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Gabapentin vs Lyrica

Posted by @maria7521, Tue, Jul 31 7:05pm

I wondering which is better, Gabapentin or Lyrica? I’m on Gabapentin for nerve pain. What are your thoughts? Is one better than the other?

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Hi @maria7521 — that's a good question. I took gabapentin for about 2 weeks before I talked with the doctor and found out after question them that it is only used to address the pain from neuropathy and I only have numbness which is does nothing for so I stopped taking it. Before that I wanted to try lyrica as you see all the TV ads praising it which is what the drug industry does to sell there stuff. You really have to do your own research on any drugs you take and discuss it with your doctor. Also, don't be afraid to ask them the tough questions about side effects, withdrawal symptoms, etc.. Here are a few sites I found comparing gabapentin (neurontin) and lyrica.

Drugs.com — Comparing Gabapentin vs Lyrica
https://www.drugs.com/compare/gabapentin-vs-lyrica

RXList.com — NEURONTIN VS. LYRICA
https://www.rxlist.com/neurontin_vs_lyrica/drugs-condition.htm

Pain News Network — Lyrica and Neurontin Face More Scrutiny – August 15, 2017
https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/8/15/lyrica-and-neurontin-face-more-scrutiny

John

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