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... 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)
... So, the question is, does anyone have anything they can recommend as an alternative to Lyrica? ... (13 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)
... Well, like someone else said it was making my depression worse. I am bi-polar so anything that makes my depression worse plus I was having anger and rage problems when I started taking it. I am normally not like that unless I am not on my bi-polar meds. Luckily I realized that I could not take that one. However, many people on here have alot of success witht the Cymbalta.... (13 replies)
... I'll post my experiences soon! Thanks to everyone for the advice and experiences, I really appreciate it! ... (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)
... I am frustrated, as many are, by having to choose between living with pain or the disastrous side effects of the medications, which have led to other health issues. It's a vicious cycle, and I know many can empathize. ... (13 replies)
... 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 get better control of the pain. ... (13 replies)
... 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! ... (13 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)
... work, exercise, lift anything even remotely heavy and have not had a night of uninterupted sleep in years. I see a PM doc for treatment and have been very lucky to have found him. He was the first person to listen to me, thoroughly and then tell me what was wrong with me. ... (13 replies)
... Are you taking the Lyrica for the nerve pain from the pinched nerve? ... (13 replies)
... as is your doctor is prescribing you what would be a super high dose of Oxy, most docs will not prescribe patients anymore than 3 to 4 80's per day along with some breakthrough meds. ... (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)
... If not I would suggest trying to get into one. It sounds like you have chronic pain that would warrant seeing a PM. A good PM Dr will use different types of treatment. ... (10 replies)
... Sounds like a good time to switch to a pain specialist for your pain management. At one time I too was no longer getting anywhere with my primary doctor... ... (1 replies)
... Over the past 9 years I've dealt 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. ... (1 replies)
... Pain management specialists, are rather cavalier about pain relief. My sister lives in Suffolk County, NY, and the doctors there are, as a body, refusing to prescribe pain meds, "because of the addiction problem". This originates with the medical society. ... (8 replies)

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