A 49-year-old member asked:
can a higher dosage of thyroid medication help fibromyalgia pain?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
52 years experience Neurology
No effect : Thyroid medication cannot act as a pain medication. Best drugs for fibromyalgia include gabapentin, lyrica, cymbalta, maybe effexor, and savella (milnacipran).
Answered on Jun 17, 2013
Dr. David Hardin answered
36 years experience Wound care
Not really: There has been some association reported between hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia however this is a minimal effect and it is not helpful to raise thyroid medicine above the level of "normal"
Answered on May 23, 2016
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