Has Anyone Else Ever Had A Problem Going Off Lyrica? My doctor wants me to get off Lyrica and so do I, but every time I try I get every side effect they list. Suicidal thoughts, swelling of the hands and face, blisters on the face and I can't remember the rest, but when I went through them recently I had nearly every one. They said 1 in 500 ppeople would have these. well guess what, I'm that one! We've tried to gradually get me off twice now but every time I get to the last few low doses the horrible strong suicidal thoughts come back with anxiety so bad. What am I going to do???
Good for you for making it. Wa-hoo! I don't consider myself weak, but girl I'm having so many problems with my health right mow and constant pain besides. I could strangle my Dr. for ever putting me on this stuff! My reaction to trying to go off this drug scares me to death. Never experienced anything like it. I just sat there and rocked and cryed and would have done most anything ti just die and get it over with. I've thought about suicide from time to time in my life, but never really serious. I don't want to die but with this drug I seriously do.I wish I had checked the side effects right away when I first went on it but dumb me didn't until I was hooked! I'm proud of you for making it. I don't know what I'm going to do. I've gone the route you did cutting back slowly, but when I was just about at a place where I could quit was when the suicdal thoughts came in. Sounds like a mental problem but believe me it is not.
I'm suffering insomnia, very blurry vision, general flu like symptoms, lack of energy, confusion, imbalance which I think are all part of the withdrawal sysptoms becuse I am droppng right now from 600mg/day to 125. This is what my neurologist told me to do. Hope he knows what he's doing.
That is way too much of a drop. You will get very sick. I have been taking the same strength as you for years. I ran out for several days and just about died. Did I get sick
I take 4 white 120 pills per day. He said to drop one for two weeks, then do it again, and so on
I leveled off at 2 - 75's at night. I have such a problem with my feet at night, but being dizzy all day isn't the best either.
Hope all goes well for you.