How Much Lyrica Do You Take?

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Mominmich2
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   Posted 11/30/2008 3:52 AM (GMT -6)   
What is your doseage on Lyrica? I was just wondering, I am on 450mg/day & not getting the relief I was expecting.
Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Pelvic adhesions, IBS, Asthma, Anxiety, Slipped discs, Irritable bladder, High Blood Pressure, and GERD. 
 
Lyrica 150mg (3X a day), Ambien 10mg, Tramadol ER 300mg, Aspirin 325mg (as needed for headaches), still in pain.


QTKaren
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   Posted 11/30/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mom,

I am on 600 mg @ day and you can easily go up tp that 600. Now for me I could go even higher and my doc said it maxes out at 900 mg @ day butu most insurance companies won't pay for you to go higher then 600 like mine. I did have quite a bit of relief for a long time going to the 600 but for me nothing will ever compare to those 1st few weeks on the lyrica,that was the best it will ever get.

Karen
Karen
 
Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
 
Fibromyalgia,IBS,Stroke x2,endometriosis,Diabetes type 2,neuropathic pain,nerve damage due to tailbone removel,nerve damage due to fractured back,deppresion,high blood pressure,severe nausea,atrophy,chronic pain,nerve damage due to botched bladder surgery,torn hip joint,hypoglycymic
 
Norco(double strength vicodin) 80 to 100 mg @ day
Ms Contin(morphine) 45 mg @ day,Lyrica 600mg @ day
 
 
 


K9
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   Posted 11/30/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on 450 mg per day and it works quite well for me. I used to get horribly debilitating headaches, and now I just get sort of all-over bodyaches starting around 2 pm every day. I tried 600 mg but I wondered if it made me sleepy and sort of "druggy". I dunno. I was also experimenting with Tramacet at the same time, so we'll see.
I have Fibromyalgia, but nothing else!

I take Lyrica 150mg b.i.d.
Tramacet 75 mg for breakthrough pain

Tried amitryptelene 2.5 mg but it made me a zombie!


jhawkfan
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   Posted 11/30/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi All,

I just began Lyrica after being on Cymbalta for 4 months. It just stopped working when the weather changed. I am taking 325 mg per day and I am getting some relief, but still finding I have some aches and pains, but it is tolerable.I just started lyrica last Tuesday, and I am feeling rather loopy. It makes me tired and sooooooo thirsty. I drink a ton of water anyway, but with this lyrica, I have to be drinking water all the time! I am also taking a muscle relaxer with the lyrica and it helps control the spasms. I had no idea you could take 900 mg of this stuff. Geez, I can't imagine what I would be like then!! I am hoping I get used to it within the next couple weeks. I hope you get the rlief you need soon, Mominmich.      


Gentle Hugs,
Sheri
 
Fibromyalgia,Epilepsy,RLS,DDD
 
Lyrica,Tramadol,Gabapentin,AmbienCR,Zonagran,Phenobarbital,Mirapex,Dextromethopan, Flexeril
Fish oil, Vitamin E, Baby ASA, Multi-Vitamin,Malic Acid/magnesium,
 
 
  
 
 


hopegirl
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   Posted 12/1/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Hi,
 
I am taking 400 mgs of Lyrica and I've been feeling the last couple of weeks, (not sure if its the weather change or what) that I need my dosage upped. I'm getting ready to call my rheumy and see what she says. I take 200 in the am and 200 in the pm and its just really starting to not give good relieve which then means I have to take more percocets. She gave me darvacet, that does absolutly nothing for my pain.
 
For those who take it, how often during the day do take it?
 
 
Monica
 
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 


RedDiane
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   Posted 12/1/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I started lyrica over a year ago. I gradually went up to 450 mg. but it didn't seem to improve anything except my sleep. Due to the cost and the weight gain, I cut back to 100 mg. at bedtime. This seems to work as well as the higher dose. Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea


Leeriesan
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   Posted 12/2/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm on 250mg of lyrica - they were going to raise it but I had a lot of trouble adjusting to the side effects so they didn't want to give me any more just yet. I think they might still raise it, but I hope they don't.
~~Asthma, Reactive Airway Disease, Allergies (to nature), Fibromyalgia, Kidney Reflux Disease, Chronic Migraines (docs currently working on those), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, and a few others that remain undiagnosed because I don't feel like being on anymore medication than I am already on. ~~

~~ Allergra, Singulair, Topamax 50mg 2x/day, Frova, LoestrinFe, Cymbalta 90 mg, Lyrica 50mg 5x/day, Flonase, Albuterol inhaler and nebulizer, Amrix, and a daily dose of chocolate ~~

~~ I'm 21 and trying to be optimistic~~


Corinne44
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   Posted 12/6/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on it for one day and got so sick. Not taking any meds right now.

K9
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   Posted 12/6/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I almost threw up when I took two 75 mg capsules together, rather than starting with just one. But one was fine, and after a couple of weeks of one in the a.m. and one in the p.m., I increased it to two in the p.m. but didn't feel sick.

If you want to try it again, perhaps ask your dr. for an anti-emetic medication until you get used to it?
I have Fibromyalgia, but nothing else!

I take Lyrica 150mg b.i.d.
Tramacet 75 mg for breakthrough pain

Tried amitryptelene 2.5 mg but it made me a zombie!

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