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

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Remain active

Staying active is the best treatment.
Medication wise there are several excellent medications approved for fm. Cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) and lyrica. Try massage as well.

In brief: Remain active

Staying active is the best treatment.
Medication wise there are several excellent medications approved for fm. Cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) and lyrica. Try massage as well.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Self study

Discomforts of #fibromyalgia can be treated via the many excellent recommendations already provided at healthtap.
Com. Additionally, it might be useful for sufferers to model those who have written books about their healing journeys, like those of v. Lumley and s. Ingebretsen..

In brief: Self study

Discomforts of #fibromyalgia can be treated via the many excellent recommendations already provided at healthtap.
Com. Additionally, it might be useful for sufferers to model those who have written books about their healing journeys, like those of v. Lumley and s. Ingebretsen..
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
As to a singular therapy, " aquatherapy" gets my vote. Musculoskeletal strengthening is all important, but physical therapy on land is too painful and is often abandoned. Aquatherapy, whereby the buoyancy of water relatively negates gravity, enables persons with fibromyalgia to perform physical therapy, with floats As weights.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
FM sufferers often have fatigue, likely from chronic non-restorative sleep. I have seen many improve & deepen sleep & increase restorative quatity of sleep using softer mattress, lying on side with least hip pain, using body pillow vs. knees & using soporific effects of medicinal cannabis, especially eaten as the more time-release form of baked confections; only in states where authorized.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Many approaches

My colleagues have given good suggestions.
I believe most diagnosed with fibromyalgia have undiagnosed Lyme so see a doc knowledgeable about Lyme to rule it out. Magnesium (as taurate or glycinate) and a supplement called Fibrinol can help: http://www.fibronol.com/. Also consider Frequency Specific Microcurrent (http://frequencyspecific.com/).For more info see http://www.endfatigue.com & comment:

In brief: Many approaches

My colleagues have given good suggestions.
I believe most diagnosed with fibromyalgia have undiagnosed Lyme so see a doc knowledgeable about Lyme to rule it out. Magnesium (as taurate or glycinate) and a supplement called Fibrinol can help: http://www.fibronol.com/. Also consider Frequency Specific Microcurrent (http://frequencyspecific.com/).For more info see http://www.endfatigue.com & comment:
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
There is no single "best method"- different things work for diff. people. Acupuncture and homeopathy can help. Many with fibromyalgia have hypothyroidism or thyroiditis. See http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/thyroid-testing-and-treatment.html and http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/fibromyalgia/ and http://tinyurl.com/6dgdr2n
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Tx is initially aimed to relieve discomfort & improve coping, thru physical therapy & if not effective, medications.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Tx is initially aimed to relieve discomfort & improve coping, thru physical therapy & if not effective, medications.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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