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Posted 27 Jan 2010 by • 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 ...
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Posted 5 May 2012 by • 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 ...
Posted 8 Nov 2010 by • 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 ...
Posted 25 Mar 2010 by • 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 ...
Posted 5 days ago by • 4 answers
Just started taking Lyrica for neurological pain and fibromyalgia. Unfortunately I am having some side affects, headaches, shakiness, bloated, aching. Just wondering if these would lessen if your body adapts to the medication. Or should I give up taking it?
Posted 15 Sep 2012 by • 12 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.
Posted 7 Aug 2010 by • 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 ...
Posted 22 Aug 2010 by • 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 ...
Posted 15 Dec 2013 by • 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 ...
Posted 18 Jul 2012 by • 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 ...
Posted 2 Apr 2013 by • 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 ...
Posted 1 Jul 2012 by • 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, ...
Posted 8 Nov 2010 by • 4 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.
Posted 21 Mar 2010 by • 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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