5 doctors weighed in:
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia & my doctor prescribed effexor&lyrica 75mg for 4 months.Now I am better but still some pain in shoulder.Continue or?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fibromyalgia
Some recommended medications include Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) Lyrica, Neurontin, Prozac & Elavil, Muscle relaxants, NSAIDs.
Others can be used as supplements such as CoQ10, Flaxseed, SAMe, Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin C. Consult your doctor.

In brief: Fibromyalgia
Some recommended medications include Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) Lyrica, Neurontin, Prozac & Elavil, Muscle relaxants, NSAIDs.
Others can be used as supplements such as CoQ10, Flaxseed, SAMe, Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin C. Consult your doctor.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Continue
Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin and anti depressants are the main stay of treatment of fibromyalgia other than exercise and non-narcotic pain medications.
It is better to continue if combination is helping you. Avoid narcotics.

In brief: Continue
Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin and anti depressants are the main stay of treatment of fibromyalgia other than exercise and non-narcotic pain medications.
It is better to continue if combination is helping you. Avoid narcotics.
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
Thank
Dr. Amit Bhavsar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Continue
These are long term medications that work best when taken continuously.
Fibromyalgia is also a long term disease so it makes sense to be on long term medication. One of the most effective treatments also for fibromyalgia is daily exercise. Talk to your md but he, or a trainer should be working with you to maximize this aspect of your long term treatment. It's one of the best things you can do.

In brief: Continue
These are long term medications that work best when taken continuously.
Fibromyalgia is also a long term disease so it makes sense to be on long term medication. One of the most effective treatments also for fibromyalgia is daily exercise. Talk to your md but he, or a trainer should be working with you to maximize this aspect of your long term treatment. It's one of the best things you can do.
Dr. Amit Bhavsar
Dr. Amit Bhavsar
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors