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Has Lyrica Been A Benefit In Pain Relief Of RA/OA?

Has Lyrica Been A Benefit In Pain Relief Of RA/OA?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have taken Lyrica for over 20 years now for neuropathic tingling and painful nerve misfiring (zapping) in my legs and feet. Mainly at night, driving me to distraction and making it impossible to sleep. Not sure if this qualifies as RA/OA related pain although I do have both those conditions. I've never had adverse side effects to Lyrica, although I know that many others do. I've not found anything else that controls neuropathic pain for me.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes ,for me it gave me my life some normalcy. I thought I was going to loose my mind till Lyrica came along. I had some concerns about the many side effects, however, it has been very positive.

posted about 1 month ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Lyrica is hugely beneficial for peripheral neuropathy in my legs. The tingling and nerve zapping at night makes it impossible to sleep without it. I am on the maximum dose. Tried to reduce the dose several times over the years, but the neuropathy comes back.
The alternative is to march around the room every time the nerves misfire - which really isn't a satisfactory answer.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

i have tried them and nearly everything else they can throw at me - nothing working - it is taking a toll on my mental health but have eventually persuaded gp to refer me to a specialist - only taken nearly 30 years

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am on gabapentin for restless legs. I have to take 3 at night. 300 mg each. Still some breakthrough restless legs. When I can’t stand it, I go outside and March my legs really hard for awhile

posted 3 months ago
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