Why don’t fibromyalgia medications work consistently?

There are three FDA approved medications for the treatment of fibromyalgia: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. These three medications have been shown to reduce pain and increase function in some people with fibromyalgia, but they don’t work well for everyone, or even for the majority of the people who take them. Only about 1 in 6 people respond well to Cymbalta and the numbers are even lower for Lyrica and Savella. Our lab works on efficient ways to identify treatment responders. For more information, please contact us at 352-265-8901 or painresearch@medicine.ufl.edu