Is Effexor used to treat Fibromyalga
Yes, it does treat FM. "Off label" use meaning that on occasion, your Dr. may recommend effexor for treating something other than the conditions it is supposed to treat like major or cinical depression. This is called an "off-label" use. Off-label Effexor uses can include the treatment of:
My mother suffers from FM and she takes LYRICA, and has helped her bery much.
You may want to ask your doctor so he/ she outs oyu on the right medication, as i know FM is no joy ride at all.
Here is some information on Lyrica:
Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Pregabalin also affects chemicals in the brain that send pain signals across the nervous system.
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to control seizures and to treat fibromyalgia (FM). It is also used to treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy)
Yes, it has been used to treat the depression associated with fibro. It is used off label like my friend suggests.
Another medication for depression that is recommended for fibro is Cymbalta because it not only treats the depression but also treats the pain as well. I found it great for the pins and needle pains I get in my feet and hands.
You will find that doctors do prescribe many off label drugs for fibro because there are so few drugs that the FDA has approved for fibro.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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