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Whst can I do for chronic pain lyrica (pregabalin) & weight gain?

Whst can I do for chronic pain lyrica (pregabalin) & weight gain?

See below: Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause weight gain. You may want to talk to your doctor about trying a different agent to treat your pain. ...Read more

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What can I take for chronic pain besides lyrica (pregabalin)?

What can I take for chronic pain besides lyrica (pregabalin)?

Several Rxs!: Avoid narcotics, if possible. You should try a full dose of an nsaid, if possible! Other options are cymbalta (duloxetine). 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

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What drug has the least side effects to treat pain...Gabapentin lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta?

What drug has the least side effects to treat pain...Gabapentin lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta?

Would pich gabapenti: Any day I would pick Gabapentin over other based on clinical experience with side effects unless Gabapentin is not working well for patient. ...Read more

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Why isn't Gralise 1200mg helping with my small fiber neuropathy pain? Will lyrica (pregabalin) be better?

Why isn't Gralise 1200mg helping with my small fiber neuropathy pain? Will lyrica (pregabalin) be better?

SFN: Firstly the Gralise dose needs to be optimized. If that dose not help then a switch to Lyrica (pregabalin) or Horizant made be good options. Also I would suggest that you consider adding Cymbalta (1/day) and also Metanx 1 q12hrs) - ...Read more

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I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta is a good option for neuropathy because it works on the peripheral nerves by a different pathway than Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). Cymbalta should be started at a low dose at bedtime and gradually increased over several weeks to avoid the side effects and to determine the effectiveness on the treatment of the neuropathy. ...Read more

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I didn't have joint pain before starting Lyrica (pregabalin). Trying to come off it and experiencing new/different pain. Could this b w/drawl and how long last?

I didn't have joint pain before starting Lyrica (pregabalin). Trying to come off it and experiencing new/different pain. Could this b w/drawl and how long last?

Could be, but....: It may be entirely separate. Discuss this w/ Dr and perhaps have exam to find other basis. Pain is hard to manage, but you can learn skills. Skills are better than pills! Be patient and brave and work together w/ Dr to feel safe. ...Read more

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What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work?

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

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Is there an alternative to Olanzapine for nerve pain but not Lyrica (pregabalin)? Olanzapine causing significant weight gain.

Is there an alternative to Olanzapine for nerve pain but not Lyrica (pregabalin)? Olanzapine causing significant weight gain.

Depression, Anxiety: Thank you for informing about Depression, Anxiety disorder, Olanzapine ( (anti-psychotic medication), Tapentadol (Narcotic medication), Nerve pain, Full Neurological test, MRI.

Olanzapine is not for nerve pain.
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See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, and Therapy for Depression, Anxiety ...Read more

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Had success with nerve block for hip, back, groin pain. Now on Lyrica (pregabalin). What are issues with long term use and could MRI help identify source of pain?

Effective drug: Lyrica (pregabalin) works well for many chronic pain patterns, but could cause side effects of weight gain, swelling of feet and ankles, drowsiness, dizziness. Dosage can be readily titrated to most appropriate level for you, but some degree of tolerance will develop over time. MRI may show specific pain generator but not clear whether this will help, based on given data. ...Read more

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Constant pain from fibromyalgia take lyrica (pregabalin) but do on't help with muscle so ssasms any suggestions?

Constant pain from fibromyalgia take lyrica (pregabalin) but do on't help with muscle so ssasms any suggestions?

Muscle relaxants: Lyrica (pregabalin) is more of a nerve blocking agent for treatment of the fibromyalgia. If you have concomitant muscle spasms, perhaps a muscle relaxant will help with those symptoms (eg. Flexeril, robaxin, Soma or even baclofen) just be careful due to the increased drowsiness side-effect of both medications, which may increase dramatically if used together. ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy rescent increase in dull pain on 600 mg lyrica (pregabalin) what increase should I discuss with doctor?

I have peripheral neuropathy rescent increase in dull pain on 600 mg lyrica (pregabalin) what increase should I discuss with doctor?

Tough!: Lyrica (pregabalin) at lower dose may be better and is fda approved. Cymbalta is worth trying as well. But neuropathy progresses under any drug! Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy - feet Anything new on the market that I can take to improve my chronic pain I am on lyrica (pregabalin) 225mg am+100mg pm?

Other drugs: Other first line agents include tramadol and duloxetine. Second line agents include carbamazepine (or other anticonvulsants such as lamotrigine), buproprion, venlafaxine, and opiates. Topically, you can also try capsaicin or lidoderm. ...Read more

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Was addicted to opiates for years bc chronic nerve pain (CRP) Now on suboxone. Pain intolerable. Had surgery, lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, (can't take NSAID - bleed.) Non -narcotic suggestion? Any help at all?

Think holistically: 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

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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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What is lyrica (pregabalin) taken and used for?

See details: Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat chronic pain, especially from fibromyalgia or neurologic conditions. It is a neuroleptic agent. ...Read more

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