Seizure medications lyrica

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1559533 tn?1308952161 Yes, anti-seizure medications (Tegretol, Gabapentin, Lyrica, etc) are used to treat neuropathic pain (things like Trigeminal Neuralgia or Dysthesias.) They can also be used to treat seizure disorders. They did not seem to effect my diagnosis. They did not effect my neuro exams, MRI, VEP, LP, etc.
1316053 tn?1279513097 The side effects that I have read and that the doctor informed me of really scare me. Please, has anyone got any information on this for me? I have tried Endep and Lyrica, couldn't take them due to the horrible side effects. I pray these don't do the same!
1218873 tn?1300094816 Twist, I am glad to hear that your doctor finally said to start the lyrica. for me the lyrica worked it just took a few days to get into my system to take the full effect. I hope this makes you feel better and you get the relief you deserve.
1088430 tn?1259163373 This is especially the case with seizure medications (like lyrica), heart medications and SSRIs (which are all types of medications used to treat migraines which is why I mention them all). With Lyrica specifically, it should be slowly tapered off over a least a week, if not longer. Your doctor will give you the safest schedule to stop the medication on if you ever want to stop taking it.
Avatar m tn I take Lyrica for nerve damage pain 3x75mg a day, prior to taking this drug I was unable to walk very well, had no sleep due to pain etc so for those reasons it has been a great remedy, however...
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 n tn I have had and reacted to Depakote, Neurontin, Lyrica, and Topamax. The Lyrica and Neurontin was originally for nerve pain and the Depakote and Topamax were for migraines.
Avatar f tn It was initially used/designed for seizure disorders - but like many medications physicians began using it off-label for other conditions. It is now widely used to treat (nerve) pain. It is the only medication that controls my neuropathic pain. All medications, including Aspirin - come with side effects. One of Lyrica's side effects is weight gain. Yup - I've gained 17lbs in a year. I'm currently attempting to reduce my weight - but I'll take those pounds to have relief from the nerve pain.
483733 tn?1326802046 Obviously, this should ONLY be done under the supervision of your doctor - NEVER adjust your medications on your own. As far as my own experience with the Lyrica - I had always experienced increased relief whenever my doctor increased my dose - until we went from 300 mg daily to the 450. With that increase, I experienced no change in relief (or lack of at that point), and began experiencing bad side effects (weight gain, inability to concentrate, extreme sleepiness, nausea/vomiting).
572651 tn?1531002957 I'm wondering if any of you have experience with Cymbalta or Lyrica.... Why was it prescribed - what symptom was it supposed to work for? how long did it take for it to begin working with your pain? Did you have any problems with side effects? Anything else you can add?
329994 tn?1301666848 Gabapentin and Neurontin are the same med- you are correct. Neurontin is the brand name. I found Gabapentin and Lyrica to be very similar, but Lyrica is stronger at lower doses. I have tried Cymbalta as well and didn't like it. I had trouble with my GI system. I had diarrhea the whole time I was on it and I became incredibly depressed.
975514 tn?1325001538 I do know that Topamax is FDA approved to treat Epilepsy and Migraines and in my opinion it's rather good at warding off migraines and at higher doses it does help with pain too. Neurontin and Topamax are both anti-seizure medications, so they are in the same class of meds. They have similar mechanisms of action. I hope this helps!
1066198 tn?1333312628 ANYONE OUT THERE EXPERIENCE ANY HAIR LOSS- WHILE TAKING LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) FOR BI-POLAR DISORDER OR SEIZURE DISORDERS? IF SO, IN WHAT DOSES AND TIME FRAMES ? I HAVE BEEN ON IT FOR ONE YEAR NOW, AT 150 MG PER DAY.... JUST CURIOUS IF THIS COULD BE THE CULPRIT BEHIND MY HAIR LOSS.. MY HAIR HAS THINNED SO MUCH-- I CAN ALMOST SEE THRU IT...USED TO BE SO THICK- THAT I COULD NOT GET MY THUMB AND MIDDLE FINGER TO MEET AROUND A PONYTAIL.... I AM GOING TO THE DOC ON FRIDAY FOR EXAM AND LAB WORK.
