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Posted: 1/26/2006 9:34:30 AM EDT
http://www.lyrica.com

So I went to the doc with a pain complaint, suspecting an infection.

He prescribes Lyica by Pfizer.

I come home and perform due dilligence on the dope. The only reason I can think that this doctor prescribed this drug to me was that he is given incentives by Pfizer to write 'scripts. I don't have diabetes, I don't have shingles. Why would he prescibe this??

I figures what the hell, I'll give it a spin. I fill the prescription and take a dose according the directions provide. I was HIGH out of my mind for several hours before finally passing out. Not cool. But, I did not have any pain....

I think I'm going to have to flush the rest. I can't handle that ride.

Anyone else taking Lyrica?



Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:04:40 AM EDT
OK, there is a good chance you are correct, i.e. that a prescribed medication was influenced by a drug companies rep. It is a common issue.

The real question remains, is it appropriate.

You went in with pain, of unknown cause, and the doc gave you a medication.

There are two approaches to manage pain with drugs, mask it with narcotics, or non-narcotics, or attempt to prevent pain signal transmission and propagation from the source to the brain.

Lyrica is a newer drug in the latter group, and is used for assorted neurogenic pains, including that caused by the neuropathies of diabetes and others.

In any event, your doc felt that this was an appropriate choice, but if it is having unpleasant side effects, clearly, there might be better options for you.

First thought is to get a second opinion as to the source of the pain, and secongd thought is to try other drugs that are similar (neurontin etc.)

Go see a pain specialist or a neurologist if you are not getting anywhere.
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