FDA Approves Lyrica for FM

@RosieS57 (889)
United States
June 24, 2007 2:56pm CST
The first drug specifically for FM has been approved by the FDA. It's Lyrica. The WebMD article is here: http://tinyurl.com/2v58l7 (that's 58 ell 7, not one) Have you tried Lyrica? (pregabalin) It's been in the drug pipeline for about 8 years and was used on peeople with MS before it has been for people with FM. The FDA approval means insurance plans should begin to cover it. So will you be asking your doc for it?
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@patgalca (14649)
• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Jun 07
I won't be asking my doctor for it. The side effects are the symptoms I am trying to get rid of. I am doing just fine with the medication I am on. I won't be changing to anything other than the magic pill that gets announced to the whole world that it cures fibromyalgia, and that is not liable to happen in my lifetime... or anyone else's. There are too many symptoms, too many parts of the body affected by fibromyalgia that I doubt they will ever find a cure for it. Treating the illness is another story and I am treating it just fine with what I've got.
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@patgalca (14649)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Jun 07
I requested you as a friend because I wanted to send you a list of comments on Lyrica that I received in a newsletter. I didn't think it was my place to post it on this website. There are 11 comments, one of them positive. If you want to see them, add me as a friend and I will PM them to you.
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@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
8 Aug 07
my doctor put me on Lyrica for arthritis and damn near killed me !!! She had me take way to much for my size and I overdosed. I stopped taking it and would rather be in pain. Be verry careful if you take this medacine and be sure to communicate with your doctor and if they dont listen get a new doctor!!!
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@RosieS57 (889)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Since Lyrica is only for shingles pain, peripheral neuropathy and Fibromyalgia, your doctor incorrectly used it off-label for arthritis. And since she overdosed you, too, the problem is with the ignorant doc and not the Lyrica itself. This is why we must be informed and wise clients of medical services. When your doc is a jerk you MUST switch to someone who knows what they're doing. I left a Rheumatologist immediately after she spent ALL of one of my appointments discussing her own difficulties keeping her front office staffed. Believe it or not, my insurance paid her for complaining to me about her office for 20 minutes straight. FIRE 'EM, I say.