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Living with Polyneuropathy CIDP, GBS, & CMT

Is it ok to take Lyrica for a prolonged period?


#1

I was diagnosed with GBS after a prolonged period of flu. I experienced paralysis in my legs two weeks into GBS. Medication followed. After three weeks, I was placed in rehabilitation. I think my slow but steady recovery is due to the 'angels' in rehabilitation. I was able to do most stuff after the first year. I am in my third year now, just decided to stop taking Lyrica. However, the heaviness and tiredness in my legs seem to be getting worse. Doc says I may have pinched nerves. Its very confusing, I want to stop taking the medication but now am not sure if I have done the right thing.


#2

Did you get diagnosed with GBS after a spinal tap? I’m wondering how they diagnosed you. A pinched nerve sounds too generic of an explanation to your issue