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Has anyone tried fluoxetine or duloxetine for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Duloxetine for Fibro

There are now three drugs that have been approved by the fda for the treatment of fibromyalgia-duloxetine (cymbalta), lyrica (pregabalin), (pregabalin) and milnacipran (savella).
Studies has shown no difference in effectiveness between savella and cymbalta. We usually use one of the two along with lyrica (pregabalin). This combination has been the first medications to provide real benefit to fibromyalgia patients in years.

In brief: Duloxetine for Fibro

There are now three drugs that have been approved by the fda for the treatment of fibromyalgia-duloxetine (cymbalta), lyrica (pregabalin), (pregabalin) and milnacipran (savella).
Studies has shown no difference in effectiveness between savella and cymbalta. We usually use one of the two along with lyrica (pregabalin). This combination has been the first medications to provide real benefit to fibromyalgia patients in years.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fluoxetine

does not work for fibromyalgia.
Should never be taken with duloxetine together!

In brief: Fluoxetine

does not work for fibromyalgia.
Should never be taken with duloxetine together!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many have.

Of those two only Cymbalta is fda approved for fm. Other approved drugs include savella (milnacipran) and lyrica.

In brief: Many have.

Of those two only Cymbalta is fda approved for fm. Other approved drugs include savella (milnacipran) and lyrica.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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