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What is the best therapy for reversing my fibromyalgia symptoms?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Multimodal

#fibromyalgia has multivariant causes.
Therefore treatment needs to be multimodal. Reconstruction of muscle tone, reduction of obesity, ; greater amounts of restorative sleep essential. Aquatherapy is efficacious as exercise. Study the stories of those who have healed: s. Ingebretson, v. Lumley, anthony lewis, etc. (books on amazon). Stay away from support groups, seemingly replete with "trolls".

In brief: Multimodal

#fibromyalgia has multivariant causes.
Therefore treatment needs to be multimodal. Reconstruction of muscle tone, reduction of obesity, ; greater amounts of restorative sleep essential. Aquatherapy is efficacious as exercise. Study the stories of those who have healed: s. Ingebretson, v. Lumley, anthony lewis, etc. (books on amazon). Stay away from support groups, seemingly replete with "trolls".
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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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. Laurence Badgley
For those not yet indoctrinated, "troll" is a word with negative connotations and bandied about in the chat room worlds to characterize e-commentators and denizens given to negative comments and conversation skewed towards shared suffering and misery; as best as I have been able to interpret these worlds so far.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exercise

Several medications can help take the edge off fibro pain.
However getting good sleep, dealing with daily life stressors, and establishing a good doet and exercise program is key.

In brief: Exercise

Several medications can help take the edge off fibro pain.
However getting good sleep, dealing with daily life stressors, and establishing a good doet and exercise program is key.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Integrative

A complete evaluation should be the first step to confirm the diagnosis.
A combination of diet, supplements, medications, stress reduction, and exercise. In addition massage, physical therapy and acupuncture can help. The key is an individualized program to address your specific issues. You should get help from a doctor who has a lot of experience treating fibromyalgia.

In brief: Integrative

A complete evaluation should be the first step to confirm the diagnosis.
A combination of diet, supplements, medications, stress reduction, and exercise. In addition massage, physical therapy and acupuncture can help. The key is an individualized program to address your specific issues. You should get help from a doctor who has a lot of experience treating fibromyalgia.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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