So far I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my lower back and bursitis and arthritis in both shoulders. I still need to get tests on my hips and neck which is also very painful. I've heard good things about Lyrica. Would that help me with my issues? I don't know yet what is causing the all over body pain. I'm playing phone tag with the rhuematologists. Thank you for any advice.
My rheumatologist told me that Lyrica/Cymbalta/Savella helps one out of ten people with fibromyalgia, which causes neurological pain, not an arthritis. I'm sorry I have no reference for it to treat arthritis. But your symptoms could indicate the need for evaluation for polymyalgia rheumatica. This is a vasculitis which causes pain all over and stiffness of the shoulders and/or hips. Sometimes it causes a stiff neck or swelling of the hands and feet that is not from the joints.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
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