Talking To A Doctor | LYRICA® (pregabalin) CV Safety Info | Diabetic Nerve Pain
Talking to Your Doctor
A partner in your treatment
You and your doctor are a team. Be sure to ask your doctor questions and keep him or her informed. This will enable your doctor to decide the best course of action. Prepare for your appointments using the tips below.
At your next doctor visit
Tell your doctor how your diabetic nerve pain affects you
Your diabetic nerve pain is a result of uncontrolled blood sugar over time or fluctuations in blood sugar associated with diabetes. Your doctor is there to help you manage your diabetes and can also help treat your diabetic nerve pain. Explain how the pain impacts you. And ask for a specific treatment for diabetic nerve pain.
Prepare for your next doctor appointment. Create a list of the pain symptoms you are experiencing. This will help you explain your symptoms to your doctor more clearly. Fill out the Diabetic Nerve Pain Doctor Discussion Starter to create a list of symptoms to determine if your pain could be diabetic nerve pain. Take the list to your next doctor appointment.
Discuss what you are already doing to treat your diabetic nerve pain
You may already be taking something for your diabetic nerve pain. Tell your doctor about any medicines or other approaches you are using for your diabetic nerve pain. Ask what you can do to relieve this distinct pain.
Ask if LYRICA can help relieve your diabetic nerve pain
LYRICA is approved by the FDA to treat diabetic nerve pain. So your doctor may recommend LYRICA to help treat your diabetic nerve pain. Ask your doctor if LYRICA is right for you.
Between your doctor visits
Maintain a healthy blood sugar level
Uncontrolled blood sugar over time or fluctuations in blood sugar can damage your nerves. This damage is what causes your diabetic nerve pain. Maintaining the blood sugar level your doctor recommends can help prevent further damage.
Monitor other parts of your care as well
There is more you need to pay attention to besides your blood sugar and diabetes. Along with your doctor or specialist, keep a careful watch on: