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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Many measures: One of main reasons to conduct drug trials is to assess the safety of new drugs. Compared to clinical practice, drug trials tend to be much more comp ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Like all trials: Trials for fm medications are done just like all drug trials. Patients are monitored for adverse effects.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia impact: Impact of symptoms is the best measure of disease severity. Dr. Robert bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr) that makes it ea ... Read More
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia: I understand that you are concerned about your condition and want to have improvement. Please have thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation to est ... Read More
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
You aren't: ? how to know if fibromyalgia (FM) drug-trial candidate. No one is since FM not a disease. FM is label for collection of symptoms resultant from causa ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Farley
9 years experience General Practice
Yes: Physical therapy is absolutely a useful tool for managing pain, given that you are cleared for it by a physician knowing the extent of your spine prob ... Read More
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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Agree: Use alternative therapies prior to meds especially multiple meds
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: The most recently approved medications approved for fibromyalgia are Savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta and Lyrica. These have been around at least 5 ye ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
There are several: One should avoid the use of narcotic analgesics in the treatment of fm pain. Commonly used medications include nsaid's, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to doc.: It is best to speak to the prescribing physician! Lyrica (pregabalin) is often begun at 75 mg twice daily for fibromyalgia. Effexor is often titrated, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to doc.: It is best to speak to the prescribing physician! Lyrica (pregabalin) is often begun at 75 mg twice daily for fibromyalgia. Effexor is often titrated, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Fibromyalgia include:: Behavior therapy, Exercise program, Sleep better, Counseling, Trigger point injections.
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Fibromyalgia: is a difficult condition to diagnose because it can mimic all kinds of diseases that cause chronic pain. It is often associated with depression, insom ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Be sure of diagnosis: Find a Rheumatologist that specializes in fibromyalgia. Not knowing what you have already tried, it is difficult to say what else to try. Pain medicat ... Read More

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