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Lyrica ..Male groin pain from low dose Lyrica

john_boyjjohn_boy Posts: 7
edited 07/17/2015 - 10:20 PM in Pain Medications
I have Cervical Spondylosis, nerve pain in arms and shoulders for many years (I'm over 60 now) . Since September 2014 I have taken a max of 75mg of Lyrica per day and for weeks I have had very uncomfortable male groin pain. I firmly believe this is a side effect of Lyrica. Low dose Lyrica (pregabalin) is advised in the UK.
I also had the same problems with Gabapentin some years ago, well, even more problems. Not a pleasant drug.
My Dr. is considering a referral to a Urologist.

Any other male had the same side effect from these drugs ?

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I've been on Neurontin for over 5 years now.. Never had any side effect that you talk about. Before that I was on Lyrica for 2 years, again, never that side effect.
What has your doctor said about this problem?

--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 07/17/15 21:21 est


  • Hi. My friend (male) keeps trying Lyrica & Gabapentin but has to stop because of increased pain, even with a very low dose. He feels it mostly in his back but has also experienced groin pain. He has done a lot of research into this & is convinced that the meds are to blame. Apparently it's a known possible side effect. You can google, there's quite a lot of information. It's a shame because he does have a reduction in nerve pain that's why he keeps trying different doses, titrating slowly, switching to Gabapentin, switching back to Lyrica etc. His back pain goes when he stops taking it for a few days.

    It's worth checking out other causes just in case. Better to be safe than sorry.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • Hi, many thanks for your reply, a big help as this was my first attempt at a post. Are you an english girl living in USA or UK ?
    Kind regards
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  • Hi John! I grew-up in South London, green belt, around Bromley, top of Kent. Later I moved to the West London suburbs for work. I'm currently living in Texas USA. I miss home everyday!
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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