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Are There Any Approved Treatments For Fibromyalgia Other Than Lyrica
Yes: I do not now if all of these are fda approved, but these are the medications used. Narcotics are never appropriate for fibro. Anti seizure meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin are used. An snri (effexor, cymbalta, or savella) is a mainstay of treatment. Physical activity is very important as well. Physical therapy can be helpful. Muscle relaxants might be used as well. Stay active! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tramadol as long term treatment for fibromyalgia? Cymbalts made me miserable. Cannot afford lyrica, (pregabalin) am already on neurontin. Is this viable treatment
I have a problem gaining weight on medications so is there anything else you can take for fibromyalgia other than Lyrica (pregabalin)? Thank you.
Yes there are: Unfortunately, weight gain is common with many of the oral medications used in the treatment of FBS. Medications in the same classes have differing degrees to which they contribute on an individual basis. Following is a list of different classes and examples of each: AED- Lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, Topamax. TCA-Doxepin, amitriptyline. SNRI-Cymbalta, venlafaxine. Topamax often causes weight loss. ...Read more
What other treatments are there for chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia other than lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta? How do you diagnose them?
It depends: Every fibromyalgia patient is different and a medicine that works for one patient may not work for another. Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) is a muscle relaxant that belongs to a class of drugs called the tricyclic antidepressants. Lyrica (pregabalin) is a seizure medicine that is also used to treat pain. While many patients benefit from these medicines, others don't tolerate them. You will have to try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is individual: Lyrica (pregabalin) at night can help pain and improve sleep in some fm patients. However, Lyrica (pregabalin) does not help others and can cause side effects that limit effectiveness. Since all fm patients are different, individualized treatment is necessary. Find a provider who will work with you to find the most effective treatment for your fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've fibromyalgia.1yr ago i took effexor/lyrica75for 8months &i felt better so i stopped for 3 months.Pain now come less so i take just lyrica& fine?
That's ok, just: Stayjust stay in touch with your doctor. It seems you know what works. Good luck. ...Read more
What do u mean by titrating meds from lower doses.I used to take effexor&lyrica 75mg one pill/day each coz of fibromyalgia.I used 2 stop meds 3months?
Talk to doc.: It is best to speak to the prescribing physician! Lyrica (pregabalin) is often begun at 75 mg twice daily for fibromyalgia. Effexor is often titrated, at least the xr formulation, beginning at 37.5 for one week, then 75mg for one week before further titration depending on the target dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How could i restart my meds of fibromyalgia because of recurrence of symptoms.I used to take effexor&lyrica 75mg each/day.How titrate from lower doses?
Talk to doc.: It is best to speak to the prescribing physician! Lyrica (pregabalin) is often begun at 75 mg twice daily for fibromyalgia. Effexor is often titrated, at least the xr formulation, beginning at 37.5 for one week, then 75mg for one week before further titration depending on the target dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer