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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. Great regiment. ...Read more

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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 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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