Skip to Content
Join the 'Postherpetic Neuralgia' group to help and get support from people like you.

Postherpetic Neuralgia Questions

Displaying 22 questions associated with Postherpetic Neuralgia.

How long does it take for Lyrica to work?

How long does Lyrica stay in your system?

What is ZTlido used to treat?

What is the advantage of ZTlido over Lidoderm?

Lyrica and Weight Gain? Yes or No?

I would like to find out how many here on lyrica are gaining weight. I have seen multiple sites on the internet with people gaining tons of weight, some saying they were even eating less, exercising more. Although it helped the pain some could not take the weight. I am an above knee amputee and... read more

Neuralgia - Can anticonvulsants cause neuralgic pain worse?

I read on another forum that anticonvulsants, such as Neurontin or Lyrica, can actually make neuralgic pain worse in some cases. I'm wondering if anyone on here has expericenced worsening of their symptoms when taking these drugs? Thank you for your replies.

I was prescribed Gabapentin after an awful outbreak of shingles last June?

My PCM ordered 300mg to be taken 3x a day. I haven't felt any significant relief from this, so I looked it up on this website. I found that I may not be taking enough, so I called my PCM, and she prescribed 400mg to be taken 3x a day. How long will it take for me to know if this is an... read more

Postherpetic Neuralgia - Has anyone had success with curing their PHN?

I have tried many medications/treatments... Topamax, Lyrica, Famvir, Carbatrol, Carbatrol + Baclofen, and acupuncture. None have worked. I have had PHN in my face for about a year now, and the only thing that sometimes helps is Percocet (makes me very, very ill). Any suggestions? I know I... read more

Postherpetic Neuralgia - New Gallixa cream… useful for PHN?

Dear all My mother is a 77 years old sufferer of PHN who has been trying obediently all the range of drugs (Gabapentin-Neurontin... nerve blocking injections, antidepressant, morphine…) that the doctors prescribed to her for more than 7 years now. The pain has been reduced only slightly and... read more

Shingles pain?? I have had constant burning gnawing intense left sided chest pain?

its not getting better its getting worse and the pain now is unbearable.. it is on my left front chest I have been on several different meds including, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella Neurontin, Nortriptyline etc... and 7.5 mg of hydrocodone and none of this has helped my pain... they are guessing this... read more

I'm wondering if anyone has any idea how long PHN usually hangs on before it runs its course?

i.e, Has anyone's doctor had any answer to that? Has anyone found anything other than drugs that help the pain?

Have there been any problems with the use of Lyrica for FM or PHN and dental problems?

It seems that since I've been taking Lyrica it seems that my teeth have been "demineralizing" of sorts. Starting with enamel chipping and flaking off in medium sizes, then larger pieces and the inside 'pulp' of my teeth has become spongy. I have had pain with this on top of... read more

Is it appropriate to ask for higher dose of pain meds?

Re;pain tolerance; Neurontin 2400ml.bid since2007... with 5mg.bid of oxycodoneHCL since nov.2008 w? with 200 mil.ultram once a day... no extra med for breakthru pain... my pain is getting worse..is it appropriate to ask my dr. for more/or higher dose at this time? Is my tolerance within normal time... read more

Do many people experience Lyrica side effects such as lack of concentration, short-term memory...

... loss forgetfulness or other cognitive changes?

Ask a Question

Want to post your own question to this support group? You'll need to first create an account with Drugs.com (or sign in to your existing account).

Further Information

Related Condition Support Groups

Neuralgia

Related Drug Support Groups

gabapentin, Lyrica, Neurontin, pregabalin, clonidine, nortriptyline, Lidoderm

Search this Group