I understand people split up the doses like that due to the side effects like fatigue. What If 100 mg is not relieving pain for the first & second dose, is the 2nd option even worth it? If a person takes 150 mg , it relieves pain than 1st option. 100 mg doesn't relieve pain at all when you take it. I see people take different doses due to their pain. I hear from others that their doctor prescribed 150 x2 times a day. Others tell me they took 100 x3 times a day. How do you know which dosage is right for pain?
I have asked my doctor(s) about Lyrica and they all have told me that the risk of gaining a lot of weight out-weighs the benefits. I have friends who have taken it and they say that it does not help with their fibromyalgia pain as much as they would like.
I really don’t know which dosage would be right IF I thought it were the right pain medicine for fibromyalgia, or any other form of pain.
If your pain is not subsided enough by using Lyrica, I would suggest getting under the care of a Pain Management Doctor who can help you along your journey. My doctor does procedures on me once a month to block pain in all of the areas where I’m hurting most at that particular time. He concentrates on one area per month. That’s how my insurance works. It only allows one procedure for one area per month. I wish my doctor could do more on each of my visits.
I take muscle relaxers, like Flexeril and chlorzoxazone, and they help. Chlorzoxazone seems to work best.
I also take hydrocodone, but limit myself to 2 per day because of the addiction risks (3 at the very most). I’m am going to talk to my Pain Management Doctor about getting an opioid patch, which seems to be the best advice I’ve received since joining this support group.
I hope this helps.
I was prescribed Lyrica for chronic pain. I had so many horrible side effects, including anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. I also gained a lot of weight and had bad inflammation. I didn’t realize until after taking Lyrica for 6-7 years that it was causing all the problems. The worst part of it was that it never helped me with the pain at all. Cindy
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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