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Fibromyalgia people... Pregabalin vs gabapentin

Aug 05, 2017 10:11 AM

I've been doing my research on meds that help fibromyalgia symptoms as I've been on gabapentin (neurontin) for around 3 years and just keep getting worse. I've had my doctors finally agree to change me over to pregabalin (lyrica) after reading that it can be a lot more effective for fibromyalgia.... what are other people's opinions on both meds if you've tried them please?

Aug 05, 2017 10:18 AM

I'm on gabapentin and it doesn't really seem to help much. I've never tried lyrica. I've known people who gained a lot of weight on that and that scares me.

Aug 05, 2017 10:31 AM

I have tried both and unfortunately both did nothing🙁 But I would still try as it does work for some people! Good luck💕

Aug 05, 2017 10:46 AM

I tried gabapentin. It did nothing for me. I take Lyrica now. It works great. I'm on 200 mg 3 x daily. My new doc doesn't like me taking the max does. So she might put me on cymbalta too.

Aug 05, 2017 10:48 AM

Animal did u gain weight?

Aug 05, 2017 10:54 AM

Yes but I don't eat right. I was eating sweets. I'm trying to go on the inflammation diet. I just started. I was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in Spine and everywhere.

Aug 05, 2017 11:25 AM

I love sweets too. Grrrr!

Aug 05, 2017 11:32 AM

I think I'd rather be a fat 24 year old than a crippled 24 year old, so I will definitely keep nagging my GP! They've started my dose far lower than the recommended start dose so I will be going back to speak about that. Within all my research I've found that the pregabalin is a lot more expensive which is possibly why they've kept me in the dark about them all these years 😡

Aug 05, 2017 10:44 PM

I was on Lyrica for a couple years. It worked but I got terrible rashes with it. I'm on Gabapentin now and it works ok without really any side effects

Aug 07, 2017 5:32 AM

I've tried both and neither worked for me, I even tried carbomezapine which is another med they give for fibro and nerve pain.
All 3 of those can make you gain weight, they increase your appetite and can make you crave sweet things which is a problem when you already like sweet things!!!

Aug 08, 2017 6:58 PM

I am on both. The lyrics does not help my neuropathy & neurontin does not help the al over achy pain so I take both. Lyrica's help is short lived. I've increased the dose twice with great pain control which fissals out after 3 months. Dont know if i want to keep increasing.

Aug 13, 2017 5:54 PM

I was on Lyrica for about 3 months and I gained 30 pounds it was no good for me

Aug 19, 2017 1:56 PM

Newty 10 pounds a month...ghezz thats crazy! Thats not a good option, that is extremely unhealthy.

Aug 19, 2017 5:24 PM

My pain doctor just started me on Gabapentin, I already take Cymbalta. So far I don't feel a difference except it makes me sleepy. I was wondering if anybody liked it or disliked it.

Aug 19, 2017 6:02 PM

Gabapentin did nothing for me

Aug 20, 2017 12:04 PM

Painedlady none of the gabapentine family of meds worked for me, they all made me sleepy to the point I couldn't function which stressed me out so made my pain worse!!!
Amitriptyline seems to help me more along with slow release morphine. My Dr added duloxitine but I'm not it's helped much with both the pain and the anxiety but it's not made me worse 🤔

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