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Old 09-22-2017, 10:57 AM   #101
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Hi everyone, I'm new here, this is my first post. I'm currently on Lyrica, 300mg twice daily. I've been taking it for over eight years. Once or twice I couldn't get my refill in a timely manner and did I ever suffer. Here's the best way I can describe the feeling of being without it for just a few days. When taking it, it's as if a blanket covers your nerves, calming them almost like an anesthetic. Without it, my nerves suddenly awakened to a hyper sensitivity. Just the slightest breeze against my skin was very irritating. My nerves felt raw. Then there's the hot and cold flashes. Literally, one minute I'd be burning up then the next minute, I'd be freezing. Sometimes I was hot and cold at the same time, which was odd and frustrating. I would be extremely lethargic and could only eat one small meal a day. When feeling that bad, food was the least of my concerns. Lyrica withdrawal is hellish and obviously the drug reps failed to disclose this information to Doctors. Did they even mention the weight gain and swelling? Probably not. I wish I could go off of this medication but I don't know if that's possible. It really does help my fibromyalgia and nerve pain in my feet from failed surgeries. But I hate being Lyrica's slave. I've ordered some Kratom and am very hopeful that this will help my pain. If it's the miracle people say it is, I'm going to try reducing the Lyrica ever do slowly. It gives me hope that others here were able to stop eventually without too much agony. Glad to be here to share with you all.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:50 PM   #102
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Hey! I am no expert at all but maybe i have some ideas that can help you.
First of all, you are NOT crazy! It may seem so and it can feel so real, but it is not.

Lyrica is said to stop new synapses from forming. Maybe that is why it takes so long to recover from.
Both ashwagandha and bacopa stimulates dendrites and axons to grow in the brain. So this could be of some help.

Ashwagandha
Bacopa monnieri

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There are many reliabel sources. And remember that there is always HOPE!

If it doesn't work we must ask Elon Musk for help

Take care and hang in there.

And sorry for my english, it is not my first language.

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Old 10-01-2017, 12:35 PM   #103
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Gosh my ego is a bit bruised...lots of views of this page, but no one posting. I hope if you have a similar story, you tell it here, even briefly. Reading posts from others who were suffering was some of the best recovery medicine I found (which is why sharing is the cornerstone of the 12 Step Movement). But even if you are just reading, I hope this thread helps you!
Thank you so much for doing this....Iíve not intentionally gotten off Lyrica but have missed just one dose at times and felt like HELL...extreme nausea, headache unlike anything Iíve ever had, and thatís only the beginning but those two were by far the worse! I have neuropathy in my toes but Iíve decided that is not enough to warrant putting up with the weight gain. Iím terrified about getting off the drug but Iíve read some really good things about both titration and things to do/take to help with the symptoms like Benedryl and sugary drinks. Iím a recovering alcoholic and hated the couple of times I had to withdraw off the alcohol but at least it only lasted a couple of days and I donít remember it being near as bad as the ONLY ONE DOSE I would miss and want to DIE! Ugh. If you have any other tips since your post in 2015, Iíd so appreciate hearing about it. I take 150 mg at night and tonight will be my first night weaning and I guess Iíll go down to 100 mg since the capsules I take are 50 mg a piece. If anyone has any other suggestions, PLEASE respond! Iím really scared and dreading this.

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Old 10-01-2017, 12:45 PM   #104
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[QUOTE=Gail59tx;1251475]Hi everyone, I'm new here, this is my first post. I'm currently on Lyrica, 300mg twice daily. I've been taking it for over eight years. Once or twice I couldn't get my refill in a timely manner and did I ever suffer. Here's the best way I can describe the feeling of being without it for just a few days. When taking it, it's as if a blanket covers your nerves, calming them almost like an anesthetic. Without it, my nerves suddenly awakened to a hyper sensitivity. Just the slightest breeze against my skin was very irritating. My nerves felt raw. Then there's the hot and cold flashes. Literally, one minute I'd be burning up then the next minute, I'd be freezing. Sometimes I was hot and cold at the same time, which was odd and frustrating. I would be extremely lethargic and could only eat one small meal a day. When feeling that bad, food was the least of my concerns. Lyrica withdrawal is hellish and obviously the drug reps failed to disclose this information to Doctors. Did they even mention the weight gain and swelling? Probably not. I wish I could go off of this medication but I don't know if that's possible. It really does help my fibromyalgia and nerve pain in my feet from failed surgeries. But I hate being Lyrica's slave. I've ordered some Kratom and am very hopeful that this will help my pain. If it's the miracle people say it is, I'm going to try reducing the Lyrica ever do slowly. It gives me hope that others here were able to stop eventually without too much agony. Glad to be here to share with you all.

Hello! Thank you for your post. Could you tell me if youíre having any success with the Kratom? Iím not familiar with it at all.

I so appreciate it!

Sincerely,

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Hi everyone, I'm new here, this is my first post. I'm currently on Lyrica, 300mg twice daily. I've been taking it for over eight years. Once or twice I couldn't get my refill in a timely manner and did I ever suffer. Here's the best way I can describe the feeling of being without it for just a few days. When taking it, it's as if a blanket covers your nerves, calming them almost like an anesthetic. Without it, my nerves suddenly awakened to a hyper sensitivity. Just the slightest breeze against my skin was very irritating. My nerves felt raw. Then there's the hot and cold flashes. Literally, one minute I'd be burning up then the next minute, I'd be freezing. Sometimes I was hot and cold at the same time, which was odd and frustrating. I would be extremely lethargic and could only eat one small meal a day. When feeling that bad, food was the least of my concerns. Lyrica withdrawal is hellish and obviously the drug reps failed to disclose this information to Doctors. Did they even mention the weight gain and swelling? Probably not. I wish I could go off of this medication but I don't know if that's possible. It really does help my fibromyalgia and nerve pain in my feet from failed surgeries. But I hate being Lyrica's slave. I've ordered some Kratom and am very hopeful that this will help my pain. If it's the miracle people say it is, I'm going to try reducing the Lyrica ever do slowly. It gives me hope that others here were able to stop eventually without too much agony. Glad to be here to share with you all.

Hello! Thank you for your post. Could you tell me if youíre having any success with the Kratom? Iím not familiar with it at all.

I so appreciate it!

Sincerely,

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I'm so sorry you are dealing with all the problems caused by Lyrica. Why a class action lawsuit hasn't been brought against the maker is beyond me. There is hope. Water titration was the answer for me, because I would become horribly sick when I was going through withdrawal. I literally ended my taper taking a tiny bit in water...it took quite a long time, but if I did it, you can too. Sending you positive vibes!
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