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Are there any approved treatments for fibromyalgia other than lyrica (pregabalin)?

Are there any approved treatments for fibromyalgia other than lyrica (pregabalin)?

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 more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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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

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What other treatments are there for chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia other than lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta? How do you diagnose them?

What other treatments are there for chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia other than lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta? How do you diagnose them?

Psychotherapy: There is usually an emotional component that is associated with the e xperience of these disorders that can be addressed with psychotherapy. There are many causal theories but beingh able to deal with the psychological component can be very helpful ...Read more

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What is better for fibromyalgia: cyclobenzaprine or lyrica (pregabalin)?

What is better for fibromyalgia: cyclobenzaprine or lyrica (pregabalin)?

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 more

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Is there a more effective medication than lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia pain?

Is there a more effective medication than lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia pain?

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 more

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I hate lyrica's side effect but they r saying its the best for fibromyalgia is it true? Do i need to start using it or when should I start?

Not always: Lyrica (pregabalin) is only one option and there are several other meds which can very effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Many people do not tolerate lyrica (pregabalin). Get another opinion if your doctor will not discuss options with you. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 more

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