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How is pregabalin used to treat fibromyalgia?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Pregabalin (Lyrica) is a drug that was developed to treat epilepsy. It is also helpful for some people with fibromyalgia. Pregabalin works by blocking nerve signals in the brain that transmit pain. It may help to reduce pain, fatigue, and anxiety. It may also help improve sleep. 

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