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what can you do to treat fibromyalgia?

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Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Many Treatments: There are a variety of things to try. Find out from your doctor if he has medications that are used for fibro such as savella, (milnacipran) Lyrica or cymbalta. There also drugs in the same classes as these meds that are sometimes used "off-label" that are effective but much less expensive. Mild exercise that is water-based may be beneficial. Underlying conditions need to be treated too.
Answered on Dec 24, 2014
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Many Tx: Though the internet is full of hopeless predictions of pain and fatigue for fibromyalgia (fms) patients, many people have the condition but have learned to "deal with it." though exercise sounds painful, routine workouts actually reduce pain and fatigue. Lifestyle and diet (weight loss if overweight) changes help. Inactivity must be avoided. Newer meds are available that reduce the pain.
Answered on Nov 19, 2017
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Various therapies: Fibromyalgia cure? Cause unknown, cure elusive & several consultants needed: Rheumatologist for diagnosis & FDA-approved meds. Osteopath for soft tissue diagnosis. Alternative Physician for neutriceuticals. Yoga (gentle) instructor. Aquatherapy (P.T.) instructor. Cannabis consultant & meds for pain, mood, & sleeping. Mindfulness Therapy coach. Licensed masseuse. Persons who pursued these improved.
Answered on Nov 24, 2014
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/
Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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