Since first taking pregabalin before christmas 2010 I came out in a rash on my body and in my scalp, I guess the best way to explain it is (like I had chickenpox) My locum doctor at the time told me to stop taking the tablet and made an appointment for my normal doctor the following week. The rash slowly started to subside (or is that all in my mind?) She informed me that the rash was part of my condition fybromyalgia and prescribed emollient bath wash, and several creams. I have continued with this procedure despite the rash being soo bad I have scarred my skin with the unbearable itching that continues both day and night. The past 4 days I have felt so ill that I have stopped all medication (mainly because I cannot keep anything down) and feel so depressed with the skin irritation that the tablets are not doing the job they wee prescribed for. Can you tell me if other sufferers have had this side effects and if so was a solution found.
It sounds like you are having a severe reaction to the pregabalin. Rash is not part of having fibromyalgia from what I know of the condition. It is however a side effect of the pregabalin.
I encourage you to taper off the pregabalin and seek an alternative treatment for the fibromyalgia. It is recommended that you take at least a week to taper off this medication not stop abruptly. Have you stopped taking it now?
Please seek further help from a doctor and investigate other options for treating the fibro.
I sounds to me like you are highly allergic to this substance or group of substances, I would call and go in and allow the doctor to take another look at this I am afraid if it were me and the same situation happened all over again I would either make an appointment with a dermatologist or a doctor who specializes in this condition at that time I would be sure and explain the whole situation to him. this does not seem like a good idea to use medicine that aggravates itching and breaking out
7 Aug 2016
Hi there. Yes, I had a similar reaction, but took a referral & biopsy to confirm it. I was prescribed a very strong steroid cream. It helped, but was so strong it left my skin scarred like I'd been burned. I can't take the medication any more & would say you probably shouldn't either.
If you can bear the itching until the drug has left your system, it's better than the scarring of the steroid cream.
Subscribe to Drugs.com newsletters for the latest medication news, alerts, new drug approvals and more.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 1 July 2019), Cerner Multum™ (updated 1 July 2019), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated 29 June 2019) and others.