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The lyrica medication itself is fairly quickly metabolized by the body, and most of it will be gone after 24-48 hours after the last dose.
So the lyrica is definately "out of his system" by now.
But certainly, some people can get some withdrawal symptoms - especially if they have taken the medication for a long time.
These symptoms could be insomnia, headaches, diarrhea.
Often times, these withdrawal symptoms to improve over several weeks.
Of course -- he may have a totally different reason for headaches to begin with, and the headaches may not be related at all.
ok how about gabapentin he was also on that for a while to, he was given these medications to help with low back pain due to a fractue he has
Given that his doctor tried Maxalt, perhaps they think that these headaches could be migraine headaches (Which would not be related to the lyrica cessation).
his headaches did not start until he stopped these medication
Gabapentin is a medication that is very closely related to Lyrica, so the symptoms could also be related to stopping that medication as well.
So, as long as the doctors don't have another reason for the headaches -- then most likely his headaches will slowly improve as the withdrawal symptoms abate.
what can he do to get some relief tonight
Of course, again, there is a real likelihood that headaches are unrelated, and may be something which needs further evaluation by his doctor, or neurologist.
Well, Advil or Aleve would tend to work best, ***** ***** this hasn't helped, so also resting in a quiet relaxed area should be done.
is there anything that might help until he can see a doctor tomorrow
And if the headaches are severe, or worsening, this would be uncharacteristic of a normal headache, and that should be seen by a doctor right away.
Besides those medications, and tylenol (and Excedrin), there isn't much else in terms of over the counter that is really good.
so we should probably go to the ER if the headache gets worse
ok thanks for your help