Fibromyalgia medication antidepressant

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I am 30yrs old and i am taking Cymbalta for my Fibromyalgia pain but i have to stop it do to my insurance. It works REALLY well for my pain. I wanted to know if anyone is taking Lyrica for their pain and if it works.
I was diagnosed with fibro about 18 years ago. I've been using Lyrica & was using Cymbalta for a while as well. I quit using the antidepressant because it seemed to make the depression worse. I'm on low income & I'm telling this medication is getting so expensive that I have a hard time affording to buy just a months worth at taking one a day. At certain times of the year I have to take more than one a day. Is there a more natural way to deal with fibro?
I have suffered from fibromyalgia for years. I have been taking vitiman B6/B-12 shots, and they help me with the pain of the disease. I"ve been trying to find out where to buy the B-6, I already have the B-12. Can anyone let me know if there is somewhere to buy B-6. Also, Rodex Forte is good for the off days, so I need to buy that also.
When used to treat fibromyalgia, it reduced pain in 80% of patients), Low doses of antidepressant medication(improve sleep, decrease pain and eliminate depression), relaxation techniques (besides lessening pain, these therapies also decrease the number of tender points), Acupuncture, Application of warm compresses and Tender point injections( Steroid or lidocaine injections into a painful area may provide temporary relief ).
One reason many conventional doctors do not think fibromyalgia is a “real” condition is that no specific medication is effective for treating this illness. Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin. Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica.
I have to switch my meds. I have depression and fibromyalgia and am on Cymbalta, but it doesn't seem to be helping me.....my doctor suggested Prozac since it is known to help fatigue better than the other antidepressants (supposedly). Thank you.
Hi all just a quick question I have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and live with pain everyday. I find it hard to do all my daily things to the point that it hurts to peel potatoes what kind of help can I get for this as it is all new to me. I take lots of medication and am still in pain please help.
When used to treat fibromyalgia, it reduced pain in 80% of patients), Low doses of antidepressant medication (improve sleep, decrease pain and eliminate depression). There are a number of alternative therapies that are helpful in relieving the symptoms. One of them is exercise. Fibromyalgia pain is muscle pain and the most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, gentle and low-impact exercise. It keeps muscles conditioned and healthy and decreases the amount of discomfort.
My main FM med is Topiramate (an anti-seizure medication). I take Trazadone for sleeping along with Elavil at night to aid with sleep and pain. I have a lot of problems with IBS so I take meds for that also. There that is my med file. I also am on Thyroid medication.
pains and tingling stop me from concentrating on my daily work. I was told that I have fibromyalgia but no medication that really helps. I was reading in the internet about this condition and found something that is called ACTIVIVE. only in the states. I want to try it but not sure if it will work, its expensive. Has anyone tried it even heard of it? thanks.
Having both of these chronic ailments I am obviously being treated with conventional medication. I am in South Africa and I have read about a lot of alternative therapy for the Fibromyalgia but I don't know how this will mix with my Bipolar Treatment. Can you help me understand this?
Were you ever on antidepressants or any medication that would effect dopamine, serotonin or norepinephrine levels, prior to being dx'd with Fibromyalgia? If so, what was your age and approximately how long did you stay on the medication. Thank you for your response to this poll. Have a nice day.
Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin. Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica. Nobody really knows how these medications treat the symptoms (particularly the aches and pains) of fibromyalgia. These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia.
Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin. Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica. Nobody really knows how these medications treat the symptoms (particularly the aches and pains) of fibromyalgia. These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia.
I would get another opinion. 11 positive tender points are needed to diagnose fibro. I agree with what dusty posted above.
It is commonly prescibed to those with fibromyalgia but can and is used for pain control too. Be careful as it will make you drowsy so do not drive until you see how it effects you. Lodine the brand for Edodolac is a good drug, I took it when I was first diagnosed and it worked for awhile. Etodolac belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, etc.
I felt itchy at times and chalked it up to dry skin. The muscle weakness I attributed to fibromyalgia. I could go on, but you all get the idea. As this was going on, I had also been doing a taper, and due to trying to do it too aggressively, and for the wrong reasons, I was going in and out of withdrawal, which is unpleasant, to put it mildly. I thought the nausea and vomiting was from that. The medication I have taken the most has been oxycodone.
Most chronic pain patients are dependant on their opioid medication such that if the medication is abruptly stopped, withdrawal symptoms would occur...the same symptoms happen to an addict as well. Difference is chronic pain patients in withdrawal don't crave their medications psychologically for the "high", they simply don't feel well.
I have Fibromyalgia and am RH negative, as well!
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In the morning I start taking Savella the new Fibromyalgia medication. My Rheumatologist gave me a four week starter pack of Savella today. I'm really nervous to take this medication because both Cymbalta and Lyrica were horrible medications for me. The side effects scare me. Suicide, nausea, vomiting, bleeding problems, rashes, etc. and I do mean the list goes on and on. Wish me luck.
Are the above medication supplements save to take together? My friend with fibromyalgia says she sleeps better taking 5HTP at night time. She doesn't take Welbrutrin like I do. Appreciate your input.
HAS ANYONE BEEN PRESCRIBED SAVELLA AND RESPONDED TO THE MEDICATION NEGATIVELY AS FAR AS WORSENING IN PAIN, MIGRAINES, & ANGER ISSUES? ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! I HAVE CFIDS/FIBRO AND SOME OTHER CHRONIC CONDITIONS BUT AM VERY STUBBORN ON LIVING LIFE TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES!!! I HAVE OTHER SIDE EFFECTS FROM THIS MEDICATION THAT I AM HOPING WILL SUBSIDE BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE THIS ANGER IS COMING FROM!!! PLZ. HELP!!!
The American College of Rheumatology has established general classification guidelines for fibromyalgia, to help in the assessment and study of the condition. In general, treatment for fibromyalgia includes both medication and self-care. The emphasis is on minimizing symptoms and improving general health. Medications can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia and improve sleep. Common choices include: 1)Analgesics.
Complaints of fatigue and joint pains are,unfortunately, very common. fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by muscular aches and pains, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. It is much more common in women, and it can be debilitating. Many conventional medical doctors do not think that fibromyalgia exists. In fact, many patients who believe they have this condition are often derided by their doctors.
Zyprexa is an anti-psychotic and can be used as an adjunct treatment (along with an antidepressant) in treatment of depression and anxiety that hasn't responded well to just an antidepressant. Again, just in my humble opinion, I think there are better options out there, especially to START with. Have you tried any other medication? Therapy? How long have you had anxiety issues? Have you been officially diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, preferrably by a psychiatrist?
what i do know is fibromyalgia, costochondritis, depression. sciatica, scoliosis of spine, degenerative disc disease, i awoke with excruciating rib pain and breathing difficulties to the er x 5 couldn't find anything wrong, stated it is your fibromyalgia or constochondritis. when i wen t to my dr he upped my wellbutrin to 300 i was on 150, new antidepressant serequel 50 before bed, vicodan 500 for pain and klonopan 0.5 for breathing difficulties i still have.
Don't really know if there are any other medications used to treat that disorder or that you even have fibromyalgia but I do know if the correct antidepressant is prescribed (works well for you and not just prescribed across the board) along with a non narcotic pain reliever such as Tramadol (used for moderate pain but does not have the addictive tendencies like hydrocodone) symptoms can be managed. I hope things improve for you soon.
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