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JLJFB

Off Valtrex now on Lyrica for Herpes, can that be right?!

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JLJFB

I am now on day 9 of my first OB.

Went to my GP a few hours ago to inform him of my condition and inquire about the next step. He didn't seem to concerned with the state I am in and said no further antivirals were needed for the time being. Just let your body heal, he stated.

I have gone through un fathomable pain for the first four days, didn't sleep a minute, cried and spent pretty much the whole time in Epsom salt baths. The last few days have been much better, I was given morphine and was finally able to get some sleep. Now that I am off it and off the anti virals I would say my pain is at about a 4, definitely manageable in comparison. But having several issues which are hard to deal with. I pooped once in the past 9 days and the only way I could make it happen was to stick a bottle of saline water up my bum, (took several laxative and suppository -none worked) I also haven't been able to pee in days, even with a ful bladder I could sit on the toilet for hours nothing happens, the only relief I get is underwater. My doctor prescribed Lyrica for it but I am scared to take it. I can find any documentation online in correlation to herpes and the side effects are just too scary.

So my questions are;

-1 Should I be concerned that my doctor didn't want to extend my seven day antivirals trial even though my lesions are still around? Are they supposed to heal on their own?

-2 anybody else had severe constipation and unable to urinate? If so what did you do?

-3 anyone take Lyrica for herpes?

Thanks in advance.

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Acesheart

Hi JL yes I took it for nerve pain. Mine tailbone area kept tingling and burning, the damages were from epidurals, not herps. Did u tell him u had nerves pain?

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JLJFB

No I told him I lost control of my bladder and bowel functions. Incapable of letting anything out. He said either that or a catheter. I'm choosing to pee in the tub instead. Anyone else have these problems? How long did it last?

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No I told him I lost control of my bladder and bowel functions. Incapable of letting anything out. He said either that or a catheter. I'm choosing to pee in the tub instead. Anyone else have these problems? How long did it last?

I would get a new doctor.

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EnglishGirl

I was put on Lyrica for nerve pains too. Not sure why your doc prescribed them if you don't have nerve pains unless he knows something we don't?

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JLJFB

All I told him is that I no longer could poo or pee. Three days on it so far no change :(

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JLJFB

At least it was free, had I to pay for this medication like the others I take I'd be pissed.

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Acesheart
At least it was free, had I to pay for this medication like the others I take I'd be pissed.

Okay this is a sure fire fiber filled remedy. Put 5 or 6 Prunes in a bowl add 1/2 cup water and heat until starts to boil. Let cool eat prunes and/or drink the juice too.

Another solution (all natural as well) heat up a cup apple juice in the microwave and drink. These two things work, I swear. I had/have hemorrhoids and had the surgery. They work like magic. I wouldn't take the Lyrica if your not experiencing nerves pain. Hope this helps, let me know. I have other tricks too for using the bathroom regularly. Hugs Aces xo

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JLJFB

Tried the warm apple juice and apple cider, also bought prune juice and put it in the microwave but that think was pure sugar don't have much faith in its efficacity. I haven't tried your trick with the dried prunes though, I've been eating them as is without results. Gonna go try it out now thanks. X

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JLJFB

Any other tips you may have would be greatly appreciated, I've tried EVERYTHING, castor oil, spoonfuls of olive oil.. Awful..

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Acesheart
Any other tips you may have would be greatly appreciated, I've tried EVERYTHING, castor oil, spoonfuls of olive oil.. Awful..

This tip works, buy some suppositories I use Preparation-H and stay near a bathroom. On that prune tip, you must use The Fruit, not juice you buy because most juices are filled with sugars, too much will cause constipation.

Honey you can also buy a liquid call Pericolace , spelling may be wrong, ask pharmacists for remedy for constipation, just say it's for really bad blockage and that you need relief.

Also you try an enema but those are harder to self perform. Let me know if I can further help. Retry that Prune trick, it's full of fiber and once it works you can use it weeklong. Hugs Aces xo

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