I was prescribed Lyrica 75 mgs. twice a day for diabetic neuropathy in my feet and hands also. Since I started taking Lyrica, 2 months ago, I have been in the ER twice with exacerbation of COPD. Before Lyrica, I was just using an inhaler once daily. Now I use a Combivent inhaler EVERY 5-6 hours with nebulizer treatments 4-5 times a week!
While it won't really make copd itself worse, it can cause other things with your lungs that can make it act much worse. I suggest you ask your dr about stopping it and trying gabapentin. Then you'll find out if the lyrica is causing it.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking pregabalin (Lyrica)
Difficult or labored breathing
shortness of breath
tightness in the chest
Talk to your doctor concerning the Lyrica. I suggest you take magnesium supplements for your diabetic neuropathy. This supplement is good for the nerves and can also help with copd. Women can take 250 to 300 mg. daily. Men can take 300 to 350 daily. Cut the table in half. Take half in the morning and half at night. This supplement is specifically for the nerves and muscles. I hope you feel better soon!
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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