Lyrica for myofascial pain

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I am wondering if anyone is using Lyrica for pain? and do you have any infomation to share?
I would also like to suggest the medication gabapentin for pain relief, it is a lot like Lyrica but a lot cheaper. Also I would like to know has anyone ever had high protein in blood tests?
The answer that was given to the women who has been diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome is the reason it has been so hard for me. I was in a car accident 7 years ago and have suffered dibilitating pain. I was finally given a diagnosis of myfascial pain disorder but have not been treated properly to acctually help. Myofascial is not the same as fibromyilgia (sp?) The fascia , the thin layer over all of our muscles etc. constricts and cuts off circulation in them.
Hi thanks for your reply, does that mean its just another sx of fibro or a separate condtion to fibro,does everybody with fibro for a long time end up with myofascial pain syndrome? The pain clinic decided i needed a more intensive treatment and put me on a waiting list to be taken into hospital to work on my meds and mobility could be 2 mths, my kids wont like it but if it gives me some relief then i'll be happy and a better mum hopefully.
I was recently diagnosed with MS. But I have had chronic myofascial pain in r shoulder area for over a year. It did not respond well to neurontin or lyrica and had bad reaction to Cymbalta. I was wondering if MS patients are more prone to myofascial problems. I also have Reynauds for like 6 years now, but all my old and now recent tests by rheumatologist are still negative for things like lupus.
i took gabapentin and it made my head bobb and shake also one night i wolk up thinking someone was shaking my bed but it was me shaking instead of the antisezure it made me have small one but the meds did help with the pain i also have been diag with myofasical mechanical cronic pain syndrome they told me that the pain signal a going every where becasue they are bloked i stared with femoral nerve entrapment they think even though the test didnt show the test eeg they couldnt get it to work th
I was later diagnosed from the injury with fibromyalgia, Chronic myofascial pain, depression, and Chronic fatigue syn and whip lash. Recently had an MRI of my brain to see if I developed damage. Actually they should of done this months ago. I don't understand the report. There are 3 nonspecific punctate hyperintense foci seen on FLAIR images, one in the right side of the pons, one in the right corona radiata, and one in the left parietal white matter.
at one point I was wondering if I had MS. Anyway, I just started taking Lyrica for the Fibromyalgia and while it helps with pain, it really leaves me in a MAJOR fog. I was wondering if anyone else was having the same kind of problems with the drug.
I am on Lyrica for myofascial pain syndrome and post thrombotic pain syndrome. I am on 100mg twice a day. It seems to be helping, however I just want to eat constantly. I really don't need to gain any more weight. There are times I do feel drowsy and sometimes I feel spaced out. Hoping that some of these side effects will disappear as time goes on.
I wouldn't think the Lyrica could substitute for the Oxycodone for severe sharp/throbbing type pain, but everyone reacts a little differently. Bottom line: I wouldn't hesitate to try it if your pain in not under control and your Dr. is prescribing it. If you don't like it, you don't have to keep taking it. Good luck with this!!
i have tried physical therapy and this medicine called lyrica. nothing seems to help my pain. i cant even run for very long without an unbearable ammount of pain. the way my scoliosis is, it has caused my shoulder blade to stay under my rib cage, but anytime i move it rolls over on top of my rib cage, so my shoulder is in constant pain. what do i do???
It is possible to have pain from adhesions long after surgery but it is not to my knowledge myofascial pain. My sister in law has had abdominal pain for years and it is due to adhesions. She also has nerve pain. She takes a drug like neurontin and an antidepressant and that seems to help. There are some newer drugs like neurontin such as Lyrica and others. I hope this helps. I am currently doing biofeedback, accupunture, Flexeril and an NSAID to lower my pain.
These symptoms that you are experiencing, after a diligent search for the cause (which I believe your doctors already did), can be labeled as idiopathic, or with terms like 'chronic myofascial pain syndrome' and treatment would just be directed towards the pain symptoms (through different pain medications). Unfortunately, there are really a lot of conditions in the medical world for which no adequate explanation can be given.
Do you have any suggestions for other meds or treatments for nerve pain? Failed Lyrica and depression meds did not touch nerve pain. Physical therapy, tens, muscle stim made nerve pain worse. Meditation, imagery, hypnosis, biofeedback, healers, pain management/emotional counselor was helpful emotionally but did not help with physical nerve pain.
Ever since I have been diagnosed with Myofascial pain, migraines w/aura, reversal of cervical curve and a broad based atypical herniation of C5-C6 discs. I am on Perocet and Flexeril for chronic pain and Protriptylene for migraine preventative. I have tried physical therapy, Accupuncture, TENS unit without much relief. Has anyone had a similar injury? I am 43 and had no previous back, neck pain or migraines!!! I have been told I have stenosis too.
Hello. I am 43 y.o. white femaile. I have had unexplained abdominal pain for 4 years. The pain is chronic, wakes me up at night, and diffuse over my abdomen with some point tenderness in the epigastric, RLQ and LLQ areas. On top of this chronic pain, I have episodes of intensifed abdominal pain associated with anorexia, profuse watery diarrhea, and weight loss- these episodes occur every 2-3 months and last for approximately 2 weeks at a time.
