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Hi. My first post. I am Type 2 diabetic, 70 years old.I have had peripheral neuropathy for about six months, caused by my glucose levels getting way out of control for a few weeks. My neurologist prescribed three medicines: Pregabalin (Lyrica) 50mg twice a day; Nortriptylene 25mg once day; and tizanidine 2mg twice a day. The pain receded and after a few months went away when I was standing still, sitting down or lying down. The pain would come back if I walked more than a few metres at a time. I am still taking the same regimen. My doctor said I should stay on this regimen for a few years or longer (unless it causing me side effects). I cannot find anything on the Internet about for how long I should expect to be taking these medicines. Is it common for people to take these medicines for a period of years? Might I need to take them for life? My glucose levels are under control now (and have been for a while), Thanks.
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