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No but......: Narcotic is more a legal term than a medical term. It does not necessarily refer to just opiate type medications. In general i think Lyrica is a very helpful medicine, and i rarely see any addiction problems, however i did have a recent case of Lyrica dependence. With that said most patients even with addiction history may still try this med if indicated and monitored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregabalin is indicated to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, complex partial seizures, spinal cord injury pain, but also is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Psychiatric problems may also be handled with this medicine. Has no significant drug-drug interactions, but may cause drowsiness, dizziness, weight ...Read more
No,: Lyrica ( pregabalin) is not a narcotic painkiller, it's effect to diminish chronic and acute pain is related to interaction with calcium channels and neurotransmitters, not opiod receptors per se. To help you most, it is very important to try to establish the diagnosis, i.e. the reason for the leg pain, some of them can require urgent attention.. You need to see the doctor, I am afraid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does lyrica work? Is it similiar to narcotic pain medicine? Or similiar to tramadol as norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor?
Lyrica: Dear pika89800 lyrica enhances gaba in the brain and suppresses pain at a cortical level, pain has 3 main levels, local, spinal and brain (cortex), it is non narcotic, it is an antiseizure medication and can sometimes help both pain and anxiety the answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with interstitial cystitis.Tylenol,narcotic pain pills,diet change give no pain relief.Will Lyrica help.My twin says it helps her IC pain?
AZO - OTC - works.: The OTC pills work for many of my friends and patients. If not, your PCP can Rx - Gantrisin /pyridium. No reason to step up to psychotropic type meds for a urinary tract issue. Take it step by step. Drink lots of water. Ask doctor for ideas to prevent recurrence - it can become chronic and it's great to nip it in the bud. Bst wishes! ...Read more
Was addicted to opiates for years bc chronic nerve pain (CRP) Now on suboxone. Pain intolerable. Had surgery, lyrica, gabapentin, (can't take NSAID - bleed.) Non -narcotic suggestion? Any help at all?
For fibromyalgia flare ups. I exercise and have been on lyrica & gabpetin. What would you suggest for short term flare ups that happen once a month?
Taking lyrica for pain from 2 disc in neck have had surgery in past with fusion. Lyrica not helping don't want injections. Suggestions?
Well: Multi-modal therapy is usually best trying to hit multiple receptors. Lyrica is primary to control the radiating pain that goes down the arm. If this is still present, Gabapentin can be tried and dosed up as needed. Other meds for chronic pain such as cymbalta, ultram, Amitriptyline can be added. Try to stay away from narcotics, its a slippery slope. If you don't have one, get a referral to a pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several Rxs!: Avoid narcotics, if possible. You should try a full dose of an nsaid, if possible! other options are cymbalta. I have had very good results with it! it works for many types of arthritis, as well as neuropathy & is not controlled substance. Finally, inflammation should be r/o by getting a crp! ...Read more
Yes: I do not now if all of these are fda approved, but these are the medications used. Narcotics are never appropriate for fibro. Anti seizure meds like Lyrica and Neurontin are used. An snri (effexor, cymbalta, or savella) is a mainstay of treatment. Physical activity is very important as well. Physical therapy can be helpful. Muscle relaxants might be used as well. Stay active! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
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