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A 42-year-old member asked:

is lyrica (pregabalin) normally used to treat pain, or does it have another use?

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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) or Pregabalin is primarily used for treating various neuropathic pain disorders. It does have some anti-anxiety and anti-seizure property as well.
Dr. Norman Marcus
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Lyrica (pregabalin) uses: Lyrica (pregabalin), like other medications that can suppress epileptic seizures, can also treat nerve pain associated with shingles and diabetes. Lyrica is also approved for the treatment of pain related to fibromyalgia syndrome.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful for treating all types of pain?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
No: Lyrica (pregabalin) is a very effective medicine primarily used for management of neuropathic type pain (nerve generated pain). Examples include shingles pain, diabetic neuropathy, nerve pain after spine surgery, etc. However, it may not that effective for management of purely musculoskeletal pain such as pain after sports injury. There is some evidence that it may be effective in fibromyalgia.
Columbus, OH
A 22-year-old female asked:

Can Lyrica (pregabalin) (50mg) be taken intermittently like when I'm in a lot of pain I take it and if I feel better I don't take it? Is that okay?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
LYRICA (pregabalin): IT TAKES ABOUT 3 DAYS FOR EFFECTIVENESS. IT IS DESIGNED FOR DAILY USE. BUT IF YOU DERIVE THE EFFECT YOU NEED WITH THE DOSING YOU ARE DOING THEN NOTHING WRONG. EVERY PATIENT IS DIFFERENT.
United Kingdom
A 35-year-old male asked:

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work by blocking the pain signals ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes...: Lyrica (pregabalin) appears to have an inhibitory effect on voltage-gated calcium channels thereby reducing the synaptic release of several neurotransmitters to reduce neuronal excitability in the pain signaling pathways. Stated simply, it appears to block neurotransmitters active in the pain signaling pathways.
United Kingdom
A 35-year-old male asked:

Is Lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain which is like 'ants crawling' and 'burning' sensations ? Currently on 600mg.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
You tell me: If it works at that dose it is good, if it doesn't it isn't.

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