Hip replacement early Feb this year due to fall. Have had about 3 seizures requiring hospitalization since that time. Was on gabapentin, not working too well for the terrible pain and recently started the Lyrica. Took lyrica very successfully about 10 years ago for anklosing spondylitis. Make myself walk about 15-20 minutes x 2 daily. Was fulltime farmer and equestrian prior to this lovely turn of events. Was VERY physically fit. Any answers or help out there?? I am sick to death of being sleepy or sleeping 75% or more of the time. Makes me want a big old amphetamine pill - take ginseng, B-12, a lot of other B vits etc. etc. (daughter is well versed in herbals,it is her job to know about them literally, she works @ a reputable store. Any suggestions, thanks! I eat well. Coffee does nothing for the sleep craving.
Our bodies change over time, and what once worked doesn't anymore. I don't see what lyrica will do for hip pain. Did they find out why you had seizures? The lyrica will help that at least. I didn't have a side effect of sleepiness with it. When do you take them? If that doesn't go away, then I'd say your dr needs to change your med. Hang around, because we can use someone who knows something about herbs here. We get questions we can't always answer about them.
Hi, i would say give it some time. I also take Lyrica, and was initially prescribed 300mg split in to 3 doses daily, and it knocked me out at first. With time though, and dosage adjustments, i got used to it, and it was, and still is a great medication for me. I now take 150mg: 50mg a.m. and 100mg p.m. How long have you been taking it this time?
Yes, I have been in, literally, 6 rear end collisions! As you can imagine I have severe back and nerve problems. 2 implanted neurostimulators later I also have been taking Lyrica (or Pregabalin) for many years. It still can make you drowsy if your day's been hectic and you're worn out, but it DOES help tremendously. I take the 150 in the A.M. and P.M. It helps with relaxing the "crawly" feeling in my legs and body but, damn, it's expensive to refill!
My "answer" to the sleepy issue is to take a simple caffeine pill in the morning before getting out of bed and I feel wide awake most of the day, and it also helps with keeping me awake because of the pain pills I have to take, too. It's just an OTC pill like NO-DOZ or a generic from Walmart or Walgreens. Give it a try.
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