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What Is The Best Method To Relieve The Pains Of Fibromyalgia
Exercise plus other: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. It is made worse by many things, especially poor sleep and/or poor exercise and/or poor control of stress or psychological issues. You need to be evaluated to see which of these or if all of these may be your problems. Directing therapy to these with sleep evaluation, an exercise program and stress reduction can help. You need individualized program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Who treats Fibromyalgia? Neuro? Pain Manag., Rheum? Is thier a well known "Fibro" Dr. out there somewhere? I would travel anywhere for the best!
Any of the above: Rheumatologists, neurologists, pain docs and internists all diagnose and manage fibromyalgia. We have well-established criteria for diagnosis and management of FM, but some care providers are more proficient. Call around to find out which care providers (MD/DO, PA, NP) in your area are good with managing FM, and research online who has a good reputation treating FM. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multimodal: #fibromyalgia has multivariant causes. Therefore treatment needs to be multimodal. Reconstruction of muscle tone, reduction of obesity, ; greater amounts of restorative sleep essential. Aquatherapy is efficacious as exercise. Study the stories of those who have healed: s. Ingebretson, v. Lumley, anthony lewis, etc. (books on amazon). Stay away from support groups, seemingly replete with "trolls". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Integrative: Treatment programs must be individualized. Treatment programs are most effective when they combine patient education, dietary modification, supplements, medications, stress reduction ( meditation, yoga, deep breathing) and regular exercise. In addition, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and cognitive behavior therapy have all shown to help patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple things: There are four main drugs used in fibromyalgia: savella, (milnacipran) lyrica, Cymbalta and gabapentim. The associated sleep disorder can often be treated with Elavil or trazadone along with medications general progressive aerobic exercise and physical therapy narcotics are of relatively little help so taper them off slowly Zanaflex for muscle spasm sometimes helps stay away from Soma occasionally Flexeril ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Comprehensive: There is no quick fix. The best treatment programs are comprehensive. Diet modification, appropriate medications and or supplements, regular exercise, stress relaxation techniques, counseling and cbt. Have all been found to help. Additional treatments options which can also be helpful include acupuncture, meditation, yoga, massage, chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, and water therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What works for you!: Treatment of fibromyalgia should involve multiple therapies. Good quality 7-8 hours of sleep every night is a really good start. Stress reduction strategies are also important. Making sure there are no other physical or psychological issues which could contribute to your pain is also essential, hence treatment should begin with a thorough physical and psychiatric evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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