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Hi. What type of physician typically writes a script for Lyrica?Specailty

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Hi. What type of physician typically writes a script for Lyrica?Specailty or not?Thanks!
Hi--in general any physician including a Family Practitioner can write for Lyrica but in general it's usually prescribed by neurologists or pain management specialists or rheumatologists for things like fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathies
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks. Is it typically written no refills even if patient needs it written "refills".Thanks!

That really depends on the physician since Lyrica is a Schedule IV controlled substance and some doctors do no want to write refills
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Oh...I didn't know that. If one goes to a new pain doctor and needs a new script, is it ok to ask for it(lyrica)? If you've been on it before with good results?How does a new doc determine this and decide?Thanks!

It's OK to ask for it but it would be best to have your medical records showing that you've been on it before. In general, if you have something like fibromyalgia or a neuropathy then there should be no problem for a new pain doctor to prescribe it
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