Nov 27, 2012 - 12:11 pm
I posted this in the diet section:-)
I tried to reduce the Lyrica dosage I am on, with the help of Rehabilitation Therapy at MSK under a doctors guidance. I got down to 100 miligrams from 150 and it was just like "old times" pre cancer treatments. The pain was unbearable. I got so depressed trying to get up and not being able to move my right leg. (I have groin pain worse on the right side too). I am back on 150 miligrams. Maybe it is partially because I have been sick with Pertussis, and perhaps I will try to reduce the dosage again one day, but for now, I am so grateful Lyrica is on the market. It is keeping me ambulatory, without a doubt. I am still suffering but it is doable. I am not on an antidepressant since no one seems to think I am depressed who evaluates me and they don't want to mix one in.
I am glad to just be able to get out of the chair and walk. I continue to do Chi Exercises for mind, body and spirit health which keep me squatting, doing lunges and reaches slowly. With the deep breathing in consort, I am surprisingly (to the doctors, etc who examine me) flexible.