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Is there a better pain relief for fibromyalgia I take tramadol but only at night or if I have a bad flare up I exercise to try and ease the pain?
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Tramadol is a mild narcotic agent and is used for treating many different types of pain.
There are currently three drugs fda-approved for treatment of fibromyalgia: lyrica, cymbalta, & savella (milnacipran). Others used include neurontin, elavil, & effexor. They are not habit-forming like narcotics & are better for longterm use. Exercise is effective pain control & also keeps you functional. Cheaper too!

In brief: Several
Tramadol is a mild narcotic agent and is used for treating many different types of pain.
There are currently three drugs fda-approved for treatment of fibromyalgia: lyrica, cymbalta, & savella (milnacipran). Others used include neurontin, elavil, & effexor. They are not habit-forming like narcotics & are better for longterm use. Exercise is effective pain control & also keeps you functional. Cheaper too!
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. I. Jon Russell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Other options exist
Research has shown that tramadol can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] especially when combined with acetaminophen.
The United States food and drug administration [fda] has not evaluated tramadol as a treatment for fms. The fda has approved three other medications for fms treatment. All three are known to reduce fms pain, but individual responses can vary.

In brief: Other options exist
Research has shown that tramadol can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] especially when combined with acetaminophen.
The United States food and drug administration [fda] has not evaluated tramadol as a treatment for fms. The fda has approved three other medications for fms treatment. All three are known to reduce fms pain, but individual responses can vary.
Dr. I. Jon Russell
Dr. I. Jon Russell
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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There are manu good treatments.
Have you tried Cymbalta savella (milnacipran) or lyrica?

In brief: Yes
There are manu good treatments.
Have you tried Cymbalta savella (milnacipran) or lyrica?
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein
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