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How does Lyrica work as treatment for fibromyalgia?

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Scientists aren't exactly sure how Lyrica improves fibromyalgia symptoms, but laboratory research suggests that it helps curb the number of nerve signals, and as a result calms down overly sensitive nerve cells. This appears to ease pain in people who have fibromyalgia.

From: Lyrica for Fibromyalgia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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WebMD Health News: "Lyrica May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain."

Lyrica web site: "Treatment for Fibromyalgia."

FDA web site: "Living with Fibromyalgia: Drugs Approved to Manage Pain."

Rakel P. and Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2008

Abeles, M. , July 1, 2008.   American Journal of Medicine

News release, Pfizer, June 21, 2007.

Pfizer Patient Information Pamphlet: Lyrica

News release, FDA, June 21, 2007.

Arthritis Foundation web site: "New Fibromyalgia Treatment."

Monthly Prescribing Reference: "Lyrica Approved for Neuropathic Pain Associated with Spinal Cord Injury."

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 4, 2018

SOURCES:

WebMD Health News: "Lyrica May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain."

Lyrica web site: "Treatment for Fibromyalgia."

FDA web site: "Living with Fibromyalgia: Drugs Approved to Manage Pain."

Rakel P. and Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2008

Abeles, M. , July 1, 2008.   American Journal of Medicine

News release, Pfizer, June 21, 2007.

Pfizer Patient Information Pamphlet: Lyrica

News release, FDA, June 21, 2007.

Arthritis Foundation web site: "New Fibromyalgia Treatment."

Monthly Prescribing Reference: "Lyrica Approved for Neuropathic Pain Associated with Spinal Cord Injury."

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 4, 2018

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