Question regarding Lyrica and pregnancy

    • Anonymous
      June 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      Hey everybody! A quick question regarding [B]Lyrica[/B]; I have been on it for a few years now for my GBS. Currently I am trying to taper off because my wife and I would like to have our second child fairly soon (our beautiful daughter Emily is now 4 and a half years old). I am tapering down because I have read that for men planning fathering a child, Lyrica can cause low birth weight, and possibly other complications. I also read that you should be off it for about 6 months before you try to conceive.

      Has anybody else been explicitly told this by their doctors? There isn’t too much information regarding this in the pamphlet thing the pharmacy gives out. I am going to ask my neurologist, too, but because sometimes information can often differ from doctor to doctor, (for instance, one doctor I know SWORE to me that there were no withdrawal symptoms for Lyrica…yeah, right!) I’d like to know if any of you have been told anything regarding Lyrica & getting pregnant?

      Bill C.