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Fed up with feeling tied

Can I ask why does the pregabalin make you tied and put weight on I have been on them for over a year and I am still sleepy

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Hi I have stopped taking pregabalin because of the side effects I gained a stone in weight and was so tired and bruised easily - I have tried different drugs all with servere side effects so I am now drug free (nearly 8 months) it's hard but works for me I changed my diet and I hardly get fatigue now use to nap everyday now I only nap about once every two weeks - good luck Neese. x

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Thanks for a reply I have distoneia my hands are tight and painfull they go tight and into a painfull I don't no what to do about my med I have to go and see a doctor again are you not on anything now

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I only take the odd sleeping tablet to catch up on sleep and the odd painkiller- I find for me I can just about cope with an healthy diet a happy outlook on life and I really keep on the move sitting in a chair gives me a lot of pain - I go aqua Monday Tuesday Wednesday and will start yoga soon I walk nearly an hour most days with little Finley (the schnoodle) I surround myself with very positive friends - I really only suffer if I don't pace myself or something happens where I get stressed I have taught myself over the past 6 years to deal with stress better -. Best of luck - I know some of us cannot manage without the drugs but it wasn't for me - I gained weight loss hair. Headaches sickness

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Hi neesey your a star, think it must take a strong person to do what you have done x

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hi tracey I went on pregabin, and after a couple of weeks went back to my doc to tell him I could hardly get out of bed, and he said stop taking them. l think they make you tired and put on weight because they slow your nervous system down.

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I was told that you can't just come of them u have to do slowly I am also on another tablet half of one called dicafinic which also does the same I am going to the hospital soon to discuss this

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well I was only on them for a few weeks so coming off was not to bad

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Can I ask you what was you on them for

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Yea I agree but it’s one of the only drugs that’s work Why don’t you cut it down during the day and take at night only that what my Docter advises me to do

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Hi that's what I am doing now as I could sleep all day the hospital are not always good , I had a good doc at the hospital last year but now I have to go to another hospital. Also I have got bruses on my legs for some reason .

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Hi Tracey , I too feel tired all the time. I've been on pregabalin , and tramadol, for about 7 years now, and to be honest I don't feel like they are helping much anymore, It's true, I think, that the longer you take all these meds, you eventually get immune to their painkilling properties, and are just left with all these side effects....tiredness, tinnitus, nausea. .etc , the list goes on. Not sure my weight gain is just because of the drugs though. what with not working , and being at home alone all day, the old munchy gremlins seem to visit quite a bit !!! I used to do linedancing twice a week, before the pain stopped the enjoyment of going. So like most of us, all we're left with is the flippin housework for exercise !! I don't know about you , but I haven't given in to taking any afternoon naps ,Yet ?!! take care luv Mandy xx

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Hi many thanks for your reply do you get pip for your condition I have bad pains in my fingers and they are really tight and hurt I was told that you can get addictive to them and I am as I can't sleep if I don't take them where about do you come from all I do is feel tied and the time.

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Yes they do but help me to relax

Good luck it’s all horrid

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Yes it dose but relaxa me it’s all horrid a lot to cope with it

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