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A couple of years ago my PCP gave me Lyrica for the limboland stabbing foot pain I was having. After I worked up to a fairly high dose (it does have to be worked up to), it took the edge off the pain, that's all. I think it's so individual that there's no saying how it would work for you. Lyrica is considered 'Son of Neurontin,' for what that's worth, and generally is less hard on the body. Years ago I had a good bit of Neurontin and had a muscle constantly jumping to a boogie beat.
hi they charged my insurance over $10,000 for the mri I also take lyrica and I have a $ 40 copay for a month supply
It is the one med I make sure I NEVER go without. My heart goes out to those without insurance esp. b/c there is no generic for it. I would ask my Dr. if their is any local charity programs that they are aware of to help with the cost. Good luck and god bless!
) Congrats on being accepted for insurance! i had to go without Ins. coverage for awhile too. Having a good c0-pay, and just knowing you have insurance will probably help bring down stress levels for you too! :) as far as Lyrica Vs. Neurontin,...would you be asking to switch just because of the price? Because there is not generic Lyrica? Or are there other reasons you would like to switch from Lyrica?
I just started Lyrica yesterday. the day before thanksgiging and I was taking gabapentin300mg. I have to wait and see if my Medicair part D pays for the lyrica. I had to pay out of pocket 28.00 for 6 pills. We are testing to see if the lyrica helps. I woke the other night to such sever numbness and pain in my legs and feet I was crying. I work out and have to walk everywhere due to I have lost a lot fo my vision and I am back in school studyingprelaw.
WONKO - It really irks me that insurance companies can pick and choose what they will cover or not cover and Lyrica as many have mentioned is not a cheap drug. I read the list cost for it when I picked up the script and it was $145. That would make a huge dent in my budget, but if it works for then its worth it. KATHY - Thanks for your 2-cents worth. I'm just curious...Is there a reason that you take the 50mg 3 times a day? Does it keep the pain under better control?
I will be having surgery fairly soon and have been referred to a new neurosurgeon for this. He has started me on Lyrica. The pain has been very bad for almost a year as the vertebra crumbled and I have taken Lortabs and Percocets now and again but they do not sit well on my stomach and most times I would rather just lay here and moan, lol. My prescription for the Lyrica is to start with 50mg once a day for 2 weeks and then go to 2 a day. Tomorrow is the end of my first week.
A few months ago I went through the appeal process to get my insurance to approve Lyrica. Basically, after a few phones calls and having my Doctor fill out a short questionaire - I was approved. Unfortunately, it turned out that I could not handle the side effects and stopped taking it altogether. : ( I totally understand your frustration and hope you can get this resolved. Also, I would shoot for 200 mg/day - you can always cut back if you need to!
I'm STILL trying to get Lyrica covered on my insurance! I can't afford the $125.00 that it would be without insurance. I was up to 400mg 200 x a day, and it was really helping me a lot. I'm down to 200mg a day now, but still get a lot of pain. I may have to go back to neurontin after all. Maybe I have been off of it for long enough for it to work for me again. Good luck on trying it, but be sure to increase slowly. Starting on weekend was a great idea.
Is it possible to be diagnosed with shingles without having an external rash? The pain is on my left side only in a band near my waist line. The pain is horrific - even to the touch. All symptoms seem to be consistent with shingles but after 2 weeks of this, there is no rash. Narcotics, vicodin and darvocet have helped some but not completely.
prohibit the 90 day supply I've been getting for 2 years and now wants to give 30 days which would cost $130 a month (CANNOT afford it so I will going off Duragesic to ???????) Can anyone advise/suggest/has anyone been in my shoes?
Have your doctor prescribe your normal dose, which hopefully your insurance covers, and then take those standard-dose pills to the compounding pharmacy, and they will charge you to make custom doses out of them. The total cost for the custom Lyrica capsules was about $200, and for the Savella it was like $120. If your compounding pharmacy requires a note from your doctor, have your doctor write one up. I suffered from fibromyalgia pain for six years. Lyrica and Savella were awesome for me.
for some kind of sleeping meds because I can't sleep but it all cost so much that without insurance I can not get it. Why in the world do they charge so much for it??? I always think if I can sleep through the bad times I can make it but the only sleep I can get is if I take xanax or somas. Was out of xanax and broke down and took somas. I had not been taking them. So now I have let myself down. I swear, I hate this stuff!! I hate it so much.
Hi, I am bi-polar as well as having Fibro-Myalgia. I have been stable on my meds., however my medical aid refused to cover the cost for the Lyrica, giving as a reason that they don't cover medication for Fibro-myalgia. I am now taking Epleptin 300mg, 1 2x daily. I feel weird. light-headed, dizzy, fatigued. Do you think I am having side effects from the Epleptin? Regards.
