Lyrica for migraines

wolfiewoman Community Member March 26, 2009
  • About one week ago, my general practitioner put me on Lyrica for my migraines.  After the first two days, it seems to be working.  I don't have any pain!!!!  Finally I may have found what works for me.  I was curious to know if anyone else has been prescribed Lyrica for management of their migraines?  Or if anyone has heard of such a thing.  Just curious and would appreciate any input on this subject.  Thanks very much!!!

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  • Alaskabrick
    Apr. 09, 2010

    I have been on Lyrica since 3/22/10.  I had the best 11 days in years!  No pain anywhere.  I have Hemiplegic Migraines and it has been great.  The past few days have been back to pain and more migraines am just hoping for a repeat of the previous days.  The doctor's have been trying new meds out for 2 years and this is the only one...

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    I have been on Lyrica since 3/22/10.  I had the best 11 days in years!  No pain anywhere.  I have Hemiplegic Migraines and it has been great.  The past few days have been back to pain and more migraines am just hoping for a repeat of the previous days.  The doctor's have been trying new meds out for 2 years and this is the only one that I have felt this good taking.  Works for me;-)

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    DarinM
    Jan. 21, 2010

    If you name a migraine medication, I have taken it. I finally found a pain management doctor that would try some alternates and physical therapy. I have had three things that reduced my almost daily migraines. Trigger point injections, massage and now LYRIKA! I can not believe the profound effect this medicine has had on my life. I dont hurt anymore! I know...

    RHMLucky777

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    If you name a migraine medication, I have taken it. I finally found a pain management doctor that would try some alternates and physical therapy. I have had three things that reduced my almost daily migraines. Trigger point injections, massage and now LYRIKA! I can not believe the profound effect this medicine has had on my life. I dont hurt anymore! I know think I have Fibro because on 150mg of Lyrika I reduced my intake of opiod pain medication by half! My butt doesn't hurt,my shoulder dont hurt, I can get out of bed in the morning without hobbling around for an hour to get loosen up, my shoulder dont hurt, I dont hurt!

    Its a miracle for me and I have been on it for one month.

    • Ruth
      Jan. 22, 2010

      Darin,

       

      It's great that Lyrica is working well fo you, but I have to take exception to your statement "If yu name a migraine medication, I have taken it."

       

      How about a friendly challenge here? Have you taken ALL of these?...

       

      5-HTP (Check carefully with doctor because of interactions with meds including triptans)

      acebutolol, aka Secral

      acetazolamide,...

      RHMLucky777

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      Darin,

       

      It's great that Lyrica is working well fo you, but I have to take exception to your statement "If yu name a migraine medication, I have taken it."

       

      How about a friendly challenge here? Have you taken ALL of these?...

       

      5-HTP (Check carefully with doctor because of interactions with meds including triptans)

      acebutolol, aka Secral

      acetazolamide, aka Diamox

      amitriptyline, aka Elavil (discontinued), Endep

      amlodipine, aka Norvasc

      amlodipine/benazepril, aka Lotrel (calcium channel blocker/ACE inhibitor

      amoxapine, aka Asendin

      amphetamine/dextroamphetamine, aka Adderall

      atenolol, aka Tenormin

      atomoxetine HCl, aka Strattera

      baclofen, aka Lioresal

      benazepril, aka Lotensin

      bepridil, aka Vascor

      betaxolol, aka Kerlone

      bisoprolol, aka Zebeta, Emconcor

      botulinum Toxin Type A, aka Botox

      bupropion, aka Wellbutrin, Zyban

      butterbur, aka Petadolex

      candesartan, aka Atacand

      captopril, aka Capoten

      carbamazepine, aka Tegretol

      cartelol, aka Cartrol

      carvedilol, aka Coreg

      celecoxib, aka Celebrex

      citalopram, aka Celexa

      clomipramine, aka, Anafranil

      clonazepam, Klonopin

      clonidine, aka Catapres

      clorazepate, aka Tranxene

      coenzyme Q10

      cyproheptadine, aka Periactin

      desipramine, aka Norpramin

      desvenlafaxine, aka Pristiq

      diltiazem, aka Cardizem, Tiazac, Cartia

      divalproex, aka Depakote

      divalproex, aka Depakote

      doxepin, aka Sinequan

      duloxetine hydrochloride, aka Cymbalta

      enalapril, aka Vasotec

      enalapril/felodipine, aka Lexxel (ACE inhibitor/calcium channel blocker)

      eprosartan, aka Teveten

      escitalopram oxalate, aka Lexapro

      esmolol, aka Brevibloc

      felodipine, aka Plendil

      feverfew (Should not be used by women who are or could become pregnant.)

