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velvetgoldmine

550d

Does anyone take Acroxia / Etorivoxib for fibromyalgia? I saw a rheumatologist yesterday who prescribed this but I’m scared to take it because I find the possible effects worrying!

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    • Mj_jane

      546d

      I took that for years and it helped me! However, it can make stomach issues worse, and it's not a good medication for long term use x

    • Mj_jane

      546d

      I took that for years and it helped me! However, it can make stomach issues worse, and it's not a good medication for long term use x

    • Scoutie

      546d

      I've never heard of it.

    • lisalocket

      547d

      I previously tried pregablin it suited me however caused me weight gain and this made me depressed so I changed back to gabapentin. Thing is with medications everyone reacts differently it may suit you and you'll be fine. If not stop taking it and go back to your doctor.

    • sorenachy

      548d

      I've just started taking Lyrica and it's made a big difference compared to gabapentin, which I was on for many years.

      • velvetgoldmine

        548d

        @sorenachy ooh, I’ve read a lot about this on forums but it’s never been mentioned to me before in the UK

        • sorenachy

          548d

          @velvetgoldmine the generic name is pregabalin. In the US it falls in the class 3-5 of controlled substances, so a picture ID is required to pick it up and it's limited to how early you can get it filled. But it's made a huge difference for me and not just my fibro but also my arthritis pain

    • sorenachy

      550d

      Has anything else worked for your pain?

      • velvetgoldmine

        550d

        @sorenachy I’m currently on a cocktail of things that do help a bit, but recently my pains have been worse again especially in the cold. Annoyingly I have tried gabapentin and Amitriptyline in the past which have not been good for me

        • Jessabean

          550d

          @velvetgoldmine might be worth asking to try pregabalin. It's similar to gabapentin (same drug family) but I found it helped where gabapentin did nothing for me.

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