I have severe spinal stenosis in my back & neck resulting in numbness & tingling in hands and feet. Currently, using 100 mg. of Lyrica a day ( which is for my Fibromyalgia ,but can also be used for nerve pain. My Psychiatrist wants me to add Gabapentin to my mix of drugs for pain. When I spoke with the pharmacist yesterday regarding this matter, he told me to hold off getting it filled & seek a 2nd opinion from a neurologist or a pain management clinic before getting it filled. He mentioned that Lyrica (in a higher dose, is superior for nerve pain compared to Gabapentin). I don't want to get into narcotic drugs like Norco or the other opioids! Your comments would be welcome! Thank-You
Hi Ros 2!
I don't have spinal stenosis, however I do have Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy. I don't take Lyrica so I don't know how to advise you there. I do take Gabapentin 800mg three times daily and it's very helpful in reducing pain although it's not the whole enchilada. I also have ADHD and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I'm prescribed Adderall for the ADHD--and much to my surprise it actually helps with the pain, and because it's an amphetamine it reduces my fatigue so I may have a quality of life. I'm 75 and no sittin' around for this senior. You might want to mention Adderall to your doctor and do feel free to quote me on my experience with it. Feel better. marzboy777
My clients usually use Lyrica as there are less side effects then gabapentin. Lyrica is expensive here in Canada so I only tried gabapentin and worked great until I maxed out my dose at 2800
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