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What would happen if I stopped taking Lyrica?

It's a bad idea to stop taking Lyrica without talking to your doctor first. To sustain the pain-relieving benefits of this medication, you need to continue taking it. And if Lyrica is causing intolerable side effects, there is a right and a wrong way to stop using it. To discontinue Lyrica the right way, your doctor will gradually reduce your dose. If you abruptly stop taking Lyrica, you could develop some pretty unpleasant side effects, including insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. You could even suffer seizures. Bottom line: Don't stop using Lyrica unless you've talked it over with your doctor.

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