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Long Term Effects Of Lyrica
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tramadol as long term treatment for fibromyalgia? Cymbalts made me miserable. Cannot afford lyrica, (pregabalin) am already on neurontin. Is this viable treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyrica (pregabalin): Usually 2 to 4 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
About one week: Usually within a week. But remember the dose often needs to be raised to achieve the desired results. ...Read more
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?
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