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Cymbalta, Gabapentin Or Lyrica?

Cymbalta, Gabapentin Or Lyrica?

My reumatologist has offered me these possible medications for my FM/CFS. Has anyone had experience with any of these? Troubling side effects? Did it help? For how long?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was on Gabapentin its the old name talk to your doctor re pregablin which is the new form.

Re Pain its 50/50 and you wont know until you try it. For me it removed the neuropathy or that ichy sractch sensation.

My Rhem Dr warned me of the side affects and there are a few. Some discrbe it a being a zombie and yes thats a fair describtion. Dr put like this rather that than in pain. Drugs won.

However on the Gabapentin my Cardo Dr pulled off them as it can as in me cause heart issue and in my case cardiomyopaty it caused a rapid onset of thicking of my heart walls.

That when moving to the new version stop this issue still sorted my neuropathy . I still strong pain killers as this does not stop all Fibro pain.

Hope this help

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Lyrica caused rapid weight gain. I take Cymbalta for depression. It's really trial and error as each body is different.

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Im on lyrica and cymbalta (generics for both). I also take alot other stuff

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thanks! How well do they work for pain, fatigue, balance or dizziness?

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am on gabapentin & Cymblata for years!! No side effects for me

posted 10 months ago
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