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I am a 41 yr old male with constant continual temple left

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HI Doctors, I am a 41 yr old male with constant continual temple left sided headache (feels swollen/burning all the time) made worse by stress, alcohol and heat, i've had this for 8 yrs, with rest bite. My Headache specialist put me on pregablin 300 mg at night which helps me sleep but has affected my sex drive. i'm a bit less virile, and no 'morning glory'. I think it perhaps takes the edge off the pain but its not removed it.
Should i stick with this drug, reduce it, or change it all together ?
any suggestions would be very helpful Many thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Pregabalin is a medication that is actually a nerve pain medication.

Nerve pain medications are used when one has symptoms like burning like what you are having.

So if it is helping, I would continue with it.

But I would try reducing the dose to 150 mg to see if that would reduce the side effects and would continue to help some with your symptoms.

So I would do that for a few days.

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