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Pregabalin

About "Pregabalin"

Pregabalin is a medicine used to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia, pain caused by nerve damage, and in generalized anxiety disorder. It is commercially available in capsule, solution, and extended-release tablet. It is a gabapentinoid, and its mode of action is by blocking specific calcium channels.

Related Terms: Methylcobalamine, Gabapentin, Physiotherapy, Back Pain, Diclofenac, Nerve Compression, Nerve Conduction Studies

Recently Answered Questions


Does taking Pregabalin for a long time cause increase in B12 levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I was taking Pregabalin for a long time. I got my blood test done and B12 has come 1993 pg/ml although the LFT and RFT are normal. Should I stop the intake of Pregabalin immediately and wait for fifteen days to get the B12 test once again?  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregabalin medication is used for neuropathic pain. It does not lead to the elevation of B12. So, you can continue with this medication. For high B12 level, you have already ruled out liver and kidney disease by their subsequent reports. So, I suggest you investigat...  Read Full »
 
What is the right dose of Pregabalin in fibromyalgia?
Query: Hello doctor, My sister takes 225 mg Pregabalin for fibromyalgia at 7 PM, but it is not giving any relief from pain. She has severe back pain. We tried another 150 mg at 10 PM and the pain reduced fairly. What is the right dose and at what time it should be given? I am attaching her medicine list fo...  Read Full »
Dr. Naval Mendiratta
Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, if that much dose is not effective in fibromyalgia you ought to change it. I understand she is on Quetiapine and also on Effexor (Venlafaxine). I understand that they started it for depression or bipolar disorder. Well, the other drugs you can consider...  Read Full »
 
Does opiate withdrawal cause nausea, low BP, muscle pain and urea smell?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female recovering from eating disorder. My BMI is 16. I am suffering from clinical depression and GAD. I was diagnosed by a neurologist with migraines approximately two years ago, and have been on Lyrica 75 mg twice daily. Recently, I started having trouble swallowi...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka
Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is fine to stop Lyrica (Pregabalin). In my opinion, your symptoms could be related to a panic attack, probably caused by Topiramate adverse effects. Besides, as Topiramate can also cause kidney dysfunction. So, I strongly agree with your doctor on stopping it. On the...  Read Full »
 
Is my mother's leg pain sciatica or something else?
Query: Hello doctor, My 49 year old mother has a severe (sciatica-like) leg pain. There is also pain below the knee and at the back of the leg. The pain is an extreme burning sensation kind of pain. It sometimes moves to the hips. The pain increases when she sits or tries to walk. She is taking a pain ki...  Read Full »
Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene
Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A sciatica-like pain can respond to physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercises. I suggest she try tablet Lyrica (Pregabalin) 75 mg at night. It is a little expensive one, but a good medicine. The other option is to take tablet Pregaba-M (a combination of Pregabalin and...  Read Full »
 
I have neck spasm and difficulty in walking. Please help.
Query: Hello, I weigh 39 kg and I am 31 years old. I have lost two kilograms in the last two months. I am having spasm in the neck since 2 months. It started when I had sudden sneezing and was not able to move the neck soon after that. Neck movements got restricted. I consulted a doctor and took tablet...  Read Full »
Dr. Amit Arora
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whole event started with a sneezing after which you developed muscular spasm in the neck. You took pregabalin for neuropathic pain but due to its side effect you discontinued.  After that you had physiotherapy and developed other neurological symptoms and you...  Read Full »
 
I have a sharp pain on the left side of my face. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27 year old male in good physical shape, doing workouts every day. My weight is 90 kg and my height is 170 cm. About four months ago, I started to feel a sharp pain on the left side of my face, above my left eye when I swallow liquids. The pain is not intense, but rather I feel...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
Geriatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Firstly, I feel your neurologist was right to prescribe you Lyrica (Pregabalin) although it did not help you in gaining control over the pain. Secondly, finding the etiology of a sharp pain over the left eye is quite impo...  Read Full »
 
Why do I feel swollen feet and numbness when they are not so?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having issues with my feet. I feel that they are swollen and numb, but they are not swollen and also there is no discoloration. I do not have any chest pain, lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath or any unusual pain and ache anywhere else. This usually happens while sitting...  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These symptoms suggest that you are having nerve pain. Nerve pain usually requires some special medications. So, I suggest tablet Pregabalin 75 mg twice daily in the morning and at night for 30 days before food. Continue your B12 vitamin tablets for 30 days. This is a ner...  Read Full »
 
My fingers are forming knobs and hurt. Why is it so?
Query: Hello doctor, I have seen a rheumatologist and all my tests on autoimmune diseases are normal. He even ordered hand X-rays and they are normal. My fingers are forming knobs on them and hurt constantly. My movement is getting more and more limited. I can barely bend my affected fingers. I feel sick...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the markers for inflammatory arthritis are negative, then, the possibility of chronic fatigue syndrome is there. I suggest you to start Pregabalin or Duloxetine to see the response which will be helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome. Consult with your specialist doc...  Read Full »
 
I have a pricking sensation when I hold my phone. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18 year old female. I have a problem with my fingers. They keep hurting, even if I hold my phone for just fifteen minutes. At the beginning, it was just a prick that came a few times per day. Now, I feel my fingers burning and itching, to the extent, I have to stop whatever I am...  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is due to electrical hypersensitivity. This can happen due to a vitamin B12, calcium or vitamin D deficiency. I suggest the following medicines: Tablet Pregabalin 75 mg and methylcobalamin 1500 mcg, one tablet before food at 7 PM every day for 15 days. Tablet Sh...  Read Full »
 
Can extraction of a wisdom tooth cause irritation in the nerve of the head?
Query: Hello doctor, I have pain like irritation of the nerve on the left side of the head exactly on the left temple, in the left jaw, in front of the ear, back and around the ear, below the left jaw, which radiates to the left side of the neck. The pain is constant and irritating. Doing jaw movements hel...  Read Full »
Dr. Rajesh Deshwal
HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This pain is related to the nerve damage during the tooth removal. This will subside over the next 2 to 4 weeks. I suggest you try taking tablet Pregabalin 75 mg, twice daily for relief. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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