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Can Lyrica Effect Memory
Yes but not always: Any medication that affects the central nervous system can definitely affect memory, and in that Lyrica (pregabalin) qualifies. If one was started on a high dose, there definitely could be memory complaints. Typically in my experience if the dose is started low and brought up very slowly memory problems are not seen. ...Read more
My husband is on paroxetine and lyrica (pregabalin). Is this safe. He is now suffering short term memory loss since going on lyrica (pregabalin)?
Depression & Meds: Both paroxetine or Pregabalin (lyrica) could affect your husband's short term memory. However, depression may also affect his cognition. Either way, his doctor should consider conducting a neuropsychological evaluation to assess his cognitive baseline and then follow-up in a few months for comparison. In general, paroxetine and Pregabalin don't have significant interactions at regular doses. ...Read more
Not uncommon!: This is a major reason for discontinuing the drug! But your dosage may be high. Talk with doc! ...Read more
Hopefully: Her pain will decrease within weeks!Get a more detailed answer ›
No but......: Narcotic is more a legal term than a medical term. It does not necessarily refer to just opiate type medications. In general i think Lyrica (pregabalin) is a very helpful medicine, and i rarely see any addiction problems, however i did have a recent case of Lyrica (pregabalin) dependence. With that said most patients even with addiction history may still try this med if indicated and monitored. ...Read more
Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat pain and seizures. It may have some other off label uses as well. There are multiple medications that can be used to treat various types of pain, and multiple anticonvulsants. So, it really depends on the reason that it is given. If it is for nerve pain, then cymbalta, gabapentin, or tricyclic agents can be helpful. ...Read more
Lyrica (pregabalin) reduces irritability of nerves that are damaged or inflamed. That often results in less pain. Like most medications, it works in some people, and not in others. Careful adjustment of the dose is often needed to reduce pain without causing side effects.
Some people have side-effects that they can't tolerate. ...Read more
Lyrica (pregabalin): Usually 2 to 4 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Valuable medicine: Pregabalin is indicated to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, complex partial seizures, spinal cord injury pain, but also is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Psychiatric problems may also be handled with this medicine. Has no significant drug-drug interactions, but may cause drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain and ankle swelling. ...Read more
Irritability and: Increased pain!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, especially: when you escalate the dose to a therapuetic level. ...Read more
Wise?: You already take a lot of psych medication and need to be very careful about interactions, etc. Some maybe helpful while you do CBT therapy to learn skills. These drugs are best for up to a year during therapy efforts to calm and support you. Managing anxiety takes skill learning and practice - that is being wise! Best wishes1 ...Read more
About one week: Usually within a week. But remember the dose often needs to be raised to achieve the desired results. ...Read more
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