Lyrica for pinched nerve

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i've been on Lyrica for about 4 years for fibromyalgia - it has been a miracle drug for me. i have missed doses at times, but have never had anything like you described. sounds like maybe sciatica to me. the sciatic nerve runs down your leg.
Just this week, the pain in my left shoulder has started to improve while the shooting pain down my arm on the right side has started to occur. Could this be a pinched nerve in my neck? What should my next step be? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/296716'>Shoulder Pain, Tingly Arm, Pinched Nerve?</a>.
you have a pinched nerve..tests show location..when the pain is too much or you loose muscle..go see the surgeon..
The other possibility that comes to mind is what is called a radiculopathy, or what is commonly referred to as a pinched nerve, I am not sure if this is what you mean with your reference to pinched nerve above. This occurs when there is compression of a nerve as it comes out of the spine. The compression could be due to arthritis of the spine or due to a herniated disc. A radiculopathy often causes shooting pains, as you mention. The treatment depends on the cause.
I herniated my SI about 5 months ago and the nerve has been pinched ever since--numb in left leg to my pinky toe. Do I have permanent nerve damage since so much time has past? Someone said Magnesium supplements are really good.
The EMG cannot typically diagnose a pinched nerve, though it can suggest neurological issues. A pinched nerve is typically identified with imaging studies such as the MRI. With normal neck MRI and abnormal EMG/ NCS, nerve impingement at a lower level is a likely possibility. Imaging studies further down the course may be required to identify the level of impingement.
I took them for two to three weeks and then I saw a neurologist and she sent me to x-ray and CT scan because she suspected that it was pinched nerve. But both of them was clean(Incidentally, I went through CT scan right after I stop using Gabapentin, I do not know if having that medicine let CT scan to be clear.Since CT scan was clean she suggested me to go and see a physiotherapist for 10 sessions and I did it for 10 sessions.
I don't think she should take it but at this point she will do anything to stop the pain. LYRiCA is a pain relief for fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain. Any word of advice? You would think a 24 hour emergency dentist means just that. We were told to tuff it out till the morning.....SUPER, OUTSTANDING WELL DONE Mr. Dentist.
Hopefully the side effects from your increase will get better soon. The Lyrica does seem to be a beneficial medication for pain management for those who can get the side effects to subside. I'm hoping you will be one of the lucky ones that can take it. I think the suggestions to see how the Lyrica effects you before going back to work is a very wise decision based on your past history.
He is finishing this tomorrow but is complaining of severe back pain. Back injury was the reason for the oxy to begin with. They are trying Lyrica. I am worried about it's reproductive harm issues, addictive properties, abuse potential, etc... The nurse at the clinic told me that probably nothing would remove his pain as the oxy's did so to be warned that he may go back to them unless he is willing to live with pain.
Hello, I have since long time pinched nerve between neck and right shoulder muscle. I have got one injection long time ago on that place. In Germany. From one Neurologist. As I had (and have now again) pains in the face and eyes, as also swollen chin, all this pains disappeared then. I was painless five years. Now, I have pain from there over the head, going to the right eye and to my sinusitis maxillaris.
I was prescibed Cymbalta for nerve pain (I think the Dr. was thinking fibromyalgia to be honest) & it did help some with the pain but not with the spasms or my other mobility issues or bowel & bladder sx but I guess it wasn't supposed to help with those. I took it for a little over a month, I was told it takes a month to get in your system properly. The side effects were: nervousness & felt shaky. it made my insomnia way worse even though I took it 1st thing in the morning.
Hi Ellen my name is Jo I am sorry to say there is no pain killer that will help nerve pain and I know I have had mine for nearly 9 years in my knee after a knee replacement I finally found out I had pinched - damaged nerves and nothing will touch it BUT THERE IS HELP PLEASE on on the web site now Dr A Lee Dellon from the Dellon Institute I have just had my nerves done the same way here in Aussie Land and gone is the pain No this is not a joke please just do it I have still ALOT of scar issues
After spinal surgery for a pinched nerve, the feeling in the foot has not returned to full capacity. The color is darkening (blueish) and there is constant swelling. The skin is cool to the touch. So far the surgeon is not concerned and says I may have to live with this. The surgery was 2 years ago, and still I am "dragging" my foot when I step. Is there any rehab or meds to help correct this? I feel the situation worsening and I am afraid I will lose my foot for good if this keeps up.
