Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Fibromyalgia Health Center

Select An Article

Fibromyalgia Treatments

Font Size

Can Alternative Treatments Help Fibromyalgia? continued...

In addition, people with fibromyalgia often wonder if medical marijuana, which can be prescribed by physicians in some states, can help their chronic pain and fatigue. While medical marijuana doesn’t cure diseases like fibromyalgia, some pain experts say it may work against pain, help people sleep better, and improve mood. Other pain specialists see no role for medical marijuana in pain management and express concern that people don’t know what they’re getting when they buy it."

Talk to your doctor before trying any alternative or complementary treatments.

To learn more about alternative treatments for fibromyalgia, see WebMD’s Fibromyalgia and Alternative Treatment.

Also see WebMD’s Fibromyalgia and Medical Marijuana.

What Is the Long-Term Outlook for People With Fibromyalgia?

As with many conditions, people with fibromyalgia often have good days and bad. With proper fibromyalgia treatment, including regular exercise, most people have good symptom relief. However, typically the pain will come back, especially when life is stressful. Over time, you will learn what helps you work through these painful episodes and how to help prevent them.

People who continue to stay active socially as well as physically, despite their pain, end up doing best.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on November 11, 2014
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

instructor training woman with dumbbells
Can it help your fibromyalgia flare-ups?
woman painting
It’s hard, but we’ve got tips.
woman at desk rubbing shoulder
Tips to modify your workspace is one step.
Woman rubbing her upper back
Get treatment options and coping skills.
Fatigue or Something More
Woman with stressed, fatigue
woman in pain
woman eating apple
Sex Advice for Single Women
Your Symptoms
Uncomfortable mature woman