... sufferers notice a difference? I am feeling the side effects of a "drunk" feeling, so I'm hoping after I build up a tolerance that will subside. When does the pain stop though?
I was on it but unfortunately didn't respond.
From what I read, it may start relieving pain in a week to 3 weeks. If you are not feeling any relief you probably need a higher dose. I'd give it at least, 2-3 weeks.
Make sure you weigh yourself several times a week because weight gain can creep up on you.
I'm not sure of your dosage. I have tried Lyrica a couple of times, for nerve pain/numbness. I never felt any side effects and I also did not respond well. I have taken similar meds and felt very tired & lethargic. I would agree, give it a week or two to see if your body adjusts and it helps your condition. In the meantime, as long as you feel like you do please be careful. Hope it all works out well for you! Take care...
Hi shelby73 I began taking lexapro about 5 months ago to help with my chronic pain and disc herniations . I was told by my Dr. that I may feel slightly dizzy and tired from the lexapro interacting with my pain meds. Are you on any pain meds ? I only ask to see if our experiences with lexapro are at all similar or not. I have heard from other people on lexapro do indeed feel kind of a drunk feeling from it. I noticed the feeling I got from it reduced dramatically after about 4 weeks. But, everyone is different when it comes to how different meds effect us. Because I am prescribed heavy doses of pain meds when I started taking the lexapro the interaction made me feel tired and dizzy. Now I don't feel that way at all.
I have been told some meds take any where from a few weeks to over a month to begin working.Best of luck to you and please if we have anything in common and there is a chance we may be able to help one another please feel free to contact me and even if we don't go ahead and add me to your friend list ! Hope you are feeling better ! Tara
I've been on Lyrica 300mg x 2 daily (the max dosage the manufacturers recommend) for the last 18 months. In the last few weeks I've been able to cut back to 1 x 300mg. As far as the nerve pain is concerned, it's nosedived, for whatever reason. Now looking for an alternative to Lyrica. Too long on the one product.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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