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Can anti-seizure medications help treat fibromyalgia?

Pregabalin (Lyrica) is the only anti-seizure medication that is also approved for treating fibromyalgia. In clinical studies, people with fibromyalgia who took daily doses of pregabalin showed significantly greater improvements in pain, insomnia, fatigue, and other symptoms than others who were given placebos (or inactive pills). In one study, 29% of people taking pregabalin experienced at least a 50% improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms, compared to just 13% of people given placebos.

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