Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by luv2float, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. luv2float

    luv2float New Member

    I am in a terrible fibro flare right now so I called my doc and he has called in a script for Lyrica.

    Never heard of it. How about you? Anyone taking this and has it helped. I can hardly walk.

  2. lin-z

    lin-z New Member

    i dont want to be a bummer but i tried it and it made me feel worse...very nauseous and did nothing for the pain...i have heard some people found it to be great so...we are all different and it may work great for you...sure hope so

  3. fitzh2o

    fitzh2o New Member

    I was just given a script for this drug yesterday starting with 50 mg's working up to 150 as tolerated. I can't really tell yet if its working. Lets keep our fingers crossed!
  4. tonakay

    tonakay New Member

    My doc gave me a sample bottle of lyrica to take 50 mg at bedtime to help with nerve pain and sleep. I took it three days but could not handle the swelling in my hands, ankles, and feet.

    Good luck and hope it works for you,

    PS very glad I had a SAMPLE bottle!
  5. cathugs

    cathugs New Member

    Please be very careful with this drug.
    I have just gone through a really bad
    experience with it.My feet and legs became so
    swollen that the blood was about to break
    through the skin. I almost had cellulitis
    before I had sense enough to see the doctor.
    I had to be put on an antibiotic for the inflamation. I am also taking Lasix., and potassium
    besides the other 9 or 10 meds I take.
    Also I was gaining 2 or more lbs. a week on this stuff.
    Just really watch for any side affects.
    Feel better soon{{{{cathugs}}}} Ruth

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