12/10/07 #4 - Lyrica for Migraine prevention?

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    After 25 years of being migraine-free, my migraines returned at age 59. I now have 2 - 3 headaches per week. My neurologist has recommended Lyrica as a drug for prevention. I am hesitant taking this drug, based on what I have read about the side effects. Would is your opinion of using Lyrica for migraine prevention? Thank you. Karen.
     

     

     

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    Dear Karen;

     

    Every medication has potential side effects. It's important to remember that the side effects do not occur in the majority of patients. Lyrica has fewer potential side effects than some medications, more than others. Such is the case with any medication.

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    We have seen excellent results with Lyrica in some cases. As with any other medication used for Migraine prevention, only trying it can tell how it will work for you.

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    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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    Last updated December 10, 2007.

Published On: December 10, 2007