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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
Will Lyrica (pregabalin) fix or heal a Lateral Cutaneous nerve problem or just act as painkiller or block?
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
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?
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
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
Is there anything other than lyrica (pregabalin) for nerve pain that doesn't have side effects like lyrica (pregabalin)?
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
Is lyrica (pregabalin) ok to take long term? Heard different opinions. Taking it for nerve pain. 300 mg per day.
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
I am coming off lyrica (pregabalin) after being on it for 5wks to stop nerve pain cycle. Halved my dose to come off slowly 150-75 per day, how long b4 pain returns?
Time: Time will tell. It might never come back. ...Read more
See below: There are several agents that can help with nerve pain-cymbalta, neuron tin, tegretol, topical anesthetics and other topical creams. ...Read more
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
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
Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?
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?
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
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
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
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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