My cousing diagnosed with fibro. and take this pill 150mg at evening 7 pm for 2 months but did not affected, not doctor raised to 225mg , I just read everyone take this 1 morning and 1 evening, so, should she take 150mg at 8a.m. and 8p.m. (daily 300mg) or continue with slow doctors dose raising?
I yell at the TV everytime I see that darn Lyrica commercial on TV for fibromyalgia. I have never met one person that said it ever helped. Doc's all the time want to give you this, give you that, especially NSAIDS, which also do not work. I feel that fibromyalgia & chronic myofascial pain is a central nervous system condition & that is why the ONLY thing that works for me is opiates. I just don't take them everyday, just when I really need them. The problem is doctors don't want to prescribe them so you have to go to a pain clinic & they treat you like a druggy. Are you drug seeking? Heck ya, I'm in a lot of pain & I want something that works. If your able to get into a Pain Management Clinic and get them, keep your tolerance levels low & follow their rules to the T or get kicked out immediately, I mean no taper immediately so make sure every couple of days to skip a dose here & there. It will keep you from becoming physically addicted to them. Also, only take them when your in pain and really need them. That way your chances of becoming psychologically addicted is also very low. Good luck!
I take 150 mg. of lyrica for my fibromyalgia 3 x a day. I did start low dose for the first couple of months to see if it would even work with my other medications. After no adverse side effects the does was increased. I've been on the same does for 7 years and have finally reached a point where it is time to increase but I'm at a particular "maximum" dose that requires the drs. rule out other sources of pain such as arthritis before increase can be made.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
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