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Can Lyrica Help Injured Nerves Heal Or Are Injured Nerves A Done Deal
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Arm and leg numbness. Dr said back nerves inflamed. Possibly demyelination, hive neuropathy. Lyrica (pregabalin) caused panic. Any other treatment options?
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