Avatar f tn But when the doctor put me on Lyrica for my fibromyalia, (I'm so ashamed to tell this), but I found that by taking 6 Lyrica capsules (90 mgs each) at one time, it made me feel really good. This last time I went through bottle in about a week and I feel Horrible! I did not know coming off of Lyrica could make you so sick. Can someone help me?
Avatar f tn Medication roller coaster ride. Doctor said I am the 5th person in last two week it either works or doesn't. So if after increases in a medication and your knees and ankles hurt, swell, headache, you start to inch and maybe if I do not move the pain will go away NOPE. Call the Doctor You cannot wish it away, It does not get better tomorrow.
1059594 tn?1261327566 I just want to know what medications you take to relieve the symptoms, pain relievers?, sleep aids?, what? I'm in a rough place right now and I just can't handle the pain and live at the same time!
1088430 tn?1259163373 Thank you to both for your advice! I know it's silly...I was just a little paranoid.
199882 tn?1310188142 For that, the best meds seem to be anti-epileptic types such as Neurontin or Lyrica. I can't say how pleased I am to be on a high dose of Lyrica. It has reduced my truly awful nerve pain by a good 90%. I am still suffering a great deal of musculo-skeletal pain from my ankle problem, but am working on that largely through PT. I had 3 shots of cortisone the other day, as well, and am getting to be more physically active again. I'm avoiding strong pain meds.
667923 tn?1421466324 so the medication is very potent. Lyrica and Neurontin are anti-seizure medications too, but they are only useful as adjunct medications if used for Epilepsy, which means it has to be couple with something else to work on grand mal seizures. What does this mean to you? It means that Topamax may have more initial side effects in the beginning of the therapy than Lyrica or Neurontin.
Avatar f tn However, if you've been on Lyrica and now have to go off of it for any reason, there are some things you should know about Lyrica withdrawal. Like most medications, it is advisable to wean off of Lyrica slowly to prevent these withdrawal symptoms or at least mitigate the bulk of them. You should not quit Lyrica cold turkey because this can cause severe withdrawal symptoms and will make it much harder to get off this drug when you need to.
Avatar n tn I had a seizure the Sun. before Thanksgiving of which I have no recall at all. My husband was with me at the time and got me in a safe position. He estimates it lasted 2 minutes, and was quite violent. We went to the ER and they did a CAT scan which came back normal. Since the seizure I have severe pain in my mid-back, and area that I have never had fibro-related pain, which is mostly in my neck, back of head, and left shoulder.
1518178 tn?1290826915 Sometimes the anti-seizure meds taken for TN pain can cause dizziness as a side effect. Are you on any of the medications right now?
Avatar n tn have you tried any of the seizure medications such as gabapentin? I'm not a quad but I have had nerve pain d/t compressed spinal nerves for years and gabapentin does help alot. Lyrica is also a common medication used for this too.
Avatar m tn Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort. most patients with fibromyalgia have endocrine disruptions, including hypothyroidism. It's virtually impossible to treat fibromyalgia effectively without ensuring a properly functioning thyroid gland.
Avatar m tn Usually the medications used for benzodiazepine detoxification is anti-seizure meds, because that one of the main risks of the withdrawal. Please discuss with your doctor very carefully your plans specially due to your medical history. It should be done slowly and carefully so you can get through it safely.
Avatar m tn An NSAID is good for inflammation, Anti-Seizure (like Lyrica, Neurontin or Topamax) medications are good for nerve pain. If Lyrica made your fiance too drowsy, Topamax might be a better alternative. This is what I take instead. It's in the same class, but has different side effects. Many people do not get as drowsy. Muscle relaxers can help too. Everyone's cocktail is different, because everyone's reacts differently to medications. It's all a matter of working with your doctor.
Avatar m tn I need a medication that will last a long time for pain I've nearly tried everything including,percs,morphine,sevella,valium,lyrica,neurotin etc... Nothing seems to give much relief at all. I,m at my wits end here. Please Help!!! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/294640'>Is there any treatment for nerve pain</a>.
Avatar n tn Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica. Nobody really knows how these medications treat the symptoms (particularly the aches and pains) of fibromyalgia. These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia. But these drugs also have serious side effects.
1763264 tn?1313373190 Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort. most patients with fibromyalgia have endocrine disruptions, including hypothyroidism. It's virtually impossible to treat fibromyalgia effectively without ensuring a properly functioning thyroid gland.