Reply To: Keep The Faith

October 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I still take 450mg of Lyrica a day. I would like at some point to begin reducing the dosage, with an eye toward getting off of it entirely. It does have side effects. I get some drowsiness, swelling of my extremities, weight gain, and memory loss. These side effects have lessened over the last three years. I am a little anxious about discontinuing the Lyrica because I was in such great pain before I began taking it.

I was lucky in that my grip strength remained normal throughout the course of my CIDP, as did the strength in my lower extremities. My main symptoms were numbness, tingling, and pain, especially in my lower legs and feet. So I can’t identify with Larry’s  brother’s recovery.