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Lyrica for endometriosis pain
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An_200890 posted:
Has anyone been prescribed lyrica for endometriosis pain? My friend has, and she's completely miserable! It's not helping her at all. And her pain doc tells her that narcotics won't help with endo pain. But I don't understand why fibromyalgia meds would be prescribed for endo, when it has nothing to do with the nerves?
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martiesgurl responded:
Hey there, I just wanted to share with you that I was prescribed Gabapentin which is another treatment for fibro. It did help me and I think the doctor explained it that sometimes the endo cells can attach themselves on our nerve endings and therefore treatments more commonly used for Fibro works for those women. Your friend wont know for sure until she gives it an honest try. Hope this helps and I hope your friend feels better!

Sadie
 
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BrittneyisaMommy replied to martiesgurl's response:
sadie... ur right... my doc said mine has only attached to nerve cells, and that if i have pain anywhere in my body it could be from endo if no other reason is found that is...
Mommy to a 2 year old little girl and a 1 year old little boy. Diagnosed with Endo. after DS was born. Two M/C 9/2010
 
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Julendo responded:
There is research showing that endo spreads through the paths of least resistance, like the channels created by nerves and lymph/blood vessels. So it does have something to do with nerves. But it's not true that narcotics won't help--they will help with almost any pain because they shut off the pain signals at the brain level.


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