Lyrica and neuralgia

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Avatar m tn then i would have to say give it a try, it is pricey, and sometimes insurance dosent always cover it, so if not covered by insurance, ask about neurontin, i take neurontin 600 mgs three times a day and it helps with my everyday pain quite well. lyrica and neurontin are in the same class of drugs and are not physically addictive.
193953 tn?1272078626 I hope that in time the nerves that were damaged by shingles will heal. Please note, however, Lyrica is filtered through the kidneys and in the beginning of usage of Lyrica I was on the near maximum allowed dosage of Lyrica and it resulted in near kidney shut down as reported to me by my Neptrologist (kidney specialist). It seems then that a managed dosage of Lyrica to match individual tolerance can help in the management of pain. It sure helps me with shingles pain management.
630344 tn?1280108583 I also nearly died from Anaphalaxic shock bought on by this drug....i kept saying ''Its the Lyrica, and the Opiates.......... AND NO ONE LISTENED!!! And then tried to say i was getting ever MORE illnesses then half of what could be plainly seen physically WAS IN MY HEAD? I then saw a Neurologist after year's of hell and believing i actually HAD all these terrible illnesses after being a super fit supreme athlete form a very fit and youthful looking family?
193953 tn?1272078626 My friend abuses lyrica and gets stoned out of her gourd off of those things...i took one and my fingers were numb and i felt yucky the next day from it...i take neurontin and will stick to that...some get an euphoria from lyrica similar to narcotics....I spoke with my pain mgt doc about the drug...i have the feeling that drug may have some more guidelines soon.
Avatar f tn I've been taking Gabapentin since October 2011 first for shingles now for post herpetic neuralgia which some people get after shingles. It has been extremely painful and I've also been taking oxycodone to combat the pain. I have an appointment with a neurologist next week. Meanwhile my doctor is trying to wean me from all these addictive medications. Has anyone taken Lyrica for shingles or the neuralgia pain? Has it helped?
Avatar f tn I've been taking Lyrica 3 times a day and it keeps pain away,at least for now.Are there long term side affects with this drug?Is it better to have surgery again?
Avatar f tn I took Lyrica for about a month for atypical neuralgia and when I went off of it, I did have withdrawals. I guess it depends on what you're using it for and how long.
Avatar f tn I began taking Lyrica for neuralgia a couple of months ago and it worked so well that it even relieved my severe back pain that I didn't realize was caused by nerve pain! BUT, the 50 mg dose made me so sleepy that I couldn't think straight...for example, awhile back I left my office, saw a black SUV in the parking lot (I have a black Expedition), got in, and tried to start it before realizing that it was a co-workers! We doubled my dose (that was scary), and I felt better.
Avatar m tn I am currently on lyricia 75mg once day for 2 mons now for trigiminal neuralgia, helps with the neuralgia but doesnt do a thing for my anxiety and panick attacks i still get them!!!!
Avatar n tn There are two anti-convulsants that are frequently used for nerve pain and they are Neurontin (Gabapentin) and Lyrica (Pregablin). I myself take Gabapentin for nerve pain. You are first person that I have come across that takes a different anti-convulsant from Neurontin or Lyrica for nerve pain. Both neurontin and lyrica have side effects but they may be more tolerable than the side effects from Tegretol. If you go to http://www.drugs.
Avatar m tn had trigeminal neuralgia for six weeks and wasn't put on Tegretol -- the other things tried did very little and my neuro told me it was a shame no one tried it because had it worked, it was pretty much guaranteed to be TN. I was given, with little success, lyrica and gabapentin.
Avatar n tn it is more than likely if the problem came on lightly, it may dissapear just the same. On the other hand, if the neuralgia is very strong and has no reasonable explanation, medical treatment might be the only option...carbamazepine is a common prescribed treatment. I experienced success with my problem (inguinal neuralgia) with treatment using nerve block injections and prescribed treatment of neurontin/gabapentin.
Avatar f tn The shingles disappeared, pain on touch lessened but deep aching, sometimes striking, pain persisted. Returning to penna. I went to family physician and was put on Lyrica 75mg. twice a day and percodan as needed. After several months on this medication, Lyrica, Dr. increased to 75mg. 4x’s per day (300 daily). Stayed at this level again for several months, no appreciable difference.
Avatar n tn I have Trigeminal Neuralgia and I had the surgery Microvacular Decompression done and the pain went away. I am pain free for over 1 year now.
Avatar f tn Hey Rosalie, and Vince too. I also live in Belgium. I'm 22 and have suffered from intercostal neuralgia as long as I can remember. Six years ago, when the pain got to be too much to deal with, my doctor started me up on Redomex. And although the pain is never completely gone, and still flares up at times, it has improved my quality of life greatly. I started on 10mg per day at first but had to move up to 20 mg.
