Postherpetic Neuralgia Questions
Displaying 22 questions associated with Postherpetic Neuralgia.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.e, Has anyone's doctor had any answer to that? Has anyone found anything other than drugs that help the pain?
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
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
... loss forgetfulness or other cognitive changes?