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Changing from gabapentin to lyrica

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5 years 6 months ago #12953 by grappers
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Braddo I have been trialled on both, gabapentin brought on side effects quicker and more severe than Lyrica, but in the end both did not agree with me, good part is Lyrica is prescribed at lower doses which is why it seems more tolerable with less side effects. We are all different and react in different ways to medication, so don't take what you heard as gospel, if our forum was back to normal there has been a lot of talk on how people differ on medication, if you have tolerated the gabapentin well you should have no problems on lyrica, but talk it through with your GP if still have any concerns.

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5 years 6 months ago #13855 by braddo1972
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Don I'm am pleased to say the lyrica is AWSOME . after two days I am compleatly pain free . It is a miricle never thought I would be saying this. I can almost run.

life can be cruel I will get up an win.facet
joint deseise , bulging discs , mechanical pain neuropathic .

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5 years 6 months ago #13870 by titan55
titan55 replied the topic: Changing from gabapentin to lyrica
great news braddo.i am on gabbepentin and my pain specialist doctor said it will be a long while before he can change me over to lyrica because every patient at the pain clinic wants to swap and it will take time.i can't wait.glad it is helping you.it means there is hope for the rest of us.

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5 years 6 months ago #13879 by braddo1972
braddo1972 replied the topic: Changing from gabapentin to lyrica
Yes so stupid me went and over done it and set back
doh if they chop my legs off they wouldn't hurt. lol

life can be cruel I will get up an win.facet
joint deseise , bulging discs , mechanical pain neuropathic .

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5 years 6 months ago - 5 years 6 months ago #13881 by Mary
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Hi Braddo,

It is SO easy to do that isn't it? We have a really good day and just go like a steam train and pay the price. Take note - you will recover. When I first used to do that (still do sometimes) I would work myself up into a state and think it was going to last forever. I am sure that i prolonged some of those early setbacks.

Be kind to yourself on the weekend if you can and you will probably be back to "normal for you" in a day or two :)

Mary

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5 years 6 months ago #13890 by braddo1972
braddo1972 replied the topic: Changing from gabapentin to lyrica
:ohmy: I can't decide 3 x 75 mg is a bit to much 2x 75 is to little as I'm using free sample packs from my doc and he only has 75mg lyrica sample's. trying to have enough untill march.

life can be cruel I will get up an win.facet
joint deseise , bulging discs , mechanical pain neuropathic .

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