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Is there anything to help with flare ups of my fibromyalgia and pain?
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Studies support the benefits of exercise in reducing pain from fibromyalgia.
Other non medication options include but not limited to stress reduction, meditation, acupuncture. There are currently three drugs that are fda approved for the management of fibromyalgia: Pregabalin (lyrica), duloxetine (cymbalta), and milnacipran (savella). Other medications such as tramadol (ultram) may be helpful too.

In brief: Yes
Studies support the benefits of exercise in reducing pain from fibromyalgia.
Other non medication options include but not limited to stress reduction, meditation, acupuncture. There are currently three drugs that are fda approved for the management of fibromyalgia: Pregabalin (lyrica), duloxetine (cymbalta), and milnacipran (savella). Other medications such as tramadol (ultram) may be helpful too.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Leonard Pace
Recent studies have shown that TaiChi may be helpful as well. There are groups that practice this, see if there is one in your area.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain flare treatment
There are many treatments which can be tried for fibromyalgia flares other than prescriptive medications.
These include stress reduction techniques such as biofeedback or massage, water therapy, electrical stimulation (e.g. Tens unit), and over the counter analgesics.

In brief: Pain flare treatment
There are many treatments which can be tried for fibromyalgia flares other than prescriptive medications.
These include stress reduction techniques such as biofeedback or massage, water therapy, electrical stimulation (e.g. Tens unit), and over the counter analgesics.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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