I have never smoked, never taken drugs and never suffered any psychological issues and MAYBE it is purely coincidental but I can’t help but feel that dreadful symptoms that I have been fighting for nearly 3 days now are the most awful debilitating withdrawal symptoms. I have been unable to eat or drink for 3 days , now believe I have a dehydration headache,I have been unable to function on even a nearly normal level, and have felt an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness. I am due to have some electrical stimulus tests today on chronic carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and decided that it was possibly not the smartest thing to do to be on a nerve block medication when having these tests. Amazingly,( MAYBE) withdrawing from the medication almost immediately stopped the almost total lack of function in my fingers and my fingers stopped turning blue……coincidence? And IF my symptoms were brought on by a swelling induced by the drug, what other damage is being caused ?. The hands feeling a whole lot better were the ONLY good thing to come out of this sorry mess, what happened in the ensuing 72 hours has made being unable to use my hands for even the most basic function impossible seem a paltry issue. Poor Greg has had to helplessly witness me shrinking into a hysterical wreck ( maybe ???) purely because I withdrew from Lyrica. I am feeling as though I have been to the darkside and back and whilst I am unable to put the blame squarely on the medication, you can maybe make your own assumptions. Maybe my story might make us a little more cautious about what we put into our body and maybe it might help someone from following the same hellish path, I do hope so. Oh, and my sciatic nerve that was the reason I took the drug, …hurts like hell again!!
Sorry to have used my diary as a soapbox and I repeat that MAYBE it was all a coincidence but I WILL NEVER touch it again. I will be mentioning my fears to my doctor. IF (?) Lyrica caused this to happen to me, he can maybe caution another prospective patient.
Take care, keep safe and Thank you Greg for being there and for loving me through this and Quatre and Ursula for your help and concern. I am so lucky to have you all. M
PS. Hopefully I will be feeling more like me tomorrow and the diary as intended will be back. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers