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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?

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