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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Lyrica

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) ok to take long term? Heard different opinions. Taking it for nerve pain. 300 mg per day.

Is lyrica (pregabalin) ok to take long term? Heard different opinions. Taking it for nerve pain. 300 mg per day.

Lyrica (pregabalin): 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.
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Does lyrica (pregabalin) help with pain central sensitization? And is it safe long term?

Yes it does: Not so long ago, a “new and improved” version of gabapentin, Pregabalin (lyrica) was approved for use as an anticonvulsant. Compared to gabapentin, Pregabalin is absorbed faster and has greater
bioavailability affording quicker pain relief occurs with lower doses. ...Read more

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My doctor has put me on Lyrica (pregabalin) 600mg and Tapentadol 100mg for my chronic pain. Is this combo ok for long term use?

May not be ok: With chronic use of both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Tapentadol, the possibility of side effects goes up. Some can be dangerous, e.g. a decrease in mental sharpness, increase risk for blood clots, etc. There is also an increase in propensity for weight gain. ...Read more

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Had success with nerve block for hip, back, groin pain. Now on Lyrica (pregabalin). What are issues with long term use and could MRI help identify source of pain?

Had success with nerve block for hip, back, groin pain. Now on Lyrica (pregabalin). What are issues with long term use and could MRI help identify source of pain?

Effective drug: Lyrica (pregabalin) works well for many chronic pain patterns, but could cause side effects of weight gain, swelling of feet and ankles, drowsiness, dizziness. Dosage can be readily titrated to most appropriate level for you, but some degree of tolerance will develop over time. MRI may show specific pain generator but not clear whether this will help, based on given data. ...Read more

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How long does Lyrica take to work. I have been on 50 mg for about a month and the side effects are just awful. A.m. I am zoned out after taking 25 mg?

How long does Lyrica take to work. I have been on 50 mg for about a month and the side effects are just awful. A.m. I am zoned out after taking 25 mg?

The dose is too: Low for any help. Therapeutic dose range from 50 X 3 to 200 x 3. Talk with your doctor. Hypersomnia is not uncommon! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of lyrica (pregabalin) and zolpidem go away? I feel sedated + dificult the breath when waking up meds for 16d

How long does it take for the side effects of lyrica (pregabalin) and zolpidem go away? I feel sedated + dificult the breath when waking up meds for 16d

Meds go away: It could take a couple of days for the effects of these medications to leave your system.

With that being said it is unlikely that these two medications would be causing you sedation and breathing problems 16 days later.

I would recommend that you follow-up with your prescribing physician on this issue. It is likely that something else is going on. ...Read more

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How long generally does Lyrica (pregabalin) start to work?

Lyrica (pregabalin) 7-10 days: In clinical studies in neuropathic pain some patients experienced a decrease in pain in as early as 7-10 days with a minimum dosage 150 mg BID. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for lyrica (pregabalin) to begin working?

About one week: Usually within a week. But remember the dose often needs to be raised to achieve the desired results. ...Read more

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Do I have to take venlax75mg and lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg as well, each 1 pill a day if I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I feel so much better. Take all my life long?

Why use 2 meds?: You are on rather low dosing, and one or the other meds alone may do very well if dose is adjusted. Best to keep it simple, so have long discussion with your doctor and pick where efforts need to be focused. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lyrica (pregabalin) to take effect for nerve pain?

How long does it take for lyrica (pregabalin) to take effect for nerve pain?

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

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How long does it take lyrica (pregabalin) to take effect. I have been on 150 mg for four days for peripheal neurapathy and there is no improvement?

Takes some time: The effect of Lyrica (pregabalin) is often not immediate so please continue taking it according to your doctor's instructions even if you do not notice any immediate benefit. In my experience, it takes at least 2 weeks for any noticeable effect and sometimes it may take as long as 4-6 weeks or even longer for the full effect. Hang in there until you see your doctor! ...Read more

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Do I have to take Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg one pill a day &lyrica 75mg also one pill for my life long if I have fibromyalgia. Please help couldn't I have a baby.?

Do I have to take Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg one pill a day &lyrica 75mg also one pill for my life long if I have fibromyalgia. Please help couldn't I have a baby.?

Integrative approach: There are many pharmacological options for fibromyalgia but an integrative approach will be better long term. Integrative approach will address your lifestyle, nutrition, sleep and stressors of life. Incorporating an active lifestyle combined with healthy diet, mind and body therapy and lowest possible doses of medication is the way to go. Of course you need to work closely with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have taken lyrica pregabalin capsule with citicoline sodium tablets for over one year but am still having burning pains how long it takes to heal?

I have taken lyrica pregabalin capsule with citicoline sodium tablets for over one year but am still having burning pains how long it takes to heal?

