11 doctors weighed in:
Fibromyalgia- what are others doing to get relief from the pain?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Chen
Dr. Steven Chen
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Trying meds
Trying meds like Lyrica , Cymbalta , savella (milnacipran) and elavil.

In brief: Trying meds
Trying meds like Lyrica , Cymbalta , savella (milnacipran) and elavil.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Agree that cannabis can definitely help many cases of pain. Topical is an excellent choice with no psychological effects,but significant efficacy.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Thanking Dr. Cohn for confirming what might seem, to the uninitiated, as highly improbable.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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