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Fibromyalgia & Lyrica by Jenny M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:03pm 1 Comment In light of The New York Times article on Lyrica , ( the new Pfizer drug being prescribed for Fibromyalgia) -- I had to write about a topic close to my heart. I will not go into how The New York Times is debating whe the r Fibromyalgia is a real dis-ease or not. I feel that is beside the point right now. The point is millions of A ... Read on »
FDA Says No to Pfizer’s Pain Medication Lyrica for Generalized Anxiety Disorder by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Dec 2009 6:16pm 2 Comments Treatments for anxiety and depression certainly seem to be headliners quite frequently in the news today.  In just writing this blog it seems to be that I tend to see more about those 2 types of drugs than most others.  The FDA said no on this account for Pfizer as the information submitted was not sufficient.   Lyrica is a pain relieving drug ... Read on »
Lyrica Information by Lisa R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 5:17pm 1 Comment Lyrica is so far the only drug that has been approved by the FDA to manage Fibromyalgia.  Lyrica has been approved to treat: Shingles Partial Seizures Nerve Damage associated with Diabetes (Neuropathic Pain) Fibromyalgia So far there has been several people reporting this drug has help sedu their pain caused by Fibromyalgia. ... Read on »
Lyrica- Friend or Foe by Lisa R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 10:43pm Recently the FDA has approved the drug Lyrica for use in treatment of Fibromyalgia. Though we have known that fibromyaliga is a true and existing condition main stream is just catching up! Lyrica has some side effects that were basically mild-but however did have some more moderate reactions in patients in the trial a few patients did stop ... Read on »
Lyrica Loopies by Gabriela R. Health Maven Posted Tue 30 Aug 2011 12:00am Image: sippakorn / FreeDigitalPhotos.net During the past week and a half I had been having pretty bad muscle tightness, especially in my legs. I tried stretching, I tried icing, I tried taking ibuprofen, I tried everything. I told the advice nurse and the rheumatologist that if I could I would have taken my left leg of ... Read on »
Is Lyrica doing anything but adding pounds? by The Body Chronic .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:28pm I've been taking Lyrica fairly regularly for a few weeks now. I can't say it's done anything. I've read a lot about this on the internet--that it may just be a placebo effect. I guess, but I have gained weight on it and it can make you woozy until you're used to it. So it's doing something. I'm thinking about stopping it. ... Read on »
It Wasn't Just the Lyrica by Quinn Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:43pm Even with a lower level of Lyrica, I continued to have memory problems and I continued to struggle to be awake and alert in the morning. I was taking Ambien at the time for sleep and quickly realized that the two drugs together were a VERY dangerous combination. I asked my other doctor to prescribe me a lower dose of Ambien. Within a few days ... Read on »
New Study Shows Lyrica Effective for RLS by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:06pm A new study found that Lyrica (pregabalin) may help reduce the symptoms of restless leg syndrome, RLS. Researchers at the Sleep Research Institute in Madrid, assigned 58 people with RLS to Lyrica or a placebo and performed sleep studies over a 12 week period. They found that almost 75 percent of patients taking Lyrica had resolution of RLS sym ... Read on »
Saying Farewell to Lyrica -- and the extra Pounds (I hope) by Diana .. Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:00pm Lyrica has been a fair and foul weather friend for me. But has it really been that much of a friend? Let's evaluate ... I have been taking Lyrica since 2006 or 2007. Since that time I have packed on 40 horrific pounds and moved through wardrobe sizes like no one's business. I was happy to be a 12--very, very happy. Then a 14, then a 16 a ... Read on »
Pfizer's Lyrica Gets Spinal Indication by Ulysee W. Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 9:12am Today, Pfizer announced the FDA has approved Lyrica (pregabalin) for pain associated with spinal cord injury.  More than 100,000 U.S. patients with spinal cord injuries suffer from neuropathic pain and, to date, lack an adaquate treatment for their injuries. "Until now, no FDA approved treatment options were available in the U.S. for people w ... Read on »