Pregabalin generic for Lyrica. Other Options treating spasms and pain+

Posted by nemo1 @nemo1, Aug 6 5:33pm

*I am on Pregabalin 150 mg daily (might be increased in a few weeks depending). Not too effective. Spasms & pain @ times excruciating.

*Might be put on injectable med. for new dx of psoriatic arthritis

*Use lidocaine 0.5% ointment on toes (helps minimally)

*Due to receive Physical Therapy for:
1. mechanical trouble with spine
2. Spasms
3. lumbosacral radiculopathy

*I cannot take Cymbalta. Because it would aggravate other condition.

*Using a cane. Neurologist said she didn’t see me in a wheelchair. I do. If this does not get under control.

*DOES CAFFEINE & CARBS MAKE NEUROPATHY PAIN WORSE?

I’m on a lot of meds. Looking for any and all options. I’m not walking except when I must due to pain and imbalance. This is very taxing mentally and my quality of life has gone down tubes. I’m young. I don’t see myself living like this for the rest of my life. Any suggestions???

Thank you,
Nemo1

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Welcome @nemo1, I'm not sure about the caffeine but the sugar and carbs are no friends to neuropathy of anykind. Here's some information on nutrition from the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy.
— Peripheral Neuropathy Nutrition: https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/lifestyle/nutrition/

There is also another discussion you might find helpful:
— Eliminating Foods for Neuropathy pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/neuropathy-pain-1/

Hopefully the physical therapy will provide some relief for your pain. Does your neurologist think the neuropathy pain is associated with a pinched nerve?

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No it is diabetic neuropathy. It has worsened severely over the last year but my blood sugar has been controlled. I don’t understand how this happened so fast.

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Baclofen is used for spasms by MS patients and is FDA approved.

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Baclofen for spasms. Used by multiple sclerosis side effects and is helping me with peripheral neuropathy from cancer treatments.

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@nodunk

Baclofen for spasms. Used by multiple sclerosis side effects and is helping me with peripheral neuropathy from cancer treatments.

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Will one mri alone rule out MS?

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@nemo1

Will one mri alone rule out MS?

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Not according to the MS Society…

"No single test can diagnose MS. The medical history, neurologic exam and lab tests help healthcare providers rule out other diseases and confirm the MS diagnosis."
https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis/Diagnosing-MS

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Hope to have mri and blood tests after seeing oncologist September 2.

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Hi Nemo1, I'm John macc. I've had PN for about 8 yrs. I use Gabapentin 4 X's daily and without it I might not walk much. I also avoid sugar at all costs as it can cause spikes in the pain iny feet. Hope that helps a little.

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@nemo1

Will one mri alone rule out MS?

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For my husband, After the mri results, spinal tap, also known as lumbar puncture was done and that ruled out MS.

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