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Old 07-16-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hi Fellow Fibro Sufferers;

Last night I caught just part of a commercial done by Pfizer that was directed toward people who suffer with fibromyalgia. They were talking about a new medication. I wish I would have seen the whole commercial but I didn't.

Anyone know about this? I'll look at the Pfizer site.

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Let us know if you find anything out about this Nancy! If only there were a magic pill... I think they'd make a bundle.....
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Not that its new but Lyrica was just officially approved for treating Fibro.
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The moment I saw that the commercial was sponsored by Pfiezer I knew it was for Lyrica. Darn cheeky bastards.
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Here's a link to Lyrica and fibro.

So, does anyone know the scoop on Lyrica? I've seen it mentioned many times.
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Hi, I have no insurance. Does anyone know the cost.
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Since it is new it would probably be expensive. So if you are without insurance, I would go to generic Neurontin (gabapentin). It is a sister drug of Lyrica and does the same thing as Lyrica.
Lyrica is a more consentrated version on Neurontin, so that it is longer lasting. But if you have been on Neurontin in the past, the same side effects apply.
Weight gain is a major side effect. I gained 50 pounds on Neurontin. Now that I have been off it for about 2 years I still have tons to loose. I'm working on it though.
Good luck to those willing to try it.
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Its expensive. I was on for a short time. Gave me relief but the weiht gain is rapid since it slows down all the nerve responses in your body.

And you have to watch your sugar insulin levels because it can affect that as well. Before this it was mainly used for diabetic neuropathy. And since the diabetics were already diabets they were receiving the correct meds to balance. But if you are not diabetic make sure to watch and test your levels. One member was on it and became diabetic.

Also in the beginning some people can have kidney/water retention problems.
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