. I've been cooped up all week because of the weather and haven't seen anyone. I just feel horrible and don't want or feel like doing anything. I called my mom to talk and ended up crying and she is coming out here. That makes me feel bad because she is broken out in the shingles (she has had them reoccuring since '89) but she is coming out here to make me feel better. I just don't know what to do to make myself feel better. All I want to is sit here and cry all night. I hate this.
I'm sorry you're going through this. Why are you quitting the lyrica? Did the doctor not taper you off? Did he give you any new meds for the nerves?

I know you feel bad your mom coming out, but be thankful that she is the kind of mother that will. Not all of us are so lucky.

I hope you feel better!!!
No, I quit the lyrica cold turkey on his orders. I am extremely lucky that she is coming out but I just wish she didn't have to. I am very glad that she is though. I just can't quit crying. I feel like I'm having a nervous breakdown. My apartment is a mess and I can't do anything about it and I know when she gets here she is going to start cleaning which will just put her in more pain. I hope this goes away soon.
Thank you for your support. My doctor is wonderful and I have been with him for three years. I called about the pain this morning and he was in surgery all day. By the time the nurse could get back to me it was too late to get in touch with him. She was scared to put me on anything else because of the reaction I had to Lyrica. I was supposed to have a great weekend with my bf and now it's not going to happen and I'm gonna have to go through the weekend with this pain and not sleeping. I know I'm just being extra sensitive but I can't help it. Things will be taken care of on Monday and I see him on Wed. but I just don't want to go through any more pain. I want to feel normal again. Maybe my "breakdown" is a withdrawal from the lyrica. I know going off meds like that can be bad. I've never had to go through withdrawals from anything. I will know next time.
[QUOTE=olliedoll;2778552]Thank you for your support. My doctor is wonderful and I have been with him for three years. I called about the pain this morning and he was in surgery all day. By the time the nurse could get back to me it was too late to get in touch with him. She was scared to put me on anything else because of the reaction I had to Lyrica. I was supposed to have a great weekend with my bf and now it's not going to happen and I'm gonna have to go through the weekend with this pain and not sleeping. I know I'm just being extra sensitive but I can't help it. Things will be taken care of on Monday and I see him on Wed. but I just don't want to go through any more pain. I want to feel normal again. Maybe my "breakdown" is a withdrawal from the lyrica. I know going off meds like that can be bad. I've never had to go through withdrawals from anything. I will know next time.
Hi Olliedoll

Big hugsss hun

Do you have an out of hours surgery or emergency clinic to go to? Sounds like you need something to get you though this. Trying to cope with pain with medication is bad enough but without them i feel for you. I would go seek help rather than trying to get through the weekend with nothing.

Can you try neurontin or have you had bad reaction to that too, if you havent tried it might be worth a shot as an alternative to lyrica.

Anyways keep writing here might help you get some releif to know that others care and are here to support you through this difficult time.

And DONT worry about the cleaning your well being is more important right now


hugssss and best wishes

Meachelle