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Doctor insights on: Can Lyrica Help Injured Nerves Heal Or Are Injured Nerves A Done Deal

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Does lyrica heal damaged nerve from herniated disc or is it like a pain killer? Thank you

Does lyrica heal damaged nerve from herniated disc or is it like a pain killer? Thank you

No and No: Without going in to a large biochemistry or pharmacology lecture, lyrica and other antiepileptics turn down the function of nerves. The idea is to turn down the nerves in pain. Lyrica is not a pain medication as in a narcotic but for some reason, people have tried to abuse it so it is scheduled. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Nerve damage in ball of foot. When I press is certain spot it send electric shocks on toes. Tried injection, on lyrica but not woking. Wiil it heal?

Neuroma: You may be suffering from a neuroma due to long history of improper footwear or prolonged weighbearing. Need to see a podiatrist for further exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) calm overactive nerves?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) calm overactive nerves?

Lyrica (pregabalin) mechanism: Lyrica (pregabalin) blocks the neurons (receptors) which are in a hyper-excited status. These excited neurons only become the main cause of neurologic pain as experienced in central peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) help with inflamed nerves?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) help with inflamed nerves?

Maybe: 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

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Is there surgery to repair nerves? My nerve pain is not controlled while I'm on lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg/twice daily and 2mg dilaudid at night. I need relief! Help

Is there surgery to repair nerves? My nerve pain is not controlled while I'm on lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg/twice daily and 2mg dilaudid at night. I need relief! Help

Maybe!: I would need more information to provide an completely accurate answer. In general nerve pain results from improper repair of nerve. Depending on what is causing the nerve damage and where, surgery may be performed to relieve the cause or block the nerve. ...Read more

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How does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on nerve type pain?

How does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on nerve type pain?

Anti-seizure: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-seizure medication. It decreases nerve firing. As a result it is often used for neuropathic pain conditions – ones that often have shooting for electric type symptomatology – such as sciatica. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the max dosage of Lyrica (pregabalin) for idiopathic nerve type pain?

100mg - 3X/day: But you need to follow YOUR doctors directions and they'd start at a lower dose (50mg) and increase over a week or so. Same for stopping. This is not a DIY project or an OTC drug. Be smart! Work w/ your doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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Was prescribed lyrica (pregabalin) for "nerve repair". However, it seems to be described online as a product more for suppressing symptoms. Which is true?

Was prescribed lyrica (pregabalin) for "nerve repair". However, it seems to be described online as a product more for suppressing symptoms. Which is true?

FDA indications: Lyrica (pregabalin) has many approved indications, especially for diabetic nerve pain. It can control certain seizures also. It helps by controlling symptoms and events. It does not cure underlying conditions, and, in no way, acts to "repair nerve" (although metanx may do this a bit?). Sounds like there is a communication issue. Clarify with your doc. ...Read more

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Is there anything other than lyrica (pregabalin) for nerve pain that doesn't have side effects like lyrica (pregabalin)?

Is there anything other than lyrica (pregabalin) for nerve pain that doesn't have side effects like lyrica (pregabalin)?

Sure...: There are a number of medicines for nerve pain. These include Gabapentin (neurontin), Elavil (amitriptyline) and the tricyclic antidepressant class, Cymbalta (duloxetine) (from the snri class), and narcotic pain medicines. Make sure you ask your physician about your options. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) a good treatment for nerve pain?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an effective medicine for treatment of various neuropathic or nerve generated pain such as post herpetic neuralgia (shingles). As with all anti-neuropathic medicines the response varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on muscular pain aswell as nerve pain?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on muscular pain aswell as nerve pain?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) has many uses and is approved for peripheral neuropathy which is nerve pain. It is also approved for fibromyalgia which has significant muscle pain and tenderness. Overall the answer to your question is yes, it can be used for both muscle and nerve pain ...Read more

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How long does it take for lyrica (pregabalin) to take effect for nerve pain?

How long does it take for lyrica (pregabalin) to take effect for nerve pain?

Varies: Some patients report improvement soon after they take it. Under dosing is not uncommon. Its a generally safe medication with few drug interactions and works better at higher dosage, side effects permitting. ...Read more

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How accurate can lyrica (pregabalin) tablet with armotriptyline cure nerve problem and shingles?

Nerve pain: Lyrica (pregabalin) can be very effective for nerve pain.
The mechanism can be to stabilize the nerve from irritability. Once the nerve is slowly stabilized then less burning and shooting type pain will occur. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) ok to take long term? Heard different opinions. Taking it for nerve pain. 300 mg per day.

