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What is the best method to relieve the pains of fibromyalgia?

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 more

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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more


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What is the best way to ease the pain of psoriatic arthritis?

What is the best way to ease the pain of psoriatic arthritis?

Treat psoriasis: Treating the psoriasis usually will help the inflammatory portion of the psoriatic arthritis. If you are still having trouble with the arthritis, there are many options for medicines that can decrease your body's inflammatory response which then will give you relief. See your doctor, and if you aren't getting adequate relief, consider a rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help ease the pain of a sore neck.?

What is the best way to help ease the pain of a sore neck.?

Why is the neck sore: The best approach would be to determine the cause of soreness and address the etiology. You may try warm compresses, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Regular aerobic exercise is generally good for maintaining the health of muscles, ligaments and bones and is a good preventive measure against musculo-skeletal pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the pain of trigeminal neuralgia?

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What is the best way to relieve the pain of trigeminal neuralgia?

Multiple: Surgeries to treat tn can be divided into: 1 - surgeries which damage the nerve 2 - decompression of the nerve nerve damaging procedures include: a - gamma knife radiosurgery b - "burning the nerve" with a radiofrequency pulse c - "crunching the nerve" with a balloon decompression surgery includes microvascular decompression (mvd). The type of surgery that is best depends on your history. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the pain of strep throat?

What is the best way to relieve the pain of strep throat?

Strep throat : Take antibiotic effective against group a streptococcus. May use otc pain relief medication but the definitive therapy is antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the pain of a bulging disk?

What is the best way to relieve the pain of a bulging disk?

Conservative means: Initially, try medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, injections. If these measures fail, and MRI shows correctable problem, then surgery may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

Anti-inflammatory: Mild hip arthritis can often improve with a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as well as physical therapy to focus on pelvic strength, range of motion, and flexibility. In some cases an intra-articular steroid injection can help if therapy or medications do not help. ...Read more

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What is the best way of treating pain due to gallstones?

What is the best way of treating pain due to gallstones?

Cholecystectomy: The most definitive way to treat the pain of gallbladder disease is to have one's gallbladder removed. This is a very safe, straightforward operation with few side effects. During an actual gallbladder attack, taking a narcotic pain medication may actually "break" an attack; we see this quite often in people who are seen in the er. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce the pains of period in the girls?

What is the best way to reduce the pains of period in the girls?

Anti inflammatories: Use of anti inflammatory medications such as Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) every 6-8 hours starting a couple of days prior to the cycle can help reduce pain and cramping, although expect a slightly higher blood flow. Many women also find relief with heating pads. Regular exercise and weight management is the best preventative method. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Time: Opiate withdrawal symptoms will lessen over time. Certain medications taken during discontinuation such as Clonidine or Clonazepam can minimize the unpleasant effects of medication withdrawal. Also, a physician certified in its use can prescribe buprenorphine(suboxone sublingual). ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the foot?

What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the foot?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of spinal pain at the end of the column below Mok severe pain I can not move.What is the best way to treat the pain of Hama with?

What is the treatment of spinal pain at the end of the column below Mok severe pain I can not move.What is the best way to treat the pain of Hama with?

Heat and stretch : initially you have to have the right diagnosis of what is causing the pain by having a MEIR of your spine and to see a neurologist for complete evaluation there isno home remedies without a proper evaluation saying that using a heat pad and stretching exercise and messages ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to stop the pain of frozen shoulder?

What is the best thing to do to stop the pain of frozen shoulder?

Med Eval first.: It should be medically evaluated first. Depending on input from your physician acupuncture may be an option which would help with pain and begin to improve the range of motion. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to relieve pain in my stomach?

What is the best treatment to relieve pain in my stomach?

A clear diagnosis: See your primary care for an evaluation and find out the root of your stomach problem. Then they can give you a clear treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic pain in the neck, and back?

Pain/Neck/Back: It depends on the cause of the pain, you need exam, xrays/mri if indicated it can be treated with combination of physical therapy, muscle relaxants, non steroidal anti inflammatory pain killers. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ease or rid of gallbladder pain?

What is the best way to ease or rid of gallbladder pain?

Diet/surgery: You can minimize gallbladder pain by eating a bland diet that avoids greasy/fried fatty foods. Ultimately you may have to have your gallbladder removed to completely relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia to get rid of pain the rest of life?

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 more

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What is the best way of treating gas at night?

What is the best way of treating gas at night?

