Lyrica vs elavil

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Avatar n tn I also have been suffering with very severe sciatic pain in my left leg to the point that even Loritab 7.5/500 does not touch it nor does Lyrica. Can all the above problems be caused from the cervical stenosis? Can the sciatica by caused by the cervical problems? Other than more surgery, is there anything to do for the cervical problems and the sciatica? I was using my treadmill daily, but can no longer do so because of the leg pain.
Avatar f tn This even though at homes I chose lowfat cheeses and milk is still a great deal of added calories Secondly many meds used to treat IC like Elavil and Lyrica can also cause weight gain for me enoigh I had to go off, Anyway, hope that helps some...
Avatar m tn Treatment for neuropathic pain (pain coming from nerves) includes neurontin and lyrica, and medications such as elavil (which is an antidepressant but has actually been found to be helpful with neuropathic pain as well). I recommend that you be seen by a neurologist. It is not uncommon for patients to seek second opinions. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
557422 tn?1215651122 Amitriptyline, which used to be Elavil (generic is only used now) works on nerve burning and pain also. The problem I had was grogginess. I know other people who take it, like my Mom, who has no problem with grogginess, it helps with sleep, and she takes a higher dose. I was down to 5mg. and people start at 25mg. usually. I just couldn't tolerate it. BUT, I had no headaches, FM was cut in half at a low dose 5mg. and I slept well.
Avatar n tn As far a treatment there is nothing except the exercises as you describe, unless you are having pain in which case then medications such as neurontin, lyrica, elavil etc. may be indicated. I hope this has been helpful.
Avatar n tn It just makes it somewhat barable. Lyrica stops some of the electrical signals from the brain to the nerves. Lyrica is also a non narcotic and non benzo. It is used for fibromialga and also to reduce seizures. RLS is a nerve problem not a muscular problem.
Avatar m tn DMD's are aimed at keeping it that way! Individual symptoms can be treated drugs aimed at specific areas. I take Lyrica + Elavil to relieve neuropathic foot pain. I take Flomax to alleviate urinary hesitancy and incomplete bladder voiding. Neither med has any impact on my MS. They deal only with specific symptoms. Your question about denial is interesting. If your husband is in denial, but his untreated disease puts increasing burden on you, is that OK?
Avatar m tn I have taken all non narcotic pain meds and mucles relaxers, lyrica, nuerontin, elavil and nothing works. I am supposed to go to PT to help stretch out those muscles down there. I hope it helps but I heard its very painful. They only have one PT that specializes in that area in Louisiana. I hope everything works out for you. Good luck!
Avatar n tn There are many numerous medications used for this purpose, some of which include elavil (amitripyline), Topamax (topirimate), Nadolol, verapamil. That being said, I would also suggest an MRI of your brain and cervical spine with contrast to evaluate for additional pathologies (such as tumors, vascular malformations, multiple sclerosis). Multiple sclerosis in particular can present with episodic dizziness (which should show up on the MRI of that is the case).
Avatar n tn Treatment also includes medications for neuropathic pain including Neurontin, Lyrica, Elavil, Cymbalta, Topamax, Effexor, etc. Given your history of suicidal thoughts, I would also recommend that you see a mental health profesional to help you cope with the stress this has placed on your life. I hope this has been helpful.
Avatar f tn -) Try to limit your side effect expectations. As ess said they are completely individual.
Avatar n tn I was on Verapamil for a little over a year, and it just stopped working one day, I have no idea why. Then the doc put me on Elavil for my migraines, but didn’t tell me that it would actually increase my appetite, until I went back and asked him why I was putting peanut butter on the remote???? Just kidding. Of course I cannot speak for everyone because all of us react differently and the combination of meds you're taking will change the way you react specifically.
Avatar f tn I was also on wellbutrin, lyrica and lamictal for migraines. I am off all of the meds now so I decided to try topamax again. (The Botox works well but I still have a few migraines) I would be willing to actually shave my head if the topamax works. Migraines have affected my life so negatively that hair is a small price to pay to be “normal”. I plan on giving it more of a chance this time. For anyone that has insurance to pay for Botox, I highly recommend it.
Avatar n tn I don't trust the neurologist who diagnosed polyneuropathy.- he put me on Elavil.(for nerve pain) I have gone downhill since I saw him last and he has not been much help. I am trying to get into Mass General- they are supposed to have great neurologists if you are in the North East. I live in New Hampshire. I feel so bad for the woman whose water broke and pray for her and her baby. Did you have muscle pain and weakness? My symptoms didn't start until a couple weeks after the flu shot.
Avatar n tn I have no desire to become addictive to meds! Oh - I have been on Lyrica - it just made me fat and did nothing for the pain. You do get some depression after a long time of being in pain - don't be afraid if someone tells you to take a mild and cost-effective anti-depressant (do not believe all the hype of the newest, exensive drugs, some old tried and true ones work just as well and are a good place to start).
Avatar f tn Three years ago I resorted to drugs, Lyrica the first year but that made me way too groggy and out-of-it. Over time it didn't work anyway. Now I take gabapentin (Neurontin) like those above. My doctor prescribed up to 300mg three times a day but what I do is take 400mg all at night (the pharmasist says this is fine). It knocks me out for the whole night so I feel well rested every day which I believe is key. When I don't sleep the itch is worse and very difficult mentally, to put up with.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone! I just started on 50 mg of Elavil about 3 weeks ago. I only take it once a day before bedtime. My orthopedic doctor is actually who recommended it after I told him that I was constantly losing my temper (along with unpredictable mood swings), always in pain and just couldn't sleep. As a 34-year old mother of 3 with osteoarthritis in both hips, the lower back and left knee, along with mood swings out of control, this drug has done wonders!