Our expert says:
If you suffer from fibromyalgia and PCOS, you are probably being treated by your gynae and/or a medical dr? If this is the case, you will have to ask the doctors if you can use an appetite suppressant because it is possible that the compounds in both pharmaceutical and over-the-counter appetite suppressants could either interact with the Lyrica or aggravate the fibromyalgia. The use of a balanced, moderately energy-reduced diet and gentle exercise may help for the fibromyalgia and also promote weightloss. However, I would recommend that you first talk to your doctor(s) before you take any other medications, including herbal ones. If you cannot use any appetite suppressant, and want to lose weight, then please consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area) to assist you with a diet that will promote weightloss without making your fibromyalgia or PCOS condition worse. Also ask the doctors if you are able to do gentle exercise like going for a walk in the fresh air every day. But do not attempt any type of exercise unless the drs give the go-ahead.
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