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Have shortness of breath, pulmonary embolism and pressure in chest. Had taken Lyrica. Related?

I took Lyrica for Shingles pain for about a month, which worked well for me. I also took Valcyclovir and Hydrocodone for pain. Since being off the drug(s), I experienced shortness of breath and pressure in my chest. Subsequently I also experienced a pulmonary embolism and DVT. Could Lyrica or the other drugs cause these types of side effects?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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welcome to health care magic,
As per the description of symptoms you have provided, its very unlikely and un-common to get DVT and pulmonary embolism , with the above mentioned drugs i.e valacyclovir and lyrica (pregabalin)..

valacyclovir acts by decreasing the multiplication of virus in the cells and pregagalin (lyrica) decreases the neuropathic pain caused by its no way related with the above drugs.

you need to look in to other causes of DVT and pulmonary embolism
1. Any thrombus in the leg veins due to prolonged bed rest or hospitalization
3.incompetence of valaves in the leg veins
4.coagulation abnormalities
so i advise you to consult a cardiologist and vascular surgeon to have a color doppler of the venous system of leg and you will be treated accordingly..
hope this answer will be helpful for you..
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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