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I am currently on 150 mg pregablin lyrica in the evening for

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HI doctors, i am currently on 150 mg pregablin lyrica in the evening for chronic temple pain, i have been on this for around 18 months, it helps me sleep, ive recently noticed a significant drop in libido and could not achieve an erection the other day along with a slight hot discomfort in my testicle, i am extremely concerend particularly as i google this and found many people mentioning the erection issues with this drug and the fact that the drug 'burns nerves' can you please recommend a solution to this.
if i quit the drug which i intend to do next week, if the nerves are 'burnt' is this likely to be permannent i am 41 yr old worried male ? thanks alot.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
pls DR Phil.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

The nerves will regenerate just fine

There are no concerns for long term damage with lyrica use

you should be ok

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks DR Phil, This has reassured me quite a lot. BR Mark
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

you're welcome :)

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