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can a higher dosage of thyroid medication help fibromyalgia pain?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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
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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