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How can I help care for my 21 yr old daughter who was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Treatment
Encourage her to start multimodal treatment (non-opioid meds, pt and exercise, behavioral counseling, pain psychology eval and treatment) and avoid taking narcotics.

In brief: Treatment
Encourage her to start multimodal treatment (non-opioid meds, pt and exercise, behavioral counseling, pain psychology eval and treatment) and avoid taking narcotics.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Instill hope
Persons newly diagnosed with #fibromyalgia advised to avoid internet support groups; many have non-obvious pharma financial underpinnings ; agendas.
Coaches at these sites oft foster self-pity ; shibboleth that "misery loves company". Recommend sites that focus on healing ; natural therapies. Aquatherapy ; books by doctors ; persons who have seen healing advised - valerie lumley ; sue ingebretsen.

In brief: Instill hope
Persons newly diagnosed with #fibromyalgia advised to avoid internet support groups; many have non-obvious pharma financial underpinnings ; agendas.
Coaches at these sites oft foster self-pity ; shibboleth that "misery loves company". Recommend sites that focus on healing ; natural therapies. Aquatherapy ; books by doctors ; persons who have seen healing advised - valerie lumley ; sue ingebretsen.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Amazon has several books about natural and non-toxic therapies for fibromyalgia.
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. James Schaller
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: WIDE TESTING
Current pharmaceutical run medicine has only band-aids for fm. Some do help, and I have been helped doing some such studies.
Fm docs admit they have no real cause. So let me suggest some ideas that give us good results, and toss the fm booklet away. Labs no one gets--get: vitamin d, msh, vip, vegf, ecp, tnf-a, cd57/8, free dht, c4a ria, il-6, il-1b, ebv, myco pneumo. All show cause-indirectly.

In brief: WIDE TESTING
Current pharmaceutical run medicine has only band-aids for fm. Some do help, and I have been helped doing some such studies.
Fm docs admit they have no real cause. So let me suggest some ideas that give us good results, and toss the fm booklet away. Labs no one gets--get: vitamin d, msh, vip, vegf, ecp, tnf-a, cd57/8, free dht, c4a ria, il-6, il-1b, ebv, myco pneumo. All show cause-indirectly.
Dr. James Schaller
Dr. James Schaller
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Caution
Caution: persons with fibromyalgia can lead full productive lives.
No one should develop a relationship of being "cared for" as this leads to a dowward spiral of dependency and depression. You can provide emotional support, resources, and understanding but not pity. Good nutrition, exercise, and sometimes medication can help. At her age, the focus needs to be on continuing her life plans.

In brief: Caution
Caution: persons with fibromyalgia can lead full productive lives.
No one should develop a relationship of being "cared for" as this leads to a dowward spiral of dependency and depression. You can provide emotional support, resources, and understanding but not pity. Good nutrition, exercise, and sometimes medication can help. At her age, the focus needs to be on continuing her life plans.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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