Reviews and ratings for escitalopram when used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. I still have to take pain medicine, but at least I can cope mind-wise with all.
Also known as: Lexapro.
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Debbie the (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 23, 2016.
"Have been taking 10 mg for over a year. It originally was to try to help with fibromyalgia. I also had some emotional issues I was dealing with. The first two weeks was not very good. My main side effects were dizziness, sleeplessness, some nausea and headaches, none being bad enough to want to quit. After reading other's comments I pretty much knew what to expect.
I feel like lexapro maybe isnt the best option for me. My hands also have a mild tremor and the doctor noticed it yesterday but didnt say much about it. What could.
I'm not on any heavy duty fibro drugs. I take Vitamin D3 daily. My nails grow fine. My meds don't exactly have that effect.
It is doing wonders for my… read more. I went and talked with a phyciatrist and she put me on nortriptyline. She wants me to slowly increase my dose every 4 days.
Going too my u doctors in ahour. I have tried Cymbalata, efficer (spelling? ) and nortriptyline with the fibro,and have tried lexapro and prozac and many others before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
It can also cause insomnia and dizziness. The FDA has also approved milnacipran (Savella) for treating fibromyalgia. Savella -- like Cymbalta -- is in the class of drugs known as SNRIs. But while it acts in the body the same way certain antidepressants do, Savella is not used to treat depression.
However, acetaminophen should only be taken as recommended. The pain reliever acetaminophen (such as Tylenol ) may be helpful, and it is easier on the stomach and less likely to cause drug interactions than anti-inflammatory drugs. Too much acetaminophen can lead to liver problems.
For in depth information, see WebMD’s Fibromyalgia Medications.
Anti-inflammatory drugs have many side effects, such as stomach upset and bleeding and may increase blood pressure.
Certain antidepressants can be effective treatments for fibromyalgia, but it is not Fibromyalgia remains a poorly understood and hard-to-treat.
Researcher Winfried Hauser, MD, of Germany's Saarbrucken Hospital, ls WebMD that the TCA amitriptyline and the SNRI Cymbalta are the antidepressants with the most evidence of effectiveness for the short-term treatment of fibromyalgia.
Lynne Matallana, president, National Fibromyalgia Association.
"Fibromyalgia is a lifelong disorder, so we definiy need to study these drugs to see if they work for long periods," he says.
I finally saw a Rheumatologist today and diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have had symtoms and have tried to get a dx since 1996.
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I barely got them to do the last one. I also have autoimmunity and its probably just a matter of time before my thyroid is affected if not already. I wouldnt be able to push them for more testing. I know I have heard that about the thyroid before.
On the thyroid, I was given the "normal" mantra for 10 long years and then got busy read books, joined thyroid support groups and talked talked to many as I believed my thyroid was sluggish.
Many of us are living with drained adrenals, so these have to be worked on too.
Doctors may prescribe SSRIs when mood problems are a major symptom of fibromyalgia.How Well It Works.
SSRIs seem to improve mood and may help relieve pain, fatigue, and sleep problems Shari.
I can already hear her ling me the best thing is exercise.