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I have fibromyalgia and lately have bees suffering from both

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I have fibromyalgia and lately have bees suffering from both hips and back pain, I cannot do but 10 to 15 mins housework with pain relief until it is too painfull to carry on, y meds are cocodamol and fluoxetine can u suggest anything else
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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instead of fluoxetine, you might have better pain relief of your fibromyalgia pain with cymbalta (duloxetine) or Lyrica (pregabalin) or Savella (milnacpran) all of which are approved to help fibromyalgia pain.

if your doctor wants to keep you on fluoxetine, you can try adding lyrica or Savella to see if these help your fibromyalgia.

you should talk to your doctor about these additional options for therapy.

let me know if you have questions.
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