A 36-year-old member asked:
what is a good treatment for fibromyalgia ?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: Treatment include low impact aerobic activity, stretching and medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran).
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Pain Management 27 years experience
Stay active: I always encourage patients to stay active.
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General Practice 53 years experience
Varies widely: Treatments for fibromyalgia (FM) vary. FM is a multifactorial disorder with different mechanisms of soft tissue injuries evolving in different FM sufferers. Therefore, treatments need to be multimodal & customized to each person. Efficacious treatments include FDA appoved meds for FM, aquatherapy, gentle yoga, massage, topical & ingested cannabis, Vitamin D, & mindfulness therapies.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Am I a candidate for fibromyalgia?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
It depends: Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects both men and women but a much higher proportion of patients are women. There is specific set of criteria that is needed to make this diagnosis. So if you think that you may have this diagnosis you need to be evaluated by a physician who has the skill and experience based upon your history and physical exam to make a proper assessment.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Is bowen therapy effective for fibromyalgia?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: Seems like everybody is looking for the "magic bullet" to treat fibromyalgia; if this "bowen" therapy works for you then so be it...But to date there have been no studies that I am aware of to demonstrate this.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
What are some treatment options for fibromyalgia?
6 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Integrative: The best way to treat fibromyalgia is an integrative holistic approach. Diet, supplements, medications, stress reduction, exercise are all important in treating fibromyalgia. Additional treatment options include cognitive behavior therapy, acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy.
6312 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 22-year-old member asked:
What is the first-line therapy for fibromyalgia?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
Fibromyalgia: The primary treatment for treating fibromyalgia is go to a knowledgeable doctor who can assess all the underlying causes of this disorder and repair these problems. There is no simple solution and never will be. Fibromyalgia is a constellation of underlying disorders that leads to this pain syndrome.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How would know if i'm a good candidate for fibromyalgia drug trials?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Fibromyalgia impact: Impact of symptoms is the best measure of disease severity. Dr. Robert bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr) that makes it easy for patients to find out. There is a "fibromyalgia" app that makes using and scoring fiqr easy. Based on your fiqr score, you will know how you compare to other patients. This will give you a good idea whether you have fibromyalgia.
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