So I had a numothorax and was in the hospital on morphine. I got out and didn't want to take any more opiates. My reasons being I lost a brother to an opiate overdose a year ago, they are very addictive, and they tank your T levels pretty fast. I decided to try lyrica and ibuprofen instead. It actually works better than opiates for me. Only problem is I know nothing about it.
Lyrica is still under patent so any studies I have found were most likely hand picked. I'm sure more information will come out the drug goes generic.
It makes me very drowsy, the ataxia causes my knees to ache, even on ibuprofen 800.
It is an antiepileptic. It blocks the release of glutamate, and epinephrine. So I would never try exercising on it, not like I can until my lung heals anyways.
The one study, one study, regarding testosterone claims it has no affect. But the study has no details and is very vague. it claims 12 weeks, followed by a one week taper, and then a 13 week washout period has no affect on T or FSH.
BUTTT 13 weeks is a long wash out period. You would rebound just as fast from opiate suppression. 13 weeks is long enough to recover from most performance enhancing drugs. It definitely causes sexual sides when your on the drug become you can't feel shit. If it lowers T that's another reason to throw this shit out.
So if anyone has any real knowledge on this drug I would appreciate it. does it supress as bad as the older antiepileptic drugs? Has anyone found any real studies on the drug?
Any pharma experts please chime in. Thank you.