Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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One of the common categories that Fibromyalgia medications fall under is analgesics, which are pain killers. Some of these are over-the-counter drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen. While these medications may provide a simple solution for pain relief, Fibromyalgia patients are often more sensitive, and respond differently, to medications and therefore must be careful when trying a new generic drug.

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According to study results presented Monday, May 1 at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, a significant number of fibromyalgia patients treated with Pfizer’s Lyrica (generic name pregabalin) experienced a 50 percent or more reduction in pain.  They also reported significant improvements in overall health status and…

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, commented on Guaifenesin for Fibromyalgia:… That's fantastic, Lisa!  I'm so happy for you and your son and very glad to…

03/04/14

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Cort, Health Guide, answered CAN GUAIFENESIN REALLY HELP US WITH… Well some FM patients say it does work for them but a placebo controlled,…

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, answered 5-HTP/SAMe-can I take both of these? I'm so glad to hear that the 5-HTP has made such a difference for you.  I have…

02/23/09

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, commented on Lyrica Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain in… You may have a point there. The two drugs do have a lot of similarities,…

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