Thanks for your replies. I figured I would give you info on how things are going for me. I was in misery. if this is indeed the case,i would really speak with your pharm about possible interactions. Oh my goodness.
Neurontin is similar to Lyrica, which I may try if the Mirapex doesn't help. I don't know the difference between the two meds.
Topomax, at least for me has had the … Diabetes mellitus and herpes zoster are … It is an EXCELLENT drug for nerve pain and I would recommend that you try it before you try neurontin (be VERY careful when driving on this drug! ) I started experiencing blurred vision so my ortho cut me back to one at night and wanted me to consult with the neuro who did the nerve conduction/emg test as to alternatives. Chronic pelvic pain Gabapentin alone or in combination with amitriptyline is superior to amitriptyline alone in the treatment of female chronic pelvic pain 3. People describe the pain as burning, stinging, or shooting. He gave me a sample bottle of it. Research supports the use of the anticonvulsants gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin, Horizant) and pregabalin (Lyrica) to help relieve pain caused by damaged nerves. After that ended up with Topamax. Elavil may also be used to treat other conditions including eating disorders, anxiety, and panic disorders.
I take 50 mg twice a day. Nociceptive (body) pain comes from damaged tissues outside the nervous system, such as muscles and joints. My Dr. said you only lose about 5 pounds anyway. Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts. I take the Topa for migraines, but it seems to be boosting my Lyrica at this point (except that now I am losing weight instead of gaining). I was prescribed Topamax after failing miserably with Lyrica.The Lyrica did take away the nerve pain, but it took a 600mg dose and put 20 pounds on me in 6 weeks. I started on Neurontin. Join the conversation! Not sure how long you've been on Lyrica... but check out the post by; kytriplets Involuntary Muscle Jerks? I gained weight too.
I have tried 3 more times to get back on it, and always the headaches. Then went to Lyrica.
Haven't tried Lyrica, but i can share my experience w/ Topamax!I have never taken Lyrica, but have been on Topamax for some time.
My doc had me start lyrica 50mg at bedtime to help with leg nerve pain and sleeping.
Good luck to you Cool, I know I definately don't want another drug that causes weight gain. I had numbness in my arms and feet before and the drug made it 10 times worse. Touch wood. Neurontin was REALLY helpful for fibro's 'inappropriate pain', ie things that should not hurt but do. I'm still on a sample bottle, not been on it long at all.My neuro gave me Topamax for migraine headaches in September. Mine lasted for 5 months and then poof it was gone. It was all for nerve pain for post op lumbar fusion. I take 200mg in the morning and 200mg in the evening. !I am so sorry about your hair loss!!! So that replaced the Lyrica. Neuropathic (nerve) pain comes from the nerves that transmit pain signals from the body to the brain. My food tasted awful. I have an entrapped nerve in my foot and was recently prescribed Lyrica.
After about 2 months they became bareable and my neurologist continued to gradually increase the amount. Both gabapentin and pregabalin are particularly effective in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy and pain caused by a spinal cord injury. I would have been doing the exact opposite.
I am on two now *YIKES*...I am on Topirimate for epilepsy and have been for about a year and have had no side effects on it so far. People say the pain feels aching and throbbing. There is a little of the dumbing down, but without there were allot of fogs, now I have fewer fogs and the intensity isn't the same.
Lyrica is also used for treating partial onset seizures in adults and fibromyalgia.. Once I build up the Topamax it will be 100 mg. as well.
Mine has went from tight spiral curls to almost straight barley a wave...I looked it up and saw that all anti-convulsants mess with your hair in some form or fashion. Without Topamax, I wouldn't have a life because of Fibro. So far I have not had very many side effects which I find kind of weird cause I am usually side effect queen but I have been pretty good so far (knock on wood). The side affects do subside--but it may take time...the woozy, party head will go away in a couple three weeks--or it did for me, but the memory stuff will take a little longer. I am not taking lyrica for migraines, I have those under control with Maxalt. I gained weight too. I was under the impression that Lyrica and Topamax was the same type of medicine. so,you are currently on topomax,lyrica and also ultram too? Gabapentin rated 7.2/10 vs Lyrica rated 6.5/10 in overall patient satisfaction. After that ended up with Topamax.