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Is There A More Effective Medication Than Lyrica 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is the best medicine for fibromyalgia pain? I suffer from it severly and i hate Abilify and lyrica (pregabalin).
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
What are the most current medications being prescribed for fibromyalgia besides lyrica (pregabalin) and celebrex?
Many options: Lyrica, cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) 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 (milnacipran) as effective pharmacologics for at least partial pain control in fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very: ? re Topamax (topiramate) for fibromyalgia (FM). FDA approves 3 drugs for FM. All others are shots in the dark. Chemicals have side effects that mask side effects of other chemicals. So avoid them all & go natural w. non-toxic treatments directed at multiple-factors that incite FM. Beyond Topamax (topiramate) are therapies of yoga, aqua therapy, biofeedback, medicinal cannabis, and mindfulness therapies. Study survivors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why not?: Are NSAID's helpful in fibromyalgia? Dr. Shah of NIH has shown tender points to be anoxic, ischemic, replete w. reactive substances; ala inflammation. FM sufferers have elevated substance P in spinal fluid. FM pain loci match tendon insertions & hurt upon mechanical pressure. Tendonitis? Concept of FM as a cognitive disorder is theoretical; as is idea that is not, in part, a peripheral neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffered serotonin syndrome due to a combo of savella (milnacipran) and tramadol. Are there any other drugs available to help my fibromyalgia pain and fatigue?
No: There are treatments to lower the amount of pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. You must remember the best treatment for fibromyalgia is exercise and I am sure you get tired of hearing that but it works. There are differents therapies such as Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran) and the older medications that can be helpful. There are no cures for fibromyalgia. Keep a positive attitude.And do your best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: Research has been done looking at magnesium supplements as well as same (supplements containing Amino Acid derivatives) in fibromyalgia pain however results were inconclusive. Further research needs to be done. Discuss with your primary doctor about supplements as there may be interactions with other medication you might be taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it's possible: Its difficult to isolate what fibromyalgia is. Much easier to diagnose what it is not. Therefore it's difficult to assess what 'cause & affect' makes it worse as opposed to simply, 'guilt by association.' someone best described it as a water pipe. Pressure (good) makes the water flow but stress (bad) makes the pipe crack! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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