Lyrica (pregabalin): A “new and improved” version of gabapentin, used as an anticonvulsant. Have been widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia and atypical odontalgia. The drugs of choice for those patients who are taking other medications or have liver damage.
Great regiment. ...Read more

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How effective is Lyrica (pregabalin) for preventing nerve pain?

Nerve pain: Lyrica (pregabalin) has been one of the medications that has shown reasonable responses in treating nerve pain. ...Read more

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What else apart from lyrica (pregabalin) can help with nerve pain after vats surgery?

What else apart from lyrica (pregabalin) can help with nerve pain after vats surgery?

See below: There are several agents that can help with nerve pain-cymbalta, neuron tin, tegretol, topical anesthetics and other topical creams. ...Read more

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I am on effexor 300mg, Lyrica 300mg, amitriptyline 50mg and 15mg for severe G A D and nerve pain. Is this a lot of meds. Many Thanks?

I am on effexor 300mg, Lyrica 300mg, amitriptyline 50mg and 15mg for severe G A D and nerve pain. Is this a lot of meds. Many Thanks?

Sometimes: Multiple medications are required to treat psychiatric conditions. I wish more people responded to just one medication. Being on a lot of medications does not necessarily equate to being on unnecessary medications. ...Read more

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Does lyrica (pregabalin) help with muscle pain aswell as nerve pain?

Does lyrica (pregabalin) help with muscle pain aswell as nerve pain?

Yes and no: Traditionally, lyrica (pregabalin) helps primarily for neuropathic pain and so was used for conditions such as diabetic neuropathy. But lyrica (pregabalin) has now been approved for fibromyalgia, which is characterized by pain coming firm the muscles, facia, and other superficial soft tissues. So it would lead one to think it can help although the mechanism is not clear. ...Read more

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Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Neuropathy: Maybe a multidisciplinary or multimodality approach can optimize yor treatment. Physical therapy, maybe acupuncture, proper socks and shoes and maybe opioids. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Lyrica (pregabalin) works well to control my nerve pain however side effects are horrible. Is there a similar medication with less side effects and less pricey?

YES, SEVERAL: You could perhaps have less adverse effects with some of the newer designer Gabapentin products, such as horizant, or gralise. Another option is Cymbalta or savella, (milnacipran) and lastly perhaps a compounded pain creme. ...Read more

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How does lyrica (pregabalin) work regarding nerve pain? I get burning sensations in my shins and feet.

Not well-known: The mechanisms of Lyrica (pregabalin) is not well defined. Although Lyrica (pregabalin) is related to the inhibitory amino acid, gaba, it does not directly affect GABA or benzodiazepine receptors. Studies have suggested that the therapeutic effect is achieved by selectively binding to voltage-gated calcium channels and blocking the release of calcium, thereby inhibiting the presynaptic release of pain neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work?

Think beyond drugs: Medications are one way of controlling nerve pain. Pain is a complex holistic process. You may be able to decrease need for meds by addressing other issues. That includes nutrient status, stress or emotional trauma that may have accompanied or pre-dated the injury, and movement and use of the limb. It's a complex topic. You might look for a doc who does integrative or functional medicine. ...Read more

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Taking 100 lyrica (pregabalin) for peripheral nerve pain. Heartburn really bad. Ok to keep glugging antiacid? Neurontin did same.

No. Call doctor: Neurontin (gabapentin) is indeed an excellent treatment for peripheral nerve pain. In my practice, it does not cause heartburn. You need to get that checked out promptly. You may have an ulcer, which could worsen. Taking antacids without medical supervision could cause its own set of complications, including decreased absorption of medications. Call your treating physician and get checked. ...Read more

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Neural prolotherapy l5s1 herniation with s car tissue around thecal sac abutting s1 nerve root. Pt, decompression, lyrica, (pregabalin) t3's.Could this help me?

Yes.: Neural prolotherapy, prolotherapy, trigger point injections, acupuncture, massage, myofascial release, rolfing and totally avoiding inflammatory foods may be more helpful than the medication. If there are tender knots in your upper butt muscles, most of your pain might be myofascial. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com. ...Read more

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Nerve pain from vats surgery I'm only on lyrica (pregabalin) can u take more than 250 mg a day?

Nerve pain from vats surgery I'm only on lyrica (pregabalin) can u take more than 250 mg a day?

Lyrica (pregabalin): The current max dose in the usa is 300mg q12hrs and it is studied in fibromyalgia. There is no reason why you could not be titrated up as long as you do not have any side effects. ...Read more