Hi Mysti, I totally agree, more studies should done, and they probably will be sometime in the very near future, if not alrealy started.
I think the slow to study is just what you said Mysti, fibromyalgia is not treated as an important syndrome, once the medical people show more interest in this syndrome, not much will be done.
I was diagnosed in early 2001, at that time, there was a chart or questionaire listing I believe at least 18 symtoms probably more, anyway you had to have like if it was 18 you had to have 16-17 of the symtoms to "qualify" so to speak.
I was afraid of lyrica, and started on neuronton 300mg, about 5 years ago, I have to say it has worked very well in keeping the pain under control. I do think its time for me to increase the mg, and have discussed this with my doctor and he agreed, so I am fortunate he listens.
And for you doctor, thank you for your response, most of the terms you used were above my head, but I think I got what you are saying.
Take care Mysti, you to doc, Mysti hope you are having a good day, evening and having low pain. Doctor again thank you and take care.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson