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What does lyrica (pregabalin) do?

What does lyrica (pregabalin) do?

Depends: Lyrica (pregabalin) was first introduced for seizures. However, it was found to have good activity in treatment neuropathic (nerve) pain. This type of pain is sometimes present in shingles and can last for a long time after the rash is gone.

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) normally used to treat pain, or does it have another use?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) normally used to treat pain, or does it have another use?

Lyrica (pregabalin) uses: Lyrica (pregabalin), like other medications that can suppress epileptic seizures, can also treat nerve pain associated with shingles and diabetes. Lyrica is also approved for the treatment of pain related to fibromyalgia syndrome.

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Was prescribed lyrica (pregabalin) for "nerve repair". However, it seems to be described online as a product more for suppressing symptoms. Which is true?

Was prescribed lyrica (pregabalin) for "nerve repair". However, it seems to be described online as a product more for suppressing symptoms. Which is true?

FDA indications: Lyrica (pregabalin) has many approved indications, especially for diabetic nerve pain. It can control certain seizures also. It helps by controlling symptoms and events. It does not cure underlying conditions, and, in no way, acts to "repair nerve" (although metanx may do this a bit?). Sounds like there is a communication issue. Clarify with your doc.

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Why would neurologist prescribe lyrica (pregabalin)? For tremor? Or to calm you down?

Why would neurologist prescribe lyrica (pregabalin)? For tremor? Or to calm you down?

See below: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the european union. Recent studies have shown that Pregabalin is effective at treating chronic pain disorders.

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It's okay to use lyrica (pregabalin) if I have been awake since yesterday right?

Pre-gabalin: Pre-Gabalin (Lyrica) is mainly used for neuropathic pain syndromes. You should not skip the dose. It will make you drowsy so be careful if you are supposed to be fully awake. Given your location, if you are a soldier, please excuse yourself from duty if you are too drowsy. Good luck.

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Iv used oxynormn&lyrica 8/12.after surgery dose reduced, 20&200mg pd. I've noticed if I ever have a couple of drinks my circulation in legs gets bad. Why?

Iv used oxynormn&lyrica 8/12.after surgery dose reduced, 20&200mg pd. I've noticed if I ever have a couple of drinks my circulation in legs gets bad. Why?

Please repeat query: Please repeat your question without abbreviations. I'm not certain I understand all your abbreviations. I'm afraid I don't understand your question, and would not want to give you the wrong answer.

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) effective?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) effective?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is very effective for fibromyalgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and lumbar radicular pain.

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How does lyrica (pregabalin) work? Is it similiar to narcotic pain medicine? Or similiar to tramadol as norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

How does lyrica (pregabalin) work? Is it similiar to narcotic pain medicine? Or similiar to tramadol as norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Dear pika89800 lyrica enhances gaba in the brain and suppresses pain at a cortical level, pain has 3 main levels, local, spinal and brain (cortex), it is non narcotic, it is an antiseizure medication and can sometimes help both pain and anxiety the answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact your md.

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Tried all kinds of meds for fibro, last one was lyrica (pregabalin) and nothing works. What now?

Tried all kinds of meds for fibro, last one was lyrica (pregabalin) and nothing works. What now?

Take control of life: Medications may not be the answer for all fm patients. You need to decide who is in charge-- you or the pain. Dealing with stressors, regular low impact exercise, weight reduction if needed, avoidance of alcohol and caffeine, and not allowing the pain to stop you from moving on with you like are vitally important in patient self management of fm.

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Safe for lyrica (pregabalin) and adderrall together?

Safe for lyrica (pregabalin) and adderrall together?

NOT DIRECT PROBLEM: Lyrica (pregabalin) has no drug-drug interaction potential with most other meds, but may have a side effect of drowsiness and lethargy, while the Adderall is designed to enhance alertness and focus. Therefore, if you do have an adverse rxtn to lyrica, (pregabalin) this can compromise the effect of the adderall. Discuss at length with your doctor.

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Is it dangerous to mix flexeril, cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) mobic, hyzaar all together? I am currently taking these every night?

Is it dangerous to mix flexeril, cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) mobic, hyzaar all together? I am currently taking these every night?

Possibly: Depending on dose, this combination could result in increased bleeding tendency, and serotonin syndrome, which is characterized by high fever, muscle aches, etc. Be sure your doctor knows what and how much you are taking.

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I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta is a good option for neuropathy because it works on the peripheral nerves by a different pathway than Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). Cymbalta should be started at a low dose at bedtime and gradually increased over several weeks to avoid the side effects and to determine the effectiveness on the treatment of the neuropathy.

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Is shaking and twitching a side effect of lyrica (pregabalin)?

Twitch: Twitching of an entire side is not a commonly reported side effect of lyrica (pregabalin). By altering nerve function in brain it is possible by theory. More history would be needed.

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The side effects of lyrica (pregabalin)?

Lyrica (pregabalin) side effects: Like most prescription drugs Lyrica (pregabalin) has several side effects. Serious side effects include muscle pain, weakness, vision problems, easy bruising and bleeding. Less serious side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, loss of balance, dry mouth, and constipation.

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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 :)

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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.

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Should I continue takin effector & lyrica (pregabalin) 75 mg even that I am now better from fibromyalgia. What if I stop them now. Should I take them all of my life?

Should I continue takin effector & lyrica (pregabalin) 75 mg even that I am now better from fibromyalgia. What if I stop them now. Should I take them all of my life?

DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Yes you should continue the medications as the fibromyalgia is a chronic and lifelong condition. Your doses are very low so if these are effective I would definitely stick with it.

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Does coffee interact with pregabalin?

No: Pregabalin (Lyrica) is primarily used to treat neuropathy such as diabetic neuropathy, spinal neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy. It has few major interactions and caffeine is O.K. but alcohol is not.