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Could Lyrica Help Me With My Scoliosis Pain
Hi, I have been prescribed pregabalin for my scoliosis pain Usually I receive LYRICA from the chemists But today, my fault for going to a different c?
Fibromyalgia. MYO facial syndrome. Scoliosis. Tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc. No help...suggestions?
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more
No: No, they cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more
I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?
Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...Read more
Not typically: Not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more
Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .
Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more
Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth. Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis. ...Read more
20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?
Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment. ...Read more
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
Is 20mg Lexapro, 600mg lyrica (pregabalin) and 10mg tyrptizon daily a lot of Meds for G A D.If So which could I give up. Thanks?
Only your: Physician can change your prescription. Each patient is unique and treatment is individualized. Best of health. ...Read more
Lyrica (pregabalin): Per fda data base about >700 people reported palpitations among 58000 users of lyrica (pregabalin). This is just an association. Causative relationship was not established yet. If you feel palpitations from Lyrica (pregabalin) you can stop it after discussing with your physician. He/she could prescribe alternatives. ...Read more
I am on 600mg Lyrica (pregabalin). I reduced it for the last week to 450mg. I am very irritable. Could it be the reduction. Thanks?
It could be!: Dose reduction can be the cause!Get a more detailed answer ›
To avoid back past medical bills and another bill for the dr could I get something prescribed on here? I have been on Lyrica & gabapentin
You would need to: Become a patient to have medications prescribed. Have you considered Health Tap Concierge? ...Read more
How could I restart my meds of fibromyalgia because of recurrence of symptoms. I used to take effexor&lyrica 75mg each/day. How titrate from lower doses?
Talk to doc.: It is best to speak to the prescribing physician! Lyrica (pregabalin) is often begun at 75 mg twice daily for fibromyalgia. Effexor is often titrated, at least the xr formulation, beginning at 37.5 for one week, then 75mg for one week before further titration depending on the target dose. ...Read more
How could I live as before without pain. I got fibro 4 months ago& I am taking lyrica&effexor 75.I am better but still in pain. Stop my suffering please?
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: Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the european union. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. ...Read more
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