Why do I stop taking Cymbalta for fibromyalgia?

Cymbalta Cymbalta belongs to a class of drugs called norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Cymbalta had previously been approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression, generalized anxiety disorders and peripheral diabetic neuropathic pain. The agency approved Cymbalta in June 2008 for the treatment of adult fibromyalgia. At first glance, duloxetine seems to be an ideal drug. This will […]

What is pregabalin?

Highlights for pregabalin Pregabalin oral capsule is only available as a brand-name drug. It isn’t available as a generic drug. Brand name: Lyrica. Pregabalin comes as a capsule, a solution, and an extended-release tablet. All forms are taken by mouth. Pregabalin oral capsule is used to treat neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. It’s also used to treat partial […]

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread

A leading-edge genetic technique that can track cell lineage has revealed much about how breast cancer spreads. It could also help explain why some breast cancers relapse after initially successful chemotherapy. Researchers gain a better understanding of how breast cancer spreads thanks to ‘cellular barcoding.’ The name of the technique is cellular barcoding, and it […]

Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Restless leg syndrome and fibromyalgia can both cause issues for sufferers.  As if fibromyalgia doesn’t cause enough distress when you’re awake, it often disrupts your sleep as well. It’s common for sufferers to report difficulty falling and staying asleep due to pain, but restless leg syndrome is another condition that can lead to frequent sleep disruptions. […]

How to Get Rid of Neck Fat

Excess neck fat or “turkey neck” is the accumulation of fat and skin under the chin and on the neck. Medically referred to as submental fullness, neck fat can have detrimental effects on self-esteem and can be a notoriously difficult area to tone. CAUSES While there isn’t generally one main cause of neck fat, aging […]

Why doctors on the prescription of gabapentin and pregabalin (Lyrica) for pain?

  Let’s be perfectly honest. Most doctors have difficulties with patients with chronic pain. A doctor described it to us many years ago: “When I see a patient with severe chronic pain entering through the front door, I want to exit through the back door.” That’s because there are few good options. Medications such as hydrocodone or oxycodone used […]

Pregabalin (Lyrica) linked to increased deaths

A BBC report today suggests that pregabalin, which is also marketed as Lyrica, has been linked to an increase in deaths. Pregabalin is part of the daily medication regimen for many people who suffer from chronic pain. However, increasingly, it seems that it is becoming the drug of choice for many people addicted to other drugs. […]

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