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A study for a 53-year old woman who takes Lyrica, Demerol, Soma

Summary: 277 female patients aged 53 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 53 year old female patient who has Fibromyalgia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,610 Lyrica users)

Demerol has active ingredients of meperidine hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 4,938 Demerol users)

Soma has active ingredients of carisoprodol. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 9,572 Soma users)

What are the conditions

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) can be treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Tramadol Hydrochloride. (latest reports from 27,010 Fibromyalgia patients)

What are the symptoms

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone. (latest reports from 22,148 Edema patients)

Pain in limb has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 12,019 Pain in limb patients)

On Feb, 19, 2015: 277 females aged 51 (±5) who take Lyrica, Demerol, Soma are studied

Lyrica, Demerol, Soma outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 51

Gender: female

Conditions: Fibromyalgia

Drugs taking:
- Lyrica (pregabalin): used for 1 - 2 years
- Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride): used for 1 - 2 years
- Soma (carisoprodol): used for 1 - 2 years

Drug interactions have: moderate edema, severe pain in limb

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body)27 (9.75% of females aged 51 (±5) who take the drugs)
Pain In Limb2 (0.72% of females aged 51 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Edema in Fibromyalgia43 (0.86% of females aged 51 (±5) who have Fibromyalgia)
Pain In Limb in Fibromyalgia3 (0.06% of females aged 51 (±5) who have Fibromyalgia)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Edema in Lyrica133 (1.78% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Lyrica)
Edema in Demerol19 (3.39% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Demerol)
Edema in Soma48 (2.46% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Soma)
Pain In Limb in Lyrica3 (0.04% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Lyrica)
Pain In Limb in Demerol6 (1.07% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Demerol)
Pain In Limb in Soma7 (0.36% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Soma)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lyrica is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Demerol is effectiven/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Soma is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Ileus (a painful obstruction of the ileum or other part of the intestine)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessHypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)Burning Feet Syndrome (burning sensation in the sole of the foot)SwellingPain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pulmonary MassDiarrhoeaArthralgia (joint pain)Weight IncreasedNeuropathic Pain (pain due to nerve inflammation and damage)Hormone Level AbnormalNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainMental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)West Nile Viral InfectionMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Weight IncreasedOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Road Traffic AccidentLoss Of ConsciousnessProductive CoughAsthenia (weakness)Intervertebral Disc Protrusion (spinal disc protrusion)Fungal InfectionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Influenza Like IllnessHypoxia (low oxygen conditions)Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Vision BlurredRestless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)Burning Feet Syndrome (burning sensation in the sole of the foot)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Oropharyngeal PainAnaemia (lack of blood)Oropharyngeal PainSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)Autoimmune Deficiency SyndromeAnxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)PneumoniaUpper-airway Cough SyndromeRed Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate IncreasedIntervertebral Disc Disorder (spinal disc disorder)Neuropathic Pain (pain due to nerve inflammation and damage)Weight Increased
Productive CoughPainCoughWeight DecreasedSyncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Diarrhoea
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)OverdoseInfluenza Like IllnessDiarrhoeaProctalgia (pain in the rectum)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionVision BlurredPyrexia (fever)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Nerve CompressionVomiting

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Lyrica and have Edema
- support group for people who take Demerol and have Edema
- support group for people who take Soma and have Edema
- support group for people who take Lyrica and have Pain In Limb
- support group for people who take Demerol and have Pain In Limb
- support group for people who take Soma and have Pain In Limb
- support group for people who have Edema and Fibromyalgia
- support group for people who have Pain In Limb and Fibromyalgia
- support group for people who have Fibromyalgia
- support group for people who have Edema
- support group for people who have Pain In Limb
- support group for people who take Demerol
- support group for people who take Lyrica
- support group for people who take Soma

Recent conversations of related support groups:

  • Support group for people who have Fibromyalgia
    Welcome Gigi and everyone! Anyone have any input on what makes living with Fibromyalgia more bearable?
  • Support group for people who take Lyrica
    I have gained about 35 pounds, and I have the cognitive effects listed in the prescribing information--problems with thinking and concentration." I've been off Lyrica once, and the side effects went away, but I couldn't get out of bed in the morning

