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    #16
    Lyrcia after multiple back surgery's

    I have just started taking Lyrcia a few months ago after chronic pain in both my legs for the last 20 years after 4 surgery's at L5-S1,S2, S3 with spinal fusions. I had the usual shooting pains and the feeling that there were electrical currents running down both legs. I have quit taking any form of pain meds as they simply robbed me of any quality of life. I was visiting my doctor and I always ask if any new medications have come out lately and he went and got me a sample bottle of 50mg Lyrcia and said "Try this", I had tried Neurontin with really bad effects a few years ago, My doctor told me that it was like Neurontin but without some of the unpleasant side effects. I came home and took a 50mg cap and waited, after an hour it was like someone had thrown a switch to turn the pain and electrical activity off. I have since moved up to 300mg per day as the 150mg did not last me 24 hours. I love this drug, I seem to have no side effects at all.

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      #17
      Jury Still Out For Lyrica Decision; I Got Moved To 225mg

      WE'LL see, i didn't have luck with gabapentin.
      it all sucks

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        #18
        i use lyrica too. but lately i've gotten a stronger burning sensation in my left arm. i need more lyrica. btw, nuerotin didn't do too much good for me.

        this is a WAY OLD THREAD though.
        -C6 incomplete
        -injured January, 14th 2006 in roll-over

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          #19
          as with any med,everyones individual response,really IS very highly individual.i had absolutely no side effects or pain relief from neurontin and finally went off at 3600,then i did have blurred vision but up til then had no side effects at all.went onto gabitril from there,and all i wanted to do was sleep.that side effect actually never ever went away for over like a year and a half i was on it,it also really didn't do muxch for my pain issues either.really great sleep aid tho.cymbalta was a huge disaster with too many side effects to even get into,mostly horrid nausea and flu like symptoms,so that one went too.

          next i tried lyrica,now this was really a freaky experience.the day after my first dose of it,my legs began aching like a bitch,but it also actually dropped the lower leg swelling i had had since a surgery done on my RSD knee last april.interesting.the next day,legs still a bit achey,the huge swelling in my actual RSD knee,went down by like half,really amazing since in over the three years this has been there,that swelling has only become much worse,never better.but this med also did something to my polycystic kidneys.it made them swell even more than they already were and caused them to actually shift out of their normal position.

          while this was going on tho,i was for the first time,also experiencing some actual relief from my central pain.nothing had ever touched that before either.but once again the side effects of my eyes being sooo screwed up and actually crossing and uncrossing and the leg co ordination was like i had just consumed a six pack or something.i couldn't walk a straight line if my life depended on it.it kept running into walls all the time and kept leaning and walking to the left for some bizarre reason.it appears,at least for me anyways that this med really affected the cerebellum in my brain,which helps to govern prioperception,the eyes,and co ordination.i have done alot of research on the basics of anti siezure type meds,and it does appear that quite a few of them do actually affect the cerebellum and can also cause whats called cerebellar syndrome,this is actually listed as a possible(but rare) side effect with the lyrica,if you read all that literature that is sent out by the drug company on it.

          the thing is,you just don't or wont know how your particular response will be to any med you take til you actually try it.everyone reacts in their own way,just because our body chemistry and other medical issues we may have,and the other meds we take,all will dictate our own response.i would reccomend anyone to actually at least try lyrica and see how it works for them.like i stated above,while i did have some really awful side effects from it,it really DID help with my central and other pain issues.the side effects tho,well,they were just not worth that trade off.but that was just me.other people hail it as a wonder drug for them,so who knows.i would personally never not try a med that could possibly help with my hell just because of someone elses response to it.who knows,it could be the wonder med you have been looking for.but you will never know til you actually try it.

          i am really glad to hear that this med is really working well for some of you.i just wish my side effects were not sooo over the top as it really did help,with many aspects.anything and everything is always worth a try,espescially with the burning hell of this crappy ass pain.marcia

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            #20
            Lyrica works for me!

            Hello Sissy and all of those who are wondering,
            I just started Lyrica this past Wednesday 1/16/08 and WOW, I have not felt this good in over 11 years. In 1996 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and have lived in chronic pain ever since. (long story - I had a virus attack my nervous system with a 105.7 temp.) This pill allows me to feel everything as normal, but dulls my pain by over 60%+! I still have some pain and muscle problems, but overall, the pain is so low compared to what I was dealing with, I feel so happy and hopeful. Nothing and I mean nothing has ever helped me the way Lyrica has.

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              #21
              I am taking Larika and it is good.

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                #22
                I started Lycria two days ago for numbness in legs and feet along with severe electrical impulses. This is apparently resulting from problems in lower back. Will post results in future days.

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                  #23
                  I Am A T-5 Para I Was On A Cocktail Of Drugs For My Nerve Pain From Neuronton,efexor,norotripolyene And They Worked For About A 1yr 1/2 .then They Stopped Working And The Squeezing In My Stomach Came Back But The Squeezing Never Completely Went Totaly Away With The Pills. Now I'm Drug Free I Just Bare With The Pain But Its Starting To Get To Me .i've Herd About Lyrica But I Don't No If I Wanna Go Thru Taking Pills Again If It Is Not Worth It Can I Get Sum Advice

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                    #24
                    i have a problem with taking pills on a daily basis so my schedule is never the same time daily would this be a problem

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                      #25
                      Another T5

                      I am taking lyrica and I took gabapentin. I didn't see any results in either of them.

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                        #26
                        Lyrica

                        I ate everything in site and legs swelled up . So not for me .
                        SM/ACM Surgery in 1999

                        When the world says "give up"; hope whispers "try one more time"
                        -anonymous

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                          #27
                          wondering about lyrica

                          I was wondering if any of you have had a problem when you first went on Lyrica. I have been on it for about four days and it feels like I am taking no medication at all she put me on 50mg. I have a herinated disc and I am going crazy with no sleep the pain is so intense that I just can't sleep at all.I have the tingling throbing pain in both my legs.Do you think that it just takes time to really start to work or maybe the mg is not strong enough,what do any of you think.Please help me I can't stand this any more.thanks cheryl

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                            #28
                            lyrica

                            your lyrica dose is really low. you can take more safely. call your doc and explain pain and no sleep. ask about taking amitryptin with it also. combination of drugs can bring relief. good luck. karen

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                              #29
                              I have been on lyrica for about 3 years, i was the first one my dr. prescribed it to and the first one to have it filled at walgreens my pharmacy. It works really good for fibromyalgia but the withdraw symptoms are horrible, the symptoms are dizziness, nausea, feel like you can't breath and the anxiety is awful. just be careful it how you wing yourself off of it no cold turkey.

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                                #30
                                a man in server pain

                                i'm a t-4 t-5 para who i suffering from server nerve pain in my stomach its getting really really bad i cant take it no more if feels like my muscles n my stomach are squeezing the life outta out of me can anyone help i'm at my last wind my dr's no help so i turn 2 my own kind 4 help. is lyrica the new drug 4 nerve pain i took nuronton 4 2yrs n it stopped working now ineed yalls help i dnt no how much longer i can hold on like this its stealing my joy

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