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  • #75100
    Pregabalin

    Hello again peeps

    Now had the neuro review to address why im hitting a brick wall at present. Yes im progressing more quickly now….there is something I hadnt worked out yet….NOT!

    Neuro keen that I avoid continuing to your non steroidals or codeine so im being prescribed the above at a starting dose of 50mgs at night for first 2 weeks. I am keen to know others who use this and how there dose was titrated up? We are aiming for 200mgs twice a day but been warned it has a sedative effect so I may not cope with that much. Not keen only increasing the dose so slowly as it will take me about 3 months or so to get to the planned dose at that rate.

    Seeing GP on Friday so going to see if we can move the goalposts a little with the titration.

    Cheers
    Gill

    miracle77
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    #92005
    Re: Pregabalin

    Hi Gill,

    I take 50mg pregabalin 3x day, along with tramadol and celebrex (an anti-inflammatory) for my pain. I find pregabalin really helpful for the nerve pain, I get much less tingling, pins and needles and shooting pain than I used to. I don’t remember really getting drowsy from it, but it did drastically increase my appetite for the first few weeks (good for me since I am classed as underweight!), but it has lessened with time.

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    #92006
    Re: Pregabalin

    I started Pregabalin (after gabapentin and amytripoline dint agree) and worked up to 100mg 3 to 4 times a day for really bad lower back and siatic nerve pain. this was back up with dicofenaic. it did take the 3 months to gradually increase dose. once pain was under control with the help of injection into tail bone (after about 9 months) I gradually reduced them and now take either 75mg or 100mg once to twice a day depending on activity level.

    munchies. be very carefull on what you eat. I ended up with a cadbury choc roll habit and have put on alot of weight. and the added weight has made getting around harder. just watch what you eat

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #92007
    Re: Pregabalin

    I definitely agree with what Cat’s said; I was craving junk food when I first went on pregabalin. I wanted crisps, chocolate, biscuits and cake mainly!

    catherine
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    #119072
    Reply To: Pregabalin

    Hi friends,
    I’ve just found these posts and would like to thank you for sharing your experiences of pain and pain relief. I am having a lot of pain and take daily Pregabalin which I think does help. But it’s hard – coping with the pain is so difficult and it’s good to know I’m not alone. That’s why this forum is so important. Keep sharing! :ty:
    best wishes,
    Sybylla

    sybyllascarlett
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    #119475
    Reply To: Pregabalin

    hi Sybylla

    your never alone

    hope your pain is on a good day. just remember if you need a cake for each hand the pregabalin made you do it ;)

    from very a bored Cat in scotland

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

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