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How is fibromyalgia typically treated?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: Pain pills

3 meds are FDA approved & are non-opiate pain pills.
None proven to improve sleep disorder, a sentinel FM symptom. Alternative therapies treat various FM causal factors: weight loss, improved muscle tone & mass via aquatherapy, improved sleep & pain control with cannabis, pelvic girdle stabilization with SIJ belt & Prolotherapy, & mindfulness therapy for depression.

In brief: Pain pills

3 meds are FDA approved & are non-opiate pain pills.
None proven to improve sleep disorder, a sentinel FM symptom. Alternative therapies treat various FM causal factors: weight loss, improved muscle tone & mass via aquatherapy, improved sleep & pain control with cannabis, pelvic girdle stabilization with SIJ belt & Prolotherapy, & mindfulness therapy for depression.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Big Question

The treatment is so broad there is really no room to answer. Usually involes multiple disciplinary treatment (pharmacological, manual/physical therapy, psychological, injection therapy).

In brief: Big Question

The treatment is so broad there is really no room to answer. Usually involes multiple disciplinary treatment (pharmacological, manual/physical therapy, psychological, injection therapy).
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine

In brief: Exercise, rest, meds

Most important is to gradually get into a regular exercise routine, also try to get enough sleep.
Medicines are optional and help reduce pain from modifying the brain neurotransmitters. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to work too - a form of psychotherapy.

In brief: Exercise, rest, meds

Most important is to gradually get into a regular exercise routine, also try to get enough sleep.
Medicines are optional and help reduce pain from modifying the brain neurotransmitters. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to work too - a form of psychotherapy.
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