I've been taking Lyrica 150mg 3 times a day since around July or so. It has been part of the regimen for fighting pain. I also take Cymbalta, which the doctor had to go to bat for to get me 60mg x2/day; the Cymbalta is an anti-depressant, but works on top of Lyrica to enhance its neuropathy-fighting ability.
For the last month to 6 weeks I have been bloating up like you wouldn't believe. I've gained nearly 30 lbs in that timeframe.
Today, my podiatrist looks at my records and shows concern. My labs over the last year show a tendency toward Chronic Kidney Something, the next step of which is Kidney Failure.
Has anyone heard of such? If anyone here has information I would dearly love to hear it. My podiatrist thinks that I may have to drop the Lyrica - which kinda concerns me since it has been an important ingredient in the pain control regimen I'm on. But kidney failure scares me more.
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