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Avatar m tn Pain killers, stress management, antidepressants form the mainstay of treatment in fibromyalgia. Are you on any antidepressants? Paxil, Loratab like any other antidepressant leads to weight gain. There are very few differences between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. There are only few differences like in CFS there is low-grade fever and sore throat, the onset of Fibromyalgia is traced to a physical or emotional trauma.
Avatar m tn It is a Rheumatologist who you must see for a fibromyalgia diagnosis and if positive,consequent treatment follows, prescribed normally by the Rheumatologist. There is no effective standard medical treatment for fibromyalgia other than symptom management, by the way. The suspected side-effects of the acupuncture cannot be attributed to the treatment itself, as it cannot be verified. Those " strange" side effects could be easily caused by stress alone.
Avatar m tn Physical therapies, relief from pain, exercise and massage form the mainstay of treatment in fibromyalgia. Antidepressants may be needed if there is associated depression. Hope it helps. Take care and good luck!
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Avatar n tn Hi I am assuming that you are talking about fibromyalgia which affects muscles and soft tissues of the body leading to chronic pain and fatigue. The treatment options are: Medications: • Analgesics : Acetaminophen, tramadol, NSAIDS etc • Antidepressants • Muscle relaxants. • Pregabalin Non Medication options: • Behavior therapy • Reduction of stress • Regular exercise • Healthy diet. You should consult your doctor about the medication and non medication options that are available for you.
646598 tn?1223708455 Has anyone tried Celexa or any other anti-depressants for their Fibromyalgia? I was told it was approved this past June, of 2008, for the "treatment" of Fibromyalgia. If so, did it help any?
1023657 tn?1251844941 Some options are - Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. These are the only three drugs approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Lyrica is an antiseizure medication, while Cymbalta and Savella are antidepressants. All three have been known to reduce the pain of fibromyalgia significantly.
Monster Many patients with fibromyalgia feel that their joints are swollen, although there is no visible inflammation of the joints (arthritis). ### FIBROMYALGIA TESTS — There are no specific laboratory or imaging tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia. Thus, the diagnosis is typically based upon a thorough patient history, a complete physical examination, and blood tests, which are used to exclude conditions with similar symptoms.
Avatar f tn Well i avent written much lately, jst avent been in the moad, but todays a better day and those are the days you gotta concentrate on. I dont think ill ever get used to this treatment , its dif every day, one day i got the headaches and achey legs the next i havent its crazy you jst dont know wot to expect.
Avatar f tn I need a tracker that covers fibromyalgia symptoms not just pain. Im going to see a specialist and need to keep track of where and when the pain is.
401095 tn?1351391770 Treatment of Fibromyalgia Alternative Medicine 5-HTP Combination Therapy for Fibromyalgia 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a supplement that is manufactured from the seeds of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia). 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is converted to the important neurotransmitter serotonin. 5- HTP is believed to raise the levels of serotonin. Serotonin plays a key role in insomnia and depression.
Avatar f tn Has any one here been on antidepressants while on methadone? Alot of drugs for fibro and arthritis are blocked by the methadone, so I am hoping the antidepressants could do their job while I treat for hep c. I am on 120 MG at this time, coming down from 160 in a year. Feedback welcome!
Avatar f tn (the only 2 pilsl doctros can prescribe are antidepressants and they dont really work because you cant fix depression just with antidepressants) Do you know that women are 9 times more likely to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia? Try exercising regularly and have a vegetable based diet. Paranoia, anxiety all exacerbate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Try doing breathing exercises. Ive just met with all these new techniques and they really do help, though it's a slow process...
Business woman3 Hello, Sometimes symptoms of fibromyalgia may flare up in pregnancy. At this time, no fibromyalgia medications are completely safe to use during pregnancy. In fact, doctors recommend that women with fibromyalgia go off of painkillers and antidepressants before they become pregnant. The safest treatments for pregnant women with fibromyalgia may include massage, exercise, yoga, meditation, and rest.
Avatar m tn So sorry you're in pain with no real answers. Even if you have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, it doesn't really make any difference to treatment, I'm on painkillers, gabapentin, antidepressants and soon to be on nortriptyline too. It's no fun being undiagnosed though. Hopefully someone else might have some other suggestions.
Avatar f tn Other antidepressants are also helpful, such as zoloft, and the treatment for both neuropathy and fibromyalgia is similar, and often, more than one medication is necessary to control the symptoms. Combinations of medications are not necessarily harmful if taken as prescribed, and if certain other things (such as excessive alcohol consumption) is consumed at the same time. Many people are on combinations similar to yours and find benefit without major side effects.
Avatar f tn I have had fibromyalgia for over 10 years now. I am on tramadol for pain and would love to get off of it. Can anyone tell me how I can do that without withdraw being so bad.
Avatar f tn Hi All, I have been having neuro probs for past few years, worse since April last year. Had two MRI's and one CT, no liesions so told it's not MS. Symtoms never fully gone and went back to Do's before Xmas but he wanted to put me on Antidepressants (not going to happen). Taken from work begining of Jan feeling very unwell and doc at hospital, who I had seen before, to me to go and see another doc. She has referred me to see a migraine specalist, 11th of March.
Avatar n tn Some experts feel Fibromyalgia may be an autoimmune disorder like hypothyroidism. An underactive thyroid is treated with thyroid replacement hormones such as Synthroid. Fibromyalgia has been treated with muscle relaxers such as Flexeril, antidepressants such as Cymbalta, and pain management like gabepentin (Lyrica).
222369 tn?1274474635 My cousin has asked me to research antidepressants for him. He's 60 or so days clean from opiates and is still having high-moderate anxiety and depression. I told him he may need an antidepressant to kick start his brain "so to speak". Your comments in a previous posts mentioned more immediate acting antidepressants. Are you referring to TCA's like Elavil, SSRI's, or MAOI's?