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Old 06-25-2010, 11:31 AM   #1
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Question Gavapentin in the use of fibro?

Hello, can i ask if anyone out there has tried Gabapentin for the use of side effects for fibromyalgia? And has it made a difference to you ,and in what way ?
I know everyone is different and what works for some, does not on others! but would like a broad range of opinions please. (first posting!)
I currently have a nice cocktail of tablets but this was mentioned by my doc and he said to do a bit of reading up, but id like to also hear opinions.
I have Fibro and cfs, but fed up with pain especially in my hands
Tracy

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Old 06-25-2010, 11:50 AM   #2
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Hello, can i ask if anyone out there has tried Gavapentin for the use of side effects for fibromyalgia? And has it made a difference to you ,and in what way ?
I know everyone is different and what works for some, does not on others! but would like a broad range of opinions please. (first posting!)
I currently have a nice cocktail of tablets but this was mentioned by my doc and he said to do a bit of reading up, but id like to also hear opinions.
I have Fibro and cfs, but fed up with pain especially in my hands
Tracy
The medication gabapentin and newer is lyrica. Both work and act in the brain center to sort of short circuit the pain triggers. Go for it but STAY in contact with your doctor as these meds have some side effects. Lyrica should be the choice as it works quicker.

 
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: Gavapentin in the use of fibro?

ok, great will discuss it with him .thank you .Tracy

 
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Re: Gavapentin in the use of fibro?

Lyrica does work better for some people, but not everyone, and regular gabapentin is LOTS cheaper, if medication cost is an issue for you.

Still, both work well for many people with chronic pain, so give it a shot.

 
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