Avatar n tn I've been diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia and Trigeminal Neuralgia with Cervicogenic Headaches. I've had the steroid and botox injections, at the base of my skull. I'm on Lyrica, pain med. and zanaflex. I'm scheduled to have a facet nerve root injection in the vertebrae area c3, c4 under gen. anestesia by a pain mgt, Dr., I had a EBG- test today to see if there were any other compressed nerves by three of my bulging discs in my neck. If you live near Houston, tx. My Neurologist, Dr.
279234 tn?1363108849 I was on an increased dose of Lyrica when mine struck, and continued to get worse for quite a while. A lot of the time it would be a constant ache, but other times it would flare into a screaming kind of pain. That was when I took another Lyrica, and brought it back down to the previous level.
Avatar n tn I have suffered with postherpetic neuralgia for six and one half years. It has not improved over the last 4 years. The problem is pain, burning, itching and stinging. The problem area starts just below my left eye and goes up through my eyebrow, forehead and through my scalp to about the crown of my head . It is approximately 3" wide from eye to crown. It hurts, stings, burns and itches 24/7 it never stops.
Avatar f tn Hello, I was given Tegretol during my last flare of trigeminal neuralgia, and it really helped. I take Lyrica daily, but my insurance only covers so many capsules a month. I asked my PCP if I could try Tegretol, since I had read about it here and on the facial pain assoc. website. It made me pretty woozy, but really knocked the pain down to a manageable level. My pharmacist assured me that I would adjust to the side effects. I only took it for two days and my TN calmed down!
1451522 tn?1285595740 All of them were anti-seizure medications, gabapentan, carbemazepine, lyrica and oxcarbazepine. All of them had side effects, which I got used to, to some degree and none of them worked immediately. They all take weeks to build up in your system. I also found, with each medication, that I would slowly start to develop a tolerance to them and need to increase the doseage, eventually getting to the point where I couldn't increase that medication any more.
Avatar f tn Your burning, itching, tingling and numbness sounds like neuralgia, but the pains you describe in your teeth and jaw don't sound like neuralgia. But if you can make the pain go away with a medication that works by altering brain chemistry, then it might be some sort of neuropathic pain. That's a weird one, Erica! I don't think you're silly for thinking it's TN - it's as good an explanation as any.
Avatar n tn After going to a pain specialist, I was told I have nerve entrapment from the mesh used in my hernia repair or from adhesions which formed on the mesh. At this point it would be major surgery to go in and remove the mesh and re-close the hernia. The pain therapy/interferon injections did not work, nor have pain meds including most recently Gabapentin. What did work one time and I have no idea if it is related is Prednisone (took for hives - but the pain was reduced??).
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia and was given a nerve block and a prescription for Amitriptyline. Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Thanks!
567677 tn?1246771376 So on top of the trigeminal neuralgia I have broadbased bulge to c4-c5 and bulge with annular tear to L4-L5 and bulging L6-S1. I wonder if the c-spine could contribute to some of the pain in the facial nerve Anyone know?
1695384 tn?1306455153 So here I go again..... I'm a female in my 60's, diagnosed with Trigemianl Neuralgia about a year ago, and would love to hear from other females with the same problem. Your pain level, medications you take, and anything at all about managing this condition!! After my first episode of Trigeminal Neuralgia, I took Gabapentin 100mg 2x-3x a day for 3 months. The pain gradually got better and I reduced my pills to 1x a day.
Avatar n tn does any one no how well lyrica cv 50mg works ? i take it only at bed time. dont want to know of any side effects!
553995 tn?1332022440 Three days after doing it for two days I have had for a whole week of an excruciating cluster migraine turning into neuralgia along both sides of my head and face from my neck and collar bone. Now the neuralgia pain is gone but my skin from the neck to my scalp is burning like I spread ben gay all over it. This is eposodic and won't happen again until I do something else like live life.
Avatar f tn You could talk to your doctor about possibly switching and see how it works for you personally. There is a big price difference there. Lyrica is fairly new and therefore more expensive and also doctors tend to prescibe the newer drugs that the drug reps say are better. Pregabalin (Lyrica) and gabapentin (Neurontin) are effective medications commonly used for the treatment of neuropathic pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, seizures, and fibromyalgia.
324184 tn?1308079803 I mean, could be you could get enough from a lawsuit, after the lawyer takes his share, to hire some help, like a weekly nurse and a monthly housekeeper, to sort of take the straing off you in any way you can come up with. And I think that this new neuro giving you Lyrica, well, that tells me he knows what he's doing, because Lyrica is ten times as good as the generic type cousin you were taking.
Avatar n tn does any one no how well lyrica cv 50mg works ? i take it only at bed time. dont want to know of any side effects!