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Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses: Shocking Study

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    my doctor has been pushing Lyrica-and I plan on telling him this info tomorrow-I just may be without a doctor. He doesn’t like to be crossed!

    • Toni Snyder says:

      Then you may need to find a new doc. Neurontin nearly killed me, I reported what was going on to my Dr’s office staff & never got a call back. Days later I called in again to say I was stopping neurontin, cold turkey cuz they/my doc hadn’t given me any direction or help, again, never received a call back. I’ve also been on Lyrica, twice. I hate everything about FMS, but these to drugs should be pulled from the market.

    • Carol says:

      I took it for 6 weeks. I wish I’d never touched it.

    • E. T. Harper says:

      I wonder if that’s why I’m feeling ‘lost.’ It’s like something is off mentally and I am having a hard time remembering things or focusing. I always feel out of sorts.

  2. Marie Weir says:

    Had been on lyrica and when I heard the facts I decided to stop 450g daily. Stopped cold turkey and reacted badly. When I told my gp, she told me that she was delighted that I had decided to stop but shouldn’t have gone that Way about it, so I had to go on it again but started off at 150g daily reducing on a slower basis. I have to say that I don’t miss them as they were doing absolutely no good, so don’t know why I took them for so long. Kept getting repeat scripts and no more t.g.

  3. Ginger Hite says:

    I was given a week’s sample of Lyrica, then prescribed Gabapentin to gradually start at one then increase to 3 at bedtime. This was prescribed by a neurologist for extreme pain in my lower legs. I quit the pills on my own 2 weeks ago. I had been having intermittent nerve pains in my legs, mostly the left leg. I was referred to a neurologist after injections in my back for pain (by Pain Management Dr.) didn’t work and the nerve pain began. I am just reading this report…so glad I stopped taking those!

  4. Mike LaMarr says:

    I’m not doubting the dangers of these drugs, but what are some viable alternatives, I suffered multiple strokes a few years ago anh have been dealing with severe nerve pain on my left side ever since .I’ve been taking a combo of Lyrica and Cymbalta ever since. It’s definitely not a magic cure but I guess it helps a little bit.What other options are there? My dr. seems to think those are the only 2, same with my neurologist

    • Beth says:

      There are all kinds of natural alternatives. I use to be on both of those and a lot more. For me plexus was my saving grace. Find natural alternatives your body and mind will thank you 😊

    • Angela says:

      I have been on Lyrica for 3 yes now I don’t know what else to do? They tried Cymbalta and that almost killed me.. what else is there to do take to help

  5. will says:

    If you ever have nerve damage you will know why people take lyrica. I try to keep the dose small (less than 200 mg) a day. Lot of drugs are no good for you but if there are not options better than screaming in pain

    • terence cuzdey says:

      i agree with u 100% I have very bad nerve pain in my back, the only drug that helped is lyrica 100mg twice a day or i can forget about walking,so i dont have much of a choice.

  6. Gavin says:

    I was on 600mg twice a day for 2 years for back pain and nerve related pain, it did help, it’s only when the issues are highlighted, you realise you’ve got the issues. Memory, dental, emotional, temperamental, libido, zest for life all of these things take a serious hit. The worst thing is once you find out is damaging your brain you immediately think I’m getting off this now, but you can’t just stop it cold turkey, it can do serious harm, so it takes an eternity to taper off it, 10% of the dose each time, withdraw, level out about a month later, then do it again, most of the medical profession rely on literature provided by the manufacturer, so, most of the medical profession are clueless as to the damage it does and how to come off it correctly

  7. Chris says:

    What can i do now for my extreme nerve pain in my feet and legs. This pain in my feet is unbearable. I didn’t like lyrica because of the weight gain. However now im going to stop taking it immediately after reading this. I just really am not ready for that pain to come back. But the pain is better than brain issues!

  8. Ian says:

    I have taken nuerontin for 10yrs. Im not worried about brain damage. The nueropothy pain and burning in my feet is what Im worried about. I also smoke good weed each day. I guess ill just kill all my brain cells. IDC..

  9. Debbie says:

    I have been telling my GPS that my memory was affected by these but kept dismissing it, I done cold turkey and came of them

  10. Leah says:

    What else is there to take in place of these that’s going to help us? We’ve got to have something for the neuropathy and burning sensation in our bodies.

  11. Neet says:

    Did anyone actually read the report I wonder??? “Barres noted that he and his colleagues found that gabapentin does not dissolve pre-existing synapses, but only prevents formation of new ones. That greatly diminishes gabapentin’s potential danger to adults”

    The fear is for pregnant who may be taking the drug as it would effect synapses in unborn babies… read people, read…

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