Fibromyalgia pain is related to an hyperactivity in the nervous system. Anticonvulsants, sometimes known as antiseizures, are given to affect the brain's chemicals to calm nerves and obstruct pain-signaling. They can ease the pain significantly and also improves sleep.

Lyrica is a good example of anti-convulsant which is approved to specifically treat fbromyalgia pain by FDA. About 150 mg tablets are to be taken each day, going up to 450 mg per day. Other anti-convulsant options include: Ativan, Depakote, Neurontin, Tegretol, Trileptal.

However, common side-effects of anti-convulsants are nausea, dizziness, fatigue, weight gain etc.

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