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Old 07-25-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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It has been two years since I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Neuropathy and the pain has been more constant and especially at bedtime. The burning in feet, legs and also "derriere" are intolerable and feel like getting in a tub full of iced water. Now my neurologist wants me to try Nortriptyline with the Lyrica that I am taking now, which has not done the trick for me. Has any one of you been on this medi. Will try everything and maybe there will be a medi that will help to ease the pain.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:06 AM   #2
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Re: new medication

Hi cream9518 i am also on lyrica 150 mg 2x2 a day but i have also been prescribed duloxetine 30mg 2x2 a day and they control any pain i feel.

 
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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Re: new medication

Hi. I have been on the combo of lyrica and nortriptyline since January of 2006. It has been a really good combo for me also. I am currently taking 400mg of lyrica and 100mg of nortriptyline. My neurologist recently added trileptal for my severe muscle spasms. this is a hard drug to take because of the heartburn it produces. pharmacist told me to take it with an antacid and that has helped. the addition of this med. has controlled my neuropathy very well and made me feel somewhat like my old self. the problem that i have found is that my body builds up a tolerance for the lyrica and we have to continue to increase the dose.

 
Old 07-31-2008, 09:57 AM   #4
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Dear Anwise67, thank you for your reply. It is just two weeks ago that I have started nortripilyne, one 10mgs at night for five days, and started 20 mgs at night for five days. Feeling drowsiness during the day and sleepless at night. Dont know what will happen when I start with 30 mgs. I think it is helping with some of my pain dissipating and will continue with the medi for a couple of more weeks. Have to see the neurologist in a month and I dont know what he will put me on if this medi does not work.

 
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I take the nortriptyline as one single dose of 100mg at 3:00pm. I stayed on 50mg for a long time and felt like it was helping and can definitely tell the difference now. I was very sleepy at first so I just took the dose with caffeine. I take 200mg of lyrica at bedtime and have no problem sleeping. Don't give up easily on this drug especially if you can see a difference. Keep me up to date on what you find out.

 
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