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What pain meds are there available for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
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In brief: Exercise and Meds

The first and best tx option is daily aerobic exercise.
Add to that some newer medications for fibromyalgia (lyrica, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and savella) and you are likely to feel better.

In brief: Exercise and Meds

The first and best tx option is daily aerobic exercise.
Add to that some newer medications for fibromyalgia (lyrica, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and savella) and you are likely to feel better.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Carlos Kier
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: There are several

One should avoid the use of narcotic analgesics in the treatment of fm pain.
Commonly used medications include nsaid's, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and tramadol. Cymbalta is useful in some patients as is savella. Treatment must be individualized as no single medication is uniformly effective in all patients. As noted the use of medications such as hydrocodone should be avoided as habituation is a real concern.

In brief: There are several

One should avoid the use of narcotic analgesics in the treatment of fm pain.
Commonly used medications include nsaid's, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and tramadol. Cymbalta is useful in some patients as is savella. Treatment must be individualized as no single medication is uniformly effective in all patients. As noted the use of medications such as hydrocodone should be avoided as habituation is a real concern.
Dr. Carlos Kier
Dr. Carlos Kier
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