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Does Anyone Know Anything About Lyrica?

Does Anyone Know Anything About Lyrica?

I'm still waiting for my neurologist to make a diagnosis, currently she is just considering this as a likely dx for my symptoms. I know at my next appt if she decides this fits she is going to recommend Lyrica as the treatment. I would like to have some information before I just agree to take another drug. Already talking one for pain and another one for tremors and muscle spasms. Does anyone have experience with this medication?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have been on lyrica for years. The only negative is the weight gain for me. I am not willing to give up the medication as it has changed my life for the better. As of right now i am able to work almost full-time and it has helped with a lot of my more severe symptoms. I needed a walker prior to lyrica. I hate the weight gain, but its that or back to the pain i endured, and im not going back there. I am still in daily pain, but i remember how bad it could be.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thanks, me too.... I'm so not a fan of medication but realize it's the only thing keeping me going right now. The pain would be intolerable without it and I've always had a really high pain tolerance. This is so different though, weeks now of constant non stop pain. I feel for all the young people out there with this.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Sometimes if I can get the pain under control enough during a flare, the Lyrica is enough to push me forward to be able to get moving. It doesn’t always work. There are just days the CFS completely takes over. Everyone is different. I hope you can find what helps you.πŸ™πŸŒ»πŸ¦‹πŸ’•

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I use Lyrica at low dosage due to weight gain at higher dosage. My doctor adds another pain medicine for breakthrough pain. It’s not a perfect solution but it does help me and the side effects are minimal. Everyone is different and needs to find which medication or combination works best for them. Good luck. Let us know how you feel.πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ’•β˜€οΈ

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Didn't work for me too many side affects

posted over 2 years ago
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