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Lyrica (Pregabalin) , excitalopram and colestiramine

Hi all,

Is anybody experience using above medication? if yes, could you please tell me how good or bad are they.

Thank you,

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hi i take pregabalin & find it makes quite a bit of difference along wtih tramadol & nortriptilyn,i still get flare ups etc but without it i was in total agony all day. x

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Hehe two bluebells next to each other.........must mean spring is on it's way......let's hope so :-)

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Hi there. I was prescribed Pregabalin by a locum GP some time ago. Various things were tried and when I retorted that they all knocked me for six and my pain was neuropathic he replied how clever I was and hence Lyrica. Must confess I didn't take it for long. This was before my Fibro diagnosis and if required in the future I'd give it a go. Escitalopram I know to be antidepressant, closely related to Citalopram. Unaware of the last drug, is it spelled correctly? I think efficacy of medication is a very individual thing (have worked in health and care all my adult life) so only you can really say what is beneficial to you.

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Hi sudu, I didn't get on with Pregabalin at all because of the side effects. I have however been on cipralex (excitalopram) for some years now and have found it very helpful. The other drug you mention is to do with lowering cholesterol, which fortunately I don't need. If you are having problems with any of these drugs, please speak to your doctor, we can only give our own experiences here, and your doctor is really the person who knows your history so that is important.

Wishing you the very best :-)

Foggy x

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thank you very much for all these reply. yes, when I checked in the internet it says gain weight as a side effect with Lyrica. I already have this problem before start it. So I am bit worried weather I will take it or not. Perhaps it connected to my stress coming from my husband, baby etc... I was a very active person and now not able to have a small woke with my son. I am still 37. How long I should go?

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Hi

Pregablin is a very good good pain medication

Unfortunately it's the side effects that are not so

Good weight gain, and it's hard to come off, but

It's very very good, so you have to weigh up what's

Best for you it's a very expensive drug and it's good

For fibro

Sorry I don't know about about the other medication

Viv x

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Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm still flaring away, but fighting hard :-)

Foggy x

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Hi sudu76

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you can be today? I have never taken any of the medications that you have listed. However, my wife has MS and she takes Pregabalin daily and it appears to benefit her. Although she has complained that she is gaining a bit of weight whilst using this medication.

I sincerely hope that you are getting the information that you require from all the posts that you are receiving?

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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thank u very n

much ken

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Hi, I was put on Lycria for one week but it didn'tt help with my pain The doctor uped the amount and the next day I got loud ringing in my ears. So Lyrica didnt work for me.

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once again thanks every one. all these informations are very helpful.

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I find Lyrica (pregablin) very help full be on it plus others for about 4 years- suits me sir xgins

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hi there i put on 3 stone in 6 mouths being on pregabalin i didnt find it done me much good but i know it has helped people, so you may want to try it but if you start to put on a lot of pounds on then i whould think about stopping them all the best dave

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I find them good to block nerve pain in neck x shoulder, but they do nothing for my arthritic pain sadly . Hope you get release from them xx

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I went on lyrica for two weeks on a high dose. It was horrible I couldn't get out of bed for 3 days I try to stay active . I came off for a while . However back on them again, but on lower dose to start, I think it effects people in different ways x

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