Burning pain: It is unclear from your question what condition is being treated and what are the dosages and if thr has been any change in the pain. Sometimes you have to increase the dose, sometimes a different drugs from the class class is more effective in one individual. Discuss your concerns with your physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I was on Lexapro 15mg for the last 4 years. My Dr swited me to Lyrica (pregabalin) due to head pressure from Lex. How long will Lex withdrawls last. Thanks?

I was on Lexapro 15mg for the last 4 years. My Dr swited me to Lyrica (pregabalin) due to head pressure from Lex. How long will Lex withdrawls last. Thanks?

Depression: Lexapro is a medication for depression.
Taking Lexapro for 4 years with less improvement seems to indicate that you will benefit from Psychotherapy for stress in your life which may be marital, separation, divorce, loss of loved ones, children, relationships, work, finances, and medical problems.
See a Psychiatrist for Breathing Relaxation, Visual imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, benefits of Lyrica (pregabalin). ...Read more

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For how long would a patient recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia take Lyrica (pregabalin) and amitriptyline? A couple weeks, months, etc.? What is typical?

For how long would a patient recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia take Lyrica (pregabalin) and amitriptyline? A couple weeks, months, etc.? What is typical?

Try Lyrica (pregabalin) last!: Lyrica (pregabalin) has serious dependency, abuse, and mood-altering properties. Amitryptiline does not, (why it's not a controlled substance). Try all other methods to manage fibromyalgia first, before Lyrica (pregabalin). Many non-medical measures, including hypnosis work very well for long periods. Read about all methods/drugs. ...Read more

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I didn't have joint pain before starting Lyrica (pregabalin). Trying to come off it and experiencing new/different pain. Could this b w/drawl and how long last?

Could be, but....: It may be entirely separate. Discuss this w/ Dr and perhaps have exam to find other basis. Pain is hard to manage, but you can learn skills. Skills are better than pills! Be patient and brave and work together w/ Dr to feel safe. ...Read more

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If I'm no longer getting relief from max Neurontin is trying lyrica (pregabalin) a waste of time and money. Would it be prudent to go another route?

If I'm no longer getting relief from max Neurontin is trying lyrica (pregabalin) a waste of time and money. Would it be prudent to go another route?

Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapenti: Without knownig all the details any answer I give you will mislead you. Both drugs are anti seizure medication acting in different receptors of the brain and different conditions. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get Lyrica, (pregabalin) Prozac and Lorazapam out my system safely before getting pregnant?

How long does it take to get Lyrica, (pregabalin) Prozac and Lorazapam out my system safely before getting pregnant?

Planning a pregnancy: If you were prescribed these meds by your doc, they must be for a medical condition (depression? anxiety? fibromyalgia?). Its very important that you discuss your plans to become pregnant, the right way to come off your meds, and the proper way to treat your condition so you can have a healthy pregnancy. Ask your doc when it would be safe to start trying to conceive :) ...Read more

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I'm taking 75mg of lyrica twice a day for nerve damage in ball of foot (no neuroma). 1week and no improvement. How long before it starts to work?

I'm taking 75mg of lyrica twice a day for nerve damage in ball of foot (no neuroma). 1week and no improvement. How long before it starts to work?

May not work: You need to have your foot re-evaluated by another foot specialist. It's best to know what caused the nerve damage to that area of your foot first, prior to treatment. This may be simply from bad foot mechanics or shoes. ...Read more

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How long can I take the combination of Myonal, Feldene and Lyrica (pregabalin) for Frozen Shoulder pain management?

How long can I take the combination of Myonal, Feldene and Lyrica (pregabalin) for Frozen Shoulder pain management?

Frozen shoulder: Needs PHYSICAL THERAPY and sometimes LYSIS (BREAKING) of adhesions (scarring) with examination under anesthesia!!!!!
Continued use of these medications (especially in COMBINATION) is NOT a good idea!

Hope this helps
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Reducing oxynorm & lyrica (pregabalin) from 40 & 600mg to 100 & 10mg tapered but bad restless legs since last reduction how long will withdrawel sypmtoms last?

Reducing oxynorm & lyrica (pregabalin) from 40 & 600mg to 100 & 10mg tapered but bad restless legs since last reduction how long will withdrawel sypmtoms last?

Depends: On the type of withdrawal!
Opiate withdrawal typically 1 week AND generally up to a month on the restless leg effect so I've heard (not commonly seen since non-narcotic meds like muscle relaxers and parkinson's meds treat this).
Lyrica withdrawal is 1-2 weeks OR LESS.
If there is underlying restless leg like about 10-20% of the population, then...it isn't withdrawal and the symptoms stay. ...Read more

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75mg Lyrica (pregabalin) and 20mg baclofen for peripheral neuropathy. How long after can I take 5/325 norco for pain??

See details: Avoid taking narcotics at all if possible. The addiction risks increase the longer you take it. Instead, increase the Lyrica (pregabalin) dose. I am not sure Baclifen has all that much benefit. Finally, identify and treat the cause of the neuropathy. ...Read more