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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Iv used oxynormn&lyrica 8/12.after surgery dose reduced, 20&200mg pd.ive 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.ive 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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