augmentation with lyrica?

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James7
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augmentation with lyrica?

Postby James7 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:34 am

Maybe I did not understand augmentation but can you have augmentation with Lyrica? My doctor had me on low dosages and would up the dosage every three or four months by 50 mg until I began taking 300mg. When I jumped from 200 to 300 mg it helped for about 6 days. After that, it seemed my symptoms grew worse and worse and at times are unbearable. I am just wondering if you can augment with Lyrica? If not, what would you call my experience?

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Re: augmentation with lyrica?

Postby stjohnh » Sun May 19, 2019 3:15 am

Hi James,
Augmentation occurs often with dopamine agonists (Requip, pramipexole, Nupro). It occurs very frequently with Sinemet. It occurs rarely with Tramadol. Doesn't happen with Lyrica.

Sounds like your RLS is just getting worse. Have you had your iron (ferritin) level checked? What is the number of the result? Have you taken other meds in the past? Requip, pramipexole, Mirapex?
Blessings,
Holland

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Re: augmentation with lyrica?

Postby Polar Bear » Sun May 19, 2019 11:18 am

I have found Lyrica to be useful when used in combination with another medication, don't think it works so well as monotherapy.

I'd think that the Lyrica is just not sufficient on its own to control your symptoms even though you feel it worked for the first 6 days.
Are you taking the 300mg as one dose. Have you considered splitting it 2 x 150mg.
No augmentation with Lyrica.
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Re: augmentation with lyrica?

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon May 20, 2019 8:35 am

I found that when I took that class of drugs, that I had tolerance relatively quickly. A couple weeks, I needed more. A couple more weeks, I needed more. A couple more weeks...well, you get the picture. That was long ago for me. I stopped taking it after the third increase.
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Re: augmentation with lyrica?

Postby badnights » Wed May 22, 2019 5:05 pm

James, what were your symptoms like before the Lyrica? Have you ever taken anything else?
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