I have severe facial nerve pain on the right side that won't go away...had it on the left side before my Chairi Decompression in 2009. My GP prescribed Lyrica...Gabapentin, Nortriptyline, Vicodin, etc weren't working...Been on the Lyrica for almost a week now and doesn't seem to be working either. Should I be seeing some results by now, or is it too soon? Anyone else had Lyrica for nerve pain like this? Or has something else helped? It is a horrible pain several times a day...Like bare nerve ends shooting through my face for several minutes at a time!!!!!!
I don't have any advice for you, but I'm so sorry! Have you seen your NS? I've just started Lyrica too, but I don't notice any change yet...it's only been 3 days though. I hope you find something that works for you.
Hello, sorry you are having this pain. I havent ever taken Lyrica either so I dont have any advice either. I hope you find some relief. Hopefully, someone who has experience with this drug can give you some advice soon.
I have been taking Lyrica for about 6 months now. The reasons I started it were a bit different, basically to relieve chronic muscle/joint pain and the twitches and to get a better sleep at night. However, I do get facial pain, I'm not sure if it is the same pain as you or not. Mine for the most part is just this constant achiness that makes me want to constantly rub my face and then sometimes I get these sharp sparks that really hurt but they are fast and don't last too long. As I try and think back, I don't think that the Lyrica has really made that any better or if it did, then it is back now so it wasn't a long term relief. However, I can't take it in the day so that can be one reason it's not as effective for me. Also, my GP added Amitriptyline with the Lyrica to up the effects (for sleeping mainly) and that seemed to help.
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