Nuropathy In Feet & Legs

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I was perscribed Lyrica and have been taking 225 MG twice a day. It works for me.

I believe there are horrid side affects if you decide that you no longer want to take it. I ran out and 3 days without. OMG I was so sick. But I would consider it a sudden stop vs a Taper

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    Hi it most certainly does sound like the result of a sudden stop,as this can cause all sorts of side effects as well as making the pain in your feet and legs appear worse. Did you want to come off these tablets, if so, go back to dr who will help you on a reduction level so that the side effects areless of a problem. Good luck.
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    You just stop a drug you have been taken the body is use it

    Every drug has side effects no matter what you take

    Always ask a doctor about stopping or taper off unless you want to be seriously sick

    Lidocaine patches cause no side effects only a tiny rash on the feet

    Order the meds before you run out then you be sick

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    My husband tried Gabapentin, Amitriptyline and then finally Lyrica.  None of them  helped very much, but he simply had to come off Lyrica because of dreadful side effects.  He was stumbling around and very off balance and basically couldn't think straight.  It took ages to get it out of his system and he had some terrible withdrawal symptoms that made him feel ill for months.  It is such a strong drug and you do have to come off it slowly.  Please don't just stop, you have to gradually cut it down.

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