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lyrica for fibromyalgia

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
If lyrica (pregabalin) is working: Why stop it? Only discontinue your medication on the advice and under the supervision of you doctor.
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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
If it works, do it!: Fibromyalgia is generally forever. The cause of nerve hypersensitivity is unknown but fibromyalgia patients nerves do not function like other people's ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Stay with it: If its doing the job why change?

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. Recent studies have shown that Pregabalin is effective at treating chronic pain in disorder ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to doctor: When treating fibromyalgia in my practice, i encourage my patients to understand the nature of the illness, and how medicines work to treat the sympto ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Messamore
23 years experience Psychiatry
Ask re: alternatives: If your current medications are associated w unwanted side fx, you should discuss your concerns w your doc. Regular exercise is assoc with reduced se ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nuvigil: I would recommend nuvigil. It helps a lot with the excessive fatigue. Can last up to 15 hours and is a single dose. Speak with your doctor to see i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Gagapentin (Neurontin), Cymbalta and Savella (milnacipran) are all potentially very effective. Topamax can also help.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mattress topper: Have you considered a mattress topper made from memory foam (a minimum of 4 inches deep).? I personally found this very helpful. Take care.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Sleep restoration: Sleep restoration, avoidance of narcotics and consider electroprobe or laser therapy.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Yes you should continue the medications as the fibromyalgia is a chronic and lifelong condition. Your doses are very low so if these are effective i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: There are other meds besides Lyrica (pregabalin) that are often very effective for fibro.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Why use 2 meds?: You are on rather low dosing, and one or the other meds alone may do very well if dose is adjusted. Best to keep it simple, so have long discussion w ... Read More
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