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Mar 11, 2009
... I took Lyrica for about a year. It was the only drug I had taken up to that point that didn't turn me into a monster. ... (12 replies)
... I am curious about topomax as pain is increasing and I am concerned that I will have to increase the nuerontin, and therefore will probably gain the weight and the brain fog... ... (51 replies)
Jul 11, 2006
... that I am experiencing on the Lyrica are not getting any better. Not only that but it is not helping the burning pain. When in the PMD's office we discussed other medications we could possibly try. ... (11 replies)

... The Topiramate is Topamax. I just started taking it so I will not know the full effects for a bit. Hopefully it will be no worse then what the Lyrica has done to me, but without the weight gain. ... (21 replies)
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Nov 20, 2008
... Neurontin and the other drugs like it can help the burn,zaps and the "regular" pain all at the same time. Like each person is different,so are the meds we take and what it helps or doesn't help. ... (5 replies)
... I was unable to take the Lyrica due to side effects but am doing well on Topomax. ... (4 replies)
... that I would choose either one. I was on neurontin for over 6 months and I don't remember at least 3 months of my life. Maybe more. I also had to take at the same time every day or I would go crazy. If I didn't fill the script on time I would find myself at the pharmacy at 2am. ... (20 replies)
... Thanks, lyrica made my depression plummet and so it was replaced with the topomax.. ... (21 replies)
... My husband, who has RSD, was weaned off Lyrica and onto Topamax. As I recall, he decreased the Lyrica at the same time he increased the Topamax, so he was not totally off the Lyrica before starting the Topamax. ... (7 replies)
... I take both meds...100mg topomax daily and 750mg Lyrica daily. Have I gained or lost weight or stayed the same...................since November 2005 I have put on weight. ... (2 replies)
... d to handle ours. I handled it for over 20 years! But I needed to hand over that responsibility to my husband a few months ago. Now I have not started to take Topomax yet, I'm still taking Lyrica. But like you I had over drawn our checking account more than once. ... (51 replies)
Now taking Topomax
Nov 30, 2008
... ill on frequent occasions turn black. The skin is so sensitive, like a bad sunburn, where even the shower felt like acid was hitting my legs. Thank God for the Lyrica and other pain medicines, the pain isn't quite as severe, until a flare up. ... (51 replies)
... nd. I was very worried because I have read that weight gain is a major issue for methadone users and the last thing I want to do is gain weight. I am very petite as well and I gained a ton of weight when I was on prednisone and amitriptylene. ... (21 replies)
... As to the's the same as anything else. It might work for you and it isn't a bad drug at all! I'm not sure what you've heard but I took it for about a year and had no problems. ... (2 replies)
... Hey Davicki, Welcome to the boards... I'm sorry to be "meeting" you through RSD. I'm not sure if you introduced yourself on another string and I missed you - which is probably the case but I wanted to reach out to you here. It sounds like you are having a rough week. We all have better and worse times with this horrible condition. I've had RSD resultant from a simple fracture... (26 replies)
... You're welcome! Topomax is in the same family of drugs. It's worked for a lot of people and it does make you not so hungry too so that's good for those who gain weight like this from the meds. ... (17 replies)
... about it yesterday and I'm currently weaning off the neurontin and starting the lyrica slowly. ... (3 replies)
... I see my doctor every six weeks or so. The lyrica I can call in to the pharmacy myself to get refilled. The methadone I go and pick up the prescription at her office. ... (17 replies)
... purplish type of color to outright purple from light to dark or blue. Can also be any color of red as well. ... (5 replies)
... RSD can be in any part of your body, it's not limited to extremities. It can also be internal as well and effect any internal organs it wants to. Yes, even your ears can be affected as well. ... (13 replies)

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