Lyrica (pregabalin)

By jefff Added at September 9, 2015 Views 1,714 Reviews 2

LYRICA is indicated to treat nerve pain and pain that accompanies neuropathic illnesses. It is also indicated to treat partial onset seizures in adults that sometimes accompany individuals with multiple sclerosis. It is also believed to calm overactive nerves. It is unknown exactly how LYRICA works in the body. Animal studies suggest that LYRICA reduces "extra" electrical signals sent out by overactive nerves. The implication of these studies for humans is not known.

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jefff September 9, 2015 at 3:19 am   

I personally have seen the benefit of this drug as it relates to my neuropathy within the eye, legs and MS Hugzzz. The interesting thing with this medication is that everyone has different needs and while this drug may work for some, it may also be detriment to others causing them some serious depression or fits of anger and frustration, so you have to be closely monitored the first few months as well as blood work to ensure your kidneys are functioning properly…jefff

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jefff September 9, 2015 at 3:15 am   
Pros

LYRICA is believed to assist with pain management as it relates to nerve conductivity and the electrical signals throughout the nervous system from the brain. Increase in Energy, Cognitive abilities as they relate to the clearing of brain fog that sometimes accompanies other medications.

LYRICA is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be taken every day for the management of nerve conduction whereby reducing the pain associated with neuropathic type illnesses.

Neuropathic pain is different than what you may experience from a headache or sprained ankle. That's because neuropathic pain is thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain and tenderness.

Cons

Some of the "Cons" of LYRICA may include new or worsening depression, anxiety, restlessness, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, anger, irritability, agitation, aggression, dangerous impulses or violence, or extreme increases in activity or talking. You may also endure swelling of your hands, legs and feet, which can be serious for people with heart problems. You will also (probably) have some dizziness and sleepiness, and you should not drive or work with machines until you know how LYRICA affects you. Also, tell your doctor right away about muscle pain or problems along with feeling sick and feverish, or any changes in your eyesight including blurry vision or if you have any kidney problems.

Do not drink alcohol while on LYRICA as you may have a higher chance for dizziness and sleepiness while taking LYRICA with alcohol, narcotic pain medicines, or medicines for anxiety.

Possible weight gain and increased eating desires.