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Is lyrica (pregabalin) a good treatment for nerve pain?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) a good treatment for nerve pain?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an effective medicine for treatment of various neuropathic or nerve generated pain such as post herpetic neuralgia (shingles). As with all anti-neuropathic medicines the response varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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What is a good pain reliever for nerve pain? I've tried cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) and neurontin. Nothing has worked. I have tn too, and im losing hope.

What is a good pain reliever for nerve pain? I've tried cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) and neurontin. Nothing has worked. I have tn too, and im losing hope.

Additional Rx: Effexor, (venlafaxine) tricyclic antidepressants, ssnri's, local Lidoderm patch, a Butrans patch, all have some chance of success. However, if you possess an underlying small fibre neuropathy, or a large fibre neuropathy caused by autoimmune mechanisms, infusions of ivig may be amazingly helpful. Lastly, a medical food metanx is also of value. ...Read more

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How effective is Lyrica (pregabalin) for preventing nerve pain?

How effective is Lyrica (pregabalin) for preventing nerve pain?

Nerve pain: Lyrica (pregabalin) has been one of the medications that has shown reasonable responses in treating nerve pain. ...Read more

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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?

YES, SEVERAL: You could perhaps have less adverse effects with some of the newer designer Gabapentin products, such as horizant, or gralise. Another option is Cymbalta or savella, (milnacipran) and lastly perhaps a compounded pain creme. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lyrica (pregabalin) to take effect for nerve pain?

How long does it take for lyrica (pregabalin) to take effect for nerve pain?

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

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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

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more