Started Lyrica today for nerve damge from ovarian cyst rupturing a few months back. Would love for people to give me their reviews on this med. Both good and bad. Two questions at the top of my mind, are weight gain and how long does it take to work??
I took Lyrica for a short while for Fibromyalgia. It started working almost immediately, yet, I had a stoned feeling for weeks on it. I also developed lovely "cankles"... my ankles became swollen, attractive indeed!
But you may have good luck with it. It does help nerve pain.
I gained no weight on it, but others have reported alarming weight gain on Lyrica, but I think tis water weight gain that one loses after stopping it.
Best wishes to you,
Hello, shebop... I started taking Lyrica in February and noticed significant improvement in my pain the next day. I started at 75mg at night, now I am up to 75mg 3x a day. I did gain 15-17 lbs in the first month. I needed to gain 10 lbs so that's not too bad, now I would like to lose the extra weight. It has made me have the appitite of a horse!! So, now I try to keep myself surrounded with food that is healthy/lower in fat. I did feel that stoned feeling after I took it for the first 2 or 3 days. It has not caused the dreaded swelling for me and I have not noticed any other side effects. Good luck on this medication- I hope it works well for you!
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