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On 10mg of zolpidem, 300mg lyrica, (pregabalin) 5mg of Valium at night all for anxiety and depression & insomnia . Bad combo? Feeling awful 20 days on :(

On 10mg of zolpidem, 300mg lyrica, (pregabalin) 5mg of Valium at night all for anxiety and depression & insomnia . Bad combo? Feeling awful 20 days on :(

Intense combination: I would talk to your doctor, you either need a lot of medicine or they may not be aware of how it is making you feel. However, it is important to let a medical professional determine the best way to make adjustments as the consequences of suddenly stopping or even changing could be seizures or a deterioration in your mental health. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) an ssri?

No: 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. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. ...Read more

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Is lyrica safe to take pregnant?

Lyrica: It is category C. "Category C. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks." If you choose to stop it, do not do so abruptly, talk to your neurologist to get a tapering regimen of more than 1 wk ...Read more

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Lyrica (pregabalin) 200mg side effects?

Lyrica (pregabalin): The most common side affects are sedation and weight gain, but if needed it is a good medication. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can i drink while on lyrica (pregabalin)?

Can i drink while on lyrica (pregabalin)?

In moderation: Lyrica (pregabalin) has no appreciable drug-drug interactions with other meds or alcohol, but does cause drowsiness and dizziness, and I am sure that the bottle advises against drinking and or driving. But a glass of beer or wine will likely not be a huge problem. Use care and do not drive. ...Read more

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Can i take napraxen and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Yes.: Naproxen and Lyrica (pregabalin) are okay to take together, but i notice that you're already on plavix, and aspirin. The addition of Naproxen makes me worry about potential for GI bleeding. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Lyrica (pregabalin) a controlled substance?

No is not controlled: but by prescription only. Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anticonvulsant (seizure) medicine and is used off-label by many doctors as a chronic pain relief medication. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on severe pain ?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on severe pain ?

Depends: In my personal clinical experience Lyrica (pregabalin) can be a very good adjuct to pain medications for some of my patients with severe pain. It is worth trying if you are suffering from severe pain. Talk to your doctor about how to take. ...Read more

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Can I take dhea and lyrica (pregabalin) together?

Can I take dhea and lyrica (pregabalin) together?

Yes, with caution. : According to the medscape interaction checker, there are no known interactions between these two substances, and there are probably no additional risks to taking them together. Always remain cautious, however. You see, medicines in general, and especially supplements, sometimes have side effects or interactions that are not adequately studied or reported. Sometimes they just show up unexpectedly. ...Read more

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Can i take serc with lyrica (pregabalin) &tradol?

Can i take serc with lyrica (pregabalin) &tradol?

Med interactions: The more medicines you take the more risk of side effects you have. Lyrica (pregabalin) and serc can both cause some drowsiness and confusion, especially if you are older. If you are on tramadol, this would even increase the risk. Be sure and discuss this with your doctor before you add any antihistamine to your regimen. ...Read more

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Why is lyrica (pregabalin) a controlled substance?

It is schedule V: Which is the lowest of the schedule numbers (for example, oxycodone is schedule ii and benzodiazepines are schedule iv). Lyrica (pregabalin) acts at the same kinds of receptors that benzodiazepines act at - GABA receptors- and has been shown to have some abuse potential, particularly in people who already have substance abuse issues, particularly alcohol and benzodiazepine abuse/dependency. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for controlling anxiety?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for controlling anxiety?

Not sure: As a neurologist, Lyrica (pregabalin) has no FDA indication for anxiety. I had seen it used for anxiety, but this is not my expertise. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for rotator cuff problem?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for rotator cuff problem?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Lyrics can help with neurogenic pain. Not used mich for cuff problems. Cuff tissue has a poor blood supply. Best to know what tendon is involved and the % it is torn to avoid escalation to a surgical situation. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Is  lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) may be effective with neuropathic pain which can occur with scolioosis. Lyrica (pregabalin) is not very effective against somatic (non-neuropathic) pain. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking pregabalin / lyrica?

What are the side effects of taking pregabalin / lyrica?

Pregabalin: You can find the answer to this at the following link: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a605045.Html in fact, entering medlineplus.Gov in your browser's search bar will take you to the national library of medicine patient education site, covering diseases and drugs or supplements. The information there is reliable, which is not always the case on the internet. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) calm the nervous system. Thanks?

Essentially yes: Originally marketed as an antiepileptic medication the description of "calming" the nervous system is essentially accurate in how it functions. If you have further questions on the function of this medication and you'd like a 1-1 consult don't hesitate to contact me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to set up a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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What is the dosage of lyrica (pregabalin) for fibermyalgia?

What is the dosage of lyrica (pregabalin) for fibermyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: This is not the place for dosing questions. Lyrica (pregabalin) may or may not be an appropriate medication for a particular patient. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work by blocking the pain signals ?

Lyrica (pregabalin) mechanism: Its main mechanism of action appears to be antagonism of NMDA receptors and calcium channel blockade. It causes hyperpolarization and prevents the generation and transmission of an action potential and pain blockage. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can you take the gotu kola with Lyrica (pregabalin). Thanks?

Yes: lyrica (pregabalin) dies not get metabolized by the CYP system. This means the drugs will not compete with,each other to get out of the body. 6% of people may have swelling and I cannot,predict the effect with another agent like gotu kola that can affect circulation. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) calm down the nervous system. Thanks?

Comments: Lyrica (pregabalin) stabilizes neurotransmitter function, and side effects may evolve such as drowsiness, dizziness, spaciness, problems focusing and concentrating. ...Read more

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Can I take the herb Gotu Kola with Lyrica (pregabalin). Thanks?

Not recommended: This sort of combination could give very different results in different people, please use caution in using synergistic AED (Lyrica) with Gotu Kola. Even thought side effects from Gotu Kola are exceedingly rare, the consultation with your doctor is required. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get through Lyrica (pregabalin) withdrawal?

Tapering schedule: It is typical to experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping Lyrica (pregabalin).and it can cause many side effects. I recommend that you follow tapering schedule under the supervision of your doctor to taper off your anticonvulsant medication. Take care. ...Read more

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I am taking lyrica (pregabalin) 450mg for sleep. Is this all right?

I am taking lyrica (pregabalin) 450mg for sleep. Is this all right?

See below: Lyrica (pregabalin) is not indicated for sleep problems, so pls consult your dr for proper treatment of this problem. One of the side effects of the drug is drowsiness, but this should not be the reason foryou to use this drug. ...Read more

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When does the sedating effect of Lyrica (pregabalin) wear off. Thanks?

Depends: Each individual is different in terms of how fast they metabolize a drug from their system. Does the person have normal, liver/kidneys or not? Did they take too much or was another drug reacting that caused the problem in the 1st place? In general, toxic effects for drugs LIKE Lyrica (pregabalin) likely take 5-7 days to wear off. More questions- www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more