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    Old 11-30-2006, 07:26 PM   #61
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    Re: Lyrica-- New Nerve Pain Pill

    I started taking 75mg twice a day for an egregious, idiopathic testicular problem. Was tested for a hernia (negative) and with ultrasound (negative). Urologists can't figure this out... they put me on Ibuprofen and then Tramadol, the latter providing minimal relief for debilitating pain.

    One of them suggested I try Lyrica and thankfully, it has helped the pain about 25% so I can at least function, though I still can't exercise and sitting makes it worse.

    Point being, Lyrica is helping when nothing else, save for Oxycodone from the ER, would in a desperate situation.

    I saw a neuromuscular specialist who upped the dose to 150mg 2x/day and it's making me groggy, but I'll live with that if the pain can be tempered to some degree.

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    Old 08-13-2007, 02:06 AM   #62
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    Re: Lyrica-- New Nerve Pain Pill

    Hello Friends. I'm new here. Just wanted to post my 2 cents worth about the Lyrica since I have been on it for a while. I was formerly on Neurotin 300 mg 3X/day, but I didn't like the way it did me. Confusion, reading comprehension was out the window, and it made me nervous. My doc switched me over to Lyrica. I have had no bad problems, and it sure has helped with the nerve pain. Also has allowed me to go from 10/325 mg Percocets 3X/day combined with 350 mg Soma 3X/day with the Percs, down to taking Percs and Soma once a day. I am taking 50 mg of Lyrica 3X/day, and this dose seems to do me well. I occasionally take 4 or 5 a day since my direction is to take 1-2 capsules 3X/day, so I am well within my limit. Sure I still have some forgetfulness when I am trying to carry on a conversation or read a book, but it is much better than the pain. Only problem I have with the Lyrica is that I can't get enough to eat while taking it. I asked my doctor a couple weeks ago if I could switch over to Topamax, because it is suppose to work the same, but Topamax has a appetite decreasing effect. Only a few days on the Topamax and I knew I couldn't take it. As I understand it, Neurontin and Topamax are both NSAIDS, but Lyrica is not. The Topamax increases your internal body temperature for one thing, and a few days ago it was 109 here. So the Topamax did not suit me well. My sister takes Topamax for migranes and she has no problems other than it makes her loopy. I decided to get back on the Lyrica and will just have to deal with the weight gain. Hopefully this deep nerve block epidural I am getting in a couple of weeks will allow me to get off of all the meds I have been on for the last 2 years. Good luck to all. I have been lurking for quite some time, but just registered tonight. I think talking with each other definitely helps us to be deal'nWithIt.

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