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    Hi all. There is not much info out there about using Lyrica for withdrawal. For me it helps a lot. For one i dont get restless legs, or the kicking you know what i mean. It also helps keeping me calm. I dont get to many hot and cold flashes. hs anyone had the same experence? Lets talk about it. I really think this is a great aid to withdrawal!
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    Nope, but I've read other posts that claim that Lyrica is a magical, magical drug for wds...

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    yeah it just so happens that fibromylagia shares some symptoms with opiate withdrawl, since most meds just treat symptoms it helps with withdrawing. restless leg irritated the hell out of me. no medication gives an easy transition for your brain, but depending on what symptoms are most severe for you, you may find some over the counter stuff helpful. ive seen a couple people mention calcium and magnesium for restless legs. ive heard of multiple people taking melatonin (when you dont have enough melatonin, your body wont sleep). aleve helped my muscle aches. nevertheless, like i said on angelofdeaths thread, my oxy dude tapered down to 80mg a day then took lyrica for a week to help him with restlessness and getting to sleep. i dont even know how one would go about getting lyrica which is why i promote basic vitamins and NSAIDS for muscle issues. But if your not getting bad withdrawl and your not taking pain killers, GO WITH IT. The FDA says people can abuse lyrica but in my buddys case, he was givin 120 of them because the dude who was prescribed lyrica didnt like it. then after my buddy quit for a week, he gave about 100 of them back to the guy. i may be ignorant but it seems like you may be on to something

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    If I'm not mistaken, and I probably am, Lyrica is Nuerontin, right? Doesn't it sort of act like Tramadol in as much that it binds to the opiate receptors and that's what helps with the withdrawal.

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    even the people at lyrica will tell you they dont know everything about how it works. but from what i gather lyrica is related to tramadol and lyrica is a more effective medication for people who need neurotonin, and it does affect central nervous system, but lyrica is not active at opiate receptors. it is believed that it binds to a protien in the nerves that leads to decrased sensitivity. BUT lyrica is not a synthetic endorphin, oxycontin is, therefore your body will start to remake endorphins in absence of the synthetic ones you put in it. so even while you are taking lyrica, you will chemically heal from opiates. just dont get hooked on lyrica, that would be so lame

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    For me the sithdrawls pass but I am left with myself an addict. wich I nneed to treat through cahsin my recovery. It always me that got me using again. the stuff inside my head is what drives me nuts. but a program is helping me. TOday iam not in active addiction and I am grateful for that.

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    the stuff inside my head is what drives me nuts.
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    well i know how it works for normal people. They say it works by binding to the calcium ion channel, which slows down your nerves ability to comunicate. the nerve head, the "gangleon" speaks to the nerve next in line through electrical signals. this stuff slows that down. And no it is not neurotin, it is Pregabatin. It is neurotins much stronger cousin. Thanks all
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    Lyrica is not related to Tramadol, For a fact! I was perscribed Lyrica for facial virus that attacks the nerve endings. The doctor said hey here is some It was not on my plan or in house. Damn Hmo. Any who, I just happened to be going to mexico. You can just buy it on the shelf along with Temgesic, which is bup in little .2 sub lingual pills. those where expensive and i had to go to like ten pharms to get it. imagine me running around to all the pharms on foot trying to find a place that not only had it but would sell it to me. most said i needed a script, but that is false. Good Day All
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    So I'm reading this post about Lyrica. I have never heard of this stuff at all. Sounds like it must really help with the W/D's. But what kind of medication is it. Is it for w/d's or is it made to treat something else. Is it addicting? Can someone get withdrawals from quitting Lyrica? Can it be used for pain issues? I have the problem of back and knee issues that can sometimes cause great pain but since I'm an addict I get addicted to the pain meds and end up taking too much all the time whether or not I'm in pain that day or not. If this Lyrica has the ability to help pain is it a good alternative to narcotic pain meds? Is it something I might want to look into to control my pain or is it just another addicting substitute for a different addicting medication? I wish someday they will find an opiate substitue to help recovery from addicting medications without it also being an addicting medication. Seems to me once someone gets addicted to opiates all the answers to the problem just bring different problems. I guess since i am on the subject of pain issues does anyone know of a non-narcotic pain reliever other then tramadol(which sucks)that has the ability to help pain without the addiction facter?

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    hey dave, it depends where your pain is and what the pain is derrived from. The lyrica/neurontin is for eleptic seizures, and helps stop the brains transmition of pain. There are other meds like NSAID, (anti inflamatories) like Mobic that help by decreasing the swelling around the site. some folks have good results with flexeril/soma, etc...they are muscle relaxers as you know and will decrease the muscle sensations, but have been know to be abused . cortizone injections help me at the site of the joint/disk inflamed/impinged. Find where your pain is coming from (the primary site) and a good PM guy can work with you to alleviate your pain w/o opiates....

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    Lyrica works well for withdrawal. I started this post to share my experance with it for this reason. Lyrica is non-narcotic. Some people have reported withdrawal issues from Lyrica, however there is some conflicting info out there. It seams that it is dose related. If you take a large amount for a long time, say longer than 3 months and at 300+ mg you could have an issue, most do not. It has been suggested that lyrica may have some off list value. It seams to have an effect on anxiety, which seams to be where most of the concern comes from with any withdrawal issues. Lyrica was developed to help folks with sezures. It also greatly helps with nerve pain. It was aproved for post herpetic nuralgia (intense pain after shingles)As for helping with pain in the back, it may help, but mostly if the pain comes from pinched nerve, or other non muscle pain. As for the knee, who knows. Ask you doctor if it is right for you. It is kinda expensive but for some it is a life saver. once again Lyrica is not tramadol and is in no way a narcotic. good luck
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