You know it is not one of the drugs I have used with this pain from the fall in January and February, I have seen in other posts several times when weight is an issue and vision, haven't heard about speech, I am not very much help the thing I would do is have a talk with the doctor and allow the prescribing doctor to know what you are dealing with, just from what I have read I would not discontinue abruptly, I would discuss with the doctor first I honestly can't recall if it can cause problems abruptly stopping the medicine but I would allow him to know, or I would talk with the pharmacist where you get your medications filled ask him if discontinuing this could cause you any problems, I want you to be safe and he should be able to give you advice enough to just pull you through this week-end, I just looked I didn't get the usual posts until later today I apologize if you didn't get an answer prior to this please let us know how you are doing take good care
I had speech problems when taking Neurontin, the older version of this type of medication. I had problems finding the words - it was like they were on the tip of my tongue, but I just couldn't access them. My family got so tired of me saying "it does this, it is similar to that" etc. This problem went away when I went off Neurontin and I've been on Lyrica 150 mg twice a day with no reoccurrence.
I was on Lyrica and at first I felt like it helped, but after being on it long enough to be in my system, I had blurred vision and speech problems. I felt like I couldn't get words out of my mouth. I knew what I wanted to say, I just couldn't. My doctor took me off of it because of all the side affects..
I take Lyrica. 300mg once a day. I have noticed that when the drug is at it's highest serum levels my lips feel a bit "rubbery" and it affects my speech. I find that it passes mostly, but I do stumble on my words more often. As with any medication, I consider risk/annoyance vs. return. In my case, the Lyrica is helpful enough that I try to laugh off the speech issues.
Of course you should check with your doctor and get some blood work done to make sure you're not having any difficulties processing the drug.
I am on Lyrica 150MG 3 times a day. The first 2 nights I took it I felt drunk and couldn't walk straight. My doctor told me to wait it out. I haven't noticed any speech problems, but my short term memory is awful. I can't remember anything!! My doctor still thinks the benefits outweigh the memory problems. I think some of the confusion is not attributed to Lyrica, it is one of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. I had that before I started taking Lyrica. You should notify your doctor. You are the only one that can know if it helps you enough to endure the side effects. I wish you the best. This is not a fun disease, I have been dealing with this disease for over 30 years before they knew much about it. I was lucky to have a doctor that had it and I didn't have to go through the psychiatrist and all the horrible things friends of mine went through before they were diagnosed.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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