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What Is Lyrica
I would like to get pregnant what would lyrica, (pregabalin) mirapex, fuerosemide, baclofen do to any pregnancy and which should I taper off first?
Pregnancy & Drugs: It's always good to consider the effects or the potential effects of drugs during a pregnancy. However, it's never good to stop taking prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor so I recommend that you consult with the doctor (s) who prescribed these medications before discontinuing any of these medications. ...Read more
At what level dose does Lyrica (pregabalin) kick in? Started on 75 x 2 per day for a week. Just started 225mg today.
You may need: Titration to 600mg/day!Get a more detailed answer ›
FM (fibromyalgia): No single treatment is completely effective in controlling fm. Pharmacotherapy has produced mixed results in the management of fm. Nonpharmacologic treatments (e.g., cardiovascular fitness training, EMG biofeedback training) has produced significant improvement in objective and subjective measurements of pain in patients with fm. At the present time, there is no cure for fm. ...Read more
See below: There are several agents that can help with nerve pain-cymbalta, neuron tin, tegretol, topical anesthetics and other topical creams. ...Read more
Taking cymbalta 60 mg and nucynta (tapentadol) daily for lumbar facet issues and fms. They stopped working and cannot tolerate lyrica. What else could I try?
What is an option to lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta for treating comorbid major depressive disorder and neuropathy seconday to surgical errors at l5-s1?
Other med regimens: There are multiple options but you will need to discuss with your physician to see if appropriate for you. Effexor can replace Cymbalta but works in a similar manner, some people prefer one verse the other. Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin are similar and comparable. Topical pain creams, especially those including small amounts of ketamine can help a great deal. Try adjunct therapies like contrast baths also. ...Read more
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
Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat pain and seizures. It may have some other off label uses as well. There are multiple medications that can be used to treat various types of pain, and multiple anticonvulsants. So, it really depends on the reason that it is given. If it is for nerve pain, then cymbalta, gabapentin, or tricyclic agents can be helpful. ...Read more
Lyrica (pregabalin) reduces irritability of nerves that are damaged or inflamed. That often results in less pain. Like most medications, it works in some people, and not in others. Careful adjustment of the dose is often needed to reduce pain without causing side effects.
Some people have side-effects that they can't tolerate. ...Read more
Not uncommon!: This is a major reason for discontinuing the drug! But your dosage may be high. Talk with doc! ...Read more
Lyrica (pregabalin): Usually 2 to 4 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Valuable medicine: Pregabalin is indicated to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, complex partial seizures, spinal cord injury pain, but also is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Psychiatric problems may also be handled with this medicine. Has no significant drug-drug interactions, but may cause drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain and ankle swelling. ...Read more
Irritability and: Increased pain!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, especially: When you escalate the dose to a therapuetic level. ...Read more