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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Often fibromyalgia is a very ambiguous condition to treat but there are treatments available like savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta and other chronic pain medicines that help.
Check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis first.

In brief: Depends
Often fibromyalgia is a very ambiguous condition to treat but there are treatments available like savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta and other chronic pain medicines that help.
Check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis first.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep, exercise, med
One's doctor is the best person to ask individual advice, but in general fibromyalgia is treated by optimizing restful sleep, a graded exercise program, and medicines are an optino.
They act on pain centers and nerve tissue. Cognitive behavioral therapy can also be helpful.

In brief: Sleep, exercise, med
One's doctor is the best person to ask individual advice, but in general fibromyalgia is treated by optimizing restful sleep, a graded exercise program, and medicines are an optino.
They act on pain centers and nerve tissue. Cognitive behavioral therapy can also be helpful.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: OMM
Carefully-applied osteopathic manipulation, from the hands of a skilled do, can often be very effective for treating the pain of fibromyalgia, i suggest tracking down a do who uses omm to treat fibromyalgia and see what they can do for you.

In brief: OMM
Carefully-applied osteopathic manipulation, from the hands of a skilled do, can often be very effective for treating the pain of fibromyalgia, i suggest tracking down a do who uses omm to treat fibromyalgia and see what they can do for you.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain pills
? which meds approved for fibromyalgia (FM).
Only ones are non-opiate meds that treat one symptom - pain. Impossible to develop "FM med" since FM is "umbrella label" for collection of symptoms. FM label has array of causes (femaleness, childbirth, hypermobility, obesity, mechanical injuries, prolonged inactivity due to disease). Each patient's causal array requires customized therapeutic program.

In brief: Pain pills
? which meds approved for fibromyalgia (FM).
Only ones are non-opiate meds that treat one symptom - pain. Impossible to develop "FM med" since FM is "umbrella label" for collection of symptoms. FM label has array of causes (femaleness, childbirth, hypermobility, obesity, mechanical injuries, prolonged inactivity due to disease). Each patient's causal array requires customized therapeutic program.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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