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Avatar m tn It is marketed by Pfizer under the trade name Lyrica Pregabalin received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in treating epilepsy, diabetic neuropathic pain, and post-herpetic neuralgia in December 2004, and appeared on the U.S. market in fall 2005 Pregabalin is indicated for Treatment of neuropathic pain from diabetic neuropathy or post herpetic neuralgia. There is not enough data to state that it should be used in all neuropathic pain.
1039200 tn?1314915608 Has anyone heard of Pregabalin (lyrica) for bipolar or anxiety? - my doctor wants me to try, but I have not heard about it before and would like to know if anyone here has tried it or knows anyone who has. Is it used as a mood stabiliser? - I can't find it on the web site ILADVOCATE recomended me a long time ago, does this mean it's not a mood stabiliser or just a new brand?
Avatar f tn Hi Does anyone suffer from hairloss who takes Pregabalin (Lyrica)? Thyroid check was normal.
Avatar m tn of gabapentin to see if the side effects could be dealt with. I don't want to get back on lyrica. For fibromyalgia I also take xanax and hydrocodone. Things were at least okay, with pain levels and fibro manifestations to deal with, but nothing like this hell. At first, I reached for anti-dizziness meds, but they aren't really much help, plus they swell my prostate for which I have had two operations for enlargement already.
Avatar n tn Hi, LYRICA (pregabalin) is indicated for the management of: * Fibromyalgia * Neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy * Postherpetic neuralgia The mechanism of action of pregabalin is unknown, pregabalin reduces the calcium-dependent release of several neurotransmitters, possibly by modulation of calcium channel function is probably one of the ways it can help in reducing the neurogenic pain.
Avatar f tn 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. These medications are within the same pharmacologic class and continue to cause debate. Pregabalin and gabapentin are chemically similar, yet each has distinct characteristics.
986593 tn?1283535811 Withdrawal symptoms are similar to benzodiazepine withdrawal but the severity of the withdrawal depends on how much pregabalin has been taken and how long it has been taken. Pregabalin should be reduced gradually when finishing treatment.
Avatar m tn To date, no study has been performed in the United States examining the clinical effects of Pregabalin (Lyrica) in IBS patients. FYI, there are high placebo rates for IBS, making us question the "actual " therapeutic effect of pharmacological treatment, when the placebo effect is taken out of the equation, in light of the possible adverse side effects. Ref.
572651 tn?1531002957 I currently take 300mg/day of Lyrica (pregabalin) and 75mg/day of Elavil (amitriptilyne). Lyrica is very similar to Neurontin (gabapentin) which is an anticonvulsant. Elavil is an antidepressant. It can take time to dial in the right combination, or dose of a single med. These meds need to be titrated and the process requires a little patience.
Avatar f tn he also said the discomfort numbness and tingling I get on my left side of body is probably due to the syrinx and has started me on pregabalin for the discomfort whilst I await an appointment with the neurosurgeon. The neurologist also said when I asked him that it is syringomyelia that I have but usually in syringomyelia cases the syrinxes are much larger.
Avatar m tn Stress, excessive physical exertion,lack of sleep and change in humidity may precipitate it. Treatment of fibromyalgia includes Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs,muscle relaxants such as flexeril, tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(includes aropax), anti-seizure drugs like gabapentin and pregabalin and central nervous system (CNS) stimulants such as modafinil.
Avatar f tn Muscle weakness, pain ,burning pain and fatigue are few of the common symptoms of fibromyalgia. Medications like Duloxetione, pregabalin and Milnacipram have been approved for treating fibromyalgia.Duloxetine, Lyrica, and milnacipran are medications that are approved specifically for treating fibromyalgia. The goal of treatment in this condition is to improve sleep and pain tolerance. Medicines should always be used along with exercise and behavior therapy.
Avatar n tn 4)Pregabalin (Lyrica). Pregabalin may reduce pain and improve function in people with fibromyalgia. Pregabalin, an anti-seizure medication that's also used to treat some types of pain, is the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat fibromyalgia. Studies show pregabalin reduced signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia in some people. In one study, about half of the participants taking the highest doses of the drug reported at least a 30 percent improvement.
1573548 tn?1330460463 Gabapentin has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of fibromyalgia. The FDA has, approved a similar drug, pregabalin (Lyrica), for fibromyalgia treatment. It works by limiting the release of pain-communicating chemicals by nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The most common side effects of both drugs are dizziness and drowsiness. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Hi there, I can confirm the exact treatment for your condition only after a complete medical evaluation. Fibromyalgia is a condition that develops over time. Before making the diagnosis of fibromyalgia it is important to rule out other diseases and conditions. Chronic fatigue syndrome, mental stress are few conditions which can mimic fibromyalgia. Muscle weakness, pain and fatigue are few of the common symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn It affects chemicals in your brain which have become unbalanced and cause sleep problem Fibromyalgia is a condition in which the person has long term body pain. The goal of treatment in this condition is to improve sleep and pain tolerance. Medicines should always be used along with exercise and behavior therapy. Medications like Duloxetione, pregabalin and Milnacipram have been approved for treating fibromyalgia.
