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Which prescription pain relievers can help to treat fibromyalgia?

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In most cases, opioid painkillers aren't recommended for fibromyalgia. They don't work, and they may even make the pain worse. But for serious cases, your doctor may prescribe tramadol (Ultram). Because tramadol can be addictive, you'll usually only take it for a short period of time. It can also lead to stomach pain, constipation, nausea, and trouble concentrating.

From: What Medicines Treat Fibromyalgia? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/7/2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Fibromyalgia," "Antidepressants: Another Weapon Against Chronic Pain."

FDA: "Living with Fibromyalgia, Drugs Approved to Manage Pain," "Medical Guide for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)."

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia Treatment."

Johns Hopkins Lupus Center: "Fibromyalgia Medications."

American College of Rheumatology: "Fibromyalgia."

Journal of the American Medical Association : "Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome With Antidepressants."

Medscape: "Fibromyalgia Medication."

Journal of Clinical Rheumatology : "Efficacy of Tramadol in Treatment of Pain of Fibromyalgia."

Pain Medicine : "The Effects of Tizanidine HCL (Zanaflex) in Patients With Fibromyalgia."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Fibromyalgia," "Antidepressants: Another Weapon Against Chronic Pain."

FDA: "Living with Fibromyalgia, Drugs Approved to Manage Pain," "Medical Guide for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)."

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia Treatment."

Johns Hopkins Lupus Center: "Fibromyalgia Medications."

American College of Rheumatology: "Fibromyalgia."

Journal of the American Medical Association : "Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome With Antidepressants."

Medscape: "Fibromyalgia Medication."

Journal of Clinical Rheumatology : "Efficacy of Tramadol in Treatment of Pain of Fibromyalgia."

Pain Medicine : "The Effects of Tizanidine HCL (Zanaflex) in Patients With Fibromyalgia."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

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