Best medication for fibromyalgia?

Several medications . There are no best, some benefit is possible with lyrica, Neurontin , savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta, and elavil.
Very individual. Three fdanapproved medications; savella, (milnacipran) Lyrica and Cymbalta several used successfully off label such as neurontin, elavil, trazadone.
Herb. ? best medication for fibromyalgia (FM). Desirable qualities of a FM med: pain amelioration, induces relaxation & elevates mood, induces sleep & staying asleep, no significant side effects, allays anxiety, reduces agitation, defuses frustration, inexpensive, safe, accessible, ameliorates migraines & IBS, reduces pain of neuropathy, & reduces muscle spasms. Cannabis provides these benefits & more.

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