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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?
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
I am taking Lyrica (pregabalin) for Anxiety.I find it great.How long does the sedating effect last. Thanks?
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
I am coming off lyrica (pregabalin) after being on it for 5wks to stop nerve pain cycle. Halved my dose to come off slowly 150-75 per day, how long b4 pain returns?
Time: Time will tell. It might never come back. ...Read more
How long should a man wait after he stops taking lyrica (pregabalin) and Lexapro in order to father a healthy child?
Not related: These medications do not make changes in the sperms! ...Read more
On 600mg lyrica&30mg oxynorm daily 6/12.Had back op now and going cold turkey off both as consult wont start weaning yet.How long to withdraw?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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