Does lyrica make you sleepy or keep you awake or either of the two?
Lyrica is very good for pain, but remember what works for one may not work for another. Side effects may also differ from person to person. I know many people who take it without problems. Years ago, I was able to take it without trouble. Now, I cannot take it. It made me very clumsy and messed terribly with my vision. I was afraid to drive because of the double vision. I hated even riding in the car! But as I stated, Lyrica doesnt affect everyone the same. Others here will share their story. I wish you luck in that it works for you!
I was given Lyrica after I fell and hurt my back.YES Lyrica works for my pain,however I have more problems since starting Lyrica than I would care to mention. After reading the side effects along with others testimonials I realized Lyrica was probably not the best fit for me. I STRONGLY recommend doing your homework before starting Lyrica. I have been taking 300 mgs for 6 months and it has been the worst 6 months of my life. Everything from confusion... swelling in my face ,hands, and feet. I have blurred vision ... terrible cramping in both hands at night... weight gain (least of my concerns). You would think I was worst case scenario ..not at all ..just be aware.I know everyone is different and for some the pros outweigh the cons ... Educate yourself before you decide to take Lyrica.
Lyrica didn't do anything, really, for my pain, it really only helped alleviate my limb twitches, and it stopped working for that, too (I went from the starting dose to the max dose over a year, a few years before it was FDA approved for fibromyalgia and was still in clinical trials for such. My doctor at the time prescribed it to me off-label for fibromyalgia, but was well-read on what was being clinically tested at the time), so I switched to gabapentin, which I still currently take, though mostly for muscular fatigue and muscular "twitches" (would be considered myclonus I think). It actually keeps me awake if I take it within 6 hours of bedtime, so I have to take it during the day, though the majority of people who take these drugs experience drowsiness with them.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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