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American College of Rheumatology & National Fibromyalgia Association have a list of treatments used for Fibromyalgia today. How they can treat something they know so little about with such serious drugs is my question. I think we work harder on finding drugs to maintain our illness that working on finding the reason the body is in pain. Most drugs have proven ineffective so far and they are finding that .

First to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

– pregabalin – Lyrica  see article http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/452


– duloxetine Cymbalta see article http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/554

Third was

– milnacipran Savella

Other FM medications are currently in development, and may soon receive FDA approval to treat fibromyalgia.


– non-narcotic pain relievers (e.g. tramadol)

– low doses of antidepressants

– tricyclic antidepressants

– serotonin reuptake inhibitors

– benzodiazepines

– Lidocaine injections into the patient’s tender points also work well on localized areas of pain

– a regular program of gentle exercise and stretching, which helps maintain muscle tone and reduces pain and stiffness

– going to bed and getting up at the same time every day

– making sure that the sleeping environment is conducive to sleep (i.e. quiet, free from distractions, a comfortable room temperature, a supportive bed)

– avoiding caffeine, sugar, and alcohol before bed

– doing some type of light exercise during the day

– avoiding eating immediately before bedtime

– practicing relaxation exercises as you fall to sleep. When necessary, there are new sleep medications that can be prescribed, some of which can be especially helpful if the patient’s sleep is disturbed by restless legs or periodic limb movement disorder

– develop a program that provides emotional support and increases communication with family and friends

– many communities throughout the United States and abroad have organized fibromyalgia support groups. These groups often provide important information and have guest speakers who discuss subjects of particular interest to the FMComplementary therapies can be very beneficial. These include:

– physical therapy

– therapeutic massage

– myofascial release therapy

– water therapy

– light aerobics

– acupressure

– application of heat or cold

– yoga

– relaxation exercises

– breathing techniques

– aromatherapy

– cognitive therapy

– biofeedback

– herbs

– nutritional supplements

– osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation.