Pregabalin isn’t licenced for Fibromyalgia because the European Medicines Agency found that pregabalin was not sufficiently good at treating Fibromyalgia and so it has not been given a licence in Europe.
So why are doctors giving pregabalin to people with Fibromyalgia?
There are a few reasons;
- Pregabalin works in rats. Chemistry precdicited that pregabalin should work in people too, but people aren’t rats, and people feel differently to rats!
- Pregabalin is licensed for neuropathic pain – which is a kind of pain you get with Fibromyalgia, so it can be prescribed for this symptom alone.
- Doctors don’t have many other options to offer their patients.
What other options are there?
Fortunately there are other options to just taking drugs. There are also things you can do to improve Fibromyalgia with diet, acupressure and very gentle exercises that Clair has developed from Yin Yoga, that we teach you to do in our books. Our books contain a complete self-help system for you to use at home.