Looking for any info on actual side effects of Lyrica.
I was taking 300mg 2x a day for past 18 months. No side effects. Worked great.
I had an episode at work this week where I felt like I was heavily drugged for about 90 mins. I had a very hard time with conversation, had elevated heart-rate, very dizzy. Difficulty walking, could not perform simple tasks etc. I went to ER at the 90 min mark. They took me right in as they thought I was having a TIA or mini-stroke.
They did a Cat-scan, X-ray, Carotid ultrasound, MRI w and w/o contrast, Checked all vitals every 4 hours (BP, heart rate, O2, sugars,) took blood, EKG, echo-cardiogram, met with speech, physical and occupational therapists. the whole deal. Couldn't find anything.
I had done nothing out of the ordinary (eating, drinking, sleeping, activity etc.). After 3 hours I was back to normal while in the ER.
The neurologist suggested that Lyrica may be a cause but I have never had any problems while taking it. I am cutting back to 150mg 2x a day and taking 81mg aspirin 2x day per ER doctors request.