Lyrica dosage for shingles

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Avatar m tn I'm glad you posted this. My Dr was going to prescribe me lyrica for shingles pain but I was hesitant and refused at the time. I did some research on it when I got home and actually found that lyrica is approved in eroupe for anxiety. I also read reviews of people taking it for other things and found that it helped with their anxiety. Glad to know it is working for you. What dosage are you on?Where your prescribed the lyrcia for anxiety or something else? Hope it continues to help you.
Avatar m tn I've had them but caught it within 48 hours so my primary care put me on acyclovir, which cuts the duration as well as the aeverity. I think you might be too far in for an antiviral. Narcotics aren't the best way to treat shingles pain. Ask for neurontin or lyrica. Cymbalta may work but that takes longer to kixk in. Treating shingles pain is pretty basic. If your doctor doesn't take your pain seriously, you might want to look at finding a new doctor.
Avatar f tn I remember how excited she was when she discovered a medicine that worked for her nerve pain, Lyrica. She had relief for the first time in what seemed like years. But, as she told you it is expensive and can cause weight gain. The most important thing to remember, as Tuck and marycamel pointed out, is that not every medication works for everybody and so you and your Doctor will need to experiment and see which one's work the best for you.
Avatar n tn Codine is bringing on another ulcer, so I must give it up.I took Lyrica at a low dose for 5 months after surgical nerve damage, last January.It was hell to wean off, but I'm feeling desperate. Do you know how long it takes to develop a dependency? Thanks.
10704670 tn?1412128715 ve been taking Lyrica for fibromyalgia for several years, and have been taking a low dosage of just 75 mg. once nightly. For over a month, now, I've been having achy joints in wrists, elbows, and feet -- along with ache behind my eyes, nervousness, and worst of all, "flu-like" feelings going throughout the body. I usually wake in the morning feeling much better, but by late afternoon or evening, all these sick feelings set in.
Avatar f tn I also had shingles. I had to take Lyrica 50 mg twice a day for 2 months. It did help with the pain. It has been a year since my outbreak and I still get twinges of pain at the rash site if I get stressed at work.
Avatar n tn If they get chicken pox from my shingles, that is NOT all. They become candidates for shingles down the road, and I would not wish that on my worst enemy.
Avatar f tn I also have CFS, Sleep Apnea, Osteo, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Migraines, Narcolepsy ( which I feel as tho the Lyrica is counteracting the meds I take for the Narcolepsy ).
Avatar n tn s Rite Shingles Relief? It works for Shingles and PHN. My dad used it and he said it really worked for him. He was kind of wary at first because I bought it offline for him but it seems to have gotten rid of his pain.
Avatar f tn -) in exchange for free room. Thanks for listening and hopefully someone will have some ideas what will work for my pain.
Avatar m tn My doctor gave me a script for Lyrica to treat my anxiety disorder. I was taking 6mg a day of xanax then i just recently switched to 4mg. a day of Klonopin. But she said in Europe the FDA approved Lyrica for anxiety treatment. Its supposedly non addictive. However reviews i have read, users complain of weight gain and increased appetite which my weight is one of my anxieties. Has anyone else tried Lyrica before for anxiety?
Avatar n tn was diagnosed with shingles on the left side of my face about 4 days ago. I have been taking valtrex for 3 days now twice a day. It seemed to be effective for the several ulcers on tip of tongue and underneath tongue. Currently going through testing to find underlying cause such as suspected auto immune disease. I have been consistent on antiviral medication and was prescribed lyrica for pain.
Avatar f tn Contrary to what the commercials say, Lyrica wasn’t actually tailor made for Fibromyalgia. Instead, it’s a drug that has historically been used for everything from epilepsy to diabetic neuropathy, and even the pain associated with shingles.
Avatar m tn Hi, Lyrica shouldn't be addictive at the low doses used for neuropathy. My grandmothers been on it or the other derivative, gabapentin, for years. Just take it at low doses. It works wonders for treating nerve pain though.
Avatar f tn I have been on Lyrica for fibromyalgia for years now and dosage have been increasing ever since. It doesn't help me at all despite the increase in strength and now, with a concoction of pain candies and patches. The withdrawals and side effects are way worse so I al getting off them now.
526311 tn?1229286330 just put on lyrica for unrelated medical reasons, can this drug threaten my sobriety? Im doing so good, not that I want to abuse it, but the pattern shows if addicting, abusable drugs are put in my hand ill use em the wrong way. i read a post saying lyrica is a controlled substance?! And that is gets you high? Im scared I should fill the script i need help have no idea what kind of medicine it is?
Avatar n tn im on lycra 75mg twice daily for impingment of tendons in my shoulder.Dont find any help at all.
Avatar f tn I also took Lyrica for approx. 6 mos. My dosage was 75mg. per day. While it did help, I didn't care for the cognitive side-effects so I discontinued it. The dosage will be different depending upon what is being treated and how the drug interacts in your body. For some a small dose is effective; others will work up to the higher amts. over time. I hope it is effective for you and you get some relief soon.
Avatar m tn 150 mg at night, and it has really helped alot with the pain. Im also on norco for my back / neck pain, but the lyrica has been a great help to me. However it is expensive if you don't have insurance. Good luck to you all who suffer from this. I know quite a bit about neuropathy if I can help any one.
Avatar f tn Following a mild case of shingles - taking antiviral and Lyrica meds, I ended up in the ER with nausea, loose bowels, feeling like vomiting and pain in my right ribcage area The dignosis was a diseased gallbladder. It has been three weeks since my surgery. All is well except for the tenderness - achiness in my right ribcage. I am taking Tylenol as needed. This discomfort occurs periodically. My question is whether this is coming from the shingles or from the gallbladder surgery.
Avatar m tn has anyone ever been perscribed Lyrica for cronic pain. If so how much do you take, and how long did it take to notice any results. I started taking 50MG's 3X's a day. I started last Tuesday, and haven't noticed any difference in my pain. any feedback would be great.
Avatar n tn Mostly upper arms, but abdomen after an abdomenal surgery.My MD put me on Lyrica. I took it routinely for about 2 years. It broke the itch/scratch cycle i had suffered from for about 20 years. I now take lyrica only on occasion and it has kept it under control.