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Neurontin And Rsd
RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...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
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
Why isn't Gralise 1200mg helping with my small fiber neuropathy pain? Will lyrica (pregabalin) be better?
Have fibro and arthritis uppper arms muscle spasms would cymbalta help more than lyrica (pregabalin) need pain med?
Apples & oranges: While both medications have indications from the fda for the treatment of fibromyalgia, they are very different. Cymbalta is an serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor also indicated for the treatment of major depression as well as generalized anxiety disorder. Lyrica (pregabalin) works through GABA and is also indicated for seizure disorder. Your physician should be able to help you decide. ...Read more
CRPS L foot. PM dr mentioned spinal column stimulator to ease pain. My CRPS is mild- mod, and controlled in part by meds. Is SCS good option?
Pros and cons: Most clinicians would advise to go with SCS only if meds aren't working OR meds are working but there are risks of long-term side effects (e.g. osteoporosis from phenytoin). Bear in mind that with a SCS you can't get MRIs, so if someone wants you to get an MRI in future the only option will be CT. ...Read more
Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) does a good job with diabetic peripheral nerve pain, and may be useful with other pain syndromes. Another drug, cymbalta, has now been approved for a variety of non-nerve pain syndromes, and may be a bit more useful with "myofascial pain". You could try either, but high dosage levels may be important, if you can adjust to side effects. ...Read more
Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy any ideas on drug changes or resistances?Thank you in advance.
See neurologist.: I recommend that you have to cut back on the Oxycontin and Dilaudid because they are not just addictive but eventually you need to use more to achieve the degree of pain control you have. The Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) have been used a lot for chronic pain which is also experienced in pn. I would suggest that you consider other pain control besides the opiates for a long term basis through a pain clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Lyrica (pregabalin) have a lot of side effects? Will Lyrica (pregabalin) help with the numbness of the feet associated with neuropathy pain?
Likely beneficial: No medication is without any side effect but if your doctor prescribes it try it. Benefits are likely to outweigh risks. ...Read more
I'm not responding to any meds given for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. Can dilaten help.Tried gabapenten lyrica (pregabalin) Elavil cymbalta.
Dilantin: The use of Dilantin is unlikely to reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy if the other anti-convulsant medications have failed to relieve the pain. Alternative treatments such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, capsaicin cream, Lidocaine patches and identifying and treating the cause of the neuropathy may help you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer