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Lyrica

Started by trudyann on 03/31/2016 3:00pm

Hey guys, new to the sight. Have had severe pain in left leg for 6 months. My doctor informed me today that I can have multi level fusion surgery or live with the pain :( He also prescribed lyrica today. I have a lot of bad things about this drug. If anyone out there can help me I would appreciate it. I am seriously thinking about having the surgery and not taking lyrica for the pain. I have had epidurals, chipopratic and acupuncture.

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I have taken Lyrica for about 10 years and it has really helped with nerve pain. I have not had trouble with it as my Dr. told me to increase the dose only 25 mg per week. Early on, that was too much one week and I felt spacy. so I had to reduce the dose and wait another week.

Three weeks ago I had a partial laminectomy of L3 to L5 with no fusion. that took almost all my leg pain away.

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