Jump to content


Congrats to Margaret, Platinum Member with 1,000 posts and 10 Years of Forums Membership!


Photo

Lyrica


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Sam

Sam

    Gold Member

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

Posted 19 May 2008 - 04:30 AM

Well I'm finally taking it like I am supose to. And wow it is helping with muscle pain and some other pain. Except my neck pain is worse. I have been putting cold compress on it and heat. Plus using some herbal muscle cream on it. And its notr helping. I so do not want to see the pain doctor again. My spine feels like it not in line so I think I will call the chiro and hopefully that will do it for me.
Sam

#2 Sheryl

Sheryl

    Platinum Member

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

Posted 19 May 2008 - 08:23 AM

Hi Sam, I have been wondering how you were doing. I am happy to hear that the Lyrica is helping with your muscle pain. Bummer, that you are having neck pain. How is the shoulder? Is everything ok where your shoulder is concerned? I have never been to a chiropractor. I hope what ever treatment you get it will help with your neck pain. Let us know how your chiro appt. went.
Strength and Warmth,
Sheryl

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

#3 Sam

Sam

    Gold Member

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

Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:21 AM

Thanks Sheryl, it does help with some pain when I'm out of line that is what I call it. I can usually tell when its time to go in. Well take care, Sam
Sam

#4 kelowna52

kelowna52

    Silver Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 242 posts
  • Location:Washington

Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:09 AM

Hello Sam, I saw your post on Lyrica, and I just had to get back to you. I was wondering how long you have been on Lyrica. I have been on it for about 3 years now. Originally, my Neouro., put me on it for my Migraines, now they say it works for the body pain as well. I have been taking 150 mg. 2 to 3 times a day now. When I first started taking this med I thought it was a wonder drug. It helped my migraines almost instantly. I am finding now it helps sometimes, I guess, but I still have alot of pain. I get alot of pain in my neck and shoulder area as well. Do you feel your pain is in the muscles or joints? I find it is hard to tell sometimes. My rheumatologist said, In Scleroderma you don't get body pain all over. Do you get pain all over or just in certain areas? My Doctors here in Washington are uncertain if I have Scleroderma now. In California my rheumatologist, Gastro. and Gyno. all agreed that I have Scleroderma. So I don't know. I have had quite a bit of weight gain from the Lyrica as well. Thanks and take care.

Jackie S.

#5 Sam

Sam

    Gold Member

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

Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:51 AM

I'm been on it for two weeks now. So far so good. The drunkiness feeling is gone. YAY!! I can really tell a difference and hope it continues to stay. I have pain in my muscles and joints. I do have pain all over.. My slcero is very mild is what my Sclero doctor says. So to me that is a good thing, but I do have lots of pain in muscles and in my joints. I hardly have any skin tightening. I do have CRET out of CREST. Yes I heard you can gain weight with being on Lyrica, I just hope it doesn't with me. I'm trying to loose what I had gained while being on steriods last fall and winter. I do have lots of pain in my neck but I have a pinched nerve in my neck that triggered my left shoulder last summer to not be able to move right. I can move it now but not like it should.
Sam