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Anyone on Lyrica?

Sep 15, 2016 5:01 AM

Hi all. Just a question for anyone that takes Lyrica. Do you break out into sweats even when it is really cold? Im trying to pinpoint where these sweats are coming from.

Sep 15, 2016 6:36 AM

I took Lyrica about 2 1/2 years ago. I don't remember sweating, but I do remember feeling terrible. They finally took me off when I went in for chest pain. I had very harsh side effects from it and it did not help me.

Sep 15, 2016 7:21 AM

I agree with CherGat. I was on lyrics for a while, but it did not agree with me. I am on Symgen now for about 6 months and I feel a lot better but still struggling with Fibro-fog.

Sep 15, 2016 7:30 AM

I've been taking cymbalta for a few months now and it helps my pain but causes serious nightsweats and breakouts for me. I never used to sweat at night!

Sep 15, 2016 7:39 AM

I was on Lyrica but it made me so sick and loopy I had to get off but it was not a side effect! I sweat all the time since I have had Fibromyalgia night sweats are the worst!! It can actually be a side effect of Fibromyalgia but not everyone experiences it! Maybe worth bringing it up with your doctor ? I know it's been very unpleasant for me. Any kind of exercise and I am instantly drenched same goes for nights. I have to get up and change my sheets and dry myself off! Terrible! I hope it's something you can resolve?! Good luck🙃

Sep 15, 2016 1:40 PM

Yes..i have been excessive sweating since I started lyrica it's so annoying.

Sep 15, 2016 4:11 PM

I am also on lyrica 120mgs twice a day. I also have night sweats but also sweat during the day when I do things to aggravate my CRPS. I've tried Gaba and it was so much worse than lyrica so I came off that and went back to lyrica. Everyone reacts differently to meds so it's almost a guessing game.

Sep 15, 2016 5:26 PM

I am also on lyrica 450 mg/ day. I have excessive sweating all the time! I could be watching TV and the sweat would poor!!!! I'm not an overly big girl although I did gain 50 lbs since taking lyrica. My dr.told me that it was most likely the meds........ Or s symptom of fibromyalgia,either way it truly sucks!!!! I cannot do anything.

Sep 16, 2016 5:38 PM

I've been on Lyrica for 9 months and in one way it's given me my life back BUT I have horrible night sweats, I can set my clock by them. I have it worse then even my menopause which ended 10 years ago. Thing is that I have less flare ups so I have installed a fan in my bedroom and I'm persisting with the Lyrica.

Sep 16, 2016 10:23 PM

Lyrica has helped lengthen the time that I am able to be up & walking unaided by about 10 -15 minutes. Then the screaming pain gets worse. We won't go into the sweaty details, grrr. My doc just prescribed Cymbalta for new dx fibromyalgia, so I take them both. And the pain keeps screaming thru my body. So many years of it. As my life narrows down to this house in this small town, sometimes I wonder.....everybody take care. I am thinking of you💕

Sep 16, 2016 10:33 PM

Silvrrry do u have pain sweats too? I have it and it's so embarrassing and painful. I'm also on both meds too and like u I have a little more mobility but I still need tromadol and Tylenol arthritis several times a day. But most times the only think that really helps is rest laying down. It's very debilitating.

Sep 16, 2016 10:37 PM

Yes, Newfibrogirl, I do. It is really quite awful. I have not really put it all together until recently I suppose it could be related to the meds, but I think it is the pain. Ilt is so bad when I am in public . Ugh.

Sep 17, 2016 8:07 AM

I agree. And I think at least for me it's both.. I was having pain sweats in the early stages of my illness ( I just didn't know what it was) but once I started the lyrica it was amplified. And certainly after I started the cymballta and my hormone treatment. I've been a soggy mess..

Sep 17, 2016 2:48 PM

Lyrica never worked for me. I had better luck with gabapentin.

Sep 17, 2016 6:59 PM

I tried it...Gave me bursitis in my hips...And now I'm stuck with it...Add it to the list...# fibrofighter

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