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can anything help people with fibromyalgia feel more energetic?

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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Fibromyalgia is usually assoc w fatigue , sleep problems and pain. All 3 symptoms can cause a problem with your energy. The meds used to tx fibromyalgia such as cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) and Lyrica can often improve your energy level. Increasing your activity- exercise can also over time help you feel better. In some cases meds like provigil, nuvigal and some stimulants can help. Go see your dr
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: 40's female w. Fibromyalgia desires more energy ; needs thyroid function checked. Sleep can be improved with medicinal cannabis, but only under doctor supervision ; in state where legal. Aquatherapy would help to increase muscle tone and strength. Some doctors report benefits of ribose. Yerba mate tea is a consideration. Tea of hops can help sleep, ; hops product, vicoprin, reputed as analgesic.

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Can sle cause fibromyalgia?

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No: Sle is an autoimmune disorder. Fibromyalgia is a clincal syndrome.
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