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Doctor insights on: Is Lyrica Useful For Treating All Types Of Pain

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Lyrica (Definition)

Pregabalin is indicated to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, complex partial seizures, spinal cord injury pain, but also is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Psychiatric problems may also be handled with this medicine. Has no significant drug-drug interactions, but may cause drowsiness, dizziness, weight ...Read more


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How does Lyrica work on nerve type pain ?

How does Lyrica work on nerve type pain ?

Anti-seizure: Lyrica 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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I get a crawling sensation alongside my pain. Like 'ants crawling' . Is Lyrica good for this type of sensation ?

Lyrica, 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 is a good choice. ...Read more

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Is lyrica 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 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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Please describe efficacy difference in Lyrica vs Gabapentin for migraine/headache of a very nervey type?

Please describe efficacy difference in Lyrica 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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How effective is lyrica in treating chronic pain?

Lyrica: Lyrica is a membrane stabilizing medication and calms down irritated pain fibers. It can be quite effective for neuropathic or nerve related pain. All pain travels along nerves and many are using it for any chronic pain condition. There are also studies using it prophylactically before surgery to prevent post-surgical pain. It's not tolerated by all, but can be quite effective. Also not addictive. ...Read more

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How effective is lyrica in treating sciatic pain?

How effective is lyrica in treating sciatic pain?

Its ok: Would not be my first choice of a medication for sciatica. It may help to limit the amount of narcotics you need. Pregabalin is sometimes used for the treatment of chronic pain, neuropathic pain, perioperative pain, and migraine. ...Read more

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Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Neuropathy: Maybe a multidisciplinary or multimodality approach can optimize yor treatment. Physical therapy, maybe acupuncture, proper socks and shoes and maybe opioids. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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