Lyrica vs gabapentin

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Once I'm off of it, we'll see how the Lyrica does on its own--my neurologist mentioned being able to bump up Lyrica past two 75mg doses a day and/or do Lyrica and gabapentin in a combo. The other solution was to try Cymbalta.
In my case, the gabapentin didn't agree with me but the lyrica was ok. With some people its the opposite..Why that is I don't know but I saw alot of comments over in the pain management forum from a number of individuals on their experiences with the two drugs when seeking answers a year ago.. One thing you want to be aware of though about lyrica..It "WILL" put weight on you..I jumped 20 lbs in a 3 month period..
This is my first day on Lyrica, and the doctor increased my citalopram! I was wondering if anyone else is on this med and if so did you notice dizziness? I have noticed a decrease in my pain, but a weird like disoriented feeling! I am so tired of pain I can deal with this for awhile, I just was wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms and if so did they go away? So far I am willing to stick anything out as long as I can get some pain relief.
) 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? As far as I know they are both nerve stabilizers, but i am pretty sure the similarity ends there. Will you have a new doctor with the new insurance or be able to keep the one you have now? What does he/she say about Neurontin?
I am not familiar with any of the other medications for these types of symptoms - the Gabapentin is the first one I have taken. It is my understanding that the Gabapentin is the one with the fewest side effects...but of course everyone is different, so that may not be the case for everyone who tries it.
For me, both drugs have worked equally well, which is to say I've had some relief of pain but not a whole lot. I was on 450 mg of Lyrica, and then 1500 mg at night with Gabapentin. I could go higher but I really don't want to. Too many meds as it is.
hello debbie, i am in pain also there are lots of new medications for neuropathothy.The best are Lyrica,Toprimax Gabapentin to name a few the older ones Klondine is stilla an old fav. all have side effects LOTS The bedside manner of mds is worse than ever -due the research on MS in our age group awful we did not wear gloves with chemo email me if you feel blue.
I have severe neuropathy this past year due to my extensive vascular blockages in both legs, which led to no blood flow to my feet, causing severe neuroparhy. I have been on Gabapentin (Neurotin) 800mg 3x a day for 6 months. Wonder drug at beginning but the wonder has worn off lol. Am now on Lyrica, 100mg 3x a day. No help at all. Times I wish I had no feet the pain is so bad. That is my greatest fear, of losing my limbs. This Wednesday August 27th, I go in for my THIRD abdominal bypass.
I've also heard that lyrica is similar to gabapentin. But I heard that lyrica is gabapentins big bad brother meaning that it is much stronger. I have also heard that lyrica has the potential for abuse. But I have also read of people abusing gabapentin. I'm prescribed gabapentin and I have no idea why anyone would want to abuse it as all it seems to do is make me sleepy and foggy headed. Then again, people would probably try to abuse motor oil if they thought it might alter their brain!
I have constant pain in my shoulders, and fingers and palms of both hands. I have high blood pressure,& gout. I had a problem with syotic nerve in my leg. Dr. prescriped 25 mg of Lyrica. Added to my daily regimen of Ketorolac 10mg,naproxn 500mg, Keetoconazole2% for skin condition,trammadolhcl 50 mg, Avapro300mg,metoprolol tart 25mg,losartan 100mg, amlodipine 10 mg,gabapentin 600 mg, Allopurinol 300mg, a lot right??
I have spent a year with the help of my doctor trying to find non narcotic pain relief for my fibromyalgia. Lyrica, gabapentin, some names I can't remember but it involved going off my AD's, tapering off Lyrica and then adding new pills. All the while, feeling so sick from the withdrawal from each and every new med that I tried. Well nothing worked and I finally went to a pain management clinic. They recommended tridural along with nabolone.
Then was switched to Lyrica which seems to be more agreeable for me...One concern some have raised about the Lyrica which I ran across over in the Pain Management Forum is that for a few of those folks, the Lyrica had a bad habit of making them gain weight..Thats not a problem for me though. I have room for a few more lbs.. I do believe the Gabapentin, or Neurontin does help with wd's.
If you truly want together off of opiates you must stop the extras and start getting by on the minimums. Sobriety is about not taking vs. Taking something else. This is a battle you can win if you take the correct actions. Get in NA and stop the insanity. Best of luck on your recovery.
Your MRI indicates that you have spinal stenosis throughout the lumbar spine developed as part of a birth defect vs. stress and strain on the spine. Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal. I have this same condition at L4-L5 but mines was caused by stress applied to the disc over time by carrying things (like backpacks) too heavy for me. Spinal stenosis is a very pain condition because the nerve roots that exit the thecal sac through the vertebrae become pinched.
