Lyrica and Uc?

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   Posted 6/26/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My neurologist mentioned that after I have my epidural injections in my neck that I may have to go on Lyrica to help with the "in between" pain and to keep things "settled" in there.  Has anyone ever been on Lyrica <--this is the link to their website btw and has it ever affected your Uc symptoms?  He said it was similiar to Neurontin and Skelaxin but stronger.  I always get so hesitant about starting a new med - guess I'm gun shy.

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   Posted 6/27/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Red,
I've been on Lyrica for about 6 months and I have less body aches and pains since. I think as far as UC wise it made my bms slow down and dry up at first. It made me very sleepy at first but now I take it right before bed and I get a very refeshing sleep and feel energized by morning. I hope it gives you some relief!
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08,  Humira started 4/4/08, 6MP started 6/24/08

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