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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 11 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 ...

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

Posted 7 Aug 2010 by earth 8 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 ...

Is there any help for phnp?

Posted 28 Oct 2017 by Helpless in colorado 0 answers

My 87 year old mom contracted shingles approximately 5 years ago and now suffers with extreme phnp in her forehead right above her eye on the left side. We have tried everything (i.e. lyrica, lidocaine patches, tea tree oil, etc etc). Nothing has worked for very long. My usually stoic mom is ...

Postherpetic Neuralgia - I have suffered from PHN (mainly itching) for several years and treatment?

Posted 20 May 2017 by terrytrevett 0 answers

... with Pregabalin (ineffective) and gabapentin (bad reaction) have been unhelpful. However, having been prescribed propranolol for another purpose the PHN has subsided. Is it possible that propranolol has been effective - or is it simply a coincidence?

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 ...

Just started on Horizant 300mg, will the "zombie" effect ever wear off? I slept most of the day?

Posted 25 Mar 2017 by Snoopy001 1 answer

Took this drug as instructed at 5pm and the next morning I noticed the nerve pain had disappeared so that was a huge relief but I can't function normally. This is just the first day and I need to know is this going to get any better?

My PCP gave me 50 mg of Lyrica for burning roof of mouth due to neuralgia after having shingles?

Posted 24 Feb 2017 by Misha6 2 answers

I just started taking Lyrica but still have the burning roof of mouth. Has anyone had any success with Lyrica for pain?

Fibromyalgia - I have been increased on my Lyrica from 100 mg BID to TID. Has anyone had trouble?

Posted 28 Jul 2016 by John McAvoy 2 answers

... with anxiety and agitation, short tempered? A 100 mg per day increase does not make me tired, it makes me irritable and anxious

How long does it normally take for Gabapentin to fully take effect?

Posted 31 May 2016 by dberrones 4 answers

I have post herpetic neuralgia. I went from taking Lyrica 150MG 2x/day to taking Gabapentin 600MG 3x/day. This is the end of Day 4 and I am still getting shocks in my upper right teeth but have not had to take any Tramadol for 2 days. When taking the Lyrica as mentioned above, I was pain free for ...

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

Posted 25 Mar 2010 by lilred68107 14 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 ...

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