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Old 07-12-2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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What Remission drugs have you been given?

My Arthritis doctor wants to start me on remission drugs and i was wondering what you've been given and how successful it's been.

He didn't mention anything by name, but the idea of there being remission drugs for Fibro seems like a new one to me.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

 
Old 07-12-2007, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: What Remission drugs have you been given?

I don't know what remission drugs your doctor is talking about. I have success taking Effexor. My dr. has successfully stopped the pain cycle. Now I wake up pain free. The only drawback to this is I will propably taking it for the rest of my life. I hope this is a help to you.


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Old 07-16-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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Hi Kutz!

I have been on effexor xr for a yr. now for anxiety. Was on 150 mg.s for 3 months and then I talked to doctor on putting my back down to lower dose of 35.7 which I have been on for a yr now. I have never noticed that it made my fibro better. What dose do you take? I had the dose lowered because of weight gain. I was 227, medium build, and now I am 190. Lowering the dose did help. I am glad that the effexor is working for you, take care, Tammy

 
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Re: What Remission drugs have you been given?

Hi ddgryphon,

Your doc seems to be using confusing terminology. When a disease is "in remission," it is typically not active & not in need of treatment.

Is your doc saying he has a treatment that can INDUCE a fibro remission? In the sense that, you take Med X for 1 mo., then stop & you will be blessed with a fibro remission? If that's the case, I hope you'll post what the med is.

There are a number of drugs purported to treat fibro symptoms, but success is by no means universal, response to meds is highly individual.

Taking a med that controls symptoms isn't really the same as "being in remission." Least ways, not in my book.

Lyrica was recently approved by the FDA for Fibro symptoms, maybe that's what your doc has in mind?

Good luck.

 
Old 07-16-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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Re: Hi Kutz!

I take 75 mg in the evening anf 37.5 in the morning. The dr. started me on 37.5 mg which for several months it did take away my pain. But it did come back. He raised my dose to 75 mg. which seems to work for me, the additional dose of 37.5 is for my hot flashes.

 
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