Lyrica is your best bet as it has proven time and again to be the leader especially with fibro patients. Opiates aren't much good for this pain and doctors worry about opiate addiction. Diet is very important and so is exercise with fibromyalagia. Read up on this problem, there is a ton of info on this subject..Good luck and give the Lyrica a good couple weeks to work also you may need a dose increase after a couple weeks as they can't start you out on to high a dose due to sedation... Dave
I have had Fibro for 2 1/2 yrs now. I have tried several things. I have a conventional doctor and a Homeopathic doctor. I have tried Thyroid meds, organic, and finally gave in to Lyrica. Everything I read about the Lyrica was they gained on avg of 40 lbs. Not a good thought on my small body frame. Long story short... i gained 15 lbs in two mths. I didnt feel it was helping any - went off the Lyrica, too many side effects. People either love it or hate it. In January I started seeing an exercise trainer twice a week. She started me off just going through the motions. Didnt want me to over do it and get discouraged. You have to get out and exercise!!! She then introduced me to Isotonix OPC-3. Basically its liquid vitamins. It comes in a powder form you mix in just oz's of water. It fights off the free radicals that attack your body. I started taking it in January of this year. Two capfuls in the am and two in the pm. for 30 days (she called it a loading dose).
Then back down to one capful twice a day. It took about a month, but I'm telling you what..I feel so much better!!! Not sure if its the combination of exercising and the OPC-3 but Im not dropping either one to find out. I still have the sore muscles but I dont ache like I did. I have more energy. Im not exhausted by 7:00 pm. Im enjoying working in the yard again. Please look it up and give it try. Look up the testimonials and read for yourself. I have never believed in something as strongly as I do this. Market America sells it. Or I can give you my contact. It helps so many illness's. They have other vitamins in this form also. My trainer said its the closest thing to an I-V. Please take the time to look it up. Everyone here. Take care and God's Speed. Sincerely reedeli.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
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