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What is the difference between Pregabalin and Lyrica?

posted October 24, 2017
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Lyrics is the brand name and the other is the generic name of the medication. Hope you are well.

posted October 24, 2017
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@A MyChronicPainTeam Member I’ve tried/trying anything and everything I can. Thankfully my condition is a Workers Compensation case, and they pay 100% of all bills. And I have a great adjuster/case worker, so my surgeries and treatments have been approved relatively easy. While I’m waiting and trying different procedures, I was advised by my case worker to buy this book and see if it had any useful info for me. So I did, and now waiting for it to arrive. I’ve not read the first thing from it, so I can’t give any reviews. Just thought I would offer it up if you thought it might be something you’d like to buy as well. I think I paid $15 for it. You can find it on eBay or amazon.

Back in Control: A spine surgeon's roadmap out of chronic pain

posted October 27, 2017
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@A MyChronicPainTeam Member Pregabailin is for nerve pain isn't it. They usually swap for the cheapest one I've found in the past. If u find its not working as well just ask to be put back on it. It's all about the money. Hope you get sorted big hugs xx

posted October 24, 2017
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TT my darling he didn’t suggest any medications and also wants to take me off of my Targin gradually so that it will just be pain psychologist to deal with it amd Physiotherapy
He also told me that because I walk on average of 5kms a day that i do t have chronic fatigue little does he know that 5kms is from 5am in the morning to sometimes 2am the best day which includes the housework I can do
It’s all the steps I take through the day that add up to that 5kms and I only know because of my fitbit Also because I’ve been in pain for 20+ years there’s nothing he can do medication wise yet he also doesn’t get that the pain hasn’t been the same that entire 20 years it’s progressively gotten worse
It’s not like there aren’t other medications to try just because my Targin is no longer working 😭😭😭

Anyway thank you my darling friend your always there when anyone needs you are my god send sister and I love you more than I can say xxxx
I’ll definitely check out the links that you’ve posted

posted October 25, 2017
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Been on gabapentin for 4ish yrs now and was on Lyrica for bout year and a half or so..No benefit from either and deciding to taper off doctor has gone slower than most and by lesser quatities yet the pain from tapering Lyrica even at the levels im doing the pain is still unbearable..The pain is wose than any opiate and last longer than any opiate..they didnt mention that..

posted October 31, 2017

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