Hi there, I am new here, but certainley not new to back pain. Have had chronic back pain for the last 10 years.
I had a fusion 4 years ago, it was the only option to get me out of constant pain. It did, I now get relief lying down. But I have constant pain when I am up and my walking is extremely limited, and so it sitting. Standing doesnt feature at all cannot do!!. I am taking MST and severadol as breakthrough pain. I also take Lyrica. Now what I really would be interested to hear if anyone has had this happen to them. I starting taking Lyrica after about 3 weeks, I was in and out to the bathroom with what seemed a full bladder but wasnt, but other times it was. I thought it might be a kidney infection went to dr and the report back was a very very slight..... but he said I shouldnt be going as often as I was.......... so I phoned 2 weeks later to say look this has died down abit but still there. Told know you are fine the antibiotic would have killed it as it was so mild.......... I then stopped taking the lyrica on a Tuesday. The following Friday I was dragging my legs and they just felt so heavy I said that Lyrica was helping maybe I should go back on it. So 12noon on the Friday I took Lyrica. Come 4 o'clock I was in and out every 10min.
I got the last apt with my dr at 6. He gave me a different anti-b and said no Lyrica doesnt do that. But I have been reading and some people have said about frequency etc., So after that one lyrica I didnt take anymore. I am now a week off them since last Friday. My bladder is back to normal, whether that was the antibiotic or been off the lyrica however I am crippled with pain, and not able to do what I normally do...... so much so I said to hell with it and started taking the lyrica again today at 5pm... i hope I wont regret it. I am seeing my PM soon so I will ask has he come across this or if there was any other med like Lyrica.
So really what I am curious to see Has anyone had this side effect on Lyrica?
Is anyone taking something similiar to Lyrica?