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hello docs, is gabapentin recommended for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: I have found it to often provide good improvement in my many patients with fibromyalgia.
Answered on Apr 25, 2014
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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Ask your doctor about savella, which is alsoFDA approved.
Dec 23, 2013
Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Not usually first.: Gabapentin may help with pain and sleep. However, other drugs are often tried first because they’re considered more effective. Drug classes like SNRIs (e.g., duloxetine) and tricyclics (e.g., amitriptyline) are generally recommended before a drug like gabapentin. Working together with your personal doctor to discuss the pros and cons of each is best; these meds are all very different.
Answered on Jul 10, 2017

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