Lyrica Side-Effects

LYRICA® (pregabalin)

Lyrica Side-Effects

Lyrica though similar to Gabapentin seems to have a different set of side effects. And of course, I can’t have the common or even the less common side effects, I’m so special I get the rare side effects.

Common side effects of Lyrica include infection, ataxia, blurred vision, constipation, diplopia, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache, peripheral edema, tremor, weight gain, visual field loss, accidental injury, and xerostomia. Other side effects include abnormal gait, abnormality in thinking, amnesia, arthralgia, asthenia, cognitive dysfunction, confusion, edema, neuropathy, sinusitis, speech disturbance, vertigo, visual disturbance, myasthenia, amblyopia, increased appetite, and twitching. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

My list of side effects include:

  • Difficult or labored breathing
  • tightness in the chest
  • cough
  • dizziness
  • joint or muscle pain
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • sore throat
  • blurred vision
  • change in walking and balance
  • clumsiness
  • confusion
  • false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
  • lack of coordination
  • loss of memory
  • poor insight and judgment
  • problems with memory or speech
  • shakiness
  • trouble thinking and planning
  • anxiety
  • cough producing mucus
  • loss of strength or energy
  • trouble sleeping

You can see a complete list of side effects associated with Lyrica here

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