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Is there a cure for fibromyalgia pain?

Is there a cure for fibromyalgia pain?

No: There are treatments to lower the amount of pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. You must remember the best treatment for fibromyalgia is exercise and I am sure you get tired of hearing that but it works. There are differents therapies such as Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran) and the older medications that can be helpful. There are no cures for fibromyalgia. Keep a positive attitude. And do your best. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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Can foods help fibromyalgia pain?

Can foods help fibromyalgia pain?

Anti-inflammatory: Along with my colleagues' ideas, following an anti-inflammatory food plan may help reduce fibromyalgia pain. This means staying away from trans-fatty acids that might be in processed or fried foods, and partially hydrogenated oils, etc. Need lots of organic fruits & veggies, whole grains (unless sensitive to them). Add more omega-3's, turmeric, & ginger; extra virgin olive oil for cooking. ...Read more

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How do I manage fibromyalgia pain?

How do I manage fibromyalgia pain?

See below: Without medications, options include regular exercise and this is a must. Try to get into a regular schedule on a daily basis which includes trying to go to bed at the same time each night and this will help regulate and improve your sleep cycle. Insomnia is common in fribro patients and be a major source of pain. Eat and drink healthy. ...Read more

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What is good for fibromyalgia pain?

What is good for fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia Pain: The best thing for fibromyalgia pain in my opinion is to eliminate as many of the root causes as possible. No excuses. Dramatic changes in diet, exercise, and mindset are often not included in the treatment plan, but I have seen in my practice that they are absolutely mandatory for best results. ...Read more

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How severe can fibromyalgia pain become?

Severe: It's an individual perspective. No one can understand anyone else's pain. Pain perception is as individual as a fingerprint. ...Read more

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What can one do to relieve fibromyalgia pain?

What can one do to relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Medicines: Choices include neurontin, lyrica, cymbalta, and savella (milnacipran). Some pts do well with regular exercise, and stress management. Inadequate sleep seems to make it worse, and is in fact part of the process. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have I got fibromyalgia pain?

How do I know if I have I got fibromyalgia pain?

See a doc: See a doctor familiar with this condition. This may be a rheumatologist, a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) or a neurologist. Internists also make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is massage good to help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Is massage good to help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Some FMS patients cannot tolerate massage at all. Start with a therapist who has worked with fibro patients before and is willing to listen carefully to you during the massage. You might also want to try osteopathic manipulation or craniosacral therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

Knowledgeable physic: Avoid narcotics, improve quality of sleep and find knowledgeable physician - rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www. Aapainmanage. Org/ ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What helps with fibromyalgia pain?

Need expert advice. What helps with fibromyalgia pain?

Here's a link: Www. Greentidings. Org is a site that has helpful advice. Some doctors can find ways to help - many can't. Same w/ alternative approaches. Try anything you can - maybe you'll hit it for your case. Vit d is good, but always combine with healthy fat (oils) since it needs that to be absorbed. Other do's and don'ts are on the link. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to keep fibromyalgia pain down?

Stay active: Trying to stay active is the best treatment. There are several medications that may help including cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and lyrica. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia pain, are there alternatives for medicine?

Fibromyalgia pain, are there alternatives for medicine?

Sometimes: Exercising is a good therapy for fibromyalgia. Alternatives such as acupuncture may also help some individuals. Hypnotism has also been tried. ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective ways to relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Studied therapies: Experts would regard studies reported to be efficacious in the medical literature as effective for fibromyalgia pain. These would include graded physical exercise, especially aquatherapy, yoga, and medicinal cannabis. The FDA has approved Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Savella (milnacipran) as effective pharmacologics for at least partial pain control in fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read more

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What are some inexpensive home remedies for fibromyalgia pain, what to do?

What are some inexpensive home remedies for fibromyalgia pain, what to do?

Heat massage: Carefully applied heat or for some people local ice, careful stretching and massage can help ...Read more

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Is there any way I could use pot for my fibromyalgia pain without getting stoned?

Not currently: There is experimental work beong done with cannabidiol which will have therapeutic properties and minimal intoxication; however, it is not available at present. ...Read more

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I was told the only medicine is given for fibromyalgia are mental medicines is there any other kind of medicine they give for fibromyalgia pain?

What's wrong with: Mental medicines? Are you afraid people will think you're crazy? Stop thinking "mental" & start thinking "brain." Fibromyalgia is a brain disease. Your brain is where you experience pain. "Mental" medications affect brain chemistry, right? They can modulate more than just thoughts & feelings. Pain & depression come from the same brain area. Treat one, treat the other, same drugs (often). ...Read more

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Do suppliments help with fibromyalgia pain?

Do suppliments help with fibromyalgia pain?

Possible: Research has been done looking at magnesium supplements as well as same (supplements containing Amino Acid derivatives) in fibromyalgia pain however results were inconclusive. Further research needs to be done. Discuss with your primary doctor about supplements as there may be interactions with other medication you might be taking. ...Read more

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