zoe_gallagher

233d

has anyone had success with lyrica? my doc said he only wants me to take it for a couple months but i’m afraid once i wean off the pain is gonna come right back. has anyone actually had their symptoms stay down after stopping the med? also what about weight gain

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  • Anonymous100

    233d

    I’m in the middle of taking lyrica, so I don’t know about the pain coming back. In regards to weigh gain, it should be minimal if you’re maintaining healthy diet & exercise. My body mostly retains the water, but as soon as you come off of it, your body will start getting rid of the excess water.

    • Anonymous100

      233d

      I’m usually up and down 5 lbs.

    • zoe_gallagher

      233d

      thank you sm for the response. have you found that lyrica has worked for urinary urgency if at all?

      • Anonymous100

        233d

        I’m not sure what you mean by urinary urgency… but, I drink a lot of water, and I urinate per usual, few times a day. I’d say couple times I had difficulty urinating, but it went away, because I keep drinking water. One day, I had forgotten to take lyrica, so I went to the restroom 5 times during 4 hours because my body was getting rid of the excess water. I usually drink 2-4 bottles of water every day.

  • Anonymous100

    233d

    I’m not going to continue taking lyrics after my 6 weeks is up.

    • Anonymous100

      233d

      I can’t tolerate this medication and I’m at a low dose already, 25mg twice daily.

      • Anonymous100

        233d

        I can’t tolerate mostly because of the muscle pain. It does cause me shortness in memory and lack of concentration - for which I keep a to do list.

  • Anonymous100

    233d

    LOL sorry for my multiple messages. The side effects will go away once you come off of Lyrica.

  • Melady

    233d

    I'm on 150 mg a day. It's helping with Pudendal Neuralgia, Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis. Had to slowly increase.

  • Melady

    233d

    The trick for me was a very slow increase. Also spacing doses. I take at 9:30 am, 3:30 pm and 9:30 pm with largest dose at night. The only side effect I experience now is minor dry mouth.

  • Chroniclyme

    233d

    I take 150mg every night and have for the past 8 years. Soooo idk what it is like off it besides when I forget to take it I am not even human the next day. Unfortunately my body has become dependent on it and even at a high dose it isn’t enough. But it does allow me to function semi normally. As for weight gain, I never had that issue. In fact, with my age and metabolism I have trouble gaining weight even on it. Side effects are different for everyone.

  • Gret

    231d

    For me if helps a lot with nerve damage I have in my face due to tmj issues, however I have to keep taking it, I've tried weaning off and the pain comes back, but while I take it I have few side effects, no issue of weight gain

  • kidsthree

    231d

    I just started taking it

  • Running_On_Grace

    229d

    I just switched from gabapentin to lyrica… praying it helps with the fibro… nerve pain is atrocious!!

  • Melady

    229d

    I have fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis and Pudendal Neuralgia and Lyrica has helped more than anything I've ever tried. Takes a bit of time for the side effects to get better but for me it's been worth it. I'm currently on 50-75 mg morning and mid day and 100 mg at night. Spreading the doses every 6 hours helps. Sending you healing thoughts. 💜💜💜💜

  • Pensewell

    225d

    I take it for neuropathy. I take 200mg in the am and again at night. I will really feel it if I forget to take a dose. But with the other medications it has helped my nerve pain. I have been on it for about 8 or 9 years now. I had to come down on my dose because it was making me have medication induced sleep apnea. So just be really careful about any breathing issues. I wish you well oh your healing journey!

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