Difference between gabapentin and pregabalin

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These medications are within the same pharmacologic class and continue to cause debate. Pregabalin and gabapentin are chemically similar, yet each has distinct characteristics. These important differences may be the determining factor when choosing which is best for a particular patient. The major difference between these two drugs lies within their pharmacokinetics, or dose-response relationship.
If it doesn't work, then i'd try the Lyrica. However, if its the difference between a $10 and $25 copay (as it is with my insurance), I'd use the Lyrica to quicken the chance of relief. But with both medications, be aware of the side effects. I've seen reports here of people having trouble stopping Lyrica once they start -- even though this is not a reported side effect.
Aside from a urinalysis and urine culture as well as a prostatic secretion culture, you may benefit from physical therapy. I do not think there is an association between the dermatitis and the burning pain at this point. Unless the previous rash was a herpes zoster or viral infection , then we may be able to find a connection between the two.
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
Also, on my right hand, in between the last finger over and the little finger, kind of in between the veins there, I will get a strong pin-***** sensation (stronger than the other areas), almost like an electric shock. But, it goes away, too. So, I could go on with other odd sensations, but the main one is the pin-***** and then itch. Thanks so much for listening and I would appreciate any feed-back that anyone has to offer.
Also, I was given an order for a lumbar spine CT, and physical therapy. What is the difference between lyrica and neurontin? Because I previously have tried neurontin for this nerve pain, but it caused too many side effects, and lyrica is supposed to have less.
I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried massage therapy, it helps but only for a short period.Then I have to go back to the massage therapist again and again, my insurance will not pay for that.
I see a pain management Dr who specialise in it. Have you tried gabapentin or pregabalin? Or a tricylic antidepressent? Or a nerve block (I have had two with gaunethidiene)? Or lidocaine patches?
non-analgesic daily treatment) that works for her. She tried Gabapentin (Neurontin) and Lyrica (Pregabalin) and absolutely could not take either due to side-effects (although these are amazing medications for other people, I do not like to bad-mouth any medications, what works for one person can be terrible for another person and what is terrible for another person can save another person's life).
That was 1998 and I have it ever since. Doloxene and lyrica (pregabalin) and tramadol are the only drugs so far that have made a decent dent in my pain. I used doloxene on a daily basis (2--4 capsules a day) for several years, then had a couple of trials of tramadol - that drug was problematic.
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Hi there, I was put on Gabapentin initially for the pain in the my feet. After a couple of months I have noticed a difference in the shooting pains, but not the heat and swelling and the pain that accompanies that. Maybe ask your doctor if the shooting pains are a problem for you too.
I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Then I did TM meditation. I cycled back and forth between the two for 6 months until I could drive myself to my GP Dr. to get help. Silva and TM meditation kept my blood pressure down and my heart rate down. I would have died without doing these two things. You ask, where was my family and friends through this time?
Mine was to remove the calcified herniated disc between the T-7 and 8, and insert a piece of rib harvested from me so it could fuse the two together. My surgery was urgent because I was stricken with near paralysis in the middle of the night. Luckily, my spine surgeon is in my hometown and he is very good. He confidently performed the mini thoracotomy and fusion by going in on my left side beside my breast.
I have had pretty much every test under the sun (HIV, MRIs, EMGs, EEGs, Sleep Studies, Western Blot, and the list goes on and on) and everything has come back normal except for 1 and I will go into that further down. Ok, so let's get on to my symptoms. At times I have this feeling of an inner tremor of sorts. It is real hard to explain to someone who hasn't felt it but I would correlate it to having an extreme feeling of a caffeine buzz.
Sleeping upright or upside down doesn't seem to make a difference. My Dr prescribed Tussinex which I promptly went back and got her to give me Cotridin instead. I find Tussinex to be completely useless while the Cotridin (or its known as Co-Actifed) is substantially superior! While on this med driving is a No-No, at least I get to sleep at night (YAY!). I've tried the Lemon/honey trick, salt water etc. I was prescribed Ventolin (for emergency cant breathe situations!) and Advair.
Fine tremors can also be caused my mercury poisoning. Do you have amlagam/mercury fillings in your mouth? have you ever had a heavy metal test? I have started to get my fillings replaced and my "fine tremors" have begun to lesson, although not gone. They started about 3 years ago. ALSO if you are undiagnosed hypo or hyper thyroid..a sigh of hyper is tremors as well. And you can 'swing" back and forth between hyper and hypo. What have you deduced since you first posted?
Hi ,, i had mine out 3 weeks ago tommorw and i am numb on my tongue only, it feels like it is massive and eating is a nightmare, i have had a constant tingle in my tongue since day one, i am also getting mariied next year and have the same fears, although it is mainly my tongue the underneath part of my jaw suffers from tingles and numbness, i too have spoke to my oral surgeon and have to wait till december 17th for follow up...
15 and 7:15 I was dozing and had my worst tremors on record...These extended throughout my entire body including my legs and brain. I must say this really saddened me after I was feeling like I was on the mend. The last three nights have been pretty good although tremors on a much milder scale have been taking place each night. It seems that they are occuring later in the night like closer to 5:00.
It has been 9 days since I made my post and not one response. Was it just ignored or no one knows what it could be?
I got the H1N1 shot yesterday at noon and starting last night I feel as though my skin is crawling on my back and between my shoulder blades. I feel like I have the chills and freezing. Now granted it is freezing outside, so that could be why I am so cold. I am very pro-vaccine but now am scared. My friend just recently had a baby and started having the same symptoms all of you have about 6 weeks ago. She is going to check to see if they started after she got her shot.
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