I'm on my 7th day of Lyrica and the past two days, I have to take 1 - 75mg about 10 or 11 am, then another 75mg - before bed around 9pm - 10pm. I feel so clouded and cant seem to concentrate on anything, helping the nerve pain a bit, but I don't think I've been on the med long enough to help yet. How long do you have to be on this med before side effects go away? I hate feeling wobbly, dizzy and unable to focus, even though I hate the nerve pain worse. Any info someone may provide on their experience with this med would be so helpful thank you.
I've been on 100 mg of Lyrica for about 1 1/2 months. It helps me some -- and the "foggy" side effect is somewhat gone. I still feel a bit hazy but it's worth it to me. My biggest challenge with it has been working very hard to not gain weight. I walk and work out more - which also helps with my pain. The side effects of Lyrica are less than any side effects than I have had from narcotic pain killers. Good luck to you!
I just found this site and decided to join myself. I see that you are having problems with the LYRICA. I must say, I have only been on it since last Tuesday and did have a couple times where I lost my balance a bit but that is it so far. The first couple days I did have headaches when I woke but that as stopped. I don't feel the lighted headed feeling or foggy feel many people seem to be having. I am on 50 mg tablets 3 times a day for nerve healing purposes and I have archnoiditist. The hope is this will heal the swollen nerves I have at L3-L5 from a recent surgery to remove stenonous. There is severe swelling in the spinal column and it is taking much longer to go down then I thought. Originaly I was supposed to go back to work in a week or two at the most. I have been out since Aug. 7th so I am not a happy camper. The archnoiditist will never go away but if this medicine works for that I will be so excited as it keeps me walking the floor at night at least once every 6 weeks. There was a period of 3 nights in a row just 3 weeks ago. I had a total of 8 hours in 72 of sleep. I don't care to go through that again. Archnoiditist acts much like restless leg sydrome only it is at the base of the spine. But back to your problem, maybe your doctor should try the 50 mg-3 times a day in stead of 75mg twice a day. That might do the trick. Please let me know how you are doing because by now things could have change. One thing I did notice, many people say they are gaining weight. I seem to have lost my appetite and I really don't need to lose anymore then I have in the last 6 months. It is so funny how different medications effect people so differently. My sister is on it for fibrermialgia. I sure I didn't spell that right but she has that and she has gained too.
I know this post is a little old now but I also have these same symptoms.
I've been suffering from recurring Cervical Spondylosis now for the last 7 years (agonising sharp nerve pain in shoulder blade area which follows down my left arm an into the hand), it flared up again 4 months ago but now is the only time I've decided to seek medical help. MRI scan showed I have a bulge in the disc in my neck, C6/7. I started out on 150mg (75mg twice a day), along with all the other drugs, co codamol, diclofenac I'm left spaced out a lot of the times, especially in the mornings. I'm now up to 400mg a day and recently I've been feeling very dizzy and unsure of things, probably a side effect I can live with but it just doesn't touch the pain one bit. In 8 days time it gets increased to 600mg but I'm not sure even this is going to work. My physio told me that this is the medication I need to be on for the type of pain I have, great, if only it actually made a difference to my pain levels I'd be happy as in my experience it's done nothing. I've also experienced lots of weight gain too, lethargy, suicidal thoughts (mostly due to how much pain I'm in) but this is supposed to be another side effect. Not even sure if it's worth continuing with this drug tbh :(
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