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Sun Oct 14 15:00:00 EDT 2012

What is the maximum and safe dosage of Lyrica to take for relief of neuropathy. I find that 3 pills a day, 3X 150 mg per da pill are very helpful.
Asked By: billkids2  
Category: Neuropathy

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I suffer from Diabetes, insulin dependant. High blood pressure, Hep C. Non-Active alcolic and Drug Addict. 64 years old, moderately active with some exercise. Use the steps all the time. Other than that I am healthy. I am feeling depressed right now and thinking about commiting myself to a crisis center for evaluation and treatment.m not sure whether it is the Lerica or cymbalta is dcausing me to feel depressed, sad and remorseful, with some crying, guilt and shame. thankyou for being there for us. Peace and blessings, LUmumba
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2012-10-19 18:51:01.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

All medicines may cause side effects. Many people have no, or very minor, side effects.

If well tolerated, the dose of Lyrica may be increased to a maximum dose of 600 mg/day. Do note that side effects of Lyrica include new or worsening mental or mood changes (such as, anxiety, depression, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, behavior changes, suicidal thoughts). Cymbalta is used to treat neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, anxiety, and depression.

Call your doctor immediately. The medicines and their dosage must be evaluated and adjusted.

In the meantime, check in with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This suicide hotline is a 24/ 7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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