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Feeling feverish but cool to touch after increase in lyrica dosage, taking medicines for severe edema, idiopathic epilepsy, diabetes. Cause?

my husband recently had an increase in his lyrica prescription from 100mg 3times a dayto 150 mg 3 times a day. He is taking lyrica for his neuriopathy. He also takes indomethacin for pain. He is on medications for severe edema , high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes , and ideopathic eplipsey. The change in the lyrica prescription was started about 5 days ago. Tonight he is having severe chills from the inside out, he feels feverish but is cool to my touch. Ideas?
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Aug 2012
Dear Jillmcs,

What is the cause for his severe edema? Is it because of the heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure or allergy to any drug? Unlikely that increased dose of Lyrica would induce allergy as he's been taking that from the begining. Just make sure his edema is treated by a physician by personally seeing him. Any kind of additional infection in his concomitant illnesses would make him feel feverish and chilly. Do see a physician before he develops frank fever and the infection spreads faster. All the very best.
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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