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Lyrica and Weight Gain? Yes or No?

Posted 27 Jan 2010 by snowgoer68 35 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 8 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 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 ...

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 ...

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 - PLEXIA?

Posted 20 Apr 2016 by Silvertondave 0 answers

Has anyone been prescribed Palexia (Tapentadol) for PHN and has it relieved the pain at all?

Postherpetic Neuralgia - Did taking combo Gabapentin and Nortriptyline help with your pain?

Posted 7 Oct 2015 by PaulSchmidtJr 3 answers

I am a 79 years old male. In Sept. 2011 I had a severe shingles attack. It was a 4 to 6 inch band that extended from the center of my chest, under my right arm to the center of my back. My primary care physician said it was the worst case of shingles he has ever seen. Since then I have been ...

Postherpetic Neuralgia - I had shingles vaccination in 2010 with blisters on sides of my tongue, and

Posted 12 Nov 2015 by daraswit 1 answer

... since 2013 I have had phn. Anyone have similar experience?

Postherpetic Neuralgia - Are there any local support groups for PHN? I know it depends on where you?

Posted 9 Oct 2015 by Male50 2 answers

... live, just curious as to how to find one? Thanks for all of you! I appreciate having access to others with this condition. My other question... How many of you (us) still work and how many have had to file for disability? I still work. It's a challenge daily though

Has anyone other than me seen the study done in Austriala by Allergan for PHN?

Posted 8 Oct 2015 by Mlefever 2 answers

Has anyone other than me seen the study done in Austriala by Allergan for PHN?It worked on 10 out of 10 patients, that it was tested on the torso and below the shoulders using Allergan's Botox and it help every patient. I have had PHN for two and half years on the right top side of my head, ...

Postherpetic Neuralgia - hi since september I had some spots so I went doctors told I had scabbies?

Posted 17 Mar 2015 by philip66 2 answers

... so had 2 treatments that didnt work so I went bk too doctor who tried steroid in creams that didnt work for another 2 or 3 months then late december I went back doctor he said that looks like shingles so gave me treatment anti viral but 2 months later he told me shingles neuralgia ive nerver ...

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