Hi all, i have just been prescribed Pregablin as an addition to my combination of medications. I have been instructed to take it 3 times a day. 1st day today, & i am ridiculously tired. I know this is a medication that i need to get used to, but i wonder how it has affected other users over time?
Question for people taking Pregablin?
- 24 May 2013 by Delila
- 4 July 2013
- seroquel xr, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), amitriptyline, citalopram, naltrexone, pregabalin, anxiety and stress, borderline personality disorder, agoraphobia, medication
Added 26 May 2013:
I have noticed that since starting the Pregabalin my Asthma has become worse. Did anyone else experience breathing problems? I know it is listed as a side effects, but it isn't affecting me seriously...
I couldnt take the stuff. I started swelling up like a toad! First my hands and feet, then my face so I stopped taking it. I couldnt really see it was doing much for my pain but I only took it about a month. I was unable to take this drug or Cymbalta for the same reason, bad swelling in hands, feet and face. I know a lot of people though who say that Lyrica (pregabalin) saved their lives. It does seem to work really well for some, other it doesnt help then other have just too many side effects to continue with it. I truly hope it helps you Delila! There are a lot of reviews listed on here. I provided you a link. Hiope this helps!
Hello Delila. You came to the right place, me! I have been taking it for shingles and am on round four of the disease since February.
I call it the stupid drug. It makes me feel dumb. I lose words in a sentence and thoughts. The tiredness takes a while to adjust, maybe four days to a week. Sleep is good if you can do it. I had no real side effects except lack of thought. I started with 300mg 3 times per day and built up to 300mg 5 times per day during the worst. When used daily, it is a drug that is best to taper should you switch to something else. I changed the dose as the disease changed. Sharp pain required more med.
It is used for nerve pain and epilepsy, seizure disorders, peripheral neuropathy, to name a few conditions. For many people it is ideal. My doctor told me, when I complained about the brain fog, that I could always choose pain. I decided I wouldn't write the great American novel while on it. I don't like that much pain. Lol. Karen
yes I sure did! Asthma is definitely worse! I have just come off it after horrific side effects. I need it for chronic pain due to spinal surgery leaving nerve pain + Fibromiagia. It was as if I was not in this world spaced out, also memory loss, confusion, dizzy falling over, anxious, weight gain itching all over, and loss of bladder control & frequency could be every 5 minutes then an hour. One positive I slept better. Asthma was also bad when coming off Amytriptolene which didn't touch the pain. I heard that Pregabilin was better for Fibromyalgia NOT for ME. The doc has put me on antihistime which has helped the night itching. Good luck.
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