Is Lyrica a narcotic or non-narcotic medication?
Lyrica is not a narcotic. It is an anti-convulsant that basically works by calming the electrical signals (or pain signals) being sent from your nerves to your brain.
Here's a link to basic information about Lyrica: http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug-68370-73.html
Here is some other information about pain medications that you might find helpful:
Let’s Talk Pain Meds
What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds
Just wanted to say Thank You Karen Lee Richards, you once again have given great info!
And thank's for the link. I did not post this question, but as you can read above, I was/am curious about the medicine.
I have been recently prescribed this as well and this is a site I found. Hope it helps.
This is not a narcotic, however your body does get used to it..so when you stop taking it you have to wean off of it, not go cold turkey. I was taking the highest dose, for about 4 years when I went off it, it took about a month.