My husband injured his back many years ago. Has bak cage in back and recently fell resulting in another herniated disk. Lyrica was recently added to his long list of pain meds. He has started sleep walking since starting lyrica. He has days he can't sleep at all, then will nod off right in the middle of talking. He many times has woke up in other rooms of the house not knowing why he is there.
Sleepiness/drowsiness are common side effects. But you say your husband is on a long list of medications. There is also notation of memory loss. So what he is experiencing are listed side effects of this drug. Perhaps it's not a good med for him. How long has he been on it?
I would suggest you speak with your doctor, and take a list of ALL his meds, and explain the symptoms he is experiencing. I realize the doctor has knowledge of all his meds, but sometimes it's a problem of having to look through his records to find them listed in a neat little list. So take your list and hand it to him. It will help him in trying to find a different drug. Best of luck!
I used to take it for nerve damage and I never had any problems with sleepwalking but a lot of water retention and weight gain and blurry vision
Hi, Lyrica is quite commonly prescribed to help stop sleep walking, rather than cause it... it may be that an interaction between the medications is occurring? It would be useful to discuss this possibility with your doctor. I have taken Lyrica for years and i have not experienced this.
I started taking pregabalin about 2 months ago and some strange stuff has been happening... I kept waking up to find I had eaten stuff from about the house.. i have binned all my medication while asleep.. hidden my pillows from my bed and even took scissors to 2 night dresses and cut them up which is sad as I liked them a lot... I spend most of my mornings trying to remember the night before... it's worse then being drunk.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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