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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Neuralgia - Can anticonvulsants cause neuralgic pain worse?

Posted 15 Sep 2012 by Oldriska 14 answers

I read on another forum that anticonvulsants, such as Neurontin or Lyrica, can actually make neuralgic pain worse in some cases. I'm wondering if anyone on here has expericenced worsening of their symptoms when taking these drugs? Thank you for your replies.

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

Posted 7 Aug 2010 by earth 9 answers

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

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 ...

Is it true that narcotic pain meds do not work?

Posted 18 Jul 2012 by sunshine1109 14 answers

on nerve pain, I have had chest pain for 2 1/2 yrs from what Ive been told by Drs from shingles, I have suffered this entire time given all kinds of B.S. pills from anti seizure to anti depressants and my one Pain Dr told me narcotics do not ease nerve pain... I would appreciated any insight on ...

PHN on scalp causes severe itching resulting in sores that never heal?

Posted 2 Apr 2013 by Royce Jean 5 answers

I am a 53 year old white female. I was diagnosed with shingles Oct 5, 2012 on forehead and scalp; left eye swollen hideously. I was put on acyclovir and a round of steroids prescribed by ER physician. The actual crusting and healing of those lesions occurred within 3-4 weeks. After that I itched so ...

Postherpetic Neuralgia - Medicinal Marijuana effective for PHN pain?

Posted 1 Jul 2012 by TangoAnn 6 answers

The initial outbreak of shingles I had was accompanied by viral meningitis which was diagnosed vy a spinal draw and brain scan. It's now been 17 months that i have been challenged with PHN in mid-section area for which I have tried Cymbalta, Lyrica, Vicodin, Tramadol, Gabapentin, acupuncture, ...

Neurontin - Does gabapentin ever cause dryness of the eyes or other eye problems?

Posted 8 Nov 2010 by annette 53 5 answers

I am taking 600 mg 3 times daily for shingles related neuro pain and I am experiencing dry eyes and seeing floaters (spots). I was wondering if anyone else has eye problems after taking gabapentin.

Have there been any problems with the use of Lyrica for FM or PHN and dental problems?

Posted 19 Oct 2009 by suslydic 8 answers

It seems that since I've been taking Lyrica it seems that my teeth have been "demineralizing" of sorts. Starting with enamel chipping and flaking off in medium sizes, then larger pieces and the inside 'pulp' of my teeth has become spongy. I have had pain with this on top of ...

Should I continue taking Lyrica even though it causes swelling in my legs, feet and hands?

Posted 21 Mar 2010 by apricot 5 answers

I take it, along with Nuerontin to help me with the constant pain of phn. Been on it now for four years. It does ease the pain somewhat, not completely. I worry about the side effects. I take it three times a day, 75mgs. and Neurontin also three times a day, 600mgs.

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