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    #16
    I went from gabapentin to lyrica and the lyrics is doing noticeably more for my paresthesia. Would still prefer to get off it if I can.
    T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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      #17
      doctors will probably not tell you that it will affect the nerve recovery because I think doctors need scientific evidence to tell us that. As you can see from above comments that there was no study for lyrica like drugs affecting the nerves. I only went with what Dr. Wise said about some drug that it makes muscles flaccid and that scared me because any drug will probably affect especially strong ones like lyrica. If you can, do not take it.

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        #18
        Originally posted by scimike View Post
        doctors will probably not tell you that it will affect the nerve recovery because I think doctors need scientific evidence to tell us that. As you can see from above comments that there was no study for lyrica like drugs affecting the nerves. I only went with what Dr. Wise said about some drug that it makes muscles flaccid and that scared me because any drug will probably affect especially strong ones like lyrica. If you can, do not take it.
        It just seems self explanatory right! Doctors also won't tell you're taking antibiotics constantly will develop superbugs So there's that, this injury has taught me never to take with Dr. say too seriously

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          #19
          So... anyone got any tips on drug-free ways of dealing with fairly severe paresthesia?
          Sometimes mine is so "loud" I can barely think. Other times it manifests in locations that are nearly intolerable
          T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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            #20
            Non-man, the only thing I can think of is medical marijuana

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              #21
              I'm on Lyrica 100 mg. 3x a day without problems, but it does nothing for my pains. I'm kept on it because it may be preventing seizures (between April 2009 and October 2011, I had four seizures, cause unknown. None since.)
              Alan

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                #22
                I agree that Lyrica really does nothing for pain. I'm curious if those who suffer from fibromyalgia are getting any relief from using Lyrica. I have seen TV ads for Lyrica to be used for fibromyalgia and for diabetic nerve pain.

                As for my shoulder blade pain, if I don't get any relief by the end of summer, I'll look into the medical marijuana. In attempts to try and prevent the muscles from cramping up and causing pain, I've increased my Baclofen dosage from 80 mg/day (20,20,40) to 100 mg/day (30,30,40). I've been at this level for 3 days so far and have yet to see any reduction in cramped muscle pain. I'll keep everyone posted.
                DaDutchman
                C5/C6 since 2007 due to car accident

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by DaDutchman View Post
                  I agree that Lyrica really does nothing for pain. I'm curious if those who suffer from fibromyalgia are getting any relief from using Lyrica. I have seen TV ads for Lyrica to be used for fibromyalgia and for diabetic nerve pain.

                  As for my shoulder blade pain, if I don't get any relief by the end of summer, I'll look into the medical marijuana. In attempts to try and prevent the muscles from cramping up and causing pain, I've increased my Baclofen dosage from 80 mg/day (20,20,40) to 100 mg/day (30,30,40). I've been at this level for 3 days so far and have yet to see any reduction in cramped muscle pain. I'll keep everyone posted.
                  Baclofen doesn't seem to really reduce my spasms, but if I try to cut the dose my spasms go through the roofso it must be doing something. However I think it's a horrible drug. And guys like you and I should definitely try the marijuanawhat's the worst that could happen

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                    #24
                    I don't have personal experience with this drug, but so many of those who took it said it was completely horrible, groggy existence. And going off this medication can be a big separate problem.

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