Question about Lyrica and an upcoming test

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Muzz
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   Posted 4/19/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
My PCP put me on Lyrica 25mg tid for very red, burning, tingling feet and hands and aching legs. Then he ref me to a neuro, appt in June for nerve conduction testing. Will the Lyrica in any way affect the outsome of the testing?
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PAlady
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   Posted 4/20/2008 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm not sure - I don't think the meds would affect the testing (probably an EMG) but I'd make sure the neuro doing the test knows you're on it. Then if he/she wants you off it they can tell you. That's also a VERY low dose. Usually the minimum dose I've seen is 75mg twice a day. And that's minimum. So if the lyrica doesn't help you may need to tell the doc (the neuro is likely to be more informed on dosage of the lyrica than your PCP) so the dose can be adjusted.

Good luck!
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Muzz
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   Posted 4/20/2008 1:01 AM (GMT -7)   
TY PAlady(WVlady here) From the reading that I've done, it dos seem to be a low dosage. It's helping to a small degree, either that or the malic/acid supp, started around the same time. My feet are beet red and tingle all of the time and burn at times, and my hands tingle and hurt at times and are also very red. This started just recently and I don't know what to make of it, doc said my circulation is ok. I suspect maybe something vascular as I've had bleeding and bruising probs for sometime. Had hemo workup, ok there. Have had ANA, r/o lupus and RA done. Again, TY :-)
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Muzz
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   Posted 4/21/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
TY Gramps, u can dx me anytime, it's more that the doc does. ;) I checked out the link that u provided but it states that it's the hands primarily affected, but my feet are the main culprit with me. Very red and burning, constant tingling, and slight pitting edema. I've had it for mths so I'll muddle thru til June when I see this neuro. My hand are less red, but def reddened and tingle all of the time. I can live with the tingling but the burning in my feet is pretty intense at times. The only thing I really notice any improvement in is the aching in my legs and that could very well be a good result of the malic acid supplement. I will not take the Lyrica for a bit before seeing this neuro, I doubt I'll mind much :)
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   Posted 4/22/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I tried Lyrica, for the few moments I could keep id down I had some relief. But throwing Lyrica up took that away from me. Hope Lyrica works for you. Hope you get some painfree days.
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Muzz
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   Posted 4/22/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Gramps, I'm not getting my hopes up about this neuro, I've lost any faith I ever had in docs. If he can't find out wassmatta me, I'll be one happy woman. yeah TY for the good wishes, I'll go back and re-read the RSD article.
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