NaNa2Three

302d

Hi everyone. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I've always wondered why it didn't take much pressure on my body to cause pain, and my mom always called me a hypochondriac. Of course, back then not many people had heard of fibromyalgia. Today I am on Lyrica and was wondering if anyone here has taken it and if so; have you had any side effects?
Thank you in advance for any responses.

Depression

Gabapentin

Chronic Generalized pain

Osteoarthritis (OA)

Tramadol

Duloxetine

Myopathy

Chronic Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Fibromyalgia (FM)

Hydrocodone

Chronic Pain

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  • GabbyGirl972

    302d

    I took Lyrica a few years ago. I had to stop it because it caused me to become super depressed! If you have any prior depression or mental health problems, be very, very careful with Lyrica!

  • NaNa2Three

    302d

    Thank you. I have noticed some depression that comes and goes. I've been watching and making sure it doesn't get too bad. 🙂

  • Kwiat

    302d

    Thank you so much for your comments. I’ve been prescribed everything from lyrica to tramadol to duloxetine and now hydrocodone, might take the edge off a bit but not the pain in general. Have kind of a combination of things including osteoarthritis which of course gets worse as we age. Part of my issue is that I don’t look like someone in chronic pain and it’s amazing how judgmental people can be! I think there r some including family members who think I’m a hypochondriac as well. Some days it does get a bit depressing but I do try to keep on moving! If I win the lottery I’d try for a massage every few days! lol.

  • happyfirex

    302d

    I gained weight with Lyrica and ended up switching to gabapentin. Not sure if it's better but that's what the doc decided to do

  • Bubbles1963

    302d

    🙏 I take cymbalta 120 mg for my fibromyalgia it stopped me from having bad flare ups. I do still have all over body pain but not like I did before I went on the medication. I also take gabapentin it take 1800 mg in the morning and 2400 mg at night. I also have osteoarthritis, degenerative discs disease, and adhesive arachnoiditis in my low spine where I had my fusion done and the doctor damage is the nerves thing that cause that condition. I did try Lyrica but it didn't work for me and you can't be on gabapentin and Lyrica at the same time.

  • NaNa2Three

    301d

    I was on gabapentin for a while, but I didn't want to keep adding more mgs just to stay on top of the pain. The lyrica seems to help, but I too have osteoarthritis with constant pain in my back. I'm thinking weekly massages would be nice....

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