I have had a pain in my left side of my head, my ear and temple, for the past 16 months, sometimes it is mild sometimes it is painfull but the pain never goes it is always there, they are not cluster, migraine or tension headaches as I dont have the symptoms. It is like a pulling, tight, pressured pain in my ear. I have tried all sorts of medication and pain killers but nothing has worked, I have even been on Amytriptyline and epilepsy tablets?
I now take Gabapentin to help with the muscle spasms, and Lyrica for the nerve pain. I also take Tramadol for pain. I think most people with fibro have had some type of injury or accident precipitating the onset of fibro. I have other medical conditions which also keep me in pain 24/7, some of them stemming from the accident. Life is not always fun, but it's the only one we have, so we just have to make the most of it we can. Hugs & prayers.
My back was bothering me frequently, which was way worse than the back pain i have had on and off for 20 years. Meanwhile the pain kept going on and off at times worse than others. I tried Dr. John Sarno' methods of mind body work and it helped to some extent but didnt get me over the hump. I had numerous MRI's and there was some orthopedic stuff - torn labrum in shoulder and possible torn hip labrum, meniscus tear in knee, soft tissue inflammation in my ribcage right side worse than left.
She set me up with a pain clinic for my pain. I have been going to the pain clinic and in attemps to control the pain the MD removed me from the fentanyl patch and oxycodone. I am now on Lyrica 100 mg three times a day and Methadone 40 mg every eight hours. Of course I did not start on these doses I was increase to these in attempt to control the pain. Each dose would control the pain for two weeks to a month and then it would return and worse than before.
Hello, I have been having daily, constant head pain now for about 4.5 months; the pain is usually in the back or top of my head, and sometimes in the back of my neck. I have no other symptoms besides the head/neck pain, and the occasional flushing/burning of my face and ears. I have seen a neurologist, PCP, and orthopedic doctor. I have also been going to an acupuncturist for quite some time now, and I have also been seeing someone who does bodywork/myofascial release work.
He feels like there is no hope for recovery. Phantom pain possible? Or nerve damage? (extraction was not tramatic) This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/421132'>prolonged pain after tooth extraction</a>.
But I feel an overwhelming guilt from asking for help from others; I sometimes feel as if no one really understands this pain and since they can't see anything, I wonder if they think I make it up just to be lazy and sit in front of the tv. I do take vicodin, ativan, trazodone, lunesta and a couple of blood pressure meds. I've had 4 different counselors, 2 for over 2 years each all to no avail. My mind is so fogged up I just realized I forgot why I was writing this.
I think you should be re-evaluated for your pain. There are numerous pain medications out there and you and your Doc must find the right one for you. It's quite possible that the regiment your taking now is not effective enough and need at least an increase. Have you thought about using a Fentanyl Patch? It is a 72hr pain patch that gives you round the clock relief. You might want to ask your Doc about it.
I found that those help with the crunchiness and make my joints feel a bit more slippery, which helps with the pain but I'm more concerned with preventing damage than preventing pain. Only 6 doctors for me thus far. I still have the bone scan to do but all blood work is normal. I'm not sure how x-rays can come back perfectly normal when we can feel - and sometimes hear - the crunch. Very odd. Lyme disease?
I've had frequent headaches & migraines for over 20 years. (I'm 36 yrs old) They've gotten worse & more frequent over time. I've also had neck pain in the upper left side of my neck since I was about 18 yrs old. The bulk ("root") of the pain seems to be at c-3. I've gone to chiropractors for years, which give some help temporarily.
Never forget that the practice is called pain management and not pain cure. Talk your doctor about your goals for pain management so that you're both on the same page. Mostly you're looking at improving your life rather than restoring you to perfect functioning again. Also ask your doctor about therapy with a pain psychologist. I'll admit I thought it was a big waste of time and money when my pain doc asked me to try it.
Second, as Tuck mentioned, you may have myofascial pain. I had similar pain under my shoulder blade and upper/mid back and I was recently prescribed Lyrica which has helped me tremendously. Even though I do not have fibromyalgia because my pain in specifically located and began after surgery, this drug has helped me tremendously and has been a good alternative vs. opoids. Lastly, Tuck's suggestion of another MRI is a good idea if possible.
Hoped that would take away the pain but no. Have tight burning chest pain and have to crack my chest, left neck, left wrist. Went to hospital for feeling of heart attack. Normal results. Had endoscopy. Had tender point right beside belly button. Said I had gerd. Started on Prevacid. Now I'm loosing my hair. Not sure why. Thyroid normal. Pain and fatigue is so severe I feel like I can't go on. Drs aren't sure. Went to so many.
If not the book I mentioned does have a check list of different types of pain and what type of pain you may have. If it is nerve pain you could try neurontin or lyrica etc. depending on your situation. I was on pain meds when it was acute pain for about a month but I couldn't take them very long due to the side effects. I tried these and neurontin didn't help at all. I tried accupunture and biofeedback and the biofeedback helped with anxiety. The accupunture only helped once in a great while.
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