Difference between gabapentin and pregabalin

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn This new neurologist is as baffled as all the other doctors I have seen. He has prescribed Gabapentin and it did not get rid of them completely but seemed to help a little. I am now waiting for the results of skin grafts that was taken in Nov 2007. Meanwhile the neurologist feels that they may just go away as quickly as they came and to just suck it up while you wait. Phew, not a good diagnosis as far as I'm concerned. Stay in touch.
15227985 tn?1439633082 Because I am a chronic pain patient and also a recovering addict...I would like to clarify a few of the differences between Lyrica/pregabalin and Neurontin/gabapentin. They are "similar".....but also have some major differences. They are both medications that need to be titrated UP when you first go on them.... meaning to gradually increase your dose. Likewise, when you go off of either of them, you must wean yourself DOWN.
503727 tn?1210442710 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
544292 tn?1268886268 Morning Lovelies, Welcome to part 34! Please come on in and make yourself at home. It can be done!
429155 tn?1205676864 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.
551343 tn?1506834118 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.
5100586 tn?1363648354 My doctor as suggesting neurontin or lyrica, so I tried it for a shirt while but it did not make any difference in my pain, plus it made me feel spacy and sleepy all the time. So I stopped taking it, and now all this. I am so miserable, I actually felt better last week than I do now. I have bene through other types of withdrawals in the past, when I TrIed to stop taking the hydrocodone purely for health reasons . I just didn't want to be on all these meds............
915521 tn?1255821845 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn For about a year, on and off, I was prescribed various anti-fungal and hydro-cortisone ointment and creams by my doctor, and later my dermatologist to deal with itching on my scrotum and at the base of my penis shaft (where it meets the scrotum). No treatments seemed to help, so I eventually gave up on all prescription, about a year later and hoped the issue would resolve itself.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn I've had the burning, like it's been scraped raw, in the arches of my feet and and the web of my hand between the thumb and index finger. I do have lupus. Is this a symptom of that?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
660300 tn?1224793961 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...
Avatar m tn She gets matting in her fur with a greasy foul smelling excretion. Under her neck, between her toes, and on her rear quarters. She got shaved one time and broke out all over with oozing sores. Then she got fatty tumors on her skin that cannot be "shaved". Now she gets a longer cut to avoid arousing the sores. A vet finally tested her thyroid and said she didn't make any, so he started her, raised the amount, and then she started having seizures.
Avatar n tn 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?
436516 tn?1382388265 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.
Avatar n tn 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.