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Lyrica?

Postby missvicki » Tue May 29, 2007 10:05 pm

My girlfriend was just prescribed Lyrica for her nerve pain and she calls it a "miracle drug". Just wondering if anyone else has had experience with this medication.
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Postby Toyoterry » Wed May 30, 2007 12:23 am

I have been taking Lyrica for over a year. It was prescribe for the neuropathic pain in my feet and sometimes in my skin, also my headaches. I was prescribed Lyrica and Amytriptiline at the same time. I still have pain when the temp. gets too hot or cold but it is much better. The past year has been the best year I've had since being diagnosed. Can't say if it was the Lyrica or not but my pharmacist says that many customers swear by it. Even after a year, it still makes me really sleepy sometimes.
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Postby missvicki » Thu May 31, 2007 9:44 pm

Thanks Terry! She says it makes her tired too. Do you take it at bedtime?
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Postby Toyoterry » Thu May 31, 2007 11:03 pm

I take a pill at bedtime and another in the afternoon. It's the afternoon pill that really gets me sometimes. I'm also taking 30mg of baclofen 3x daily and amytriptiline at bedtime. Put all three of these together at night and I have no trouble falling to sleep.
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Re: Lyrica?

Postby HarryZ » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:54 am

missvicki wrote:My girlfriend was just prescribed Lyrica for her nerve pain and she calls it a "miracle drug". Just wondering if anyone else has had experience with this medication.


Over a year ago, my wife, who was suffering from constant spasms and the associated pain, was prescribed Lyrica. She could only take the small dosage since anything higher always upset her stomach.

The Lyrica pretty much ended the jumping spasms that she would suffer at different times of the night. It allowed her to sleep undisturbed by the spasms.

After using the drug from about 8 months, she decided to slowly take herself off it and see what happened. The spasms didn't return and she no longer takes the Lyrica.

One never knows what is going to happen when you have MS!

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