hi im brandon im new i have been dealing with alot me and my doc ae trying to figure all this out i had a bad pain pill problem i worked all the time and they kept me going i felt like brett farvre well i docter shopped and i have always had bad bad anxiety the only time i felt right when i took xanex and pain pills i slept great and could go go go i put myself in treatmant and i feel so much better thank god sober 4 months anyway im not withdrawing but man the panic attacks are back and worse than ever i was in class the other day and my body felt like it was 1000 degrees my face turned white heart was racing and every loud noise felt like a hammer hitting my head i ran outside i went on depekote and it made me feel 10 times worse so i called the phycyatrist and ive been doing everything the right way so he said sto the depekote and he put me on lyrica and i so hope it works i wanna be normal and i hate feeling this way so any input would help and is lyrica the right choice?
First, congrats on the 4 months sobriety. I had 4 1/2 yrs and messed up. Stopped again 2 weeks ago. It isn't easy.
http://www.lyrica.com/index.aspx This is the main website for lyrica. It is NOT prescribed for panic attacks. It is for nerve pain, post shingles and fibromyalgia. I do not understand why your pschyciatrist would prescibe it.
I wish you luck with your continued sobriety and I hope you get the treatment you need to get the panic attacks under control. I used to have them all the time and I know how scary they can be.
great job getting off xanax! i am on it and do not think i am ever going to get off it doctors have found that fibromyalgia drugs like Cymbalta and lyrica work for anxiety and depression i feel for you been in constant state of panic for over a year now give the med time it takes weeks for any new med to reach its full effect i hope that it works for you:-)
I was on Lyrica for pain and it did not help the pain but did make me feel horrible. I couldn't find my words I was always on edge. Could not concentrate. Everyone said my personality changed not to mention the weight gain. Who recommended the Lyrica?
Everybody is different and you may react totally different. That was just my experience with Lyrica, Good Luck and God bless. Have you gone on the Lyrica web site and checked out the reviews, They are very helpful. Hope this helped a little.
God, can I relate. I have been though the progam too. Your story sounds very familiar. I had two major back surgeries and I just could not tolerate the pain. So, you made it. I am very proud for you. Being clean 4 months is a huge undertaking. The panic attacks affected me to. I am sorry to say, I had to regroup my life and I am under a Doctors care. I do take methadone for Chronic Back Pain and other pain I would rather not get into right now. I too suffer from anxiety. I take valium as needed for that. But none of that I would recommend for you as you have worked very hard in getting clean and you should really try to stay that way. I am guessing you are young. Me, not so much. There has to be some non-narcotic pill you can take for anxiety. As my husband says, every commercial on TV is about a pill. Talk to your doctor. I am sure they could recommend something if the lyrica doesn't work. And it takes 4-6 weeks for some of those meds to get into your system and take effect. I am proud for you. Keep up the good work. I hope things smooth out... Kimmie
my name is tania i was in a bad wreck in 2004 i broke my back pelvis sternum ribs wrist also had lac liver lac spleen contusion on my lung an a traumatic head injury an on top of that a spinal cord injury i was only given a 5%chance of walking i am proof that drs dont know everything ive been on pain meds for 5 years and yes i am addicted people want to judge me but quality of life is what matters an i deserve to be painfree an i also have panic attacks when i am in pain lyrica is great helps alot i take 600 mg a day this is the only drug that has controlled the pain other than loratabs and oxycontin which i take but i do go to aa and na meetings
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