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Lyrica?

thinking of Lyrica - any suggestions

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I like to think about enjoying sunsets while relaxing on a beach basking in the warmth, I'd suggest thinking about that :)

Anything is worth a try, there is no one size fits all so in my opinion everything is worth trying as it may be your solution. Best of luck.

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I have been fairly dismissive of lyrica as a treatment for my Rls but recently have noticed that if I forget my relatively small dose (75mg), I invariably have a very bad night. This leads me to suspect it is doing some good and I am thinking of increasing the dose (as well as of sunsets, beaches, relaxation and calm legs) as other meds are not cutting the mustard just now

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Please let us know how it goes if you increase your Lyrica dosage.

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Personally I myself wouldn’t recommend it, I ended up in hospital twice after really bad seizures (1 at work...a school) they put it down to the Lyrica and since coming off it I’ve been fine! But that’s just me, for some people it works! And it certainly didn’t do anything for my legs😕 good luck with either decision

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It has certainly helped me. Oxycontin alone gave me panic attacks but once I added lyrica ( actually the cheaper generic Pregabalin) the panic attacks stopped and the lyrica helped with sleep. There is a study in the New England journal of medicine that shows Lyrica is effective at treating RLS. If you do start on it, titrate the dose up slowly to minimise side efffects.

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It’s working for me at moment along with co-cocodomol slow iron and magnesium I take 50mg 3 times a day - no RSL in the day I no longer dread a car ride or a meal out with with my husband or friends. I do get some night time rsl but very mild and in the main can stop in bed and it goes off or have a brief walk to the loo!

Might be worth trying a low dose at the moment I’m glad I did fingers crossed it continues to work.

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I personally would not recommend Lýrica. For me it is a definite no no. I was on it for a few months with dreadful side effects. Because of these side effects I came off it cold turkey which I shouldn't have done. It is a powerful drug and I should have weaned off slowly. I am still suffering some withdrawal Six months on. The medical profession are now realizing just how addictive Lýrica is. I recommend a site called lyrica survivors (official). It may help you decide whether or not to take Lýrica. I accept that not everyone has these problems but an awful lot do.

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Tramadol 50mg 2pills 3 times a day.

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I have had wonderful results with a combination of Lyrica 100 mgs 3x a day and Tramadol 100 mgs 3 x a day.

It has taken about 3 months for the Lyrica to take full effect, but now I have had absolutely NO RLS in a month. Prior to that while my system/body was adjusting to the medication, I was having only mild symptoms.

The key I have found to success with this medication is consistently taking it at doses precisely 6.5 to 7 hours apart because it has a half life of 6.5 to 7 hours. I have had severe RLS and a horrible time regulating other medication prior to my Lyrica/Tramadol combo. Now I am living a normal life. Warning though, do not drink alcohol on Lyrica or Tramadol it will trigger an RLS episode.

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I have taken Lyrica for the past five years. It’s been a Godsend for me. No more daytime symptoms. And my evening symptoms are gone also. I can now ride in a car all day. The only downside for me is that it doesn’t help with sleep or with my rather severe middle of the night symptoms. Lyrica calms the central nervous system which is where RLS originates.

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I'm on Lyrica (Pregabilin) 75 mg in the morning and 75 mg at about 8pm along with .5 Ropinirole .At the moment it has definitely calmed down my RLS been on this combination for about 5-6 weeks so fingers crossed it will stay this way

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Hi Machviiii. Ive had RLS since childhood. About 2 years ago was prescribed Lyrica for a nerve injury in my back. The Lyrica did not change the RLS symptoms either for better or worse. Be aware of other side effects of the drug before you get a prescription. My thinking is clouded, my memory is slow and doughey and generally it is difficult to concentrate. In the last few weeks my hip was put back in place and Im able to lie on my tummy again and Im trying new exercises in that position to stretch the thigh muscles as I was beginning to become bowed over with pain. This seems to be helping a little in conjunction with watching foods and taking my salt + vinegar remedy. Everyone's body is put together differently, consider what you read and try what ever you think you can cope with. Good luck and God bless!

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