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What meds can b used for fibromialgia and neropathy, if u can't take nurotin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta?

What meds can b used for fibromialgia and neropathy, if u can't take nurotin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta?

Many options: There are multiple other medications that can be helpful in individual cases, including amitryptiline, lamotrigine, and others. A neurologist or rheumatologist can help guide your treatment. ...Read more

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Ok, I had 2 be taken off my celexa 4 fibro due 2 reaction ! right now I need sugg of another drug 2 take 4 fibro, can't be lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, mo.Medicaid ?

Ok, I had 2 be taken off my celexa 4 fibro due 2 reaction ! right now I need sugg of another drug 2 take 4 fibro, can't be lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, mo.Medicaid ?

Try gabapentin: Fibromylagia is a chronic pain syndrome and may respond to Gabapentin (neurontin). It can be dosed 100mg at night initially then increased up to 600-800mg 3x/day. Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Elavil) have been used for chronic pain also. I have treated 'trigger points' with injections with success or used topical Lidocaine (lidoderm patch). Do not forget about alternatives: accupuncture, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines like Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta, and Gabapentin that don't cause weight gain?

Are there any medicines like Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta, and Gabapentin that don't cause weight gain?

COMMENTS: Of the listed three, Cymbalta causes nausea in 40%, and is the least likely to cause weight gain. Savella (milnacipran) may be of value in pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, and seems to also be less troublesome. A possible alternative to gabapentin could be Grailise or Horizant, and due to duration of action may be also less weight gain. The meds cause appetite change, so less caloric intake can prevent. ...Read more

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How lose weight while on Lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, IVIG, Xolair and many others? I have CVID, HIES, IBS, Depression, Spinal Problems + allerigic to NSAids.

How lose weight while on Lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, IVIG, Xolair and many others?  I have CVID, HIES, IBS, Depression, Spinal Problems + allerigic to NSAids.

There Are Many Ways: A full dietary consult is beyond the scope of this answer, but you can help weight loss by exercise, portion control, removing sugary drinks or other high carbohydrate foods from your diet. Bariatric surgery is certainly an option for some. You might also ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a nutritionist for a consult. ...Read more

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Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?

Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?

More info req'd: It sounds like you've had a complex Neurological work-up and are intereted in seeking a second opinion. I would be glad to help, yet would need to see more data before throwing a diagnostic assumption at you. Please gather your medical records (labs/imaging/etc) and schedule a virtual consult with me for further details. I'm interested and available. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and I want a baby should I stop taking my lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta?

I have fibromyalgia and I want a baby should I stop taking my lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an excellent drug. It is a psychotropic medication and the drugs manufacturer will never say it is ok to take. They say you must weigh the risk of stopping versus the risk of continuing. They really would like to say continue but risk to the fetus is very important also. No testing is possible so they say to talk to your obstetrician about it. I would say taper off slowly. ...Read more

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What drug has the least side effects to treat pain...Gabapentin lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta?

Would pich gabapenti: Any day i would pick Gabapentin over other based on clinical experience with side effects unless Gabapentin is not working well for patient. ...Read more

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