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Can I use pamelor (nortriptyline) (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?

Can I use pamelor (nortriptyline) (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Pamelor (nortriptyline) is the trade name for nortryptilline. It is an older medication used for fibro. There are newer meds with fewer side effects but if this is working, keep on it and good luck. ...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, ...Read more


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Which tcas is more potent for sciatica pain relief, amitriptyline(or nortriptyline), imipramine(or desipramine)?

Which tcas is more potent for sciatica pain relief, amitriptyline(or  nortriptyline), imipramine(or desipramine)?

TCA: Tca are classic for neuropathic pain - sciatica for example. Any of the ones u mentioned may be quite eefective - and cheap. They are not without side effects - dry mouth, constipation, sedation. Any of the ones u mentioned can be effective. I personally like amytryptilline - 10mg at night - as mentioned all will work. Additionally other meds such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, Cymbalta are options. ...Read more

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Tried numerous meds for fibro like lyrica, cymbalta, gabapentin, savella (milnacipran). None work, not fibromyalgia?

Tried numerous meds for fibro like lyrica, cymbalta, gabapentin, savella (milnacipran). None work, not fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Certainly the diagnosis may not be correct. Make sure you have had a Rheumatology work -up. Also it may be that the meds are just not working on you. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia..MYO facial syndrome.Scoliosis..tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc.no help...suggestions?

Fibromyalgia..MYO facial syndrome.Scoliosis..tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc.no help...suggestions?

Do the fibrotrifecta: The fibromyalgia trifecta for therapy is: 1. exercise, 2. sleep evaluation 3. Psychiatric evaluation. You can continue or changes the prozac (fluoxetine) but you need to be certain that you get a full evaluation of the trifecta and act on them. ...Read more

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Does lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin helping with burning neuropathic pain?

Does lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin helping with burning neuropathic pain?

Both can be helpful: Both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin are used to treat the pain of neuropathy (burning, tingling and sharp, stabbing pain). People respond differently to different medications, so one might work better for one person than another. Some people have side effects to one or the other. If one doesn't work (at what should be an effective dose), it would be worthwhile to try the other. ...Read more

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Do SSRI antidepressants have anti inflammatory and antipyretic effects??

Do SSRI antidepressants have anti inflammatory and antipyretic effects??

They: may affect bleeding times and may have analgesic effect, but not anti inflammatory. ...Read more

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Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Confusing: I think your real ? Is why you test positive for amphine when you are not using them. Right? Well if they are justdoing a drug screen there are quite a few things that can give false positive. Especially some over the counter medications , even vicks that is rubbed on and inhaled or the kind you stick up your nosezantac otc is another one if you use that for heartburn . Most oral decongestants 2. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Rarely: Opioids are a last resort and are only considered an option if all traditional medications have failed. ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) as strong as tramadol for pain relief ?

It's not so much: a matter of strength. They work differently and are used for different types of pain. Tramadol is usually prescribed for acute or temporary pain and can be taken as needed. Sometimes this is not the case, but that's generally the idea. Cymbalta is prescribed when pain is long term or chronic, and needs to be taken daily. If it's not taken as prescribed it will be much less effective. ...Read more

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Is pamelor (nortriptyline) a good pain medication?

Is pamelor (nortriptyline) a good pain medication?

NO!: No. Pamelor (nortriptyline) is used to treat depression but if the pain is associated with or made worse by depression, the pain may decrease if depression responds to treatment with pamelor (nortriptyline). ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) an ssri?

No: Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the european union. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. ...Read more

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High BP and anxiety with ssri, triclic meds, anti inflammatories, or co codamol and tramadol for fibromyalgia and trapped nerves.Serotonin symdrome?

High BP  and anxiety with ssri, triclic meds, anti inflammatories,  or co codamol and tramadol for fibromyalgia and trapped nerves.Serotonin symdrome?

You are on all of : Those at once? I have seen two patients in which the combination of tramadol and an ssri led to serotonergic syndrome. Sorry, i can't diagnosis with the info available (nor would i on line). Google it ; see if you have many of the symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Any problem taking clonazepam or Valium w/ savella (milnacipran)?

Any problem taking clonazepam or Valium w/ savella (milnacipran)?

Medical supervision: I didn't find any direct problem with this combination -- would suggest choosing only 1 benzodiadepine, though. With the supervision and help of your physician, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Pamelor (Definition)

Pamelor is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more