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Maximum Dosage Of Lyrica For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Lyrica for neuropathy

I have recently been denied to receive Lyrica by my Medicare Part D carrier because my diagnosis is non-diabetic/non-postherpetic neuropathy. Can you explain the difference between the above-mentioned type and HIV-related neuropathy? Is there a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lyrica has not been approved in the US by the FDA for the treatment of HIV associated peripheral neuropathy whereas it has received approval (due to results of studies on safety and efficacy) for the treatment of diabetic and post-herpetic... Read more »


It has been stated that people suffering from neuropathy should try Lyrica for this. But I have also read that this medication can in some cases causes a reduction in lyphmocytes. Wouldn't this be a dangerous drug for someone with HIV???...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The approach to neuropathy in the setting of HIV infection is to first make sure that it truly is neuropathy and not something else that requires a specific treatment of its own. Then, if it is neuropathy, to make sure it is not caused by some... Read more »


my neuropathy is continuing to get worse am on percocet10mg4xperda &lyrica the lyrica is not working and causing my calves to swell & become more painful my aids meds are sustiva ,viread&combivir the lyrica replaced neurontin is there...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you been evaluated by an HIV experienced neurologist or pain specialist (they are often helpful)? Amitryptiline, Cymbalta, topical lidocaine, acupuncture, longer acting forms of narcotics and other treatments may help specific patients. KH... Read more »

about Lyrica

is it ok to take Lyrica and Neurontin at the same time?I allso take Tegretol.Witch medicine must i cut down?Thank you....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This seems like too much to me and I would worry about overlapping of side effects from these drugs. If the aim is to treat peripheral neuropathy associated with HIV, I would try to maximize the tolerable dose of the Neurontin and then if that is... Read more »
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Question about "Lyrica"

Posted by Bear60
My partner started complaining that he felt "funny" last night. He was sort of clutching his chest and looked very pale. He said he thought he needed to go to the emergency room. I asked him when he had eaten last and he said he had skipped... Read more »


Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
My question is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions.... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »

Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »