For a few years this medication had helped some with the pain and discomfort in my feet, but in the last few days I have had another new symptom in my feet with the feeling that half my foot and toes were freezing (touched them and they weren't cold) this has caused me severe pain when trying to go to bed especially. I don't notice the new symptoms and pain as much with my tennis shoe on, so I wore a tennis shoe to bed last night, and I was able to get some sleep. Lyrica hasn't helped with this new pain I am having. Anyone have any meds that help better than Lyrica. Anyone having the same issues, anyone that can help. Thanks
6 Apr 2011
That is a large dose of Lyrica you are taking. There is other nerve pain druges, & Neuortin is just one of them that my husband who is diabetic & has neuopathy also takes. Talk to your doctor & tell them about these new symtoms. Something doesn't sound right. Just a thought...
6 Apr 2011
i am taking the same exact dose of Lyrica. although i do not have diabetic neuropathy i did experience pain, tingling and discomfort in my legs and feet due to bulging discs in my spine. i was on neurontin which did help for a while but when i switched to lyrica it relieved the symptoms better. some people who switch to neurontin have better success as well so some people are vice versa. i worry that your feet were freezing.. couldn't this be a sign of poor circulation? i think that your symptoms do warrant a visit to your doc just to make sure! good luck!
13 Oct 2011
i had symptoms similar to what you experienced before i sought help with the pain. it was like all of a sudden, the pain escalated to the point i couldn't stand it. i began taking neurontin for it, but at a high dose, was drunk/high. started on lyrica and it worked for a while, now it is becoming bad again, i take 100mg twice daily occ 50-75 during middle of the day. now, again all of a sudden, the pain is becoming worse, and i want to take more but am having symptoms that scare me. so i suffer with pain, mostly after standing up 8-10h/day as a nurse. i don't have problems doing anything technical, i'm just scared to speak in groups, because i can't remember words. so as you can imagine i don't want to increase it, and think i'm going to end up working another job at some point because i won't be able to stand the pain. it is quite similar to yours, but i don't feel its the lyrica.
i just think its getting worse because i do the same stuff that got me the nerve damage to begin with (standing for 31 years) so its all kinds of different sensations, burning, coldness, buzzing or electrical type pain. i'm very frustrated! thanks for posting your symptoms!
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