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Doctor insights on: Lyrica Naproxen Treating Nerve Pain Feet

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Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Neuropathy: Maybe a multidisciplinary or multimodality approach can optimize yor treatment. Physical therapy, maybe acupuncture, proper socks and shoes and maybe opioids. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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How does lyrica (pregabalin) work regarding nerve pain? I get burning sensations in my shins and feet.

How does lyrica (pregabalin) work regarding nerve pain? I get burning sensations in my shins and feet.

Not well-known: The mechanisms of Lyrica (pregabalin) is not well defined. Although Lyrica (pregabalin) is related to the inhibitory amino acid, gaba, it does not directly affect GABA or benzodiazepine receptors. Studies have suggested that the therapeutic effect is achieved by selectively binding to voltage-gated calcium channels and blocking the release of calcium, thereby inhibiting the presynaptic release of pain neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. Daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions (100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more

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I hav an 70mm L5-S1 disc rupture pressin on left & right nerve roots causin rediculopathy. In addition to Lyrica- Celebrex or Naproxen? What's better

Metylprednisolone: A brief course of steroids can improve nerve inflammation significantly surgerybcan speed psin relief as well should conservative measures fail sorry you are rxperiencing nerve pain ...Read more

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What can help severe tooth nerve pain until I can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

What can help severe tooth nerve pain until I can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

Need help: There is only so much you can do for yourself. You most likely have an abscessed tooth. If you have a dentist, call him up for an antibiotic. Controlling the infection will knock the pain down. If not see urgent care or er, for medication until dentist can be seen. Do not hesitate. ...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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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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Does lyrica (pregabalin) help with muscle pain aswell as nerve pain?

Does lyrica (pregabalin) help with muscle pain aswell as nerve pain?

Yes and no: Traditionally, lyrica (pregabalin) helps primarily for neuropathic pain and so was used for conditions such as diabetic neuropathy. But lyrica (pregabalin) has now been approved for fibromyalgia, which is characterized by pain coming firm the muscles, facia, and other superficial soft tissues. So it would lead one to think it can help although the mechanism is not clear. ...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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What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work?

Think beyond drugs: Medications are one way of controlling nerve pain. Pain is a complex holistic process. You may be able to decrease need for meds by addressing other issues. That includes nutrient status, stress or emotional trauma that may have accompanied or pre-dated the injury, and movement and use of the limb. It's a complex topic. You might look for a doc who does integrative or functional medicine. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to Olanzapine for nerve pain but not Lyrica (pregabalin)? Olanzapine causing significant weight gain.

Is there an alternative to Olanzapine for nerve pain but not Lyrica (pregabalin)? Olanzapine causing significant weight gain.

Depression, Anxiety: Thank you for informing about Depression, Anxiety disorder, Olanzapine ( (anti-psychotic medication), Tapentadol (Narcotic medication), Nerve pain, Full Neurological test, MRI.

Olanzapine is not for nerve pain.
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See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, and Therapy for Depression, Anxiety ...Read more

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Have taken lyrica (pregabalin) for 6 years for nerve pain. About to have gastric bypass and worried about whether i'll be able to continue with lyrica (pregabalin) afterwards.

You certainly Can: The other thing to consider is that some of your weight may be due to the lyrica (pregabalin). If you go through the trouble of the bypass restarting the Lyrica (pregabalin) could put you back on the road to obesity. I would approach it with caution after the bypass, if you need it for pain control you'll have to take the Lyrica (pregabalin) but beware of the side effects. ...Read more

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Taking 100 lyrica (pregabalin) for peripheral nerve pain. Heartburn really bad. Ok to keep glugging antiacid? Neurontin did same.

Taking 100 lyrica (pregabalin) for peripheral nerve pain. Heartburn really bad. Ok to keep glugging antiacid? Neurontin did same.

No. Call doctor: Neurontin (gabapentin) is indeed an excellent treatment for peripheral nerve pain. In my practice, it does not cause heartburn. You need to get that checked out promptly. You may have an ulcer, which could worsen. Taking antacids without medical supervision could cause its own set of complications, including decreased absorption of medications. Call your treating physician and get checked. ...Read more

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Is there anything other than lyrica (pregabalin) for nerve pain that doesn't have side effects like lyrica (pregabalin)?

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 more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on muscular pain aswell as nerve pain?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) has many uses and is approved for peripheral neuropathy which is nerve pain. It is also approved for fibromyalgia which has significant muscle pain and tenderness. Overall the answer to your question is yes, it can be used for both muscle and nerve pain ...Read more

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I am on effexor 300mg, Lyrica 300mg, amitriptyline 50mg and 15mg for severe G A D and nerve pain. Is this a lot of meds. Many Thanks?

Sometimes: Multiple medications are required to treat psychiatric conditions. I wish more people responded to just one medication. Being on a lot of medications does not necessarily equate to being on unnecessary medications. ...Read more

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Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one?

Most likely: Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose.

Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more

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The nerve pain is a result of the shingles which she got 2-1/2 months ago. The rash is gone, but severe nerve pain lingers. What can she do to alleviate this excruciating pain. She has taken Lyrica for 2-1/2 weeks with little to no relief.

The nerve pain is a result of the shingles which she got 2-1/2 months ago. The rash is gone, but severe nerve pain lingers. What can she do to alleviate this excruciating pain. She has taken Lyrica for 2-1/2 weeks with little to no relief.

See pain doc: At 87, medication doses may need adjustments. While Lyrica is good for shingles pain, if it is dosed correctly, topicals, injections, gabapentin, and other options will help overcome her suffering. See a doctor who specializes in pain management to learn more. ...Read more

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Taking lyrica (pregabalin) 100 for peripheral nerve pain. Starting to develop tremors in hands; feel weak; is this a side effect or something else?

Lyrica (pregabalin) 100: This medication is used to treat chronic pain or seizures. 100mg/day is a low dose. The common side effects are dizziness, constipation dry mouth. The tremor is because of the anxiety. Your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
Rec.: see your doctor for your concern evaluation. ...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.
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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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