These medications can help some
individuals with fibromyalgia
. But these drugs also have serious side effects
. Lyrica, the first FDA-approved drug to treat fibromyalgia, has been associated with severe allergic
reactions that can cause angioedema — swelling of the throat, head, and neck, resulting in airway compromise. Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness,
dry mouth, and brain fog.