Its getting to the point some nights where I feel like I gotta go to the hospital it hurts so bad, I dont know what to do at this point. I just had an lumbar MRI to see if I had a pinched nerve or something and my doc said I had something called discourniation, not sure if thats spelled wrong, but it where I have fluid leaking from a lower disc in my back that could be the reason for the pain.
I have Crohn's disease, with a foot of my Ilium, Cecum, and Ascending Colon taken out. I suffer from a pinched nerve in my neck that affects my shoulder and upper left arm, get shots once in awhile which helps. I have a damaged nerve around my mid section caused by Shingles, which can get quite bad at times Arthritis in my knees, which I get shots that help.
I took those medicines for two to three weeks and then I saw a neurologist and she sent me to x-ray and then to CT scan because she suspected that it was pinched nerve.
During a follow up visit to my neuro otologist, he said a nerve may have been nicked or pinched by the IV...or it may be a result of the way my arm was positioned during the eight hour surgery. It's been a month now and there's no sign of improvement. The only pain medication I'm taking now is Gabapentin 300 mg, four times a day. I switched from Percocet to Gabapentin about ten days after the surgery and it did not affect the pain in my hand.
Thankyou for your reply - have taken on board what you have said and do feel that as i am fairly young (38) and in good general health that it is probably stress related.
I had to go to the hospital and get a skin graph done to it. I take lyrica for the nerve damage. It helps with the numbness and burning sensations that diabetics tend to feel through there feet and legs. Good luck!!!
For the last six weeks I have this very severe shock like nerve pain in my left ankle right below the bone,some times it so severe that it makes me week, I have been to numerous dr`s had x-rays ,mri`s with and without dye.I had nerve tests & shock like tests and no one seems to be able to help me. If you or anyone out there could shed some light on this very mysterious problem I would be so grateful!
The nerve pains had spread everywhere through my arms, legs, fingers, face and became unbearable at 10 months. Lyrica has been controlling the pains for the most part, but now the ones in my head (eyebrows, temples) are staying and causing nightmarish headaches. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT MY DIAGNOSIS IS AT THIS POINT? How are these headaches treated? Thanks!
I'm currently taking lyrica...primary care suggested it because it is now used for nerve related therapy for fibromyalgia patients. It may lessen the cough at times but I still have terrible episodes! I have also had experimental botox injections in my throat. They "numb" the muscles surrounding your voice box. The doctor was hoping this would "numb" the nerves leading up my throat such as the vagus nerve. It helped for about 3 weeks and then wore off.
Wow, thank you for excellent feedback, very helpful to me. Sounds like Lyrica is more for nerve pain rather than the deep severe aching pain that I am experiencing. When I first had back pain in 1999, the nerve was pinched and gave me sharp pain down my left leg to the bottom of my foot. It was very sharp pain (like needles) and at that point my orthopedic doctor operated on me to scrape bone away to relieve the pain.
i also take Lyrica for nerve pain, which doesn't work always.
Ive been told that I have a pinched sciatic nerve. Ive done physical therapy and just got started on Lyrica, a muscle relaxer, and an anti-inflammatory. Its been 5 months and the doc out in california didn't do squat for me! I moved home out of state and I'm just now getting into an MRI! The doc in cali never got me an MRI and I bugged him about it every appointment. Nothing has truly helped with my pain...what could I do for treatment? I know nerve and back injuries are no fun to deal with.
Migraine sufferers are often prescribed Topamax and as you know it is also prescribed to treat nerve pain. Lyrica is most likely prescribed for the same reason. Topamax will work best as the medication reaches a therapeutic level in your blood but yes you may notice some releif prior. Does your physician plan to treat your nerve pain with both? Why are you fearful of Doxycycline? It is a tetracycline. It's a widely prescribed safe medication ordered to treat bacterial infections.
Also try B6 Vitamin for symptoms of nerve damage like tingling pins & needles & numbness. Try 1 in the AM and 1 In the PM. If you feel hot flashes that don't go away after a few days of this dose then see what just one a day feels like. Maybe talk to a person in a natural remedy store to see what the best dose should be. I believe that the body gets rid of the excess through urinating but be sure of that so there is no over dose problem.
At 17 I had surgery to carve off the protrusion into my sciatic nerve,but because it had been left untreated for so long,there is permanent nerve damage.I have tried masses of treatments,and have found Chiro a necessity to try and keep my spine in alignment.I have had several relapses over the years where the pain has been so bad I have wanted to die.But it seems to heal to a degree after a few weeks.
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