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What should you know about fibromyalgia treatments?

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When it comes to fibromyalgia treatments, there are drugs, alternative remedies, and lifestyle habits that may help decrease pain and improve sleep. Your fibromyalgia specialist may prescribe pain medication or antidepressants to help treat the pain, fatigue, depression, and anxiety that comes with the disease. In addition, your doctor may recommend physical therapy, moist heat, regular aerobic exercise, relaxation, and stress reduction to help you self-manage your symptoms.

There is no one magic pill that treats or cures fibromyalgia. A multidisciplinary approach that uses both medication and alternative or lifestyle strategies seems to work best to treat fibromyalgia symptoms.

From: Fibromyalgia Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Fibromyalgia Network: "Treatment Studies." Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fast Facts about Fibromyalgia." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.



The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 16, 2017

SOURCES: Fibromyalgia Network: "Treatment Studies." Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fast Facts about Fibromyalgia." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.



The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 16, 2017

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