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Lyrica Vs Gabapentin Side Effects
Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapentin sorta works but have too many side effects. I have chronic head nerve pain . What are my options?
Do Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta, and Gabapentin cause weight gain or is it just the tiredness and side effects that make you less active and you end up gaining?
I recently had a bad side effect from gabapentin. Urine retention and bladder infection. Will lyrica (pregabalin) do the same thing? Side effects?
Just started lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg weaning off Neurontin 300mg 4 tabs a day what can I expect if any for side effects in the weaning process?
Slow taper: Taper the neurontin (gabapentin) slowly, under the guidance of your neurologist. The slower your taper, the less likely you are to experience side effects, which can include tremor, irritability, agitation, anxiety, tachycardia, diaphoresis, confusion, disorientation, catatonia, and status epilepticus. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/722526_1 ...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
Can you change from gabapentin to lyrica (pregabalin) without gradually withdrawing from gabapentin?
Overlap or not : Usually and depending on how long one has been taking a certain medication , we try to overlap one medicine is tapered down and one is tapered up. However we do stop meds and switch without taper sometimes. Your prescribing doctor is the best to judge your situation, please discuss that with him. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
To avoid back past medical bills and another bill for the dr could I get something prescribed on here? I have been on Lyrica & gabapentin
You would need to: become a patient to have medications prescribed. Have you considered Health Tap Concierge? ...Read more
For mononeuropathy, would 900mg of gabapentin (x3 a day), or 75mg of lyrica (pregabalin) (3x a day) be better? I still hv pain w/both esp. first thing in the a.m.
Possibly: Either one of these agents may provide benefit. One is not consistently better than the other. The best one is the one that works best for you. ...Read more
It has been over11 days why am i still showing positive for benzo. I take lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin , hydrocone , and nexium?
Can lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapentin together with Nexium and hydrocone give a false positive for benzo?
False positive urin: None of the medications you mentioned would give false positive. ...Read more
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
I have tried gabapentin & lyrica for my back but was changed to amitriptyline due to edema. Will this drug cause wgt gain also. I am 62 & exercise.
My doctor prescribed 1200 mg of gabapentin for fibromyalgia about a year ago. In the past couple months, my pain has increased. The doc has told me if the gabapentin stops working, she'll switch me to lyrica. I worry about switching to lyrica due to the c
Gabapentin vs Lyrica (pregabalin): In 2007, pregabalin was received FDA approval for the management of fibromyalgia. Lyrica is not metabolized in the liver and is excreted through the kidney essentially unchanged and have no significant drug interactions. Following your doctor's advice about treatment is probably the best thing you can do. ...Read more
I have sciatica and the only thing that works is Lyrica or gabapentin, can I get it prescribed on here? I owe too much money to my pcd to go back.
This submission: was on the health/ medical education portion of Healthtap. So, we can not prescribe this medication for you. HealthTap Prime & Concierge are designed for medical treatment but there is a fee. ...Read more
Both can be helpful: Both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin are used to treat the pain of neuropathy (burning, tingling and sharp, stabbing pain). People respond differently to different medications, so one might work better for one person than another. Some people have side effects to one or the other. If one doesn't work (at what should be an effective dose), it would be worthwhile to try the other. ...Read more
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
Tried numerous meds for fibro like lyrica, cymbalta, gabapentin, savella (milnacipran). None work, not fibromyalgia?
I was prescribed Lyrica and use to be on Gabapentin because pain medicine makes me sick to my stomach. I haven't been able to go back to my normal dr?
Are there any medicines like Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta, and Gabapentin that don't cause weight gain?
COMMENTS: Of the listed three, Cymbalta causes nausea in 40%, and is the least likely to cause weight gain. Savella (milnacipran) may be of value in pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, and seems to also be less troublesome. A possible alternative to gabapentin could be Grailise or Horizant, and due to duration of action may be also less weight gain. The meds cause appetite change, so less caloric intake can prevent. ...Read more
Does Requip cause weight gain? Does Gabapentin cause weight gain? Does Lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain? Thanks!
Meralgia parestetica six months, I've tried both lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, would like nerve block, is this something I can book with a pain clinic directly?
I'm on gabapentin due to bad nerve damage. I want try lyrica (pregabalin). Will my doctor keep me on both meds or do I have to pick one?
Have to pick one:
They are both relatives of each other with similar modes of action - therefore it would not help to be on both. You may however tolerate one better than the other.
Other meds to try include Cymbalta (duloxetine) or Elavil - these could be combined with gabapentin.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Tics: Motor tics caused by anti epileptics is a side effect that mandated revisiting the therapy. See your neurologist. ...Read more
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