Pregabalin

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I have been on this for 11 weeks now and it is helping ever so slightly. But I feel that my hands, feet, face and breasts swell. I don't know if it's the Pregabalin or not. Does anyone else get this? 

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    Hi,I were on it for 2.5 years had the same symptoms. I also take Oramorph and Paracetamol . Other symptoms were  dry mouth, dizzy, hot flushes,felling of being drunk, slurred speech. Mixed up words coming out, hallucinations, weight increased etc. Asked my dr to change the tablet as I were not happy on it. He refused, so I weaned myself off them slowly. I feel better now off them although i am still in lots of pain, and I lost 12lb and are still loosing. Good luck..Anne..
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    Exactly what are you taking this for? If its only slightly helping and the side effects are too troublesome, there may be other options.
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    Okay. It's Lyrica. Lol. Duh.

    Some people don't tolerate it well at all. It helped me but made me tired. Neurontin is what I take now. Side effects are far fewer and it actually gives me energy. 

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      I would. The two meds are so similar that you can only take one or the other. It's not necessarily meant for fibromyalgia but it is definitely an alternative. I have to add that I also watch my diet and take homeopathic medications that target the nerves. Along with valerian root tabs and chamomile tea, minerals and things like that. But even with all that, sometimes I wake up at night screaming. Hence, the Neurontin. It gives me good days which would not exist without it.

      On really bad days, I take a Valium before bed. But if you can stay away from that kind of stuff, it's best.

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    I have just had my pregabalin dosage increased by a lot, as I take many other medications I read the patient info leaflet in the packet, what you are describing are known side-effects of the drug, hope this helps.
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