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What is the first-line therapy for fibromyalgia?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Fibromyalgia
The primary treatment for treating fibromyalgia is go to a knowledgeable doctor who can assess all the underlying causes of this disorder and repair these problems.
There is no simple solution and never will be. Fibromyalgia is a constellation of underlying disorders that leads to this pain syndrome.

In brief: Fibromyalgia
The primary treatment for treating fibromyalgia is go to a knowledgeable doctor who can assess all the underlying causes of this disorder and repair these problems.
There is no simple solution and never will be. Fibromyalgia is a constellation of underlying disorders that leads to this pain syndrome.
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Fibromyalgia
Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance.
Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/

In brief: Fibromyalgia
Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance.
Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: FDA meds
Orthodox medicine regards 3 FDA approved meds for FM. These non-opioid pain medications treat pain, but not cause of FM, which is officially "unknown".
FM causality known associated w/ femaleness, obesity, disease-related prolonged inactivity, mechanical injuries, & hypermobility. Perhaps these factors, in varying combinations, are the true cause of FM.

In brief: FDA meds
Orthodox medicine regards 3 FDA approved meds for FM. These non-opioid pain medications treat pain, but not cause of FM, which is officially "unknown".
FM causality known associated w/ femaleness, obesity, disease-related prolonged inactivity, mechanical injuries, & hypermobility. Perhaps these factors, in varying combinations, are the true cause of FM.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: No first line
Although there is no "one best thing" for every person, here are some interventions that i use.
Goals: improved sleep pattern, begin a gentle exercise program, review current dietary habits and change poor one, stop smoking, consider behavioral medicine approaches, yoga, use of certain medications and supplements and avoidance of narcotic medications which have been repeatedly shown not to work.

In brief: No first line
Although there is no "one best thing" for every person, here are some interventions that i use.
Goals: improved sleep pattern, begin a gentle exercise program, review current dietary habits and change poor one, stop smoking, consider behavioral medicine approaches, yoga, use of certain medications and supplements and avoidance of narcotic medications which have been repeatedly shown not to work.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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