My doctor has me on 600mg of Neurontin 3x a day AND 100mg of Lyrica 3x a day for fibromyalgia. I'm curious about the side effects. I have serious dizzy spells, blurred(double) vision, trouble with balance, major memory loss issues and I feel exhausted all day. Plus, I don't really have any relief from the pain. I know I should talk to my doctor, and I will. Just curious if anyone else has experiencd this or if it could possibly be a reaction from other medications I'm also on. No narcotics, btw. Thank you.
Are you sure the dr means for you to be taking both? I would call him. With the 2 together caution is advised, can cause CNS depression and psychomotor impairment. You are showing all the signs of it.
I have taken both but not together and can tell you the side effects are all common with either drug. Lyrica is not as bad on short term memory problems as Neurontin/ Gabapentin but with Lyrica I must use a cane due to the instability. This is apparently the problem with all anti-convulsant drugs per my Doc as I have requested substitutes. My only other option was narcotics which quite frankly don't work as well as Lyrica. Neurontin basically turned me into a zombie.Definitely discuss this with your doctor as the drugs are pretty much the same thing but Lyrica usually requires smaller doses.
I've got to go somewhere in a minute but I wanted to give you a quick answer from my experience.
I've taken both at the same rime as prescribed by my doctor. I've stayed on Lyrica since 2006.
Feel free to ask me any other questions & I'll be happy to answer them when I'm back available! All the best!, Di
You need to talk to your doctor immediately. They are the best ones to help you make a decision on which 1 help you more. I was prescribed lyrica and suffered many of the side effects that you have described. I was then switch 2 1800 milligrams of neurontin. the side effects disappeared after starting the neurontin and stopping the lyrica. I would not recommend making any changes without talking to your doctor first. They are both strong antidepressant drugs. You may not be able to take both at the same time. But again only your doctor can make that decision. It's in your best interest to follow up with your physician as soon as possible. I hope you find the answers you need.
I would clarify this with your doctor, there are some serious side effects from taking the 2 drugs together. Only your doctor can make the best decision for you.
I have a Question, how long have you been on each of these drugs ?
I have taken both of these drugs together for about 10yrs & never had a problem.
I take 900mg 3 times day & lyrica 75, mg. twice a day.
I take the Neurontin/Gabapentin my Hot flashes & Neuropathy. I take the lyrica for my Fibromyalgia & never have had am issue with