) Some of the medications that I have tried are Vitamin D, and Gabapentin. I'm sure that there are others, but I can't remember all of them right now. I had to stop the Gabapentin due to side effects, but I am still taking the Vitamin D. My Fibro doctor told me to exercise more, but that didn't seem to help. If anything, it made the pain in my legs worse. Thanks again for your response, it is greatly appreciated!
There are 18 'tender points' on your body that when gently pressed will feel pain greatly out of proportion to the amount of pressure used. However, the test is not painful per se, you will just feel like someone is pressing on a bruised area vs just the pressure of a touch. Generally people w/fibro have problems with pain and with getting enough sleep, as well as achieving a deep enough sleep to be rested.
I just took one so I guess I will find out. I am also wondering about taking my Lyrica and Zanaflex with the Antivert. I don't want to suppress my CNS, that wouldn't be good. I guess the GP knew what he was doing.
There's such a number of variables (insured vs uninsured; US vs universal health care systems; patient assistance programs at drug companies, the varying cost of the med itself depending on the market you're in, what dose it is at, whether generics are available, the pricing as per specific pharmacy, etc etc) so I'm not sure our answers can necessarily to helpful to you....... ........
He also gave me a stronger form of vicodin (norco 10/325 vs 5/500) for the pain. I just started today. I still have a deep, throbbing pain in my back and chest, but feel "high" from the norcos. What can i take to ease the pain but net get all looped from them?
I'm not thrilled about trying the Lyrica, either, because I tried a similar drug, Gabapentin, and it didn't work, and had unpleasant side effects. I was told by the pain doctor that Lyrica is still worth a try because it is known to work better than the Gabapentin on this specific disorder. I'm still trying to process the info that OHSU gave me last week. Being told that there's no hope for a cure is a kick in the gut, literally!
// Gabapentin can cause side effects that may impair your vision or reactions. Can cause rapid back and forth movement of your eyes. The definition for this can be found here. You may want to ask your doctor about Lyrica. It is more expensive but if it works for you it may be worth the extra expense.
I hope they find a pain control method soon, I know about the gabapentin, and all that, but Lyrica I can't take because of my mother having such extreme reaction to it, they don't want to risk it.
I’ll go anywhere in the world to get surgery to stop this pain. I am currently taking LYRICA, GABAPENTIN, and AMITRIPTYLINE altogether and they are only partially able to help the high spikes of pain. One specific question I have is are there any other joint injection cocktails out there that are stronger than the standard numbing medicine steroid mix that go into regular sacroiliac joint injections.
She said it is known to make neuropathic pain worse, and since I'm already on a big dose of Lyrica for that, I'm not an Ampyra candidate. :-( Anyone else?
Hi...sorry the Topamax didn't work..... What is GABA? u mean gabapentin?...if so, I took that a few yrs ago and I had side effects that affected my IBS....and from what others reported it works great at first, but wears off or u get accustomed to it.... Not sure what the HTP-5 is....interested in hearing about it.
It took almost 9 months until a doctor listened to me and agreed that the grinding spine bone vs. sacrum had to be related with groin pain. I was in a wheelchair almost constantly at this time. When I walked I had to use crutches and not walk on my right leg because it would increase the lower lumbar and nerve pain. By this time the nerve pain had expanded beyond the scrotal area and now caused pain to happen in my penis as well.
It also gets really bad if I straighten out my leg. I have tried to increase my Gabapentin dosage before trying to go to sleep. The only result has been that when I do end up sleeping I will end up wetting my bed because I don't wake up when I have to go. 2) Something to do with my shoe / foot brace on my right foot. I kind of discount this one for the most part because while the toe will sometimes hurt while I am wearing the shoe and brace, most of the time it doesn't.
I'm to continue with the Gabapentin and Detrol LA to deal with some of the symptoms. I didn't like the way I felt on Modafinil, so he rx'd Amantidine for me to try for fatigue. He's scheduling an MRI for next summer and when I see him next the fall we'll decide what treatments to try.
That if she heard from me indicating that the switch from Gabapentin to Lyrica was not giving me any appreciable relief, that a " nerve root block injection ?" would be the next step to see if that can get this pain under control. Has anybody in here ever found themselve's in the position that I find myself at the moment? Are you familar with this "injection" approach that he is asking me to consider? What exactly is this this substance and how would this help?
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