Pain management. There are many tools and techniques for pain management. Some are medical and some are psychological. Jon kabat-zinn has written extensively in this area of mindfulness and pain management.
Trying meds. Trying meds like Lyrica, Cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) and elavil.
Natural therapies.? by 34 yo "what do others use to reduce FM pain". First line therapies are FDA approved meds. All should be tried in series to find best. Pain is generated by spastic soft tissues (muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments). Relief gained from aqua therapy, massage, physical therapy, biofeedback, sacroiliac joint belts, soft mattress, & topical & ingested medicinal cannabis.
3 major routes. In my experience, 3 major causes of fibro: sensitivities (ex. To foods); toxicities (ex. Heavy metals); & the one I treat most-ligamentous injuries &/or hypermobility syndromes (i.e. loose/stretchy ligaments).Testing is fairly simple. Holistic/functional med drs. Can do hair & blood tests to learn which foods to avoid; chelation to remove heavy metals; prolotherapy to tighten/strengthen ligaments.
FM management. No single treatment is completely effective in controlling Fibromyalgia and treatment is largely empirical. Once diagnosed with Fibromyalgia has been made, the management of FM involves four specific strategies: 1. Patient education. 2. Non-pharmacological management (acupuncture). 3) Pharmacological 4. Lifestyle habits change.