Fibromyalgia Medications

Medications may help you become more functional and reduce your level of distress. If all other forms of therapies fail, a trial of medications can be tried. There are many different types of medications that have been shown to help reduce the pain associated with fibromyalgia. This includes: muscle relaxants, benzodiazepines, and growth hormone therapy.

If you suffer from depression, which is estimated to affect as much as a third of all fibromyalgia sufferers, you may be prescribed antidepressants. Surprisingly, this type of fibromyalgia treatment can work to help ease your fibromyalgia symptoms.

Which Are The Best Fibromyalgia Medications?

Many fibromyalgia patients suffer from disordered sleeping. While there are natural ways to help improve your sleep, sometimes you need a bit of extra help. Although they are not recommended for regular use, sleeping pills can help you catch some shut eye once in awhile. A controversial drug that is sometimes prescribed for sleep problems in fibromyalgia suffers is GHB.

Although affective, the use of opiods is often met with disapproval by certain doctors. While controversial, it is a course of treatment that those with fibromyalgia may want to investigate to ease their fibromyalgia symptoms.

Over-the-counter medications have also been shown to be beneficial for some fibromyalgia patients. However, there are always new medicines being made available to help ease fibromylagia symptoms, so make it a habit to ask your health care provider about new medication developments every time you meet. Some medications you may want to keep your eye open for are Mirapex, Dextromethorphan, Kadian, Modafinil and Milnacipran, which are showing promising results in clinical trials.

Other new fibromyalgia medications which are demonstrating a lot of promise in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome are Ramelton (Rozerem) and Paroxetine, as is Gabapentin (Neurotonin) and Pregabalin.

No matter what type of medication you are taking, it is important to inform all of your prescribing doctors of all of your medications. Some medications can interact negatively and put you at risk for serious complications.

One such complication is serotonin syndrome, an illness that fibromyalgia sufferers may be at an increased risk of developing.

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cleverdv8tion
Fancycat, you can order lithium orotate on amazon.com. it is not RX only. Lithium carbonate is the RX stuff. however, if you are bipolar, you want the carbonate as it works in a better manner for that. The Mac....nortriptyline will have far fewer side effects than amitriptyline. in combo with pain killers, depending on which ones, will make you a bit sleepy, after about 3 weeks the sleepiness will get better. you can try taking the nortriptyline at night, and taking Provigil or nuvigil in the morning. talk to your dr about it. robing, there should be no issues with that combination. you can talk to your pharmacist (chemist depending on where you live) and they will pull up your profile in the computer and let you know. if you pick up all Rx at the same location this is helpful...issues will be flagged and you will be notified.
Lavonia59
Lyrica was the miracle worker for me. When it began to ease the pain after YEARS of suffering and trying every medication for treatment, this was my savior
Hyperchick
HI new to this site, I have been diagnosed as finally having Fibromyalgia after years of going back and forth to docs. The pain is bearable most days, but recently the pain in my breasts especially the left and under both arms is so uncomfortable. Heat seems to help but my pain killers of diclofenac and co drydomal don't seem to be helping at all. Is their any exercises I can do to help? I used to be keen on yoga, but have found that this type of exercise actually makes my fibro worse think I may over stretch too much. Any advice welcome
The Mac
i got perscribed sumthing called nortriptyline which funny enough i took as a kid for sleep. makes me tired but not too abd but i move to the 25 mgs in about a week in adddition to the pain killers i take am a little worried how tired it will make me as i got 2 kids
robing
robing I just started taking this drug today. I have had a total knee replacement that went wrong and then a revision was needed because the knee fell off!!!!! Anyway, I have a pain doctor handling my pain from my knee and the rods that are now in my leg bones. I am also taking dilaudid 4mg, plus a lot others. I take trazodone at night (have been for 15 years) I have 7 children (all grown) and 7 grandchildren so I also take Klonopin. Plus a blodd pressure and cholesteral pill. I fell almost human again because my pain level has gone down. Does anyone know or has anyone ever had any trouble with any of the drugs I am on along with the Lyria. I trust my doctor and do believe he is trying to help me but it does not hurt to ask someone who has been there, know what I mean. Any one who would like to pass on some first hand knowledge would be deeply appreciated. Thanks for your time. Robing