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I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by 3 different rheumatologists. i have tried lyrica, savella, (milnacipran) and neurontin without relief and/ or side effect?

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Dr. Roman Sapozhnikov
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Pain: Can try daily no very strong exercise 30-45mins. Be an active person. Sometimes Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 10mg at bedtime to begin with may help better than anything. Also consider talking to your doctor about possibility having depression since it can cause more fibromyalgia.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Non-medical also: An extremely important part of managing fibromyalgia has nothing to do with medications: Because certain exercises have been shown to help the pain substantially,it is worthwhile for people with FM to request a referral to a physical therapist familiar with treating fibromyalgia. Addressing sleep hygiene search HealthTap)is important also - profound sleep deprivation can mimic every symptom of FM.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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