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Medications used for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Medications
There is no best or safest treatment for fibromyalgia.
It is hard to predict what will be helpful for each person.
In some people, a combination of medicines, may be more effective.


Here is a list of the types of medications most often used to treat fibromyalgia:

1. Analgesics: commonly called pain killers. They include aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), corticosteroid anti-inflammatories like prednisone and dexamethasone, opioids such as codeine, oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl and tramadol, a narcotic-like opiate agonist.
2. Anti-anxiety Medications
3. Antidepressants including including amitriptyline, fluoxetine and duloxetine.
4. Anti-convulsants including gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica)
5. Sleep Modifiers
6. Muscle Relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine.

Medications used for Fibromyalgia


In some people, a combination of medicines, may be more effective.

Medication is just one of options to treat fibromyalgia and many people find some relief from alternative treatments like massage, Ayurvedic Treatment, movement therapies (such as Pilates, the Feldenkrais method and yoga) homeopathy and acupuncture.

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4 comments:

  1. Wow you mean you are currntly taking all 6?

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  3. That picture accompanying your blog looks like my breakfast! lol...so many meds everyday! Luckily I've found a company that packages them up into little individual bubbles for daily use so I don't get confused about which ones I've taken or not during the day.

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