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Leg pain, even on Lyrica.

Emma7EEmma7 Posts: 17
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Spinal Stenosis

I'm on 375mg of Lyrica a day, and will probably be increasing to 450mg in a couple of weeks.

I have advanced spinal stenosis with a sciatica problem that is basically under control now with the Lyrica, but I do have some horrible leg pain still. Has anyone of you dealt with that kind of pain ? Sitting is the most problematic. It comes on suddenly, and comes back on and off, especially in certain kinds of chairs. I'm wondering if it's nerve pain or muscle pain...

Any thoughts?


  • Hi

    I'm 4 weeks post-op. ALIF L5S1 surgery. Surgery successful. No more injury pain.

    Noone told me about post op nerve pain. Whole new world. I was prescribed dexmethsone for the short term. This is the strong one. I am now on lyrica 2 x 75mg daily. I can take a dex if it gets out of control. Working well for me. Medication is a funny thing. What works for one doesn't or works completely differently for another. During my time I had lots of bad luck with medication. I seem to be pretty sensitive to most. They say post op nerve pain can last 2 weeks to two years.

    For me it was clear which pain was which. What does your Doctor say........

    There are so many alternatives. It's trial and error and patience, patience,patience.

    Good luck with your search. The answer is out there

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