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Lyrica Damaged Nerves Help
I'm taking 75mg of lyrica twice a day for nerve damage in ball of foot ( no neuroma ). 1week and no improvement. How long before it starts to work?
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
I'm on gabapentin due to bad nerve damage. I want try lyrica (pregabalin). Will my doctor keep me on both meds or do I have to pick one?
Have to pick one: They are both relatives of each other with similar modes of action - therefore it would not help to be on both. You may however tolerate one better than the other. Other meds to try include Cymbalta (duloxetine) or Elavil - these could be combined with gabapentin. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Nerve damage in ball of foot.When i press is certain spot it send electric shocks on toes.Tried injection, on lyrica but not woking. Wiil it heal?
Nerve damage in ball of foot, when i press in certain spot it sends electric shocks in toes. Mri normal. Tried injection. On lyrica not helping?
Maybe: Lyrica (pregabalin) reduces irritability of nerves that are damaged or inflamed. That often results in less pain. Like most medications, it works in some people, and not in others. Careful adjustment of the dose is often needed to reduce pain without causing side effects. Some people have side-effects that they can't tolerate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there surgery to repair nerves?My nerve pain is not controlled while i'm on lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg/twice daily and 2mg dilaudid at night. I need relief! help
Arm and leg numbness. Dr said back nerves inflamed. Possibly demyelination, hive neuropathy. Lyrica (pregabalin) caused panic. Any other treatment options?
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
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
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
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
Is there anything other than lyrica (pregabalin) for nerve pain that doesn't have side effects like lyrica (pregabalin)?
Sure...: There are a number of medicines for nerve pain. These include Gabapentin (neurontin), Elavil (amitriptyline) and the tricyclic antidepressant class, Cymbalta (duloxetine) (from the snri class), and narcotic pain medicines. Make sure you ask your physician about your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyrica (pregabalin) works well to control my nerve pain however side effects are horrible. Is there a similar medication with less side effects and less pricey?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more