Like Karen (getting by) said, there are different things that work for different people. Yes, Lyrica is the FDA approved med used for fibro, but I know that a lot of people here take a number of different things. Some people can manage on OTC meds (God Bless You-I SO wish I were you), some take Lyrica or Cymbalta, and some need stronger meds like narcotics. I take Vicodin 7.5/750, Neurontin, Zoloft, and Klonopin-and there are days when that is enough, and there are days where that doesn't even touch me. I also know that some people need Oxycontin, morphine, demerol, or use fentanyl patches.
The main thing that you should do is find what works for YOU. Of course, then you have to get your docs to figure out what you need and try to convice him or her that you aren't drug seeking. But, that's another thread that I could write a book on. At least I've only written a short pamphlet on this one.
Anyway, it took me a long time to find the right combo of meds-and I am still having pain control issues. I hope you find answers and relief, soon!
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08