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Weaning off Lyrica

Nov 17, 2017 8:10 PM

Been at this for over a year now. They say the slower, the better, but this feels like it is killing me some days. Not sure if any of you are going through this same thing. I was on 200mg daily for 15 years. It quit working for my fibro after the first five years. I tried to get off of it before but my doctor had my coming off of it in a two week time period. It was too much so I went back on it. Now I am finally down to 43mg daily and slowly decreasing. Along the way though has been extremely hard. It affects everything! Mood, muscles, brain function, I find it hard to form sentences on some days or I simply can’t get the word out without stuttering. Plus many other weird withdrawal symptoms. The nausea is horrendous as well. I hope if you are on this medication you simply take the time to research, research and more research.

Nov 17, 2017 8:41 PM

I’m 14 I’ve been on it since I was 8. I am also on 200mg for my crps but my doctor doesn’t want me to come off I used to be on 300mg a day but my parents and I didn’t like how much I was taking

Nov 18, 2017 11:27 PM

I’m so sorry to hear that sweetie. I have known many that have had troubles with this medication. It may work for some it just didn’t work for me.

Dec 05, 2017 11:51 AM

The one thing a hate about Lyica is that it make me very emotional. I could cry in the blink of an eye which doesn't look good on a big man.

Feb 04, 2018 5:20 AM

Sorry for everyone that is on IT because IT remindes on metadon,u cant guit,lifelong trestemt,
Read a artikle about neurontin and Lyrica thats exuses that is not controlled enough and to little Fact.
Now the doktoravhandling and neurologi SEE this that medisine is Harder to baconet of than coldturkie,an user said. IT works so i understand some have to hvave IT,i take some times but with weekend apart

Feb 10, 2018 4:52 PM

Hello everyone, I am new to this group and after reading these posts am now a little worried. I am currently on Lyrica dose is 450 mg. I was also on Cymbalta and that was terrible to get off, hoping this won’t be as bad :(

Feb 10, 2018 9:37 PM

Wow! I was on 300mg for only 2 years but coming off it was awful. I chose to drop it because while it dulled my nerve pain I couldn't function. I was an emotionless, highly confused, forgetful zombie. I actually lost my job coz I couldn't function at work.

I wish I had neen better warned about it, and I hope you have a smooth recovery!!

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