This is my first time talking to any support group. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 2 years ago, after seeing tons of doctors and told I was making all the pain up. I went to pain management where they pumped me full of pain meds to the point where I craved them when I wasn't in pain. The doctor that diagnosed me couldn't have cared less, never told me Lyrica or anything that would possibly help instead of mask my illness. Long story short, after I went through numerous doctors I found one in Seattle who introduced me to Lyrica. After the first dose my leg swelled up immediately, but after a few days it stopped. After a few weeks the side effects went away except for the drowsiness. A lot of my back pain went away, and I thought I was getting better. I had to move back because I started getting migranes all the time, sick after every meal even if I took 2 little bites, strange chills and hot flashes, horrible off and on constipation. I couldn't get any good sleep, my pain came back. I decided to see a doctor who believe in all natural approaches but has an ex surgeon background. He put me on Fibroplex, Fish oils, and another supplement which have helped SOO MUCH. but they only do so much. I have cut out all the narcotics the only prescription I take is the Lyrica. It puts me to sleep so I was able to stop taking my Ambien awhile back which was nice. That stuff would make me trip out, it was so scary! I just asked for my Lyrica so be upped because my pain was feeling worse plus my tailbone which I injured 6 years ago has never hurt me since the inury. All of a sudden a few months ago my leg started swelling whenever I tried walking on it and I couldn't sit one day because it felt like I was balancing on a hemroid or something strange. It has been this was for about 2 months now and I am at my ropes end. I never want to take an anti depressent but I can't take this anymore! I go to sleep praying I wont wake up sometimes it is horrible, but I don't deserve this. I used to be so healthy and now I am 19 and have lost everything. The swelling started before the lyrica increase but the last couple weeks I have put on 10 lbs and I usually weigh 105. I can't fit into any of my pants, I am consitpated everyday and I eat so healthy and work out daily. Is anyone else going through this? I saw a discussion on Lyrica in here and some people said it causes seizures but that is only if you try to just stop taking it. It is an anti seizure medication so you can't get seizures just from taking it, but definitely from cold turkying it. I've been thinking maybe I should stop? But I can't take one more second of pain, and everyday it seems as if there is a new pain or problem. HELP, PLEASE :( !
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