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Lyrics vs gabapentin???

Oct 28, 2016 1:31 PM

My brain is totally burnt out so please bare with me ..
Ok I tried the gabapentin ... Did not work at all, I seem to have a very low tolerance and the side effects were not for me. Even the withdrawal was less fun.
As I have posted my Dr just sent me a letter saying Im No longer a patient. So this past appt he gave me a script for lyrica ... I think it may last me 3 months or less depending on how it works or not.

What are the side effects if going off this medication if any ? I do get everyone is different ..

Just started looking for a new Dr ...

Oct 29, 2016 2:14 AM

Foggurl, they're the same medicine..

Oct 29, 2016 4:55 AM

That what I understood ... Lyrica was the newer version ...

Oct 29, 2016 6:24 AM

I was on gabapentin. It did nothing. Lyrica is great. They're in the same family. Not the same med.

Oct 29, 2016 6:59 AM

For me gabapentin (Neurontin) worked a little bit and I had no side effects.
However, I've found that pregabalin (lyrica) is much more effective for me, I still have no side effects and it works better for my pain, Parastesia etc. I'm also on a much lower dose of pregabalin at the minute that the gabapentin equivalent so I'm hopeful that a little higher dose will work better. I started my higher dose yesterday and will continue titration until I know if a higher dose is better.
Personally I far prefer pregabalin. It took years of fighting and eventually a change of doctor to get it in my case. The doc I changed to gave it to me immediately and was outraged that it had not already been tried.

If you have any questions about either I've got a lot of research on both stored in my brain and on my computer so if you have anymore questions let me know or pm me

Oct 29, 2016 8:42 AM

On this I can't give you any advice as to which works better because for me none of them worked....the whole family of this type of med didn't work for me with my trigeminal neuralgia. The one drug that has worked for me is amitriptyline, it doesn't work for me as it's original use for anxiety and depression (it does absolutely nothing for my anxiety or depression) but for the nerve pain it's the best tablet ever for me! along with the morphine mst.

Unfortunately it is all trial and error to find the meds that suit you best. We are all very different and what works for one won't work for another.
I hope you're able to a new doctor soon and find a combination of meds that will help you xxx

Oct 29, 2016 9:14 AM

Yeah, at the end of the day nobody knows what will work best for you. You just have to try them and find out.

Gabapentin and Pregabalin both work on GABA receptors so you may find one works one doesn't, both work or neither works.

Amytriptaline and Nortryptaline are tricyclic antidepressants which at low doses can be used for pain

There is also Duloxetine which is an SNRI (Serotonin-Noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, in america it's norepinephrine instead of noradrenaline.) It is anot her type of antidepressant used for pain.

You also have opioids which most people prefer to avoid or stay on as low of a dose as they can manage. There are various types and various ways to take them.

I don't know what you have so I can't really mention any other meds because some types are known to be useless for certain conditions.

I hope that you have a low pain day

Gentle hugs

Oct 29, 2016 6:16 PM

Thanks all ... It is helpful reading everyone's trials and wins ...

I have had some success with bacoflen and amitriptyline .. tramadol when the fire edge needs to be removed.

I seem to have fairly low tolerance to meds and take a low dose ... So I like to proceed with caution.

Started the cbd oil... Fingers crossed ... Could help with more then just inflammation and may help with my PTSD and anxiety.🤔

Oct 29, 2016 7:16 PM

They are *not* the same. They act in a similar way, but they are very different. Some people have great results with gabapentin, others with lyrica. Lyrica has been a godsend for me, but I had awful side effects on gabapentin.

Oct 30, 2016 4:14 AM

Precisely pusscat, they work in a similar way but the small difference in how they work can have a big difference on how you react to them.

Oct 30, 2016 5:55 AM

How long does it take lyrics to work ii was just switched from Gabapentin to lyrics .,

Oct 30, 2016 6:56 AM

You should begin to see effects after a week or two and you will have full effects by a month

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