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... Cmpgirl, I'm so sorry to hear about your battle with pain, but glad to hear you have been coping with it and have a great hubby like I do. It makes so much difference when you have a supportive mate! I am not averse to any particular drug or drug class, if it is effective in helping my conditions and giving me the ability to resume activities. I have coped with being... (13 replies)
... ealt with chronic pain lower limb. I've tried various medications which didn't seem to work on my behalf. At this point I've remained steady on high dosages of Lyrica and 20x3 Oxycontin daily. The Lyrica works wonders and I wouldn't give that up for anything, but the Oxy takes the edge off my pain. ... (1 replies)
... I am taking the Lyrica for the nerve pain, and while I am certain it is helping with the pain, the weight gain and swelling have me very concerned. ... (13 replies)

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... n to listen to me, thoroughly and then tell me what was wrong with me. All the other docs I saw up to that time made me feel like I was crazy. My PCP suggested Lyrica when I was there for another reason and I spoke with my PM about it the next time I saw him. ... (13 replies)
... Hi, I have a myriad of health problems, the most recent being excruciating pain from a pinched nerve--the MRI shows something floating, but the doctor is not sure if it's a broken-off piece of disk or a benign tumor. For treatment, I have had two courses of oral steroids, three cervical steroid injections, and, since December, have been on Lyrica. I am now on two doses... (13 replies)
... long term pain situation.the tolerance thing is really my biggest fear as i will be on narcotics probably the rest of my life unless they can come up with other alternatives that would work for me.i would just discuss this with your doc when the subject of trying another med pops up. ... (7 replies)
... I personally don't have any experience with fibromyalgia but my dad does. He has been suffering from similar symptoms as you and has been on Lyrica for a year and a half. But recently he has been taking a health supplement called Fibromya with his medication to help with the pains. ... (13 replies)
... The same thing happened to me and my doctor took me off of Lyrica and put me on Topamax and so far so good. i gained about 30 lbs. good luck to you. ... (13 replies)
... llincoln, Thanks for the info. I will ask my doctor about Neurontin and see if that might be better for me than the Lyrica. I could play linebacker for the NFL at my current weight, and I'm sure not happy about it. It is better than dealing with pain, but I can't keep gaining weight... it brings on too many other issues. I tried Topamax and it does make me loopy, and... (13 replies)
... I too was on Lyrica and I itched like crazy and had blurry vision. I didn't notice any help with my symptoms in taking that med. I stopped taking it after about 3 weeks. ... (13 replies)
... Hi Brian, What side effects did you experience with the Cymbalta? I really don't have depression, other than some days, when I just get so tired of it all, but it's not very frequent and certainly not defining of my overall outlook, surprisingly. I have previously tried some antidepressants for their sedative effects in order to treat my insomnia, some of which had the... (13 replies)
... I also suffer from chronic nerve pain and take Lyrica. I have not had the rapid weight gain like a lot of people that take it fortunately. One medication that has not been mentioned which is effective for nerve pain, fibro, and depression is Cymbalta. I could not take the side effects from it but many other people love it. It could be worth something to at least try. Hope you... (13 replies)
... I switched from Neurontin to Lyrica to Topamax. The Topamax actually has a side effect of weight loss. Not much but at least no swelling. The swelling was killing me. ... (13 replies)
... Are you taking the Lyrica for the nerve pain from the pinched nerve? ... (13 replies)
... In my case I had to have my dr fill out a form that stated my med was medically necessary and that there weren't any drug alternatives for it. If for some reason lyrica isn't considered med necessary, you can still try to get an appeal or drug exception. ... (3 replies)
... I actually think opiates are less "toxic" than many of the other meds they have us try. However, a common class of medications that can be used along with Lyrica for pain is anti depressants. They have pain relieving properties for some people. Or, have you tried any of the prescription NSAIDs? ... (1 replies)
... I'm always looking for alternatives and the Neurontin so far isn't doing anything for me. If not for the Tramadol I'd be miserable, and even that doesn't work all that well anymore. ... (8 replies)
... It also sounds like you have some nerve pain going on. Have you tried Lyrica or Nuerontin? ... (10 replies)
... I am currently taking Lyrica for nerve pain, and while it works well for that specific problem, my Fibromyalgia pain has really flared up, especially at night. ... (1 replies)

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