I have been diagnosed for a year now and have been up to trying different medicines as well as supplements in order to feel better. The number one thing that I was told by someone very wise was pacing yourself. Most importantly-this a chronic illness that if you are sleep deprived you are not going to benefit from a lot of additional things until that is corrected. I for one am on a CPAP machine for hypopneia and after struggling and being on it for a few months, I do have a clear head in the morning but it has done nothing for my energy level or to help me towards not having a flareup. There is a good book to read The Fibro Manual by Dr Ginevra Liptan whom had fibro during her residency.
I am on Cymbalta not Lyrica since day one. The dosage has been decreased but I do know that if I had not been on it along with the gabapentin and the supplements I would not be where I am today. Everyone is different with what works for them.So, if drugs like Lyrica have helped you, how much have they done so? Have they restored your life, or is the relief only modest? Thanks for being honest and replying to this thread. I truly need your advice.