Yes, those side effects will go away. At least mine did. And it works wonders especially for the burning pain. When do you take your meds? I take 100 at night and 75 through the day. The doc wants me on 100 in a.m. and 100 in the p.m. but it makes me so sleepy (which I love at night) but at work during the day I can't take it. So i take 75 in the mornings.
Hi Julie & Welcome,
I was on Lyrica for approx. 3 months and got off of them because of the weight gain. Most of the side effects did go away after a month.
My sister is on Lyrica and loves it. Any of her side effects have gone away and she swears that they have helped so much with her pain.
I think it just depends on the person. Hope you do well with them. Just give them a try and maybe the side effects will disapear real soon. Good luck!
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I would like to say thank you to everybody who responded to my post. I am headed to a rheumatologist in March (closest date, only one in town). I have been taking Lyrica for only a little over a week. I will wait and see if the problems go away.
I have to say I am depressed about this whole Fibro. thing. I can't help but feel like I will be on pain meds the rest of my life. I have a three year old and I feel like it's all about me now, and I can't get over the fact that I will never feel normal again. I want to be able to get down on the floor and up again with out a struggle, walk up steps without pain, work for a day and not come home totally exhaused and in pain.
The worst part is, I thought I had MS, and now it seems like this disorder is so much like it, but not it, and everybody I have talked to feels like, "oh just fibromyalgia". No one takes me seriously, or understands my pain.
I know what you mean about dealing with the fibro and raising a child. I have a two-year-old son. It's hard. It's hard enought to raise a child without health problems. I fear the day he realizes that he's stronger than me. Hopefully he will continue to be a good boy and help mommy out.
I spoke to my rheumy and he put me on skelaxin (sp?) which is a non-sedative muscle relaxer. He aslo put me on Rozerem which is a sleeping pill that is not addictive and is also non-sedative: it works by stimulating your production of melatonin.
We discussed how I'm afraid to be knocked out or "dopey" with meds while I'm responsible for a child's care. This was our solution. I've been on the meds two weeks now, and so far little results. Giving it time, though.