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i have my doc(rheumo)appt. this thursday. i am looking for some info on the drugs i am taking.
he started me on 450mg lyrica(morning, noon, and dinner time 150mg each)...flexeril 10mg at same time each day totalling 30mg......salsalate 1500mg morning and dinner time.totalling 3000mg.
i have put on 15-20 lbs. since this regimen in oct. 2007...he started me on smaller doses, then built them up. i am a diabetic and always follow the diet, pretty much. i feel as though i am so tired all the time..at times falling asleep eating, or starting to nod off talking with a friend out on my porch.
i have had only 1 flare since being on these meds.
has this happened to anyone that is on even 1 of these meds? i also have been on prozac for a yr, he wanted me on cymbalta, but my ins. would'nt cover, so now he is suggesting paxil...does anyone know if this is better than prozac, or maybe i don't need this type of drug?..i am so confused.
i need to have some energy....lose the weight, because i also have diabetes, ddd, deg.joint disease, which extra weight is not good.
thanks for reading, and hope someone can give a suggestion.....bevann
[QUOTE=bevann26;3539307]i have my doc(rheumo)appt. this thursday. i am looking for some info on the drugs i am taking.
he started me on 450mg lyrica(morning, noon, and dinner time 150mg each)...flexeril 10mg at same time each day totalling 30mg......salsalate 1500mg morning and dinner time.totalling 3000mg.
i have put on 15-20 lbs. since this regimen in oct. 2007...he started me on smaller doses, then built them up. i am a diabetic and always follow the diet, pretty much. i feel as though i am so tired all the time..at times falling asleep eating, or starting to nod off talking with a friend out on my porch.
i have had only 1 flare since being on these meds.
has this happened to anyone that is on even 1 of these meds? i also have been on prozac for a yr, he wanted me on cymbalta, but my ins. would'nt cover, so now he is suggesting paxil...does anyone know if this is better than prozac, or maybe i don't need this type of drug?..i am so confused.
i need to have some energy....lose the weight, because i also have diabetes, ddd, deg.joint disease, which extra weight is not good.
thanks for reading, and hope someone can give a suggestion.....bevann

That sounds like a HUGE dose of LYrica, what did you start at? Maybe cutting down will help with the fatigue