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A 24-year-old female asked:

for how long would a patient recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia take lyrica (pregabalin) and amitriptyline? a couple weeks, months, etc.? what is typical?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Try Lyrica (pregabalin) last!: Lyrica (pregabalin) has serious dependency, abuse, and mood-altering properties. Amitryptiline does not, (why it's not a controlled substance). Try all other methods to manage fibromyalgia first, before Lyrica (pregabalin). Many non-medical measures, including hypnosis work very well for long periods. Read about all methods/drugs.

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