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How to get rid off fibromyalgia?

Im looking for a non narcotic pain medicine. I have been diagnose with fibromyalgia, I have low back pain as well. My Dr. wants to put me on Lyrica, but I don t want to go on it because of the side effects. I am taking 800 mg. of Gabapitin, I have an appointment on Wed and was wanting to know what I could ask her for. I have pain all over, it is making it hard to walk and work. I am not over weight and I am trying to eliminate the foods that cause inflammation.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016
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Hi
This is an agonizing disease, but now good remedial measures are possible..if you are attending Fibromyalgia clinics, then trust your doctor for the prescriptions, if you tolerate gabapentin, there's no need to fear side effects of Lyrical unless you had taken previously and suffered its side effects...some patients report even side effects to gabapentin too, so its not necessary you would too..likewise for lyrical...some rheumatologist prescribe methycobalamin and amytryptalline too alongwith gabapentin or lyrical..meanwhile do take physical therapy if not taking, it would relieve symptomatically, see a physical therapist too.
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How to get rid off fibromyalgia?

Hi This is an agonizing disease, but now good remedial measures are possible..if you are attending Fibromyalgia clinics, then trust your doctor for the prescriptions, if you tolerate gabapentin, there s no need to fear side effects of Lyrical unless you had taken previously and suffered its side effects...some patients report even side effects to gabapentin too, so its not necessary you would too..likewise for lyrical...some rheumatologist prescribe methycobalamin and amytryptalline too alongwith gabapentin or lyrical..meanwhile do take physical therapy if not taking, it would relieve symptomatically, see a physical therapist too. Best wishes