What other treatments are there for chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia other than lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta? How do you diagnose them?

Psychotherapy. There is usually an emotional component that is associated with the e xperience of these disorders that can be addressed with psychotherapy. There are many causal theories but beingh able to deal with the psychological component can be very helpful.

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I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have tried cymbalta and savella (milnacipran) and lyrica, all had neg effects. In constant pain and sever fatigue. Help.

Further Effort. You may need to try other drugs in those classes to see if any of them have any benefit with less side effects for you. Although considered a less desirable alternative is low doses of opioids which in limited cases are beneficial. Read more...
Other options. Of course, discuss this in detail with your doctor first. Recently p-stim has been tried with some success. Also consider pain management psychotherapy that includes mindfulness and energy tapping techniques. Some also find benefit from yoga, chigong, and acupressure, and acupuncture. Read more...

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...
PREGNANCY. If you want to get pregnant, it is wise to discuss it with your ob. There is no problem getting pregnant even if you have fibromyalgia, you can take less rx during the first trimester when baby is developing. Good luck ! Read more...

What treatment is available for bilateral burning in the legs and feet other than medication like Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta? I'm 21

Metanx. A perscription supplement of B vitamins called Metanx is a good treatment for neuropathy. Read more...
Comments. What is the reason for your leg burning? Do you have a small fibre neuropathy, a spinal cord or brain problem?? Maybe you could respond to oxcarbazine, Savella, (milnacipran) Butrans patch, or local compounded pain creme containing Ketamine, etc. Read more...
Burning leg pain. There are several causes of burning leg and foot pain and the treatments are different depending on the cause. Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve problem that is often treated with medication. Athlete's foot can also cause foot pain. Circulation problems can also cause leg and foot pain. Your primary care doctor can help you determine what the cause of your pain is and then choose a treatment. Read more...
Warmth, Zostrix (capsaicin) You can use cream made from chili peppers called Zostrix that is over the counter. Capsaicin and heat will help. Just avoid your eyes when using capsaicin cream. Heat with thick warm socks and a small space heater by the bedside are helpful. Exercise to increase blood flow to your feet and legs. Some think B-vitamin complex and alpha lipoic acid supplements might help.Cold lasers used, too. Read more...
What is the cause? What is the cause for your bilateral burning? Are you a diabetic? Do you have peripheral neuropathy? Those meds that you listed are the standard meds for painful peripheral neuropathy. If you haven't already, go get a nerve test (EMG) to determine if this is true peripheral neuropathy. Bilateral nerve pain is usually neuropathy, and there are a multitude of causes other than diabetes. Read more...

I was told many years ago that I have fibromyalgia. Have been given cymbalta, it makes me very sick. Also tried lyrica (pregabalin) it made me a zombie. What can

Many choices. Assume you are already doing the non pharmacologic approaches. Savella (milnacipran) and Gabapentin are the other medications approved for fm. There are many non approved meds routinely tried for fm such as the tca's ( amitriptylline, nortriptylline, etc.) , venlafaxine, cyclobenzaprine, analgesics and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds. Read more...

I have fibromyalgia what would you recommend for acute flare ups (once a month for a couple days)? Been on lyrica, (pregabalin) neurotin and cymbalta before.

See details. There is no one best answer. One would need to review the doses of the previous meds you took to determine if any should be restarted. Exercise may help. Some fm patients also believe acupuncture helps acute flares. Read more...