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669d

After speaking to my doctor he's going to prescribe me Lyrica to try for my fibromyalgia pain. the muscle relaxers I have been taking until now have not been working very well at all. I got advice from people on this app that have said that this medication as well as Cymbalta have been game changers for their pain. Is there anything I should be looking out for in the beginning stages?

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    • Spoonie_In_Seattle

      662d

      @spookyspoonie i haven’t had that experience with Lyrica. My neurologist has me go between 600 and 400 mgs a day. And I have never had any issues jumping between the two different dosages. I know everyone experiences meds differently tho. I have never missed all 400mgs tho. I do lnow that like all meds, it is good when u want to quit to taper off slowly to reduce nasty side effects. I heard anti-depressants can b the worst - I also take for pain, Cybalta.

    • spookyspoonie

      662d

      Be careful of withdrawal!!! I have a love hate relationship with my lyrica, because it relieves a LOT of pain... but if I miss a dose, or God forbid the pharmacy messes up & doesn't refill it on time, the withdrawal symptoms I experience are absolutely brutal.

      • Spoonie_In_Seattle

        662d

        @spookyspoonie i haven’t had that experience with Lyrica. My neurologist has me go between 600 and 400 mgs a day. And I have never had any issues jumping between the two different dosages. I know everyone experiences meds differently tho. I have never missed all 400mgs tho. I do lnow that like all meds, it is good when u want to quit to taper off slowly to reduce nasty side effects. I heard anti-depressants can b the worst - I also take for pain, Cybalta.

    • Spoonie_In_Seattle

      664d

      Lyrica and Cymbalta together REALLY helped my MS nerve pain!! My neurologist also added compounded Naltrexone and that finally helped me be able to walk short distances again. I have no side effects that I notice other than weight gain. I’ll take that over severe burning pain 24/7 any day!!

      • queenlier

        662d

        @Spoonie_In_Seattle Trying to get that same rx now. Thank you.. What doctor prescribes that for you? Your PCP? Thanks

        • queenlier

          662d

          @queenlier Oh I see it was your neurologist thanks so much

    • Anonymous100

      667d

      Please lookup the side effects. In my opinion Cymbalta has less serious side effects.

      • queenlier

        666d

        @Anonymous100 Thanks but allergic to Cymbalta. Wish I could take it as I hear good things. Thanks

        • Anonymous100

          666d

          @queenlier oh I see. I’m sorry about that.

    • queenlier

      667d

      Lyrica makes me have memory loss and loss of balance. I cant take gabspentun or Cymbalta. Any other suggestions for hot burning pain sometimes just all over heat with chills??. Have seen all kinds of docs without diagnosis.?? Recimmendation? Am seeing osteopathic manulupation and some acupuncture. This is controlling my life help please. Thanks

      • Spoonie_In_Seattle

        664d

        @queenlier Have you tried compounded Naltrexone? My neurologist has me on it for nerve pain from MS and it was a game changer for me when Lyrica and Cymbalta still were not enough to kill my intense pain.

    • Rachi

      667d

      I take both as well as pain meds and muscle relaxers but sometimes nothing helps! I don’t think I have any side effects from the cymbalta and lyrica combination alone!

      • queenlier

        667d

        @Rachi what kind of muscle relaxers and pain meds have u taken. Thanks

    • Mareeguin

      668d

      I would just be careful with Cymbalta, I don’t know if you are taking any other medications but combined with mine it gave me horrible stomach cramps so just keep tabs on it.

    • rosiejoe0625

      668d

      I've taken Lyrica now for just over a year because I have had fibromyalgia for 25 years I suffered because of it I had a doctor that let me suffer when I could have had Lyrica the whole time Lyrica has saved my life

    • Victorious

      669d

      Lyrica and cymbalta should give you some relief. Purple moss is excellent also maintains your weight. Lyric mess with your kidneys and other vital organs. Best of luck

      • Spoonie_In_Seattle

        664d

        @Victorious what is purple moss? Is this a type of pot?

      • queenlier

        667d

        @Victorious purple moss. Can u get at health food store? What is dose? Thanks

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