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Fibromyalgia medications list

Fibromyalgia treatments
It's difficult to know what medications work for fibromyalgia when everyone may have different symptoms. Often it is a case of trial and error and working with your doctor to find out what helps reduce your symptoms.
Here we have compiled a list of medications reviewed by people with Fibro (not by drug companies) though it is always wise to read the side effects that are provided by the manufacturer whenever starting a new medication.
We hope you find these reviews helpful. 

21 comments:

  1. Great idea as always :0) x

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  2. Thanks Jools, glad you joined in and added the information on Amytriptiline for Fibromyalgia.

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  3. Worthy webpage...vital and admirable

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment Kamalesh. I love to hear from you.

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  4. This is a very nice and informative post about fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is the cause of serious tiredness and pain in the muscles. Thanks for sharing this post. Best fibromyalgia treatment

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  5. I feel like I'm dying a little bit every day.im taking cymbalta which has helped with the severe burning pain that radiates thru my whole body. The fatigue is chronic. I'm trying not to go on opiates but don't know how to avoid it. I can't take the pain anymore. I'm a bartender. I work 50-60 hr weeks. I went off opiates years ago. What are my other options. Dkn how much more I can take ��

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    1. Camala, so sorry that you are going through this. Please talk to your doctor and get some extra help. Burning pain can often be a way that people describe neuropathic pain. maybe you would get the support that you need by seeing a pain specialist or attending a pain clinic. These are the things that have helped me.

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    1. Most doctors agree that meds should be part of your fibromyalgia treatment so no shame in needing them. Thanks for sharing Deborah.

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  7. What about lidocaine injections. They help me not get rid of the pain but temporarily relieve it so i can take breather and I have found some coping strategiez that work for me. Like positive attitude. Moving and not staying still all the time. And learn how to only do what you can...when you can.

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    1. Some great advice thanks Sandra. It's great that the lidocaine injections worked for you. I have never been offered these. Since reading your comment I have been doing some research into it and found one 2014 study with 62 women with fibromyalgia. Each woman received four injections: two in certain muscles in their shoulders and two more in their buttocks. Some of the women received lidocaine injections, while a "control group" received saline injections. Compared to "dummy" saline injections, the lidocaine significantly eased the women's sensitivity to pain, according to the study published recently in the European Journal of Pain. Great news! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  8. How do you keep working this is terrible and other than being diagnosed by a specialist i have gotten no help

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    1. This is what happened to me... diagnosed by an endocrinologist who basically said you have fibromyalgia, just keep exercising and sent me on my way. This is why I started a private fibromyalgia group so we can help each other. I hope you read this and join our free group called FIBRO CONNECT on facebook. You can apply and check it out here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1953366574685173/

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  9. Hi I'm in Australia. I have fybromalagia and dercums disease. Dercums disease is a rare disease that continues to grow very painful tumours. My whole life has changed so much. I'm on pregabalin and trying to find something else to help with the extreme pain of both conditions. Not much help and support here unfortunately

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    1. I live in Australia and found a Pain clinic program at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney very helpful. it was not specific to fibromyalgia but explained all the pain meds and we did tai chi, meditation, CBT and talked and helped each other. It was run by physiotheraists. You may be able to find a similar program in a hospital or Pain clinic near you.

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  10. Are there any that help and don't make you feel like a zombie?

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  11. I have fibromyalgia, IC, I have so much pain I take lyrica, dapoxetine, the pain hurts so bad, I'm a mom, a grandma, I can even hug anyone without pain, I can't sleep or eat, any help

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    1. Sorry you are having such bad pain even when on these meds. Sometimes it's time to change what we are doing. This is what Blogger Barb has to say "Managing long-term pain is never an easy thing. Sometimes the things that helped in the beginning no longer offer you the same results as before. Or, perhaps the method that you are using right now does not feel right anymore. The good news is that there are other things that you can try if you are willing to give new things a go. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you can try if it’s time to change up how you manage the pain." Her suggestions for what to try are here https://backpainbloguk.com/2021/12/01/is-it-time-to-change-how-you-manage-your-pain/

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  12. I have fibro and Ic I take the normal meds but the pain and the not able to eat,or sleep sucks, I'm a mom, a grandma I can't even hold my grandbabies.

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  13. Since my last post I had an accident involving the back end of a transport and the front end of my car. I had a broken sternum but because of the amount of pain I am normally in, I didn't even know it was broken until 3 months later when I had a chest xray. So I think we are all in agreement the pain level we have is pretty massive. BUT things can and in my case do find ways to escalate. My pains now are even higher and I have a hard time to take in full breaths without pain. The next new issue which is undiagnosed so far is central nervous system related! So I am not going to complain anymore...I will just be grateful if things stay the same or get a bit better. And lastly, the lidocaine injections I was getting every other week for the past 7 years have stopped working fir me so I will be looking into radio frequency ablation therapy and if that fails my pain doctor will send me on to someone to get a prescription for CBD gummies or oils or something without the THC so it won't be addictive! I know a few people with MS who usethis now for pain. Might be a last resort but if it is needed I will give it a try! What do you people think?

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    1. Wow, Sandra, this is a lot to take in as you certainly have been through so much this year. Sorry to hear the pain injections are no longer working. You were the one who introduced me to them and now a new therapy for fibromyalgia that I haven't heard of called radio frequency ablation therapy. Thanks so much for sharing here. I hope it helps others to learn of new treatment suggestions for fibro. I hope it helps you. As far as CBD I have heard many good reports in our fibro facebook group about it helping reduce pain and help with getting a better nights sleep. I know that Nikki has written a few articles about CBD oil that you may find of interest - https://brainlessblogger.net/?s=cbd+oil

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