I have been battling chronic pain for the past 4 years. Through the years the type and dose of pain meds escalated. So much so that at one time I was even on Fentenyl patches, that's right, the same stuff that is prescribed to Cancer patients.
My wife and I realized that I was becoming a zombie and really I wasn't living anymore, I was merely existing. Well, after battling with the doctor I weaned myself off of the patch. I know take 75 mg of Lyrica. I also don't take it regularly because I don't want to my body to become adapt to it that it eventually loses it's influence or strength. I only take it when the pain becomes unbearable and then it only eases the pain.
Now as if the struggles with pain aren't enough I have recently began to experience frequent memory losses or loss of my concentration. I have even began to call things by different names that sound similar or have some familiarity to the wrong name that I'm calling it. My wife now realizes that when I say such idiotic things she immidiately trys to think of what it is that I'm really trying to say.
Do you think that perhaps due to the high doses of meds that this may have affected my memory. I also frequently lose where I was going in thought process.
Published On: November 28, 2007