Thursday, May 27, 2010

Is Lyrica the drug we have been led to believe it is?

I have questions.

Is Lyrica having the effects the pharmaceutical industry would like us to think?
Are the benefits worth the risks?
Are doctor's explaining the drug interactions?

I have questioned this from a personal standpoint. After a trial run, I experienced severe body wide swelling, to the point I could not use my hands or bear weight on my feet. My doctor never discussed the drug interactions with Lyrica and my pharmacist didn't pick it up because it was given to me as a sample. It has made me wonder how many others have found that the benefits do not outweigh the risks. Now there are scientists that are asking the same questions.

[Pregabalin for fibromyalgia -can we rely on the pharmaceutical industry?]

[Article in Norwegian]

Holtedahl R.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20489805

Lamb hugs, Celeste, RN, author


" One broken person to another, navigating through life with invisible illness, learning to turn tragic into triumph, and accepting that when despite doing everything right, there are just some days we do not prevail, and that's OK."

2 comments:

Wendy Burnett said...

Celeste,

I tried Lyrica as well, and although I didn't have any problems with interactions, it made me so woozy that I could barely walk. The first time I took it, I was "drunk" for 2 days (to the point that it was unsafe for me to even walk up and down the stairs, let alone try to drive.)

Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Chronic Myofascial Pain said...

Yes Wendy, many of us report these symtpoms too. I hope you found something better to help.
Lamb hugs, Celeste

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