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How is fibromyalgia treated?

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Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe pain relievers, antidepressants, muscle relaxers, and drugs that help you sleep.

The three drugs approved specifically for fibromyalgia pain are:

Over-the-counter painkillers may also help. That said, stronger medicines like opioids tend not to work well in the long run, and you could become dependent on them.

  • Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
  • Milnacipran (Savella)
  • Pregabalin (Lyrica)

From: What Is Fibromyalgia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Is It?"

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fast Facts About Fibromyalgia."

McIlwain, H. Holt, 2007. The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Behm, F. , 2012. BMC Clinical Pathology

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 26, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Is It?"

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fast Facts About Fibromyalgia."

McIlwain, H. Holt, 2007. The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Behm, F. , 2012. BMC Clinical Pathology

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 26, 2017

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