Simethicone: Or gasx. Also avoid gas producing foods such as beans, broccoli etc. ...Read more

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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 more

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What is the best medication out there at the current time for fibromyalgia?

What is the best medication out there at the current time for fibromyalgia?

Several: There are several treatments now available for fibromyalgia. Two of the best in my opinion are Cymbalta and lyrica (pregabalin). Talk to your doctor, and get a pain management consult if you need one. No one should have to suffer! =). ...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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Who treats Fibromyalgia? Neuro? Pain Manag., Rheum? Is thier a well known "Fibro" Dr. out there somewhere? I would travel anywhere for the best!

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 more

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What is the best shoe type for fibromyalgia sufferers?

What is the best shoe type for fibromyalgia sufferers?

Try New Balance: I prefer wide, soft and deep with good arch supprt. New balance includes all of these features. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy for reversing my fibromyalgia symptoms?

What is the best therapy for reversing my fibromyalgia symptoms?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia ?

What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia ?

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 more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for fibromyalgia?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for fibromyalgia?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia to get rid of pain the rest of life?

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 more

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Hi Dr,What is the best painkiller to use for Fibromyalgia pain?Gen pain and Mypaid dont seem to be working.

Holistic treatment: The pain of fibromyalgia should be managed holistically. Pain medication is only one of the tools. Your doctor could prescribe something specifically indicated for fibromyalgia. A lot of these are not over the counter though. ...Read more

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What is the best muscle relaxant I can use for fibromyalgia?

What is the best muscle relaxant I can use for fibromyalgia?

No "best": We are all indivduals with different nervous systems, genetics and body chemistry. A drug or treatment that works great for one may cause severe side effects for another. This is why doctors are trained. To determine the best individualized program for you. Sorry that i could not give you an easy answer but there really is none. ...Read more

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I hate lyrica's side effect but they r saying its the best for fibromyalgia is it true? Do i need to start using it or when should I start?

I hate lyrica's side effect but they r saying its the best for fibromyalgia is it true? Do i need to start using it or when should I start?

Not always: Lyrica (pregabalin) is only one option and there are several other meds which can very effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Many people do not tolerate lyrica (pregabalin). Get another opinion if your doctor will not discuss options with you. ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic pain? My sister has fibromyalgia, being that she's only a teenager, what is the best way for her to deal with the pain?

How can I deal with chronic pain? My sister has fibromyalgia, being that she's only a teenager, what is the best way for her to deal with the pain?

Self-care: Fibromyalgia is aggravated by stressors. The best way to deal with the pain is through plenty of rest, self care, proper nutrition and wellness activities. Meditative exercises help build ones body awareness and have been known to help with chronic pain and stress. Also, psychotherapy can help teach good coping skills and self-care. May try hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. ...Read more

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I'm 44 and told I have Fibromyalgia. What's the best thing I can do especially for the pain? Sitting for short periods is excruciating. Help!!!!!!!!!!

Aqua-therapy: 44y fem. w. Fibromyalgia pain of sitting-imposed bio-mechanical stress on spine & supporting soft tissues. Chronic soft tissue spasm & painful ischemic trigger points attend muscles weakened/disused as result of FM pain. Aqua therapy enables soft tissue/muscle rehabilitation by negating gravity, the enemy of fibromyalgics. Lyrica, Cymbalta & Savella (milnacipran) pain meds might enable increased rehab activity. ...Read more

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What's the best way to manage fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome?

What's the best way to manage fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome?

Talk to your doctor : Avoid the use of narcotic analgesics. Consider an antidepressant such as Effexor (venlafaxine) or Cymbalta. Neurontin has helped in some cases. See a psychologist for therapy. Listen to relaxation CD's. Meditate, Swimming (shallow water), and Yoga may help. In severe cases, i have added a stimulant such as Ritalin or Adderall (last resort). Hope this helps. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there a link between viral meningitis and fibromyalgia ? What. Is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

Is there a link between viral meningitis  and  fibromyalgia ?  What. Is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

No link yet: Someday there may be a link proven between certain infections as fibromyalgia triggers. Best rx is muti-disciplinary: certain types of exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, and certain medications may relieve some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and lyrica. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia. I have many knots in my back and neck, and most of my muscles are tight. What's the best way to manage this?

I have fibromyalgia. I have many knots in my back and neck, and most of my muscles are tight. What's the best way to manage this?

See a specialist: such as a rheumatologist, chronic pain management or neurologist. To choose a fibromyalgia specialist, is best explored with your primary care physician in a discussion about your individual needs and concerns. ...Read more