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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 ?

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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I get a crawling sensation alongside my pain. Like 'ants crawling' . Is Lyrica (pregabalin) good for this type of sensation ?

I get a crawling sensation alongside my pain. Like 'ants crawling' . Is Lyrica (pregabalin) good for this type of sensation ?

Lyrica, (pregabalin) good choice: When selecting a particular medication considering comorbidities, safety, contra-indications, patient preference, any history of mental health problems (eg, anxiety, depression) and existing medication history. For initial treatment for neuropathic pain ( 'ants crawling' ) Lyrica (pregabalin) is a good choice. ...Read more

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Please describe efficacy difference in Lyrica (pregabalin) vs Gabapentin for migraine/headache of a very nervey type?

Please describe efficacy difference in Lyrica (pregabalin) vs Gabapentin for migraine/headache of a very nervey type?

It depends: Efficacy refers to proven and clear superiority based on objective evidence. Hence, I doubt you'll find an answer for your efficacy question. Even the effectiveness question is problematic and in my clinical experience all I can say is that gabapentin is possibly preferable when nerve pain is associated with less rather than more anxiety. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful in treatment of crps? Was given 75mg 2x's day, but i'm not sure if it'll help. It will be weeks before i can get spinal nerve blocks

Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful in treatment of crps? Was given 75mg 2x's day, but i'm not sure if it'll help. It will be weeks before i can get spinal nerve blocks

Yes!: It's one of the treatments for crps. Be patient it doesn't start working right away. Take it as directed. Ask your doctor about physical therapy. This treatment modality early in the disease process really improves outcome. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) an ssri?

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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What does lyrica (pregabalin) do?

Depends: Lyrica (pregabalin) was first introduced for seizures. However, it was found to have good activity in treatment neuropathic (nerve) pain. This type of pain is sometimes present in shingles and can last for a long time after the rash is gone. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) effect memory?

Yes but not always: Any medication that affects the central nervous system can definitely affect memory, and in that Lyrica (pregabalin) qualifies. If one was started on a high dose, there definitely could be memory complaints. Typically in my experience if the dose is started low and brought up very slowly memory problems are not seen. ...Read more

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Could i take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Could i take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Maybe: In controlled studies, about 5% of patients reported euphoria, but additional studies are needed to see if this will help mood. ...Read more

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Is tolerance an issue with Lyrica (pregabalin) ?

Unknown: No reports available in post marketing surveillance. It is not metabolized by the body and majority is excreted as intact drug. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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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Are there other options besides lyrica (pregabalin)?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat pain and seizures. It may have some other off label uses as well. There are multiple medications that can be used to treat various types of pain, and multiple anticonvulsants. So, it really depends on the reason that it is given. If it is for nerve pain, then cymbalta, gabapentin, or tricyclic agents can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the medication lyrica (pregabalin) used for?

Lyrica (pregabalin) is used: for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia and atypical odontalgia. ...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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I am on lyrica (pregabalin) and i feel high is that normal?

Well....: Well, not normal, but can be a side effect in some folks. All meds are some form of tradeoff, so maybe discuss with your provider whether it is worth it. ...Read more