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Fibromyalgia Cyclobenzaprine Lyrica
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
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
What are the most current medications being prescribed for fibromyalgia besides lyrica and celebrex?
Many options: Lyrica, cymbalta, savella are all approved specifically for treatment of fibromyalgia. Gabapentin, amitriptyline, cyclobenzaprine, tizanidine, carisprodol, tramadol & fluoxetine in combination with Amitriptyline have all shown benefit for treatment of fibromyalgia in trials. There are other anticonvulsants, tricyclic antidepressants and muscle relaxers that may have benefit as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told many years ago that I have fibromyalgia. Have been given cymbalta, it makes me very sick. Also tried lyrica it made me a zombie. What can
Many choices.: Assume you are already doing the non pharmacologic approaches. Savella (milnacipran) and Gabapentin are the other medications approved for fm. There are many non approved meds routinely tried for fm such as the tca's ( amitriptylline, nortriptylline, etc.) , venlafaxine, cyclobenzaprine, analgesics and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds. ...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?
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and lyrica doesn't work. The pain is overwhelming on and off, what is a natural way or another way to ease the pain?
For fibromyalgia flare ups. I exercise and have been on lyrica & gabpetin. What would you suggest for short term flare ups that happen once a month?
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