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It is individual: Lyrica (pregabalin) at night can help pain and improve sleep in some fm patients. However, Lyrica (pregabalin) does not help others and can cause side effects that limit effectiveness. Since all fm patients are different, individualized treatment is necessary. Find a provider who will work with you to find the most effective treatment for your fibromyalgia. ...Read more
Do medications (eg: lyrica, (pregabalin) prednisone, methotrexate, azathioprine) have any effect on a skin test for small fiber neuropathy?
Neuropathy test: None of these should affect the test. ...Read more
What to do if I have started to take lyrica (pregabalin) and would like to know if anyone has good results from taking this medication,?
Lyrica (pregabalin): It is 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. Lyrica (pregabalin) 's ability to improve sleep makes it a good choice for patients with a sleep and pain problems. ...Read more
I take 600 milligrams of lyrica (pregabalin) a day and I have put on 30 lbs what should I do and what if I stoped taking this medication?
Weight gain: Is common in females and less so in males. Cut your dose to 400 and then 200. Talk to your doctor about alternatives! ...Read more
No: Each drug has a seaprate mechanism of action. Lortab a strong morphine like pain killer-hydrocodone combined with Acetaminophen (tylenol); Lyrica (pregabalin) an anticonvulsant medication (pregabilin), and your pain patches could be a local anesthetic (lidoderm), a non steroidal anti inflammatory (flectorpatch) or another morphine like drug (fentanyl patch); no single drug will have all those actions. ...Read more
I have a problem gaining weight on medications so is there anything else you can take for fibromyalgia other than Lyrica (pregabalin)? Thank you.
Yes there are: Unfortunately, weight gain is common with many of the oral medications used in the treatment of FBS. Medications in the same classes have differing degrees to which they contribute on an individual basis. Following is a list of different classes and examples of each: AED- Lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, Topamax. TCA-Doxepin, amitriptyline. SNRI-Cymbalta, venlafaxine. Topamax often causes weight loss. ...Read more
I take4x10mg oxynorm & 3x200mg lyrica (pregabalin) daily having high frequency nevro scs fitted. Assuming it works, what is a safe schedule of medication reduction?
This will vary from: Patient to patient. Unfortunately there are too many clinical factors to be taken into account for anyone but your personal physician to answer this question. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more
Cost and absorption: Gabapentin (neurontin) and Pregabalin (lyrica) are structurally similar and have similar effects pharmacologically. Pregabalin is absorbed better and is more potent in some studies, however it is also quite a bit more expensive since it is not available as a generic. ...Read more
Basically price: Gabapentin is older and available generically, so much cheaper. Lyrica (pregabalin) is newer dosages are different and somewhat less frequent than gabapentin. Lyrica (pregabalin)- because it is newer has more indications (labelled uses- ie postherpetic neuralgia and fibromyalgia) but Gabapentin will work just as well. Gabapentin (neurontin) was originally marketed for seizure disorders but more commonly used for neuralgi. ...Read more
What are the most current medications being prescribed for fibromyalgia besides lyrica (pregabalin) and celebrex?
Husband (32 yrs old) has fibromyalgia. He is not on any medication but has tried Lyrica and Cymbalta with bad side effects. What can we do?
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?
What's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of I have trigeminal neuropathy? Will lyrica (pregabalin) work?
Painful!: Most cases of trigeminal or facial nerve pain are diagnosed as neuralgia. The mechanism is usually compression on the nerve from a blood vessel or injury or as the result of MS. Medications that block nerve firing, such as anti-seizure medications, are typically used: carbamazepam, topiramate, gabapentin/Neurontin, and pregabalin/Lyrica are used. There are also a number of surgical treatments. ...Read more
Mechanisms of action: Meds that act on calcium channels = Gabapentin and lyrica; likely no new meds with that same mechanism of action for a while. But, existing meds for neuropathy w/ different moa include Cymbalta & venlafaxine (snris), Amitriptyline and other heterocyclic antidepressants, tizanidine (alpha2 agonist), vimpat (lacosamide) (anticonvulsant), Alpha lipoic acid, and vitamin B12 + b6 + folate supplements. Take care! ...Read more
I am taking lyrica (pregabalin) for neck/ head pain but I am getting more pain relief from treatment by an osteopath. Can I cease medication safely?
Yes you can:
Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anticonvulsant and should be discontinued by tapering the dosage down 25 mg very 3-4 days.
Anticonvulsant should never be abruptly discontinued to prevent the possible occurrence of seizures. Rec.: before discontinue medication consult with your physician for the future consideration (plan b). ...Read more
I think I have diabetic neuropathy. I think that Lyrica (pregabalin) is used for this. I also read about Neurontin. Which medication is for what exactly?
I have a very dry mouth. I have stopped all medications that can cause it, except lyrica 75 mg which I take at night to help me sleep. I just stopped aciphex. Will my mouth ever stop being dry? I live where ragweed is, and am allergic to it, but stopped
NO: Depending on the cause of your dry mouth it is impossible to say whether it will ever go away you should have a thourou checkup to determine the cause of your dry mouth. ...Read more
Are there any tremor medications that don't cause hair loss when mixed with trazadone, lyrica (pregabalin) and Lexapro?
What treatment is available for bilateral burning in the legs and feet other than medication like Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta? I'm 21
What is the cause?: What is the cause for your bilateral burning? Are you a diabetic? Do you have peripheral neuropathy? Those meds that you listed are the standard meds for painful peripheral neuropathy. If you haven't already, go get a nerve test (EMG) to determine if this is true peripheral neuropathy. Bilateral nerve pain is usually neuropathy, and there are a multitude of causes other than diabetes. ...Read more
What medication is making me exhausted to the point it's hard to breath + skipped heart beats : lyrica, (pregabalin) diazepam or isotretinion? :. (miserable!
Any: Isotretinoin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and diazepam can all contribute to fatigue. Diazepam is a sedative and is most likely the cause. Also Isotretinoin can cause mood changes such as depression. Contact your doctors as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment. They may have you hold one or more medications until your symptoms resolve. ...Read more
How can I lose the weight from Lyrica. I walk 5km every day, eat very little and still cant lose weight. It is a great drug. Many Thanks?
What drug would be advised if Lyrica (pregabalin) doesn't help? Is it always best to avoid strong painkillers?
How do I stop taking lyrica, (pregabalin)tried just stopping 300mg., didn't go too well, had sweats, chills anxiety, how do I stop this drug?
Taper: Depending on how long you were on the medication, you need to taper off the medication. Usually safe to half the dose every three days. ...Read more
Will I get more relief from using two different drugs together like amitriptyline and Lyrica (pregabalin) (not currently taking) than either one alone?
Just passed nclex and can I become a LPN if im taking Lyrica (pregabalin) and amiptriptyline in NY. Will I pass urine screen. Should I ween off these drugs?
Should be fine:
Lyrica (pregabalin) is not screened for in UDS (Urine Drug Screens).
Amiptriptyline is screened for, but is a tricyclic antidepressant (I'm sure you knew that) and should not be of concern to your future employer.
Your health is more important than faking your way through a drug screen. If they catch something and ask you about it, show them the prescription. ...Read more