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How do anti-convulsants like Lyrica treat FM?

Expert:   Betty Keller, MD, FACR, Board Certified Internal Medicine & Rheumatology »

Curious as to how anti-convulsants can treat fibromyalgia symptoms? Watch this to find out!

Transcript: Lyrica is an anti-convulsant initially created to treat epilepsy, and was the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is thought to be a neurological disorder that is characterized by hyperactive nerve signals and heightened sensitivity to nerve sensations. Lyrica calms down the revved up nerve signals and that decreases the excess pain messages that produce the body-wide discomfort that is so common with fibromyalgia. More »

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