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,
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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