Most would roll eyes but not me I was brought up in a household who beileived in the "Whit" side. I was brought up with phyic healing, cards , astral travel the works. I am not actively involved in anything though it takes to much energy but in some instances pills can awaken things in your dreams. Back to the real world I am unbale to meditate but I do self hypnosis unfortuately with fibro one must be very practical to get through it. I have trouble with self hypnosis but it does help to relax me. I have been in houses that have made my hair stand on end. YOurs sounds fabulously interesting. suez2
So what I am gathering is Lyrica is one of those drugs that works differently with different people, as most drugs that alter brain chemicals and/or nerve function. It still boggles me how it causes weight gain other than it seems to cause a craving response of some sort...so I am drinking even more water (probably what my body wants anyway) and being very attentive to what I eat. Tonight I put way too much food on my plate. I couldn't even eat it all, but I must have thought I could! I did stop before I got too full, as I was paying attention to my body's signals, thankfully.
I also worry about injuring myself without knowing it when on any strong pain med. I guess that is a hazard one must watch for.
I would be truly surprised if even the chemists that came up with Lyrica really understand it's function. Just knowing it works is what counts in the drug industry!
I have noticed every day is a new adventure with Lyrica. I still get odd stretches where I feel a bit woozy, not nauseous, but slightly drunk. Went out at lunch and driving was a challenge; hard to focus (did not take it before my hour morning commute knowing it would be too much of a challenge). Then I have stretches where things seem "normal". I do like the pain relief, it really works for me, yet I have not decided I am willing to live with the strangeness I feel. I cannot take any SSRIs, and maybe Lyrica is too close to that type of med. SSRI's just really "weird out" my brain!
I have been on Lyrica since last November - Doesn'tdo a whole lot unless I go past 100mg a day then it seems to literally "lock up" my brain! Takes the edgeoff pain at 75mg a day but does not stop it.
Lucy-I had the very same thought...if I am more sensitive to stimulus due to Fibro (or as a symptom-whichever) then I ought to be more sensitive to "other dimensions" as I call it. Sometimes it seems so, but other times the fog takes over.
Funny, when I was a kid my Mom called the princess and the pea...one single crumb or piece of dirt in my bed was so irritating I could not sleep! I used to think the sensitivity thing was just how I was, now I hear it as a "symptom" of Fibro. I use quotes becuase I am not sure it is a symptom or a cause.
Anyway, I am now on the higher dose, since Friday, and it's taking some getting used to. Even typing right now is difficult. I feel like I have to retrain so many things that were automatic. No weight gain yet. Still on the fence as to how much it really is helping. Most times it seems it is, I even "forget" to take Ultram sometimes. But not always, and I still am having serious flares, especially when stressed.