Actually as someone who is in pain and wants off all of pain meds, when I ask about
Lyrica the doctors freak out like I'm asking for Cocaine or something very illegal. It really frustrates me, I've tried Neurontin but it had too many side effects, and I've heard through friends that Lyrica worked much better, but yet for some odd reason their must be a warning on that drug somewhere that says "please dont prescribe to Carmen". And I have done some research on Lyrica and eventhough it is a scheaduled drug, it's not as addicting as narcotics. See, for me, I wanted off of pain meds that's why I'm on Suboxone, and I cant take most NSAIDs cause they cause severe heartburn, which I can take Ibprofen but only once in a great while or the heartburn sets in, this includes prescribed NSAIDS, and Tylenol makes me vomit like crazy so thats off limits. And I'm already taking Cymbalta which isnt helping a whole lot, so that leaves Lyrica. Unless I'm missing something else, which in that case please please let me know, I'm SOL. And just so you know, I see a very wonderful addiction specialist that is also a family doctor (but not my regualur doctor, I just see and pay him for the Suboxone program), and he wont help me a great deal when it comes to pain, basically told me to seek out counciling, which I've tried and hasnt helped. Well enough of me rambling on, have a great day.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds