About Lyrica

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About Lyrica

Pregabalin has three applications. First, it is used against neurological (neuropathic) pain in adults. Such pain occurs, for example, as a late consequence of diabetes ( type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus), after a nerve inflammation caused by herpes viruses and after spinal cord injuries.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • relieve nerve pain
  • prevent brain cramps
  • Relieve anxiety

This is how Pregabalin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of pregabalin.
Please also read the information on the drug group antiepileptic drugs,
to which the active ingredient pregabalin belongs.

Applications of the active ingredient pregabalin

Pregabalin has three applications. First, it is used against neurological (neuropathic) pain in adults. Such pain occurs, for example, as a late consequence of diabetes ( type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus), after a nerve inflammation caused by herpes viruses and after spinal cord injuries.

For adult epilepsy, pregabalin is used with other antiepileptic drugs. It is effective in certain seizures originating in parts of the brain (partial seizures), including those that subsequently spread to the whole brain (generalization).

Due to its anxiolytic effect, pregabalin is also approved for the treatment of general anxiety disorders in adults.

For the following application areas of Pregabalin , in-depth information is available:

  • Pain (mild to moderate)
  • anxiety disorders
  • epilepsies

mode of action of pregabalin

The transmission of stimuli along the nerves depends, among other things, on the influx of the mineral calcium. For this purpose special calcium channels are opened in the nerve cell wall. As a result, neurotransmitters such as glutamate, norepinephrine and so-called substance P are released. These neurotransmitters trigger further reactions of the nervous system.

Pregabalin hinders the opening of the calcium channels and thus restricts the influx of calcium into the nerve endings. The increased release of neurotransmitters is thus reduced to the normal level. This helps Pregabalin relieve nerve-related pain, suppress brain cramps in epilepsy, and relieve anxiety.

Potential Lyrica side effects may include:

Lyrica used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Dorothy J. Elgin says:
    3.0 rating

    Lyrica for Stroke

    After reading many other reviews I can agree to 90% of all letters! Sleeplessness despite fatigue, weight gain, water in the legs, inner restlessness, tremors in the limbs, mild speech disorders, no improvement of the disease! That should be enough to sell the preparation !!!

  2. Ronald A. Baines says:
    3.5 rating

    Lyrica for Stroke

    Thanks to a stroke in early 2004 with severe right side nerves, I take 300mg in the morning and in the evening. At the beginning, strong sleep need otherwise no negative concomitants. The pill is easy to swallow and does not seem to attack the stomach (1986 stomach breakthrough). The effectiveness I can only judge with well. In bad weather, the pain is sometimes extreme. But to put it immediately, without this drug I would have significant problems living my life.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  3. Dan M. Sewell says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Mood swings

    I take all these medicines so that I can live reasonably well again. I would not recommend SUBUTEX or Diazepam to anyone who is not specifically prescribed it by the doctor. I got this ducrh my politoxicomania, caused by years of physical and mental ill-treatment, and by multiple post traumatic stress disorder..I helped the lyrics and the baclofon when I had withdrawn from Subutex and Diazepam..Was, however, by my psychosomatic disorders Since the withdrawal, I have to take this lyrics and baclofen, in addition, since I suffer from mood swings since the withdrawal, and by this withdrawal into a psychichen and physical stress, because I myself an excessive pressure had, because I absolutely wanted to make it .. However, even in a burnout syndrome slipped, which proved to be true hell .. Overall, I can only say that I tolerate all drugs, well, except the Lyrica, of which I actually Should take 225mg a day, but only 75mg to take me, otherwise I have too high water retention, and completely dur be together …

    Side effects: Water storages
  4. Luis E. Palmer says:
    3.5 rating

    Lyrica for Syringomyelia

    Hello so real side effects are with me actually, dizziness and a little dizziness about 1.5 hours after taking the drug. Effect at the beginning of great, but has already subsided, Can not really fall asleep and the hands still sleep regularly, and me lie down.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  5. Colette R. Ruffner says:
    3.0 rating

    Lyrica for Syringomyelia; Disc prolapse; Fibromyalgia

    I had very good experiences in the first months with Lyrica and Tilidin, had barely noticeable negative side effects, except that unfortunately I talk more than normal. Lyrica also had an anxiety-relieving and relaxing effect on me. However, my memory bothers me a little. In the last few months, Lyrica seems strangely paradoxical in the morning, mentally I feel mentally very bad for almost 1 hour after taking it, then it improves, but it does not help as much in the morning as it did in the beginning. The analgesic effect is not as good in the morning as it was in the beginning. Strangely, the combination helps me in the evening, preferably in the afternoon but then again very well. I can hardly say anything about Actonel in the short time it takes.

    Side effects: Memory disorders
  6. Rose T. Porter says:
    3.5 rating

    Lyrica for Syringomyelia

    So I am not satisfied with this drug, in the beginning the first few days wonderful! Could have torn out trees, but then total insomnia and constantly drunk. If it would never take again, have now discontinued. Can not recommend it !!! Hands off!

    Side effects: Noise condition; Insomnia
  7. Maria G. Curtis says:
    3.0 rating

    Lyrica for Zoster neuralgia; Trigeminal neuralgia

    After dose increase of Lyrica of 50 mg / then the 100 mg / on 150 mg / on the 7th day painful, edematous spotty swelling of the hands with slight blisters, itching, when washing hands with warm water burning sensation as if someone ignites the hands.

  8. John L. Martinez says:
    3.5 rating

    Lyrica for Cross section paralysis

    Experience: For some years now I have taken Palladon 8 mg and Lyrika (morning 75 mg, evening 300 mg) in combination 1-0-1. The pain treatment in this combination is very good, after the conversion (increasing the dose of palladone from 4 mg to 8 mg) I had in the last 4 weeks only once more severe pain, which I attributed to a change in the weather. Side effects: First, enormous weight gain, almost scary! Before or even after my accident 8 years ago I weighed 67 kg, today it is 89 kg. Constant feeling of being at home although one is full, from earlier times I do not know this at all. But, even if the weight gain on the one hand bothers you, but you have to weigh what you prefer – the weight gain or this unspeakably strong pain – consisting of constant sharp pain, as if someone stabbed with a knife in the leg-the blade very slowly turn and pull it out again … and of course it keeps turning. For my person, even if it is still so bitter I must confess, then rather the weight gain. I will now try to hold back with the food and somehow to do a kind of sport, which I do not know so well (a treadmill would be very good, but that is far too expensive and I can not afford leiedr).

  9. Mark R. Johnson says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Cross section paralysis; Pain (chronic)

    There is a dependency, i. When you stop taking these medications, you begin to feel tingling, a sign that you have to take the medicine again, as late hours later severe pain recurs. But … I’ve got tramal in all forms before, then oxydesic and also plaster without a success. The combination palladone and lyric is m.E. optimal. The chronic pain in the long run no longer get away, this should be known to everyone, for just such drugs are too strong … is just no aspirin or splitting tablet.

    Side effects: Dependence
  10. Barbara G. Scranton says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Cross section paralysis; Neuropathy

    Because of unspeakable chronic neuropathic pain, I’ve already tried several pain medications. Currently I take Lyrica 150mg and Targin 20mg. There is still no complete freedom from pain, but the state of pain is no longer superficial in the consciousness. However, the side effects are significant. Although I am completely restrained with the food, I continuously take what I do not like, because my paraplegia, I have to pay very much attention to my weight; After all, you have to balance your whole weight with your arms, or the nursing service. In addition, I do not have the opportunity to do sports, which can contribute significantly to weight loss. Furthermore, I’m just tired and dazed, can hardly follow a conversation, because I lack the concentration. My left eye also suffers from the medication. I mostly see blurry and I feel like I’m getting small pinpricks in it. The permanent dry mouth and the itchy rash on the face should be mentioned. Actually, Lyrica should be increased even further, but that does not work with the many side effects, because apparently my body does not get used to the remedy. Let’s see what the doctors come up with next.

  11. Carmen J. Finn says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Water storages; Bipolar disorder; High blood pressure

    Unfortunately, antidepressants do not show the desired effect or only briefly. For about 4 years I react massively with water retention in the whole body. Hands, legs, feet and face are swollen early on. For about 1 year I am reacting to new drugs with acute respiratory distress, I have the feeling my legs buck at any moment and of course I am afraid of any new tablet (whether painkillers or new drug) I get every 4 weeks vitamin D and folic acid injected. I generally feel better afterwards, that is to say, I have only slight depressive moods, more drive and drive. But after every injection my tongue swells up after 10 minutes, after about half an hour I feel like I have only cotton wool in my head, my legs get heavy and I stand somehow beside me. 3 hours later, it feels like my trachea is slamming and I’m having trouble breathing. I always react quite heavily to medication, need only small doses and sometimes react paradoxically. In a psychiatric hospital, I got a spray because of lack of air during the creeping in of a drug, which should help me to be able to breathe normally again. After taking the spray I was able to breathe again, but I was also in the mania swung and totally unable to move. The whole took an hour. A nurse sat by my bed. Otherwise no one would have believed me. Now I do not know what to do about taking new medicines. I do not even dare to take a painkiller. Could there be a drug allergy?

  12. Nicole V. Lockhart says:
    4.0 rating

    Lyrica for Migraine; Sleep disorders

    Although take only two days Lyrica, but I wanted to share my experience schonmal. Have just over two years Trazodon get. Now the doctors have noticed that the drug is probably the cause of my very severe and weekly migraine. So Trazoson was discontinued overnight and Valdoxan 25 mg was started. Falling asleep was ok (after about 2 hours), but then I was awake again after 2-3 hours and it stayed the rest of the night … So again to the doctor. And he gave me an extra Lyrica. But I took it alone – without Valdoxan. I do not understand why I should take both, if I only need something against my sleep problems and the migraine. I slept like a stone with 75 mg Lyrica. Find it a lot to start with, as I’ve read that many creep in the drug and start with 25 mg. I think 25-50 mg would be quite enough for my body – I’m 1.68 m and weigh 58 kg. Because in the morning I am very dazed and can only go very hard without wavering …

    Side effects: Gang uncertainty; Dizziness
  13. Bessie G. Miller says:
    5.0 rating

    Lyrica for Migraine

    I’m currently taking. 2 times 100 mg Lyrica at intervals of 12 hours and have so far found no side effects. The migraine has been reported slightly so far and stopped only briefly. But maybe it’s too early to say final. Natil N has already helped me get rid of the very severe migraine attacks. So for me it’s level 1 relief, but I promise Lyrica to be a major improvement.

    Side effects: No side effects
  14. Kenneth J. Burch says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Dizziness; Trigeminal neuralgia; Pain (chronic)

    Am 20 years, male and suffering from a strong infection 8 months ago from infernal facial pain, dizziness, weakness, tingling in the whole head and face and many other complaints. Also for 4 years in an unknown severe rheumatic disease. I take Lyrica 2 x 150mg a day for 3 months and so far I have not noticed any side effects but also felt no positive effect. Time wasted for me. For me, not a single painkiller and nothing else works. Have tried over 35 painkillers, nothing works for me … not even for the rheumatic complaints. I feel like I am immune to painkillers. Also after an almond and appendectomy surgery, no painkillers worked.

    Side effects: No side effects
  15. Kathleen R. Jarvis says:
    4.5 rating

    Lyrica for Dizziness

    I took tanner for the first time Lyrica, at noon 75, in the evening 150. Waking up this morning was terrifying. Severe dizziness, drowsiness and no clear vision. You get scared of such a drug. I’m not sure about this afternoon. My neurologist prescribed it for me. I have RestlesLegs and Breast and Bone Cancer.

    Side effects: Blurred vision; Dizziness