Hi Pat i am so glad you posted and I am sorry you are having medical issues and the cost of Lyrica . In US Walgreens has a prescription card savings club you pay 20$ a year and it reduces your RX 50%-75% even more on some meds its a Godsend . I am not sure if Canada has this but check into it. I use it and the card paid for itself the first use. Also the Lyrica website maybe could give you help with options also.
doctor is suggesting it, so I WOULD be able to switch, without worrying about the cost. The P.M. doctor only mentioned the weight gain, and on too much the walking into walls! Please give me a few things I MIGHT run into! thanks in advance!
There are many people without disc or visible nerve issues that have sciatica pain. It's very common with Fibromyalgia. Lyrica is a medication that helps with neuropathic pain relating to nerve issues and the Central Nervous System (CNS). If that medication helped with your headaches and pain, your Fibromyalgia is probably relating to your CNS and your nerves running up and down your spine up into your brain. I have the same kind of Fibro.
I have been recommended by 2 pain management doctors to have a spinal implant to block the pain. I have been taking Lyrica successfully for 4 months. I am able to sleep without Lidoderm patches, a rather drastic reduction in even over the counter pain meds. I am now sleeping well. I am a type 2 diabetic and have seen no significant change in my blood sugar due to the medication. I would recommend trying this. With luck and God's blessing this will work for you.
I don't believe I could get up and make it through the day without it. My insurance co. wouldn't approve it at first and I had to go through their hoops (luckily I used to limbo so it wasn't too hard) and take OTHER STUPID stuff first before they approved it. I took Ritalin, Adderall, and one other "ADD medicine" before they approved the Provigil. I haven't tried the nuvigil since the provigil works, and the neuro hasn't suggested it.
*** If I need surgery to relieve cervical spinal cord compression how can I get this done in the US without insurance? I am frustrated beyond words and am in as much anguish about not being able to answer these questions as from the pain! I don't want to live like this and am afraid that if I wait too long the damage might be permanant and I might end up crippled and suffering for the rest of my life. I would greatly appreciate any answers that anyone in the know might offer.
I was on Lyrica for 16 months. It did work pretty well and I would have stayed on it if my insurance would have covered more of the cost. Lyrica is also an anti-seizure medication, but I wouldn't let that freak you out. There were only one short term side effects that I had for the first week which was light dizziness for the first hour that it started to work. This was just barely enough to be noticeable thou. The ongoing effects that I had were dry mouth and weight gain.
If you have good health insurance, Lyrica is expensive, but numbs pain, one of your neurologists should be willing to try it out with you. Codeine type drugs short-term help a lot, too, and they don't cost much, but docs don't like prescribing them. I'm assuming if you have nerve compression, that the neurologists you've seen believe that with physical therapy, it will resolve on its own, so hopefully you are seeing some rehab people for that.
I do hope you will talk it over with your doctor and see if it is something that might be worth trying. As for the cost, if you have insurance, Accorda has a plan that no one should have to pay more than $40 per month. That is not a trial offer, but an ongoing on. Of course there are exceptions to this - if you have govt insurance or live in MA you can't get this help.
pain can't sleep at night I just don't have the strength and energy to do the exercises my wife have to drag me out some time to just litter walk. try the lyrica but cost is to much can,t afford without ins. waiting for parkland system. much blessings.
There may actually be nothing that is affordable when dealing with the prospect of purchasing Mirapex without insuranance. That in itself at the dosage I require will cost about $370 per month. So, what do other adults take for ADD/ADHD? Can anyone tell me?
Befor that went to er recommended pain doc. He gave lyrica and lipoderm patch. It was $850 with coupon. I have no insurance and am missing work. Asked for something else he refused. Said that's what they use to treat it. I'm at my wits end I cant take it anymore. Was he just bad doc? Is that true? What do I do next? Infectous disease doc said its stress. That's true. Bad divorce. Custody. And now this. Any advice? Please any help is appreciated.
I am taking tramadol and lyrica for nerve pain. I've recently been using a TENS and have found that it does provide relief. I have been using it for two mos. only to discover that my insurance co. will not pay for it. I'm now filing an appeal. Before receiving the TENS I had located someone on Ebay who was selling a Low Frequency massager. It looked like a TENS, but cost about $12.00. I purchased it and was using this, until my doc. prescribed an official one.
My GP recomened Lyrica but when I read up on it I got scared and never filled my prescription! This cost me tens of thousands of dollars as my insurance company denied my disability claim based on this after reading my Dr report! Anyway I would love to hear from someone with MS rather then a prisription pusher! Please help!
I had a bad attack my second year in Japan and because I had a previous back injury I got pain meds again without having to give many details. My pain would almost cycle up and down during the years. I was able to use anti inflammatory pills most of the time to manage the pain. I had a major attack again after I was married and my wife was pregnant, we went to the hospital she worked at to see the urologist. At that time I was not forceful enough in my presentation of my case.
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