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Is There A More Effective Medication Than Lyrica For Fibromyalgia Pain
It is individual: Lyrica at night can help pain and improve sleep in some fm patients. However, Lyrica 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
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
Which is the best medicine for fibromyalgia pain? I suffer from it severly and i hate Abilify and lyrica.
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
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
Studied therapies: Experts would regard studies reported to be efficacious in the medical literature as effective for fibromyalgia pain. These would include graded physical exercise, especially aquatherapy, yoga, and medicinal cannabis. The FDA has approved Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Savella as effective pharmacologics for at least partial pain control in fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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