Avatar m tn I was given the medicine Lyrica, which is for fibromyalgia, which I do not have, and that medicine takes the low back pain away, as well as in my feet! I have been taking it for nearly a year now, and I am not only more comfortable, my mind is able to focus better because I'm not distracted by so much pain. So, I think you should ask your doctor to give it to you, and see if it helps.
Avatar n tn Gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) are similar medications that modulate pain transmission in the nervous system, but gabapentin and pregabalin utilize a different chemical pathway than opiates. They are both used to treat nerve pain (neuropathic pain), but gabapentin can be useful in treating other pain syndromes, like the pain of peripheral neuropathy, or the pain of fibromyalgia.
5142668 tn?1364234345 Hi there, The exact treatment for your condition can be advised only after a complete medical evaluation. In fibromyalgia medicines should always be used along with exercise and behavior therapy. Medications like Duloxetione, pregabalin and Milnacipram have been approved for treating fibromyalgia.Duloxetine, Lyrica, and milnacipran are medications that are approved specifically for treating fibromyalgia.Percoset is a narcotic analgesic which is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
901222 tn?1399146474 Lyrica (pregabalin) is a GABA analogue, similar to Neurontin (gabapentin). Even though pregabalin is approved for The results are still out on whether or not people suffer neurological dependance on this medication. People using high doses of pregabalin (> 1000 mg/day) report problems stopping this medication. My attitude about certain reported side-effects, like weight gain, is that I'll never know what they'll do to me until I try.
Avatar f tn Doctor finally listened and believe I do have fibromyalgia. Every trigger point she touched made me wanna jump out the chair. She said the anxiety medicine she has me on should help with the fibro...does anyone know about this??
Avatar n tn Could I please get your opinion on this? What would you reccommend as a treatment? My doctor said that Lyrica will help.
Avatar f tn Medications generally prescribed are- Pregabalin (Lyrica) which was the first medicine FDA-approved to treat fibromyalgia. Doctors also treat fibromyalgia with a variety of medications developed and approved for other purposes like – Analgesics , Antidepressants , NSAIDS and Benzodiazepenes . Please consult a physician or rheumatologist for the management of the symptoms . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
Avatar f tn In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration approved Pregabalin (Lyrica) as the first drug for the treatment of fibromyalgia. In June 2008, a second drug, Cymbalta, which was previously approved for treating depression, was FDA approved for treating fibromyalgia as well. In 2009 the FDA approved milnacipran (Savella) for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Perhaps mention these to your doctor at next visit. Best wishes!
Avatar n tn Hello: I am 24, female, and have fibromyalgia for which I am taking 225mg of Lyrica and 30mg of Cymbalta per day. I am also on Nuvaring. I have had three very unpleasant experiences with the same symptoms -- severe dizziness, feeling as though I would lose consciousness, extreme anxiety worsened by the presence of other people, and an "icy hot" sensation on my scalp, throat, chest and upper arms.
Avatar f tn the gabapentin you are on works , i have tried it as i have the same experiences with tn, and fibromyalgia, i was just wondering have you tried pregabalin{lyrica} this is what i am on and my brother it seems to work better on me than gabapentin, my brother is on 25mg x3 daily and i am on 200mg x4 daily plus other meds , go back to your doc , there is other meds beside these to try and with trials you might find a happy medium, tc, and good luck
Avatar m tn Has anyone considered Fibromyalgia? Talk to your Dr. about Cymbalta, Lyrica. Consider any kind of exercise. If you have Medicare, there's a benefit, Silver Slippers, that give you a free membership to any health/fitness facility that participates. If so, go for the one with all the good stuff: pool, sauna, whirlpool, etc. The one I found offers everything from Aquasize to Zumba. And Yoga, which is good for mind, body & soul. Consider Flector Patches & Voltaren Gel.
139792 tn?1498589250 Parkdevis developed a drug called pregabalin to be a successor of gabapentin,[2] which was brought to market by Pfizer as Lyrica after they acquired Warner-Lambert. Pregabalin is related in structure to gabapentin and is approved for treatment of epilepsy, neuropathic pain associated with diabetes, fibromyalgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, and generalized anxiety disorder. It will be interesting to research pregabain. Probably you might have already researched.
Avatar n tn These have the advantage of being effective as well as relatively low cost. Pregabalin( Lyrica), an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder. Other treatments that can be effective include TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and complementary therapies. Please discuss these treatment options with the physician.