Q. Had FMS for almost twenty years now, tried almost everything. Is Lyrica in the "steroid" family? Any one in this community could help me? I have given my few questions to find out an answer. I Had FMS for almost twenty years now, tried almost everything. I'm considering Lyrica but I'd like more info. Is Lyrica in the "steroid" family? If you go on Lyrica for a while & see no improvement with pain, is going off of it a big deal like with other med's, or can you simply just stop taking it? I take Ambien, will that have any interactions? I'm seeing my Doc about this at the end of the month, but I was hoping to get some personal experiences about it. Thanks for any thoughts! Thanks for your answers, keep them coming! A. according to this-
there is a moderate interaction. that means you can take them both but be checked regularly for depression of breath.
It’s interesting that you brought up Epstein Barr. I haven’t seen anything in the peer-reviewed journals about a connection between EBV and FQs, but there are some similarities that pique my interest. EBV seems to be triggered by heavy metals, and I wonder if it’s also triggered by fluorine. I don’t know, to tell you the truth, but I do know that Cipro is a FLUOROquinolone and that it is highly fluorinated. Fluorine in itself is more likely the culprit than the round-about potential association with EBV, but, our bodies are complicated, and the connection may exist. Anthony Williams, a “medical medium,” had an interesting podcast about EBV – http:///the-hidden-cause-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome . I’m not entirely sold on what he says, because he backs up most of what he says with, “spirit told me” rather than research, but I still found the linked podcast to be fascinating, and, well, maybe there’s a connection and he’s right. It’s at least worth looking into.