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bpcookie posted:
Hello Dahlings

My Gyno put me on Lyrica for my LSC pain. The prescription says to take twice a day as needed for pain. Well, I have pain 24 hours a day, so I need it every single day. So far I havent had to take my Hydrocodone because Lyrica does a much better job.

Have any of you taken Lyrica? How about on a daily basis? Can this be taken daily long term? I am experiencing side effects like feeling off balance, trouble concentrating and feeling like Im in a dream, will the side effects eventually stop after time?

Thanks peeps
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beej5 responded:
nope sorry. wished I could help.

IrwinsLady responded:
have a friend who is on it and yes the side effects do go away soon and it is meant for daily use. remember Lyrica was an anti-depressant too.
This is happening...just make peace with it.
IrwinsLady replied to IrwinsLady's response:
scratch the anti-depressant part lol but yes its use is for daily dosing.
This is happening...just make peace with it.
ddnos responded:
Lyrica is used to relieve pain from nerve damage. It's the first mediation approved for pain management of fybromyalgia. So I can see how it would help you - it's emphasized that you don't skip doses.

I hope they finanlly found something that works for you to take away the pain!

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bpcookie responded:
Thanks everyone. I absolutely love the med. Its amazing what one little pill can do. Now Im able to be on the computer, sit on the couch and go places, where as before I was a prisoner to my body. I cant say that its 100% percent perfect, but its good enough. Muahs to you all
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DolphinLuver61 responded:
I've taken Lycria for 2 yrs, and at first it worked fine for me, of course with all medications they may need to be adjusted over time or all together try a new one that helps. Currently I'm not on it, now I'm taking Hydrocodne, which takes the edge off, and other than that it's pain 24/7.

Side effects for me we dizziness, lightheaded, trouble concentrating, which after bringing it to my doctors attention the medication was adjusted,

I hope you feel better soon. Consult your doctor & perhaps see if an adjustment need to be made or trying something new.
bpcookie replied to DolphinLuver61's response:
Thanks DL61, I was using Hydro along with another pain med and I was so afraid that I would get addicted to it. Im so happy that I found something else that works. Thanks for all the info. Good luck to you and I hope your pain issue goes away.
I HATE being Bipolar. Its AWESOME!!!!
IrwinsLady replied to bpcookie's response:
im so glad it works for you!
This is happening...just make peace with it.
DolphinLuver61 replied to bpcookie's response:
Thank you Bp.. Have a nice Weekend! Hope you're not in much pain today..

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