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Lyrica Helpful Or Harmful?

Lyrica Helpful Or Harmful?

My neurologist wants to put me on Lyrica but i have heard pretty nasty things about it, and i dont want to gain wait. Im on tramadol now and have been on it for over a year so was looking into maybe taking the lyrica for my fibromyalgia pain instead of the tramadol. Does anyone have any good or bad experiences with lyrica that could share their opinion? I heard its got terrible withdrawl like a benzodiazepine.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I think Ive tried most of the fibro - medications. I've been using nortriptoline, and baclofen together, with good results, until lately... I gave in to my pain Dr. to take Lyrica (again). I used it years ago and I put on 11 pounds in 2 weeks, so I quit taking it (even though it helped with the pain.).
I've been back on 60mg of Lyrica a day for month and "Yes, it takes the edge off the pain", and so far no weight gain. Plus it helps with some of the depression.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

It has helped both my neuropathy and fibromyalgia. I have gained some weight but I was bed bound for 3 years and I would rather have a little weight and see the outside wourld on my own than lay in bed in agony.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

It has helped me and I've lost 110 pounds since being on it. I was purposefully dieting. I think initially it may increase your appetite but just fill it with really healthy, low calorie snacks (think raw veggies) and you'll do fine.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was on lyrics and the side effects r real they made my ankles N feet swell badly I won't recommend lyric to anyone

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have been on lyrica for years. It has saved my life. It helped my symptoms so much and reduced pain levels. I have gained weight, and I want to get it off but I am not willing to go off lyrica as I remember how bad my pain and symptoms were prior to lyrica. I have sciatica as well, and the lyrica definitely dulls the pain of that. And no side effects besides weight gain, and thag could be caused by other medications.

posted over 1 year ago
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