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Doctor insights on: Lyrica Treating All Types Pain

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How does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on nerve type pain ?

How does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on nerve type pain ?

Anti-seizure: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-seizure medication. It decreases nerve firing. As a result it is often used for neuropathic pain conditions – ones that often have shooting for electric type symptomatology – such as sciatica. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the max dosage of Lyrica (pregabalin) for idiopathic nerve type pain ?

What is the max dosage of Lyrica (pregabalin) for idiopathic nerve type pain ?

100mg - 3X/day: But you need to follow YOUR doctors directions and they'd start at a lower dose (50mg) and increase over a week or so. Same for stopping. This is not a DIY project or an OTC drug. Be smart! Work w/ your doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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I get a crawling sensation alongside my pain. Like 'ants crawling' . Is Lyrica (pregabalin) good for this type of sensation ?

Lyrica, (pregabalin) good choice: When selecting a particular medication considering comorbidities, safety, contra-indications, patient preference, any history of mental health problems (eg, anxiety, depression) and existing medication history. For initial treatment for neuropathic pain ( 'ants crawling' ) Lyrica (pregabalin) is a good choice. ...Read more

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Please describe efficacy difference in Lyrica (pregabalin) vs Gabapentin for migraine/headache of a very nervey type?

Please describe efficacy difference in Lyrica (pregabalin) vs Gabapentin for migraine/headache of a very nervey type?

It depends: Efficacy refers to proven and clear superiority based on objective evidence. Hence, I doubt you'll find an answer for your efficacy question. Even the effectiveness question is problematic and in my clinical experience all I can say is that gabapentin is possibly preferable when nerve pain is associated with less rather than more anxiety. ...Read more

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What does lyrica (pregabalin) do?

Depends: Lyrica (pregabalin) was first introduced for seizures. However, it was found to have good activity in treatment neuropathic (nerve) pain. This type of pain is sometimes present in shingles and can last for a long time after the rash is gone. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) effect memory?

Yes but not always: Any medication that affects the central nervous system can definitely affect memory, and in that Lyrica (pregabalin) qualifies. If one was started on a high dose, there definitely could be memory complaints. Typically in my experience if the dose is started low and brought up very slowly memory problems are not seen. ...Read more

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Could i take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Could i take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Maybe: In controlled studies, about 5% of patients reported euphoria, but additional studies are needed to see if this will help mood. ...Read more

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