Post Edited (Sherrine) : 2/15/2009 1:36:14 PM (GMT-7)
Thanks Sherrine!!! Good advice!!
My doc. wouldn't put me on Lyrica, now I think I know why!! I'll stick with what I've got, as long as its working for me. I must say since I've been on the elevil (only about 2 mons.) it's helped A LOT with the depression thing.
Again, you're so wonderful for looking out for our fibro family!!
I had 2 drs prescribe Lyrica for me w/i 4 months, neither time did it work well for me. One dr. said she wasn't too excited about it, the other thought it would be helpful. Last month I had an appt w/ a rheumy to have RA r/o. One of the first things she asked was did I try Lyrica. I thought, 'Oh no, not again'. She said she wasn't too excited about it, many patients asked for it and she wasn't comfortable giving it to them, there was a lot of problems w/ the med. I was so happy she wasn't pushing it as 'The Cure'. Whenever there is an ad for meds and they list the possible side effects, I end up thinking that they are worse than whatever you are trying to get rid of.
I have had meds that were 'The Thing' and they did nothing for me, yet others felt it was wonderful. The meds were later taken off the market. I have a hard time w/ meds, they don't work, they don't work right, or they make me deathly sick. My birth family can't understand how I have a problem w/ all these meds and they use them w/o a problem. So far, the latest meds I've been given are doing what needs to be done, but alas, none are for FMS. What I need is a RX for a tropical island far, far away from most of the ppl I know. Oh, well.
God bless. Alice.