Pregabalin (Lyrica)

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Louise, Feb 28, 2013.

    1. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      Maybe, but probably not. It’s quite safe so give it a go.

      You seem to be quiet anxious at the moment so I would ask your doctor about an antidepressant though as you may feel a lot better on that than lycria.

      All the best.
       
    2. protoolz

      protoolz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      I have noise induced tinnitus for about 15 years.I was recently prescribed pregabalin for neck pain and severe headaches which I found very helpful by day 3 my tinnitus had increased 10 fold now I have the sound of a jet engine in both ears I fear not taking the meds as the pain is excruciating but am so worried if I carry on the increase in my tinnitus will be permanent.
      I would advise any one thinking of taking this drug to give it a lot of thought
       
    3. 1MW
      No Mood

      1MW Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008 but cured and relapsed from benzos
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ssnhl/benzos/unknown
      Pregabalin is ototoxic. Stay away!
       
    4. Christian botero

      Christian botero Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Can please someone tell me what medication is not bad for this horrific hell condition looks lake even water is not good for this hell and is not cures or treatment so what we supposed to do with this horrific very severe tinnitus and hyperacusis I’m sick and tired of people who have mild tinnitus oh TRT or CBT take time don’t worries 3 years now no changes got worse and when I say severe I’m taking about severe not from stress or depression or medication was from ACOUSTIC trauma
       
    5. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      That´s what all us, severely affected, by T and H would like to know.
      I´ve been looking to help myself for nearly four years now.

      What I have come to as the best shot of getting relief is Gabapentine+ benzo(clonazepam is mostly used)
      I don´t find it viable, but it may work for a number of years.
      But, then what.........??? Tolerance, agonizing withdrawal and even worse T and H!

      It´s a choice, so hard, no one should have to be confronted with it:banghead::banghead::banghead:
       
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    6. Alex Prime
      Anime

      Alex Prime Member

      Location:
      Sofia, Bulgaria
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      No, relax, Klonopin is cut down very slowly in order not to get withdrawal, OK. However, it is quite strong. Why not Xanax as Benzo, it is milder. Also don't be sure that you will need larger quantities. It was not the case with me. Try healing and when you feel better, you may think about cutting slowly the dosage.
       
    7. Anselmo

      Anselmo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Miami, Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/14
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin
      Cheese burgers are ototoxic according to @1MW.
       
    8. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      With all due respect. You don´t know what you are talking about!
       
    9. Alex Prime
      Anime

      Alex Prime Member

      Location:
      Sofia, Bulgaria
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Really?
      I have taken both. As a kid I took Rivotril for migraine and after my condition improved I stopped it. I take Xanax supervised by a doctor for anxiety and never had problem with it. The info I am sharing is from my doctor and from personal experience. There are a lot of horror stories in the Internet, so I share a different point of view.
      Cheers!
       
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    10. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      I usually have a static sound in my ears/head when I awaken in the morning or from a nap. I started using Lyrica 150 mg plus Clonazepam .5 mg and within an hour or so my noise goes away pretty much. I have been busy also so the distraction might be part of it. It seems Lyrica works better for me than Gabapentin.

      The Lyrica also seems to help with some spinal pain and neuropathy.
       
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    11. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, possibly medication
      Be careful with Lyrica. I got stuck with it and when I tried to stop it even with a reasonable gradual taper I got crazy benzo-like withdrawal symptoms and my tinnitus went ballistic.

      I was forced to reinstate because my tinnitus was suicide level. It is still quite bad even after reinstating, the doctor tells me I need to increase the dosage again.

      Lyrica has tinnitus as a frequent side effect in clinical trials. I am stuck with it right now as I can't go down or tinnitus becomes suicidal again. Long term it can also affect your vision and the entire nervous system. Perhaps for you it's a risk worth taking to contain the tinnitus but be careful. 150 mg is not a large dose but it is enough to get stuck. Certainly the combined effect of calcium channel blocker and benzo will be creating a GABA festival in the brain, which explains the tinnitus reduction.
       
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    12. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      Yeah I got spinal problems and Lyrica seems to help those also. I’ve been taking Lyrica 150 mg twice a day. Noise always returns upon awakening. Doing nothing certainly doesn’t help my noise any so don’t know what to do?
       
    13. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      I might offer some clinical advice as a pharmacist. Xanax is not “milder” per say and has similar therapeutic index or potency to Klonopin. Realistically why they are both benzodiazepines, they have different indications for conditions due to their different onset of actions and effective half life. If you’re under doctor's supervision and benefits outweigh the risks then that’s what is important. There was some clinical evidence that suggests long term use may increase the chances of dementia but I believe it’s not a clear or established link.
       
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    14. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, possibly medication
      I know, it's one of the horrors of this condition, damned I you do, damned if you don't.
       
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    15. Gabriel
      Balanced

      Gabriel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I focused on verifying if I had tinnitus
      Xanax is milder. Klonopin (clonazepam) is known to be very powerful, one of the most powerful benzo.

      They have same "actions" but not same properties. They are not the same molecules.

      Also, you are right about dementia, there was some research that suggested benzo consumption could lead to dementia but it is for long time use (we are talking about years) and the link is not clearly established at all (no real studies) so it's more of a wild guess.
       

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