Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lyrica Helping??

I am beginning to think the Lyrica is working.  I've been almost pain-free today.  I'd say maybe a 2 out of ten.  Wow!  It's a good feeling.

So...does this mean that my pain is caused by fibromyalgia?  Lyrica is prescribed for fibro, right?

I'll have to ask my doctor.

Speaking of doctors.....I am going to a new Rheumatologist on Feb. 2nd.  Get this: My appointment is at 4:00 A.M!!!!  Can you believe that?  The receptionist told me that the appointment will last 4-5 hours.  That makes me feel good because at least he is thorough.  My current rheumy hasn't spent that much time with me in all of my appointments combined!

I'm going to water aerobics again in the morning.  I was planning on going tonight, but my daughter had a school meeting that we both had to attend.  I hope the workout feels good again.

I'm feeling pretty happy right now.  At least about my health. 


  1. I read that you have canker sores. I was recently reading somewhere that people with gluten intolerance often experience canker sores. Maybe something to look into. I think journaling your symptoms and what is happening in your life is a great idea!!!! Good luck.

  2. Lyrica is used to control seizures and to treat fibromyalgia. It is also used to treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes or herpes zoster. It is an anti-epileptic drug that works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Lyrica also affects chemicals in the brain that send pain signals across the nervous system. It can also be used to treat Neuropathic Pain.

    It was originally prescribed to me for FMS but I could not afford it so my doctor went with another medication, Gabapentin, but Lyrica did a better job, and I am thinking of going back to it.