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My friend has fibromyalgia. Is there a way anyone here can provide pain relief?
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: See specialist
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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). Have friend talk to their md.

In brief: See specialist
We can provide information only.
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). Have friend talk to their md.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Yes and no
If you mean can someone here prescribe pain meds you're out of luck, but i can help guide you to the right practitioners.
Fibromyalgia is a complex & poorly-understood disorder that many doctors know little about & treat inadequately. A good place to start is to read. Good books are figuring out fibromyalgia by ginevra liptan md & from fatigued to fantastic by jacob teitelbaum md. See my comments:.

In brief: Yes and no
If you mean can someone here prescribe pain meds you're out of luck, but i can help guide you to the right practitioners.
Fibromyalgia is a complex & poorly-understood disorder that many doctors know little about & treat inadequately. A good place to start is to read. Good books are figuring out fibromyalgia by ginevra liptan md & from fatigued to fantastic by jacob teitelbaum md. See my comments:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Many people with fibromyalgia have undiagnosed Lyme disease,which should be ruled out.Frequency specific microcurrent (www.frequencyspecific.com) often helps, as can good physical therapy/bodywork. Anti-inflammatory herbs like curcumin may help. I feel holistic approaches are helpful, so I advise seeing a physician Board-certified in Integrative Holistic medicine- see www.abihm.org/search-doctors
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