I've just started taking it this week.
31 Dec 2011
I noticed the effects of Lyrica with the first capsule I took! It was quite like smoking marijuana (yuck) and I disliked the feeling immensly, but that's just me. Many of my friends with fibro have indicated they would love that reaction!!
Like fibro5077, I too had to discontinue Lyrica for the same reasons.
I do hope it works for you!!
sweet lemon P.S. You can go to the top of the page (blue bar) Drugs A to Z and see ratings of Lyrica from other patients, just type Lyrica into search engine.
31 Dec 2011
I take lyrica for fibromyalgia & feel it is a wonder drug for pain, but at the higher doses it does cause some people to gain water weight & blurry vision. My son got a bad case of shingles a couple of years ago on his face near the eyes. His doctor put him on Lyrica ,& it did help with his shingles pain, but because of the eye bluriness he could not see to work well enough, & had to get off of it. I was on 225mg or 3 - 75mg tab a day & have dropped to 1- 75 mg tab a day It doesn't help the pain as well, but I can see much better. Am going to talk to my doctor on Jan. 6th, & will send out a report on the fibromyalgia site. Good luck to you. I know how painful shingles are, & hope I never get them. I should add that I weaned down to nothing on the Lyrica & was in so much pain & did not sleep for a week. Within taking one pill, I slept 3 solid hours, got up cleaned the house & made dinner. More than I had done in weeks...
31 Dec 2011
What are you taking Lyrica for? You should give it a week or two before you start to notice a difference on it. Are you aware of Lyrica's side effects? They do have a lot of warnings attached to that drug. I was on it for a very short time. After being on it for just a week for Fibromyalgia I had to stop because my legs and ankles and feet started to swell very badly. It also caused an increase in my Migraines. If you notice any side effects, let your doctor know right away. Also keep in mind that Savella, works almost the same as Lyrica.
Hope this helps answer your question. Take Care,
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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