I had a lot of pain in my lower back. The doctor diagnosed it as Fibromyalgia. He prescribed lyrica which works really well. I still have the fatigue but then pain is almost gone. I also like icyhot naturals.
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Did you know that there is a Web MD support community for fibromyalgia?
I agree. I fear most for new members who may think that he's legit.
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I am really pleased that the lyrica has been helpful for you.
I just want to let you know that about 4 years ago my pain mgt. dr. prescribed lyrica for me and I gained a lot of weight. Before starting that medicine I weighed about 115 lbs. and then I gained so much weight and it was 178 lbs.! I am not kidding either. Just be careful if you notice that you start to gain a lot of weight. If you do gain the weight then I would suggest that you talk to your doctor.
I take gabapentin 800 mg once a day in the evening. I tried Lyrica, but it did not work any better than the gabapentin, so I went back to it. They are chemically very similar drugs.
I have been losing weight slowly but steadily, I had a checkup today and weighed 179.4, the least I have ever weighed as an adult. I was up to 254 lbs. at the largest. No change in diet, just a bit more exercise every day.
If you start to gain weight, let your doctor know right away.
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