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The first time I took Lyrica I gained 40lbs.- started at 25mg-slept for 24hrs- had to increase until 450mg/da-before Drs decided ok to come off of as I always developed tolerance to it. It would help significantly w/my chronic nerve pain (I have RSD/CRPS- a chronic neurological pain dystrophy where you feel burning, crushing, flesh being torn off, stabbing, freezing, acid pain at all times)- pain is so overwhelming at times it is necessary to take a Lyrica for at least some relief. Especially now that it has spread to half of my body. Have had condition for 17mo-also virtually sedentary lifestyle as disabled)-this time taking w/Flexeril as ab/torso pain like being in transition labor or passing a kidney stone. This has cut down the sugar cravings a lot. The first time I took Lyrica I craved sugar non-stop. Still do at times since I am again on 300mg./day (started 50)-Dr will have me go on amp; off for life I was told-as tests show I have slight atrophy of one kidney, (I wonder if it is from high doses of Lyrica.) One Dr. told me he works w/people on Lyrica all day, amp; didn't know of even football players on as much as I was- actually wanting to increase again as I have break-thru pain and am constantly minimum level 7 pain all the times, even w/complete rest. Serious side-effects for me- but I can't tolerate other meds-tried many- so Lyrica does help for awhile. Side effects include gaining about 60lbs (from size 5-6 to12-14- don't care about size even though used to be anorexic-that should prove how painful RSD is that I am willingly taking a med that causes weight gain!) I didn't lose any weight coming off of Lyrica and all meds for months. I sometimes wonder if Lyrica both decreases and increases pain- by making my nervous system overwork to counteract the med- as pain is very intense right at time I need to take it again. (works for 8 hrs- then only for 6-then less so dr. increases)-also, fatique- blurred vision (also on Flexeril so ?), and irritability (which my family takes personally-my husband refuses to see or believe it is caused by the med(s) and chronic pain-even though I am a strong Christian.)-I am thankful for the partial break from the pain Lyrica can offer me. Hoping to find a natural way (for ex-Neuragen, a homeopathic expensive oil, gives a lot of relief while walking for a few minutes amp; claims to work for wks, even mos w/ continued use- without it RSD makes you feel like you are walking on hot coals, pin and needles and on your foot that feels stripped of skin). Prayer works best for me!Note re: withdrawl- coming down 50mg/wk. caused anxiety, restlessness, innability to sleep, migraines, etc.- one time I forgot to take meds for amp; suddenly felt like every cell was crawling- Notice pain so high w/ reducing, I can't seem to bear to be without Lyrica. (I also can't "find words to say" amp; can't remember anything! Don't know if due to Lyrica or my condition.)


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I am sorry to hear about your side effects. Have they gotten better?

Sorry to hear that this happened to you! Have you gotten better?

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