New meds for fibro?

Lyrica users success and failure
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does it work for you - 55.6%
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have you had to stop taking it - 22.2%
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does it make your very tired - 11.1%
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does it effect your sleeping at night - 0.0%
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what other med would you recommend - 0.0%
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any new meds that you know of - 11.1%

 
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myalgia
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
idea  Anyone know of any new meds other than Lyrica?  It makes me too tired....Thanks for any reply :-)

SarahBear9708
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I just responded to this in another thread lol, but here it goes again.

The only other one I know that has been approved for fibro is Cymbalta.

I did hear something about a new one recently under research to be approved, but I don't remember the name of it. Darn fibro fog!
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Indomethacin, Buspar, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Requip, Advair, Compazine, Lunesta.


MEG25801
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
The name of the new one is Savella and it had so many odd side effects that I chose not to try it. Lyrica works for me to a point but I don't think anything will work completely. Yeah...beating myself up today...had a bad one.

Missy
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder(16 yrs ago)-GERD(12 years ago)-GAD(16 yrs ago)-IBS(12 years ago)-DDD(6 years ago)-Arthritis(since teenager)-Controled HBP(2 years ago)-Diagnosed with fibromyalgia 9-29-08.
Meds: Cardizem CD~Prilosec~Klonopin(prn)~Daily Vitamin~Tylenol~Lyrica


SarahBear9708
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the name of it Missy, my darn brain couldn't remember! lol
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Indomethacin, Buspar, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Advair, Compazine, Lunesta.


lost in philly
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Ive been on Savella over a month now. The side effects were horrific at first. I didnt think I could get through it, but we cut the pills in half and slowly increased the dose and I am ok now.
For me, Lyrica and Cymbalta did nothing. Savella at least will keep me awake during the day and more alert...a bit out of the fog. It does nothing for the pain tho--too bad.
So if you want to be awake and in pain, take Savella! LOL
lost in philly

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Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Migraines, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue

Savella, Topamax, Morphine, Percocet, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Crestor, Resoril, Loestrin, Imitrex

B12, Magnesium, Melatonin, Omega3
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tyno3
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   Posted 6/24/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
There seems to be emerging evidence that the anti-seizure medications may play a role in managing fibo. I recall being on Valporic Acid, Depakote, for the many years I was very functional, after dx., when the only other meds I was taking were amyltriptilene and Tylenol 1. (8mgs. codeine). It wasn't until after being a pedestrian in a MVA in 2002 that I became so disabled. Around that time I also weaned off the Depakote as I was taking stronger pain meds and didn't want to compromise my liver.

myalgia
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   Posted 6/24/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
What new meds for fibro?

vestabula
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   Posted 6/24/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Here is my formula for relieving fibro pain.  Sit in a candle lit room with a six pack of Molsons, a bag of chocolate chips, a couple of pizza's and a massage therapist that looks like George Clooney.  You may still be in pain but you won't care.  You must plan this routine three days in advance, however, and make sure you don't take any of your meds as they do not mix well with Molsons or George Clooney.  Oh, and no pagers, cell phones or Blackberry's allowed.  No interruptions during your fabulous massage.

Warning: this regimine has not been approved by the food and drug adminsitration and is not intended to cure, manage or even remotley improve any medical condition.

huggies

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


tyno3
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   Posted 6/24/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Can George be exchanged for Harrison Ford. I don't think the massage will be as good but everything else will be
Dandy. Cheers.
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