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Is there one medication that can replace lyrica, (pregabalin) lortab, and my pain patches?

Is there one medication that can replace lyrica, (pregabalin) lortab, and my pain patches?

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

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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I have small fiber neuro in my feet. Treated w/lyrica, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) methadone & oxycodone. My feet & toes are so sore & stiff. Why? What can I do for them?

I have small fiber neuro in my feet. Treated w/lyrica, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) methadone & oxycodone. My feet & toes are so sore & stiff. Why? What can I do for them?

Keep trying: Sounds as if your doctor is trying the right approach to get a successful symptomatic result. Unfortunately for you, there is no cure for painful small-fiber peripheral neuropathy which is why your feet will continue feeling sore and stiff. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medication I can take with lortab to increase its effectiveness?

Sure: Some otc analgesic can provide additive or even synergistic pain effecs when used with opioids. Lortab, in fact, already contains tylenol (acetaminophen). Nsaids such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can also help with pain by targeting any inflammatory components. I wouodn't recommend any medications that change how lortab is metabolized or increase sedation. ...Read more

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What is the medication lyrica (pregabalin) used for?

What is the medication lyrica (pregabalin) used for?

Lyrica (pregabalin) is used: for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia and atypical odontalgia. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Side effect : Weight gain is a common side effect of lyrica (pregabalin). If you decided to stop the medicine you should do it step by step in the reverse order from the regimen your doctor recommended when you started it. ...Read more

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Is there a more effective medication than lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia pain?

Is there a more effective medication than lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia pain?

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

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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

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I'm taking 100mg of topamax (topiramate) and its not working anymore. Lortab 5 isn't working now either. I don't want more medication. What options do I have?

I'm taking 100mg of topamax (topiramate) and its not working anymore. Lortab 5 isn't working now either. I don't want more medication. What options do I have?

Why r u taking meds?: You didn't mention why you're taking topamax (topiramate) & lortab so i can't really guess what your options would be. If you're taking topamax (topiramate) to prevent seizures, there are many options. Same goes for migraines. Even weight loss. And lortab for pain. Lots of options. Bottom line: talk to your doc. Tell her/him what you've noted above. S/he can offer you appropriate options for your condition. ...Read more

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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

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Are lortabs stronger than oxycodone? Which is the better medication?

Are lortabs stronger than oxycodone? Which is the better medication?

Opiate: Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both oxycodone and hydrocodone are opiates. Oxycodone is generally considered to be more potent than hydrocodone. They are both potent pain medications. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the medications, Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin)?

What's the difference between the medications, Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin)?

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

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What medications to use if you've already used gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin)?

What medications to use if you've already used gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Depend on conditions: Gabapentin and Lyrica (pregabalin) are anti-seizure medication. If you talk them for seizure, there are many more choices. If you take them for nerve pain, you might benefit from medication change. Please see your doctor to discuss your concern. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the medications Neurontin (gabapentin) and lyrica (pregabalin)?

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

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What are the most current medications being prescribed for fibromyalgia besides lyrica (pregabalin) and celebrex?

What are the most current medications being prescribed for fibromyalgia besides lyrica (pregabalin) and celebrex?

Many options: Lyrica, cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) are all approved specifically for treatment of fibromyalgia. Gabapentin, amitriptyline, cyclobenzaprine, tizanidine, carisprodol, tramadol & fluoxetine in combination with Amitriptyline have all shown benefit for treatment of fibromyalgia in trials. There are other anticonvulsants, tricyclic antidepressants and muscle relaxers that may have benefit as well. ...Read more

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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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What's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of I have trigeminal neuropathy? Will lyrica (pregabalin) work?

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

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Can a manic episode be triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Can  a manic episode be triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Possibly...: 1st, make proper dx. Is DX bipolar disorder, where they're r periods of depression and hypomania? Many triggers, prob an internalized experience leading to changes in specific neurotransmitters in specific part of the brain. The one that will recognize the early signs is not person themself, but the professional or family member that knows her/him best. When manic, feels good & stops med-not good! ...Read more