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Is there a more effective medication than lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia pain?
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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Reactions vary
Lyrica (pregabalin) (pregabolin) is an effective medicine to lessen symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Another example is Cymbalta which can also effectively treat fibromyalgia symptoms. It is rather common that various pain disorders respond differently to various medications. It is also common to see patients with the same diagnosis react differently to the same medication.

In brief: Reactions vary
Lyrica (pregabalin) (pregabolin) is an effective medicine to lessen symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Another example is Cymbalta which can also effectively treat fibromyalgia symptoms. It is rather common that various pain disorders respond differently to various medications. It is also common to see patients with the same diagnosis react differently to the same medication.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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Dr. James Marx
Also, Savella which is similar to Cymbalta but stronger can help.A select group of FMS patients will also respond to low doses of opioids(morphine-like meds).
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
In brief: Lyrics
More effective is probably not the right word.
There are other medications such as Cymbalta (duloxetine) that work on different pathways to make you feel better. The use of more than one medication can reduce your symptoms.

In brief: Lyrics
More effective is probably not the right word.
There are other medications such as Cymbalta (duloxetine) that work on different pathways to make you feel better. The use of more than one medication can reduce your symptoms.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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