Jump to content


Do you want up to date information about Scleroderma? Check out our Medical pages at www.sclero.org for all your Scleroderma questions!


Photo

I was finally approved for Lyrica


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Sam

Sam

    Gold Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 640 posts
  • Location:Delta, Ohio

Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:18 AM

Well My rheumatologist wrote a script for this two weeks ago and I finally was able to get it on Thursday. I'm to take one pill two times day for 3 weeks. Then if toloerated take two pills twice a day. Well at first I only took it at night but today I am going to take it one pill twice a day I wanted to see how I would react to it. Many side effects. And he has to keep a close eye on me anyways because of my legs are swollen. I see him on Thursday to go over my blood work and urine test. I had my Echo done last Wednesday and I won't have the PFT done until July, I really think he will have it done sooner. That is how he is. Well I will update. Sam
Sam

#2 Sweet

Sweet

    Platinum Member

  • ISN Support Specialists
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,890 posts

Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:40 AM

Oh Yeah!!!



I really hope that over time you see a marked improvement!
Warm and gentle hugs,

Pamela
ISN Support Specialist
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

#3 Sheryl

Sheryl

    Platinum Member

  • ISN Support Specialists
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,029 posts
  • Location:Brooklyn, Michigan

Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:40 AM

Sam, I am so happy you were able to start the Lyrica finally. Sometimes these insurance companies sure give us the run around and plenty to worry about. As if we don't already have enough worries. Thanks for keeping us informed. I sure hope it helps with the swelling and pain you have been induring. You need a break. Don't we all at times. I sure hope it works wonders for you.
Strength and Warmth,
Sheryl

Sheryl Doom
ISN Support Specialist
(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

#4 truman

truman

    Gold Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 625 posts
  • Location:NJ

Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:48 AM

Just remember Sam, you have to take it consistently, not hit or miss. You don't just take it when you have pain, it has to be consistent to be effective. B)

Linda
Tru

It is what it is...........

#5 Snowbird

Snowbird

    Platinum Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,008 posts
  • Location:Canada

Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:04 AM

I hope it works for you Sam!
Sending good wishes your way!

#6 JohnLCanuck

JohnLCanuck

    Bronze Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 17 posts
  • Location:Surrey, B.C., Canada

Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:47 AM

Hi Sam:

So glad you got some lyrica. I hope it relieves the pain. When I saw your question recently about lyrica, I looked up my pain meds. I had both lyrica & gabapentin just over 2 years ago when I had open - raw skin, ulcers on 3 fingers & both thumbs. These pills both take a while to kick in, take effect, and you have to keep taking them to get the full results. I really hope they work for you & provide some relief.
John L

#7 Sam

Sam

    Gold Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 640 posts
  • Location:Delta, Ohio

Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:18 AM

Thanks everyone I am glad they approved it I can tell some what of a difference it makes. I only been taking it at night. Right now I can't take it during the day I am having some family things going on and I need to be able to drive right now. So when things slows down I am going to start taking it like I am suppose to. I do see the rheumatologist on Thursday and will let him know how I am taking it right now. Take care and thank you Sam
Sam

#8 Vicki

Vicki

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:59 AM

Hi Sam,

I have been taking lyrica about two months. So far, I have not noticed a change in my pain, but I will continue with it until I go back to my doctor. I hope it will work for you Sam. Keep us posted. I would like to know what type of pain medicines or pain techniques work for others here online.

Thanks,

Vicki