What are your thoughts on these two drugs for Fibro? I just started the Pristiq and i feel like i am in lala land, and Lyica took for 3 months i kept loosing and forgetting things?
Hello Kwoods. I am sorry no one has answered your question. I took Lyrica for a couple of years for my fibro & then my insurance decided they did not want to pay for it anymore. It really did help my fibro pain a lot. There were days when it actually didn't bother me at all. A lot of people will tell you they had too many side effects to use it, The first time I tried it , it did make my ankles swell some, but lowering the dose for a while took care of it & I was able to re- up it again.It is a siezure drug that is used for chrontic pain also. The pristig is an antidepressant, & I have not tried it yet. A lot of people use antidepressants to help them get the REM sleep that is missing with fibro patients. I take xanax & benadryl before bed & usually don't have the sleep problems, but am not getting the REM sleep that helps with the pain. I have tried others like amitryaline(sp) or Elavil, & Trazadone. Once again I did sleep, but not the REM sleep. Have given thought to trying a sleep study.Is your doctor reccomending both of these drugs for you? I would try the Lyrica first, because it can make you tired at first. I had so much energy because I felt better on Lyrica, but now it's all gone again.You may find different side effects or none at all. Won't know til you try it. Best of luck to you...
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