18 months ago when desperate to find something to stop the worst pain I had ever incurred in my life after trying several other drugs I was given Pregabilin ( Lyrica )
At the time I was exstatic that something was their to help that crushing pain ,but little did I realise the inpact this so called wonder drug would have on my life .
Ok so you read the information sheet with the tablets and it says ,these may be some of the side effects incurred by taking this medication .
Firstly after just a week it was obvious it had started to play havoc with my daily toilet motions and this only got worse over the coming weeks . Also the next thing that struck me was just how tired and drowsy I was trying to do my daily tasks and work . At one point it knocked me out so bad I fell asleep on a bus twice and missed my stop and ended up miles from wear I needed to get off for my stop ,this happened on two occasions . But overall the biggest thing that has hit me was the weight gain ,and that has amounted to nearly 3 stone in just over a year .
Im sure many on this site have been given this drug and found the same problems I have ,but frankly like the saying goes I feel up the creek without a paddle and don't know wear to go with it all .
For several months now ive been taking 2x200mg a day 200mg in the morning and the same at night and after realising the problems I decided to see if I could get by on less and tried cutting the dosage to just 200mg daily . I had found this hell because once the dosage of the drug works its way from your system as a constant supply wich overlaps ,I started to feel really terrible with funny bouts in the morning and felt really jumpy and skittish and of course their was the enevitable periods wear the pain started to cme back in the lower jaw and chin area . Also from being not able to pass my motions daily at the toilet it was a the opposite with dioreah on a daily basis .
I tried this dropin the dosage for a couple of weeks but in the end I had to go back up because of the excruciating pain I was suffering .
Im sure many more on this site will have been in the same boat as myself .
Please shear your own stories here about Pregabalin and what were the PROS & CONS for you with taking this drug
Thanks so much