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Yesterday I read off of Reuter.com that the drug "lyrica" has US approval for the treatment of fibromyalgia. For those of us who suffer from this, it may (?) be good news. I thought it was humerous that two of the side effects are fatigue and blurred vision.....that is my constant state of being! Anyway, I'm sending my doctor a note and hopefully we'll talk about it soon. - Ann

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Hi Ann,


I was taking Trazadone for about a year and a half, which was initially prescribed for insomnia, but found it eased quite a bit of nerve pain in my body. Unfortunately it began to cause serious bladder pain (I may have IC, and this particular med does have an effect on the bladder), and had to stop taking it. Antidepressants do help quite a few people, and although I've never tried lyrica, this class of meds might give you great relief. Don't worry too much about possible side effects unless your doctor is concerned about them; if even one person in a study ended up with a certain side effect it has to be added to the list. However, I always play it safe by letting my family know what I'm taking, the exact dose and time it was taken, just in case something weird happens. I hope this works wonders for you!!!!!!!!!


Best wishes to you,



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Ann, I know what you mean about these side effects. Every drug I take has a list of side effects that include the symptoms the drug is supposed to treat.




Elehos, that is a VERY good idea. I am now going to make a chart of the times and pills I take and put it on the bulletin board.

Warm wishes,



Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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