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Lyrica and Weight Gain? Yes or No?

Posted 27 Jan 2010 by snowgoer68 36 answers

I would like to find out how many here on lyrica are gaining weight. I have seen multiple sites on the internet with people gaining tons of weight, some saying they were even eating less, exercising more. Although it helped the pain some could not take the weight. I am an above knee amputee and ...

Is gabapentin 300mg capsules actually Neurontin?

Posted 15 Aug 2009 by kristianali 29 answers

My doctor gave me this for the pain in my back.

Persisting Pain, Shingles - I have neuropathy all through out my body and I do mean all through out?

Posted 7 Apr 2013 by so confused 11 answers

... I have it in my vaginal area, in the back of my legs, major burning and stinging sensations, down into my legs and feet, I have it in my arms and in my hands and even up into my face and ears. I itch all over, and I have had a few breakouts which always vary. I had a few in my vaginal area and ...

Gabapentin side effects?

Posted 15 Apr 2012 by gram gram 16 answers

my mom takes gabapentin twice a day for pain due to shingles. i have notice scince the past 6 months or so that her short term memory is consistantly getting worse. could this be due to gabapentin ? i think she has been taking it for about 12 months

How long does lyrica take to work. I am on 75mg?

Posted 31 Dec 2011 by berry22 3 answers

I've just started taking it this week.

Shingles pain?? I have had constant burning gnawing intense left sided chest pain?

Posted 5 May 2012 by sunshine1109 9 answers

its not getting better its getting worse and the pain now is unbearable.. it is on my left front chest I have been on several different meds including, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella Neurontin, Nortriptyline etc... and 7.5 mg of hydrocodone and none of this has helped my pain... they are guessing this ...

Postherpetic Neuralgia - Has anyone had success with curing their PHN?

Posted 8 Nov 2010 by AKParham 12 answers

I have tried many medications/treatments... Topamax, Lyrica, Famvir, Carbatrol, Carbatrol + Baclofen, and acupuncture. None have worked. I have had PHN in my face for about a year now, and the only thing that sometimes helps is Percocet (makes me very, very ill). Any suggestions? I know I ...

Anyone out there have fibromyalgia that has made them quit their jobs?

Posted 27 Dec 2009 by missy2 20 answers

To stay home and manage the pain.I'm a female 55 and i've been home for a year. It's like if i rest for 2 days i 'm good for 1day , i'm on 200 mg of lyrica, 50 mg of savella, 2 davocet n 100 a day (that's all my dr will give me) and other meds for panic & ...

I was prescribed Gabapentin after an awful outbreak of shingles last June?

Posted 25 Mar 2010 by lilred68107 17 answers

My PCM ordered 300mg to be taken 3x a day. I haven't felt any significant relief from this, so I looked it up on this website. I found that I may not be taking enough, so I called my PCM, and she prescribed 400mg to be taken 3x a day. How long will it take for me to know if this is an ...

Is it appropriate to ask for higher dose of pain meds?

Posted 7 Aug 2010 by earth 9 answers

Re;pain tolerance; Neurontin 2400ml.bid since2007... with 5mg.bid of oxycodoneHCL since nov.2008 w? with 200 mil.ultram once a day... no extra med for breakthru pain... my pain is getting worse..is it appropriate to ask my dr. for more/or higher dose at this time? Is my tolerance within normal time ...

Why have most doctors stopped prescribing carisoprodol for severe muscle spasms?

Posted 7 Sep 2011 by curios george 12 answers

Why do they prefer Lyrica over soma for muscle spasms, and severe neurological painful conditions, because Lyrica has many terrible side effects according to my own experience between the two!

Constant Chronic Burning Pain in Left Side of Chest?

Posted 28 Apr 2012 by sunshine1109 2 answers

For the past 2 yrs I have suffered with unbearable left sided chest pain, its not on my skin it feels like its in and around my left breast. I have had every test imaginable, ct scans, bone scan, mammogram, breast ultrasound, heart tests, nothing has come back abnormal, all my blood work is fine I ...

Has anyone been prescribed Neurontin for Nerve Pain in their back?

Posted 22 Aug 2010 by Lisaswtlady 14 answers

I talked to my pharmacist and he told me that Neurontin has less side effects than Amitriptyline. He also told me that Neurontin is prescribed to patients to relieve their Nerve (Back Pain). I would like to know if anyone has tried Neurontin and has this medication eased your nerve pain also what ...

Postherpetic Neuralgia - New Gallixa cream… useful for PHN?

Posted 15 Dec 2013 by ramonez 12 answers

Dear all My mother is a 77 years old sufferer of PHN who has been trying obediently all the range of drugs (Gabapentin-Neurontin... nerve blocking injections, antidepressant, morphine…) that the doctors prescribed to her for more than 7 years now. The pain has been reduced only slightly and ...

Re: Reducing dosage of Gabapentin: What is the best way to do this?

Posted 6 Mar 2011 by GeoMom 3 answers

Should one reduce by 100 mg at a time for how long before reducing another 100 mg? I'd like to try to eliminate this drug if possible. I have been taking it for sciatic for approximately 8 years when I started with 100 mg t.i.d. Allergies and Asthma with shortness of breath and constant ...

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