Due to chemo, I haveno nerves in my legs, also have restless leg syndrome, I am taking 150mg 3x aday,and it works but not quite,always have some leg pain,,, anf the legs ,I do not have complete control over at all times can the doc,increase it , she seems to think I am taking the upper limits of the meds.But my other doc. says I am safe with an increase.
Hello, I also have restless leg syndrome and take 4mgs of Requip (Ropinerole) every night before I go to bed. I don't have cancer, I have Crohn's disease which can be very painful, I used to have an internal pain pump that had a catheter that was attached to the pump and placed into the epidural space near my spine. It must have been leaning against a nerve ending or something because I developed restless leg syndrome soon after I had my pump put in. I've since had the pump removed because I got a severe infection from it, I still have restless leg syndrome though. Having my abdomen cut so many times and having nerve endings growing back has not helped the condition. Like I said I take Requip for it and it works really well. You should ask your doctor if you can try it along with the Lyrica.
Cymbalta also works for nerve pain, I was recently started on 20mgs of Cymbalta daily for nerve pain in my abdomen and mild depression. I hope I've been of some help, feel better, Tygrlilie
While the recommended maximum dose of Lyrica is 100mg three times a day, patients who do not experience sufficient pain relief following 2 to 4 weeks of treatment with 300 mg/day, and who are able to tolerate LYRICA, may be treated with up to 300 mg two times a day, or 200 mg three times a day (600 mg/day). In view of the dose-dependent adverse reactions and the higher rate of treatment discontinuation due to adverse reactions, reserve dosing above 300 mg/day for those patients who have on-going pain and are tolerating 300 mg daily [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)].
So yes, the dose could be increased another 150 mgs a day if you are tolerating the Lyrica well.
Hope this helps,
My doctor gave me control over the dose I was on to increase in increments every 10 days if needed to a maximum of 600mg a day,
If you''re 150mg x 3 a day then at 450mg a day you are on the upper limits with an extra 150mg to go before before you reach the max allowed dose. So yes, there is room for an increase but not much.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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