What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia pain?
It depends what you can afford. I have a physiotherapist to put my muscles and joints back into place.
I go to acupuncture and crainiopathy as well, once a week (though after 12 sessions it goes to once a month. You should try that.
You must also reduce your stress levels, and don't do repetitive exercises for longer than 20 minutes. Also try to get yourself at least 8 hours sleep a night.
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Yes...Cymbalta is used for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain and diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain.
There are two medications currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of Fibromyalgia: Lyrica and Cymbalta. Because these are the only medications that are FDA approved for Fibromyalgia, they are the only ones that can marketed for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. However, many other drugs are prescribed "off-label" for the treatment of various Fibromyalgia symptoms.
There are only two medications that are FDA approved for the treatment of Fibromyalgia, however there are many others that are prescribed "off-label". The two FDA approved medications are Lyrica for the treatment of nerve pain and Cymbalta, which is an antidepressant and has also been shown to reduce Fibromyalgia pain. Other medications commonly used are Neurontin (which is a cousin of of Lyrica), other antidepressants, muscle relaxers, and other pain relievers.
Lyrica is not in the benzodiazepine family of medications. Lyrica is used for the treatment of nerve pain and fibromyalgia.
The symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome are basically the same: muscle pain, fatigue, anxiety, irritability and even Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Some believe that Myofascial Pain Syndrome is actually at the root of Fibromyalgia. Studies of Myofascial Release Therapy(MFR) on those with Fibromyalgia have backed up this idea with repeated studies showing that MFR greatly reduces Fibromyalgia symptoms and can have a positive impact up to six months after treatment has ended.
The symptom by symptom approach for treating fibromyalgia is trail and error depending on each persons pain.
Although osteoporosis does not typically cause pain as a symptom, both osteoporosis and fibromyalgia are individualized diseases with no cookbook approach to treatment or pain relief. What works well for one patient will not work on another patient. Rheumatologists sometimes work with fibromyalgia patients, and pain management specialists can be helpful for these patients too. Alternative treatments such as massage and acupuncture have also proven to be helpful to some patients.
When a GP suspects or diagnoses you with Fibromyalgia he will usually refer you to either a Rheumatologist or a Pain Specialist. They might run the test again to confirm the diagnosis and then a treatment plan will be discussed with you.
If anything, some antidepressants assist with reduction in pain. For example, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is FDA approved for the treatment of neuropathic pain conditions such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy, as well as fibromyalgia pain.
Lyrica is being prescribed for fibromyalgia. Lyrica acts on GABA neurotransmission in the body, like Neurontin - increasing a person's threshold for pain. It should be noted that while Lyrica is being promoted for fibromyalgia, the study performed on Lyrica for the treatment of fibromyalgia did not have overwhelming positive results. The numbers were just enough that they could claim it was helpful. The company still chose to market Lyrica for the treatment of FMS… Read More
There is no one best drug for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. There are many drugs used and the best drug for one person may not be the best drug for another. It is important to find a knowledgeable physician that can help you find the right drug combination to help you.
Excess weight can increase your Fibromyalgia pain, and can increase pain in general.
No, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain are not the same thing. Fibromyalgia is a condition of chronic pain. There are many other conditions of chronic pain such as arthritis, headaches, and lower back pain. Chronic pain can last days, weeks, months and even years.
Pregabalin goes by the brand name "Lyrica". It is similar to gabapentin or "neurontin" and is used for treatment of neuropathic pain, usually associated with fibromyalgia.
Just explain to your doctor about the pain and then slowly talk about how you think it is fibromyalgia.
do you get pain in your ankles from fibromyalgia -yes, all the time. I also have it in my back, legs, feet, arms, and I get migranes.
Yes, Fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain throughout the body. The pain can be both muscular and nerve based.
Probably some of the best groin pain treatment is the manipulation and massaging treatment. This might result in less damage than long treatment of steroids and anti-inflammatory medications.
fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis
No, there are currently no cures for fibromyalgia. Only ways to ease the pain.
Best treatment for this is bed rest and pain killers
Fibromyalgia does not directly impact the lungs. However, Fibromyalgia pain affects the entire body including the lungs. A common co-existing condition with Fibromyalgia is Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the ribs causing chest pain. This pain can make you feel like something is wrong with your lungs, or even like you are having a heart attack. If you have chest pain that comes on suddenly you should get checked out immediately.
Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose. It can be diagnosed if the patient reports having pain for at least three months and no other causes for the pain can be found.
There is a type of massage called Watsu that is done in the water that is very good for those with Fibromyalgia. You may also find that physical therapy done in the water or water aerobics can improve your symptoms.
Fibromaylagia is treatable, however it is not curable. Some of the options for treating Fibromyalgia include dietary changes, exercise, supplements and prescription medication. It is important that the patient find the best combination of treatment options for their individual situation.
chronic widespread pain, aching, and fatigue.
The first thing to determine is the cause of the rib pain. Sometimes it can be as simple as a muscle strain, which can be treatment with Ibruprofen and rest. If the pain continues, it's best to see your doctor.
Not necessarily. Fibromyalgia can affect any part of the body - with varying symptoms.
Some do find that marijuana is effective for treating some symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
There is no known cure for fibromyalgia. Therefore, the goal of treatment is successful symptom management. Treatment usually requires a combination of therapies, exercise, and lifestyle adjustments.
Pain is the key symptom of Fibromyalgia. The criteria for diagnoses of Fibromaylgia includes widespread pain in all four quadrants of the body. You may not have pain throughout your body at all times, and the pain may vary. There are 18 tender points that are checked during an exam to determine if you have Fibromyalgia. A diagnosis of Fibromyalgia requires that you have pain in 11 of the 18 tender points. If you have… Read More
Gabapentin is a medication that is commonly used in the treatment of Fibromyalgia. It is usually used in conjunction with another medications.
Fibromyalgia pain does not go away forever. It will wax and wane over time, and sometimes may seem to be gone completely.
As someone with both fibromyalgia and formerly chronic severe neck and shoulder pain, I can recommend that you see an experienced osteopath (a kind of medical doctor) who does hands-on treatment. After 15 years during which I thought the pain was inevitable as a part of fibromyalgia, an osteopath has taken away my neck-shoulder pain in three treatments, once a month. He said that a seemingly minor whiplash injury I had 16 years ago lay… Read More
I have found a natural product called SweetRelief that helps people with fibromyalgia. It can be bought on the internet.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
Fibromyalgia can cause pain and tire someone out mentally. Arthritis only causes pain due to inflammation. The problem is physicians don't really know what causes fibromyalgia, unlike arthiritis which is famously known. Fibromyalagia is harder to bear, so I think fibromyalgia is worse than arthiritis.
I have personally decreased my Fibromyalgia pain by changing my diet and lifestyle. I have removed processed foods, MSG & gluten from my diet. Making these changes have returned me to a quality of life very close to what I had prior to the illness and symptoms that lead to my Fibromyalgia diagnosis.
Lyrica is typically divided into two daily doses ranging between 150-450mg. You should consult your doctor to determine the right dosage for your treatment.
Fibromyalgia is a human condition. It is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain throughout the body. If your cat is exhibiting symptoms of chronic pain, you should take them to a veterinarian, to be examined.
Can I have fibromyalgia if I have almost all the symptoms but my pain isn't constant except for my severe headache I get pain that comes and goes?
It is possible that you could suffer from fibromyalgia. However, only a doctor can diagnose you.
In the US, most often people are diagnosed with fibromyalgia in middle age, and the prevalence of diagnoses tends to increase with age. http://www.myfibro.com/fibromyalgia-pain With things like fibromyalgia anyhting is possible though
What is the medical term meaning debilitating chronic syndrome of diffuse and or specific muscle joint or bone pain?
Fibromyalgia. Rheumatoid arthritis also involves joint pain, but is not a syndrome. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance.
Tramadol is a pain-killer often used to treat nerve related pain. It has been found to impact opioid receptors and also to increase seratonin, both of which can help decrease the pain of Fibromyalgia.
You didn't specify which drug but In June 2007, the FDA approved the first drug to treat fibromyalgia, Lyrica (pregabalin). In June 2008, the FDA approved the use of Cymbalta in for management of Fibromyalgia. However, doctors have prescribed (and continue to prescribe) a broad range of prescription and over-the-counter medications to treat this difficult condition, with varying levels of success. Most experts believe that medications play an important role in treating fibromyalgia, but that… Read More
Fibromyalgia can affect all areas of your body. It can cause pain, even in your teeth. However, it is not likely to cause other issues with your teeth. A common co-existing condition with Fibromyalgia is Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) which can cause extreme pain in your jaw and teeth. It is important that if you have any new or worsened pain that you have it checked out to ensure that the pain is not caused… Read More