I ran them through the Drug Interaction checker and it said that patients taking both should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged central nervous system and respiratory depression. It also said you should avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until you know how these medications affect you. Of course, you should only take them at the same time if your doctor has prescribed them for you that way.
O.k., thank you.
I take both and have had zero problems other than sometimes they don't work and pain breaks through. My Dr. will not let me use narcotics during these "times" because he said they don't help, but they do so I just suffer through. Other than that I have had preety good luck with Lyrica and Tramadol. Stay away from Ultram it has Tylanol in it, bad for the liver.
By the way I'm a MAN with fibro, we are out there
Thank you, your answer was very helpful.
Ultram is Tramadol
Thank you for the information. I just recently started taking Lyrica and it isn't working for me (150 mg) per day. I am gaing 2-1/2 pounds per with with it will this ever taper off. 10 lbs in a month is a little depressing.
Weight gain is the most frequent complaint I hear from people taking Lyrica. I don't know whether that eventually tapers off or not, but I've had people tell me they've gained 30 lbs. and more from it – and they've had a lot of trouble getting the weight off after they stop taking it. If the Lyrica isn't helping your pain or other symptoms much, you might want to talk with your doctor about trying a different medication.