I have not been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I believe that is my issue. What will happen if I take a Lyrica pill?
15 Feb 2012
Lyrica is a prescription medication used to treat the following conditions:
- Epilepsy -- The drug is approved for use along with other seizure medications to treat a certain type of seizure called partial seizures
- Fibromyalgia -- Lyrica helps relieve the pain associated with this condition
- Nerve pain -- It is approved to treat the chronic nerve pain that occurs after an outbreak of shingles (known medically as postherpetic neuralgia) or due to diabetes (known medically as diabetic neuropathy).
It is not known exactly how Lyrica works to prevent partial seizures in people with epilepsy. Nor is it known how the drug works for nerve pain or fibromyalgia. Lyrica does bind to certain parts of calcium channels in the central nervous system, and this may be how it works for seizures, nerve pain, and anxiety. Although the medication is not approved for anxiety treatment, it has anti-anxiety properties and may be an effective anxiety medication.
Common side effects include but are not limited to: Dizziness; Drowsiness; Weight gain; Coordination problems.
However, for more details please talk to the doc/pharmacist who would prescribe the med.
Take care, best wishes!
15 Feb 2012
Why would U even want to put a drug into ur system if U don't know if U even have F/M??? And it is against the law to take prescriptio drugs without a script?? In my opinion, "People like U R the ones that keep us reg joe's from gaining confidence in our dr's" Stupid & irresponsibility is what U R displaying to me, drugs R nothing to mess with it!
15 Feb 2012
While I somewhat agree with Shellica I wont be so harsh on you because I know what it is like to hurt and be desperate for relief. More than likely one Lyrica will do nothing. lyrica is a kind of medication you have to take on a regular basis to get full relief although you may begin to feel better with the first dose, most people dont. It takes longer than that for it to kick in. Shellica is correct in that you should get a good diagnosis from your Dr and get a prescription. It is a federal offense to take medications without a script. More than likely, if you go to the Dr and he agrees you might have fibro, he will ok giving you Lyrica. It is not a controlled substance or an opioid so they shouldnt be to reluctant to prescribe. I never got much relief with Lyrica then it made me start swelling in my face, hands and feet so bad that I had to stop it. It is worth a try though because it does work quite well in many people with fibro.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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