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A 21-year-old member asked:

my aunt has fibromyalgia. are there any medications or treatment she can get?

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 26 years experience
YES: She should definitely discuss treatment options with her family doctor - with fibromyalgia - there are traditional ( western medicine ) treatments - such as antidepressants which help decrease the pain associated and muscle relaxers, etc... There are also many non-medicine alternative therapies which can be quite helpful too! wish her well!
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
Yes: There are many medicines and treatments that can be used to treat fibromyalgia. The medicines used are not typically those used to treat "regular" kinds of pain but are typically antidepressants, seizure medicines and muscle relaxers. Non-medicine treatments that can help include massage, physical therapy and exercise therapies. Your aunt should look for a physician who specializes in fibromyalgia.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Several: ? what medications for fibromyalgia (FM). Protein for improved muscle mass. Vitamins & minerals for strong biochemistry. Cannabis sativa for appetite stimulation. Cannabis indica for pain & sleeping. Ribose might assist metabolic energy development. Hops extract might ameliorate pain. Topical cannabis lotion, with massage, for local regional pain of muscle spasm & neuropathy.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How do I find out what is really bothering my spouse if she has fibromyalgia?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
No: You can persist. Menopause bring problemsfrom sleep and this can aggravate fibro. Persistence depends on the individual it is made worse with poor sleep, poor control of stress and psychological issues and lack of exercise. Look for control of these for resolution.

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