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • What is the highest dose of demerol i can take at once and still be safe?
    I had major reconstructive back surgery
    With 2 titanium replaced vertebrae
    Fusion and pins holding 2 broken facet joints
    Together. I have post surgical herniation in
    Remaining vertebrae and post surgical nerve damage
    Radiating down both legs. Since Vicodin 750/750 has been taken off the market
    Nothing is helping me. My pain mgmt doctor is trying
    To help, but that means trying something new at a relatively low dose for a month then
    Reassessing. Which means I'm miserable for a month at a time if it's not working
    I'm almost out of options because nothing seems to be helping
    Years ago I had luck with Demerol injections in the hospital so I agreed to try Demerol pills now I'm stuck again with something that's not working. So my question is how many MHD of Demerol can I take at one time and still be safe. I have to survive until my next pain management appt June 4th
    And I'm in excrutiating pain. Any body know? Thank you
  • Has anyone ever had anxiety attacks while taking miralax? (1 answer)
    I have been using Miralax for at least a year,with no problem.Now,I'm having anxiety attacks & my head itches all the time & I do not have dandruff...Is there anyone who has had anything like this while using Miralax (Polyethylene). HELP!!I'M MISERABLE!!!I have to take something for constipation,but I don't know what to do,if it is the Miralax causing my problems.
  • I developed excessive saliva production after starting ropinerole (requip) for plmd. sleep was impossible due to frequent swallowing. has anyone else experienced similar symptoms? (1 answer)
    The first 5 drugs above on my list that I tried for PLMD, I no longer use. I took ropinerole (Requip) for about 2 weeks when I noticed that I was producing more saliva and was swallowing a lot. It didn't really bother me too much, because the other drugs that I take give me a dry mouth. When I went to bed, trying to get to sleep was impossible, I had to swallow every 10 – 15 seconds all night long. My doctor investigated and found that only 1% of patients develop this symptom, lucky me. I discontinued using it. The symptom went away, and then came back even after I had stopped taking the drug for over 1 month. Has anyone else experienced this over-production of saliva during and/or after discontinuing ropinerole (Requip)? And if so, how long did it last and what can be done about it? It is disturbing my sleep so much that it of itself has become a sleep disorder. Any suggestions?
  • Do you ever have a tic with speech difficulty
    I was in the hospital on life support with TTP, I was given chemo as a part of my treatment, I survived :) I previously had breast cancer with Chemo..... This has left me with chemo-fibromyalgia. I am taking 225mg Lyrica twice a day... at times i have what i have a speech tic...feels like electrical energy racing through me.

    Does anyone else experience this
  • Is there any literature on lyrica and memory loss?
    Take Lyrica for 3 years now (2010- 2013)for severe Fibromyalgia related pain. Pre-diabetic symptoms since 2012. Relief from constant pain, pain comes mostly at night now, but I am able to finally sleep. Not restful, deep rem sleep but my brain slows down and I'm not making videos in my brain all night long. No dreams now, but no dreams before either.

    Had side effects of lose teeth, but that has since stopped and teeth are again healthy again. Had ringing in ear, and blurred vision, but hat has subsided after the first year. Had legs swell at ankles and feet but that has since stopped to.

    Generally Lyrica has been good at taking the daily Fibro wide-spread body pains away but my one torment is my loss of memory. I feel as if my brain is fried! My neuro-transmittters are not transmitting. There seems to be breaks in the memories and my ability to form new memories as well as pull forth old ones. I fear that this is permanent and when I try to do brain games and puzzles my head actually hurts! I know is sounds weird but this is my experience while one Lyrica. I also have taken muscle relaxers while on Lyrica. Flexeril and another one before that, can't remember the name of it now. I have taken opiods with Lyrica in the past but now I only take 50 mg of Tramadol twice a day. I am on 200 mg of Lyrica a day. 150mg at night and one 50 mg pill in the morning. If I don't take the morning pill my brain will not work at all.

More questions for: Demerol, Edema, Fibromyalgia, Lyrica, Pain In Limb, Soma

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Lyrica is giving me nightmares
    I have fibromyalgia and a history of being allergic to or very sensitive to medications
    But Lyrica is really causing me some nightmares,sleepless nights, weight gain, headaches. I love that in the beginning I was able to get relief from fibromyalgia . It only made me really dizzy and disoriented on it. Now with theses symptoms I will definitely have to give it up. I can't seem to get any relief from this pain. I am so allergic to meds this is frustrating and miserable that meds make it worse.
  • Lyrica and doxylamine - not a good cocktail!
    I've been taking Lyrica 125mg total per day in 2x doses for 6 weeks, a few manageable side effects, (gaining weight and feeling dopey) I don't like it, but I recognise its ability to reduce @ 50% of the nerve pain and ability to help me function at work while I wait to see the surgeon.

    I took 50mg Doxylamine at night as a suggestion from a pharmacist to help sleep. Not a great idea! In the morning I was dulled, dopey. My speech was slurred, it made thinking very difficult and I couldn't drive safely. Felt spacey and stoned. For 48 hours!!! Even taking just 25mgs had long lasting side effects.
    I don't recommend this cocktail!
  • Living with t-ceell lymphoma and fibromylia
    I have had these conditions since , I was in my mid twenties im now 53 . I have gone through , hematolgy , seen rheumatology , cardiology , in sreval different hospitals and in different States . Being shoved a round because doctors were not familiar or my medical just was not good enough, not really sure , but what I am sure of is the diseases, have left me to do nothing but fight for my life . In my mid twenties the diseases hit me so bad I could not walk the disease was so bad , and found that , Doctor and medicines, were and still are my life , very frustrating at times and need plenty of help , even though there is a lot I try to do on my own .My pains , stiffnesss and spasms come from out of know where along with fevers . Blood pressure wis almost always very high any more , pcp 'become exhausted with me and have made metion that I am a very difficult case to handle (very expensive not sure how to deal with it but I just move on) . There is too much to continue but, Im sure ypu get the picture.
  • Severe leg/foot/ankle swelling from doxycycline
    Was given five-day course of doxycycline for sinusitis and laryngitis. By end of third day had ankle edema (never had before), then MASSIVE leg/foot/ankle edema by fourth day Discontinued on fifth day after research revealed side effect of doxycycline. Took almost a week for swelling to go comletely away. Also felt completely exhausted and seemed to make the coughing and laryngitis much worse also.
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    I been taking Veltrex for a viral infection in my eye for 3 days and today my blood sugar was 448.My normal blood sugar runs around 146.

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