I have nerve pain and my Dr. just prescribed Lyrica. I was wondering how long is it before I will notice any relief from the pain?
5 May 2010
I read several reviews from people prescribed Lyrica. From what I got, you should start feeling relief soon. Almost every response indicated weight gain, water retention and dizziness as the worst part of Lyrica. It got an overall rating of 7.3 out of 10.
It really depends on how it works for YOU. Good luck and hope you get that pain relief!
6 May 2010
i had back pain and nerve pain for 8 years after surgery. recently hospitalized for depression from taking vikodine all these years for pain.. i was put on 100 mg lyrica 3 times a day and after one week i was pain free and could finaly walk a mile at least. i am a little hyper, appointment with doctor tomorrow.
6 May 2010
Lyrica-started in mid DEC-was a miracle for my crushing,burning, non stop phantom pain. Click on my name to read my story. Very Very long road/ The lyrica helped almost within a day and was such a relief but by the end of Jan, I was in screaming pain again that I have suffered 14 years from since my above knee amputation. My back also hurts to the point I cant turn over in bed or hardly transfer to my wheelchair and its probably from being 100% wc bound for 20 out of 29 years. I have tried 30 different meds and will finally have a spinal cord stimulator trial in June. I am now bedridden from the pain. I am so burned out. I got up to 600mg lyrica and it did nothing. I was so bummed that I only got a short time of relief. I just don't understand it
6 May 2010
Similar to its prescursor Neurontin, Lyrica takes time to bind fully to the correct receptors in the human body and to spread to all nerves. Effects can be seen in 2-4 weeks on average, but a medicine, most particularly psychoactives, is rarely considered a failed trial until 8 weeks have passed.
One would hope that you would be in the group that gets the pain relief benefits much sooner rather than later. Just be sure to take the correct dosage daily, and take it as and when directed to otherwise unexpected issues may arise.
And as a secret surprise, the active ingredient in Lyrica, pregabalin, has the very fun side effect of limiting the natural release of a 3 main neuro-transmitters, each of which have their own part in creating the sensation of "pain" and sending them to your nerves. Less "painful" neurotransmitters, less pain? One can only hope and pray.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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Forgot to mention that I have also taken Neurontin and Lyrica and they didn't help either.