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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 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
Pregabalin is indicated to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, complex partial seizures, spinal cord injury pain, but also is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Psychiatric problems may also be handled with this medicine. Has no significant drug-drug interactions, but may cause drowsiness, dizziness, weight ...Read more
Tramadol as long term treatment for fibromyalgia? Cymbalts made me miserable. Cannot afford lyrica, am already on neurontin. Is this viable treatment
What other treatments are there for chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia other than lyrica and cymbalta? How do you diagnose them?
I have a problem gaining weight on medications so is there anything else you can take for fibromyalgia other than Lyrica? 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, gabapentin, Topamax. TCA-Doxepin, amitriptyline. SNRI-Cymbalta, venlafaxine. Topamax often causes weight loss. ...Read more
Should i continue takin effector & lyrica 75 mg even that I am now better from fibromyalgia.What if i stop them now.Should i take them all of my life?
Is it preferable to continue having lyrica for fibromyalgia? Now my pain is better..Should I replace it with another medicine after 4 months?
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. If your pain is better on lyrica, do not stop it unless you are having side effects. Temporary fluctuations in fibro pain occur but significant relief is to be treasured. If it ain't broke, don't "fix" it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antidepressants: I have found antidepressants most helpful. Particularly ones that are dual action like Effexor and Cymbalta also tricyclics like nortriptyline. These help with sense of wellbeing and fatigue. Also getting good sleep helps. I use trazodone 50mg for this part. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do I have to take venlax75mg and lyrica 75mg as well, each 1 pill a day if I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia.I feel so much better.Take all my life long?
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