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Spondylitis, bowel and bladder problems. Suggested lyrica, operation for nerve pain. Heart by-pass history. Advise?

I have been prescribed Lyrica 75mg caps for Spondlytis at the age of 83 years 1 twice a day. I have had Heart By-passes, but am experiencing considerable stomach, bladder and bowel problems which have existed for some time. It has been recommended I have an operation to correct the daily nerve pain. My husband has Dementia and I feel an operation of this kind would only cause considerable problems for both of us at home. I need to be on my feet to handle daily needs for him, without occasionally bringing in a carer? Any great side affects with Lyrica?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Lyrica is rightly suggested by your doctor as it helps in neuropathic pains and also helps in dementia, anxiety states.It can be taken long term and relieve the symptoms.
Usually physicians will start the patient on a low dose of pregabalin(lyrica) and increase it gradually, depending on the patient's evaluation. Its therapeutic effect appears after 1 week of use
It is rapidly absorbed when administered on an empty stomach
Lyrica 75 mg daily is low dosage to begin with and may be gradually increased
For side effects, if there is some fresh symptom developing after taking it for 7 days, report to your doctor
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Sunil Kumar Srivastava's  Response
Lyrica is rightly suggested by your doctor as it helps in neuropathic pains and also helps in dementia, anxiety states.It can be taken long term and relieve the symptoms.
Usually physicians will start the patient on a low dose of pregabalin(lyrica) and increase it gradually, depending on the patient's evaluation. Its therapeutic effect appears after 1 week of use
It is rapidly absorbed when administered on an empty stomach
Lyrica 75 mg daily is low dosage to begin with and may be gradually increased
For side effects, if there is some fresh symptom developing after taking it for 7 days, report to your doctor
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
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