Insomnia and Lyrica

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/27/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I just reads the post on Cymbalta and insomnia.  I see my Rheumy and sleep MD in 2 weeks for a review of all htat has been going on esp. during my recent and only humongous flare.
I'm thinking they might want me on Lyrica.  I've had chronic insomnia for 2yrs.  I even wonder if my intermittant fatigue was the FM in its infancy.  I am worried about weight gain and insomnia.  The trazadone doesn't work by itself and I need the reciently ordered Lunesta.
Help I need some advice!
 Health History:  low thyroid, high cholesterol, hypertension, mild pulmonary hypertension. Ulcerative Colitis and now Fibromyalgia.

Prescriptions: Lialda , Bentyl, protonix, synthroid, zyrtec, avalide, nasocort, Miacalcin spray and Trazadone for sleep (doesn't work), flexeril & tramadol 3x day

OTCs: Usana multivitamins and multiminerals, Usana Procosa, Usana Mega Antioxidants, Omega 3, Vit. E, Healthy trinity probiotics, Calcium Citrate

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 906
   Posted 8/27/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyrica almost immediately helped my sleep and still is 11 months later. Because of this I'll take it as long as I can. I have gained about 30 lbs. and am having a very difficult time losing it. Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea

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