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When will I feel fibromyalgia pain relief with Lyrica?

You may not feel instant pain relief when you start taking Lyrica, but you may not have to wait long. In studies, some people with fibromyalgia who took Lyrica said their pain levels decreased in the first week. Everyone is different, so you may not feel the full benefit of Lyrica for a few weeks. However long it takes, once your pain begins to improve, keep taking Lyrica as prescribed.
You may need to take Lyrica (pregabalin) for several weeks before you feel significant fibromyalgia pain relief. During the first week or so, your doctor may start you on a low dose of Lyrica to make sure you don't have any serious side effects and can tolerate the medication well. Your doctor may monitor you closely and gradually increase your dose of Lyrica as necessary for pain relief.

You should continue to take Lyrica even after you start to feel better, and don't stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. Stopping Lyrica suddenly may cause potentially serious withdrawal symptoms. Lyrica eases fibromyalgia pain by calming "overactive" nerves and reducing pain signals. Talk to your pharmacist or your doctor for more information about Lyrica.

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