Went from 600mg to 300 mg Lyrica Accident

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donnaeil
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   Posted 3/25/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Since I was so ill last week with an intestinal bug, I began forgetting my pain meds. In addition, I felt little or not pain for the most part for 10 days and pain is my usual reminder to dose up.

Now I have not been moving around much and have not gone swimming for 11 days so I do not know how long this vacation will last.

Anyway, I forgot to take my Lyrica a couple of times. then I decided to intentionally lower the dosage to 450 and see how I felt. I was okay. Oh, I have been taking 2 extra strength tylenol 3x per day for fever and maybe that reduced the pain, who knows.

Well, two days ago I noticed I had only take 300mg of Lyrica per day. So far, no increase in pain but, I am more sound and light sensitive. Ouch!

After reading about the problems others have had with Lyrica and my seeming not to I began to wonder. Could the Lyrica be contributing to the oedema (fluid retention). I know that not swimming has made this worse.

Well, I will start swimming tomorrow and see if Tylenol with less Lyrica works for me. It is so hard to not be sick but have a pain condition.

Who knows?

I am interested in having us discuss this.

Donnaeil

Jokat
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   Posted 3/25/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Lyrica makes you drowsy and contributes to the "Fog". When I quit Lyrica my fog lifted and I became more functional.

 

 


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donnaeil
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   Posted 3/25/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It contributes to drowsiness I can agree. Well, the swim test comes up soon. We will see if I survive it. lol

Thank you for telling me that your fog lifted. I have been very drowsy over the past year and never contributed it to the Lyrica.

I forgot to mention that I stopped taking the zanaflex also, another accident. However, I am willing to take it when needed as a muscle relaxer.

Donnaeil

Post Edited (donnaeil) : 3/25/2009 1:44:30 PM (GMT-6)


jewelrylady
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   Posted 3/25/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Donnaeil, Let's hope it was because of the Tylenol & being sick that helped you reduce the dosage with not too much withdrawal.  I will be interested to see how things go when you are back to swimming each day.  Wow, it would be nice if you just aren't going to have any withdrawal at all, not everyone reacts the same to drugs so we can hope, huh?  Take care, it sure sounds like that intestinal bug hit you hard.  It's always nice to be on the recovering side.  When you go swimming tomorrow take it easy & go slowly.  Swimming sounds like such fun, I don't have anyplace I can swim unless I drive to the next town & it is 18 miles away.  I think by the time I got there & got ready I would be done.  LOL!!!   Soft hugs going your way, Denise 

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety  Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11


donnaeil
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   Posted 3/25/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I tapered, it was not a drastic cut back so I avoided withdrawals. However, you are correct. I am still taking 300 mg for that very reason.

Donnaeil

Agmaar
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Donnaeil -
 
I know you've had a tough time with that virus and then haven't been able to exercise.  I keep looking for something cheery to say - like, wow, isn't it nice to finally have some bright sunny days.   But ....  It was snowing when we woke up this morning.  Went for my short walk and it's raining now.  How about you guys?  lol ... we have to get a change soon.
 
I just hate that noise sensitivity.  I'm not usually a grouchy person, but even normal sounds can be so grating and irritating.  I just hate that.
Rich
 
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donnaeil
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   Posted 3/25/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
The doctor gave me this little hat to place in the potty for a stool sample. Then I received little vials of preservative, 3, to put the stuff in. In addition, I got a big container to put IT in.

So, my body decided to get better immediately. That is positive news.

Donnaeil
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