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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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How severe can fibromyalgia pain become?

How severe can fibromyalgia pain become?

Severe: It's an individual perspective. No one can understand anyone else's pain. Pain perception is as individual as a fingerprint. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have I got fibromyalgia pain?

How do I know if I have I got fibromyalgia pain?

See a doc: See a doctor familiar with this condition. This may be a rheumatologist, a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) or a neurologist. Internists also make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

Knowledgeable physic: Avoid narcotics, improve quality of sleep and find knowledgeable physician - rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/ ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective ways to relieve fibromyalgia pain?

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 more

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Do suppliments help with fibromyalgia pain?

Do suppliments help with fibromyalgia pain?

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 more

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Can Gralise 1200mg help with fibromyalgia pain?

Can Gralise 1200mg help with fibromyalgia pain?

Sure!: the placebo effect is considerable with fibromyalgia. Frankly, it is hard to tell if even quite a good medication like gabapentin works beyond the placebo effect. It's generally quite safe. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants be used to help with fibromyalgia pain?

Can immunosuppressants be used to help with fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: No. Immunosuppressive drugs are used to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are 3 FDA-approved treatments for fibromyalgia that rheumatologists can use. I am happy to do a consult if you would like. ...Read more

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Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?

Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Cervical spine "whiplash" injury ; chronic neck pain oft seen in people with #fibromyalgia (fm). Multiple childbirths ; low back injuries (accidents ; lifting events) causal of chronic low back ; pelvic pain seem more common than neck injuries in people with fibromyalgia. Morgan freeman has come forward with report of delayed onset of fibromyalgia after a motor vehicle accident ; injury. ...Read more

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How effective is topamax/topiramate for fibromyalgia pain?

How effective is topamax/topiramate for fibromyalgia pain?

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 more

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What is the best anti-depressant medication in your opinion?

What is the best anti-depressant medication in your opinion?

It depends: There is no antidepressant that works for everyone. I choose the antidepressant after getting a thorough history of symptoms. A person who sleeps excessively and is gaining weight and has no energy will get a different medicine than someone who is anxious, can't sleep and can't eat. Please consult a psychiatrist, who has the most knowledge about how best to use antidepressants. ...Read more

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What improvements will i see when my anti-depressant kicks in?

What improvements will i see when my anti-depressant kicks in?

Reduced depression.: You will experience the reversal of your symptoms- if you were feeling sad , the level of sadness will start decreaing. If u had crying spell the frequency of crying will decrease. If you had thoughts of suicide they will go away. The list goes on. ...Read more

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Is percocet and cyclobenzapar good together for fibromyalgia pain?

See PCP first.: The Percocet is an opiate and the cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and they are often used together to treat pain. The problem is that both are very addicting if taken on a long term basis so since fibromyalgia is a chronic problem and an alternative treatment that would be better is an antidepressant Cymbalta or savella (milnacipran) and Lyrica or neurontin.See pcp for advice. ...Read more

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What anti-depressant should I switch to if the one i'm taking isn't working?

What anti-depressant should I switch to if the one i'm taking isn't working?

Varies: Talk to your prescribing doctor. He or she will recommend a medication based on your condition, your history, and any side effects you have experienced. Sometimes, the doctor may advise you add a drug instead of replacing the one you are taking. ...Read more

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What should I expect from anti depressant medication once i start taking them?

Feel better: Antidepressant medication is designed to elevate mood, that is to help you decrease symptoms of depression. It often takes several weeks before a patient notices a difference. If you have specific questions please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you please describe, in general, the two ways anti-depressant medication works?

Briefly: 1. SSRI will block reuptake and result in increased Serotonin in the synaptic cleft 2. SNRI will block reuptake and result in increased Norepinephrine and Serotonin in the synaptic cleft 3.This will down regulate the 5HT1A auto receptor which will increase serotonin. This increases the neuronal firing rate and brain activity, increase BDNF, decrease depression. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that acupressure is better than pain pills for controlling fibromyalgia pain?

No: Accupressure should be used as adjuvant to pain medications, as well as massage therapy, water aerobics, and healthy lifestyle. They should all be complimentary. ...Read more

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Can coffee work as an anti-depressant?

Can coffee work as an anti-depressant?

Not really: Coffee ( due to the caffeine) may pick up a person and energize them. In doing so it may temporarily relieve some of the symptoms of depression such as fatigue, tiredness and lack of energy . However, coffee does not treat depression and if it is present it would be helpful to have an evaluation by a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. ...Read more

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Can i take ponstan with anti depressant (paroxatine) ?

Can i take ponstan with anti depressant (paroxatine) ?

Yes you can: Yes you can take ponstan with anti depressant paroxatine there is no contraindication and no drug interaction. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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