I was diagnosed with a type of peripheral neuropathy from breaking my 5th metatarsal (foot), it was not set or pinned, and failed to heal correctly, entrapping/damaging the nerves. I am fighting to maintain circulation to keep the foot, and the pain was unbearable. Already suffering 23 yrs Multiple Sclerosis, my meds just to handle pain include Methadone, Duragesic Patch, Klonopin, Indocin, and Lyrica. A trial on Lyrica was hopeful, I had significant pain relief after a few days even and greatly increased mood, however I could not think, read, drive, or even add 2 + 2. A trial of Gabapentin for MS nerve pain in 2001 was discontinued to due inablity to manage the side effects (I was a graduate student at the time).
I tried Gabapentin for fibromyalgia pain. My dr. said it was "essentially like Lyrica". It worked for about a week, then came the side effects. I felt hyper, anxious and like i was drunk. Dr. said some people could not tolerate it, so i quit it. I am now on Oxycontin... and I want off. I did not know that methadone was useful in pain management. I hope this helps. take care
I tried lyrica also and the side effects can be terrible. I would say you have to decide if it is worth it to stick it out and see if the side effects ease up in time or if it is too much to deal with. Maybe the combination of lyrica and your other meds aren't agreeing with each other. I would also give your dr. a call and see what he/she recommends. Just make sure it is ok to add lyrica to your other meds. How long have you been taking the lyrica?
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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