What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? IL
Hello- I need some advice. I got shingles back in October of last year. I had some really bad nerve pain and my doctor put me on Lyrica. He told me it might make me have swelling in hands and feet. I took it and it gave some relief. Well, I started having really bad swelling. I called my doctor's office and he upped my diuretic.
Close to Christmas I started getting big blisters on my lower legs that were draining copius amouts of clear liquid-it was like my legs were so swollen that they had to drain fluid somewhere-not like a drug reaction because the blisters were where the swelling was the most. I called my doc to get in but he was off for that week. Then over the weekend both legs got infected- the skin was coming off. I had an area on one calf that was 12"x4" and about 1/3" deep. The other leg a bit smaller but still huge and the front of both legs about a 3" x 3" spot.
I got into the doc's office first thing that Monday. He took one look at my legs and said to stop the Lyrica. I was admitted to the hospital for a week. The legs hurt SO BAD and the dressing changes were awful- I was seeing dead relatives..pain level of "Please help me Jesus".
Legs are healing. I still have to do dressing changes, but they are getting there with time. I will have huge scars and indentations.
Do I have a case against Lyrica? Please be kind to me- it's been a really bad 5 months.
Thank you so much in advance!