      flunarizine, aka Sibelium (Canada)

      fluoxetine, aka Prozac

      fluvoxamine, aka Luvox

      fosinopril, aka Monopril

      gabapentin, aka Neurontin

      guanfacine, aka Tenex

      imipramine, aka Norfranil, Tofranil

      irbesartan, aka Avapro

      isradipine, aka DynaCirc

      labetalol, aka Normodyne, Trandate

      lacosamide, aka Vimpat

      lamotrigine, aka Lamictal

      lecithin

      levetiracetam, Keppra

      lisinopril, aka Zestril, Prinivil

      losartan, aka Cozaar

      magnesium

      melatonin

      methazolamide, aka Neptazane

      methylergonovine, aka Methergine

      methylphenidate, aka Concerta

      metoprolol, aka Lopressor

      mirtazepine, aka Remeron

      moexipril, aka Univasc

      montelukast, aka Singulair

      nadolol, aka Corgard

      nicardipine, aka Cardene

      nifedipine, aka Adalat, Procardia

      nimodipine, aka Nimotop

      nisoldipine, aka Sular

      nortriptyline, aka Pamelor, Aventyl

      olanzapine, aka Zyprexa

      olmesartan, aka Benicar

      oxcarbazepine, Trileptal

      paroxetine, aka Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva

      penbutololm aka Levatol

      perindopril, aka Aceon

      phenelzine, aka Nardil

      pindolol, aka Visken, Syn-Pindolol

      pizotifen, aka Sandomigran (UK)

      pregabalin, aka Lyrica

      propranolol, aka Inderal

      propranolol, aka Inderal

      protriptyline, aka Vivactil

      quetiapine, aka Seroquel

      quinapril, aka Accupril

      ramipril, aka Altace

      sertraline, aka Zoloft

      sotalol, aka Betapace

      telmisartan, aka Micardis

      tiagabine, aka Gabitril

      timolol, aka Blocadren

      timolol, aka Blocadren

      topiramate, aka Topamax

      topiramate, aka Topamax

      trandolapril, aka Mavik

      trandolapril/verapamil, aka Tarka (ACE inhibitor/calcium channel blocker)

      tranylcypromine, aka Parnate

      trazodone, aka Desyrel

      trimipramine, aka Surmontil

      valproate Sodium, aka Depacon

      valsartan, aka Diovan

      venlafaxine, aka Effexor, Effexor XR

      verapamil, aka Calan, Verelan, Isoptin

      vitamin B2

      zafirlukast, aka Accolate

      ziprasidone, aka Geodon

      zonisamide, aka Zonegran

      zyleuton, aka Zyflo

       

      I'm really not picking on you, but have to admit that it frustrates me to no end when poeple say they've "tried them all" or they've "tried everything." There are 114 medicatons on that list. No way you've tried them all.

       

      Oh, and by the way, that list is right here on this site. I copied it and put it in alphabetical order, but the original is at http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/medications-161082-5.html.

       

      Ruth

  • baby g
    Oct. 26, 2009

    I have suffered horribly for over 2 years now with migraines.....i have taken all kinds of meds the triptans? topamax, max alt -t, imitrex inderall,zanaflex, soma, lortab...on and on....but they recently prescribed me lyrica and it has stopped my recent migraine( it had lasted over 7 days at  that time and it finally went away!!!  im happy my doctor...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have suffered horribly for over 2 years now with migraines.....i have taken all kinds of meds the triptans? topamax, max alt -t, imitrex inderall,zanaflex, soma, lortab...on and on....but they recently prescribed me lyrica and it has stopped my recent migraine( it had lasted over 7 days at  that time and it finally went away!!!  im happy my doctor agreed to let me try this medication, it worked like nothing else ever has.  i feel normal and for 25yr old havent felt my age in sometime now b./c of the migraines...but i am back now.

  • leggsmalon
    May. 27, 2009

    my doc. put me on lyrica, i took it for about 2 months didnt do nothing for me nothing at all but i sure am glad you found somthing.

    • wolfiewoman
      May. 27, 2009

      I have been down the road of Migranol, Midrin, Zomig, Frova, Relpax, Imitrex, triptans, ergotomines....you name it....so far Lyrica has been working but we've had so much rain in the last month that my head has been throbbing.....I deal with it and move on....it really sucks that I have to make an appointment to get refills of my pain medicine!!!!  It's...

      RHMLucky777

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      I have been down the road of Migranol, Midrin, Zomig, Frova, Relpax, Imitrex, triptans, ergotomines....you name it....so far Lyrica has been working but we've had so much rain in the last month that my head has been throbbing.....I deal with it and move on....it really sucks that I have to make an appointment to get refills of my pain medicine!!!!  It's almost to that time of trying to find a Neurologist/Migraine Specialist since mine moved away last September.  Have you been able to find anything that works for prevention?

  • leggsmalon
    Mar. 28, 2009

    about one week ago my doc. put me on it i wake up in the morning and my arms and hands feel swollen and hurt half the day but i'm still taking it to see it it will work,i have tried alot in the last 20 years so i hope it will work.

    • wolfiewoman
      Mar. 29, 2009

      My biggest thing is that it makes me quite "loopy" when I take my morning dose, it probably wouldn't be so bad if I ate something, but it does keep the migraines at bay.  I have tried alot in the last 26 years, I've been dealing with migraines since I was 16.  I am up to trying anything at this point.

    • T. Marie B.
      Aug. 13, 2009

      I take my lyrica before I go to bed so I'm not so "loopy".  At first I was dizzy in the mornings from it.  After a month..the dizziness went away until we upped the meds again.  Then the dizziness returned.

       

      Lyrica worked for me for a while...but all of a sudden....not so much for the migraines.  Seems to be helping with my seizures...

      RHMLucky777

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      I take my lyrica before I go to bed so I'm not so "loopy".  At first I was dizzy in the mornings from it.  After a month..the dizziness went away until we upped the meds again.  Then the dizziness returned.

       

      Lyrica worked for me for a while...but all of a sudden....not so much for the migraines.  Seems to be helping with my seizures though.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Mar. 27, 2009

    Yes, Lyrica is being used for Migraine prevention. We have a few members in our fourm who are taking it with success.

     

    I wish you continued good luck.

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