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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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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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Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) help with fibromyalgia pain?

Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) help with fibromyalgia pain?

Possibly: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is related to a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. These are often used to combat the sleep disorder commonly associated with fibromyalgia hence its muscle "relaxing" there is no true mechanism of action demonstrating muscle relaxation but the tricyclic effects might be helpful to fibromyalgia...just not the way you might expect! ...Read more

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for fibromyalgia use is being discontinued by Rx provider. Suggesting gabapentin instead. I'm reading that gabapentin is not as effective anW?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for fibromyalgia use is being discontinued by Rx provider. Suggesting gabapentin instead. I'm reading that gabapentin is not as effective anW?

Gabapentin is useful: Many patients with fibromyalgia have been found to have small fiber neuropathy, which is pain or numbness involving the nerves. There is thought there may be some association, although it is theoretical. Gabapentin, a medication very effective for nerve pain, can be useful in patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia but cannot take lyrica (pregabalin) what else is there?

Antidepressants: I have found antidepressants most helpful. Particularly ones that are dual action like Effexor (venlafaxine) 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 more

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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.I took affexor &lyrica for 1year but i stop medicine 3 mon ago since no pain.I ve some if i slept on hard mattress?

Cured, at least for : Cured at least for present. If an activity causes pain, how important is that activity. If not important, avoidance is the best approach. ...Read more

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Is it preferable to continue having lyrica (pregabalin) 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, (pregabalin) 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 more

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Should i continue takin effector & lyrica (pregabalin) 75 mg even that I am now better from fibromyalgia.What if i stop them now.Should i take them all of my life?

Should i continue takin effector & lyrica (pregabalin) 75 mg even that I am now better from fibromyalgia.What if i stop them now.Should i take them all of my life?

DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Yes you should continue the medications as the fibromyalgia is a chronic and lifelong condition. Your doses are very low so if these are effective i would definitely stick with it. ...Read more

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