I am taking 150 mg 3 times a day. I do not deal with any sluggishness from this amount. I am also on Neurontin, Darvocet, Amitriptyline, Cymbalta and Valium. (I use lidocaine patches as well).
I have been on all these medications without bad side effects. Last week is when I started the cymbalta and the week before I started the lyrica.
The last few days I started experiencing heart racing and my pulse is high- but my blood pressure isn't.
I thought that these things must've come from the lyrica or the cymbalta. More likely the lyrica because I have been increasing that, and my cymbalta doseage has stayed the same.
It is hard sometimes to know what is happening from these meds (esp. when you are on so many) and what is happening from your disorder... I have reflex sympathetic dystrophy. The ant-seizure meds are for nerve pain and the anti-depressants for sleep, pain and migraines. I also take pain meds because I am in chronic severe pain.
I know the lyrica has helped me with numbness, tingling and allodynia.
Last edited by InHisHands; 05-10-2007 at 04:09 PM.