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What causes balancing issues when diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

Hello Many years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was given Lyrica, tramadol, Cymbalta, and Ambian. Recently I was diagnosed with POTS and was prescribed Topral. I have noticed some reactions , I am having difficulty with balance, w/memory, and confushion, Could there be an interaction with somw of my meds causing these reactions ?? susandlann44
Wed, 15 May 2019
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Noted your history of fibromyalgia and treatment with Lyrica, Cymbalta, Tramadol and Ambian; diagnosed with POTS, prescribed with Topral and development of imbalance, memory problems and confusion.
Well, fibromyalgia is due to the stress and anxiety as a major cause.
Hence control of these will help you better than merely taking medications and getting some reaction and additional problems with so many medications.
I would advise you to get the medications reduced under the guidance of your prescribing Doctor.
POTS can cause the problems you have mentioned as also the medications.
A neurologist's opinion, investigations and management is surely going to give you better results.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. T. Chandrakant,
ENT & General Surgeon
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