This article is actually about medical marijuana and fibro which I don’t want to touch, but it had some other interesting findings.
…”only one out of ten FM patients taking Lyrica is likely to receive a fifty percent or greater reduction in pain. It’s one out of six for Cymbalta and one out of eight for Savella. That means only a small percentage of FM patients can expect their pain levels to drop really significantly on these drugs.”
And yet doctors are pushing these drugs as a cure all miracle for fibromyalgia. I had a rheumatologist tell me that if Savella didn’t help me I didn’t have fibromyalgia, and yet in studies Savella has only helped one out of eight patients! It just goes to show there is still a long way to go in fibromyalgia treatment.