My most debilitating pain is in my joints. Has Lyrica helped anyone with their joint pain immensely? muscle pain is not as prominent and I'm hoping to find something that will help me with my joint pain. Knees, ankles, toe joints, and hands to be most specific. Thank you for any help.
Lyrica wasn't beneficial for myself, though I know many other people have found pain relief from Lyrica but the side effects are usually worse too. I only experienced the negative side effects. I take Gabapentin and it helps a lot. I also have taken Amantadine and it helped, but not as much.
Some non-medicine things I do too when pain is bad include trying to distract myself (tv, movie, music, talking to someone, bath, etc... ), very gentle restorative yoga poses can help and focus on controlled full-breathing, heat helps me but some people prefer cold packs -either is fine if it helps.
Hope you find some relief.
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